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Generally favorable reviews- based on 22 Ratings

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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
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  1. NF Magazine
    Nov 7, 2016
    100
    SteamWorld Heist is one of the best Wii U games I've ever played! [Issue #24 – November/December 2016, p.21S]
  2. 95
    SteamWorld Heist is one of the best things any download service has to offer.
  3. Oct 3, 2016
    90
    SteamWorld Heist on Wii U is exactly what we expected - a high quality Wii U iteration of a game that was already fantastic on 3DS.
  4. Oct 6, 2016
    85
    SteamWorld Heist is a great turn based strategy game with a brilliant art style and action.
  5. Apr 8, 2017
    80
    All in, SteamWorld Heist is a fantastic entry in the turn based strategy genre. The visual style is trademark SteamWorld and shines on the Wii U, while the gameplay feels more direct and impactful thanks to it’s reliance on player aiming rather than chance.
  6. Jan 22, 2017
    80
    SteamWorld Heist is a stunning work that combines RPG, strategy and accurate aiming in a steampunk space environment that will put the player at the centre of a plot that is heavy in humour and which features a wonderful visual environment, as well as a soundtrack that fits perfectly within the game's universe.
  7. Jul 10, 2017
    70
    SteamWorld Heist is a decent length when factoring in the wide range of difficulty settings, and the fact you will be playing some missions a few times. Essentially, this is a well-made squad-based strategy that gives a choice: go in guns blazing…. or go in gun blazing. While the game is heavy on the tactics, it's never heavy on subtlety. It's nice it wastes little time, but it also suffers from a lack of diversity because of it. It's thus probably better for those looking for a game to play on/off rather than binge over.
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  1. Nov 3, 2016
    10
    Although originally a Nintendo 3DS release, Steamworld Heist has now been released on the Wii U with a nice shiny new coat of paint.

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    Although originally a Nintendo 3DS release, Steamworld Heist has now been released on the Wii U with a nice shiny new coat of paint.

    The SteamWorld devs are making a name for themselves for providing addicting, simple gameplay with really cool mechanics. The strategy element in this game, for example, may seem a little basic at first glance. But the ricochet system of bouncing bullets off of walls and ceilings is incredibly fun to mess around with. Lining up your shot JUST right never gets old.
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  2. Jan 5, 2017
    10
    Even though I loved Dig, I expected to be disappointed by the turn-based approach to this one. So glad to be wrong -- it's so much fun. IfEven though I loved Dig, I expected to be disappointed by the turn-based approach to this one. So glad to be wrong -- it's so much fun. If anything, it's even more addictive than Dig, and more innovative too. Same high-end production values and attention to detail. Lots of difficulty levels make it accessible and provides motivation to move up -- slick that you can change the level for individual missions too. Great music, compelling characters and a simple upgrading system that works well. I'm looking forward to trying it again with a different strategy...I suspect the replayability will be excellent. Expand
  3. Mar 16, 2019
    8
    very nice game 12345678912345678123456781234567812345678 to get 75 letters is hard !

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