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The Cycle: Frontier (2022) is a shooting game where your team takes on other players and computer controlled enemies. You mine for resources on a mineral-rich alien world inhabited by monsters and ravaged by storms.

Play involves picking a character then dropping onto the surface to search for resources. To keep what you find you need to make it out alive - which means beating not only bloodthirsty beasts but other players to the loot before grabbing a seat on the evac ship. Between rounds you upgrade your gear and purchase new equipment. If you manage to complete faction-based contracts you are awarded extra loot and combat options.

As you progress you learn to team up with others as well as go it alone. Either way you need to be conscious of how much sound you make to avoid attracting enemies. All the while you need to keep an eye on the storm blowing in: either a good moment for a risky run, or time to bed down till it passes.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked The Cycle: Frontier 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 2 years ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action and Shooting game with Strategy elements. You can play this by yourself or as a 20-player online game. You can either play Solo or invite your friends to join in a Duo of 2 players or a Squad of 4 players in total. To add your friends you have to be friends with them in the Epic Games Store.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: It takes between 5 minutes and 20 minutes to play a round of this game.


This game is good if you want to:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 18.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Account Rating

You don’t need a platform subscription to play this game online.


The Cycle: Frontier

Steam Store PC Free
Steam Store PC Free
This game is free to play. There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.
The game offers cosmetic items and quality of life improvements, but not items that aid performance. 

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 08/06/2022

Price: Free

Out Now: PC

Players: 1 (20 online)

Genres: Action, Shooting and Strategy

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 3D First-Person, Open World and Weather

Developer: Yager Dev (@YagerDev)

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