Mixed or average reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Grotesque Tactics takes the fantasy and role play genre on, it confronts it with lots of sarcasm and irony. The game is a blast in terms of humor with a certain wink. Just do not take the game too seriously and have fun.
  2. A fresh and funny indie game. A real little gem, though not without flaws, but with lots of virtues missing from most blockbuster titles: charm, comedy and imagination- for a low price.
  3. Jan 5, 2011
    There is the seed of an interesting, enjoyable, funny, and simple SRPG in Grotesque Tactics: Evil Heroes, but it's buried in fertilizer.
  4. All in all, Grotesque Tactics is a shoddy low-budget game.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 40 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 18
  2. Negative: 8 out of 18
  1. Feb 5, 2011
    Computer problems, camera difficulties, and an imperfect item slot were not enough to distract from a fun and wryly engaging story. The combat was rather repetitive, but not so much that it was terrible. All in all, you should play for the story and the wit, not for the combat or the graphics. Full Review »
  2. Jan 8, 2011
    Overall I was disappointed with this game. It started out well enough, meeting my expectations: An incredibly emo hero, depressed because he was defeated by a mushroom during his final military test, and is now hell bent on committing suicide. But he is "saved" by a semidivine avatar, who is overly optimistic and unashamedly full of himself.

    And thus starts this satire of the RPG genre in general. The basic concept is great, and the humor is biting, sarcastic, and entirely puerile. However, aside from that, the game falls short.

    You will be tortured clicking through dialog box after dialog box to get to the meat of the matter, and some of the humor very early becomes overused. It was funny to save the maiden the first time, who needs your help before the very last strip of her skimpy clothing is viciously torn away by the attacking baddies, and it is moderately entertaining the second time, but by the third time you get the feeling that you have already seen all of the humor the game can provide.

    The combat in the game is boring and offers few tactical options. The characters all feel too similar to each other - they're either close combat melee types or archer types - and there's so many in your party that handling them all starts to feel more like a chore. Ultimately, the 'tactics' part of the game feels uninspired and, ultimately, boring.

    I found it difficult to see what was going on in some of the darker areas of the game. I'm not sure if this was intentional or not, but it was very annoying.

    Overall, the concept of the game is fantastic, but the execution is poor. Prepare to be disappointed.
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  3. Jan 3, 2011
    Middling on all counts. Mediocre graphics, dull gameplay, the text to humor ratio is way long on text for the mild chuckles. In short, jpanic is correct on all counts. I don't blush a bit at RPG ladies, but dude, it isn't the skin, it's the AGE of the "maidens" that makes you feel shame. I ended up getting bored and deleting the game. Full Review »