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Posted: 5 weeks ago, last updated 3 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer.

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 coordinate 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 it 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 it 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 o 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

Rating: PEGI 12+

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

Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC and Stadia

Genres: Fighting, Puzzle, Strategy and Turn-Based

Accessibility: 18 features

Developer: @SubsetGames

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: It takes between 15 minutes and half an hour to play a round of this game.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

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Age RatingsAge Ratings

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

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 game text.


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