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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Frostpunk (2018) 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.

Our examiner, Tyler Brinkman, first checked Frostpunk 4 years ago. It was re-examined by Andy Robertson and updated 5 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Simulation and Strategy game with Adventure elements. This is a single-player game.

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 10 hours and 18 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 16 for Strong Language. 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.

Skill Level

12+ 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. It's also important to ensure children understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up. Younger players need to constantly manage the city resources. Think ahead about the weather and game scenarios.

CostsCosts

Frostpunk usually costs £24.99.
 

Frostpunk

XBox Store PC £24.99 Free

Xbox Game Pass

XBox Store Xbox One £24.99 Free

Xbox Game Pass

Steam Store PC £24.99
Steam Store Mac £24.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £24.99 Free

PS Plus Extra

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.
 
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. 
 
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 29/03/2018, updated in 2021

Out Now: Mac, PC, PS4 and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Simulation, Strategy and Adventure

Accessibility: 27 features

Components: 2D Overhead and Grid

Developer: 11 bitstudios (@11bitstudios)


Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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