Offworld Trading Company

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Recommended
May 6, 2016

Not just for economists, Mohawk's precise, focused debut balances the books with panache.

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88 / 100
May 5, 2016

Master its complex systems and Offworld Trading Company is ruthless, immediate and thoroughly rewarding.

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Dan Stapleton

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Apr 28, 2016

Relatively simple in concept but complex in the possible manipulation of the market, Offworld Trading Company manages to make a type of gameplay that’s traditionally slow into something fast and exciting. It’s a tad too easy to trip yourself up before you even begin, but once it gets rolling this multiplayer-friendly cold war of capitalism forces tough, rapid-fire strategic choices.

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9 / 10
May 2, 2016

Offworld Trading Company trades nukes and armies for stocks and commodities--without losing any of the thrill.

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Unscored
Apr 29, 2016

Somehow makes the stock market fun.

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78 / 100
May 9, 2016

Mohawk Games really hit on something special in creating the heart and soul of what makes Offworld Trading Company tick. It’s just a shame they didn’t stretch and twist it far enough to broach the limits of what this brilliant idea can really do.

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Unscored
Apr 29, 2016

What you need to know is that Mohawk have made a game that creates tension and ruthless competition out of a screen of ever-changing numbers. Every victory feels hard-earned and every defeat can be traced back to specific twists in the tale, and in each of its half hour sessions, there are as many twists as in Civ’s six thousand years.

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90 / 100
May 3, 2016

Offworld Trading Company combines economic strategy with innovation and polish, resulting in a game which feels exciting, deep and fun all at once. Not an easy combination to pull off – the developers should be proud, and gamers should be delighted.

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77 / 100
Apr 28, 2016

Monitoring your growing corporate mining empire is fun, especially at first, with lots of building, expanding, and stockpiling mined resources.

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9 / 10.0
Apr 28, 2016

Offworld turns a spreadsheet simulator into a knock-down drag-out scrap for Martian resources and almighty dollars. The pacing is almost breakneck. But with so much transparency in delivering the numbers, it maintains a sense of fairness, even as black market tactics from less-scrupulous rivals threaten to tear down your 30-minute monehy-making empires.

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