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Atomic Heart (2023) is a shooting adventure game set in an alternative history where the Soviet Union wins World War 2 and you are a special agent fighting back against rogue robots. Play involves traversing the utopian world and using the environment and upgrades to take on explosive encounters. It's a bold and bizarre combination of themes that holds together surprisingly well with strong combat and a world that invites investigation.

Like the Bioshock games, Atomic Heart is set in a utopian world of wonders and perfection where people live in harmony with their servant robots. However, a new technology designed to enable people to control robots with their minds is sabotaged making the robots turn on the humans. This, along with other secret experiments create an unstable mix of mutant creatures and terrifying superpowered robots with ideas of rebellion against their creators. You must work to deal with the chaos and find out what lies behind the idealized world.

You take on the robots with abilities granted by your experimental power glove and other cutting-edge weaponry. This enables you to fight for your life in explosive and frenetic encounters. Adapt your fighting style to each unique opponent. Combine your skills and resources, use the environment and upgrade your equipment to overcome challenges and fight for good.

The result is a high-impact adventure set in a compelling world. It's dark and bizarre with plenty of narrative and mystery to discover. This is matched by the unforgiving combat with giant machines and mutants dealt with through your evolving abilities and arsenal.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Atomic Heart 15 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 2 days ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Narrative and Shooting game with Action, Adventure, Fighting and Traversal elements. This is a single-player game.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: This game will take between 15 hours and 19 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 18 for Violence and Language. The use of large-calibre weapons can result in limbs being blasted off and heads exploding. There is also use of strong language ('*!@?*').

Rated for younger players in Australia. Rated Mature Accompanied (MA 15+) for Strong Science Fiction Violence, Moderate Language and Sex and Mild Nudity.

Skill Level

14+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content.


Atomic Heart usually costs £54.99 to £59.99. 

Atomic Heart

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 Pass: Purchase a season/battle pass to gain access to limited in-game purchases, reward items and other aspects of the game.
You can purchase outfits, additional story content and weapon skins. There is also a
  • Atomic Heart - Atomic Season Pass: Provides all the game's additional and upcoming downloadable content.
  • Atomic Heart - Golden Age Skin Pack
  • Atomic Heart - Labor & Science Weapon Skin Pack
  • Atomic Heart - Midas Glove Skin 
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 20/02/2023

Price: 50% off

Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox X|S

Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Narrative, Shooting (Action, Adventure, Fighting and Traversal)

Accessibility: 22 features

Components: 3D First-Person

Developer: Mund Fish (@MundFish)

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