Endzone: A World Apart is a survival, post-apocalyptic city-builder RTS game in early access on Steam. Assemble Entertainment is the game publisher, a company we’re watching with keen interest. They’ve brought some decent games over the last few years, one of which was S.W.I.N.E. HD Remastered Edition.
We were eager to access Endzone: A World Apart for a preview as it contains several game elements that we enjoy. It has survival, real-time strategy, building simulation, as well as a stunning post-apocalyptic theme. However, instead of bringing zombies and mutants into the mix, you’ll survive against the harsh elements of nature.
Here’s a sneak PC preview of Endzone: A World Apart after we’ve had some weeks to enjoy the RTS game, developed by Gentlymad Studios.
What is Endzone: A World Apart about?
The official backstory starts in 2021. An eco-terrorist group targets nuclear power stations across the world, plunging everything into international chaos. A few people escape the catastrophe in underground bunkers known as Endzones. When humankind emerges 150 years later, Endzone: A World Apart begins.
Your job is to command the survivors and salvage what is left in a hostile environment. There is radioactivity everywhere, with contaminated rain and climate change happening on a daily basis. You need to build new shelters, harvest the resources around your new camp, and help humankind thrive into a new era.
Here is Assemble Entertainment’s official list of features for the RTS game:
• Build a settlement on the hostile surface of the earth with over 30 different buildings and take care of your men, women and children;
• Gather & refine many different resources and manage your economy by building an efficient infrastructure with streets and depositories;
• Experience dynamically simulated, believable environments! Every ground cell in the game has its own humidity and radiation values;
• Survive in a world of constant threats including radioactively contaminated ground, droughts, toxic rain and sandstorms;
• Send expeditions to forgotten places and make meaningful decisions that change the fate of your people;
• And many more features coming during our early access phase…
What is Endzone: A World Apart Gameplay Like?
Endzone: A World Apart delivers solid RTS gaming elements, which is well-suited for the PC. You’ll start with a small group of survivors, using scrap metal and wood from the surrounding areas to build shelters. As you progress, these humans will produce children, which in turn mature into adults for a more extensive workforce.
Of course, they need to survive the harsh elements first. There is a significant number of buildings to construct that are vital to numerous aspects of gameplay. Gently Mad made sure that every building has a purpose. For instance, the Tailor crafts suits that protect your survivors from the radioactivity in the air.
What we love about Endzone: A World Apart is how the game separates buildings and resources into different categories. There are Housing, Community, Water and Electricity categories, to name a few. We also enjoyed how the survivors harvest solar energy and purify water for use in the village.
You also need to feed your people. Luckily, the animals survived the apocalypse. There are fish to catch and wildlife to hunt. You can also pick berries, which will aid your herbalists in creating medicine for the sick.
There is a handy tutorial when you start, which incorporates new elements as the PC game development progresses during early access. As you unlock new gameplay aspects, your guide updates so that you can refer to the tips at any time. In essence, the RTS game is easy to learn and play for any gaming beginner or expert.
Yet, the game becomes progressively harder the more you play the main campaign missions. Endzone: A World Apart tests your strategy and abilities, becoming more challenging the more you succeed. The rain and climate will frustrate you at the best of times, just when you think you have a handle on things.
Endzone: A World Apart is anything but a walk in the park. However, the difficulty feels rewarding when you succeed, like you’ve earned it. We wouldn’t have enjoyed the survival strategy game as much if it had been too easy.
As Endzone: A World Apart progresses through early access on Steam, Assemble Entertainment releases new content regularly. They recently updated the RTS game, with new items such as the Research Centre and farms. We look forward to providing a complete game review when it’s finally released this year.
Saving Trees In the Real World
While Endzone: A World Apart teaches you how to chop down trees to build structures, Assemble Entertainment is saving nature in real life. Every copy of The Save the World Edition sold ensures that a tree is planted somewhere in the world where it’s needed the most. OneTreePlanted is the charity behind this initiative.
What we love so far
While we won’t be giving a full review at this point, we’d like to give some details of what we love about Endzone: A World Apart so far. Besides the outstanding RTS elements, the graphics and soundtrack are amazing. You can zoom right into the activity without losing image quality. We’re also vert ecstatic that there is voice-acting for the text and narrative.
The missions are engaging, providing a delightful story line that keeps us interested. We also loved the variety of building available, and the items that you can construct. We look forward to seeing what else Gently Mad has in mind.
What We’d Like To see
While we love playing on PC, we’ve always wanted to see more RTS games come to console. We believe Endzone: A World Apart would specifically perform well on the Nintendo Switch, while we’re sure they could develop some interactive gameplay for the Joy-Con controls. We’re pretty sure PS4 and XBO gamers would love an RTS game like this too.
Our Thoughts So Far On Endzone: A World Apart
Endzone: A World Apart is an enjoyable game that deserves high praise for what it’s accomplished so far. The Early Access game shows promise for high ratings when it’s released. We’ve found no glitches so far, and we really hope it remains that way with the official release.
We’ll keep you updated with further news as we receive it. For now, it’s worth getting your hands on Endzone: A World Apart during early access on Steam to enjoy the game as it progresses through the developmental stages.