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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.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Oct 10, 2019
    90
    Becoming one of the best city builders on consoles is the least of Frostpunk’s achievements in this thought-provoking parable about the true cost of being in charge.
  2. Oct 15, 2019
    90
    The console version of Frostpunk is a unique experience not only for strategy fans but for anyone who is looking for something new and different. In Frustponk, you are not creating an empire or fighting your enemies like many other strategy games, you actually trying to survive against nature’s wrath.
  3. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Nov 18, 2019
    90
    Frostpunk is oppressive, horrific, and preternaturally addictive. The exhilaration at lasting just one more day is enough to drag you back into the next game, and unlocking new modes and scenarios as you go only adds fuel to the fire. Don’t miss this one. [Issue#169, p.84]
  4. Oct 10, 2019
    89
    The controls and menus have been cleverly and thoughtfully adapted to the gamepad. I'm happy to be able to form my very own ice dystopia on the sofa as a despot or a kind guru.
  5. Oct 28, 2019
    86
    Frostpunk is, without a doubt, not an easy game and requires extensive strategizing and multiple playthroughs to succeed. It takes a lot of effort and a fair amount of alertness to get the job done, but once your decisions prevail and your city is thriving, the sense of accomplishment is unlike no other. With its intense premise and the pressure of making tough choices, Frostpunk is undeniably one of the most challenging and addicting city-building strategy games I have ever played.
  6. Oct 21, 2019
    85
    Frostpunk will test our strategy skills like no other real-time strategy game can do. 4 maps to explore, freedom to rule the city, several types of buildings to build and hard choices to make create a unique experience among the strategy genre. 11 bit studios keeps taking risks and developing games that make us think about our own values.
  7. Oct 9, 2019
    80
    Frostpunk is not for the faint of heart. However, if you think you can handle the stressful job of being a leader, you can easily lose a couple of nights to the game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Oct 11, 2019
    10
    Amazing game with real choices and consequences you feel real depth and struggle as you build up your city from nothing with limited resourcesAmazing game with real choices and consequences you feel real depth and struggle as you build up your city from nothing with limited resources in a beautifully crafted world 10/10 Must play Expand
  2. Oct 12, 2019
    10
    best and most ambitious city builder with survival elements I've ever played!
  3. Oct 12, 2019
    10
    The best city builder I have ever played on PC now works on PS4 as well. Finally, I am able to play over 10-hours session without back pain.The best city builder I have ever played on PC now works on PS4 as well. Finally, I am able to play over 10-hours session without back pain. Thank you 11bit Expand
  4. Oct 15, 2019
    9
    Best strategy city builder / survival sim game on a console. Amazing port. Worth buying.
  5. Oct 16, 2019
    9
    Played this on the PS4 Pro. I have to say this is one of the best Indie City Builders out there. It mixes a Survival element and PoliticalPlayed this on the PS4 Pro. I have to say this is one of the best Indie City Builders out there. It mixes a Survival element and Political element to the game that makes it stand out from the others. Its the perfect game to play this Winter, sitting in a chilly room playing a game about a new ice age taking over the world. The game plays fairly good too, didnt have any performance issues aside from split second frame rate drops during a autosave which happens on all platforms. My only complaint is there being only 4 Story Scenarios, that's where the game shines best to me. Giving context and story to the world while putting the player in a fun little challenge. Also at time of this review, console versions dont have "The Rifts" DLC Map/Scenario or any mention of them coming soon.

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  6. Oct 21, 2019
    9
    It always makes me happy to play true quality games made from love. It's a great game to play with a friend on the couch to discuss decisions.It always makes me happy to play true quality games made from love. It's a great game to play with a friend on the couch to discuss decisions. Controls on the PS4 are perfect. Only thing keeping me from giving this a 10 is that the replayability is rather limited. Expand
  7. Oct 20, 2019
    7
    It is a very amazing, beautiful and stunning game. With the Ps4 or pro you will get a error in endless mode since they did not add a way soIt is a very amazing, beautiful and stunning game. With the Ps4 or pro you will get a error in endless mode since they did not add a way so you can adjust on the graphics so that makes the game very annoying at times when you did not save but it would be great if when a update could make it so that you can play without errors in endless mode. 7.5 out of 10 Expand

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