Against the Storm

4.8
Great for Beginners
Quickly Understand the Controls
A dark fantasy city builder where you must rebuild civilization in the face of apocalyptic rains. As the Queen’s Viceroy, lead humans, beavers, lizards, foxes, and harpies to reclaim the wilderness and secure a future for civilization's last survivors.
Venture into the Royal Woodlands and build cities for the Scorched Queen in the Against the Storm Demo. Manage the population of resourceful beavers, lizards, and humans in the game's first biome. Play now and transfer your progress to the full version.

Against the Storm

You are the Viceroy – a leader charged by the Scorched Queen to reclaim the wilderness and discover lost riches for the Smoldering City, civilization's last bastion against the Blightstorm that destroyed the old world. Unlike most survival city builders where your focus is on a single city, in Against the Storm you must build a vast, prosperous network of settlements populated by diverse fantasy races, each with their own specializations and needs.
The wilderness holds many hidden dangers, and never-ending storms will batter your population into submission. If your settlements should fall, then the expedition may end – but not the game. Against the Storm is a roguelite city builder, meaning you will carry forward the resources, upgrades, and experience of your past expeditions each time you set off for a new journey into the wild.

MANAGE A DIVERSE POPULATION OF VILLAGERS

Foxes, Beavers, and lizards stand alongside humans and harpies in the struggle to survive. Utilize each group's strengths as you balance their varying needs, from housing and culinary preferences to taste in luxuries and recreation. Will you manufacture raincoats, brew ale, and bake pies to boost morale in the face of the oppressive hostility of the forest, or will you prioritize the needs of one species over another to operate more swiftly for the Scorched Queen?

CITY BUILDER MEETS ROGUELITE

Experience core city builder gameplay enhanced by roguelite replayability. Build and manage multiple settlements spread out across a large world map, all while collecting valuable meta-progression resources to upgrade the Smoldering City. Feel the pressure of an expectant monarch as the Scorched Queen demands constant progress while recurring Blightstorms pose an inevitable threat to your settlements.
Manage your reputation to secure your success at any one settlement before moving on to establish another, constantly seeking new opportunities for growth, taking on unique challenges across multiple biomes, and bracing for the inevitable destruction of everything but the Smoldering City itself. How will you maximize each cycle to not just ensure the best fate for the Smoldering City, but for your career as Viceroy as well?

NEVER THE SAME GAME TWICE

With hundreds of gameplay modifiers and 6 distinct biomes, every city location presents unique challenges for even the most resourceful Viceroy. Adjust your strategy to changing weather conditions and experiment with rosters of building blueprints and perks that can help your society thrive or bring it to ruin. Will you take on and complete additional objectives and delve deeper into the dangerous forest for potential boons, or will you approach with caution to ensure you operate within your capabilities?
All the while, you never know what wares the Trader will bring next year, and the forest holds treasures and resources, but also ancient threats.

BUILD AN ENDLESS NUMBER OF CITIES

Laying the foundations for a new city is one of the most exciting moments in a city-building game. In Against the Storm, you'll have the opportunity to repeatedly experience this by creating new settlements, while still interacting with your network of previously established cities in a growing world.

Available Achievements

Serving Ale
15 XP
Feeding The People
25 XP
Paradise
50 XP
Higher Needs
50 XP
Beaver Utopia
15 XP

Against the Storm Editions

Against the Storm DLC & Add-Ons

Epic Player Ratings

Captured from players in the Epic Games ecosystem.
4.8
This game is
Great for Beginners
This game has
Quickly Understood Controls
This game is
Relaxing
This game is
Extremely Fun
This game is
Highly Recommended
This game has
Unique Visuals

Against the Storm Ratings & Reviews

  • 92%
    Critics Recommend
  • 92
    Top Critic Average
  • Mighty
    OpenCritic Rating
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Eurogamer
by Ruth Cassidy
5 / 5
Never the same game twice, Against the Storm is a rare gem of a city builder that thrives on chaos but exists in perfect balance, evolving with you as you learn and adapt.
PC Gamer
by Len Hafer
91 / 100
Against the Storm is a well-designed, charming, enthralling roguelike city builder.
Softpedia
by Cosmin Vasile
9.5 / 10
Against the Storm is an engrossing and fun game. Its focus is on moment-to-moment settlement management but with a ton of gameplay ideas that make each new expedition feel unique. I love the unpredictable nature of the glades as well as the many ways to interact with the Queen’s requests and the dangerous ruins.
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Against the Storm System Requirements

Minimum

Recommended

OSWindows 7 64 Bit
OSWindows 10 64 Bit
ProcessorIntel® Core™ i3-530 (dual-core) / AMD® Phenom™ II X4 965 (quad-core)
ProcessorIntel® Core™ i5-2500K (quad-core) / AMD® FX-Series™ FX-8320 (quad-core)
Memory4 GB RAM
Memory8 GB RAM
Storage5 GB
Storage5 GB
Direct XVersion 10
Direct XVersion 12
GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce® GTS 450 (1 GB) / AMD® Radeon™ HD 7750 (1 GB)
GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 970 (4 GB) / AMD® Radeon™ R9 290X (4 GB)
Languages Supported
  • Audio: English
  • Text: English, Chinese - Simplified, French, German, Russian, Portuguese - Brazil, Spanish - Spain, Polish
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