The world has been plunged into a man-made ice age in a bid to save humanity from human-alien hybrids. A resistance movement has been formed by the survivors. On your way to meet with them, your character gets stranded in Duga-40, the experimental city. Now you need to explore the city, fight alien mutants, learn the history of Duga-40, and try to survive long enough to repair your transport and continue on your journey.
Frozen State contains examples of:
- Action Girl: One of the three playable characters is Maria, a nuclear physicist who is more reliant on stealth than the other characters, but is also the best at deploying high-tech weaponry when confrontation is unavoidable.
- An Axe to Grind: You can wield an axe in the game. It can be used to chop down trees.
- Bears Are Bad News: In addition to all the mutants, bears are an enemy faced in the game. On the bright side, you can at least hunt them for meat.
- Breakable Weapons: All of the weapons will degrade with use.
- Car Fu: When you're driving in a car, you can use it to run over enemies.
- Cool Guns: Amongst other things, you can wield the famous PPSh against monsters in the game. Just know that its fire rate is slow, though.
- Cut-and-Paste Environments: This is the flip side of a procedurally generated map.
- Cyanide Pill: All of the player characters start with cyanide in their inventory, to reflect just how bleak the world has become.
- Endless Winter: The game is set in a world going through a man-made ice age.
- Item Crafting: You can use resources from the world around you to make things.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: One of the enemies in the game has four arms, the lower set being used both as feet and claws.
- No Peripheral Vision: You can see the enemies' cone of vision while sneaking. While it is wider than the most egregious examples, it still prevents them from noticing anything directly to their side.
- Permadeath: When the player character dies, you are either offered the option to load the last save, or a "Game Over" that'll delete it and force you to start over.
- Procedurally Generated Levels: The map is procedurally generated at the start of the game.
- Public Domain Soundtrack: Most of the soundtrack is original, but it also features a famous piece by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
- Sprint Meter: Every character has a stamina meter, which is used for doing anything physical.
- Wizard Needs Food Badly: Since this is a survival game, regularly eating, drinking and sleeping is a necessity.