Metascore
86

Generally favorable reviews - based on 47 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 47
  2. Negative: 0 out of 47
  1. Dec 10, 2015
    70
    Steamworld Heist is an absorbing world wrapped around a decent game whose technical bits take away from a stellar personality.
User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 76 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 61 out of 76
  2. Negative: 9 out of 76
  1. Dec 14, 2015
    9
    This is a very fun game. It makes me think that the creators of the game played Codename Steam and said "how can we make that game moreThis is a very fun game. It makes me think that the creators of the game played Codename Steam and said "how can we make that game more streamlined, engaging and accesible." The graphics are crisp and fresh. The characters are diverse and their various class skills (which level up with XP) add depth to the combat (which feels fair and challenging). The combat itself is very easy to grasp but as you progress through the game you gain new weapons the combat becomes more nuanced and allows you to play the way you want to.

    I don't know why there would be negative reviews (unless someone simply doesn't like the strategy genre). The game excutes very well at what it intended to do. Enjoy!
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  2. Dec 28, 2015
    10
    To put it in a sentence, SteamWorld Heist is the best game I played on 3DS in 2015. It achieved everything it was aiming for, to create anTo put it in a sentence, SteamWorld Heist is the best game I played on 3DS in 2015. It achieved everything it was aiming for, to create an enjoyable 2D tacictal RPG à la XCOM in the SteamWorld universe.
    TRPG often tend to be repetitive, and filled with grind (FE:Awakening). However, like XCOM, SteamWorld Heist is neither of that.
    Though the story itself is quite straightforward, the background of the game benefits from a fantastic soundtrack, engaging graphics and funny characters.
    This game is definitely a must have for every 3DS owner.
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  3. Dec 23, 2015
    10
    I'd skipped this the first week it was out despite being a HUGE fan of SteamWorld Dig. It just didn't look as good to me.
    Well, I was wrong.
    I'd skipped this the first week it was out despite being a HUGE fan of SteamWorld Dig. It just didn't look as good to me.
    Well, I was wrong. Heist is an essential strategy game with a great light RPG element. It's perfect for gaming on the go with quick levels (~15 minutes) if you play smartly. The visuals are wonderful, and it is one of the few games that JUST SHINES in 3D.
    Strategy is a tough category, but if you like strategy, or SteamWorld games, or masterfully crafted awesome gaming experiences, you should check this game out! I am glad someone convinced me to give it a try, I think you will be too!
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