When you hear the name Conan you think of a 1982 Arnie and his bulging muscles in a tiny pair of short shorts right? No, just me? Anyway….. Conan Exiles is an open world survival game set in the Conan The Barbarian world (originally created by Robert E. Howard in 1932). Set in the fictional prehistoric Hyborian Age, the game begins with your custom character about to be crucified having been sentenced to death. However fear not, in steps Arnie (Conan) who rescues you just before you’re executed.
Now in exile you must survive in a world filled with peril. You’ll need to navigate through a harsh desert landscape known as The Exiled Lands (see what they did there). The Exiled Lands are filled with enemies that consist of other online players and multiple types of NPCs. These include other humans, animals (crocodiles and rhinos etc), mythical beasts like dragons and super enhanced dinosaurs and the undead (because why not)!
The key to survival is utilising the natural resources to manage hunger and thirst gauges whilst keeping an eye out for nearby threats. Experience points are earned through successful combat, gathering resources and crafting.
When creating your customised character at the start of the game, there are a number of options available including gender, voice, physical build, race etc. Oh and somewhat controversially, breast and penis size. Yep. Just going to leave that right there….