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Frostpunk 2 PC

A sequel to the warmly welcomed strategy-economic game by the Polish 11 bit studios. The action of Frostpunk 2 takes place thirty years after the events of the original. Once again, we play as a city manager trying to survive in a world covered in ice.

Strategy | steampunk | Economic | RTS | Post Apocalypse | survival | Polish | city builder

Frostpunk 2 Release Date PC

TBA

developer: 11 bit studios publisher: 11 bit studios Official website

English language game language: English

Frostpunk 2 is a real-time strategy game developed by Polish studio 11 bit studios, responsible for the warmly welcomed This War of Mine. The game is a sequel to the 2018 game Frostpunk. The player once again takes on the role of the administrator of New London, one of the last bastions of humanity after the frozen apocalypse.

Plot

The action of the game takes place in 1917, thirty years after the end of the first part. The world has been icebound due to an unexplained climatic disaster, forcing humanity to fight for survival. The few survivors formed cities and settlements around generators, giant structures that burn coal and produce heat. One of these cities was New London, a habitat that managed to survive resource shortages, human conflict, and the cataclysmic event known as the Great Storm.

After three decades, New London has become a prosperous city. Unfortunately, residents are encountering a new problem. The resource they have relied on for years - coal - is no longer sufficient to provide heat for the entire city. Hope lies in the underground oil deposits that the settlers begin to exploit. People's uncertainty about the oil's potential, frequent crime, nomads camped on the outskirts of the city, and the coming waves of cold weather are causing social unrest and distrust in government. It's up to us to ease the situation, keep the city safe, and prevent angry citizens from overthrowing our government.

Mechanics

In terms of gameplay, Frostpunk 2 is an evolution of the original. The core of the gameplay remains the same. The game is a real-time strategy in which we expand the city and take care of the citizens' needs. Oil takes the place of coal and its extraction is our top priority. If it runs out, the generator in the city center will shut down and the citizens will have no protection against the cold. The player must build mining outposts, buildings that produce food, hospitals that treat sick citizens and houses where people can rest after a hard day's work.

Frostpunk 2, like its predecessor, focuses heavily on difficult moral choices. Many times we will have to abandon our morality in the name of survival. The player has to find a balance between pragmatism and idealism or reckon with the fall of the city or his rule. Our decisions have consequences and influence on the fate of the city. During the game we interact with many factions, whose agendas are mutually exclusive. Depending on the faction that we support, the game plays differently.

Game modes

Just like its predecessor, Frostpunk 2 includes only a single-player mode.

Technical aspects

The audiovisual setting makes a positive impression. The dark and serious graphic style, using mainly white colors and shades of gray, is striking. The buildings are inspired by authentic buildings from the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Piotr Musial, known from the first part of Frostpunk, This War of Mine and Blood and Wine expansion for The Witcher 3, again became the composer responsible for the soundtrack.

Game mode: single player  

Expectations: 9.7 / 10 based on 24 votes.

Age restrictions Frostpunk 2: 16+

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