Frostpunk MastheadFrostpunk Masthead

Frostpunk

Rating Summary

Based on 71 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

85

Top Critic Average

91%

Critics Recommend

Based on 71 critic reviews
Spread the word:

Game Information

Available on:PCApr 24, 2018

Developer: 11 bit studios

Genres: Survival, Strategy

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.

What decisions will you make to ensure the survival of your society? What will you do when pushed to the limit? And...

...who will you become in the process?

Where to Buy

Amazon
Green Man Gaming

Review Data

View More
Mighty Head
32
Strong Head
16
Fair Head
2
Weak Head
0

Trailers

View All
11 facts about Frostpunk | Features Trailer thumbnail

11 facts about Frostpunk | Features Trailer

FROSTPUNK | Official Release Date Trailer - "Serenity" thumbnail

FROSTPUNK | Official Release Date Trailer - "Serenity"

FROSTPUNK | Debut Gameplay Trailer - "Heartbeats" thumbnail

FROSTPUNK | Debut Gameplay Trailer - "Heartbeats"

Screenshots

View More
Frostpunk Screenshot 1
Frostpunk Screenshot 2
Frostpunk Screenshot 3

Eurogamer

Recommended
Eurogamer

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

Read full review

IGN

9 / 10.0
IGN

Even though the bleakness is palpable, Frostpunk is a captivating experience. The gameplay is unique and varied, using the best aspects of city-building and survival games, with a little exploration mixed in. The story is engrossing and can go in a variety of ways based on the choices you make. All of this is relayed through outstanding aesthetics and graphical design that make staring at a frozen wasteland more appealing than you'd expect. Most original, though, are the ethical quandaries that Frostpunk raises, forcing you to balance the needs of individual and survival of the city without sacrificing your humanity.

Read full review

PC Gamer

89 / 100
PC Gamer

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

Read full review

Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
9 / 10
Metro GameCentral

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.

Read full review

Recent News

Frostpunk: Console Edition Announced, Launches This Summer

Frostpunk: Console Edition Announced, Launches This Summer

11 Bit's Studios has announced that their popular survival sim game Frostpunk will be releasing for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this Summer. The

Read full article on Attack of the Fanboy

Acclaimed survival city-builder Frostpunk is heading to Xbox One and PS4 this summer

Acclaimed survival city-builder Frostpunk is heading to Xbox One and PS4 this summer

This War of Mine developer 11 Bit Studios' critically acclaimed city-building survival sim, Frostpunk, will be making its way to Xbox One and PS4 "this summ…

Read full article on Eurogamer

Frostpunk: Console Edition announced for Xbox One

Frostpunk: Console Edition announced for Xbox One

Frostpunk is a strategy game where you have to manage a city and fight against the bitter cold. We've recently seen games like Surviving Mars which are also survival-focused, but this takes the challenge to a whole new level.

Read full article on Windows Central

Indie hit Moonlighter sells 500,000 copies

Indie hit Moonlighter sells 500,000 copies

Digital Suns and 11 Bit Studios announced today that their indie game Moonlighter has sold 500,000 copies.

Read full article on GamesBeat

Petroglyph shows off "survival RTS" Conan Unconquered in new video

Petroglyph shows off "survival RTS" Conan Unconquered in new video

Petroglyph Games has released a new video offering a closer look, with first gameplay footage, of its "survival RTS", Conan Unconquered, due to release on P…

Read full article on Eurogamer

Frostpunk's free 'People and Automatons' update lets you name your suffering citizens | PC Gamer

Frostpunk's free 'People and Automatons' update lets you name your suffering citizens | PC Gamer

Give your abject misery a personal touch.

Read full article on PC Gamer

Frostpunk’s Survivor Mode is icing hopeful players today

Frostpunk’s Survivor Mode is icing hopeful players today

Frostpunk is just that little bit more harsh and chilly today, as the Survivor Mode update adds a new difficulty that robs players of their last few safety nets

Read full article on Rock, Paper, Shotgun

Frostpunk's new 'Survivor Mode' makes it likely that you won't | PC Gamer

Frostpunk's new 'Survivor Mode' makes it likely that you won't | PC Gamer

Won't survive, that is.

Read full article on PC Gamer