Ironclad Tactics PC

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7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 40 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 40
  2. Negative: 5 out of 40

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  1. Jul 10, 2014
    8
    Ironclad Tactics is a fun combination of a card game, a board game and a storyline set in the US civil war - with robots (called Ironclads). The game play is focused on deck building as well as playing the combined card/board game, and the storyline is available in co-op.

    Before each map, you select a deck of cards that you can freely put together from your card collection. As you
    Ironclad Tactics is a fun combination of a card game, a board game and a storyline set in the US civil war - with robots (called Ironclads). The game play is focused on deck building as well as playing the combined card/board game, and the storyline is available in co-op.

    Before each map, you select a deck of cards that you can freely put together from your card collection. As you progress through the game you gain more and more cards to chose from, enabling you to put together more innovative combination.

    Each card played will influence the happening on the game board. You might put a new ironclad in play, give it better inventory or move it a lane down. Different maps have different objectives, and you will have to find the right deck to defeat each challenge.

    The story is cute and humorous, but personally I would have liked to see a darker take on robots in the American Civil War. The game offers the full campaign in co-op mode, which worked smoothly and unproblematic when I played it. There are cool, rewarding boss fights which will require you to think outside the box and the missions never get repetitive.

    The replay value is limited, since you'd be facing the same challenges, probably solving them with the same decks. There are some challenges (which unlock cards) that require you to do things for instance with certain types of decks though, but once that is done, there's no real need to play the map again.

    All in all a fun game, with an inspired rule set and a story and setting you don't see too often.
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69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Nov 18, 2013
    65
    Unlike casual tower defense games, Ironclad Tactics is not a laid-back experience. You’ll definitely have to use your brain in this one, albeit it’s a far cry from hardcore CCGs.
  2. PC Gamer UK
    Nov 6, 2013
    70
    A clever reworking of the card-based strategy game formula. [Dec 2013, p.94]
  3. PC PowerPlay
    Oct 28, 2013
    80
    Versatile, detailed play combines with alternative history to provide hours of squishing little men under heavy automatons. [Nov 2013, p.84]