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Xbox Cons
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We take a look at the Xbox One and present you a top list of strategy games available via retail, Games Pass & Games Pass for PC.

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Warhammer 2's latest DLC Lord Pack is out, so we've updated our DLC guide so that you've got everything you need to know, all in one place.

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Fantasy General 2 Review SG
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The 'other' Joe reviewed this new fantasy turn-based hex strategy game, and had a pretty good time with the campaign. Find out more in the full-article.

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Humankind GamesCom 19
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Humankind was definitely one of the highlights of GamesCom 2019, and we decided to sit down and have a chat with Amplitude's General Manager to talk about why they're making a play for Civilization's crown.

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Scythe Digital Edition Review
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Scythe's Digital Edition is a poster child for excellent strategy board game adaptations on PC. We never actually got around to reviewing it when it left Early Access, so we thought we'd fix that now...

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gladius chaos review
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The latest DLC for the 40K 4X strategy game from Slitherine adds the Chaos Space Marines as a faction. Not as creative as the Tyranids, but a decent addition none the less...

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We take a deeper look at Civilization 6's June 2019 patch, what it does, and how it's shaping the game three years into its life-cycle.

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Here's our analysis on the Civilizations of Civ 6, and which ones fit certain playstyles the best. Up-to-date with the June 2019 patch.

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Battletech urban warfare review
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We (finally) review the second expansion for turn-based strategy game BattleTech. Urban Warfare adds some excellent new toys but could have done more to push the envelope.

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Meanwhile, thousands of miles away; Slitherine are running a sale of their own on some of their licensed Warhammer 40K games.

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Total War Three Kingdoms Review
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The latest Total War entry is a success, but like all new beginnings it struggles with some of the newer flourishes. Nothing a few patches won't sort, though.

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Precipice Review
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Review: Precipice

13 May 2019 0
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This turn-based strategy experience is an excellent take on the Cold War - fun, engaging yet more approachable than something like Twilight Struggle.

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It's been a while since we heard anything from the BattleTech team, but we're very excited for what they've got in the pipeline for the next expansion...

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We're a little bit late to the party, but it turns out Mechanicus is a really good turn-based tactics game, as well as a great 40K game. Who knew?

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xcom 2 free weekend
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If you've yet to jump into XCOM 2, now might be a great time to consider it as the base game is getting a free weekend on Steam (plus a decent franchise sale).

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Xcom 2 DLC
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We present our complete guide to all of XCOM 2's available DLC, and how they interact with each other.

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Essential XCOM 2 Mods

14 Mar 2019 0
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We present our 'essential' collection of mods for Firaxis' turn-based strategy epic, XCOM 2.

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The latest expansion to Stardock's flagship 'Civilization in Space' 4X strategy game is modest, but competent, and brings the in-game story arc to a close.

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Who needs Civ 6 when you can have our lord and savoir, Civ V. We've overhauled our guide to bring in a new set of best-in-slot picks for various strategies.

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Civ 6 Gathering Storm Head
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Our review of Civ 6's latest expansion is finally here. While not as ground-breaking as the previous one, together it helps inch the game ever closer to its full potential as a Civilization sequel...

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Endless Space 2 DLC
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With the recent release of Penumbra, we thought we'd write up a guide to ALL of Endless Space 2's DLC, so you know what's on offer and what it does for the game.

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Despite Civ 6 about to get its second expansion, there are still plenty of people who still prefer to play Civ 4. Charles muses the why of it as he gets crushed for the umpteenth time by a psychotic AI opponent.

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Total War: Three Kingdoms may have been delayed again, but the current best historical TW title is still alive and kicking, and it's got lots of great DLC to check out!

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Gladius Tyranids Head
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We're a little late with this one, but it was worth coming back to - this is a pretty good adaptation of the Tyranids within a strategy game.

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ES 2 Penumbra Head
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The latest expansion to Endless Space 2 adds in a much needed new mechanic and an interesting new race, but how does it hold up?

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Review: Wargroove

01 Feb 2019 0
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This turn-based strategy game looks to take up the mantle of Advanced Wars with a combination of a bright anime art-style and serious tactical design.

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At the Gates Review
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At the Gates is finally released, and it's definitely a breath of fresh 4X strategy air... it's just a shame some bits aren't a bit more developed.

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Langrisser Mobile Release HEad
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The classic strategy series comes to iOS and Android for the first time in a brand-new entry that draws from the spirit of the classic games.

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OTC Release Magnetic Storm
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You've got until tonight to pick up some excellent strategy games on the cheap - don't miss out!

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JAR Head
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Rage! ditches the old-school detail and tries to capture the essence of past games, with surprisingly effective results.

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strategy games 2018
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Alexander reflects on the year in strategy games as 2018 draws to a close. It's been a pretty awesome twelve months, right?

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MYZ Rev Head
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Mutant Year Zero seems a bit trapped between worlds, trying to offer an immersive narrative adventure, and an post-apocalyptic XCOM tactical layer.

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Slitherine’s war-focused 40K 4X game will be getting a new DLC Faction in January.

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Phoenix Point 3 HEad
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As a new backer build drops, we see more of Gollop's grand vision for Phoenix Point. But while this is more iterative than revolutionary, inspiration can be find from unlikely sources...

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Set in ancient Roman times, this new title from Slitherine may end up competing head-to-head with Paradox's Imperator: Rome.

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Anabasis Rev HEad
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We didn't think BSG Deadlock could get any better than it is currently. Turns out we were wrong. Bring them home.

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SHT Rev Head
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This latest incarnation of the franchise comes close to being one of this year's best turn-based strategy games... but not quite.

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VC4 Rev Head
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We review the latest entry in a classic strategy series that's finally returned to PC and the West.

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FS2 Rev Head
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Our review of the long-awaited sequel to 2011's finest tactical strategy game is here. Click to find out what we thought...

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This highly anticipated turn-based tactics game is finally going to be dropping on everyone's machines, and our review along with it.

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We haven't anything about Sanctus Reach since the last expansion came out, but it seems they've not been idle...

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Better late than never, we review Endless Space 2's military-focused DLC to find out what it adds to Amplitude's 4X experience.

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The iconic turn-based tactics franchise attempts another return to our gaming lives with a new rage-fuelled entry.

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PD Rev Head
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It's been a while since we last had a genuine GOTY contender, or a review of this length, for that matter. This game is must be pretty good.

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Inferno Head
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We review Endless Legend's latest expansion, which easily enters the charts as one of the best add-ons so far.

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Rome Rise Head
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Rome II get's another new piece of DLC which adds an interesting and engaging new chapter to this game's turbulent legacy.

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Endless Expansions Head
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August 2nd will see new content drop for both these epic 4X strategy games, and it sounds like they're not to be missed!

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Rising Lords Head
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It's not due out till next year, but it's good to highlight indie projects every now and then.

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Gladrev Head
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Warhammer 40K meets 4X in this combat-themed take on the Civilization formula. Read our review to find out what we thought!

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... provided you pre-order the game, of course! New build adds in a new class, and the game's first drive-able vehicle.

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WOTC Guide
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Marcello is back with another XCOM2 guide, this time telling you everything you need to know about War of the Chosen...

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SRGiveaway
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We've got five copies of the base game to give away - sign up for a chance to win!

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HorrorsHead
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Chaos comes to Sanctus Reach, and Alex charges boldly forward to meet threat posed in this latest DLC.

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Planetfallhead
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The first announcement at PDXcon sees Triumph studios return to Age of Wonders.

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Civ6PPatchHead
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The Spring update for Civ VI is almost here, but the patch notes are available now if you want to browse the upcoming changes.

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If you wanted to be topical, you could say 40K meets BattleTech in this turn-based strategy game of giant war-machines from the grimdark.

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Thrones of Britannia may be a familiar spin on the franchise, but it's packed full of interesting ideas and shows a lot of respect for the subject matter.

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Review: BattleTech

24 Apr 2018 0
  • PC

The iconic table-top franchise makes it's glorious descent into modernity with this thrilling, although slightly sterile, turn-based tactical game.

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The WEGO turn-based tactical space strategy game will get that much better with damage persistence and visualisation.

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GladHead
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We got some hands-on time with this 'Civilization-meets-40K' combo. It's pretty, but we worry about the game's longevity.

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DesertHead
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New Culture Pack gives some TLC to Arabian end of the grand campaign, as well as a free update that enhances the role of women in the game.

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BreachHead
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Only a few hours left to go before Subset Game's new creation is here...

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DesertK
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There will also be a free content drop that increases the presence and role of women in a campaign, including Cleopatra as a playable faction leader.

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Marcello tries out this turn-based tactical strategy game set in ancient china, which is refreshingly focused, but could be a little bit more helpful in its interface...

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Marcello is here to render his verdict of Civilization VI's first official expansion. It's a bit of a mixed bag...

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FTL developer's new games will be releasing on Steam, GOG and the Humble Store. Other platforms to come later.

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Marcello found himself in the 3rd Century AD, and has a bit of a crises on his hand. Luckily, Total War: Rome II is here to help him out...

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2. The Horus Heresy Betrayal at Calth Melta
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New turn-based tactical strategy game is set during the 31st Millennium and is based off of the spin-off boardgame of the same name.

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Marcello took to the stars and was put in command of a spaceship in a new Early Access title... It didn't go well, apparently...

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Civ6
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We break down the highlights from the recent Civilization 6 expansion announcement.

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In the grim darkness of the far future, there is only licensed Warhammer 40,000 games...

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Let the world know - the game broke before the Guard did... Read our review of Sanctus Reach's latest DLC.

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Thinking about getting into this engaging turn-based tactical game? Allow us to show you the way with our beginner's guide...

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Review: Warbanners

18 Oct 2017 0
  • PC

Joe reviews this fantasy-style tactical RPG that’s interesting, yet utterly relentless. The question of “is it enjoyable?” is not an easy one to answer…

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Marcello was ready to write of XCOM2 as KIA, but War of the Chosen has renewed his faith in our alien overlords. Read our review...

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Set condition one through-out the ship, Deadlock is here! Read our review of this tactically compelling tactical space strategy game…

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HeaderPan
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From the Archive: Beating Civ: BE by nearly a year, Pandora showed the world how a 'Civ in Space' should be done properly.

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In Part Two, we take some of the general principles described in part one and put them into practice.

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We're T-Minus 7 days from the release of BSG Deadlock. Here's some early strategy tips to prepare you for the wars to come...

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In today's blast from the past, we look at two unique strategy games from East, in celebration of Total War's recent DLC update...

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Not quite Shogun 2, this grand-strategy game set in Japan will test your managerial skills just as much as your military prowess...

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Alex reviewed this China-themed grand-strategy game when it first came out. It has its flaws, but not a bad showing all around...

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We bring you the top new steam strategy releases, freshly filtered so you don't have to worry about the junk...

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XCOM 2: War of the Chosen won't be out till September, but here are some games you can look at in the mean time...

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Not quite XCOM, but still a turn-based tactical game, Mordheim attempted to bring the classic table-top property to life on PC & Consoles...

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Discover an XCOM-inspired game that's fun and uncomplicated, in one of today's blasts from the (recent) past...

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We return to Alaric Prime dressed as an Ork to WAAAGH! all over the place. It’s surprisingly fun.

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With Legacy of the Weirdboy launching later this week, we thought we'd share with you our thoughts of the base game, courtesy of sister website The Wargamer.

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Preview: Battletech

01 Jun 2017 2
  • PC

The embargo has lifted, and we're free to tell you how totally awesome Battletech is shaping up to be. Take it away, T.J.!

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Josh reviews this TBS/rogue-lite hybrid - great for passing time, but perhaps PC isn't the platform for it to thrive.

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Alex takes a look at another Early Access strategy game for us. This one involves a lot of farming, apparently...

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Ian reviews an interesting strategy game about a war that never ended, and about winning the hearts and minds of the people vs. blowing them up...

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Martynas brings us a review of the recently released TBS/RTS hybrid game from 1C Company, a Russian publisher who's presence in the strategy genre hasn't been felt too much lately. Don't call it a comeback?

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This is the master section for all things Total War: Warhammer. Discover all of the latest news and information, as well as guides, analysis and further reading.

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This is the master section for all things Civilization VI. Discover all of the latest news and information, as well as guides, analysis and further reading.

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Review: XCOM 2

11 Mar 2017 0
  • Console
  • PC

Strategy games are, at their roots, just logic puzzles. It doesn't matter how much story or graphics or complexity you throw on top. All that does is disguise the puzzle and make it harder and more interesting to crack. So, like all puzzles, they have solutions.

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Codex: XCOM 2

11 Mar 2017 0
  • PC

This is the master section for all things XCOM 2. Discover all of the latest news and information, as well as guides, analysis and further reading.

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