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  • Summary: Battle Brothers is a turn based strategy RPG mix which has you leading a mercenary company in a gritty, low-power, medieval fantasy world.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Apr 12, 2017
    92
    Battle Brothers immersed me more than what you would expect from “just” a turn-based tactical RPG. I love its artistic approach, its mechanics to every last bit, and of course its unforgiving difficulty curve. I would not have it any other way. In this reviewer's humble opinion, this is easily the leading candidate for indie game of 2017.
  2. May 26, 2017
    85
    Αn unforgiving and difficult to master Turn-based strategy RPG set in a low fantasy universe, that rewards the persistent and patient player. A perpetual battle for survival and the constant need for adapting new gameplay tactics is only held back by the total randomness in many aspects of the game. This randomness is at the same time charming and repulsive.
  3. Jun 12, 2017
    85
    Combat can often devolve into a straight-line slugfest at times, and at other times terrain can make avenues of approach somewhat unclear and adjacencies a little hard to pinpoint. But for the vast majority of the time, the feeling of leading a desperate crew of die-hard sellswords is captured better in Battle Brothers than in pretty much any other game I've played. A surprise hit.
  4. Apr 17, 2017
    82
    Battle Brothers knows what it is and doesn't try to be more than it should be, and that makes it so much better than other titles that strive for an epic or storied feel. What's accomplished here is a solid, honest package of thrills and strategic depth, though not oppressively so. In truth, the world can get monotonous and drags at times, but I also found myself losing track of time on several occasions as I told myself, "Just one more job." I dabbled in Veteran a bit before writing this review and couldn't get back into it — I just couldn't find the heart to jump right back in after I had developed such an incredible group of fighters who I got to know by name. One day I will likely pick the banner back up and I may just fall on the battlefield twenty hours in. And that's okay.
  5. Aug 25, 2017
    80
    An addictive turn-based strategy lets you manage a group of mercenaries. Occasionally it is hard and demanding, but it is a nice and unusual game for the fans of the genre.
  6. Apr 17, 2017
    80
    Battle Brothers may not be a game that I think about months from now, but in the moment I'm thoroughly enjoying myself. It's a break from the fast paced games constantly bombarding me. If that sounds like something that would be up your alley, then don’t hesitate and start building up a mercenary band for an adventure to call your own.
  7. Apr 10, 2017
    65
    While the visuals are sub-par at best, Battle Brothers is an interesting turn based tactics beast with a multi-faceted battle system but also serious balancing issues.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 33
  2. Negative: 8 out of 33
  1. Jun 20, 2020
    10
    Absolutely fantastic game on all levels - gameplay, graphics and music. Very enjoyable the more you play and get to know the world and its rules.
  2. Jun 13, 2020
    10
    There are very few games that i can play again, and again, nd again. There is something about the texture, the feel, the challenge, theThere are very few games that i can play again, and again, nd again. There is something about the texture, the feel, the challenge, the replayability.

    Battle brothers is easily teh most replayable game i own.

    And a new content release is iminent.
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  3. Apr 2, 2017
    10
    One of the best indie titles released in recent years. Considering it was made by a very tiny studio the game is really quite good. It wasOne of the best indie titles released in recent years. Considering it was made by a very tiny studio the game is really quite good. It was heavily influenced by Mount & Blade, X-COM and the Jagged Alliance series. It has a randomly generated open world, great music, and a very charming 2D art style with an incredible amount of detail on the models.

    It has a deep tactical level of play and you need to be able to react quickly to the changing tides of battle. Like with Darkest Dungeon, not every fight can be won and RNG is RNG. Sometimes you need to run away to save yourself. I guess some people can't handle that aspect of the game, just like some people can't handle Darkest Dungeon or the X-COM series.

    The game has over a 92% positive review score on Steam. Don't allow some people who are sour that they can't spam "X" to win at the game and upset that they actually have to do some tactical thinking keep you from giving a great indie game a try.
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  4. Dec 23, 2018
    9
    Просто потрясающая игруха, очень добротный такой симулятор реального классического средневековья время начала столетней войны, с элементамиПросто потрясающая игруха, очень добротный такой симулятор реального классического средневековья время начала столетней войны, с элементами фэнтези в виде орков, гоблинов и нежити. С последним DCL мир стал более живым и насыщенным, даже местами перенасыщенным. Отличная игруха, главное что бы разрабы её не забросили, как было в 2017-ом. Expand
  5. Aug 19, 2020
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Do you like D&D? TBS games? Then this game is for you. What a treat. Its gritty, and without the DLC's it may seem kinda basic/barebones. But it's anything but. This is a deep tactical sim, yes it can be punishing, that is worth every sweat soaked hour you put into it. Trust me, it'll reward, just stay the course sailor.

    Pro Tip: Dying isn't as fun as the devs suggest, and yet, it is. Also, if your gut tells you to avoid a fight that looks tough...
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  6. Mar 25, 2017
    5
    The Pros:
    - nice music
    - great variety of equipment - some interest events - great enemy variety The Con. - RNG may be fair BUT losing
    The Pros:
    - nice music
    - great variety of equipment
    - some interest events
    - great enemy variety

    The Con.
    - RNG may be fair BUT losing one of your man due to poor roll is much worse than your enemy losing one of theirs , because the enemy population do not follow any rules of growth; they are like grains of sand mites crawling all over the place, and are spontaneously generated all over the world, while good recruits are RARE, EXPENSIVE, HARD TO TRAIN and NOT EXPANDABLE (other RNG games allow for easier replacement of gd ppl as long as you have the resources, but not here), and thus an unlucky RNG for you is a Nuke in the face but a pinprick on the enemy's pinky. Despite much player feedback, devs are not responsive and slow to implement measures to allow for EASIER replacement of your men, which will allow for their death to be NOT SO FRUSTRATING (measure such as buying level with gold).

    Just this 1 con makes the game EXTREMELY FRUSTRATING (the MOST FRUSTRATING RNG game ever). Even though, in the game, there are nuggets of enjoyment, the PURE AGONY OF LOSING A HARD TO REPLACE dead men thanks to RNG devil COMPLETELY overshadows ALL that is good about this game. For this reason, DID NOT buy this game unless you wish to experience hell on earth.

    Oh, and did i mention that dead soldiers are hard to replace?
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  7. Sep 14, 2021
    0
    нет русского языка, не понимаю что в игре делать

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