You like pipes, steamer, and antiquated technology this list is for you let’s get into it starting off with:
Rise of Nations Rise of Legends an RTS for the PC that as a spin-off from the original rising nations. Well. looks kinda historical its base in a fantasy world where there’s technology and magic coexisting together. This is really reflected in the art style where there’s giant monsters versus sometimes steampunk looking soldiers. This time around the wealth resources replacement energy and you have different control over cities, buildings and different districts in those cities. Here in RTS fan there may not be enough new stuff here to really bring you in but the art styles really unique and worth checking out.
Valkyria Chronicles is a Japanese tactical role-playing game that takes place in Europa. A place that’s loosely based on Europe during World War 2. In the world Valkyria Chronicles war machines don’t run a petroleum gas but they run on ragnite ore which kinda give the game a bit of a steampunk weird flare. Valkyria Chronicles is a classic for a reason and it’s a ton of fun to play. The gameplay design really give players a bunch of tactical freedom but you don’t really seem effect these games. The battle in story situations are really tense and the game kinda gets better the more you play and the end is really awesome.
Arcanum of Steamworks and Magic Obscura is actually really cool despite the crazy name. It’s a 2001 game and its developed by Sierra so trust us. It’s an isometric view RPG that takes place on the continent Archana. This is more traditional fantasy setting and going through an industrial revolution. This is another game that’s by having influences and including elves and dwarves and gnomes and stuff like that are measured with technological elements. In this world you see advance zeppelin and Tesla guns and all magic that explain their actual practical physics. Arcanum is an oldie but a goodie especially for steampunk fans.
Dishonored is a little tricky because it’s not really technically steampunk. The world of Dishonored in the city of Dunwall is run by well-oil, not necessarily steams or gasoline so it has heavy steampunk inspiration but it’s not technically steampunk. There’s a lot of definitions about steampunk actually is but Dunwall is a city built on industry and machinery. Regardless Dishonored is a great game and as absolutely beautiful. It’s blended old world and a new half-life like kinda technology really makes it something to look at and is just a blast to play.
Final Fantasy 6 is an extremely memorable Final Fantasy game because its steam punk static that and there’s a lot of iconic steampunk moment in the game including an over-the-top opera scene and a boss fight against the friggin steam engine. Can you get more steampunk than that man at the time this was the first Final Fantasy game to feat your iron gun power and steam engines and it definitely made a big difference because Final Fantasy is a huge hit steal the heart of fans.