Gold Rush: The Game – Ragequitters Rapid Review

Here we have another of our new RQ Rapid Reviews for those of you who just want a quick and simple game review. No ten-thousand-word essay explaining why a specific game might or might not be for you.


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Today’s game review is of the PC title, Gold Rush: The Game.

Gold Rush: The Game is a sandbox gold mining simulator, based on the popular TV show “Gold Rush”. The world is inspired by Alaska, where you will build your own gold mining empire.


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This game was backed and financed on both Kickstarter and Indiegogo, raising $121,473 Canadian Dollars (roughly £69,198) and $112,366 US Dollars (roughly £79,545) respectively.

Developed and published by Code Horizon, Gold Rush: The Game was released on the 13th of October 2017.

If you are looking for an easy to play, simple simulator with a quick route to making your fortune, then this is not the game for you. Gold Rush is for the player who wants to spend many hours building an empire. You will need to sink many hours into the game to complete it but it is extremely rewarding when you get access to your first machines. Starting with nothing more than a pan and a simple wash plant, you need to work your way up to using the biggest machines.


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Overall the graphics are decent and on the side of realism but has by no means the prettiest graphics we’ve seen, so if you prefer your games with jaw dropping AAA visuals you may hesitate to play this game. However, in my opinion the great gameplay than makes up for the lack of stunning graphics.

The game so far isn’t completely finished but the first DLC has just been released to much criticism from gamers. Code Horizon promises that we will see a story mode and introduce side quests to the game.

For those Kickstarter backers, all but the lowest supporter tier get honoured with their name in the end credits, whilst some of the top supporter brackets receive the privilege of their name or face written on a building in the game.

I would recommend this game to anyone who enjoys putting in hours developing and building or for fans of the show.

Gold Rush is available now on Steam
The official Kickstarter trailer is available on YouTube



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