Autonauts Review

Welcome to my review of Autonauts on the PlayStation 5. It is brought to us by developers Denki Games (Save the Day, Quarrel) and publishers Curve Games (I am Fish, The Ascent). This game was originally released on PC in October 2019. Autonauts is a strategy game that has city building mechanics and the ability to “code” robots to automate tasks.

Robots Do The Hard Work

So, will Autonauts do all the hard work for me? Or should I have not bothered with this game? Continue reading to find out. You can also read our previous reviews.

The Game

Autonauts will see players travelling the universe to colonise planets one at a time. Your sole goal is to set those planets in motion by using automation through workerbots. A workerbot is a robot that you can build and program in Autonauts.

Workerbots are key to the game and you can program them to perform your basic tasks, such as chopping down trees, collecting the logs, and re-planting tree seeds. That’s not all they can do, you can get them to work on cutting your logs down to planks, building tools for you, and even more such as looking after your folk.

My workerbots doing their thang

Programming the bots is quite fun as you have to use a visual programming language. Basically, you can make the workerbots perform the aforementioned tasks through this clever little programming area. It takes a little getting used to, but it’s nothing dramatic that will hurt your brain.

You can also upgrade your workerbots so they have more memory, allowing them to perform more in their automated tasks.

Working the day away

I mentioned folk above. These are the people you can breed to become the population of your planets to help colonise them. Each uniquely named folk requires a few things, food, happiness, and cleanliness. How do we keep them happy? By keeping them fed, clean, and their living area tidy. Of course, there is more to it than that but I want to keep some bits a surprise for you!

The gameplay is fun, it makes sure you’re never bored and keeps you entertained. Autonauts has actually been adapted brilliantly to a controller. I thought it would be a bit of a struggle at first, but it really isn’t. Denki Games has done a fantastic job with using the controller.

Look & Sound

The graphics are absolutely fantastic. Low poly graphic style, bright colours, great design on the buildings, and much more. The game looks and ran very well on the PlayStation 5 console.

The graphic style is fantastic.

The sound effects are also of high quality just like the graphics, the only issue is when one of your workerbots tools breaks. It makes an incredibly annoying sound, I guess that the point is to bring to your attention that it needs a new tool. The music is very chilled and helps you relax which is most definitely welcome.

Length & Replayability

To beat the game it’ll take you in the region of 100 hours, not a bad length of time at all!

The game also contains 20 trophies including that coveted platinum trophy. Most of them seem fairly simple, just time-consuming. That is most definitely not a bad thing


Autonauts is a pretty fun game that keeps itself casual, relaxing, and a great game to forget any daily troubles you may have such as stress from work. I love the graphics style and the music in the game is fantastic. One key point I love is how well the game has been adapted to playing on a controller.

I give Autonauts a score of 9/10.

A code was kindly provided for us to review this.

We Score This Game

rating score: 9


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