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SteamWorld Heist

In SteamWorld Heist, you command a steam-driven pirate crew in a series of epic tactical shootouts. It’s turn-based strategy with a twist: You manually aim the guns of your robots, allowing for insane skill shots and bullet-bouncing action! As the captain you will board, loot and shoot your way through enemy spaceships. Overcome the challenges of the vast frontier by upgrading your recruits with unique abilities, weapons – and even stylish hats! Key features Strategy focused on skill rather than chance Procedurally generated levels 15-20 hours of playtime, followed by New Game+ Kind to newcomers, deep and challenging for veterans Soundtrack by Steam Powered Giraffe
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Game Discussion

Review by Anonymous
Review from Steam

SteamWorld is a surprisingly flexible place, as are the developers of its world. Deckbuilder, Tower Defense, Metroidvania, Digger/crafter, and Xcom-like genres have all been thrown at the little steambots. It's impressive.
Heist, the third in the collection of games, is the Xcom-like. But as with all of the Image&Form games, it's not without its own unique twists to the formula. Manual aiming of weapons rather than a percentage chance is awesome, and removes much of the headache I feel from the genre as a whole. Certainly the game is simpler by removing much of the base building elements as well, but I gotta say: those were frustrating to me as well. The switch to a sidecrolling map doesn't remove nearly as much strategic depth as I thought it might, but there is little doubt the game certainly IS simpler and lighter overall with all of these changes.
And you know what? All of that stuff is bloat! I had WAY more fun with this than I did XCOM. Let me go out, do a mission, and upgrade a few weapons so I can do the next mission. FANtastic. It's not that more depth can't be enjoyable (Massive Chalice is severely underrated for example), it's....just refreshing to be able to open the game and just jump into the part you really care about.
A little too short to be honest, and absolutely not complex enough to avoid repetition even in that small time, but still fun from beginning to end. Coming from someone who pretty much avoids anything that tries to be xcom since I don't like xcom, the fact that I find this above average should be noted.

Review from Steam

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Review from Steam

I recommend this game as I have enjoyed it immensely.
I have played SteamWorld Heist in short, intense bursts during the COVID-19 lockdowns, as well as its prequels, boarding spaceships and leading my robotic corsair crew through gun battles against crazy enemies where bullets, rockets, laser beams and plasma bolts fly left and right; gunslinging in SteamWorld Heist is all the fun.
I am Ambrax, an old biker.

Review from Steam

Good art, good music, fun gameplay. You can play it with one hand and jerk off with the other. Everything I look for in a video game.

Review from Steam

A fun game that had enough tactical depth to keep me interested but not so much that I'd spend an hour agonising over every turn or feel that it was too much after a mentally draining day.

Review from Steam

Reviewing every game I own #137
Another great game from I&F. I'll play anything with "steamworld" in the title. It may not sound like much, but the ability to aim and ricochet your shots sets Heist apart from other turn based strategy games. Has a cool art style and a colorful cast of characters

Review from Steam

Named Cowbot.
Really fun.