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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: 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. Positive: 89 out of 118
  2. Negative: 15 out of 118
  1. Feb 3, 2020
    10
    Before Frostpunk came out I played This War of Mine, and liked it so much, I bought every DLC 11bit studios has to show my support. Rare inBefore Frostpunk came out I played This War of Mine, and liked it so much, I bought every DLC 11bit studios has to show my support. Rare in these days studios make games that are different from the pack simply to cash in on zombies to battle royale genres ... and cheap enough to even afford buying their DLCs!

    Frostpunk is even more polished than TWOM and they listened to players -- YAY! -- wanting different game modes from hardcore survival, to building and managing the ideal city. The wealth of play modes (with sliders to add or remove what you want to be hardcore or casual to tailor it even finer); the efforts of modders to add content; and it's 1880s art style; with the right game music for suspense and mystery and horrors of their games, is all refreshing for such a good price.

    Not many games pass my criticism for a complete game from game play to themes, and rarely would I rate any "10", but Frostpunk does for how they listen to players; sell games at a fair price; and any DLC isn't some absolute cash grab. It passes the gamer sniff tests of quality, value and continued support (they keep adding content for years after the initial game release and fixes bugs, too. There's more content later on in the year, too). AAA+ for a indie studio who does gaming and gamers a service.
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  2. Feb 6, 2019
    10
    Обожаю опилки на завтрак, обед и ужин. Вперед Ебенград!!!!!
  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. Jun 18, 2018
    9
    Awesome game! First in class - I have yet to see hardcore city builder! Too bad the game is very short, but it was amazing experience.Awesome game! First in class - I have yet to see hardcore city builder! Too bad the game is very short, but it was amazing experience. Finished the game from 3rd try, first 2 tries my poor citizens froze :P Game takes you from the beginning till the end - you cannot lose your focus even for a minute. Recommended for everyone! Expand
  5. Mar 31, 2019
    8
    Strategy is probably far from being my favourite genre, but enjoyed this tremendously anyway. Game design is 10/10, everything is beautifulStrategy is probably far from being my favourite genre, but enjoyed this tremendously anyway. Game design is 10/10, everything is beautiful and well-modelled; game mechanics are just complex enough to keep me intrigued throughout, but not overwhelming, and the atmosphere is fantastic! Amazing in-game tutorials as well - subtle and non-intrusive, but gradually introduce you to every mechanic in the game in a clear and easy-to-understand way, kudos devs! Probably the best strategy game I've played :)

    Only complaint: countless crashes, mainly (if not only) when saving or loading games. Very frustrating at times, but it doesn't seem to be a hugely popular complaint, so maybe I'm just unlucky in some way.
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  6. May 14, 2018
    8
    Got me interested for 2 days till late night..but then meh.

    Too bad the replayability is low (but the devs are promising to fix this)
    Got me interested for 2 days till late night..but then meh.

    Too bad the replayability is low (but the devs are promising to fix this)

    Still great game, and you have to make choises and some of them are taking the moral side of the your soul (who we are? and what we can do to achieve something?)
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  7. Dec 2, 2019
    0
    Game is over hyped with little options for longevity. I've seen better graphics in a RTS zoomed in to ground level then this forced top viewGame is over hyped with little options for longevity. I've seen better graphics in a RTS zoomed in to ground level then this forced top view gaming experience.

    - Sound is the best part of the game
    - No sandbox option (only story line or paid DLC yet still dependent on choices with no mistakes)
    - No multiplayer
    - No mod support
    - Game play is like 6-8 hours without replay fun

    Game is over hyped
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