INSOMNIA: The Ark

3.8 out of 5
40 User Ratings
5 Stars
38%
5 Stars
38%
4 Stars
25%
4 Stars
25%
3 Stars
20%
3 Stars
20%
2 Stars
15%
2 Stars
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1 Stars
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1 Stars
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INSOMNIA is a complex story-driven RPG that takes place on a colossal space metropolis brimming with the secrets of a long-gone civilization.
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About INSOMNIA: The Ark

About this game

INSOMNIA is a dieselpunk sci-fi RPG about the slowly degrading remnants of human society attempting to survive on an abandoned space metropolis. Develop your character, explore lovingly handcrafted locations, interact with peculiar NPCs and factions, craft equipment and try to stay alive in this brutal world.

Welcome to Object 6 - a colossal space station set on a dismal 400-year journey in search of a new home. Your character wakes from cryogenic sleep — stricken with a rare psychological disease and unknowingly holding humanity’s last hope in his bare hands...

Exploration is rewarding…and dangerous

Survive hunger, thirst, fatigue while searching for valuable technology and resources in over 70 unique locations. Pay attention - INSOMNIA’s nuanced world can conceal unexpected quests from treacherous characters, as well as savage enemies and deadly hazards.

Personalized journey

Break free from character classes and unwanted grind with a flexible perk system combined with a large amount of craftable items and equipment. Choose your gear wisely - every armor and weapon type in the game has its own tactical virtues and shortcomings. 

Сhoices matter

Navigate a non-linear storyline with ‘points of no return’ that encourage unorthodox approaches and 12 different story endings. Your character’s chosen background plays a role in how you interact with NPC’s and factions, as well as influences the outcomes of certain quests.

A rich universe

Experience a neo-noir world with elements of dieselpunk. Witness man-made apocalyptic landscapes imbued with a dark ambient soundtrack and echoes of a decaying civilization.

Game Details

Platform:
steam
Release Date:
September 27, 2018
Developer:
Mono Studio
Publisher:
HeroCraft
Supported Languages:
English +
Franchise:
INSOMNIA
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Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions)
  • Processor: 2.5 GHz CPU, 4 cores
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Geforce 760, AMD Radeon R7 360
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Storage: 12 GB available space

INSOMNIA: The Ark User Reviews

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User Rating

Average score from 40 ratings
57% of users would recommend this.
3.8

User Ratings Breakdown

5 Stars
38%
5 Stars
38%
4 Stars
25%
4 Stars
25%
3 Stars
20%
3 Stars
20%
2 Stars
15%
2 Stars
15%
1 Stars
3%
1 Stars
3%

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Not Recommended

Gvaz
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Here's the rub, this game is really interesting, the premise is interesting, the combat is difficult and the art design is appealing. However, I simply can't recommend this game in it's current form: Pros: - combat is difficult, if you go off on your own with the basic armor you're going to be trying again and again. It's just really really hard because your defenses are paper thin, the resources you can use to heal don't heal for much, especially at the start because you don't get anything - guns jamming and repairing can potentially feel immersive - art style - sound design - story is interesting Cons: - combat is too difficult. You barely do damage to the enemies and they rip through you like you're made of paper. - no cover system. crouch behind some chest high barrels? *gets shot in the head by the enemies because your head pokes out* NEAT - guns jamming and repairing is too tedious, in reality. I'll take less immersion over the current system. Some weapons you can't repair. - buggy, this is version 1.7, it's been in development for 8+ years by a team that has never made a videogame before this, and it shows. Sure, lots of hard work has been put in, but at the end of the day it's the end result of a product that matters, not the blood sweat and tears put in it. - what kind of bugs? So far, nothing "showstopping" but for example, at the beginning of the game where you pick your class, you get an achievement. This achievement doesn't pop in steam, but it shows up in the game. There is another achievement to the left of it, whatever it is, that shows up. However, it tells you you have a new achievement on your HUD. You can't dismiss it. If you relaunch the game to forcibly clear it, there is a missing achievement marker in that spot now, with a blank tooltip icon, and it acts like it's a skill point slot, but it's not, and you can't interact with it. But at least the HUD notification is gone! 🤷‍♂️ - other various bugs, there's a scene where the game's titlecard/cutscene is going to play, but it loads in and shows the character suddenly somewhere else without an appropriate transition between the two elements, and after a few seconds plays the title card - Loads of loading screens, install this to an SSD or NVME drive - subtitles above npcs are too small at 1440p - quests are unclear, there is two quests that instead of fixing the quests or improving them, the devs provided a PDF file with pictures on how to complete it. Excuse me, but no. That effort...
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Not Recommended

BigBadBubba
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Review edited after further play. The game is broken. Utterly, completely broken. Quests get bugged and can't be completed. NPCs disappear, sometimes permanently. Entire areas glitch out, again, sometimes permanently. If you get one of the permanent glitches you will need to reload a previous save, and if you are relying on autosaves then you are probably SOL. The worst of the glitched quests are the two NPC companions you can get, they will often disappear instead of going back to their "idle" location after doing their quest to recruit them. If this happens you need to redo the quest and hope it works this time. It sucks because the game itself is good, but all the gamebreaking bugs just utterly ruin it. Original review is below: Why did I give it 4* if I don't recommend it? I really like the concept. The story is well written and interesting, the core gameplay is serviceable, and the graphics are good enough. Everything is there to make a great game. The only issue I have with the gameplay itself is that equipment wears out WAY too fast, armor (especially shields) can end up broken after a single fight and weapons aren't too much more durable. Unfortunately there are gamebreaking bugs. Most notably quests and even entire areas regularly glitch out including vanishing NPCs. If an area glitches and you don't notice it then it's permanently broken and you will need to reload from an earlier save and redo everything from between when it glitched to when you noticed it. To put it in perspective I did not even know there were companion characters because after I did their quests they glitched out and disappeared. The devs have stated they plan on fixing it if they can but so far nothing has surfaced on that front. Probably worth it if you can pick it up for like $1.
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fun action rpg

Fanatical User
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fun and challenging isometric rpg soulsish cool story
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Recommended

Fanatical User
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Great Game, Has some issues but a unique game Ideas and grand story. Enjoyed it a lot even if the progession is sometimes off and you are hadned very hard missions folowing the story.
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not for me

Fanatical User
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Aweful terrible UI and Movement systmes Lovely enviroments and models
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Not Recommended

Evgenii
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Good idea, bad implementation. Outdated graphics feels like from 2010. Extremely inconvenient shooting control.Everything is linear. There are much better games than suffering in this game.
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Recommended

Jack Mama
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Didn't get a chance to play it yet, but I was told I can win a prize for writing a review.
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Recommended

GA123
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The game could have been great, but bugs and some questionable design decisions kind of ruin it. Still, there is fun to be had and for 1€ it's hard to go wrong.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, INSOMNIA: The Ark is not fully Steam Deck Verified but the publisher says it is "Playable" on Steam Deck.
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
  • In-game interface text is legible on Steam Deck
  • This game sometimes shows mouse, keyboard, or non-Steam-Deck controller icons
  • Some functionality is not accessible when using the default controller configuration, requiring use of the touchscreen or virtual keyboard, or a community configuration
Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions)
  • Processor: 2.5 GHz CPU, 4 cores
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Geforce 760, AMD Radeon R7 360
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Storage: 12 GB available space
57% of Fanatical users recommend INSOMNIA: The Ark. The average review score is 3.8/5
INSOMNIA: The Ark was released on September 27, 2018
INSOMNIA: The Ark is published by HeroCraft
INSOMNIA: The Ark was developed by Mono Studio
Fanatical users tagged INSOMNIA: The Ark as RPG, Action, Exploration, and Story Rich
Fanatical users tagged INSOMNIA: The Ark as Post-apocalyptic, Sci-fi, Lore-Rich, and Space
Yes. Fanatical users tagged INSOMNIA: The Ark as having Singleplayer
Yes. Fanatical users tagged INSOMNIA: The Ark as having Character Customization
Yes, Fanatical users tagged INSOMNIA: The Ark as RPG
Yes, Fanatical users tagged INSOMNIA: The Ark as Action
Yes, Fanatical users tagged INSOMNIA: The Ark as Exploration

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