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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: 63 out of 67
  2. Negative: 0 out of 67
  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 24, 2018
    90
    Frostpunk is among the best overall takes on the survival city builder to date. Its theming and consistency create a powerful narrative through line that binds your actions around the struggle to hold onto humanity in uncertain times. Hope is a qualified good, but you may not always be strong enough (or clever enough) to shelter that flame from the cold.
  3. May 17, 2018
    90
    I suppose that Frostpunk's main flaw is also its central conceit, because not everyone will be attracted to experiencing its icy apocalyptic wasteland or the uncomfortable ethical and moral decisions that the game forces at nearly every moment. Nobility, zealotry, authoritarianism and egalitarianism are hardly the stuff of sunny escapist fantasies. Kudos to 11 Bit Studios for crafting a game that is as addictive as it is dire, dour, and determined to make us regret our choices, no matter how well-intended.
  4. Apr 29, 2018
    85
    Frostpunk is a challenging city builder where your decisions have dramatic repercussions on the citizens you’re tasked with looking after in a wintery apocalypse. It's a pleasant surprise that is definitely worth your time if you’re looking for something different and brutally challenging.
  5. Jun 2, 2018
    80
    Thanks to its accurate management mechanics, its visuals and what it has to say, Frostpunk is a great game, which only suffers from a systematic need to take the decision that works, regardless of the moral aspect of the game.
  6. May 1, 2018
    80
    Frostpunk is a very good management game. Intelligent, dark and mature, its major flaw is its lack of replay value and the lack of impact of moral choices. Despite that, it's clearly a must have for all management/survival game lovers.
  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. Negative: 17 out of 160
  1. Sep 5, 2018
    10
    original concept of mix of survival, strategy, managing and exploring elements.atmosphere getting sharper with the exclusive music.everyoriginal concept of mix of survival, strategy, managing and exploring elements.atmosphere getting sharper with the exclusive music.every single character has a story and a personality.graphics are so good for a strategy game.even if you're not a strategy gamer, you definately must try this game, so enjoyable.this game has a spirit.perfect work. Expand
  2. Apr 27, 2018
    10
    In the summer of 1886, Britain froze: a snow storm destroyed the fields, leaving the whole country without food. Hunger and cold quicklyIn the summer of 1886, Britain froze: a snow storm destroyed the fields, leaving the whole country without food. Hunger and cold quickly brought the country to turmoil, but the real misfortune waited ahead - from the south was an icy storm, the equalities that mankind has not yet seen. To save people from destruction, the government sent construction expeditions to the north of the country: on resource-rich lands, they decided to build steam generators capable of heating entire cities. In the context of the eternal cold, shortage of resources and the absence of any help from the outside generators were the last hope of survival chelovechestva.Tak so happened that when I sat down at Frostpunk, in just cut off heating, outside a few days the hurricane raged, and the temperature was barely above zero. Wrapped in a blanket and kept refueling hot tea, I quickly imbued with the harsh atmosphere of survival under the ubiquitous cold. When the thermometer is in-game once again fell on a couple of tens of degrees, all my insides sneaks vsamdelishny chill, and the suffering of virtual citizens perceived as a personal tragedy. Seriously, if you want to spend a dozen hours of unforgettable feeling dying polar explorer, during the game lean on ice cream and adjust the air conditioner colder. A unique experience is guaranteed. We have to manage a newly formed settlement, all of whose inhabitants are united by one goal - to survive. And it will not be easy to reach: houses for the first townspeople are only to be built, and the starting stocks of coal, timber, steel and food will very soon end, and they will have to be renewed independently.
    The first few days the temperature is kept around -20 ° C. For experienced refugees it's a trifle - you can not even put on a hat, - and the generator is not going to run for anything yet: it's better to save fuel to more severe frosts. Until the cold hit, some of the settlers will be engaged in night hunting, five engineers will conduct research on new technologies, and a few more people will be in the medical unit.
    Labor is one of the most important resources: in real buildings only real workers can work, in medical units and in factories only engineers will cope, but, for example, there is always not enough in the mines of the hands, and everyone is welcome here. It is often necessary to several times a day to transfer specialists between enterprises in order to serve and develop the city as soon as possible. If you do not heat people properly, some people will certainly fall ill, and some may even die. Next to the generator is warm, but the place near it, by itself, is limited, and the mines are located in the very outskirts, and to heat them is a separate headache.
    The town-planning part of Frostpunk is deep and extensive: the developers have thought through a lot of subtleties connected with the extraction of resources, their constant shortage, dependence on the cold and limited workforce - lovers of the genre game is unlikely to disappoint.
    The first fifteen days to relax does not give a terrible deficit: it makes you constantly shrink, save on every little thing and look for new loopholes for survival. Then it starts to cool quickly, and the consequences of the next temperature antirecord have to be neutralized on the go. Part of this will help the development of science: there are lots of research options, and by the fiftieth day I barely had time to study the last remaining branch - there are simply no unnecessary improvements in the game. If desired, you can even build a fully automated colony, replacing human labor with a mechanized one. Steampunk is the same! A significant part of the Frostpunk's charm is kept in an atmosphere of despair and harsh struggle. Artists 11 bit studios managed to convincingly show how difficult it is to survive on a patch of land around the generator: for the first time sending people to harvest timber, I admired for ten minutes how tiny little people warm their hands by the fire, with torches making their way through snowdrifts and shivering from the cold, trampling on narrow paths. From the heat of steam heaters, snow melts, exposing the gray earth, and gigantic automatons clumsily, as it should be steam engines, step over the buildings and are charged from the generator. Even the temperature changes the player feels on a par with the inhabitants of the colony: in the frost under the forty screen is literally icing.
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  3. 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
  4. May 16, 2018
    9
    Solid survival management game, well-paced, but it's a bit short with little replay value.
  5. May 2, 2020
    8
    寒霜朋克立意鲜明。是一款十分新颖的游戏。生存类策略游戏。蒸汽朋克风,配合冰河时代般的背景,太搭了。十分推荐各位喜欢策略游戏的朋友尝试一发。寒霜朋克立意鲜明。是一款十分新颖的游戏。生存类策略游戏。蒸汽朋克风,配合冰河时代般的背景,太搭了。十分推荐各位喜欢策略游戏的朋友尝试一发。
  6. Aug 24, 2020
    8
    Игра довольно интересна, графика вполне себе годная, геймплей удерживает тебя возле монитора часами, система развития интересна своейИгра довольно интересна, графика вполне себе годная, геймплей удерживает тебя возле монитора часами, система развития интересна своей разнообразностью, однако, пройдя пару раз интерес к игре теряешь. Становится все скучно и предсказуемо, поэтому оценка 8/10 разработчикам стоит добавить в игру динамики. Expand
  7. Feb 4, 2021
    0
    Первая часть прекрасна, но дополнения, хоть и вносят новые игровые механики, довольно скучны.Первая часть прекрасна, но дополнения, хоть и вносят новые игровые механики, довольно скучны.

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