Lightyear Frontier header image

Lightyear Frontier

FRAME BREAK, Amplifier Studios
Mar 19, 2024 - PC, Xbox Series X/S

OpenCritic Rating


Top Critic Average


Critics Recommend

7 / 10
Windows Central
4.5 / 5
4 / 5
79 / 100
7 / 10
85 / 100
4 / 5
God is a Geek
Share This Game:

Epic Games Store

Lightyear Frontier Trailers

Lightyear Frontier - Wholesome Snack: The Game Awards Edition Trailer thumbnail

Lightyear Frontier - Wholesome Snack: The Game Awards Edition Trailer

Lightyear Frontier - Reveal Trailer thumbnail

Lightyear Frontier - Reveal Trailer

Lightyear Frontier Screenshots

Critic Reviews for Lightyear Frontier

Cute and chill, homesteading in your giant mech on Lightyear Frontier’s alien world is already some good and simple fun, even if it currently stops a bit short.

Read full review

Lightyear Frontier's development team is determined to bring its debut indie game to life. Despite an indefinite delay, the game's well-defined roadmap for expected updates promises an exceptional, comforting gaming experience. Although there's still room for improvement, the early-access farming simulator could transform into the cooperative game of my dreams.

Read full review

Lightyear Frontier advocates living in harmony with nature, understanding that you need to help replenish natural resources if you want to continue harvesting them. I could see how some might not understand the appeal of a game without conflict or survival elements, though. We are so used to our cozy games mirroring the world we live in right now where people fight to survive. Lightyear Frontier shows us something different. Not every day has to be a battle.

Read full review

Unagitated and endearing mech farming game with motivating core mechanics and bland side quests.

Review in German | Read full review

Lightyear Frontier impresses with its sci-fi setting, non-violent approach and nature-focused gameplay, to say nothing of the gorgeous visuals. It has a ways to go, though, and some issues to iron out.

Read full review

Lightyear Frontier is a cozy delight that’ll have you exploring a lush new world and taking a ride on the more creative side of life. With the visuals and background music working so well with each other, you’ll find yourself losing hours while building your new homestead away from home. Maybe even a village with several massive farms. There’s endless potential for this Early Access release and even though it’s already great, it can only get better going forward.

Read full review

There is a bit of a grind to get the materials you need, but it doesn’t feel like it. You can freely explore all areas right away, though accessing the resources involves restoring the land and solving the mystery of the ancient civilization. It’s a great way to unwind at the end of a stressful day, and with the multiplayer function, you can bring friends along on the journey as well.

Read full review

As with any survival-crafting-farming game in early access, Lightyear Frontier will only grown and evolve – but unlike many of its contemporaries, it already feels like a complete experience. How long it can sustain my interest with so few possibilities of sudden death or unannounced explosions of violent fury when the wildlife is careless enough to wander through my domain remains to be seen, but if you want a relaxing, good-looking, steady little farming sim with a touch of sci-fi and lots of scope to build and grow, Lightyear Frontier’s early access offering is worth checking out.

Read full review