Frostpunk: On The Edge – Review
Follow Genre: Simulation, Survival
Developer: 11 bit studios
Publisher: 11 bit studios
Platform: PC, Xbox One, PS4
Tested on: PC

Frostpunk: On The Edge – Review

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Good: Still going strong, Several hours worth of gameplay
Bad: A bit less impressive than the previous DLCs
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(3 votes)
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Rating: 9.7/10 (3 votes cast)

Frostpunk is one of those games that came and took us by surprise. The title initially seemed to be too good to be true, as it involved a lot of strategy components wrapped up in a very nice package. We were quite intrigued by the game’s plot, its very interesting and properly worked-out mechanics and, of course, the several expansions that lengthened our overall experience of the game.

Honestly, we don’t have that much new to tell, and we advise you, if you haven’t heard of the game before, that you first read our review of the base game here. The game offered a lot of content, but also came at a fairly premium price. Nonetheless, the goal of the game was to survive in an end-of-the-world scenario where the Earth would be covered in permafrost. You had to build your own colony, while the rest of the world basically kicked the bucket. You would then become the leader of the (almost) sole-surviving bastion of humanity, and all bets are basically off. You could opt to go for religion to keep your inhabitants in tow, or you could pass child labor laws, and perhaps even get rid of the sick by drastic ‘treatments’. The later scenarios gave you different objectives, like safeguarding the last collection of seeds in the world, or just prepare for the coming doom scenario.

On The Edge expands further on the initial base, but also gives a new twist to the narrative. You are not an independent colony anymore, and you are actually a puppet leading one of New London’s satellite colonies. Overall things remain the same, but the game adds new buildings, diplomacy mechanics and so on. As mentioned before, it’s still the same game, but also feels different thanks to subtle new additions, which look somewhat the same, but make the entire experience quite different. Again, this added scenario will keep you occupied for several hours, if you finish it in one attempt or sitting.


Frostpunk: On The Edge is pretty much the final curtain for the Frostpunk adventure. The game has enticed us from start to finish, be it the base game, or its different expansions. The On The Edge expansion takes us back to the basics, but showed us the possibility of surviving in a world where we weren’t the last ones left. We loved the execution, the concept and the overall new mechanics. If you have followed this title from the start, then you’ll certainly enjoy this final call to the snowy fate of our planet.

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Frostpunk: On The Edge – Review, 9.7 out of 10 based on 3 ratings

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