Blockland is a multiplayer focused experience that offers a large number of custom developed game worlds created by the community to be explored and interacted with. With a clearly Lego inspired feel to the gameplay and steadily growing community of over 50,000 users you’ll find all sorts of Blockland creations suitable to your own tastes.
In Blockland you can choose to focus on creating your own worlds out of these toy Lego style blocks in single player or take to the multiplayer servers which feature a wide variety of block based games from FPS to racing and even role playing that have been designed and built by the community for others.
The game also has a fun physics engine under its hood so destroying creations or games based around explosions (such as a rocket launcher in a FPS game) not only look impressive but is also available out of the box.
Blocks that you place have near unlimited potential especially when compared to similar games although this is likely driven by the paid price tag that comes attached to Blockland rather than the free to play alternatives. This potential allows blocks in the game world can be heavily modified to change lighting, colour, shape and other attributes to create unique interactions and possibilities.
For example players can either turn these blocks into epic monuments by themselves or create multiplayer environments by adding bots and simple scripts to their creations that allow more varied sandbox experiences. If you aren’t personally creatively minded though don’t worry as the community is always creating new experiences so you can simply spend your time enjoying the amazing work that has been put together by others within the community which may even generate some ideas for your own Blockland creations.
Given Blockland is a free title there is some barrier to entry though which at times has harmed the growth of Blockland. However, a free to play demo is available so there is no need to commit to purchasing the game without getting a taste for the experience first and allows easy comparison to some of the free to play sandbox titles on the market such as Roblox. While the demo is not without its own limitations it is still enough to make a purchase decision, even including some preloaded saves to help you explore the potential of Blockland that can be achieved.
- Lego style building game that allows you to create and customise your own block world.
- Single player and multi-player options offer varied experiences.
- Large number of community created game modes (racing, FPS and RPG) to play.
- Demo available to explore the basics of Blockland.
- A game with a long history of community involvement starting in 2004 and existing in various forms.
Review Platform: PC