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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: 18 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. 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.
  2. Oct 15, 2019
    90
    An outstanding port of an outstanding game. It's absolutely worth a look from console players who haven't had the opportunity to play this absorbing city-builder/survival sim until now. Although this version may not offer much to those who have already bought and played it on PC, the fact that Frostpunk is now accessible to more people is a cool thing in itself.
  3. Jun 1, 2020
    90
    Frostpunk is quite simply one of the best city-building experiences on the PlayStation 4 with a highly detailed narrative written for four huge campaigns. The sadness in there only being four campaigns is a true testament to the team at 11 Bit Studios, as they have crafted such a memorable experience, with gut-wrenching decisions at every turn. The savagery of the game can have long-lasting effects that can carry into the subsequent play-throughs, as the memories of what arose from making previous decisions can sway future decisions down other pathways. For those who wish to experience a more laid-back 'Sim City' like experience, then this title may not be the right title to jump into. However after experiencing this, it will be easy to feel anxious to see whatever the team behind it has in store next.
  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: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  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. Dec 14, 2020
    9
    I struggle to think of a single significant complaint I have with this game. Beautiful on the ps4, engaging and immersive world, strategicI struggle to think of a single significant complaint I have with this game. Beautiful on the ps4, engaging and immersive world, strategic resource gathering / city building gameplay that will put you on the edge of your seat scrambling to save your settlers when things invariably go awry. I was pleasantly surprised by how well Frostpunk handles with a controller and by the bug-free nature of the game. Is this game a 10? I'd have to say that it's a bit too limited in its scope and replayability to warrant a perfect score, but I would award it a 9.5 if I could. If you enjoy resource management strategy games don't pass this one up. Expand
  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. Jun 20, 2020
    6
    Great city builder, for me a little too hard. After a few hours there is nothing to do more, not enough buildings to create. New expansion isGreat city builder, for me a little too hard. After a few hours there is nothing to do more, not enough buildings to create. New expansion is coming, so maybe that will change. Expand

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