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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. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
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  1. Oct 10, 2019
    90
    Without skipping a beat from the original PC game, Frostpunk’s console port is a slick and efficient strategy game of misery and compromise in the coldest apocalypse. You could say it’s the cold standard in console strategy.
  2. Jul 19, 2018
    90
    Survival demands progress. React to current events, but don’t forget about the long term and investing in development and technological progress. Providing a highly advanced infrastructure with self-powered automatons, airships and other technical wonders is difficult, but achievable.
  3. Oct 10, 2019
    90
    Evocative, atmospherically stunning, and endlessly addictive. Frostpunk is now the best strategy simulation game on Xbox One.
  4. Oct 21, 2019
    86
    While I may not be fit to rule the new world, I sure had a depressingly great time with Frostpunk. The difficulty will no doubt put people off – especially those going in blind – but persevere and there’s a deep, rewarding strategy title here that will get it’s hooks in, and drag you down with it.
  5. Oct 10, 2019
    85
    Frostpunk is as hard and well crafted on consoles as it was when it was released on PC last year.
  6. Oct 10, 2019
    80
    Frostpunk can be overhelming and would benefit from a longer tutorial, so it’s understandable if those new to the genre find it too tricky. But a well-conceived narrative and premise makes it worth picking up whether you’re new to the genre, or have years of city-building experience behind you.
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  1. Oct 12, 2019
    10
    best and most ambitious city builder with survival elements I've ever played!
  2. Oct 12, 2019
    9
    Frostpunk is a unique Real-Time Strategy, Civics Simulation, set in a frozen apocalyptic wasteland. You are in command of the last vestige ofFrostpunk is a unique Real-Time Strategy, Civics Simulation, set in a frozen apocalyptic wasteland. You are in command of the last vestige of the Human race, and it's your job to lead them into a prosperous future, where they can rebuild, and survive the frozen hell that surrounds them. After finding an Intact furnace generator in a defensible crevasse, your people can have warmth and power, and it's time to rebuild. Manage the workflow and keep the morale of the people up, your every decision will add or remove Hope, and or Discontent. Be very careful with how hard you push your people because too much Discontent and they will toss you out to the cold. the Building revolves around the generator, literally. Your grid is a circular area that spans outward from the generator, and each building takes up a small slice of each circle. The game will also press you with moral dilemmas, each of which will be met with hope or discontent and sometimes a bit of both depending on your decisions. Will you incite child labour, how will you tend the sick, how will you take care of amputees? Frostpunk is a nails hard game and will press your strategic mind to its fringes. Frostpunk is an incredible strategy game, and I highly recommend it to anyone that enjoys city-survival style games and best of all this amazing game is now available for your Xbox One! Expand
  3. Oct 17, 2019
    8
    “Frost Punk”
    Developer: 11 Bit Studios
    Publisher: 11 Bit Studios Reviewed by: Kelly Holliday Available on: PC, Xbox, PS4 Frost Punk is
    “Frost Punk”
    Developer: 11 Bit Studios
    Publisher: 11 Bit Studios
    Reviewed by: Kelly Holliday
    Available on: PC, Xbox, PS4

    Frost Punk is a city-builder and society simulator. It is a tense, gripping, and often stressful survived game filled with difficult, sometimes unthinkable choices.
    In Frost Punk the entire world has become a sub-zero arctic wasteland. After fleeing London only hope for survival, you and a few dozen followers end up at a massive coal furnace standing in the center of a crater. You will build a small city that huddled around the coal furnace for warmth and you do resource gathering. You must keep an eye on the tiny meters at the top of the screen to know how much wood, coal, and food are left and how long it will last. You must keep everyone warm in these sub-zero temperatures.
    Frost Punk is the kind of game that you have patience. I like all the details, description, survival facts, and strategy. No one is safe from working in these freezing temperatures even children must lend a helping hand.
    The controls and game play are complex, a little hard to understand at first. Audio is well and good for the condition you are in. I have seen someone play “Oxygen Not Included” this feels like a rip off of it.

    Pros: Challenging Play
    Several new gameplay modes/ scenarios

    Cons: Shortness of game

    Overall I would say that Frost Punk is a well game and you catch on after learning all of the basics. The graphics are good and in fine detail. I enjoy other games with the same gameplay, trying to survive. I give this game 8.5/10 It’s a city-building survival strategy game set in a frozen world. It’s tough to play but even tougher to stop. I was hoping it would have some kind of map editor that would allow for many different scenarios requiring different approaches to survival. If you are a survival strategy fan give this game a try
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