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Frostpunk
Frostpunk

Strategy 24 April 2018

An adventure/strategy game with survival elements by Polish studio 11bit Studios. Frostpunk is set in a fictional icy-cold world, whose climate deeply affected the development of its society. To survive, people rely mostly on steam engines. However, it is not enough, and the society is falling apart, which means it needs to change. The gameplay focuses on the survival aspect, which, unlike in other such productions, means more than gathering and managing resources. Strategic elements are also of great importance, and you also need to make difficult and morally ambiguous decisions. The game features distinct visuals, in which the cold colors of nature are contrasted with the warmer hues, which symbolize the remains of civilization.

Dishonored 2
Dishonored 2

Action 11 November 2016

A sequel to a best-selling FPP stealth game set in a universe that combines stylistics of the late Victorian era with steampunk elements. The title is a result of cooperation between Arkane Studios and the game’s publisher – Bethesda company. The sequel’s main heroine is Emily Kadwin, the daughter of the murdered empress, who joins forces with the empress’ former bodyguard Corvo, the protagonist of the previous game. The girl tries to reclaim the lost crown and take revenge on all responsible for the death of her mother. Gameplay mechanics did not change much, so you still are offered much freedom in the way you reach the game’s objectives. Depending on your preferences, you may either use stealth approach or engage in open conflicts. The game can be completed as either of the two heroes, whereas each one has slightly different abilities and fighting style. Just like the previous game, Dishonored 2 contains only single player gameplay with no cooperation mode.

Dishonored
Dishonored

Action 09 October 2012

A first person action game with elements of stealth, set in a steampunk universe. Dishonored is a product of Arcane Studios, a company best known for Dark Messiah of Might & Magic. The game’s protagonist – Corvo, a respected bodyguard of the empress – gets falsely accused of murdering his sovereign. Being one of the world’s most dangerous men, he needs to use his extraordinary skills to clear his name and bring justice on the ones responsible for the crime. Dishonored’s main course constitutes of executing carefully planned assassinations. The protagonist can use his superhuman abilities to aid himself in that quest. Dishonored features excellent audiovisuals with graphics powered by Unreal Engine 3.

They Are Billions
They Are Billions

Strategy March 2019

They Are Billions is a steampunk real-time strategy where we have to defend a human colony from hordes of zombies. It was developed by Numantian Games, creators of Lords of Xulmia: A Story of Gods and Humans. Our primary objective is to manage and upgrade our base. We will have to gather resources, build and upgrade buildings, create a power grid, and so on. Hordes of zombies are a constant threat that we will face. The game's engine allows the presence of up to 20 thousand zombies at a time. We have to build defensive structures like watch towers and walls and recruit and trained mercenaries in order to keep our survivors safe. We can pause the game at any time to give orders. They Are Billions offers a single player campaign with all kinds of missions and a survival mode where we end up on a procedurally generated map and have to survive for 100 days.

The Order: 1886
The Order: 1886

Action 20 February 2015

A third-person perspective (TPP) action game in a steampunk setting, developed by Ready At Dawn studios. The main campaign storyline of The Order: 1886 takes the player to an alternate version of the Victorian era, in which a war is raging against a species of mutated humans. The player assumes the role of Sir Galahad, a knight of the Order that has fought the beasts for centuries. The action takes place mostly in London, where many authentic places and pieces of architecture can be found. The game offers numerous dynamic shootouts, featuring a wide array of fantastic weapons (including things like Arc Gun, Combo Gun, and Thermite Rifle). The Order: 1886 is distinctive for its high-quality visuals, generated by the Ready at Dawn Engine 4.0.

Dishonored: Death of the Outsider
Dishonored: Death of the Outsider

Action 15 September 2017

Dishonored: Death of the Outsider is an action game set in the Dishonored game universe. We play as a new protagonist, Billie Lurk. She is an assassin with supernatural powers and the right hand of Daud, one of the series' primary antagonists and the character we played as in two DLCs of the first Dishonored game. Our job is to hunt down the titular Outsider, a mysterious being that is the source of the supernatural powers used by the series' heroes. Story is nonlinear and its outcome is heavy reliant on our choices. Death of the Outsider takes us to the city of Karnaca known from Dishonored 2. We will visit many various locations during our adventures, like cultist hideouts or underground fight clubs. Gameplay mechanics did not change and are the same as in the previous games of the series. Once again we can play stealthy and be a silent assassin or attack our enemies in plain sight. As we progress, we unlock new abilities and pieces of equipment. After finishing the game, we can play it once again in the Original Game Plus mode where we have access to abilities from Dishonored 2.

Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura
Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura

RPG 22 August 2001

A classic, isometric cRPG, set in an original world combining traditional fantasy elements with nineteenth-century industrial era. Title was developed by the team of Troika Games studio, founded by former employees of Interplay and co-authors of the iconic RPG, Fallout. In Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura we play the part of a simple mortal, who, after having managed to survive the disaster of the world's first airship, becomes widely recognized as a deity due to an ancient elven prophecy, bringing him a whole lot of adventures, troubles, and dangers. The game develops in a nonlinear way, offering, in addition to the main plot line, a whole bunch of extremely complex side quests. Just as in the aforementioned Fallout, the game has no rigid class system; hence, our character can specialize in magic, technology, or freely combine both elements.

Thief: Deadly Shadows
Thief: Deadly Shadows

Action 25 May 2004

The third installment in the bestselling first-person stealth series, Thief, developed by Ion Storm studio - team composed mostly of developers responsible for the first two parts of the series. The story of Thief: Deadly Shadows is independent from its predecessors, though once again we play the part of well-known thief named Garrett who was the main protagonist of the previous games as well. This time, Garrett's quest is to stop a long-prophesied advent of an era of darkness, which requires him to steal valuable treasures and artifacts from different parts of the city. But things take an unexpected turn when Garrett inadvertently awakens the ancient evil, and becomes considered a traitor by the members of his guild. In terms of game mechanics, the title does not differ significantly from its predecessors, and every mission in the game can be completed in several different ways. The main difference is the new graphic engine and body awareness mechanism through which we have much more control over the hero's actions.

SteamWorld Heist
SteamWorld Heist

Strategy 10 December 2015

Another game by independent Swedish studio Image & Form, set in the universe of SteamWorld, which combines elements of Steampunk and Western genres. The game is set in the distant future, where a powerful cataclysm forced the remaining inhabitants to flee into space on steam space ships. The player becomes a captain of a group of robo-pirates who are trying to survive in this post-apocalyptic reality by raiding and plundering enemy bases and ships. SteamWorld Heist is a turn-based science-fiction game with movement points system (when a character performs an action they use up movement points). You control a party of antiheroes who use various weapons, gadgets, and special skills. The key to success is to appropriately use the different skills and combine various combat tactics, depending on the situation.

Ascent: Infinite Realm
Ascent: Infinite Realm

RPG 2020

A MMORPG that enables the players to enter an unusual world that combines steampunk with fantasy. During the game, the players can control mechs, fight dragons, fly airships and use magic.

Dishonored: Definitive Edition
Dishonored: Definitive Edition

Action 11 October 2013

A remastered complete edition of Arkane’s first-person stealth game from 2012, developed with PC and the 8th-gen consoles in mind. In the game, we assume the role of Corvo Attano, a former guard of the murdered empress who was falsely accused of killing her and force to reclaim his good name and take revenge on the actual murderers. The title is characterized by considerable freedom of action and the possibility of achieving a goal in multiple ways. Regardless of whether we want to act from the shadows or engage in direct combat, the game will adjust the plot to our actions and choices. Compared to the original version, the production features enhanced graphics as well as all the DLCs that were released after the launch of the vanilla edition of the game, including two major expansions: The Knife of Dunwall and The Brigmore Witches.

Sunless Sea
Sunless Sea

Strategy 06 February 2015

A steampunk strategy game with RPG elements, developed by Failbetter Games. The action of the game takes place in a fantastic version of Victorian England. As a captain of a steamboat, we begin the quest to explore an underground sea. The gameplay allows for complete freedom in exploring the randomly generated depths, creating a number of occasions to fight pirates and various sea monsters. The battles take place in real time, with light (or rather, the lack of it) being an essential tactical element. During the game, we gather supplies and conduct diplomacy, while the success of each journey depends on such factors as the ship’s equipment or the composition of the crew, which includes various people with unique backstories and personalities. The plot creates many occasions to make difficult moral choices that shape the game world and influence our relations with subordinates and encountered factions.

The Dark Mod
The Dark Mod

Action 08 October 2013

A standalone version of a Doom 3 mod that transforms id Software’s game into something similar to the famous Thief series. It is a free production developed by an independent team at Broken Glass Studios. The Dark Mod 2.0 is set in a dark, Gothic fantasy world with steampunk elements. We assume the role of an elusive thief who sneaks into heavily guarded places and steals various valuables. The game does not feature any storyline — it is more of a sandbox that can be enriched with fan-created maps, missions, and campaigns. The world is observed from the first-person perspective and is traversed by moving from shadow to shadow to avoid guards’ attention. The protagonist is not much of a hand-to-hand fighter but has numerous accessories and gadgets at his disposal, including a bow with water or gas arrows. In version 2.0, improvements were made to artificial intelligence of non-player characters; many objects and sounds from the original Doom 3 were also replaced.

Sunless Skies
Sunless Skies

Strategy 31 January 2019

A continuation of the popular Sunless Sea developed by Failbetter Games. This time around, the action of the game is set not in the depths of an underground ocean but in the mysterious cosmic space known as “The High Wilderness”, which Queen Victoria wanted to use as a foundation for the New British Empire. The main protagonist of this story is an outcast, who objects the rule of the iron fist imposed by the Queen. During the game, a player observes the action from the top-down perspective. Gameplay revolves around exploring new locations, gathering supplies, fighting encountered enemies, and maintaining more or less friendly relationships with diverse groupings inhabiting the vast space. Similarly to the previous installment, in Sunless Skies a player has to mind his decisions, as even a small mistake might lead to the mission’s end and the death of the main protagonist. Player’s actions affect the direction of the story. Additionally, all the visited locations are procedurally generated – this makes each playthrough different and filled with diverse challenges.

Little Devil Inside
Little Devil Inside

Action 2019

Little Devil Inside is an action adventure RPG and the first game developed by Neostream. The game takes place in a world where steampunk, fantasy, and modern times collide. There are humans living there, along with other intelligent races and various monsters. The game features an open world which we explore by using numerous vehicles and ships. They require to be regularly checked and upgraded, but they make our journey much more safer and faster. Survival also plays an important role in Little Devil Inside. During our adventures, we gather supplies and look for shelters to hide from the forces of nature. Like in many other action adventure RPGs, we will have to face numerous enemies. When in battle, we will use melee weapons and guns which we can upgrade as we level up. We will find many dynamic events in Little Devil Inside, like mini-missions that have their own plot-lines.

Vaporum
Vaporum

RPG 28 September 2017

Vaporum is a steampunk RPG developed by Fatbot Games. In the game, the player assumes control of a group of daredevils who are trapped on a mysterious island with only one way to escape - they have to reach the top of the mighty tower filled with traps, secret passages, and hordes of enemies. The game represents the genre of dungeon crawlers. One observes the action from the first-person perspective, however, they can turn only by 90 degrees to the left and right. The game utilizes a tile-by-tile movement system, while combat takes place in real time. During the game, one can develop their characters - this does not mean improving their statistics, rather enhancing their mechanical armors, which also can be equipped with diverse gadgets which draw energy from the exo-rig. The game combines old-school mechanics foundations with modern visuals and simple interface.

SteamWorld Dig
SteamWorld Dig

Arcade 07 August 2013

An action-platform game developed by independent Swedish studio Image & Form. The game takes place in an unusual universe that combines the traits of steampunk and Wild West settings. Once human civilization had fallen and the Homo sapiens was reduced to cave-dwelling troglodytes, weird creatures that are mostly robots became the new dominant species. One of them is the main protagonist of the game, Rusty. While looking for remains of human civilization, he starts a journey deep into the ground, where he looks for interesting treasures. During the game the player is traveling through caves, avoiding traps, fighting enemies, collecting minerals and making sure to always have access to light. The protagonist can use various useful tools that enable him to decide in which direction should the tunnel be dug. After filling the backpack we return to the surface and trade the minerals we've found for various goods and upgrades for the protagonist.

Damnation
Damnation

Action 22 May 2009

Disco Elysium
Disco Elysium

RPG 2019

An unusual, isometric RPG game that is the first title developed by Estonian studio Fortress Occident. The game is focused mostly on narrative. It takes place in a fictional world that combines modern setting with fantasy traits and with retro-futuristic technologies. The player assumes the role of a policeman who is tired of life. He begins working on a case that can either give him a chance of redemption or take him to the very bottom. During the game player is exploring, completing tasks, speaking to various people and fighting. However, all of this is done in a way that is unusual for the genre. The dialogue system is similar to a logic game during which you must fight by using words and manipulate the person you speak with in various ways. The battles are based on dialogues as well – you must select various text descriptions of actions, trying to create a battle scene worthy of being placed in a good novel.

Dishonored: The Knife of Dunwall
Dishonored: The Knife of Dunwall

Action 16 April 2013

Guns of Icarus: Online
Guns of Icarus: Online

Action 29 October 2012

Smoke and Sacrifice
Smoke and Sacrifice

RPG 31 May 2018

Smoke and Sacrifice is a role-playing game with survival elements, developed by Solar Sail Games. The game is set in a frozen world and you play as a woman named Sachi, who tries to discover the fate of her son, sacrificed to the life-giving Sun Tree.

Warmachine: Tactics
Warmachine: Tactics

Strategy 20 November 2014

Guns of Icarus Alliance
Guns of Icarus Alliance

Action 31 March 2017

A cooperation-based action game set in a post-apocalyptic steampunk world. The players assume the roles of crew members aboard combat airships and fight for survival during air battles. The creators of the game, the American studio Muse Games, had planned to release Alliance as a DLC expansion for their previous game - Guns of Icarus: Online. Over time however, Alliance became a full-fledged game which adds to the concept of its PvP-focused predecessor through implementing PvE contents, including cooperation-based missions and seasonal faction wars. In the co-op missions, the players assemble into 4-member crews comprising representatives of 3 classes: the Pilot, the Gunner, and the Engineer; then they complete various objectives and battle the AI-controlled airships of the enemy. Completing a mission affects the power of the faction the crew represents. One's faction fights other parties for domination over the world. On the world map, the factions fight seasonal wars - those are divided into two stages: the struggle for control over resources, and the actual wars fought by factions linked together into alliances by the developers. Great events and special achievements of particular players can become part of the game's story, which is being written by the creators.

Flockers
Flockers

Logic 19 September 2014