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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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  1. Negative: 17 out of 152
  1. Nov 30, 2018
    10
    Its a master piece!
    Its another kind of city builder! Not that traditional statistics city builder! Its focused in social threats!
    The game
    Its a master piece!
    Its another kind of city builder! Not that traditional statistics city builder! Its focused in social threats!
    The game has that dramatic atmosphere all the time! The soundtrack is great and matches the game perfectly!
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  2. Apr 27, 2018
    10
    Another FANTASTIC game by 11 bit studios. While they may not be a Tripple A studio, or have a very extensive library, the games that they putAnother FANTASTIC game by 11 bit studios. While they may not be a Tripple A studio, or have a very extensive library, the games that they put out are consistently of high quality, and Frostpunk does not disapoint or even break stride.

    Beautiful atmosphere, beautiful setting, beautiful music, just beautiful in every single aspect; and for only $30!

    10/10, would highly recomend.
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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. Mar 4, 2020
    9
    Challenging, story driven, your choices matter. What else could you ask for in a game like this. The graphics and feel of the game areChallenging, story driven, your choices matter. What else could you ask for in a game like this. The graphics and feel of the game are incredible and help you dive right into character. Every decision counts and this game brutally punishes you for any mistakes. Will be played many more times to come. Expand
  5. Jun 29, 2020
    8
    An original strategy with an original gameplay that requires making difficult moral choices to save people. The game is relatively difficultAn original strategy with an original gameplay that requires making difficult moral choices to save people. The game is relatively difficult and you will probably not be able to save the settlement on the first attempt. Expand
  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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