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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: 96 out of 124
  2. Negative: 13 out of 124
  1. Apr 24, 2020
    10
    Frostpunk really has an awarding gameplay. With extreme difficulty, things go nasty fast yet even if you start on easy, you will find yourselfFrostpunk really has an awarding gameplay. With extreme difficulty, things go nasty fast yet even if you start on easy, you will find yourself asking for more. Very enjoyable for me to get all achievements on steam. Can't wait for the next expansion. If you like strategy/building games, you will love this! Expand
  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 22, 2018
    9
    Fantastic game, the most imersive game I ever played, you feel aflinged by the drama of survival.
  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. Feb 13, 2019
    8
    Наконец что-то, что ты не видел уже тысячу раз. Похожего сеттинга я и припомнить не могу. У игры есть свой стиль и она нормально так держит вНаконец что-то, что ты не видел уже тысячу раз. Похожего сеттинга я и припомнить не могу. У игры есть свой стиль и она нормально так держит в напряжении, а к концу так вообще вгрызается тебе в седалище. Даже кучу первых фейловых траев я по два с половиной часа отсиживал до конца. Чёрт да я даже бесился уже после нескольких попыток. Но стоило ли оно того? Да... Expand
  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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