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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: 62 out of 66
  2. Negative: 0 out of 66
  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 incredible survival city builder that is successful in both delivering an optimal gameplay and empowering it with a believable (and scary) atmosphere coupled with an immersive storyline. An outstanding feat that reaches the same heights of This War of Mine, the studio’s former product.
  3. May 9, 2018
    90
    Frostpunk is definitely one of the most engaging strategy games around, and one that deserves to be experienced.
  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: 72 out of 90
  2. Negative: 9 out of 90
  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 1, 2018
    10
    This strange game... Maybe strangest i have ever played. And i am still thinking what is so good about it, because i usually enjoy someThis strange game... Maybe strangest i have ever played. And i am still thinking what is so good about it, because i usually enjoy some fantasy action or rpg. It is supposed to be boring meh, but on the contrary, its so intense, that its hard to believe. And it made me even cry, when i managed to save arks and help other city in second scenario.
    10, because it fully deserves it
    (small con are quite demanding graphics, with this kind of game, and this looks - strange)
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  3. Apr 24, 2018
    10
    Amazing game, with beautiful graphic, climatic music and hard decisions, a lot of them.
  4. Nov 26, 2018
    9
    Brilliant. Excellent blend of strategy and survival. It gives the city building genre what it's always been missing - purpose. Don't justBrilliant. Excellent blend of strategy and survival. It gives the city building genre what it's always been missing - purpose. Don't just build the city, survive! Expand
  5. Jan 24, 2019
    9
    This is a great game that has quite the steep learning curve. A whole bunch of reviews profess the game was simple and had little replayThis is a great game that has quite the steep learning curve. A whole bunch of reviews profess the game was simple and had little replay value. It's quite possible I'm an idiot, but I don't think that's entirely true. It takes a while to figure out this one and I got a ton of replay value out of it. At times there's more than enough going on to overwhelm you, especially if you're like me and you're hesitant to hit pause.

    But if you leave aside the building joy you probably once felt with the original Sim City games, the game does get a bit repetitive. They don't even randomize the starting resources locations in the base game, which is a comical mistake that would have been easy to solve in development. The game needs more additional scenarios then the four it comes with. I think this would have made it far stronger. Also the individual who developed the shameless cheesy clickbait title for this game requires torture.

    In general this was a good ride and well worth the price. I'm always looking for games that will grab me, give me that addictive feel, and after being gone for some time can pull me back to try again. This game has it. Not flawless, but a good solid game. Give it a shot.
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  6. Feb 13, 2019
    8
    Наконец что-то, что ты не видел уже тысячу раз. Похожего сеттинга я и припомнить не могу. У игры есть свой стиль и она нормально так держит вНаконец что-то, что ты не видел уже тысячу раз. Похожего сеттинга я и припомнить не могу. У игры есть свой стиль и она нормально так держит в напряжении, а к концу так вообще вгрызается тебе в седалище. Даже кучу первых фейловых траев я по два с половиной часа отсиживал до конца. Чёрт да я даже бесился уже после нескольких попыток. Но стоило ли оно того? Да... Expand
  7. Feb 4, 2019
    0
    The game is unplayable because of a ridiculously small font size and no option to change it. I tried lowering the resolution but at some pointThe game is unplayable because of a ridiculously small font size and no option to change it. I tried lowering the resolution but at some point there is no video, only sound. Anyway, I've read that changing the resolution doesn't help because the text is scaled accordingly. After a few minutes of playing my eyes started watering from continuous strain. Expand

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