Today we are here to talk about the best video games out there. Gadgetery, clockwork, gothic clothing and the Victorian and Medieval eras focus heavily in video games that we class as steampunk. From armour and weaponary to setting and game play, these 10 amazing steampunk videos have totally nailed it.
BioShock Infinite is one of the best steampunk video games you can play in 2020. The game is set in 1912 and the main character is the Booker DeWitt who is sent to Columbia to rescue the young woman, Elizabeth, who has been in prison since her childhood.
Now you will have to free the Elizabeth but during this mission, you will come across a lot of challenges. Once you free her, you will come across more challenges and enemies which will stop you from escaping Columbia.
The game comes with classic steampunk elements, from scary science labs to the museum of orphaned concepts. Overall, BioShock Infinite is a very interesting steampunk game and you should give it a try.
Dishonored is arguably one of the most action-packed steampunk video games out there. It’s a story of the Corvo Attano, last bodyguard of Empress Jessamine Baldwin, who was framed for the murder of Empress and her daughter, Emily. The game starts when Corvo Attano escapes the confinement on the eve of his execution. Now he’s out there to take on the role of infamous assassin.
The game comes with excellent AI elements which makes the whole game pretty difficult. On top of that, it has the different endings which are determined by the actions you will take during your campaign.
Final Fantasy VI
Final Fantasy VI is a classic steampunk game that comes with addictive gameplay. The overall gameplay hasn’t changed much, and it’s very similar to Final Fantasy V. The players can get the espers who teach the magic, use it gives the stats boost, and so on.
In the game, you can either play as Gestahlian Empire which is working on conquering the world or the rebel force known as Returner. The good thing is that you can switch the party anytime you want which adds the more fun to game.
Machinarium is a story of a robot who lives in the industrial world of Machinarium and this robot lives in a very bad condition as it’s missing its arm and a leg. The game starts when the robot came to know that an evil gang of robots wants to melt it down and now the robot has to do everything in its power to avoid them.
The game is mainly about the puzzles and as a robot, you will have solving tons and tons of puzzles to avoid being getting caught by the gang and end up melting. Overall, it’s a fun steampunk game and you will love it.
Frostpunk is a very exciting steampunk video game that comes with tons of challenges and a lot of fun. The game is set in an 1886 where many factors have caused the volcanic winter around the world. The British Authorities have installed the Generators which are set in North and their purpose is to accommodate the people from south in the event of mass migration.
In this scenario, you are the captain and leader of the city around the generator. Now your goal is to manage all the resources to ensure that your people survive. For that, you will have to assign the workforce to different tasks to ensure that you have a sufficient supply of resources.
Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura
Arcanum is a very interesting game which is set in the era of industrial revolution where the magic competes against the technology. The game is mainly about the zeppelin crash where you will have to find out who attacked the vessel and you will ultimately discover that it has been done by the ancient power who has returned to cause chaos in the world.
Now you will have to compete against the enemies, and you have the option to either choose the magic or you can use guns to eliminate them. If you are looking for a steampunk game with unique gameplay, you will love Arcanum.
Syberia is another adventurous steampunk game which is set in present but it comes with tons of steampunk elements. Syberia is a story of an American lawyer, Kate Walker, who is tasked to oversee the sale of the company but she also have her personal goal which is finding her lost brother.
In this quest, Kate Walker will come across a lot of challenges and she will have overcome them to meet his brother. Overall, Syberia is fun to play and if you are looking for something unique, you will love it.
Sunless Sea is one of the best steampunk games out there and it comes with all the bells and whistles which you can expect from a good steampunk game. In this game you will be playing the role of an Unterzee steamship captain who has different ambitions. You can either achieve your ambition by becoming the most celebrated explorer or you can simply accumulate the enough wealth so that you can retire.
In this game, you will be handling your ship, and with that, you will also be discovering new locations, trading goods, battling the other ships, completing quests, and many more.
Steampunk Games usually comes with shiny gameplay and other shiny stuff, but it doesn’t mean that we don’t have the simple games in this genre. SteamWorld Dig is an interesting 2D Platformer game that comes with all the goodness of Steampunk games with great gameplay.
- SteamWorld Dig - A platform mining adventure full of secrets, treasure and terrors where you discover a world of steam-driven robots, inspired by Western and Steampunk themes
- SteamWorld Dig - Dig through the old earth, gaining riches while uncovering remnants of human civilization, a degenerate race of dynamite-wielding troglodytes, and the ancient threat that lurks below
- SteamWorld Heist - Command a steam-driven robot pirate crew in epic tactical shootouts
- SteamWorld Heist - Turn-based strategy with a twist: manually aim the guns of your robots, allowing for insane skill shots and bullet-bouncing action
- SteamWorld Heist - Board, loot and shoot your way through enemy spaceships and upgrade your recruits with unique abilities, weapons, and of course stylish hats
In this game, you will be controlling a steam-powered robot, and your goal will be to discover the secrets lying beneath the old western town Tumbleton. For that, your bot has the pickaxe, but it can also access to other tools such as dynamite and drill to speed up the things.
Skies of Arcadia
Skies of Arcadia is a very capable steampunk video game that comes with Role-playing game (RPG) elements. In the game, you will be controlling the Vyse, and your goal will be to defeat the enemies in the dungeons to progress.
During this mission, you will also win a lot of treasure chests as well, which will help you progress. The game also comes with simple controls which make it easier to play.
Are there any more steampunk video games that you think should be in this list? Drop me a comment below and I will see if I can include them!
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