Free-to-play 3D MMORPG in a massive industrial fantasy world! Steambikes, swords, airships, sorcery and steampunk science in a fully realized urban universe! A city of industrial wonders sits on the brink of collapse. A world of mechanical precision has been brought to the verge of war.
User reviews: Mixed (1,089 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 6, 2014

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December 23

Join us for Christmas Celebration

Jingle bells, jingle bells,

The Jolly Santa Steamtoiler has started on some Christmas appetizer a while ago, you guys like the Mercs? And yes, we’re opening up a host of Christmas events today, plus, all events won’t get wrapped up until the end of Christmas. So, you have tons of great opportunities and special rewards to look forward to.

First off, a special Christmas patch has just launched a while ago, we implemented a Christmas tree into Arkadia, and definitely a good place to make a wish.

http://i.imgur.com/ukNh03h.png

Electrum Hoard-up

Want to fill the “socks” with some nice bonus? Well, here comes the chance. Starting from 00:00 December 23rd, anyone who hoards up Electrum in-game will receive 50% extra E, and you’ve got 3 days to make full use of the bonus. As always, the bonus is also valid for dedicated players coming from Steam, Kongregate, Facebook, Armor Games, Yahoo and Wildtangent.

Who Wants Santa’s Secret Set?

Something unique can always be expected at Christmas, and this time Santa Toiler of Nexus has brought his favorite set to liven everything up, the permanent Cosmetic is able to offer amazing bonus in PvE. but he won’t be staying too long, 3 days later, the busiest Toiler around Nexus still has a lot places to head to. So how to get it? During the Christmas celebration, players who store up Electrum have the chance to get a set of the Santa’s Set; also, Lucky Wheel and Electro Charge (up for 2 days) are another two places to grab components of this unique set. Here is some quick preview of the Secret Set (imagine a big group of “Santa” walking around):

http://i.imgur.com/h0OjxC1.png

Be the Lucky One

Any other way to get a Christmas Set component for free? Of course yes! Leave a reply under this post and let us know why you badly need it, we will pick 5 lucky ones and deliver them components of the awesome Santa's Secret Set. Be sure to stay connected, winners will be announced in an official reply post after Christmas comes to an end.

Santa’s Gift Bundle Giveaway

In addition to all the ongoing events, a guaranteed Santa’s Gift Bundle will be mailed to players of both the US and EU servers, it’s totally free and no strings attached, take a look at what’s inside the pack:

x1 Toasty Cranial Insulator (7 Days)
x1 Double Exp Potion
x10 Broadcast Tickets
x10 Transmuter Orb
x10 Miraculous Health Jab

What’s more, Christmas should be some fun time to sweep the murky dungeons and get leveled up, so we enabled double Exp during Christmas celebration, be sure to have fun!

So here is the time to enjoy Christmas, be sure to have fun in-game and get your hands on tons of great rewards!

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December 16

Date for Consolidating the EU Server Settled

Hello all EU players,

The time to consolidate the European community in Nexus has come. We’ve decided to continue the server consolidation and merge the existing EU servers.

Here is when:

Monday, December 22nd, 2014, 03:00:00, CEST

After the mergence, to ensure the gaming experience consistently smooth, player data of EU3 will be moved to amalgamate with those of EU1 and EU2, events will become more fun and engaged. Months of running has made data of the EU reach certain volume level, the estimated down time for completing the server merge will be around 4 hours.

Players of all 3 EU servers can still play CoS through clicking on relevant icons placed on the server page. In order to avoid possible name repeat issue, each character of the merged European server will have a tag (s4_character1, s5_character2 and s6_character3) added up to tell which server they originally come from.

Considering players on EU3 fell behind for several months due to server launch difference, to make them well prepared for the upcoming amalgamation, starting from today, all EU3 players will secure a Server Consolidation Package for one week in a row (except for the one-off Subscription). The guaranteed package has the following no-strings-attached items:

European Server Consolidation Package

x1 90-day Subscription (Day 1 only)
x80 Metal
x40 Alloy
x60 Revamp Gem
x50 Vehicle Parts
x5 Lucky Scrolls

Be sure to check back and forth everyday to grab the free goodies.

As for characters of the merged EU server, please note that it can only host up to 5 characters, which means if you have more than 5 characters in total on existing EU servers, the mergence will automatically erase characters that being long-time inactive or low-leveled comparing to other ones.

A million thanks again for your continued support, and we look forward to meeting you in a consolidated Nexan world.

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Reviews

“The environments in City of Steam are as detailed as they are unique.”
Greenlit Gaming

“The beauty is in accessibility; I can be logged in and exploring this industrial-era fantasy world in under ten seconds.”
ZAM.com

“This game is already pushing some technological limits with just its existence.”
Blistered Thumbs

Feature List

  • So Much to Do!
Stunning variety of quests, goals and challenges.

  • Lightweight!
Play from any computer without bulky client installation.

  • Systems!
PvP, Company, Events, etc, features of an MMO and more.

  • Gameplay!
Hardcore or Casual, Ten Minutes or Ten Hours.

  • Graphics!
Sets a new audiovisual standard for a cross-platform web & client game.

  • Teamwork!
Go at it alone or adventure with friends.

  • Customization!
Augment weaponry with visible components.

About This Game

Free-to-play 3D MMORPG in a massive industrial fantasy world! Steambikes, swords, airships, sorcery and steampunk science in a fully realized urban universe! A city of industrial wonders sits on the brink of collapse. A world of mechanical precision has been brought to the verge of war. The New Epoch is ending, and what comes next will change the Great Mechanism forever.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3
    • Processor: Pentium 4 2.8 GHz or equivalent CPU
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia 6800GT, ATI X800 XL or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or equivalent CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GT 430, AMD HD 5570 or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
Helpful customer reviews
17 of 17 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
This isn't the game that we have supported back in the day, with a deep background and steampunk themed hack'n'slash MMO. This is yet another Korean Grinding game with tons of illusions of choices, with lots of cheap rewarding systems that are actually other ways to make you pay. - This isn't the project that we've backed, loved and cared. This isn't the Great Mechanism that we've wanted to play on. This isn't City of Steam.

Something happened to City of Steam Project in its early days, when Mechanist Games gave their publishing rights to R2 Games. They issued a Regional Ban, caused serious problems in community and they couldn't maintain the game as it was. Eventually, Mechanist Games got the rights to publish City of Steam back and renamed the game as Arkadia; We hoped that it would end the nightmare and actually make this whole project something.

But, they choose to become a Browser Game that has an Energy System to make you pay for almost everything. Don't know what has changed since then, but as I've played after about a year, I didn't see anything new, or at least something for me to care as I've cared about it before, but more fake rewarding systems.

You can play it, without playing it, by the way. You would just push a button and the game would play itself. - Point? None. I wish things would be a lot more different than this, Dave. Your universe had so much potential.

And, for god's sake, what happened to the Soundtrack Album? It was composed beautifully; Now, you have a fake Intro Music that is NOTHING compared to City of Steam's old Main Theme.
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
18.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
The idea of a steam punk game, drew me into checking it out. Once in game, you get lost in the clutter of the areas.
There isn't a nav to point you to your next mission destination. The missions you do get most enemies or bosses are very OVER POWERED,to ensure pay 2 win happens.
I hadn't fallen victum to this guise of a money pit.
Once, I realized the true motives of this game and observed no real f2p capablity to progress I stopped attempting to pay. I say attemptinig because I never realy got far into the game.
The UI and map design,aren't unique, and attention drawling to keep your from falling asleep. When you get killed on low levels so many times, giving up is your only option with out going bankrupt. I have this crappy game still on my desktop , only to remind me of how disgustingly rushed a game can be developed. Also, because I want to always remind myself to really stop being optimistic of new games, specifically because it is my time, i'm wasting on playing. LAST THING I WANT TO DO, IS TO BE GETTING FRUSTRATED. ESPECIALLY ABOUT HOW POOR QUALITY OF A GAME, I JUST PICKED COULD BE. My advice to anyone out there reading this ,is always read the reviews of a game before you try and play it. If its not completely positive reviews then its not worth your time and anger over. Good luck, and I would say skip this one!
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
3,732.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 28
This game is in a huge make-over from a nice game to a heavily P2W game. Current features are being changed, just to lure people in spending more. Good example would be the mercenary system. The first one was unique, simple and works nicely. Right now they've copy+pasted a feature from R2Games (company that's only out on people's money), changed the looks, and that's the new mercenary system. Giving players the option to get a orange (best) mercenary for 3 dollars. While players that doesn't spend probably get that chance just once or twice a day. After that they changed the pet system. Now they changed Daily Goals.
Further every single patch they update, it contains so many bugs that it just makes anyone sick. Sometimes even leads to exploiting. Half of the time people get away with it. Other half people getting banned. The game is just being developed and run by amateurs. Probably interns/externs working on a game. Even lacking on simple math and logic.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
Make a steamy steam punk character. Click NPC. Sit back with a beer and let the game play your character for you. Maybe interact for ♥♥♥♥♥ and giggles. Try to make sense of the story line. Realise there is no story line. Let the game play itself some more. Smile and escape into a fantasy world of laziness.

Finally, a relaxing game that will can give me more than 8 hours sleep each night. I even thought about learning an instrument!

Play CoS:A, and get a life.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
276.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
Its a pay to win.... Not worth playing, all quest are the same and pvp is worthless
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12 of 18 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
I can't recommend this game basically because I didn't like MMORPG actually but more disappointing it is when you see so much "recharge" or "p2win" like it is. I must admit that I prefer to pay MMORPG subscription with all than a f2p with p2win.

Good and original in his theme (steampunk world) but 3D very poor, lags and so many p2win and lottery, and recharge, etc.

You will be boring in less than 1 hour when you beated the intro at begin (good introduction with Delton attack btw).
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
77.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
The story line was way too linear. You had grind too much to get anywhere. The quest marking was pretty bad, once you left an area it was impossible to locate the missing quests for that area.

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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
Not very Impressive.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
This game is alright if you like dungeon crawlers with a little bit of NPC interaction but i wouldn't call it much of a RPG. If you like that, cool, but i don't at all.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
This game is very good for gamers that are into MMORPG games. Somthing that supports this game being good is that as it is a widely played game it may get abuse in some ways but as it has now been publiced by steam it will always have new players that like it. If you are a gamer that likes to upgrade your equipment this is most likely the game is for you as you can find multiple types of armor, wepons, medicine and other general stuff from killing enemys. If you are looking for new "internet friends" then your job will be quite easy as the comunity is ok to get along with.
Along with this there is also some down points to the game. One massive thing that should not happen in freetoplay games is that you have to pay for in game stuff, with real money. Its called a freetoplay for a reason, I know that the game producers need to make money to pay for the game but this is a huge factor that comes into "city of steam". If you want to play to try to get to the top of the leaderbord, you need to be really lucky with drops and chests or put you own money into the game. Along with this problem, when you are in the main area you have to put up with the lag that comes with everyones sidekicks and pets just filling the whole of the map. I know that you can fix this problem by tearning off the option to view other players, but I do like to see other people so that I can try to go for new armor and or weapons. If this could be fixed in the next update I kow that me and many more people would be gratefull.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
Game had a lot of potential but like a lot of people said the whole pay to win really stands out in this game and a sad way to say it also just lacks luster plus I can only speak for myself in this response the game was too easy really it was never game you need to play with anyone else and to top it off I never encountered death from any of the enemy a.i. plus the game slowly dwindled to a ghost town not much of any players plus when go to character creator you have different sub classes of each race sadly I have no idea what each one is because it does lack any info but for a pro if your bored and you want a rpg with really no effort to play and want to kill time get it but if your looking for game that just awesome and you cannot put down I do not recommend this title if they fix some problems they might be able to turn it around but chances are slim to none that will happen at this point.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
Have you ever wanted to play a game that it is soooo exciting that you click one button and the game does the rest for you?! If so, play City of Steam: Arkadia! :D

*yawn* I cannot actually believe I spent $2 and 7 hours on this game! I recently just bought the Orange Bundle from Groupees for this game for $2 and even with the boosts, this game is still boring to play. I’m sorry but you literally click one button and the game will do the rest for you. I highly HIGHLY do not recommend this game if you want a true MMORPG experience :/
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 19
This is a MMORPG with some great ideas. Steampunk, merc system, motorbike upgrades, transmuter, companies & shares etc. It falls a bit short on the RPG part itself where most of the quests seem to be linear corridor minidungeons. Also, the engine is not really 3D (no falling off ledges or jumping fences). Recommended, but I suspect its longevity may be limited.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
288.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
This game is full of bugs, and they will ban u for it. I spent alots $ on this game and got ban. "its like use money on our game and then i will ban u for using our stupid bug" .

When i use n click on their $ recharge event.Its not even my fault!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i thought its gave me lottery claim. its gave me a lots of claiming item for using Electrum [in game real $]. so I claimed and then.. i got ban. Give me my back money!!!!!! for DLC Purple and soild Gold bundle.their soild gold DLC have bug too,i cann;t even use jetpack from it!!!!!

here is proof link pic from their bug or something, i don;t know :
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/101818425456507483704/albums/6035211479941264225/6035211484928969378?pid=6035211484928969378&oid=101818425456507483704
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better stay away from this game for real money spender, not worth it!!!!!!


My english not too good ^^
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
-griny
-boring
-bad hraphics
-barely any story
-absolute pay to win

If you really want a good steampunk game, buy Arcanum: of steamworks and magic from GOG for $7.00 instead.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 2
Small file size, yes; but as soon as I try to run it, my screen turned green-ish and froze. Then, things just crashed.
No, just no.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 16
I will be honest, when I heard the name of this game and knew it was steampunk, I thought it was going to be just amazing! Sadly I was wrong, it's an ok game but I would not recommend playing it for a two reasons alone. 1. I felt like I, as the player, didn't have any decisions of what to do for myself or to do stuff the way I wanted to, everything was just laid out in front of me. My own path already chosen before I had anything to say about it. 2. All you need to do to complete the next objective was to click on it in the right side of the screen, and your character will go there for you or do whatever they need to in order to either go there or complete the task.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 29
It had a severe lack of nail polish
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 20
just click auto, and finish... LOL
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
60.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
City of Steam: Arkadia is a fun game if you ignore all the microtransactions. Yes, there's endless microtransactions, but the bottom line to the game itself is that everything affecting the storyline comes for free. What I've noticed is that they've added a new currency- Account-bound Electrum, which can be used for most electrum transactions. This electrum you CAN earn, through clock-in rewards and login bonuses. That aside, this game is like World of Warcraft for those who can't afford WoW. And to those of you complaining about it being Pay2Win? That's only in PVP, and PVP is COMPLETELY OPTIONAL! If you don't PVP, it's a fair game.
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