Space Engineers is a sandbox game about engineering, construction, exploration and survival in space and on planets. Players build space ships, space station …
About The Game
Space Engineers is a sandbox game about engineering, construction, exploration and survival in space and on planets. Players build space ships, space stations, planetary outposts of various sizes and uses (civil and military), pilot ships and travel through space to explore planets and gather resources to survive. Featuring both creative and survival modes,
I was looking for a game that would give me some of the feels I got from playing Factorio. I picked Space Engineers up, and spent a hundred hours on it in a couple of weeks. It’s a deeply engaging experience.
I recommend playing the “Star System” mode, and to start with the planetary lander. You start in a ship, flying in the atmosphere of a planet, which you can’t leave (because the ship only has atmospheric thrusters, which only work when an atmosphere exists), but you can fly around until you find the perfect landing spot. Once you get there, start scraping your ship to collect material to establish your first base.
From there, the world’s your oister. Expand the base, make mining vehicles, explore the planet, set up outposts, … And when you feel ready, make a rocket, and take off for the stars. If you’re lucky, your rocket will be powerful enough for you to leave the planet’s gravity well, and you’ll be ready to make your first space station!
Then of course, you will need a new space mining ship, a shuttle to get back and forth from planets and moons, a mothership to store your stuff and your ships, something to defend against pirates, … And I haven’t talked about the multiplayer yet. Just writing this review makes me want to play some more.
- OS: Microsoft Windows 7 (latest SP) 64-bit
- Processor: Intel i5 @ 3.0 GHz or higher (or AMD equivalent)
- Memory: 8 GB RAM
- Graphics: Geforce 750/Radeon R9 270X or higher
- DirectX: Version 11
- Storage: 25 GB available space