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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: 20 out of 186
  1. May 30, 2018
    10
    Absolutely awesome game ! its not a game its The Art of Game,just as you were in alternative world.

    great game
  2. Jan 26, 2020
    10
    Very cool game. Heavy.
    A beautiful and addictive game. It constantly challenges your decisions, making you want go deeper and deeper.
  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. Oct 15, 2021
    9
    While the game surely lacks a bit of variety in the long run (there's no real landscaping or city-building, it's more of a well-thought outWhile the game surely lacks a bit of variety in the long run (there's no real landscaping or city-building, it's more of a well-thought out concept and you'll see on your screen what every picture show 95% of the time : a small settlement centered by its heating generator within an ice wasteland). It really has its moments : after a not-quite done right first playthrough, I had a great honeymoon of getting used to the game until the main scenario throws rebellions and icy cataclysms at me. And it was great : the urgency you're feeling is natural with the well-paced flow of the game and doesn't feel imposed upon you. Making tough moral choices in situations that both feel hopeless and heroic at the same time - especially near the ending of the campaign, as you're pushed to overdrive the heating source - and gosh that last soundtrack when you're in the heart of it - brought me what few games I tried managed to deliver. I would say it ressembles vanilla Banished (2014), but with a more dramatic and scenic focus. So yeah UI is neat but some choices are a bit confusing and when you've done a scenario, well, you feel that you've "done" it and there's only 4 of it, but definitly worth it. Expand
  5. Jan 21, 2020
    8
    The game's biggest strength is its atmosphere. The music captures the feeling of hopelessness one would hope for in this scenario and theThe game's biggest strength is its atmosphere. The music captures the feeling of hopelessness one would hope for in this scenario and the round city is a joy to look at. At its core, it's a simple city-builder with low difficulty resource management, but it manages to keep the player engaged through its runtime. Expand
  6. Aug 14, 2020
    8
    Frostpunk blew me away,roller coaster of emotions with the choices you have to make to keep your people fed and warm.
  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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