Palworld, a survival video game developed by Pocket Pair, offers players a unique opportunity to play alongside mysterious creatures known as Pals. This creature can be used to fight or to work on farms or factories. With 1.8 million plays, Palworld is currently the second most popular game on Steam. Check for the latest Palworld guides, updates, locations, and more.

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Image source: Pocket Pair
PlatformsPC, Xbox Series X/S
Release date19 January 2023
GenresAction, Survival & RPG Shooters

Palworld Gameplay

Commonly known as “Pokemon with Guns” among fans, the game is set in an open world. Players can enjoy the game solo, solo, or online with up to 32 players on one server.

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Palworld is a third-person perspective game where players will go on an exploration of the open-world Palpagos Islands, where hundreds of creatures known as Pals are inhabited. Pals can be used to fight, or they can be made to work on farms or factories.

You can even sell them or eat them. During the exploration of the Palpagos Islands, players must maintain their hunger level. The journey is lengthy, and players need to use food wisely, craft basic tools, gather materials, and build bases that serve as fast travel points. Also, players can unlock the technology tree, which helps them craft and use weapons, structures, and decorations.

Once they reach the Pal Islands, players need to fight with the Pals to weaken them. Players have to use the “Pal Spheres” to capture the 100 different Pals. The spheres vary in strength. All of the spheres are available, from mega to legendary. Pals can also be bought from the black market in the game. To purchase the pals, players have to trade them with non-player characters that are not controlled by a player in the game or can be traded with other players. 

Depending on the type of Pal you have, you may keep them at your base to assist with acquiring items, creating things, cooking, and other tasks, or you can summon them to battle alongside you. Each pal has a unique ability that enables you to ride them for further utility or use them as weapons.

In the gaming world, several groups, including humans, occasionally appear. They can be engaged in combat or patrolling together. These individuals are not pleasant; instead, they are armed and ready for a good battle and are out to get the player.

A mechanism in the game keeps track of “wanted” levels as well. These NPCs become hostile towards the player if they do anything wrong, such as attacking other people. When defence force soldiers appear, the action becomes more intense as they try to take down the player until they are either destroyed or can flee the chase.

Palworld Platform Availability

Palworld, available on Windows, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S, broke the Steam record for Counter-Strike with its sales of almost six million units in its first four days of early access.