Space Engineers Review

By Webb Slifka 

Space Engineers is the one game that allows you to express what your vision of a starship would look like. Whether you want to build a top-of-the-line cargo ship that will get you from point A to B with zero flaw or create an ultra-powerful warship to make others bow before your superior engineering abilities, Space Engineers allows you to show off what you are capable of once you learn the fundamentals. I have spent many hours on this game with my friends and I can say with confidence: Space Engineers is an amazing game with interactive and fun mechanics. But I am getting ahead of myself, so how is the game from a casual gamer’s viewpoint? 

The game is very laid back most of the time. The game can get boring if you are alone, but it gets more interesting with friends. The game features a creative and survival mode for people who either want to express their creativity or people who want a challenge with what limited resources they are provided. The game also provides custom modes called “Scenarios” where anything can happen; like building vehicles to race or surviving on a frozen moon with dangerous robots. Space Engineers offers endless opportunities with endless ways to go about it. 

The game also supports (a modding platform where the community can create their own features and additions to the game). I was amazed to find out that is also supported on consoles, which is a huge thing for any console player. I am amazed with how far Space Engineers came for being a small community. 

I would like to share a story about me when I started playing Space Engineers. When I loaded into the game for the first time, I was immediately confused by some of the menu’s content. However, I found the tutorial and began learning the basics of Space Engineers. Whilst the tutorial helped me grasp a basic understanding of the game, I was still confused with the core purpose of the game. Even though I played the creative mode a bunch, I could not fully understand what I was doing and decided to stop playing for a while. Fast Forward about a couple of years later I met another person who says they played Space Engineers a lot. We will call him Sterling. He asked me if I wanted to play Space Engineers. Figuring that I could learn the game better, I joined Sterling, and he taught me everything that I needed to know. Fast forward again a year later, I have gained my skills in designing ships and vehicles for clients on servers. Thanks to Sterling, I can play Space Engineers better than ever. 

I believe I have said enough. Overall, I rate the game an 8 out of 10 and I would recommend this game to my friends who would want to play a game that is like Minecraft but in space. Next time, I will talk about Deep Rock Galactic. 

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