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 (1,072 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 6, 2014

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November 25

Be Grateful and Give Thanks

Nexus is all ready for bunches of boundless Thanksgiving feasts - Toasted roaming cockroach, roasted skeleton minions, etc. It’s another great time to make the evil suffer. To celebrate this year’s remarkable Thanksgiving, a number of amazing events have been scheduled tight, let’s roll them out:

Rack up 50% Bonus Electrum

Starting from 00:00 November 26th – 27th (server time), players who power up their characters will secure 50% bonus on all purchased Electrum. The 2-day long special offer is effective for players of all platforms, including our own CoS platform and our long-time partners like Kongregate, Steam, Facebook, Armor Games, Yahoo and Wildtangent. What’s more, we’ve done full upgrading for the Lucky Wheel system, all players deserve the luck.

Golden Opportunity to Gear Up and More

The first time ever, we included the extremely rare Golden Battlegear Component in-game, the unparalleled cosmetic part will be available on Thanksgiving Day celebration only, don’t miss out on the opportunity to shine off. The special bundle will be closed down 48 hours later.

In addition, during the Thanksgiving celebration on Thursday, we will be offering some great level 4 Mod Box on hotsale tab of the Electrum Shop. Mods can be used to upgrade and enhance every piece of your equipment, the higher the Mod is, the greater the equipment becomes. Meanwhile, all Mod Mergers in-game can harvest high-level Mods in return; check the rest of details on our in-game Noticeboard.

Have Fun Killing

To give out thanks from our dev team, we will double EXP for both US and EU servers on Thanksgiving Day, all players can have the chance to speed up their character level-up by killing mobs. Rattle your saber before the slaughter starts!

Go Full Steam – All Steam DLCs 50% Off

Along with the 6-day long annual Steam Holiday Sales kicking off at 10AM, November 26th, all Steam players can obtain Purple Bundle, Orange Bundle, Solid Gold Bundle and Ultra Diamond Bundle at just half price. For those who have purchased any of the bundles before, you might have to use “Purchase as a gift” option as Steam doesn’t allow multiple purchases, after the transaction competes, email with relevant receipt and we will manually deliver you the pack in-game. DLCs of CoS can be found on the following page:

Enjoy the party and don’t forget to stick around for more surprises on Black Friday!

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November 21

Mercenary Time - Skeleton King the Undead

Skeleton King is always the special one, he is the most popular Mob among all our artists. The huge Golden Shield makes his the best figure out of all Orange Mercenaries. I can’t say such a monster is cute, but I do like his tiny malicious face (Pet? Good idea). Who wants the steam-powered cold-blooded killer?

Skeleton King

Ability: Melee Attack
Formation Bonus: Dodge
Ability: Multislam VII - Hit multiple targets, deals x% damage, has a y% chance to pull target back several meters.

Now everyone has a chance to win an Orange Mercenary Skeleton King FOR FREE, let's make the King happy:

1. Write up your thoughts of the undead King from every aspect, appearance, capability, etc, be sure to post under this thread;
2. Or reshape the Catastrophe, that’s his better days;
3. Or write and post whatever you can think of regarding the Skeleton King.

Basic Format:

Playing Server: US1/US2/US3/EU1/EU2/EU3
Full Character Name: xxx
Comment: “How much evil inside that little brain….”

Make sure your comments or stories posted up here by next Friday, after the event comes to an end, we will select 10 best King “worshiper”, each of the winners will receive a Mercenary Card – Skeleton King!

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“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.”

“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

    • 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
    • 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
5 of 6 people (83%) 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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2 of 2 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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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
314.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
Good game
nice way of combining steam punk look and feel into an mmorpg
easy to grasp gameplay but intresting enough to keep playing
active and fun company's ( aka guilds/clans)

all in all good game
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Played for 20 mins, started to enjoy it, then had a game breaking bug!! Now I can't play at all! Do not bother with this!
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Gambreaking bugs do not play this game
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1,003.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
This is one fun game. I seem to play it nearly everyday and learn something new in it almost everyday. It constantly updates with new content so theres alot to do with it. Highly recomend this one.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
City of Steam: Arkadia is a steampunk MMORPG with many features and much to explore. I like the setting, story and music a lot, and so far I have been able to play without paying for all the reasonably good items like in many other Free2Play games. I think characters should have voices and better personalities though, it feels somewhat blank to just read dialogue text and look at a silent character. Graphics aren't too great, but they certainly aren't bad either. Many MMORPGs haven't got spectactular graphics, to be honest. I'd give this game an 8 out of 10 points, you should try it if you're into steampunk and online games.
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2 of 7 people (29%) found this review helpful
738.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
warning only the electrum and the Subscription seem to be accross all characters on an account! game is still buggy and has some issues and PVP is forced upon you on some quests with trolls and spawn campers in abundance!
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3 of 10 people (30%) found this review helpful
741.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Good game simple but fun thanks
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0 of 5 people (0%) found this review helpful
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
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1.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
Okay i am going to start off my saying i do enjoy the gamplay classes mounts and quest system. It make people who dont have alot of time during the day like me lvl up faster. The story is interesting all though it seems as if alot of other people dont like it. I see myself playing this more!
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27 of 32 people (84%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 4

City of Steam: Arkadia is a steampunk MMORPG. While it is an interesting concept,it also had to be the worst MMORPG games available in steam. There is many reason why.

The character creation is one of the worst i seen in a MMO games. Barely any customization at all and preset choice is extremely limited. You basically can choose 3 races with different appearance and 4 classes. These 4 classes would be your typical gunner,warrior,mage & alchemist.

The game also present a lot of loading screen to you and you need to wait extremely long to load to the next area. I believe the reason for the loading screen because the game itself download some parts of the area while in the loading state since it only took 50 MB to download this game. I don't mind loading screen but boy does this game have a lot of them.

Combat is just laughable cause it so poorly done and the skill progression is very weak. Not to mentioned the game has auto battle mode. Yes a game that can play itself...... While the auto battle mode is optional,i prefer turning it on since the combat is extremely dull.

Oh and don't get me started on the level progression. At first leveling is easy but once you reach like level 20,boy does it get super grindy. The developer also think it a good idea to LOCK SOME OF THE FEATURE UNLESS YOU REACH A SPECIFIC LEVEL !!!

You can recruit mercenary too but it pointless since they don't die ( at least from my 3 hour of gameplay ) and they deal little damage.

There is a pet you can get by completing a quest but it only last for one hours......Seriously...

You can collect a bunch of collectables too. From there you can rank you individual collectables that you can find and this give you bonus stats ( felt really unbalanced )

There is a talent you can upgrade but it seems OP since you can gain talent point easily just by completing a bunch of quest.

You can craft,smith,mod your equipment and other things but it is locks until you reach a specific level.

There is a mounts you can get earlier on and you able to upgrade it too. Upgrading your mounts also change the appearance so that a plus.

There is a quest trackers that automatically moves your players to the quest destinations. It poorly done i would say. Even Fiesta had better quest trackers.

There is a emotes system but it just make me faceplam. Barely any expressions from your characters.


The graphics on this game look dreadful since the Unity engine is capable in making a great looking game.

Texture details is ugly,the atmosphere in this game seems bland,character details look like it came from a 2004 games and environment is uninspired.

The monster you faces against look like it comes from your everyday generic MMORPG.

Animations is just laughable and you can clip through a lot of objects too.

AUDIO : 4/10

Soundtrack is pretty ok nothing spectacular.

However almost all of the character in game doesn't even have voice ( only in cutscene they do ). Your character don't even grunt or scream when he/she get hit.

Sound effects is pretty bland too.


While the game offer a lot of event. Most of it invovled in killing mobs so the event is no different from the others. Just the rewards.

PvP is really crap considering the game is Pay 2 Win

While the quest felt rewarding at times,you pretty much done the same thing over and over again but with horrible combat system.


Stay far away from this game. It is heavily pay 2 win and the loading times between small area is just unbearable.

This game is basically MMORPG for lazy cause of the auto-battle mode and inconherent quest trackers.

Those who have patient to reach to level 30+. Kudos to you.

GRADE : U ( Catastrophe )
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6 of 7 people (86%) 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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10 of 15 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 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
Opinons, I myself was disaponted by this game, from the unsatisfing gameplay, cheep grafics and models, anoing hud. this game macs me sad, espeshly sens i love this art stile
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8 of 12 people (67%) 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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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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3 of 3 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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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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