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 (1,106 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 6, 2014

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January 27

Server Migration and Maintenance

Dear players,

City of Steam: Arkadia will be temporarily offline beginning at 8:00PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on January 27th. This downtime includes the game, as well as the website and forums, in order to migrate the server and perform overall maintenance on the data to optimize your gaming experience.

Please understand that such a process can take a lengthy time to complete, and thus the maintenance team estimates that we will be offline almost the entire day.

We apologize for any inconvenience that this will cause, and plan to send out a compensation package to all players.



The City of Steam: Arkadia Support Team

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January 19

MLK Day - Let the Freedom Ring

Hello everyone,

The third Monday in January marks a special day to celebrate the hard-earned diversity, it’s all for one freedom fighter and dream pursuer – Martin Luther King Jr, so make sure to make THIS DAY a day on, not a day off, and we’re pleased to announce that hosts of events have been planned for the annual MLK Day, let’s roll them out:

One-day 50% Recharge Bonus

Always the best opportunity to store up Electrum, the bonus is great! Starting from 00:00 server time January 19th, players who power their character up will receive 50% more E as bonus, no-strings-attached. As always, the bonus will be valid for all dedicated players of our platform partners. All Nexan citizens will have 1 day to enjoy the generous bonus!

Battling for the Paramount Shield


The Paramount Shield is definitely some awesome component for all CoS players. Missed out the chance to get the shiny and rare Golden Battlegear at the New Year Party? Here is the chance to shine with another one! All those who power up during the MLK Day will have the opportunity to boost everything up.

MLK Day Special Packs

In addition to all above great bonus, players on both US and EU servers will get a special pack to celebrate MLK Day, check out the item list:

5x Lucky Scrolls
5x Energy Stones
5x Miraculous Health Jab
200x Bound Electrum Bundle

The free pack will be mailed out before the events wrapped up on Tuesday.

50% Off for Electrum Goods

It’s some great opportunity to store up in-game resources. Players who purchase Resources, Cosmetics, Pets and other Consumables in the next 24 hours can save 50% Electrum or Bound Electrum. Be sure to grab anything you need before the chance slips away.

Always feel free to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Make sure to stay connected for more news, updates and events from the CoS official website.

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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
43 of 45 people (96%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 23, 2014
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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16 of 16 people (100%) found this review helpful
3,732.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2014
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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24 of 33 people (73%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 3, 2014
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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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
276.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 7, 2014
Its a pay to win.... Not worth playing, all quest are the same and pvp is worthless
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16 of 22 people (73%) found this review helpful
18.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 18, 2014
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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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 29, 2014
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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14 of 21 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 14, 2014
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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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
77.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 4, 2014
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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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 1, 2014
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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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 31, 2014
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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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 14, 2014
-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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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 30, 2014
Not very Impressive.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 2, 2014
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, 2014
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1,429.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
1: Total P2W
You can ignore it if you are not going to PVP compete, but then you are stuck killing the same 2 bosses and doing the same 5 dungeons every day.
Example: there is event twice a day, everybody fighting big boss. Who deals more dmg to him wins (first 10 places with rewards). The hilarious thing is you can buy blessings and ressurcections during the event so who spends more wins :D
2: Lack of matchmaking: strong ones allowed to fight weak ones. Basically most of arena tourny etc fights otcome are determined before the start. You cannot influence it. Very boring regardless on whiih end u are.
3.: You are unable to catch up with players who started playing earlier. If you started to play on new server expect to be merged to the old one in 3 months.

I could write really more, but I dont think there is a point.

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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
This game had me for the first couple of hours. Then it hit me, its to easy. The game gives you the great weapons and armor from the begining, and every time you get something new, its not as good as the stuff you already have, making you feel unacomplished. It aslo hands out cosmetics, and special cash that you normally have to but, for free. If you want a good time, dont use any of the epic gear, and use the crappy stuff. And I almost forgot the magical floating island, were
you hit a rosk with a pickaxe, and level up. Or you can fish, and get some otherstuff. And lets not forget the daily gold giveways so that you have millions of gold coins, but nothing to buy!
2/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 27
At least the uninstall works.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
30.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
when feeling Trully Bored play this game
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
just click auto, and finish... LOL
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
60.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 18, 2014
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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