Best RimWorld Mods

As a game, Rimworld is as frustrating as it is hilarious. That’s really part of the charm, though, which has given gamers a lot of leave to amp up both aspects of the game. Players of Rimworld have modded the game to make it easier and harder to play, more ridiculous, less random, and even more unpredictable. If you are looking to create a better experience in the game, you’ll want to look at this list of the best Rimworld mods.

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Zombie Apocalypse

The base version of Rimworld is already about crisis management, so why not amp things up a few hundred more notches by throwing zombies into the mix? This mod introduces a zombie plague that spreads in the traditional manner, which gives you an entirely new set of messes to deal with. Install this mod if you are looking for a way to introduce a new form of chaos into your colony.

Fluffy Relations

Managing relationships is a vital part of Rimworld, but the base social tab is actually kind of awful. If you want an improved way to figure out your colonists’ relationships, you’ll need to download this mod. It tracks all the relationships in a simple, easy-to-read graphic, which in turn should allow you a chance to better keep an eye on how your colonists are interacting.

Edb Prepare Carefully

Do you want a little more control over how your colony is started? If so, this is the mod for you. Edb Prepare Carefully allows you to kit out all of your starting colonists with the stats and backgrounds of your choosing. This mod gives new players a great chance to survive the earlier parts of the game while still allowing pros to set up their own little chaotic experiments. This is definitely a good mod no matter where you are on the experience spectrum.

Combat Realism

There’s no nice way to say this – combat in Rimworld sucks. It’s got weird physics and doesn’t always make sense. The Combat Realism mod aims to fix all that by making it conform to something that’s a bit closer to the actual laws of physics. It won’t necessarily save the lives of your colonists when something goes wrong, but you’ll feel a lot less robbed when it happens. Consider this one as a bit of insurance against the utterly random nature of the game’s combat engine.

Colony Manager

This mod from Fluffy is another great tool for streamlining the game. It will help you set up basic production lines to automate your colonists’ tasks, which in turn frees you up from some of the micromanagement in the game. It doesn’t work perfectly, but the ability to add a colonist manager and let the game go about its business does allow you to focus on some of the fun stuff while still keeping your colony alive. Definitely a must-install for those who hate to micromanage.

Glitter Tech

While Rimworld’s rusty aesthetic is pretty cool, sometimes you just want nice things. Glitter Tech brings with it all the bring and shiny sci-fi toys that you could want, allowing you to turn your little colony into a beacon of progress. Of course, that beacon can and will attract a lot of unscrupulous parties who want your new stuff, so be prepared to cause a lot of carnage if you want your base to look pretty. Pick this one to really expand upon the world of the game and what you can build.

Orion’s Hospitality

This great mod adds a little more functionality to the random non-hostile strangers who visit your colony. The mod allows you to entertain the strangers and develop relationships with them, which can in turn lead to them giving you more free stuff. If you invest a lot of time and effort, you can even turn these strangers into new colonists. It’s a great new way to add more meaning to the presence of these nomads and a fun way to get a bit more out of the game.

Rimworld’s got plenty of other mods, but these are the best of the best. Whether you want to change up how the game works or you just want new hair options, there are more mods out there for you. If you want the best Rimworld experiences, though, take some time to install these mods. You’ll soon find that the game is better with them than it is without.