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Mighty Tactical Shooter is a rad looking turn-based shmup

Usually when one thinks about shmups, precision motor skill and quick reaction are what come to mind. Mighty Tactical Shooter turns that completely on its head. Though precision movement and shot placement is still required,...   more

Mighty Tactical Shooter is a rad looking turn-based shmup photo


Mighty Tactical Shooter is a rad looking turn-based shmup photo
Mighty Tactical Shooter is a rad looking turn-based shmup photo
Mighty Tactical Shooter is a rad looking turn-based shmup photo
Mighty Tactical Shooter is a rad looking turn-based shmup photo
Mighty Tactical Shooter is a rad looking turn-based shmup photo
Mighty Tactical Shooter is a rad looking turn-based shmup photo



Conflicks has a great alternate history setup with anachronistic space colonialism

Did you know that Leonardo da Vinci discovered MetaMatter? Well, not in real life, but in the universe of Conflicks he did. It turns out all it takes is to separate a chicken egg's yolk from its albumen, and to heat up the y...   more

Conflicks has a great alternate history setup with anachronistic space colonialism photo

Frozen Endzone renamed Frozen Cortex, Mac and Linux versions available

Frozen Endzone, the tactical robo-sport from the developers of Frozen Synapse, has officially been renamed. The new name is Frozen Cortex, and I've taken the liberty of making a new logo for it. The rename is taking place bec...   more

Frozen Endzone renamed Frozen Cortex, Mac and Linux versions available photo

Review: Squids Odyssey

Splatoon might be getting a lot of hype for Wii U squid battling, but it is not the first game featuring a squid squad to grace the console. Earlier this year, Squids made its jump from iOS to the Wii U with Squids Odyssey, a...   more

Review: Squids Odyssey photo

PS3/360 strategy game Bladestorm getting remade for some reason

Next you're going to tell me someone is remaking Runaway with Tom Selleck and Gene Simmons. Well, that would be less surprising. What's a random movie from 2007? Someone's going to remake Stardust? In the Name of th...   more

PS3/360 strategy game Bladestorm getting remade for some reason photo

Crummy: Power Rangers' Saban is going after Chroma Squad

Behold Studios' Chroma Squad is about managing a brand new sentai television series and, being an in-depth parody, it of course draws inspiration from real-life shows, including -- but far from limited to -- Power Rangers. In...   more

Crummy: Power Rangers' Saban is going after Chroma Squad photo

To dye for: Invisible Inc. is my kind of strategy-stealth game

A chasm in stealth games tends to be player skill and the supposed skills of super sleuth avatars. You're often eased into the situation, your lack of skill assumed, or you just fumble your way through -- especially with the ...   more

To dye for: Invisible Inc. is my kind of strategy-stealth game photo

Oh man, I need Halfway in my life right now

I already liked Chucklefish. The indie developer best known for making Starbound has gone on to act as a publisher for smaller teams with great ideas. The studio has helped to release Hopoo Games' Risk of Rain, and is p...   more

Oh man, I need Halfway in my life right now photo


Oh man, I need Halfway in my life right now photo
Oh man, I need Halfway in my life right now photo
Oh man, I need Halfway in my life right now photo
Oh man, I need Halfway in my life right now photo
Oh man, I need Halfway in my life right now photo
Oh man, I need Halfway in my life right now photo



Lead the most adorable mob riot with Anarcute

Everybody loves putting on an animal mask and wreaking destruction, right? Anarcute may not be as bloody as Hotline Miami, but it does tap into that same urge. It's that desire to dress up like a demented, googly-eyed Animal...   more

Lead the most adorable mob riot with Anarcute photo


Lead the most adorable mob riot with Anarcute photo
Lead the most adorable mob riot with Anarcute photo
Lead the most adorable mob riot with Anarcute photo
Lead the most adorable mob riot with Anarcute photo
Lead the most adorable mob riot with Anarcute photo
Lead the most adorable mob riot with Anarcute photo



Paradox Interactive will have Magicka 2, Hearts of Iron IV available at Gamescom 2014

Paradox Interactive will have quite the lineup at Gamescom 2014. Hearts of Iron IV and the new RPG IP Runemaster, along with several "secret projects," will be among the in-house developed titles shown this year. Joinin...   more

Paradox Interactive will have Magicka 2, Hearts of Iron IV available at Gamescom 2014 photo

Natural Doctrine is a brutal, sort of ugly turn-based strategy game

Sure, Natural Doctrine doesn't look great (well, the environments; it does look better in miniature on the Vita). It's a far cry from director Atsushi Ii's gorgeous minimalism in Patapon. But Kadokawa Games' first intern...   more

Natural Doctrine is a brutal, sort of ugly turn-based strategy game photo

Freaking Meatbags is tower defense with a unique style

"Meatbags." There are few more apt terms to represent the views of a theoretical intelligent robot than the word Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic's HK-47 used to refer to people. Considering its timelessness it's actual...   more

Freaking Meatbags is tower defense with a unique style photo

Team17 to publish post-apocalyptic strategy-sim Sheltered

In years past, Team17 has mostly been known as the studio behind Worms, but lately the studio has been expanding that image by publishing other UK-based, independently-developed games. Last month we saw the publisher pick up...   more

Team17 to publish post-apocalyptic strategy-sim Sheltered photo

TerraTech lets you build heavy machinery to ravage and plunder some alien world

I am not ashamed to admit this: I loved the Gummi Ship in Kingdom Hearts and I loved the vehicle construction in Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts. Something about taking big chunks of brightly colored material, putting them t...   more

TerraTech lets you build heavy machinery to ravage and plunder some alien world photo

You probably read English, but The Banner Saga's now in six new languages

By most accounts, The Banner Saga is a dark and emotional journey that evokes strong feelings of vulnerability. Now, a whole new diverse group of people will be able to experience that uneasiness, as the game has been lo...   more

You probably read English, but The Banner Saga's now in six new languages photo

The Banner Saga coming to tablets this summer

Versus Evil has announced Banner Saga is coming to tablets this summer. Those beautiful visuals would be nice to curl up with in bed. Though if you want to play the strategy game on PC, it's on sale on Steam right now.   more

The Banner Saga coming to tablets this summer photo

Kingdom Under Fire II gets lengthy PS4 gameplay trailer

Kingdom Under Fire II, announced six years ago as a 360 game, is still still alive and feeling even more still alive with a proper PlayStation Blog post talking about the PS4 version, and a large scale raid video with scorpions, knights, guns, flamethrowers, and tits with super low nipples (3:15).    more

Kingdom Under Fire II gets lengthy PS4 gameplay trailer photo

Ubisoft announces new The Settlers game, says nothing about it

The Settlers is quite the long-running videogame franchise; the first title in the series was released in 1993. More than 20 years later, it's still going, as Ubisoft just revealed The Settlers - Kingdoms of Anteria. Al...   more

Ubisoft announces new The Settlers game, says nothing about it photo

Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution 2 announced as a mobile exclusive

Civilization Revolution was an interesting thing. As it was pared down to function well on consoles, handhelds, and eventually mobile devices, many diehards considered it dumbed down from the roots of the series. Still, it so...   more

Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution 2 announced as a mobile exclusive photo

Orcs Must Die! unchains its closed beta on June 27

Orcs Must Die! Unchained, the game with an awkward exclamation point in the middle of its title, is launching a closed beta on June 27. Unchained, which is a free-to-play MOBA, and the beta will give players the opportunity ...   more

Orcs Must Die! unchains its closed beta on June 27 photo

I couldn't believe the size of Dragon Age: Inquisition's world

Fantasy games have some of my favorite settings in all of videogames. Forests, mountains, chasms, rivers -- they all have a serenity and majesty about them that wonderfully adds to the sense of scale. It shouldn't surprise me...   more

I couldn't believe the size of Dragon Age: Inquisition's world photo

NIS takes us to an island paradise, battles us, then travels back in time

NIS was a bit of a hidden treasure at E3. The publisher shared a booth with Atlus and it took me stopping and actually looking at what was on display at the demo station to put two and two together. The search was well worth it because I was rewarded with a closer look at three upcoming titles: Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited, and Natural Doctrine.   more

NIS takes us to an island paradise, battles us, then travels back in time photo


NIS takes us to an island paradise, battles us, then travels back in time photo
NIS takes us to an island paradise, battles us, then travels back in time photo
NIS takes us to an island paradise, battles us, then travels back in time photo
NIS takes us to an island paradise, battles us, then travels back in time photo
NIS takes us to an island paradise, battles us, then travels back in time photo
NIS takes us to an island paradise, battles us, then travels back in time photo



Intelligent Systems is thinking about the next Advance Wars and Fire Emblem

This evening at a special event, Nintendo and Intelligent Systems announced a new intellectual property for 3DS, a turn-based strategy game with shooter elements called Code Name: STEAM. During a post-presentation Q&A ses...   more

Intelligent Systems is thinking about the next Advance Wars and Fire Emblem photo

Nintendo reveals new IP for 3DS titled Code Name: STEAM

Nintendo tipped its hand this evening at E3, revealing a new intellectual property called Code Name: STEAM for 3DS. A turn-based strategy RPG hybrid with third-person shooter elements, the story follows an elite tas...   more

Nintendo reveals new IP for 3DS titled Code Name: STEAM photo


Nintendo reveals new IP for 3DS titled Code Name: STEAM photo
Nintendo reveals new IP for 3DS titled Code Name: STEAM photo
Nintendo reveals new IP for 3DS titled Code Name: STEAM photo
Nintendo reveals new IP for 3DS titled Code Name: STEAM photo
Nintendo reveals new IP for 3DS titled Code Name: STEAM photo
Nintendo reveals new IP for 3DS titled Code Name: STEAM photo



Tropico 5 off to the best start in the series

Tropico 5 is out on PC (unless you're waiting for the US retail release of June 17) and it's been the best launch in the series, "with worldwide sales reaching over six figures." It was big in Germany and the UK. Xbox 360 and Mac versions are due out this summer with a PS4 version to follow in fall.   more

Tropico 5 off to the best start in the series photo

City building meets first-person RPG in Northern Shadow

That intro! Northern Shadow is a first-person role-playing game in which you rebuild a lost kingdom, literally, and then go out on adventures while a steward keeps everything running smoothly back home. It's also being made ...   more

City building meets first-person RPG in Northern Shadow photo

Sabotage economies in the next Europa Universalis IV expansion

Europa Universalis IV: Wealth of Nations will be out on May 29. This is the second expansion for the strategy title, and the main focus is all trade. There's going to be new trade and diplomacy features, and plenty of things...   more

Sabotage economies in the next Europa Universalis IV expansion photo

Make like the Goo and absorb these Grey Goo screens

One of the major aspects of Grey Goo that's likely to set it apart from other real-time strategy games is the inclusion of the titular Goo -- a race of nanites that can form into and break off from an amorphous blob. Whe...   more

Make like the Goo and absorb these Grey Goo screens photo


Make like the Goo and absorb these Grey Goo screens photo
Make like the Goo and absorb these Grey Goo screens photo
Make like the Goo and absorb these Grey Goo screens photo
Make like the Goo and absorb these Grey Goo screens photo
Make like the Goo and absorb these Grey Goo screens photo
Make like the Goo and absorb these Grey Goo screens photo



Turn-based fighting game Toribash now available on Steam

Do you know Toribash? It has existed as a free-to-play game for a while now on Mac and PC, and it even came to WiiWare several years ago. The turn-based, muscle micromanagement fighter starring Vectorman's cousins may now ga...   more

Turn-based fighting game Toribash now available on Steam photo


Turn-based fighting game Toribash now available on Steam photo
Turn-based fighting game Toribash now available on Steam photo
Turn-based fighting game Toribash now available on Steam photo
Turn-based fighting game Toribash now available on Steam photo
Turn-based fighting game Toribash now available on Steam photo
Turn-based fighting game Toribash now available on Steam photo



Preview: Sid Meierís Civilization: Beyond Earth

I tried to help settlers colonize a new planet (Earth becomes uninhabitable after we screw it up in a big way) in our first hands-on with a pre-alpha build of the upcoming game Civilization: Beyond Earth early last week. I wa...   more

Preview: Sid Meierís Civilization: Beyond Earth photo

Worms Battlegrounds to bring annelid anarchy to PS4 and Xbox One on June 3

Since what feels like the dawn of time (or at least shortly after Scorched Earth existed), Worms has been a mainstay of videogames in general. With its odd humor and ridiculous arsenal, it has graced over 25 platforms with i...   more

Worms Battlegrounds to bring annelid anarchy to PS4 and Xbox One on June 3 photo

Divinity: Original Sin Collector's Edition detailed

Only 3,000 of these Divinity: Original Sin Collector's Editions have been created, and half of them were already claimed by Kickstarter backers. So only 1,500 of these exist if you want to try and get your hands on it. In the...   more

Divinity: Original Sin Collector's Edition detailed photo

Natural Doctrine will have cross-play & cross-save on PS4, PS3, and Vita

Kadokawa Game Studio's inaugural title, Natural Doctrine, is coming to the west thanks to NIS. The SRPG from Patapon director Atsushi li looks pretty interesting, though you can't really judge the game based on a CG trailer....   more

Natural Doctrine will have cross-play & cross-save on PS4, PS3, and Vita photo

You should consider getting Desktop Dungeons at half price

My original intention was to inform you that Desktop Dungeons is $7.49 this week on Steam until Friday morning, and that you should play it because it's real good. Hard as hell, but good. That was until I noticed another game...   more

You should consider getting Desktop Dungeons at half price photo

Destroy cities and friendships in Tropico 5's multiplayer

One of the bigger selling points of Tropico 5 is its multiplayer and while I'm sure your imaginations are perfectly capable of visualizing what that might look like, here's a trailer all the same. There's support for up to f...   more

Destroy cities and friendships in Tropico 5's multiplayer photo

Tactical RPG Eiyuu Senki is coming to North America and Europe

Cute Japanese tactical RPG/visual novel Eiyuu Senki is coming to the PS3 in both North America and Europe. This was developed by Tenco and published in Japan by MAGES (part of 5pb.Games) last year, and now independent localiz...   more

Tactical RPG Eiyuu Senki is coming to North America and Europe photo

League of Geeks' Armello reaches Kickstarter goal

We recently told you about Armello, a game that creators League of Geeks calls a blend of Magic the Gathering, Final Fantasy Tactics, and board games. When we first mentioned it they were just getting going with a Kickstarter...   more

League of Geeks' Armello reaches Kickstarter goal photo

Space Run is a hexagonal Planet Express sim

Videogames like to get highfalutin with their space concepts. Everyone's a bounty hunter or ace pilot of magic jedi planet saver or whatever. What about the folks just trying to get by that make space the place for all those...   more

Space Run is a hexagonal Planet Express sim photo

20,000 Leagues Above the Clouds hits all the right notes

20,000 Leagues Above the Clouds is the first game from Stockholm, Sweden-based studio That Brain and it's quite the debut at that. As the captain of an airship, you'll assemble a crew, trade, gather resources, and do whateve...   more

20,000 Leagues Above the Clouds hits all the right notes photo

Orcs Must Die! Unchained is a tricky balancing act

Robot Entertainment's flagship title, Orcs Must Die!, has been something of a one-trick pony, albeit a very good pony at that. Both games in the franchise thus far have been tower defense games, and, as you can probably disce...   more

Orcs Must Die! Unchained is a tricky balancing act photo

Divinity: Original Sin exiting Steam Early Access on June 20

A year of additional work on its isometric role-playing game Divinity: Original Sin has allowed developer Larian Studios to add, basically, more of everything. Most striking of all is the before-and-after footage shown side ...   more

Divinity: Original Sin exiting Steam Early Access on June 20 photo

Endless Legend now on Steam Early Access

The creators of Endless Space aren't done with the 4X strategy genre (eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, and eXterminate), and they're heading from sci-fi to fantasy with Endless Legend. You can get a taste today if you'd like on Stea...   more

Endless Legend now on Steam Early Access photo

XCOM: Enemy Unknown hits Google Play this week

XCOM: Enemy Unknown was one of my favorite games of 2012, and a year later, I enjoyed its iOS port all the same. It was a wonderful way to play it on the go, and considering the fact that it was basically the full game, it wa...   more

XCOM: Enemy Unknown hits Google Play this week photo

Prodigy ventures to places most hybrid board/videogames shy away from

With board games continuing to increase in popularity, it is no surprise that there has been a lot of crossover between that space and videogames. Not only are a lot of board games being adapted or reimagined digitally, but s...   more

Prodigy ventures to places most hybrid board/videogames shy away from photo

Firaxis designers speak on Civilization: Beyond Earth

Last weekend during its panel at PAX East, Firaxis announced the next big project for the Civilization franchise: Civilization: Beyond Earth. After the announcement, Destructoid took some time to talk to some of the designers...   more

Firaxis designers speak on Civilization: Beyond Earth photo

The Darkest Dungeon gods were kind to me

Hot off its huge Kickstarter success, Darkest Dungeon is already in a playable-enough state to have a demo at PAX East 2014. Although the demo was only a short snippet of what's to come, it was easy to get a sense of the them...   more

The Darkest Dungeon gods were kind to me photo

Civilization: Beyond Earth designers inspired by Cosmos

To take a brief aside from videogames: are you watching Cosmos: a Spacetime Odyssey? If not, you should be, especially if you are not particularly scientifically literate. It is filled with a lot of important information abou...   more

Civilization: Beyond Earth designers inspired by Cosmos photo

WANT: Chroma Squad: Sentai Tactical Manager

One of my favorite upcoming indie games right now is Chroma Squad: Sentai Tactical Manager, coming to Steam later this year. All you need to know is that it features strategy RPG combat with sentai (Japanese hero squad)...   more

WANT: Chroma Squad: Sentai Tactical Manager photo

Read the writing on the wall with Invisible, Inc.

Turn-based tactical espionage. Those words were all it took to sell me on the idea of Invisible, Inc. Going into the PAX demo, I knew I would have to be cunning, thoughtful, and sneaky if I wanted to successfully steal intell...   more

Read the writing on the wall with Invisible, Inc. photo

Darkest Dungeon is an RPG with STDs and PTSD

If you saw the Darkest Dungeon Kickstarter, you are probably excited for the game. Seriously. Go watch the video. And then watch the above video of Holmes interviewing Lady Melissa at PAX about how your four characters' psyc...   more

Darkest Dungeon is an RPG with STDs and PTSD photo