Beyond a Steel Sky: Complete Walkthrough Guide

Beyond a Steel Sky
By: Revolution Software

Beyond a Steel Sky is the sequel of Revolution Software’s classic point-and-click adventure, Beneath a Steel Sky. It’s a 3D third-person game instead of 2D, and you’re move around using an invisible joystick. But as with the original, there are lots of puzzles to solve. So this walkthrough guide should help you if you get stuck. Feel free to ask for extra help in the comments section.


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Part 6:

In this video, I take you through these steps:

I spend a lot of time first talking to the guard and exploring the Old Museum, listening to each exhibit.

Once done, hack the Joey Speaks Attraction with the N01T-AL robot so the Joey Speaks Attraction now has the Announce Exhibit Information node. Then scan your hand over the Joey Speaks Attraction to get him talking. He asks you to rescue him!

For some reason, the guard didn’t check up on Joey Speaks until I walked around some more and tried to use the N01T-AL again at one of the exhibits. But once he’s distracted, use your crowbar on the padlock to open the fridge door. A rat runs out and causes chaos!

For some reason, you’re not kicked out. So once the place is empty, use your crowbar to break the glass on the Joey Speaks exhibit and steal the circuit board.

Now the storage room should be open, so head inside and place Joey’s circuit board inside the vacuum robot. Then chat with Joey.

Here’s where I wasted way too much time hacking things I shouldn’t have hacked. But use the crowbar to open the panel under the holographic display. Then have Joey plug into the port and read the map to find you the location of E1594.

Next, you need to get the Barrel Robot moving. Have Joey plug into its port and he’ll tell you he needs a manual for it. So go to the storage room and find the barrel robot manual on the robot manual terminal. Then, when the F4R-T robot is in the room with you, hack it with the terminal and move the barrel robot manual to the F4R-T robot. Then, go back to the holographic display and hack it with the F4R-T robot. Move the manual to the holographic display. Then have Joey read it. Now you can hop into the barrel and get out of there!

Part 7:

In this next video, I take these steps:

Leave the museum. Change my brooch’s hologram just for fun.

Get in the monopod and try to get to the recycling center. Learn that you can’t without a travel waiver.

Ask Greta how to get a ticket and she tells you to find a Wellbeing officer. Ask her where to find Orana and she tells you she’s at the Aspiration Platform.

Go back to the monopod and and take it to Aspiration Platform. You’ll be stopped there by a robot who wants you to come back with your cleaning uniform (remember, Graham was a cleaning supervisor).

Go back to Graham’s apartment (meet Reginald here) and get the cleaning uniform from his bedroom.

Head back to Aspiration Platform and talk to the P4R-T bot. He tells you to clean and NOT deal with the gang-gang.

Find the gang-gang up high near the Spankles vending machine and then lure it with one of your Mini-K sausages. Here’s where it gets tricky. If you throw it on the floor, the F4R-T vermin bot won’t be able to get to it in time.

I messed around with things a lot on my video, so I’m not really sure if there are more steps than this . But the main thing to do is go inside and open the control panel for the sprinkler system. Turn off the water. Then go back outside and lure the gang-gang again. This time, throw it at the tree. Then quickly run inside and turn the sprinkler system back on. The vermin bot will head to the tree and both it and the gang-gang will get fried.

Have Joey clean up the mess. He’ll catch on fire once he starts cleaning up the bunting.

Then Orana shows up and you can convince her to give you the travel waiver.

Take Joey’s circuit board from the vacuum robot and then use the monopod to head to the recycling center.

Part 8:

In this next video, I take you through these steps:

Enter the recycling center and find Leet. He wants you to get him moonshine from the top of the building in exchange for information about Graham.

Head out through the second door up the stairs and walk along the gangplank until you meet a d-RYD that blocks your way and shocks you if you try to get close to him.

Head back inside and downstairs to the conveyor belt and crusher. Use the crusher control panel to turn off the crusher. Then go up to it and use your crowbar to jam it.

Take a look around you and notice the lockers nearby. Turn the machine back on and then quickly hide in one of the lockers.

Wait until the robot is on top of the conveyor belt and then turn on the crusher again so he gets stuck in it.

Now you can head back out towards the other building. Use that same door as before and when you come to a fork in the road, go right until you see another door. Head inside and to the lower level. Fill up the bottle with moonshine and then leave.

On your way out, you can go left and climb up some stairs and then a ladder, but you won’t be able to complete the puzzle here, so you can skip it for now.

Go back to “Leet” and give him his moonshine, then talk to him. Learn what you can and ask him to fix the chip so you can access the rest of the data. He tells you to put your hand on the clamp. Do so and he’ll try to cut off your hand! Think quick and grab the moonshine bottle and hit him over the head with it.

Talk to him again to learn he’s not Leet, but Jimmy. He’ll tell you how to find Leet. Then take the cleaver off the floor. Also grab the unicorn. It’s an explosive!

We still need to find Billy and Leet. Head back to the second building. This time head left and climb up the two flights of stairs. Use the crowbar to open the light switch panel and then turn off the light. Then head a little further along and pull off the gas valve.

Head back left and climb up the ladder. Find the ANCHOR sign. Use your cleaver to cut the tether holding the hanging anchor. It will crash into the gas pipe below.

Climb back down and find the anchor. Make sure the light is off and place the unicorn inside the lamp. Then turn the light back on and watch the explosion.

Head back down the stairs and into the door of the furnace room. Now the furnace is off and you can see a ladder leading to a room above. Head up it.

Here you’ll finally meet the real Leet! Talk to him as much as you want and then sit in the chair to connect to the LINCspace and MINOS. This is where I ended this video.

Part 9:

In this video, I take you through these steps:

The LINCspace is pretty straightforward. Try to get past the firewall. You can’t. So head to the floating safe on your right. It’s a portal that will teleport you to another platform

On this platform, grab the fire extinguisher and the duct tape. Also, notice the safe is encrypted. Then go back through the portal.

Use the fire extinguisher on the firewall. It appears to work but then a virus blocks you again. Looks like we’re not done here.

Use the tape to repair the stairs to the left. Then head up.

Head first through the portal with the Z-like symbol on it. Repair the floor and get the blindfold, then go back through the portal.

Use the blindfold on the giant eye.

Then go through the cog portal. Repair the floor and then pick up the magnifying glass, which decrypts data. Then go back through the portal.

Go through the floating rock portal and grab the Divine Wrath. Then head back through the portal.

Go through the knight chess piece portal and use the Divine Wrath to destroy the virus. Then head back through the portal.

Go through the safe portal again and use the decryption software to unlock the safe and download the data inside.

Go back to the firewall and use the fire extinguisher on it again. Now it will stay down. Go through to access MINOS.

Head along the path and convert the little disc to the left. I’m not exactly sure what that accomplishes. (Update: Apparently this gives you the retro outfit in your closet from Beneath a Steel Sky).

Then interact with the big navigational wheel to open a new path. Head along it and through the door.

Talk to Greta here and learn what you can. Then solve the Towers of Hanoi puzzle. It’s not too bad as long as you realize you can load the “masks” onto Greta’s back. Move them around, stacking smaller ones on heavy ones. You need to make them look like the photo below.

Now you’ll exit the program and meet Joey in a new body. Learn everything you can from Leet and then head out.

Since Leet told me to throw the Bilby toy down the furnace hole, I decided to do that on my way out. I don’t know if there’s an alternate path where you give it back to Songbird instead. So you might want to hold onto it just in case. NOTE: Apparently if you give it to Songbird and show her the photograph you have, she’ll help you later in the game.

Head back to Graham’s Apartment and read all his messages. One has a fire attachment. View it in the Holo-Plinth program and then check out the holo deck. Use your hacking device to swap the tracker and the holo-plinth again.

Now you can see some fragmented data. Swap out the hololens for the damaged hololens in your bag to see a message telling Graham to go to the Aspiration Gala at midnight. Afterwards, I switched them back so no one else would see the message.

Next, talk to Chipworth and Songbird about the Aspiration Gala to find out what they know.

Leave the apartment and talk to Tarquin. Ask him about the Gala. He says he’s hosting it alongside Reginald and will be reciting poetry. Ask him where to find Reginald and also make a deal with him to help him find inspiration if he gets you into the gala.

Then head back to the Piazza and toward the cafe. This is where this video ends.

Part 10:

Ok this video, I take you through these steps:

Head inside the cafe and hack into the the VIP lounge. Reginald is here, so talk to him. He refuses to leave the room because he finds the music peaceful.

Leave the cafe and head to the left side of it to find a diagnostician listening to music. Hack her music to switch it with the cafe’s music.

Now Reginald will be annoyed and try to leave the room, demanding the music be changed. You may need to hack the VIP room door back to its original state so he can get out.

Next, hack the bar. Make it so the alarm goes off when you scan your ID for a Spankles.

Then scan your chip and set off the alarm until one of the Speaker (5H0-UT) drones comes into the cafe. Stand between the speaker drone and Reginald and use your hacking device to swap the Aspiration Day Announcement with either the Aspiration Gala Poem or the Private Poem from Reginald’s portable e-reader. I chose the Gala poem. You only get to hear one, so choose wisely.

If you follow the droid, you can hear him recite the poem. Follow him to the Brooch station and swap the poem with the hologram. Then use your brooch with the station and change it to the poem. Now you have the poem on you!

Head back to Graham’s Apartment and give the brooch to Tarquin. He’ll then send you up to Graham’s room to change into something fancier. So put on the suit and then head back down.

Songbird will be waiting best the monopod. You can either lie to her or tell the truth. I chose the truth and she hated me for it. So you might want to try lying. There’s a path that gets her to come with you to the gala but I didn’t get it.

Then you’ll automatically be taken back to Aspiration Platform for the gala. Talk to Alonso. That’s where this video ends.

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This Post Has 69 Comments

  1. Lou

    im stuck on how to get the Deet off big steve. IΓÇÖve tied to lure him but where?

    1. Kristy Wighton

      Lure him to the waterfall

  2. smjjames

    @lou: Throw the sausage at the fake waterfall. Have to have him lured first.

  3. Al marks

    Totally stuck in the apartment. IΓÇÖve read everything on the terminal, interacted with everything, climbed toilet, I even hacked the bathroom. It WILL NOT allow me into the interview!

    1. AppUnwrapper

      Weird. Once I saw everything to be seen in there, I got a message that I learned all I can. Maybe you missed something?

      1. Al Marks

        Γëí╞Æ├┐├╢ considering restarting the game, maybe it has glitched….

        1. Xmasishere98

          Did you click the upper left corner for the qdos history in the terminal? It took me a minute to see it.

          1. nospamm

            you click q dos history and of the 5 icons in the middle , click the far left one, i forget what it is called

    2. fregadev

      Read the description of the ministries again

    3. Noboby

      The top left of Minos screens

    4. Will

      Same thing happened to me. I have read and interacted with every single item in the apartment I can. Read through every section of the terminal multiple times. It must be a glitch right?

    5. Mr. Meeseeks

      I was stuck too until I realized that when using the computer in one of the rooms, there’s a link you can click at the top left to find your Qdos score. It’s one of the things you need to know.

    6. Dave

      I had the same problem. Very frustrating. I eventually ended up restarting the game, and when I got to that point the second time I had no issues. The only thing I can think of that I did differently is on my first go-around, I had already looked at the Civic Guide on Minos when I was outside the city, whereas on my second go, I hadn’t looked at Minos at all until I got to the apartment.

  4. Donovan

    great job! now we’re stuck on joey’s arm in the museum to get an aspiration brooch and we need your help!

    1. Donovan

      Figured it out…don’t suppose you’ve gotten the box from outside the window?

      1. Al marks

        You canΓÇÖt get the box until after the interview, just gotta ask the robot to open the windows and use the stank sausage to shoo the bird away

    2. Mr. Meeseeks

      It’s a sort of puzzle swap using the hacking scanner. Use the scanner and notice that there’s a “mood” associated with many of the exhibits and robot. Find a way to get the right mood to the arm. I’ll leave it at that.

  5. Al marks

    So far IΓÇÖm finding that this game has some major glitches in it. NPCΓÇÖs able to walk on each other. The wife sitting at the computer with the chair facing the opposite direction. Sometimes the Minos terminals glitch as if it were some sort of puzzle, for example the tab with all of the different classifications with allow you to highlight multiple classes as if it were going to unlock something if done in the correct sequence. Hopefully some of this gets resolved on updates, I want to love this game.

  6. Mia

    How do you turn off the furnance in the recylicing centre ? I tried to use the valve, but the valve broke and IΓÇÖm stuck now.

    1. Yak

      You have to use the unicorn you get from the thumbs guy. First you’ll see a rusted box before getting to the valve. Use the crowbar on it. Then turn the power off. Then put the unicorn in the powered off light fixture. Then turn power back on.

  7. Keiron Annesley

    Im Playing on Apple tv and the game says it auto saving but when i come back to play i have to start from the beginning! anyone else having this problem??

      1. Keiron Annesley

        Yep, deleted and downloaded again! same thing happens… save it, shut it down and come back to new game. No resume or load game tab to be found! could it be lack of storage on Apple TV??

        1. AppUnwrapper

          It could be! HavenΓÇÖt tried it on my Apple TV yet but I imagine it can get full fast with these 3gb games. Maybe try deleting a few things? Or reach out to the developer for help.

        2. Ike

          Am playing on ∩ú┐TV and itΓÇÖs saving ok to iCloud. I switch between playing on my iPad Pro 12.9 and the ∩ú┐ Tv. However am stuck at the museum trying to distract the guard. Not very clear how to get the droid to malfunction.

          1. Ike

            Oh figured how to distract the guard but not like AppUnwrapper did. I had hack the Joey boot, distract the guard, freed the mouse and then broke into the Joey booth to steal his memory. Now unto next stage.

          2. Ike

            So got the droid now.

  8. Keegan

    ThatΓÇÖs the thing, in ur video after ur done talking to everyone it allows u to leave GrahamΓÇÖs apartment, but it doesnΓÇÖt allow me and I have tried every verbal option and everything I can interact with. What do I do, I have even restarted the game from scratch and got same result

  9. Keegan

    I am stuck at GrahamΓÇÖs apartment thereΓÇÖs no way to get around I have engage in every verbal action and every interaction with in the game possible thereΓÇÖs nothing else I can do and IΓÇÖve even restarted the game and I got the same results keeps telling me to look for more information on GrahamΓÇÖs contact but there is no more information what do I do?

    1. Jj

      Did you go on his computer? Did you use the health thing in the bathroom? Soft toy interaction?

  10. Becky Stephen

    Please help. IΓÇÖm at the ending and cannot get number 0 back in my inventory it disappeared somehow to divide 0 to all citizens.

    1. AppUnwrapper

      Do you have an autosave form before that point that wonΓÇÖt take you too far back? Reloading that save might fix it.

      1. Becky Stephen

        The auto save I have doesnΓÇÖt take me far enough back I feel I maybe stuck here and canΓÇÖt go further

      2. Becky Stephen

        My auto save doesnΓÇÖt go back so if it isnΓÇÖt saved you canΓÇÖt go further

  11. Jeanette

    how did you get the hololens?

    1. Hans

      Where exactly is it? Can’t find it. Already thinking my save is broken

      1. DankKnight

        Go to bathroom in your apartment put down the toilet seat. You’ll find it.

  12. Jason

    I╬ô├ç├ûm stuck trying to give Tarquin the broach with the poem on it. He keeps saying ╬ô├ç┬ú…That is…a thing you have shown me╬ô├ç┬Ñ and I can╬ô├ç├ût even have a conversation with him. When I try talking, the only option is ╬ô├ç┬úbye╬ô├ç┬Ñ.

    1. AppUnwrapper

      Oh no! If you already did all the other steps, you might need to contact support. Can also try loading an older save and see if it fixes it.

      1. Paul

        just noticed, back in the appartment, the holoplinth was displaying the broken message. Exchanging the functioning hololens with the broken hololens in the inventory made the broken message readable. Afterwards I could talk to Tarquin and hand over the brooch

    2. Jack

      I am also stuck here. Did you ever find a solution?

  13. Dave

    I’m stuck. I’ve pushed Pixel on the roundabout twice, but he still won’t tell me about his brother. He will occasionally ask me about pushing him on the swing, but Foster automatically declines.

    1. Dave

      Never mind, I sorted it. I had to close the game down and reopen it before it would let me interact with the roundabout again.

  14. Becky Stephen

    Anyone know where to go to get support?

  15. Rose

    i can not connect the satalite and toaster the satalite doest seem to connect to the hacker

    1. AppUnwrapper

      Yeah I had the same problem. ThereΓÇÖs a bug where it doesnΓÇÖt show. Try loading an auto-save from the moment you entered that room.

      1. Rose

        i tryed that and the hacker still only connects to the toaster

        1. Keiron Annesley

          I went back out and reopened the shutters! i was able to connect the satalite and hack it with the toaster!

  16. Stephanie

    The satellite in the office refuses to come up on my hacking device! 😔 I’ve killed the app, I’ve also loaded from a previous point. I can see the satellite but it will not come up on my hacking device. Please help.

    1. AppUnwrapper

      If nothing is working, I think you have no choice but to report it to the dev (I did, too, so hopefully theyΓÇÖre fixing it) and wait for an update.

    2. Keiron Annesley

      Try opening the shutters back up!

      1. Tom

        I╬ô├ç├ûm stuck in the controls room as well. The blinds won╬ô├ç├ût open, so I can╬ô├ç├┐t connect to the satellite. I switched the alarm for the blinds many times, but they just won’t open. How can I open them manually?

        1. Tom

          I found the solution. Step further out of the room to get a third device with GREEN and switch it with RED. The shutter will be open when you go back to the room.

  17. Graham

    If you give Songbird bilby and the picture you don’t have to lie, you’ll go to the party with her

  18. nargoon

    Can you prevent Joey (the little one) from death by guns by hacking the guns somehow? I saw they were responsive to the device.

    1. JetBlackIris

      You can’t, no. Putting the guns into passive will close the shutters for the signal room, preventing the radio signal from transmitting and the van from escaping. You have to swap them back, making the guns active again, which results in Joey getting shot. His death is part of the storyline.

  19. Graham

    If you give the droid the private poem, everyone is so offended (boo!) that the poet is blamed and sent home and he still doesn’t read his poem

  20. DemonFangs

    I’m stuck at the brooch part, I took the Aspiration Gala Poem in the brooch and then whenever I tried to give it to the Droid, it keeps saying “It’s something you’ve shown me”. There is way too many bugs for a game like this. If anyone has a solution let me know.

  21. Doomsaber

    Converting the little disc in minos would unlock Robert Foster’s classic outfit from Beneath a Steel Sky. I only noticed this when I went on to Graham’s apartment for the Gala outift and his classic outfit there; when I went to Minos later in the game and converted the disc again, the dialogue to the likes of “retro fashion has been delivered to your dormitory” is said by the Minos ai.

    1. AppUnwrapper

      Ahh thanks for telling me. I thought I noticed it, too, at some point but didnΓÇÖt make the connection. IΓÇÖll add it to the guide.

  22. Taylor B

    Can somebody please tell me where the broken gem for the holo-plinth is? I canΓÇÖt decipher the message without it

    Oop nvm I found it. Anyone else stuck here, look around in the bathroom.

  23. Elena

    WOW, you are a genius gamer!!!! Amazing hints!

  24. Marko Karjalainen

    Thabks for making a text walkthrough! At the end i have no puzzle and it just loops androids beating me down and i cant do anything 😀

  25. JetBlackIris

    Great walkthrough! I just finished the PS5 version of the game, platinum trophy and everything. Had a couple of loose ends and queries. Spoilers follow…

    – With the aspiration holo-brooch designs, there are 26. In addition to the three base designs (Joey, Spankles, Citadel), the other 23 seem to be secretly unlocked by interacting with or examining objects – primarily drinks dispensers and u-chip interfaces.
    I╬ô├ç├ûve found 17 so far: 2 in the old history museum (look at the gap dweller display – short, missable window!), 5 in the main museum (unlocked by interacting with outer exhibits), and 3 each from drink dispensers in the piazza, the cafe, and the aspiration platform (when you have to clean it).

    – there are six I still can╬ô├ç├ût find. From top left on the grid, they are numbers 13, 17, 20, 21, 22 & 23. Where on earth do I find these?

    – is there anyway to hold onto or take back the brooch after giving it Reginald╬ô├ç├ûs droid for inspiration? Seems odd to do all that work unlocking those designs just to lose them immediately. And, does unlocking all of them achieve anything?

    – Finally, when you cut off the anchor in the recycle centre, it knocks off an orange valve wheel, which you can pick up and add to your inventory. This is the only item in the game I haven╬ô├ç├ût found a use for. Any ideas? A secret area maybe? Or is it just redundant?

    Congrats again on a great guide!

    1. JetBlackIris

      OK, some updates on my own post!

      – Give the Valve Wheel to the Safety Services Greta in the Piazza (the one who updates your firmware) and you╬ô├ç├ûll get a funny message and unlock the classic BASS Security Services symbol icon for the Holo Brooch

      – Examine Leet╬ô├ç├ûs terminal to unlock the classic BASS logo icon

      – Turn on the shower in your apartment to unlock the scanner icon

      – Drop a Spankles into a garbage can to unlock the Spankles can icon

      That only leaves two other Holo-Brooch icons to unlock. I somehow did one of them, unlocking the ‘blind lincspace eyeball’ icon, but I can’t remember what I did to unlock it lol

      Another mystery: You can make a cuddly toy appear on the top shelf of the linen cupboard in your lounge in Graham’s apartment. Anyone know what triggers this?

      I’m sure there are still mysteries in this game yet to be solved…

      1. albadross

        You get the Blind Holo-Brooch (23) just by examining the Eye before using the Inventory option. Can you please help me with any of the ones I am missing please? 1, 10-13, 20, 25 and 26.

        1. albadross

          Made some progress with the Cafe Terminal and the Spankles machine by the tree. Now all I need help with is 1, 13 and 20, please. Also dropping a Sparkles can in the garbage does nothing to help me – is there a special location or hack?

  26. Kenny

    Have to say, the storyline really left a sour taste in my mouth.

    Joey is like a kid who clearly idolizes his father Foster; and Foster, by modern day standards would be criminally negligent and universally hated if his biography were to be printed in a book.

    Imagine you are born a genius, an authority figure you unconditionally trust and look up to, tells you something vague like “I hope you will work hard and be successful in the future”, then completely disappears from your life without at least teaching you the difference between right and wrong, what’s the proper way to achieve ends without harming innocents in the process etc., and then you grow up to be successful as you are unscrupulous, going so far as to enslave millions of people to that end.

    Then one day the authority figure shows up and kills you, and before you die all he says is “but I never told you to do all of this”, /shrugs, steps over your dead body and just walks off nonchalantly into the sunset like you are some random vermin merely died by the roadside.

    Flawed protagonists are one thing, but Foster is well beyond the realm of just flawed with the sheer irresponsibility and apathy he showed to what was basically his son and best friend.

    This is not a story about how AI interprets a directive to make humanity happy. This is just a story about how an abandoned smart kid who received zero moral and ethical guidance does bad things with good intentions.

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