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Steamworld Heist (2015) is a platform shooting game where steam-powered robots fight for space supremacy. It sounds like the script for a 1950s B-movie but as in those matinee hits, the point here isn’t realism but interesting characters. Like the related games (SteamWorld Dig and SteamWorld Quest), SteamWorld Heist requires you to build a merry band of robots to take on the challenges of space’s vast frontier.

The turn-taking gameplay lets newcomers take their time with each shot or movement. For experts, trick shots and optimising progress demand the development of intricate strategies. This may look like just another shooting game, but play it for a few minutes and you’ll discover a joyously irreverent take on space combat that demands both attention and skill.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Steamworld Heist 4 years ago. It was re-examined by Ellen Robertson and updated 11 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Sequencing and Shooting game with Platform, Role-Play, Stealth 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 14 hours and 20 hours to complete. To complete the main story levels will take about 14 hours, depending on difficulty settings. To see everything in the game extends this to over 20 hours.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for non-realistic violence towards fantasy characters. Violence in the game is, in the main caused by the use of firearms of various sizes and calibre, this is supplemented at times by the use of exploding barrels. When shot or blown up the characters will fall apart. The violence is non-realistic.

Skill Level

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it’s important for parents and guardians to ensure they understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up.


Steamworld Heist usually costs £11.39.

Steamworld Heist

Steam Store PC £11.39
Steam Store Mac £11.39
PlayStation Store PS4 -
Switch Store Switch -
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 purchase for "The Outsider" content that adds new missions with brand-new weapons, gear and more of the collectable hats. 
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 16/11/2015, updated in 2016

Out Now: 3DS and 2DS, PS Vita, PS4, Stadia, Switch and Wii U

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Sequencing, Shooting (Platform, Role-Play, Stealth and Traversal)

Accessibility: 24 features

Components: 2D Side-On, Hand-Made and Pixels

Developer: Steam World Games (@SteamWorldGames)

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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