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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: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Nov 30, 2021
    80
    Coming 27 years after its predecessor, Beyond a Steel Sky inevitably lacks the originality that made Beneath a Steel Sky such an instant classic, and a strong source of inspiration for many games that came later. Union City is now a 3D world, but it’s still filled of clever puzzles and interesting characters, shaped around Cecil and Gibbons’ view of society. It might not be as groundbreaking as the original, but Beyond a Steel Sky is still a good adventure that tries to offer a perspective on our society and how we should try to improve it without leaving anyone behind.
  2. Dec 6, 2021
    80
    Built by veterans of the genre, Beyond a Steel Sky may not be a revolutionary adventure game, but its clever writing and intriguing story make it a solid entry.
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    Feb 23, 2022
    80
    A game like this lives or dies on its script, and the writing is excellent, supported by some great acting. [Issue#10, p.86]
  4. Dec 9, 2021
    75
    Faithful to its predecessor, Beyond a Steel Sky is a success on consoles. Taking advantage of the 4K resolution and fully dubbed dialogues, this version puts the player in an armchair. More stable and comfortable, the adventure turns out to be pleasant thanks to the impactful writing, colorful characters and a city more surprising than ever. The lack of life is however glaring and may hamper those looking for a spectacular setting.
  5. Feb 21, 2022
    70
    Beyond a Steel Sky is a typical modern adventure game with old-school logic puzzles mixed into it. With great writing from some of the great names from the comic-book and video game industry, it is riddled with linearity, lack of player choice, and irritating puzzle design in the later parts of the game. Still, it poses a fun experience for all fans of the genre, and due to its great world design, it is a true cyberpunk experience.
  6. Jan 20, 2022
    70
    The long-forgotten point & click classic Beneath a Steel Sky finally gets a sequel that takes us back to a completely different time in many ways. After many years, Revolution Software is demonstrating that they are still able to create an exciting story based on old fears about the future that are even more relevant today than before. Even new players who are not familiar with the previous instalment will get a very well-rounded story and experience, but they will still have to invest a little more than in other today's derivatives of the once-popular genre.
  7. Dec 3, 2021
    60
    The 3D environments just don't have the same magic, either. Beyond a Steel Sky's visuals are basic, and its locations are all a bit sterile. And that's a shame, because at its core, this is a heartfelt and often charming video game. If you're an adventure fan, Foster's second foray into Union City is fun enough while it lasts — but it struggles to be anywhere near as memorable as the classic titles that it draws from.

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  1. Dec 28, 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 1, 2022
    8
    Thus, Beyond a Steel Sky presents you with a good game from the genre for the console. The storyline is fun and drives you pleasantly throughThus, Beyond a Steel Sky presents you with a good game from the genre for the console. The storyline is fun and drives you pleasantly through the game. The tasks and puzzles are also good and are always enjoyable. But the views are to be understood first and can be accepted little by little. Fans will have a good look at first. The graphics and sound are great, but there are a few drawbacks. So fans and those interested should gladly take a look at "Beyond a Steel Sky" and of course buy it, because it has become a good game. Expand