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  • Summary: You are Robert Foster. A child has been abducted in a brutal attack. You have vowed to bring him home. The trail has led you to Union City, one of the last remaining mega-cities in a world ravaged by shattering wars, and political meltdown.

    Union City is a utopia, its people loving life
    You are Robert Foster. A child has been abducted in a brutal attack. You have vowed to bring him home. The trail has led you to Union City, one of the last remaining mega-cities in a world ravaged by shattering wars, and political meltdown.

    Union City is a utopia, its people loving life under the control of an altruistic AI: ever-attentive androids, designer living, piazzas and bars. What's not to love? But this City has a dark underbelly...

    From multi-award winning Revolution comes 'Beyond a Steel Sky', a groundbreaking 3D adventure thriller, set in an AI-driven future. Subvert the world, hack the systems and solve dark conspiracies to uncover the devastating truth.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. 90
    Although there are some bugs and missed opportunities, the issues that plagued the game’s release on PC and Apple Arcade have been largely solved, making the console experience far smoother. The result is a game that suits both newcomers and those who experienced Beneath a Steel Sky. Newcomers will find a great story that can be enjoyed as an independent game. Those familiar with the franchise will find a sequel that was well worth the wait, although it’s unlikely to reach the critical acclaim of its predecessor.
  2. Dec 1, 2021
    80
    Whether or not you played its years-old predecessor, Beyond a Steel Sky is well worth your time. It’s well-written, funny and engaging – and despite a somewhat disappointing final act, it still shows that Revolution Software is leading the pack when it comes to crafting timeless adventure games. Robert Foster may have a forgettable name, but his journey is one that you’ll remember.
  3. 80
    A thoroughly absorbing and compelling sci-fi adventure story which perfectly balances dry humour and gripping narrative. It's worth overlooking the slightly dated cel shaded visuals and the linear structure in order to enjoy a refreshingly original game from the justly lauded developers.
  4. 70
    Beyond a Steel Sky is a modern sequel to a classic point and click and although the mechanics and systems have been updated that original feel is still present. That's great news for fans whilst those who didn't enjoy the genre's more obscure puzzles or slower paced gameplay will find similar troubles here. Lucky for me, I'm a fan.
  5. Jan 30, 2022
    70
    While it is a fair bit simpler in animation, story and puzzles that we would have liked, the interesting flip and the new take on a heaven dystopia (after the hellish one of the first game) and the yet again gorgeous art from Dave Gibbons, make Beyond a Steel Sky a game that does have to offer something fresh and interesting to new and returning gamers alike.
  6. Dec 6, 2021
    70
    Although the awkward performance on PlayStation 5, Beyond a Steel Sky remains a decent third-person graphic adventure that doesn't make big mistakes but that doesn’t even reach particular peaks.
  7. Nov 30, 2021
    60
    A colourful and good-humoured 3D retread of 1990s point ‘n’ click adventures that despite the odd innovation suffers from the same frustrations and limitations as its ancient forebears.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Dec 19, 2021
    10
    I have loved the Revolution Software studio since the time when I played the first parts of their Broken Sword series on Playstation One. ThenI have loved the Revolution Software studio since the time when I played the first parts of their Broken Sword series on Playstation One. Then I was fascinated by the atmosphere and characters of their games. And this love has remained until now. I bought Beyond Steel Sky with pleasure. I will always support these guys. Especially in such difficult times for the genre of games they create. Hello from Russia! :) Expand
  2. Jan 4, 2022
    9
    Fun game, bad camera, decent graphics, and pretty decent puzzles, that was my 10/10 review
  3. Jan 30, 2022
    8
    Beyond a Steel Sky is truly worthy of its predecessor. The adventure turns out to be pleasant thanks to incisive writing, colorful charactersBeyond a Steel Sky is truly worthy of its predecessor. The adventure turns out to be pleasant thanks to incisive writing, colorful characters and a delightful artistic direction. An excellent surprise... Big thank you to Revolution! Expand