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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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  1. Positive: 61 out of 65
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  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: 63 out of 76
  2. Negative: 6 out of 76
  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 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.
  4. Aug 30, 2018
    9
    An engrossing city builder / administration game, with bleak Cormac McCarthy-esque decision making.

    + Absolutely gorgeous visual design
    An engrossing city builder / administration game, with bleak Cormac McCarthy-esque decision making.

    + Absolutely gorgeous visual design throughout, from the diegetic 3D world to the 2D animated UI.
    + Sustained challenge in gameplay, supported by mid/end game crises.
    + Engaging story supported by context driven events and tutorialisation.

    - Too distant from individuals within the simulation, can't quite feel emotional for your characters and oft see them as a resource.
    - LImited play duration and replay value - you can eke out 30-40 hours by changing scenrio parameters, but it doesn't add enough extra.
    - Some optimal pathways and imbalances; you need to make sub-optimal choices to push through all of the content.
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  5. Apr 25, 2018
    9
    After playing/streaming the game for a few hours, the game definitely worth the price!

    Pros: + Slick and very beautiful UI. + Cool new
    After playing/streaming the game for a few hours, the game definitely worth the price!

    Pros:
    + Slick and very beautiful UI.
    + Cool new gameplay elements introduced to the genre.
    + Nice Graphics and amazing Art.
    + Difficulty is paced very well.
    + Good Tutorial.

    Cons:
    - Game needs better optimization. (My PC can run PUBG with higher frames than this)
    - Needs more replay-ability options. Yes there is some replay-ability but it needs more, if they support Mods it would work, or if they develop DLCs in the future.
    - Barley any voice acting. I don't mind it because it makes the world feel more empty, but some people might.

    The game deserves the praise from the reviews in my opinion, and I recommend buying it.
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  6. Jul 8, 2018
    8
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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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