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Review: Sneaky Sneaky

Stealth is a tricky game mechanic to pull off well. If it is too slow it can be dull, but if it is too fast it is more action than stealth. If it is too predictable it becomes mundane, but if it is too random it requires more...   more

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Get tready to learn about Hearts of Iron IV's tanks

I like it when a company modifies their logo to fit with the theme of whatever it's attached to. It's a stupid thing to like and here it's just an old timey World War II filter, but I like it nonetheless (see: SEGA matching ...   more

Get tready to learn about Hearts of Iron IV's tanks photo

Bladestorm: Nightmare is a historical game with evil Joan of Arc and dragons

I didn't play 2007's Bladestorm: The Hundred Years' War, but I might play Bladestorm: Nightmare, an expanded version of the real-time tactics game for PS3, PS4, and Xbox One. The core remains the same -- you still side with ...   more

Bladestorm: Nightmare is a historical game with evil Joan of Arc and dragons photo


Bladestorm: Nightmare is a historical game with evil Joan of Arc and dragons photo
Bladestorm: Nightmare is a historical game with evil Joan of Arc and dragons photo
Bladestorm: Nightmare is a historical game with evil Joan of Arc and dragons photo
Bladestorm: Nightmare is a historical game with evil Joan of Arc and dragons photo
Bladestorm: Nightmare is a historical game with evil Joan of Arc and dragons photo
Bladestorm: Nightmare is a historical game with evil Joan of Arc and dragons photo



There Came an Echo story trailer shows off its voice talent

Originally slated for a June 2014 release, then pushed back to October 2014, voice-controlled strategy game There Came an Echo is now projected to release by early February 2015. That's only a few months away! According...   more

There Came an Echo story trailer shows off its voice talent photo

Conquer the known world in Grand Ages: Medieval

Medieval era Europe was time of great strife and hardship. With disease, war, and social unrest plaguing the lands, ruling the lands during such times must have been quite an ordeal for those in power. For every great civiliz...   more

Conquer the known world in Grand Ages: Medieval photo

Dungeons II takes a humorous approach to being the bad guy

Being the bad guy has its perks. With an entire force of orcs, goblins, and other nasty creatures at your bidding, more gold you can count, and a near infinite supply of dark magic at your disposal -- it seems like you've got...   more

Dungeons II takes a humorous approach to being the bad guy photo


Dungeons II takes a humorous approach to being the bad guy photo
Dungeons II takes a humorous approach to being the bad guy photo
Dungeons II takes a humorous approach to being the bad guy photo
Dungeons II takes a humorous approach to being the bad guy photo
Dungeons II takes a humorous approach to being the bad guy photo
Dungeons II takes a humorous approach to being the bad guy photo



Crookz brings 1970s style and swagger to heist gameplay

What happened to the style and cleverness that came from heist thrillers? I remember watching films like Ocean's Eleven and Thief, that had little to no action or shooting. But now, these high-pressure and tense moments just ...   more

Crookz brings 1970s style and swagger to heist gameplay photo


Crookz brings 1970s style and swagger to heist gameplay photo
Crookz brings 1970s style and swagger to heist gameplay photo
Crookz brings 1970s style and swagger to heist gameplay photo
Crookz brings 1970s style and swagger to heist gameplay photo
Crookz brings 1970s style and swagger to heist gameplay photo
Crookz brings 1970s style and swagger to heist gameplay photo



Sega seems pleased with Valkyria Chronicles sales

Valkyria Chronicles came out on PC yesterday. It was a good day. Especially if you're Sega Sammy Holdings Inc. Money, money, money, money... Money! Sega was proud to announce the amazing strategy role-playing game "force...   more

Sega seems pleased with Valkyria Chronicles sales photo

PC Port Report: Dragon Age: Inquisition

The third installment in the Dragon Age franchise is finally here. If you're like me, you are cautiously optimistic with this one after playing Dragon Age II. I'm more of a tactical player, and felt that I was left in th...   more

PC Port Report: Dragon Age: Inquisition photo


PC Port Report: Dragon Age: Inquisition photo
PC Port Report: Dragon Age: Inquisition photo
PC Port Report: Dragon Age: Inquisition photo
PC Port Report: Dragon Age: Inquisition photo
PC Port Report: Dragon Age: Inquisition photo
PC Port Report: Dragon Age: Inquisition photo



Convoy: if FTL were about driving through the desert

Back when consumers were more willing to put money toward projects on Kickstarter, FTL: Faster Than Light was one of the first big indie videogame success stories on the crowdfunding platform. It set a modest goal of $10,000...   more

Convoy: if FTL were about driving through the desert photo

Abe Lincoln kicks alien ass in Code Name: STEAM next spring

Code Name: STEAM, the new strategy game from Fire Emblem developer Intelligent Systems, is coming to Nintendo 3DS in spring 2015, Nintendo announced today. Europeans, you have an even more specific release window to look forward to: May 2015.   more

Abe Lincoln kicks alien ass in Code Name: STEAM next spring photo

This War of Mine is a harrowing journey of survival

War, what is it good for? For starters, it makes for easy entertainment in fiction. With the rise of war games over the last two decades, it's common to see these experiences as nothing but an over-the-top spectacle to show o...   more

This War of Mine is a harrowing journey of survival photo

All the Valkryia Chronicles pre-order deals for the PC

Deals from the crew at Dealzon. FYI: Sales from certain retailers help support Destructoid. Announced (sort of) by Sega earlier this week, Valkyria Chronicle's price and impending release was unveiled just hours ago. The game...   more

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Sega reveals Valkyria Chronicles PC price and date!

Valkyria Chronciles is coming to PC on November 11 for $20/£15/€20, Sega announced today. The strategy role-playing game will come equipped with all the downloadable content released for the PlayStation 3 version. It's now available for digital pre-order via various retailers.   more

Sega reveals Valkyria Chronicles PC price and date! photo

Concrete Jungle combines city planning and deck building

As diverse and varied as games have become (particularly the independent scene), it can be easy to fall into a routine of only trying out titles with established gameplay. Part of what caught my eye about Concrete Jungle is ...   more

Concrete Jungle combines city planning and deck building photo

SteamWorld Heist's first screenshot leaves me wondering

While I tend to get annoyed when studios put out a lone screenshot, I can tolerate the practice depending on the circumstances. Image & Form doesn't have much in the way of assets for SteamWorld Heist, its turn-based foll...   more

SteamWorld Heist's first screenshot leaves me wondering photo

Very Quick Tips: Civilization: Beyond Earth

Civilization: Beyond Earth is fantastic, but even though it does a lot through tutorial popups, missions, and the Civilopedia to help new players, it can still be daunting. With several new systems in place, even series veter...   more

Very Quick Tips: Civilization: Beyond Earth photo

Review: Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth

"Civilization, but set in the future on an alien planet." That is really all Firaxis and 2K needed to say to get people excited for the next entry in the long-running turn-based strategy series. There is a fair amount of new ...   more

Review: Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth photo

Human Resources Kickstarter fires itself

If you were hoping to play Uber Entertainment's next game Human Resources, you'll be disappointed to know that the Kickstarter has been cancelled. Despite having over 9,000 backers, the project had raised $384,000 which was j...   more

Human Resources Kickstarter fires itself photo

Civilization: Beyond Earth pre-order deal breakdown

Deals brought to you by the crew at Dealzon. FYI: sales from certain retailers go toward supporting Destructoid. If you spot more Beyond Earth pre-order deals and pre-load info, let us know in the comments! Mission Contr...   more

Civilization: Beyond Earth pre-order deal breakdown photo

Civilization V is free to play on Steam right now

Civilization: Beyond Earth comes out this Friday and in anticipation, Civilization V is now free to play on Steam until October 23.  It's all right here.   more

Civilization V is free to play on Steam right now photo

Retro-Pixel Castles is all the work of just one person

Trendy survival games like Rust and Don't Starve have had one interesting feature that rarely get's talked about: you can't actually win at these games. That's the main concept behind the small-scale Retro-Pixel Castles, an ...   more

Retro-Pixel Castles is all the work of just one person photo

The intro cinematic for Civilization: Beyond Earth is actually pretty touching

I have been working on a review for the upcoming sci-fi strategy game Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth, and one of the things I could not wait to talk about is the introductory cinematic. It seems silly, but for a seri...   more

The intro cinematic for Civilization: Beyond Earth is actually pretty touching photo

Bandai Namco announces Battleline: Steel Warfare

Check out the newest from Namco Bandai and Creant Studios, a free-to-play PC tank game called Battleline: Steel Warfare. It's coming to PC later this year, with a closed beta launching next month. If you want to get in on th...   more

Bandai Namco announces Battleline: Steel Warfare photo

Why'd it have to be snakes: Warlock 2 gets Nagas DLC

Warlock 2: The Exiled is getting its first expansion later this year, Wrath of the Nagas. With it comes a new game mode, "A clear threat," in which you have to trounce the encroaching water snakes on their amphibious buildings.  Along with the Naga race comes new playable Great Mages, including Naga general Rhin-gaa-rook whose scaly mug was the thumbnail image for this post.    more

Why'd it have to be snakes: Warlock 2 gets Nagas DLC photo

LA Cops brings mustaches and doughnuts to tactical shooters

Bringing a game that's early in development to a show like EGX is both a good idea and a scary one. You can get plenty of helpful feedback and some comments that aren't so helpful. "Yeah, we had this kid who was like eight ye...   more

LA Cops brings mustaches and doughnuts to tactical shooters photo

Civilization: Beyond Earth trailer outlines the new features

Last week I detailed a lot of the new experiences that Civilization V veterans will find in Civilization: Beyond Earth. I loved what I played of it and you can read about that if you want, but those who are more visual ...   more

Civilization: Beyond Earth trailer outlines the new features photo

Civilization: Beyond Earth makes weekends disappear

The Civilization series is famous for playing out in unplanned marathon sessions, where "one more turn" quickly turns into five more turns, which turn into another hour, before the player finally looks away from the screen to...   more

Civilization: Beyond Earth makes weekends disappear photo

Live out your Elder God fantasies in That Which Sleeps

A Lovecraft-themed re-imagining of the god game has recently popped up on Kickstarter, and has already reached its funding goal of $12,000. That Which Sleeps is a turn-based strategy game where the player assumes t...   more

Live out your Elder God fantasies in That Which Sleeps photo

Set the world on fire in Total War: Attila

I didn't throw out any guesses for what the next Total War would be, but if I had, wow, I would've been way off. Creative Assembly's next installment, Total War: Attila, will follow none other than Attila the Hun when it rel...   more

Set the world on fire in Total War: Attila photo


Set the world on fire in Total War: Attila photo
Set the world on fire in Total War: Attila photo
Set the world on fire in Total War: Attila photo
Set the world on fire in Total War: Attila photo
Set the world on fire in Total War: Attila photo
Set the world on fire in Total War: Attila photo



Bladestorm lives up to its name, looks nice on PS4 and Xbox One

I'd never played Bladestorm, the historical action/strategy title that seems to be a bit of a cult classic within the Dynasty Warriors type. It's still a bit odd that Koei Tecmo is reviving the 2007 PS3 and 360 game and that ...   more

Bladestorm lives up to its name, looks nice on PS4 and Xbox One photo

Top-down '70s heist simulator The Masterplan now available on Steam Early Access

Shark Punch, a four-person studio operating out of San Fransisco, California and Helsinki, Finland has recently launched its lovely looking 2D tactical-action heist game on Steam Early Access. The Masterplan is said to draw ...   more

Top-down '70s heist simulator The Masterplan now available on Steam Early Access photo

Image & Form goes to space with SteamWorld Heist

Image & Form isn't following up its mining platformer SteamWorld Dig with a direct sequel, as much as that would have been a crowd-pleaser. But the studio is staying in the same universe with SteamWorld Heist, "a game ab...   more

Image & Form goes to space with SteamWorld Heist photo

Standalone version of Shadowrun Returns: Dragonfall releases this Thursday

The new standalone Director's Cut of Shadowrun Returns' Dragonfall expansion is right around the corner, releasing this Thursday, September 18. Before it does, I'd like to share some of the highlights from the last four developer diaries Harebrained Schemes has posted leading up to the title's launch.   more

Standalone version of Shadowrun Returns: Dragonfall releases this Thursday photo

Creative Assembly will unveil the next Total War this month

Later this month at EGX London (formerly Eurogamer Expo), Total War studio Creative Assembly will "reveal" the next installment in its popular strategy franchise. The announcement will be a part of a developer session schedul...   more

Creative Assembly will unveil the next Total War this month photo

Review: Halfway

One of the things that is so appealing about science fiction is that it deals with situations that seem fantastical, but are ultimately plausible. Technology today would look like magic to those from years past, and so the te...   more

Review: Halfway photo

Bladestorm remake also coming to PS3 and Xbox One

We learned this week the Bladestorm: The Hundred Years' War (PS3, 360) remake from Koei and Dynasty Warriors developer Omega Force would be coming to PS4 as Bladestorm: The Hundred Years' War &a...   more

Bladestorm remake also coming to PS3 and Xbox One photo

Disgaea 5 pumps up the volume of characters on-screen

Disgaea 5 will be the biggest game in the series to date, stated developer Nippon Ichi Software's president Sohei Niikawa. He stated that the company had considered designing the game to be multi-platform with a release on th...   more

Disgaea 5 pumps up the volume of characters on-screen photo

The Behemoth's Game 4 is the strangest SRPG I've ever played

No, the next game from The Behemoth isn't a sequel to Castle Crashers. I mean, yeah, that'd be nice to have one day, but I'm loving how the studio is continuing to try new things. And its next project, the to-be-properly-name...   more

The Behemoth's Game 4 is the strangest SRPG I've ever played photo

Bladestorm PS4 and Way of the Samurai Vita trailers

A lot of sort of random games headlined Sony's pre-TGS conference.  As we previously reported, Bladestorm: The Hundred Years' War (PS3, 360), from Koei and Dynasty Warriors developer Omega Force, is getti...   more

Bladestorm PS4 and Way of the Samurai Vita trailers photo

AI construct 'Master Control' walks through a turn of Civilization: Beyond Earth in this PAX video

Steven got to play Civilization: Beyond Earth with the help of an "actual scienceman" not long ago, but the 2K and Firaxis still brought something new to show at PAX Prime this year. Earlier today at the Firaxis Megapan...   more

AI construct 'Master Control' walks through a turn of Civilization: Beyond Earth in this PAX video photo

I have a feeling Massive Chalice is going to be great

We've heard little from Massive Chalice in the year and change since its successful crowdfunding campaign that took in over a million dollars following Double Fine's even more successful campaign for Broken Age. Jus...   more

I have a feeling Massive Chalice is going to be great photo

I took a field trip to play Civilization: Beyond Earth's first 100 turns

Civilization: Beyond Earth isn't just a missed opportunity for transmedia synergy by way of the family Smith's After Earth. It's a game about space. About space colonization, specifically, because the Earth is a goner (w...   more

I took a field trip to play Civilization: Beyond Earth's first 100 turns photo

Boldly go 50 Minutes into Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth

Firaxis has just released over fifty minutes of beginning-game footage of its science fiction-themed entry into the Civilization series, Beyond Earth. And, as an added bonus for the Red Team, Firaxis would like you to k...   more

Boldly go 50 Minutes into Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth photo

Age of Empires: Castle Siege just sounds like a mobile game

The next entry in the long-running Age of Empire series is Castle Siege, a touch-based game built for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 by Smoking Gun Interactive. Players will gather resources and build up civilizations such as...   more

Age of Empires: Castle Siege just sounds like a mobile game photo

The Humble Jumbo Bundle includes Terraria, Deadlight, and more

The Humble Bundle is always good value for money but it differs for person to person; is it worth buying a bundle that includes several games you already own? Maybe, but I know I'll be getting the new Humble Jumbo Bundle for ...   more

The Humble Jumbo Bundle includes Terraria, Deadlight, and more photo

Crookz puts a '70s heist movie spin on tactical gaming

A tactical game with a '70s heist movie theme? Finding something like that at gamescom is about as unlikely as finding a videogame trailer with porn star Ron Jeremy in it. But here we are with both.    more

Crookz puts a '70s heist movie spin on tactical gaming photo

Invisible, Inc.'s tactical espionage action hits Early Access August 19

Invisible, Inc. is going to be one of my obsessions this year. Enough that I am actually going to play a game while it's in Steam Early Access (PC, Mac) rather than waiting for the hard launch. Plus, it will be priced at $16 while in Early Access before bumping up to $20 at launch.   more

Invisible, Inc.'s tactical espionage action hits Early Access August 19 photo

Full Control announces new standalone Space Hulk Ascension Edition

Danish indie studio Full Control announced today that it is developing a new standalone edition of Space Hulk for the PC. Ascension Edition will introduce RPG elements, Genestealer variations, customization, new mechani...   more

Full Control announces new standalone Space Hulk Ascension Edition photo

Hard West: Part cowboy XCOM, part High Plains Drifter nightmare

When I first clicked on the Hard West Kickstarter, there was a twinge of disappointment that this wasn't a game about Kanye. I got over it quick, though. I like Westerns, and I like all the reference points this video w...   more

Hard West: Part cowboy XCOM, part High Plains Drifter nightmare photo