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Video GameInto The Breach Review
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Posted: 21 months ago, last updated 2 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Into the Breach is a fantasy turn-based battle. It's set in a future where humanity fights an army of giant monsters. You control mechs equipped with a variety of weapons and armour in carefully coordinated actions played out on super-small tile-based arenas. The added novelty is that you are able to see what the enemy plans to do next, so the challenge is how to counter and foil their plans - not unlike a game of chess.

You control three different mechs and are given an objective for that map along with a fixed number of turns to complete that objective. Your aim is to protect buildings and the related power grid. To do this you need careful planning and close observation of the moves each enemy will be taking next.

It's a game about countering attacks and trying to minimise unforeseen consequences of your actions. Unlike other tactical games, Into The Breach keeps things on a small scale. Rather than increasing level size, it's the complexity and number of enemies that make things steadily harder.

As you progress you work through a series of different island locations. You choose the order you tackle these and must choose carefully as each one has conditions that can affect combat scenarios, and more hazardous conditions can gain greater rewards from completing the scenarios on each.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 27/02/2018, updated in 2020

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, Stadia, Switch and iOS

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Brain Game, Fighting (Puzzle, Strategy and Traversal)

Accessibility: 17 features

Developer: Subset Games (@SubsetGames)

 

ListsLists

DurationDuration

Play Time: It takes between 15 minutes and half an hour to play a round of this game.
 

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 because it features the use of offensive language. The game contains the infrequent use of the word ‘*!@?*’ and ‘ass’.

Rated for younger players in the US. ESRB EVERYONE 10+ with Animated Blood, Fantasy Violence and Language. Players position mechs and mobile weapons around a grid and take turns launching attacks against aliens. Mission objectives sometimes list the minimum number of enemies that must be killed. Battles are highlighted by explosions and small green splashes that briefly appear when aliens are defeated. The words “a*s” and “*!@?*” appear in the game text.

Skill Rating

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. This is a game that leans on the skills of forward planning and strategic moves. However, unlike Chess, here you can see what the next move your opponents will make so it’s actually well suited for younger players who don’t like surprise moments of defeat.

CostsCosts

Into The Breach usually costs £11.39.
 

Into The Breach

There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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