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Review: Disgaea 2 PC

Despite sinking many hours into strategy RPGs (SRPGs) as a kid, I've never had a chance to play the Disgaea series. I've seen buddies play it and have casually followed the games as an onlooker, but the timing and console exclusivity n...   read

 
 
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Review: Dynasty Warriors Godseekers

Porting a game to a less powerful platform takes dedication to get right. With so many Japanese PS4 games also showing up on the Vita, developers have to make the effort to ensure both versions are worth the asking price. It’s been do...   read

 
 
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Humble is giving out X-COM: UFO Defense

The next time you're in the mood for soul-crushing, despair-ridden turn-based tactics, you'll want X-COM handy, and currently, the Humble Store is giving away X-COM: UFO Defense. Done and done! This 48-hour offer is for a Steam copy, and th...   read

 
 
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Fan-favorite tactical shooter SWAT 4 comes to GOG

The folks at GOG.com have once again worked their magic to make a classic PC game more easily accessible. As of today, Irrational Games' tactical squad shooter SWAT 4 is now available from the digital distributor for $10, and it even comes...   read

 
 
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Necromunda is the next Warhammer 40K adaptation

I'm half writing this so I'll have something to jog my memory of the many Warhammer 40,000 video games in production, but yep, there's another adaptation in the works. This one, the turn-based tactical RPG Necromunda: Underhive Wars, is bas...   read

 
 
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Long War 2 mod is coming to XCOM 2

Long War Studios, the fellers wot brought you the Long War mod for 2012's XCOM reboot, are replicating those actions for the sequel. A rebranding has led to the team calling itself Pavonis Interactive, and its official site mentions both Lo...   read

 
 
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New Dynasty Warriors game is less bashing, more clicking

Dynasty Warriors has been going for about as long as Japan itself. You are basically an anime samurai superhero, running around slashing a bajillion dudes who stand around waiting to take it like the masochists they are. The latest ent...   read

 
 
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Review: Tahira: Echoes of the Astral Empire

Two of my favorite games of all time are strategy games: Final Fantasy Tactics and Shining Force II. I have such fond memories of these titles, and others like them, from when I was growing up. I'm always chomping at the bit to sink my...   read

 
 
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Review: Grand Kingdom

For the past few weeks, I’ve been booting up Grand Kingdom on my PlayStation Vita for about an hour or two a night. The demo immediately hooked me with its absolute beauty and its unique take on tactics in a role-playing game, leaving...   read

 
 
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Shen's Last Gift is XCOM 2's Last DLC (for now)

Ready for more XCOM 2 DLC? I wasn't, frankly speaking, because whenever a new pack drops I get an irresistible urge to start again fresh. At this rate, I'll never see plasma weapons! And yet, the packs keep coming, with the newest one,...   read

 
 


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Pathway is a pulp adventure tactics game

Pathway had me on board with this image and developer Robotality's description of a "tactical RPG set in a 1930s pulp adventure scenario." That isn't a combination I've ever come across before, but it immediately clicked in my mind as somet...   read

 
 
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Review: TASTEE: Lethal Tactics

Tactical shooters are, by and large, no-nonsense simulators. Where lives matter with a side order of Freedom Fries. There’s the odd colourful exception in the form of XCOM, but most tend to revel in the jingoistic paranoia of Tom Clan...   read

 
 
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Review: The Banner Saga 2

Few games have left an impression on me like The Banner Saga. Most games finish with a bang, a giant climax where evil is vanquished, peace is returned, and victory is savored. But Banner Saga, with its tale of weary viking nomads trudging ...   read

 
 
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Review: Langrisser Re:Incarnation Tensei

Owners of the Nintendo 3DS know the system has a veritable buffet of great and engrossing RPGs. It's become a never-ending feast as seemingly every other month a new game is released that treats us to a delightful and well-crafted romp that...   read

 
 
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XCOM 2's Alien Hunters DLC is all about that boss, that boss

Despite running like poo on my more-than-capable PC, I enjoyed XCOM 2 more than Nic did, and have been eagerly awaiting new content, whether it was new missions, weapons, or just plain better optimization. Looks like next week we'll get all...   read

 
 
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XCOM creator developing new strategy game

XCOM creator Julian Gollop is working on something new, a strategy game called Phoenix Point. Gollop provided few other details about the project, which is in development at Snapshot Games, the studio Gollop founded in 2013 after leaving Ub...   read

 
 
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XCOM 2 rides the Fury Road with Anarchy's Children DLC

One of my favorite things about XCOM 2 is the level of customization that's been added to soldiers. The ability to mix-and-match armor pieces, colors, and accessories really helps me individualize my troops, and alongside the many...   read

 
 
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Brutal tactical RPG Blackguards heading to PS4 and Xbox One

I'll admit: I found Blackguards to be more frustrating than fun. Maybe I've grown soft in my old age. There still must be an audience out there for extra difficult tactical role-playing games, and for those people, there is Blackguards. Soo...   read

 
 
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Would you like a 'Dragon Age Tactics' game in the style of XCOM or Fire Emblem?

Two of the hottest games this month are Fire Emblem Fates and XCOM 2, which seems to have Dragon Age executive producer Mark Darrah wondering if fans would like to see BioWare develop a more strategy-oriented entry in the franchise at some ...   read

 
 
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Very Quick Tips: XCOM 2

Even if you're a veteran of XCOM: Enemy Unknown, XCOM 2 is likely to catch you off guard. The aliens are a meaner, sneakier lot this time out, and it's going to take every dirty trick in the book to keep up with them. The XCOM team has more...   read

 
 
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Review in Progress: Project X Zone 2

I just popped an Advil because I'm dealing with some annoying pain right now. It's a pain that starts to sting right in the inside of my elbow as I try to stretch my arm out. I'm not unfamiliar with this pain, in fact we're old friends. We ...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy Tactics director's Unsung Story placed on indefinite hold

Remember Unsung Story: Tale of the Guardians, the Kickstarter dream project from Yasumi Matsuno (director of Final Fantasy Fucking Tactics, Final Fantasy XII, Tactics Ogre, and Vagrant Goddamn Story), Hitoshi Sakimoto (composer for all...   read

 
 
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Review in Progress: XCOM 2

I've only had a few hours with XCOM 2, Firaxis Games' follow-up to its 2012 XCOM: Enemy Unknown and I can already tell it's a different beast. At its core, it is still the same isometric turn-based strategy game it has always been, but a da...   read

 
 
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If you can't wait four-ish more days, this is XCOM 2's opening cinematic

I know, I know. I really want to be surprised by XCOM 2 in every way possible, and I've almost achieved a perfect media blackout. And now I'm tempting you away from your impressively monastic willpower by dangling an intro cinematic in...   read

 
 
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XCOM: Long War mod creators are bringing submachine guns, new enemies, and leader abilities to XCOM 2

Knowing that the creators of  XCOM: Enemy Unknown's Long War mod have been working on new content for the upcoming XCOM 2 launched my anticipation into space. Eurogamer spoke with Firaxis and Long War Studios over the weekend...   read

 
 



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