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  • Summary: Frozen Synapse brings the simultaneous turn-based strategy genre bang up-to-date and lets you give detailed, accurate orders to your squad: classic gameplay with a modern interface. Plan your moves, test them out, then hit the "Prime" button: both you and your enemy's turns are executed simultaneously. Competitive-but-intuitive multiplayer and a huge single player campaign mean that Frozen Synapse will give you hours and hours of tactical delight. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. May 20, 2013
    100
    A natural fit for the large touch screen, we are beyond thrilled to finally satisfy our tactical fix on the go.
  2. May 21, 2013
    100
    Frozen Synapse on iPad offers everything that made the PC original great, along with multiplayer support between the iPad and PC. Those looking for deep strategy on the go need to look no further.
  3. May 29, 2013
    100
    There are few games that can claim the depth of gameplay and the polished experience that Frozen Synapse presents. Strategy fans should rejoice.
  4. May 19, 2013
    85
    Frozen Synapse has great gameplay thanks to a wealth of options that make for deep, turn-based combat. The fights are addicting, but it isn't visually amazing, despite the charm of the neon colors. The amazing soundtrack, great controls and excellent multiplayer make this an awesome game on iOS devices.
  5. May 20, 2013
    80
    The slightly weird PC strategy game has crept onto the iPad and made itself right at home.
  6. May 20, 2013
    80
    You have to work hard to penetrate the unfriendly surface of Frozen Synapse, not just because of the depth of strategy, but also a rather unfortunate disregard for the early days of the eager but uncertain newcomer. Persevere though, and you'll be rewarded with one of the finest tactical games you can get for your tablet.
  7. May 21, 2013
    40
    Frozen Synapse ($6.99, iPad) is stuck in the past with layers of frustration covering the strategy filled gameplay making it one to strategically avoid. Sadly, the game is frozen in time, and just isn’t made for the iPad era.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
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  1. Jul 2, 2013
    9
    Casual gamers beware! Frozen Synapse is a game that will challenge your ability to formulate tactics that lead you to victory. A great change of pace in comparison to other easier games available; and with a user interface that is superior to that of the PC, and potentially endless replay value due to a random level generator, you really shouldn't let this one slip past you. Collapse
  2. Jul 24, 2013
    8
    The best way to explain this game is, it is essentially a complex game of chess. It really tests ones ability to strategize and to out-smart the opponent. If you enjoy a game that puts your mind to the test, I could not recommend this game more. But if you are a casual gamer that does not enjoy much of a challenge, then I guarantee this would be a waste of your time and a major cause of frustration. Expand