Rimworld: The Best Medieval Mods
If you’ve yet to play RimWorld, you’re missing out on one of the best 2D gaming experiences of the century. Massively addicting; it’s part building game, part Dwarf Fortress, part Sims. The mods, however, are what make it so fantastic. On its own, the base game is enjoyable, if somewhat limited. But as a platform from which to launch your own unique gaming experience, it really is the best.
The base RimWorld game reads a little like a cross between an Ian M. Banks novel and Firefly. In a vast universe, you are in control of the lives of a number of pawns on a “RimWorld”, a planet far from the core of civilization. All ages of technology coincide on these planets, and the struggle for survival can be harsh as you seek to overcome obstacles like solar storms, plagues, and hoards of man-hunting rabbits.
There are tons of mods you can add to the game for a superb experience, but one of my favorite ways to dig into RimWorld is through the use of mods that alter the theme to a medieval aesthetic. In this way, almost everything in the game can be altered so that you get the immersive feeling of setting up a small medieval community and watching it grow, whilst trying to stay out of the way of the big kingdoms that are duking it out across the map in a titanic feudal power struggle.
Note: the expansions are totally necessary for many of these mods.