Frostpunk

Rating Summary

Based on 94 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

86

Top Critic Average

93%

Critics Recommend

Based on 94 critic reviews
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Recommended
Apr 27, 2018

A thrilling but thin survival twist on the city builder genre, oozing dark charisma and political dilemmas.

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IGN

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Apr 25, 2018

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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89 / 100
Apr 23, 2018

Frostpunk is a stressful, stylish, and addictive survival management game filled with incredibly difficult choices.

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9 / 10
Oct 10, 2019

Becoming one of the best city builders on consoles is the least of Frostpunk's achievements in this thought-provoking parable about the true cost of being in charge.

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Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

9 / 10
Apr 26, 2018

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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8.8 / 10.0
Apr 23, 2018

Don't come to Frostpunk if you want sunshine, unicorns, and happy outcomes. This is a bleak game about making difficult decisions to survive inhospitable conditions

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9 / 10
Apr 24, 2018

Frostpunk is a brutal city-survival sim that thrives on forcing you to make tough choices in harrowing scenarios.

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8.5 / 10.0
May 1, 2018

Frostpunk is such a bizarre game. Playing through it mechanically and logistically leads to a relatively standard resource manager. However, by investing yourself in the town and the people within it, you allow in the crushing weight of the decisions you'll have to make and the emotional consequences that follow. They may not be affecting real people, but treating it as such is what this game is all about. It's an emotional roller coaster that will likely leave you more defeated after "winning" than when you first started, and that is incredible.

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9 / 10
May 3, 2018

Frostpunk is a truly harrowing game in the best possible way and one that will have you steeped in the harsh reality of eternal winter for dozens of hours to come.

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8 / 10
May 9, 2018

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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