SteamWorld Heist

Rating Summary

Based on 63 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

85

Top Critic Average

95%

Critics Recommend

Based on 63 critic reviews
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IGN

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8.8 / 10.0
Dec 16, 2015

Steamworld Heist stole my heart. The characters are charming, the combat is addictive, and the Firefly-style adventure made every battle a blast. Besides some annoying instances of post-battle maintenance, I rarely felt the need to power down these robots.

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Recommended
Dec 10, 2015

Free aiming and ricochet shots bring wild life to this exquisite turn-based blaster.

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8 / 10
Dec 9, 2015

A superb mix of action and strategy that should be enough to convince everyone that turn-based doesn't have to mean slow or serious.

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8.5 / 10.0
Dec 21, 2015

Fans of strategy titles won't want to bypass this under-the-radar hit

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8 / 10
Jan 23, 2016

Tense combat, complex mechanics, and witty dialogue make this 2D turn-based strategy game an unexpected but worthwhile successor to 2013's SteamWorld Dig.

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Dec 10, 2015

What more can I say? I loved SteamWorld Heist and I think everyone should play it. Even if you don't normally like tactics games, Heist might be able to change your mind. It might not make a lot of Game of the Year lists, but I can assure you that it is one of 2015's best.

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8.5 / 10.0
Dec 8, 2015

SteamWorld Heist is both a great entry point for people who normally shy away from strategy games and a good recommendation for veterans. With a deep combat system and a sliding difficulty scale, pretty much everyone can find something they'll like.

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8 / 10
Dec 20, 2015

While I wasn't completely sold on the limited inventory space available, the penalties for death, and the initial ease of the game, Steamworld Heist made for a great time. Tactical combat on a 2D plane is hard to make engaging and the occasional urgency of the short levels made for some badass moments where a sharp shot sealed the deal. A competent, if completely different second outing in the SteamWorld universe.

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8 / 10
Dec 9, 2015

Still, the fact that I want to go back and grind some missions to level up my less developed characters speaks to SteamWorld Heist's longevity and satisfying appeal. Image & Form has another retro-inspired gem here, and has further established that like its denizens, SteamWorld stands for piecing together something great from a box of spare parts.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 10, 2015

SteamWorld Heist is a turn-based strategy game technically delicious and unexpectedly deep. A small jewel that fans should not miss.

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