SteamWorld Heist Reviews

SteamWorld Heist is ranked in the 94th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Sep 26, 2016

A decent 2D turn-based tactical shooter which takes a while to get going but gets a lot better once the tactical options increase. Probably best to get on handheld where its probably more enjoyable to play in short bursts.

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Dec 9, 2015

Steamworld Heist is an absorbing world wrapped around a decent game whose technical bits take away from a stellar personality.

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8 / 10
Jun 17, 2016

It didn't seem this way at first, but ImageForm proved Steamworld Heist to be the next logical step after Steamworld Dig. On top of fabulous gameplay and overall intuitiveness, it grasps a personality some other indie games could only dream of. Just get ready for a fun space challenge.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 6, 2016

The combat is satisfying and full of strategy, the world is interesting and visually pleasing – the whole steampunk, western, space aesthetic is great, and even extends to the music with the band Steam Powered Giraffe providing the saloon band style soundtrack – and the story is quirky and comes with a nice twist.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 10, 2016

Complaints aside, SteamWorld Heist is a must-buy title for anyone looking for an enjoyable strategy game set in an endearing world.

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8 / 10.0
Jan 17, 2016

A unique take on the turn based shooter, and a fun character-driven space adventure.

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8 / 10
Jan 13, 2016

Image & Form should be commended for rewarding players seeking a challenge without penalizing those just looking for a good time

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Cubed3
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8 / 10
Jun 27, 2016

Considering how wildly different SteamWorld Heist is from its predecessor, this was clearly a bit of a risk for Image & Form. Fortunately for us, it is one that really pays off.

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Dec 18, 2015

Being left with a real desire for a much bigger game is certainly preferable than struggling to care about it at all, but Image & Form has been teasing us with the potential for SteamWorld for some time now, and while I hope this is a big success for the team, because I want to see SteamWorld continue to grow, I really need for the next game in the series to be truly ambitious.

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Dec 28, 2015

SteamWorld Heist snuck onto the 3DS eShop earlier this month, without much fanfare or discussion. But SteamWorld Heist might be the best tactical strategy game to grace the platform in 2015.

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4 / 5.0
Dec 22, 2015

SteamWorld Heist exudes charm and goodwill.

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8 / 10
Jan 22, 2017

A steampunk aesthetic with pirate robots in space who engage in an RPG/strategy game and require careful aiming from the player is exactly what SteamWorld Heist excels at and the marvelous audiovisual environment in which all this takes place only makes it better. This truly is a remarkable game that puts the players in the middle of the funniest steampunk space pirates adventure ever made.

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8 / 10
Jun 29, 2016

So far, its been a great year for turn based strategy games on PlayStation 4, and SteamWorld Heist has added further to the bounty. With its addictive and accessible gameplay, not only is it the perfect title for players of any skill level to test their metal, but you'll also have such a good time playing it that you'll quickly forget it isn't the direct sequel to SteamWorld Dig that you may have been hoping for.

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80 / 100
Jun 16, 2016

Seeing as how every level is randomly generated there could be a lot more to offer than the meandering and side-questing that is there.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 12, 2015

An incredibly fun combat mechanics is the basis for one of the most enjoyable 3DS games this year.

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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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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
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
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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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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