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  • Summary: In Battlestar Galactica Deadlock™ you’ll take command of the Colonial Fleet in defense of the Twelve Colonies during the First Cylon War. Lead many different types of ships in this 3D tactical game. Every decision counts, your strategy will be vital – can you ensure mankind’s survival?
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Dec 5, 2017
    90
    Battlestar Galactica: Deadlock is a massive treat for fans of the franchise, but even if this is your first exposure to the universe, it’s well worth your money. It’s a sufficiently deep, extremely fun and good looking turn based space strategy game with fantastic combat and a content-rich campaign.
  2. Sep 18, 2017
    81
    An atmospheric tour of the 12 Colonies of Kobol, before the Fall, during the first Cylon War, that happens to be a fun tactical strategy simulator as well.
  3. PC PowerPlay
    Oct 8, 2017
    80
    Flawed but satisfying combination of epic turn-based tactical gameplay and incredible fidelity to the source material. [Issue#266, p.62]
  4. Dec 4, 2017
    75
    Battlestar Galactica Deadlock finally gives us a solid game based on the popular franchise. It doesn’t attempt anything new but some polish issues aside it’s a solid strategy game that does a good job of translating the feel of the show.
  5. Sep 18, 2017
    72
    I like spaceships and if there is still strategy, I am on board. Battlestar Galactica: Deadlock delivers a decent package that can last for around fifteen to twenty hours - once you get used to the fiddly, less intuitive handling.
  6. Sep 6, 2017
    70
    While Battlestar Galactica: Deadlock has its share of minor problems, they don’t significantly detract from some engaging tactical encounters within a universe of familiar sights, sounds, and Cylons.
  7. Oct 18, 2017
    68
    A balanced array of tactical options coupled with three-dimensional gameplay creates interesting combat situations, especially in the beginning, before you get tired of playing the same battles again and again.

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  1. Nov 26, 2017
    9
    This is a really Great game in the footsteps of Battlefleet Gothic and Nexus the Jupiter Incident and in the realms of other Space tacticsThis is a really Great game in the footsteps of Battlefleet Gothic and Nexus the Jupiter Incident and in the realms of other Space tactics games like Homeworld. Lacks some polish in few areas, but it does Capital Ship space battles right Expand
  2. May 29, 2018
    7
    Five Word Review: Fun though repetitive, skimpy story.
    Favorite Thing: I enjoyed the turn-based strategy (initially) and unlocking new ships.
    Five Word Review: Fun though repetitive, skimpy story.
    Favorite Thing: I enjoyed the turn-based strategy (initially) and unlocking new ships.
    Least Favorite Thing: It gets repetitive fast. There's nothing overly exciting to keep your interest.

    Date Completed: 2018-05-20
    Playtime: 26h
    Enjoyment: 7/10
    Recommendation: It's a pretty decent strategy game. More so if you like space and/or BSG.
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  3. Oct 30, 2018
    7
    Very good weekend filler game but lacking lasting appeal to establish it as a serious, long-term one. Buy on sale, expansions/"DLC" don't seemVery good weekend filler game but lacking lasting appeal to establish it as a serious, long-term one. Buy on sale, expansions/"DLC" don't seem worth it.

    I was skeptical about the turn-based combat but, it turned out to be well thought out and fun, where proper tactics can make a huge difference and the principles of BSG combat is well simulated. Do not underestimate the power of a group of battlestars in a well positioned line-of-battle formation. Combat is where the game shines.

    The campaign is rather shallow and featureless, it basically just involves building ships and destroying random Cylon fleets, doing missions in-between. The map is limited to the Cyrannus system, Cylons appear randomly from off-map with their territory not present, meaning you cannot drive them back and fight them in their own territory, you cannot attack their colony(ies) to affect ship production. Quorum politics and sources of income is lacking, new ships are "unlocked" via storyline progress instead of R&D. Beyond the storyline, the whole campaign is pretty much just Cylon Pest Control Simulator 2017.

    Whilst it fails in terms of it's shallow campaign, the fun and engaging turn-based combat model saves it by quite a margin. BSG Deadlock deserves a solid 7/10.
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  4. Jun 1, 2018
    5
    Fun and interesting concept for space battles, although it falls short due to the lack of a proper UI implementation - expect to spend most ofFun and interesting concept for space battles, although it falls short due to the lack of a proper UI implementation - expect to spend most of the time in battles wasting it due to the lack of any implementation of mouse-friendly actions. Expand