is a city builder meets post-apocalyptic survival game that we've talking about for sometime -- our review from 2018 explains
just why it made our list of the best games for that year. It's bleak, hopeful, beautiful, and stark. Harsh too.
As per our review.
The sheer emotional weight behind each decision is what separates Frostpunk from other city builders. Where enacting child labour laws or turning away refugees on the basis that you simply don’t have enough food or shelter to go around, further emphasises the stark narrative ambition of its survival side. One that eschews the more free-form experimentation and endless structure found in most simulations, instead providing intensely focused pre-determined scenarios.
Where you’re in charge of saving humanity as a new ice age dawns and temperatures plummet. No stress.
That may not sound like fun, but it weirdly is immersive and engaging. And right now Frostpunk is currently free via the Epic Games Store