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PS5 Game Review

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My Time at Sandrock


Format: PS5
Publisher: DMM Games / Pathea Games / PM Studios, Inc.
Developer: Pathea Games
RRP: £29.99 - £39.99 (Deluxe Edition)
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Age Restrictions: 7+
Release Date: 02 November 2023

Travel to the desert community of Sandrock and take on the role of a fledgling Builder. Use your trusty toolset to gather resources, construct machines, and turn your run-down workshop into a well-oiled production facility to save the town from the jaws of economic ruin. The fate of the world rests in your hands. Rebuild the community, battle monsters, uncover lost technology, romance townsfolk, and relax with mini-games and crafting...

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Explore a post-apocalyptic world

My Time at Sandrock takes place in a wholesome post-apocalyptic world 300 years after the Day of Calamity destroyed most modern technologies. After accepting a job offer to become Sandrock’s newest Builder, you’ll arrive in the wild and rugged city-state, where it’s up to you and your trusty tools to restore the community to its former glory.

Gather resources to build machines, befriend locals, and defend Sandrock from monsters. Your base of operations: transform a run-down workshop into a well-oiled production facility. Use an intricate set of machines to process materials and produce parts of huge structures before assembling them piece by piece to help Sandrock flourish.

You can create hundreds of unique items at the worktable to decorate your homestead, give gifts to Sandrock’s residents, or assist with community requests. Explore vast deserts surrounding the city-state of Sandrock. Dive into ruins to dig for Old World relics, seek our materials in hard-to-reach locations, or spend time relaxing in Sandrock with your neighbours.

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Engage in a journey through Lloyd's dreams.

The main story branches off with hundreds of side quests where you can spend time getting to know Sandrock’s residents, uncovering back stories, and making meaningful connections along the way.

The combat system allows you to shift between melee combat and third-person shooting mechanics in action battles.

This is a game that you'll get more out of the more you put in. If exploring and crafting are your bag, then you'll get so much out of this game. It's one that you'll find easy to pick up, but almost impossible to put down.

For an extra £10 you can purchase the Deluxe Edition which includes: My Time at Sandrock; Builders Beach and Ball Clothing Pack; Pet Pack: Lil Gecko; Far East Furniture Pack; Cute Critter Furniture Pack; and Interior Decorator Pack.

There's so much to do and I was constantly drawn back to it. I rather enjoyed my time at Sandrock.


Nick Smithson

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