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Posted: 3 years ago, last updated 6 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Steam-powered robots fighting for space supremacy sounds like the script for a 1950s B-movie. As in those matinee hits, the point here isn’t realism but interesting characters. Like the related games (SteamWorld Dig and SteamWorld Quest), SteamWorld Heist requires you to build a merry band of robots to take on the challenges of space’s vast frontier.

The turn-taking gameplay lets newcomers take their time with each shot or movement. For experts, trick shots and optimising progress demand the development of intricate strategies. This may look like just another shooting game, but play it for a few minutes and you’ll discover a joyously irreverent take on space combat that demands both attention and skill.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 16/11/2015, updated in 2016

Price: 80% off

Platforms: 3DS and 2DS, PS Vita, PS4, Stadia, Switch and Wii U

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Sequencing, Shooting (Platform, Role-Play, Stealth and Traversal)

Accessibility: 24 features

Components: 2D Side-On, Hand-Made and Pixels

Developer: Steam World Games (@SteamWorldGames)




Play Time: This game will take between 14 hours and 20 hours to complete. To complete the main story-levels will take about 14 hours, depending on difficulty settings. To see everything in the game extends this to over 20 hours.

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

The game was rated PEGI 7 for non-realistic violence towards fantasy characters. Violence in the game is, in the main caused by the use of firearms of various size and calibre, this is supplemented at times by the use of exploding barrels. When shot or blown up the characters will fall apart. The violence is non-realistic.

Skill Rating

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game.


Steamworld Heist usually costs £10.99 to £14.99. 

Steamworld Heist

Steamworld Heist: Ultimate Edition

Switch Store Switch £14.99
There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
In-game purchase for "The Outsider" content that adds new missions with brand-new weapons, gear and more of the collectable hats. 
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