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  • Summary: Join Captain Piper Faraday, smuggler and occasional pirate, as she recruits a rag-tag team of steam-driven robots and sets out on a daring adventure. With your hearty crew you’ll board, loot and shoot your way through enemy spaceships. Overcome the challenges of the vast frontier byJoin Captain Piper Faraday, smuggler and occasional pirate, as she recruits a rag-tag team of steam-driven robots and sets out on a daring adventure. With your hearty crew you’ll board, loot and shoot your way through enemy spaceships. Overcome the challenges of the vast frontier by upgrading your robots with unique abilities, weapons – and even stylish hats! Expand

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SteamWorld Heist - E3 2015 Trailer
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Jun 30, 2016
    90
    All in all, Image & Form have once again knocked it out of the park with Steamworld Heist. Fun, addictive and comical, it has everything in needs to become another success for the Icelandic studio.
  2. Jul 29, 2016
    90
    Overall, SteamWorld Heist is one of the most accessible strategy games you will ever wish to discover and play with an incredible depth of gameplay and features.
  3. Sep 5, 2016
    90
    SteamWorld Heist quickly seized my attention with its interesting world and charming characters, but its addicting combat and rewarding RPG mechanics are what really made the game hard to put down.
  4. Jul 5, 2016
    85
    Not much has changed since Steamworld Heist's debut last December: the game is still intoxicating and addictive, and now features the always welcome cross buy feature that will allow to play it both on the couch and during lunch breaks. If you love turn-based strategy games, it's a strong recommendation.
  5. Jun 29, 2016
    80
    With its addictive and accessible gameplay, not only is it the perfect title for players of any skill level to test their metal, but you'll also have such a good time playing it that you'll quickly forget it isn't the direct sequel to SteamWorld Dig that you may have been hoping for.
  6. Jun 18, 2016
    80
    I’m thoroughly enjoying playing this game and I appreciate being able to keep the level of difficulty at a setting I feel comfortable with before each mission, which can be adjusted or decreased if you so choose. I just wish they had a bit more to offer to offer in terms of objectives.
  7. Jun 15, 2016
    70
    A great game that may surprise fans of the previous game, but in a good way. The style and design of the world, characters and combat is fantastic. The turn-based combat is surprisingly fluid and fast-paced and there’s plenty of upgrades and variations to play with.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Jun 12, 2016
    10
    I already knew i would love this game before i even brought it. Its fun turn based strategy, easy to learn but challenging. I heard its 15-20I already knew i would love this game before i even brought it. Its fun turn based strategy, easy to learn but challenging. I heard its 15-20 hours. Im already 2 hours in and i can't stop playing. Easy 10 out of 10 for me. The only thing im pissed off about is there is no cross save with ps4 to vita. Expand
  2. Dec 31, 2016
    10
    I wish all turn based strategy games could have interfaces this good. Keeps things simple in a world where turn based strategy games areI wish all turn based strategy games could have interfaces this good. Keeps things simple in a world where turn based strategy games are getting way too complicated. Finally somebody made a Steampunk game with visuals that didn’t make me say “yuk”. Runs great on Vita. Expand
  3. Jun 13, 2018
    10
    I kinda dislike turn based bounce bullet games... found them kinda dumb :(
    BUT WHY AM ADDICTED TO THIS GAME
    I just got it thinking it was
    I kinda dislike turn based bounce bullet games... found them kinda dumb :(
    BUT WHY AM ADDICTED TO THIS GAME
    I just got it thinking it was like the previous steamworld dig games (which I loved) and was angry when I found it was a bounce bullet turn based thing, almost deleted it... but then I played the first level, then the second, then I downloaded it to my Vita (you get that included in the ps4 game) and now I cant put it down Im around 20 levels now and still going strong. I even put down Monster hunter world to end this one first.
    Dont know if its the mechanics, the colorful characters, the power ups, the simple map style (you jump from spaceship to spaceship, no loading times at all)
    Those guys really made me want to play steamworld defense tower game now and I cant get it nowhere since its for Nintendo DS.
    Truly a little gem all in all.
    Give it a try, you wont let it down until you finish it.
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  4. Jul 12, 2016
    8
    I like Steamworld: Heist, and if you're a fan of the original there's a load to love here, in fact it's one of my favourite games at theI like Steamworld: Heist, and if you're a fan of the original there's a load to love here, in fact it's one of my favourite games at the moment. It's fun, and the art style is great, not to mention the animation, which is crisp and full of character from the attacks to the idle animations of the Cowbots.

    The sound design is great as well.

    Theme wise, honestly, the whole space western thing with robots just makes me grin.

    It's a polished package that's worth adding to your collection if you're a fan of turn-based games, and especially if you're looking for something to scratch your XCOM itch on the PS4.

    It's single player as well, so you're not going to play it co-op with a friend, unless you play pass-the-pad and let them control a character on their turn.
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  5. Sep 30, 2016
    8
    A very solid turn based strategy game. The successor to Steamworld DIg (one of my favorite indie games) is only a successor in terms ofA very solid turn based strategy game. The successor to Steamworld DIg (one of my favorite indie games) is only a successor in terms of atmosphere and steambots. At the games core is a very simple 2d side-scrolling turn based combat system that is fun and challenging, with rank up rewards (new perks for each characters as they level), and what I believe is random loot that you can choose to collect if you dare in each level. I felt like those two "side" elements keep this game fresh throughout this roughly 10-20 hours game (depending on your skill level/ if you grind or not). The story is really straightforward and is really a side-show, like steamworld dig, gameplay rules all, and this game does enough introducing new enemies , weapons, abilities, characters, etc . to satisfy the prototypical gamer as the game goes along. The only downside is that this game drags on too much for me, for me the game lost it's magic during the third world, with annoying enemies, and level design that hampered the experience for me just a little bit. But all in all a fun turn based game,with surprisingly a lot of depth (around 30-40 levels i think), and a decent challenge. If you mix gunbound and xcom, this is the baby you'll get, and it's a good one. Expand
  6. May 30, 2017
    6
    Steamworld Heist (PS4)

    Total gameplay timeframe: 15 hours Overall: Decent game. Fun for a 6/10 Cons: Poor writing Poor Story Slog
    Steamworld Heist (PS4)

    Total gameplay timeframe: 15 hours

    Overall: Decent game. Fun for a 6/10

    Cons: Poor writing
    Poor Story
    Slog to finish, no desire to playthru NG+
    Too many playable, useless characters
    Lots of useless items and guns

    Pros: Sound
    Controls
    Boss battles
    Map
    Difficulty

    Recommended Price Point: DEEP SALE ($6 MAX)
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