Satisfactory on Steam
Satisfactory is a first-person open-world factory building game with a dash of exploration and combat. Play alone or with friends, explore an alien planet, create multi-story factories, and enter conveyor belt heaven!
I’ve played about 15 hours of this world building game and while I’m no where near done with it, I have enough of a feel for the game to give it a strong recommendation with some very slight caveats. I got the game as a part of the Humble Bundle for Ukraine, which was only $40 for a large list of games, including Back4Blood, so the price was right when I got it, normal MSRP for the game is something like $30 right now, which is a bit too rich for me and my admittedly minor interest in builder games.
The game itself is exceptionally strong, with strong motivators to keep you moving towards an actual goal. This is something that I’ve long struggled with other ‘builder’ type of games, where after a certain point I just wonder what the point of all the digital creation is and why I should care at all about it. It runs amazingly smooth at 4k on my gaming laptop, which is notable because of how much movement and action is happening on the screen at all times when you’re in the middle of your massive factory.
The exploration part of the game is fun as well, with the above mentioned caveat that the game itself is still “Early Access” after 5 years of developement, and the exploration portion of the game is the least filled out. There’s a ton of creepy caves to explore, artifacts to find, and local creatures to either gawk at or fight.
I look forward to another 15 or 30 hours in the game!