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  • Summary: In a completely frozen world, people develop steam-powered technology to oppose the overwhelming cold. Society in its current form becomes ineffective and it has to change in order to survive.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 61 out of 65
  2. Negative: 0 out of 65
  1. Apr 23, 2018
    100
    I’ve never cared about the people under my command in any game more than in Frostpunk. The window-dressing isn’t perfect. Aspects of the experience are frustrating; a couple of failed games can leave one a tiny weeny bit annoyed. I am not even sure if some of the scenarios are even possible! Yet if the perfect game is a series of choices where every choice has meaning, then Frostpunk is it.
  2. Apr 23, 2018
    90
    Frostpunk is an extremely polished city-builder game that builds upon the genre’s core mechanics with meaningful innovations. Despite the steep learning curve at the start, it manages to be captivating every step of the way while never forgoing that rush of adrenaline you get when the game strips away your power and complacency with yet another ethically conflicting challenge.
  3. May 4, 2018
    90
    Frostpunk is a depressing, beautiful and deeply engaging survival city-builder that forces the player to make difficult choices. The dystopian reality is wonderfully made, and you'll feel cold just staring at the in-game thermometer.
  4. Apr 24, 2018
    85
    Frostpunk is a city-builder full of hard work and tough moments, but it’s also a tale about hope. A videogame about people living in the hardest imaginable conditions, and our travel to make their existences a sustainable project.
  5. Edge Magazine
    May 26, 2018
    80
    Frostpunk's atmosphere, tight structure and sense of purpose make it stand out in a genre often given over to abstraction. [July 2018, p.106]
  6. Apr 30, 2018
    80
    Frostpunk is one of the best city-builders out there with rich gameplay mechanics and awesome graphics. We would have loved a sandbox mode, but that's about the only drawback we can find in this awesome game.
  7. Jun 30, 2018
    68
    Nice-looking and highly original, Frostpunk is too simplistic for a city-building sim and too shallow to grip you with emotional hooks.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 59 out of 71
  2. Negative: 6 out of 71
  1. Apr 24, 2018
    10
    One of my the best gaming experiences since The Witcher 3. The atmosphere is amazing, of course very depressing, but it was the aim! LooksOne of my the best gaming experiences since The Witcher 3. The atmosphere is amazing, of course very depressing, but it was the aim! Looks beautiful, sounds very good, gameplay is addictive - what do you want more? And, actually, you care about your society, they are not only numbers! Fantastic game, well done 11BIT. Expand
  2. May 5, 2018
    10
    Graphic - 10/10
    Story - 10/10
    Strategic aspect - 10/10 unfortunately no free mode with random events and encounters :( Maybe online coop
    Graphic - 10/10
    Story - 10/10
    Strategic aspect - 10/10

    unfortunately no free mode with random events and encounters :(
    Maybe online coop where all players get separate city, but they are unbalanced and need to exchange goods to survive?

    Anyway i give 10/10 since its best game i played in past year anyway (lookin at you mass effect andromeda)...
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  3. May 1, 2018
    10
    This is "This War of Mine" on steroids!!! Really addictive and fun to play.
  4. Apr 29, 2018
    10
    best atmophere, beautiful graphic, and amazing and climate music, not easy but if U love challenge, this game is for U , next good polish game.
  5. Jul 16, 2018
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Not a bad strategy. Any of your actions have consequences. Also at some point you can decide how you will survive. Hope or Obedience (Sectarianism). Expand
  6. Jun 15, 2018
    8
    La primera vez que abrí el juego perdí mis primeras tres partidas sin poder pasar los primeros días. Pero cuando le agarré la mano no lo pudeLa primera vez que abrí el juego perdí mis primeras tres partidas sin poder pasar los primeros días. Pero cuando le agarré la mano no lo pude soltar. Lo que mantiene enganchado es que nunca estoy cómodo. Cuando logro encontrar el equilibrio viene un bajón de que me desarma absolutamente todo. Esto puede ser frustrante pero también es lo atractivo. Tomar decisiones importantes es difícil a veces pero es vital para seguir.
    A veces se vuelve un poco repetitivo, capaz en un futuro haya nuevo contenido y misiones.
    Súpero recomendable.
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  7. May 10, 2018
    0
    So my review got deleted.
    I'll write another one.
    Game is short ~ 10 hours gameplay. It's terribly low for "builder" game. It's linear and
    So my review got deleted.
    I'll write another one.
    Game is short ~ 10 hours gameplay. It's terribly low for "builder" game.
    It's linear and scripted. It's even worse for such genre.
    Do not buy it. Wait for more content like sandbox mode or random events.
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