Category Archives: Strategy

X-COM: UFO Defense Review

Genre | Turn Based and Real Time Strategy
Developer | Mythos Games and MicroProse
Platforms | PC, PlayStation
Website | http://www.xcomufo.com/

X-COM: UFO Defense is a strategy game in which the player takes control of the eponymous X-COM organization in an effort to defend Earth from an alien invasion. The player manages the organization in real time by setting up bases, sending out planes to shoot down the eponymous UFOs, and conducting research and manufacturing. The player also controls X-COM’s soldiers in turn based battles at the sites of crashed and landed UFOs.

Continue reading X-COM: UFO Defense Review

XCOM: Enemy Unknown Review

Genre | Turn Based Strategy
Developer | Firaxis Games
Platforms | PC, PlayStation 3, XBOX 360, OSX, iOS
Website | http://www.xcom.com/

XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a turn-based strategy game in which the player commands the eponymous XCOM. XCOM receives money from the world’s governments each month. The player uses this money to launch satellites, repel an alien invasion, manufacture weapons, dig holes in the ground, and undertake other actions in an attempt to keep the world’s governments from cutting off the funding.

Continue reading XCOM: Enemy Unknown Review

Atom Zombie Smasher Review

Genre | Strategy
Developer | Blendo Games
Platforms | PC, Linux, OSX
Website | http://blendogames.com/atomzombiesmasher/

Atom Zombie Smasher is a strategy game in which the player attempts to evacuate the citizens of Nuevos Aires from zombie-infested areas and push back the invading zombie hordes. The player must send in helicopters to airlift civilians while using artillery, soldiers, snipers, and other hired mercenaries to hold back the zombies. Between missions, slide show vignettes narrate the history of Nuevos Aires and the zombie war.

Continue reading Atom Zombie Smasher Review

Company of Heroes 2 Review

Genre | Real Time Strategy
Developer | Relic Entertainment
Platforms | PC
Website | http://www.companyofheroes.com/

Company of Heroes 2 is a real time strategy game set in World War II. Players take control of the German or Russian armies and attempt to defeat their opponents by reducing the enemy’s victory points to zero or destroying the enemy’s base. Company of Heroes 2 features ColdTech™, which causes units to move slower in snow and die during blizzards after a certain amount of time spent away from a heat, and TrueSight™, which prevents units from seeing through walls, certain trees, and buildings, including buildings with windows in them.

Continue reading Company of Heroes 2 Review

Syndicate Review

Genre | Action, Strategy
Developer | Bullfrog Productions
Platforms | PC, SNES, Acorn Archimedes, Atari Jaguar

In Syndicate the player takes control of an eponymous syndicate and battles against rival syndicates in an effort to gain territory and ultimately profit. The player must manage the strategic side by choosing which missions to go on and which technology to upgrade while also managing the tactical combat in the missions they send their agents on.

Continue reading Syndicate Review

Natural Selection 2 Review

Genre | Hybrid Shooter + Real Time Strategy game
Developer | Unknown Worlds Entertainment
Platforms | PC, Linux

Natural Selection 2 is a multiplayer game that is a mixed first person shooter and strategy game. Aliens and marines fight over various locations in a first person shooter, while a commander on each team researches upgrades, builds buildings, and issues orders. Aliens can chuckle at their enemies while marines can dispense a variety of taunts, including one that goes “now there’s something you don’t see every day… thank God.”

Continue reading Natural Selection 2 Review

Brütal Legend Review

Genre | Action, Strategy
Developer | Double Fine Productions
Platforms |  PC, PlayStation 3, XBOX 360, Linux, and OSX.

In Brütal Legend, the player controls Eddie Riggs, a roadie who dies at a heavy metal concert and is transported to a fantasy realm inspired by metal music where he leads the humans in revolt against the evil demons controlling the land.

Continue reading Brütal Legend Review