7 Best Games Like Rimworld

Ludeon Studios as been working very hard on Rimworld for some time now. The game has actually stayed with early access for years now, and so, you may think to yourself that this game has a terrible future. On the contrary, Rimworld is alive and well and has a bright future. That’s partially thanks to the community around it, with plenty of modders and add-ons that will keep this game alive and well for a long time. But eventually you may grow tired of Rimworld and decide that you desire something new.

Are there games like Rimworld out there? Plenty. Follow along below, as we have put together a list of games that may interest you if you liked Rimworld. So without further ado, here they are:

Judgment: Apocalypse Survival

Despite the daunting name, Judgment is a rather unique and enjoyable title, putting the player into the middle of the apocalypse. You discover several survivors, and you work out a plan to build a fort away from the madness, in an attempt to escape the demons.

You must continue a research towards keeping you, and your people, safe and hidden from the demons; however, beware of your own prosperity in this world — if you should become so large that you should not be able to stay hidden, you will quickly be found and punished by the demons.

Buy it now: Steam

Dwarf Fortress

The complexity of this title is extreme; however, if understood, this game can be one that you will look on fondly for some time. Manage the life of your people carefully and you may just find that Dwarf Fortress is a lot more than just a complicated game. With all the guides and advice you can find on the internet, you should not have a problem.

Dwarf Fortress allows you to construct and build Dwarf fortresses, for which your dwarven people will survive, and prosper. Much like rimworld, and several other titles in this list, you should be clever about how you manage and use your resources. Build into the depths of the earth, crafting and constructing a massive citadel that will overshadow any other fortress.

Get it now: Dwarf Fortress

Oxygen Not Included

Oxygen Not Included is actually extremely similar to Rimworld. Oxygen Not included comes in from a different perspective; however, the premise is essentially the same. Like Rimworld, Oxygen Not Included puts the player in full control of their colony. Trapped on a foreign world, you must ensure that your colony survives and prospers.

Ensure that you use logic when building your base, as there are many variables to take into account, and disease is just one of them. The difficulty of this game may be off putting, but the design and thought that went into this wonderful game is something that can easily be appreciated. Oxygen Not Included provides you with the wonderful opportunity to enjoy to manage a new colony to an all too great degree.

Buy it now: Steam

Starship Theory

With a unique concept and enjoyable mechanics, you may find that Starship Theory brings a very entertaining turn to the sci-fi genre. Traveling through the overwhelmingly vast darkness of space, you must continue to survive and escape the terrors of the universe.

You’ll also have to constantly build and upgrade your ship to take on new threats. As you travel, be sure to collect resources through the mining of asteroids via a mining laser. With a UI that offers a large amount of options, you may begin with a bit of confusion, but as you continue through the game you should quickly grasp and understand Starship Theory.

Buy it now: Steam

Civitatem

In Civitatem, you village has been raided, and anything of use has been put to the torch. With no other hope for survival, and no hope of returning, you and the survivors travel far east, intent on rebuilding your lost home. Civitatem brings a medieval style city building sim that allows you to design and create your own city for which to survive.

Manage resources and ensure that you and your people stock enough food to last the winter, for grain will not grow in the winter, neither will you find many animals wandering about in the cold. Being put into an omniscient position similar to Rimworld, you do get a physical avatar unlike Rimworld. While still being developed, Civitatem does look promising.

Buy it now: Steam

Gnomoria

Gnomoria is another sandbox village management game. You’re tasked with helping lead a small group of gnomes to find shelter, create a village, and eventually thrive into a bustling kingdom. The game is truly sandbox, because anything you see can be broken down and rebuilt elsewhere — the sky is the limit.

You’ll be able to do a lot to customize your own kingdom — you can craft items, build structures, set traps, and dig deep underground in search of precious resources to help your gnomes survive the harsh world. But be weary — you’ll also have to defend your kingdom against invading enemies.

Gnomoria is a procedurally generated world, so every new map is different — they aren’t the same. Graphics aren’t super detailed, as they have more of a retro style to it.

Buy it now: Steam

StarSector

StarSector is another worth looking at. Launched in 2018, this space simulator game is an open-world, single-player space-combat, roleplaying, exploration, and economic game. You will take on the role of a space captain seeking fortune and glory — how you achieve those means is all up to you.

The game is still in-development, so it’s certainly not all finished. You can still play it in the meantime. Right now, these are some of the major features that are available:

  • Pilot your ship in top-down 2D combat
  • Command your fleet in tactical battles
  • Gain experience to level up your skills
  • Detailed space combat mechanics
  • Customize your ship’s loadout before battle
  • Hire officers to give skill bonuses, pilot auxiliary ships, and oversee your operations
  • Explore war-torn star systems
  • Exploit events to trade goods for profit
  • Win the favor or scorn of powerful factions
  • Discover new worlds and salvage lost derelicts

There’s a lot to it already, plenty to keep your busy — but expect more updates down the pipeline that make the game even more fun.

Buy it now: StarSector

Verdict

Rimworld is by no means dead, and it is obviously not dying, as there are plenty of games out there that have been inspired by Rimworld to create something fantastic, as you can see. We’ve shown you some of our favorites, but do you have favorite games like Rimworld? Sound off in the comments section below.