The Colonists
The Colonists

Build a new home for your team of robots as they begin a new life for themselves on a distant planet where they can fulfill their ultimate dream: to be human.

The Colonists

The Colonists is a relaxing settlement building game inspired by classic titles like The Settlers and the Anno series.
Take on a series of individual campaign missions, play randomly generated maps, compete on player-designed creations or build your colony unfettered by any constraints in the sandbox mode.
You take control of a team of self-replicating robots built to simulate human civilisation. After escaping Earth, The Colonists are now free to roam the galaxy in search of a new home and construct their dream settlement.
You'll advance through three different Ages as you build infrastructure for your colony by constructing road, boat and train transport systems.
Harvest natural resources, set up farming and food production, create expeditions to discover new lands and research new technologies.
With two separate mission tracks, The Colonists lets either you create sprawling settlements in peace or race to compete against AI colonies in military winner-takes-all scenarios.
Explore, research, manage, tweak and refine to your heart's content.
An extensive map editor is included, so you can create, share and play custom maps.


  • Campaign: 14 missions split into separate peaceful and military tracks
  • Random Maps: Play on a near-infinite amount of procedurally generated maps
  • Sandbox Mode: Customise various game settings to play the game how you like
  • Frontiers: Play and compete for the best time in a brand new map every month
  • Challenge Trophies: Special speed-run challenges which test the most expert colony builders
  • Map Editor: create, play and share your own maps

Epic Player Ratings

Captured from players in the Epic Games ecosystem.


  • 60%
    Critics Recommend
  • 74
    Top Critic Average
  • Fair
    OpenCritic Rating
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SA Gamer
by Abigail Holden
6 / 10
“The Colonists is cute and with a stronger campaign, it could have been so much better. Sadly repetitive tasks and some finicky management means that some levels feel more like a chore than a challenge as your robots fumble over themselves.”
by Jason Germino
“These little robots, although not perfect, found a way into my heart. With the developers actively listening to their fans, if The Colonists grabs your interest in any way, jump on it. You won't go wrong!”
God is a Geek
by Lyle Carr
8 / 10
“Packed full of charming robots and thoughtful gameplay, The Colonists is a great city builder that controls great on console.”
Reviews provided by OpenCritic


Mac - Coming Soon
OS64 bit Windows
OS64 bit Windows
ProcessorMulticore with SSE2 instruction set support
ProcessorMulticore with SSE2 instruction set support
Memory4GB RAM
Memory8GB RAM
Graphics1GB DX9 (shader model 3.0)
Graphics1GB DX9 (shader model 3.0)
Languages Supported
  • TEXT & AUDIO: English, Chinese - Simplified, Czech, French, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese - Brazil, Spanish - Spain
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