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Frostpunk

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Recommendation: Play It
Median Score: 88/100
Total Reviews: 73

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Critics Consensus: Frostpunk is a truly harrowing strategy game requiring you to make difficult decisions to survive inhospitable conditions. It’s a thrilling twist on the city builder genre, and well worth your time.
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Game Info

GAME INFO

Frostpunk is a brand-new title from the creators of This War of Mine. It’s a society survival game that asks what people are capable of when pushed to the brink of extinction. In an entirely frozen world, people develop steam-powered technology to oppose the overwhelming cold. The city’s ruler has to manage both the citizens and the infrastructure they live in. The leader’s tactical skills face challenges that will frequently question morality and the basic foundations of what we consider organized society. Optimization and resource management often clash with empathy and thoughtful decision-making. While city and society management will consume most of the ruler’s time, at some point exploration of the outside world is necessary to understand its history and present state.

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High Score - 95/100
Low Score - 50/100

Silver Tier

53% of scored reviews fell within the range of 86 to 92 / 100

Critics Consensus

# Reviews: 73

Frostpunk is a truly harrowing strategy game requiring you to make difficult decisions to survive inhospitable conditions. It's a thrilling twist on the city builder genre, and well worth your time.

Caley Roark (IGN)

9/10

“Frostpunk deftly mixes a variety of thematic ideas and gameplay elements into an engaging and unique, if occasionally unintuitive, strategy game.”

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GameCentral (Metro GameCentral)

9/10

“It may have the framework of an ordinary city builder but there’s an insightful, and frequently disturbing, philosophical message at the heart of this cross-genre classic.”

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Brittany Vincent (Shacknews)

8/10

“The game does lose a bit of its luster after you beat the main scenario, but the two additional stories do put what you learned to the test. I’m eager to see what new situations 11 Bit Studios adds to the Frostpunk in the future, as the concept has a ton of untapped potential.”

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Awards & Recognition

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Best Strategy Game

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