Frostpunk

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Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Genres: Strategy

Released: March 2018, updated in 2019. Added to this library 6 months ago, last updated 11 weeks ago.

Overview

Frostpunk is a city-building survival game set in an alternate 1886 with a devastating winter setting in. You are tasked with running a city by managing resources to ensure the city’s survival. Your choices can have negative and positive consequences.

 
This game is good if you want to control how the story ends, face tough decisions or survive the night.

Commitment

Duration: This game will take between 10 hours and 18 hours to complete.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

Costs

Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. This includes a regular subscription fee (known as a 'battle/season pass') to unlock access to reward items and other aspects of the game.

The paid Season Pass adds expeditions that can also be purchased separately. "The Rifts" is a new challenge on a brand new Endless Mode map. "The Last Autumn" is a prequel expansion that introduces new environment, Books of Laws, buildings and technologies. "Project TVADGYCGJR" that takes you to New London in search of the intel about the forthcoming expansion. The Frostpunk: Game of the Year Edition includes all this in one bundle.

This game is free with Xbox Game Pass. This game is free with Origin Access.

Ratings

This game has been rated PEGI 16 for use of sexual expletives. Not suitable for persons under 16 years of age. The examiner's report expands this rating with the following: This game contains infrequent use of sexual expletives. The word “*!@?*” and its derivatives are found throughout. This game contains images that are likely to be horrifying. Some of the pictures in the game contain mutilated human bodies, corpses and surgeons performing surgery on bloodied human bodies.

This game has been rated ESRB TEEN.

Accessibility

System settings: Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping). Xbox One has a wide range of system features including some that can be used on all games, like the excellent co-pilot mode... read more.


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Face Tough Decisions

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The games selected here each place you in a challenging situation to give you a first-hand experience of what it’s like. It may be nail-biting, heart-breaking or desperate, but often, through all the trials and tribulations, there is still hope. Either way, unlike reading books or watching films about these subjects, here you are emotionally implicated in the choices you are faced with.
 

Free With Xbox Game Pass

Xbox Game Pass is a subscription service that provides 100 top-tier games. Once subscribed you can download the game at no extra cost. Of the 100 games available the ones in our recommended database are listed below.

You cannot play games you install when your Xbox Game Pass expires, although you do keep any games you have purchased at a discount with your membership. You will need to purchase any in-game extra content in addition to the subscription, although some games include this content for free.
  • Xbox Game Pass £7.99/month
  • Xbox Game Pass Ultimate including Xbox Live Gold for online play £10.99/month
  • Xbox Game Pass PC £7.99/month
Xbox Live Gold usually costs £6.99/month and is the Xbox service that lets you play with others online. It also offers a few free games each month and substantial discounts.
 

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Setting aside games that evolve through simulation, or games where once you die it's game over, these branching narrative games tell a story that ends in a certain way because of the choices you made.
 

Free With Origin Access

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Surviving in games is often a key element. Some games, however, make it the main focus. With minimal resources and little light can you make it through to the morning? Can you prepare a shelter as the daylight dwindles in time for you to cope with the lurking creatures of the dark?

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Many of these games offer an open world in which to survive, which opens up more ways of preparing for and then making it through the night time. This, of course, leads to another day where you need to spend time and resources wisely while exploring your surroundings.
 
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