10/10 - Touch Arcade: "A genuine must-have. Don't miss it."
10/10 - US Gamer: "Everyone should play"
9/10 - Pocket Gamer: "Excellent 2D strategy"

In SteamWorld Heist you command a steam-driven pirate crew in a series of epic tactical shootouts. It's turn-based strategy with an action twist: You manually aim the guns of your robots, allowing for insane skill shots and bullet-bouncing action!

As the captain you will board, loot and shoot your way through enemy spaceships. Overcome the challenges of the vast frontier by upgrading your recruits with unique abilities, weapons - and even stylish hats!

Available languages: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish and Russian.

Key features:

- Strategy focused on skill rather than chance
- Procedurally generated levels
- 15-20 hours of playtime, followed by New Game+
- Kind to newcomers, deep and challenging for veterans
- Soundtrack by Steam Powered Giraffe

Recommended devices: iPhone 5, iPad 2 or any newer iPhone or iPad with iOS 8 or higher.

What's New

Version 1.1

- Various fixes to the SteamWorld Heist page on App Store
- New home screen app name

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5

84 Ratings

84 Ratings

Editors' Choice

From the moment we started this ingenious strategy-RPG, we knew it was something special. It’s not just the gorgeously animated spaceships and cool Western robots. The unique trick-shot gunplay makes each battle a tactical treat full of crackerjack aiming and ricochets. We’re head over spurs for the awesome blend of exploration and bot-blasting action.

Beast of a game!

Massive Bereavment

If you want a challenging game that will give you hours of play, buy this classic. It looks gorgeous, it's art style and atmosphere are perfectly cartoonish and it has some great music too. It's a squad, turn based game pitching your plucky steambots against changing and increasingly difficult enemies. As you progress you unlock better weapons, character skills and each character has two slots for upgrades and perks. Coupled with the advancing enemy difficulty and the various tactics and abilities they have means you have to plan your moves carefully, go in guns blazing on anything but the easy settings and you'll get destroyed. Learn how to use your team and you pull of some spectacular devastation, taking on a level you struggled with earlier and blitzing all your enemies without taking a hit is very satisfying. One of the most appealing tactics is the use of ricochet by both you and your enemies, sending a bullet half way across the map and bouncing it off 2 walls to hit an enemy in the back of the head never fails to satisfy. On every platform this game has been well reviewed, it deserves it on touchscreen too as it works perfectly. Can't wait to see what comes next.

Am I missing something . . . ?


I purchased this game on the strength of the solid reviews and the misconception that at £9.99 it must be an impressive game with significant development and in depth gameplay. Either I am fundamentally missing something or this is the rip off of the year - it is essentially a very limited turn based walk through of a pretty basic story hiding behind the title of a ‘strategy’ game. There is nothing strategic about this game at all. I stuck with it for a while hoping it would get more challenging but unfortunately my time was wasted. Visually it’s reasonably pleasant to look at but beyond this it is nothing more than a child’s platform turn based shooter. It would be decent enough for a few hours at say £0.99 but for £9.99 I was expecting something that matched the price tag which it most certainly does not!


Image & Form International AB
242.7 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
SteamWorld Heist © Image & Form 2015, 2016. "SteamWorld" is a registered trademark of Image & Form. All rights reserved.


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