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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. 90
    If you have yet to play Frostpunk and enjoy city-builders you should absolutely give the console edition a look. It's a worthy port of a phenomenal game, and I hope to see more games brought over from PC given this sort of love and attention in the future.
  2. 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.
  3. 90
    To say Frostpunk is fun would be like saying watching The Road is fun. It’s engaging, challenging, inventive and unique. It cleverly re-purposes old genre tropes, and embraces the rigors of micromanaging dire people in a dark time with such earnest that it’s hard not to get charmed into hours of sadistic yet satisfying struggle.
  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 2, 2019
    87
    One of the most innovative building strategy games in recent years plays very well on consoles. And you have the added bonus of having all add-ons at your disposal, while most of the minor problems that plagued the PC version in the beginning were addressed.
  6. Oct 10, 2019
    85
    One year later, Frostpunk is still a very interesting game. On console too.
  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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  1. Oct 14, 2019
    10
    I just want to thank the people behind this game for making it this good. They could have made an awesome game with much less effort, butI just want to thank the people behind this game for making it this good. They could have made an awesome game with much less effort, but clearly didn't settle for just awesome and I love it when developers do that. It always makes me happy to play true quality games made from love and I didn't think this style of game would work so perfectly on console. Expand
  2. 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
  3. Oct 12, 2019
    10
    best and most ambitious city builder with survival elements I've ever played!
  4. 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

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