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Posted: 19 months ago, last updated 16 months ago.

Author: Ben Kendall, @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Squad is an online-only shooting game where you fight in a team of 50 players against an opposing team. It is unusual because of a deep emphasis on teamwork, co-ordination and strategy, as well as being as realistic to real modern day warfare as possible. It is a full game version of a user created mode for the Battlefield 2 game called "Project Reality" that became very popular.

You select a server to play on that determines the game mode and map combination. There are over 20 different maps to play and several different game modes. Having knowledge of the maps and each of these game modes gives more experienced players an advantage:
  • Advance and Secure: The goal is to capture a set of control points in a predetermined order.
  • Insurgency: You destroy caches randomly placed by the Insurgents team.
  • Invasion: One team starts with all the control points and the other team must get them in a set order.

Your team is split into smaller groups of 9 or so players consisting of individual classes selected by each player, such as medics and snipers. Each of these smaller squads is led by a squad leader who communicates with the other leaders, acting as the only source of contact between squads. This line of command helps keep the necessary co-ordination in place and serves as yet another way the game tries to emulate reality.

The maps for these encounters are very large, some as big as 16 square kilometres. This combines with the realism in role and command to help capture the feel and scale of a real theatre of warfare. To do well in Squad, you need to develop shooting skill, combat strategy, discipline in chain of command and deep collaboration with other players.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 14/12/2015, updated in 2020

Platforms: PC

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 16

Players: 1 (100 online)

Genres: Action, Open World, Shooting, Simulation and Strategy

Accessibility: 1 feature

Developer: Off World Ind (@OffWorldInd)




Play Time: It takes between half an hour and 1 and a half hours to play a round of this game. The game mode and map variety means that match length varies greatly. Some matches may end in an impasse, resulting in over an hour play for a single match.

Play StylePlay Style

You can play this by yourself or as a 100-player online game.

You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 16.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Although not yet rated, likely to be PEGI 16 and ESRB MATURE 17+. When shot there is a splash of blood can be seen and blood remains on their clothing. As damage progresses they grunt or use phrases like "Ahh, my leg". If they take enough damage to enter the bleeding state they will breathe heavily until they are bandaged, or bleed until they fall down and die. When they are dead they remain prone on the floor. But there is no dismemberment or injury detail.

Account Rating

You don’t need a platform subscription to play this game online.


Squad usually costs £2.09 to £39.99.


Steam Store PC £39.99

Squad Erotica

Steam Store PC £5.79

Squad Killer

Steam Store PC £3.99
Switch Store Switch £4.49

Squad Of Dangerous

Steam Store PC £2.09

Squadron: Sky Guardians

Steam Store PC £4.79
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.  

You don’t need a platform subscription to play this game online.


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