Space Engineers is a sandbox game about engineering, construction and maintenance of space works. Players build space ships and space stations of various sizes and utilization (civil and military), pilot ships and perform asteroid mining. Space Engineers utilizes a realistic volumetric-based physics engine: all objects can be assembled, disassembled, damaged and destroyed. The game comes with two game modes: creative and survival. Space Engineers is still in development and is available on Early Access. Everything in the game is subject to change.
Space Engineers is game in Alpha state, but offers more hours of entertainment than many released games.
It's space sandbox where you can build, fly and crash ships. Building is very intuitive and feature various blocks, including reactors, cockpits, gyro, thrusts, turrets, armors, interiors and many other blocks. In latest update motor block has been added which allows many new designs.
Flying performance depends on design, especially reactor, thrusts and gyro placement. Crashes looks awesome, when you hit another ship you can expect realistic results. Metal parts are deformed, many sharp pieces are in visible.
The development team is community friendly, they fix bugs very quickly, listen to community and release usually weekly updates. Each update contain lots of new features!
Now there's 64-bit version, which allows you to build huge structures, limited only by your computer`s RAM.
Multiplayer and survival is planned for future, the developer is releasing first survival updates now. And this all for 15 bucks?
10 out of 10!
Space engineers is a great game even though it does have its ups and down I really enjoy it with the destruction physics to unlimited building. Something even better is exploration mode is comming soon! This will add procedural generated asteroids and community made ships into the game to explore. It's a great game that you should try.
I now have over 2000 hours playing this game. I have had to start over many times, either because of griefers from other servers or my own desire to start again, I still keep coming back. Still in alpha, the game is updated every and I mean EVERY Thursday!
Recent bug fix updates have improved the game greatly and the modding community have put so much of their own fantastic work into the game.
I have been calling this game the "Minecraft" of the new era. Only with to times the graphics and it's is in space! What more could you ask for!