When orphaned Robert Foster is seized at gunpoint from the peaceful village he calls home and flown a thousand miles to a city he’s never seen, he can only ask himself: why me? Escaping from his abductors into the dark metropolis, he vows to avenge the murder of the only family he’s ever known.
Play 10+ hours of intense narrative puzzle-solving, meeting an array of dazzling characters, to ultimately uncover a terrible truth.
“Whether you're an established fan of puzzle adventures or just a newcomer to the genre, Beneath a Steel Sky is an absolute delight.” 9/10, Neon Kelly, Videogamer.com
“This is a story rich and layered throughout...” 4/4 (must have), Keith Andrew, Slide to Play (Game of the month)
Set in a dystopian future, with an ironic twist, this remastered version has many special new features, including:
• Stunning new animated movies from Dave Gibbons, co-creator of 'Watchmen'
• Context-sensitive hint system
• Remastered audio track featuring re-sampled voices and higher quality music
English speech with Spanish, French, Swedish, Portuguese, German, Italian, and English subtitles.
This software is covered under the terms of the GNU General Public License Version 2. For the full text of this license please visit our website.
• Improved stability
• iOS14 compatibility
Ratings and Reviews
Hilarious and well-designed!
Let's just start off by saying I love this game. This is probably the only game I can see myself playing for more than an hour at a time on my iPod and it's for all the right reasons. Not only is it engaging and immersive, but it's also downright funny most of the time. Sure, a few puzzles might seem leaps of faith at first but as you get used to the style they seem less far-fetched. Plus, for the price it's certainly worth a try. This app is better than a lot of $5 or even $10 apps out there! I do have one caveat, however, and that is I experience random crashes occasionally on my iPod. This is probably because it's a 1st gen and has less RAM than later models, but the game has consistently quit on me during moments that are crucial to game progression and as a result, I can no longer play it. I don't want to write about a specific problem I have here, but it seems the support on Revolution's website is a bit scant and so I could only think to bring it up here. Please check what heppens when you try to give the magazine to the guy at Travelco! I have the magazine but the game quits whenever I try to use the magazine with him or even just talk to him, even after a reboot. I love this game and I'd really like to be able to play it again!
Just to recap though, excellent game. Get it.
Great game, but...
Don't get me wrong. I love this game. It's one of the best adventure games I've ever played. If you're even remotely interested in the genre, by all means get this game. It's well worth the $2.99 they're asking for. The puzzles are clever, the story is great, and the humor had me laughing really hard. The control is excellent, but it takes a while to get used to. It hits the perfect balance between King's Quest and Monkey Island. The former where it's so easy to lock yourself out and die, and the latter where you can do neither. In Steel Sky, you can die, but you will never reach a point where you can't complete it. Thank you! I really want to give it five stars, but there are a few problems that hold it back.
On a few occasions, I have touched somewhere on the screen at the wrong time, and it has locked up my game. Basically, whenever you perform an action, the icons disappear momentarily. If you perform the wrong action at a specific time, the icons will stay gone. I fund myself waiting for my iPod to close the application, forcing me to *gasp!* do something productive. If the next version fixes this, I would be so happy. I hate productivity.
Pretty good adventure game
I'm probably one of the few people who never played the original 'back in the day,' so this game was a completely new experience for me, in every respect. The art is top-notch, but the voice actors could use a little more training. Also, it could just be my perception of the game, but it seemed a bit short to me. The controls are about as good as an adventure game's controls can be on a touchscreen and you get used to them in short order.
The difficulty seems to be just about right for an adventure game. It seemed more difficult to me than a game should be, but that's probably just my advanced age talking. Regardless, the built-in hint system is great, offering up only the hints you need most of the time instead of always just hitting you over the head with the correct course of action.
In all, a great adventure game that I would recommend to any fan of the genre!
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- Revolution Software Limited
- 175.2 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 9.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- © Revolution Software Ltd
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.