Oxygen Not Included

Last Updated on by Samuel Franklin

Good
  • Great management elements – Wonderful animation and setting
Bad
  • Finite resources gives every game an end
8.5

Oxygen Not Included challenges you with space colony simulation across varied procedural generated worlds. With food, warmth and even oxygen as your resources under constant threat you’ll need to guide your colonists to survive.

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Every detail of your colony is in the hands of the player and more so than most simulation games. While colonists will listen to your commands as you send them adventuring for resources from the rocks and minerals that surround you players will also be given advanced control over plumbing and power systems to perfectly optimise their settlement.

For those that optimise well you’ll be given better efficiency and make your colonists even safer from perishing. Uniquely power has a number of ways of being generated from your colonists running on hamster like wheels to more traditional sources such as coal or gas.

Further control is provided to players over the psychological elements of their colonists which is important as they can lash out in unique ways should the stress of survival become to much. This psychological management is managed through the likes of of leisure activities, appropriate accommodation and higher quality food.

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All of the above are managed through the technology tree of the game with further progression unlocking more optimal and efficient means of surviving. A key part of this progress is also recycling of waste into useful materials which results in automated like systems to keep your space colony thriving. Individual colonists also improve their skills overtime giving them proficiency at certain tasks which they will complete over their less skilled counterparts.

With the randomised levels to conquer issuing orders to your colonists never gets old, despite its current Early Access title the game is extremely playable already and will only gain further depth as time goes on.

Summary:

  • Manage your own space colony.
  • Balance oxygen, temperature and food.
  • Overcome procedurally generated game worlds.
  • Develop new technology and increase the skills of your colonists.
  • Design advanced systems for waste and power management.

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Review Platform: PC

This review was first published on January 15, 2018. It may have been updated since to reflect new information, platform releases, links and videos as at the updated date at the top of this page. Review scores are not changed as part of this update process, to learn more read our update policy.


Written by
Samuel Franklin
Samuel Franklin is the founder and lead editor of the Games Finder team. He has worked in the gaming industry since 2008 publishing content on the likes of YouTube, GameSkinny, Hubpages and other media outlets as a guest author. He has over 3 million views on his YouTube channel, SeelyonGaming.

Samuel actively enjoys video games across all genres and platforms, watching the trends of the gaming industry and following the independent development scene in particular. Games Finder is also a Steam Curator and featured in the aggregate review data of MobyGames and Neoseeker.

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