Farworld Pioneers Review (PlayStation 5)


For this Farworld Pioneers Review, where we explore an open world, sci-fi sandbox – in PVP, PVE, and co-op. Build and manage colonies on alien planets, and recruit AI survivors with unique personalities and skills. Craft, build, mine, farm, or get your electric death rifle and say hello to your neighbors.

Farworld Pioneers Review Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • 316.1MB download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • You get the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation 5 versions of the game.
  • Graphics settings – bloom and fog.
  • Show the temperature in the Fahrenheit option.
  • Multiplayer and single-player modes.
  • World creation settings – seed can be typed in or randomized. Starting tips on/off option.
  • Character creator – male/female, shirt, pants, hat, skin color, and hairstyle. (randomize choice)
  • Tutorial pop-ups (optional) with a checklist for doing the actions.
  • Action survival gameplay.
  • Takes a lot of inspiration from Terraria.
  • 2D side on view.
  • Button inputs show on the screen.
  • The peaceful mode can be turned on and off.
  • Save and quit option.
  • Colonists are people you can recruit and these guys will build, craft, and harvest for you.
  • Two ways the cursor works – free form or click to blocks.
  • The map fills in as you play.
  • You can ask your colonists for help or guidance on what needs doing.
  • Rolling activity feed to show what you have done, collected, and any colonist’s activities.
  • Crashed ship pod has some starting resources.
  • Text pop-up of collected items/resources/materials.
  • Can grab and climb ledges.
  • Play how you want.
  • Weapons vary from melee to guns and ranged.
  • Does the traditional upgrade path of going from wood to stone to metal etc.
  • Workbench allows you to craft and look at collected/found blueprint ingredients.
  • Familiar easy-to-learn controls.
  • Can freely build what you want.
  • Watch the plants and trees grow.
  • Uses a hack-and-slash style of combat.
  • Day and night cycle.
  • Food and hunger bars.
  • Big boss-like encounters.
  • Enemies can show up whenever but are more prominent at night.
  • A game world supports up to 32 players.
  • You can build a spaceship and fly to other planets.
  • Every planet is unique.
  • Hack and slash combat.
  • Can get a lot of the mundane tasks automated.
  • Is a game that combines a game like Terraria with a game like Starbound.
  • The research allows more in-depth crafting options.
  • Place buildings/structures with the right stick.
  • A very deep addictive title.

Farworld Pioneers Review Cons:

  • Cannot rebind controls.
  • Images are small in the character creator making it hard to see what it is.
  • Takes some getting used to the controls.
  • The tutorial is very basic.
  • Navigating and understanding the vast swath of menus is daunting.
  • So much to take in.
  • No local multiplayer support.
  • Takes a while to get going.

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Farworld Pioneers:

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Developer: Igloosoft

Publisher: Tinybuild Games

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  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!