Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Apr 6, 2020
    I highly recommend the game for anyone who likes turn based combat games and especially those who love a bit of a deeper storyline woven in. It’s not a bad price, but it is worth noting that single play through can be achieved in about 6 to 7 hours… so the main way you will get value here is in replaying to see what different story choices do to your outcome, but I’m pretty confident when you get to the end, you will feel compelled to jump back in and see if you can get a different ending.
  2. Dec 21, 2020
    Broken Lines is a solid squad tactics game with an intriguing narrative and fair, yet punishing permanent consequences for your actions. While the soundscape is unimpressive and the animation doesn’t hold up under closer scrutiny, the varied, colorful locations add an enjoyable visual flair to the experience. The Dead and the Drunk is an engaging spin-off that goes well beyond being a throwaway mode, and offers an additional challenge for veterans. The fully customizable difficulty settings allow players of all skill levels and preferences to find a way to play that’s a perfect fit for them.
  3. CD-Action
    Apr 17, 2020
    There’s a lot to fix in the game but regardless it offers a heap of fun and playability – even if sometimes it’s hard to pinpoint why exactly. [05/2020, p.72]
  4. Apr 8, 2020
    With a fascinating story and great gameplay, Broken Lines makes a strong case that turn-based combat can be used for projects more modest than the grand strategy and expansive RPGs that generally feature it.
  5. Mar 26, 2020
    Broken Lines isn’t the typical indie strategy game that presents itself as a simple clone of XCOM or another AAA title. It offers a bunch of mechanics that feels new, with compelling storytelling.
  6. Mar 23, 2020
    A tactical RPG with a very good combat system, relationship chemistry among your party and an interesting backdrop of alternate World War II. This game is worth multiple playthroughs despite its rather underwhelming central storyline.
  7. Mar 2, 2020
    It may feel just a bit pricey at twenty-five dollars, but, given the amount of gameplay depth and replay value, this is one on which fans of the genre shouldn’t miss out.
  8. Feb 25, 2020
    For all its comparatively minor flaws and one major issue that will most likely get patched by the time it releases, Broken Lines is a great strategy game that takes the usual tactical thinking and bends it just enough to feel fresh. Without the safety net of unmoving opponents or the ability to react on the fly, you have to consider what the AI might do more carefully and really utilise your powers and squad composition to get through a fight unscathed. So even with the occasional gruelling travel section, Broken Lines is still a pretty enjoyable ride. Kind of like that one war movie you love but no-one else gets.
  9. Feb 25, 2020
    Broken Lines is a solid turn-based strategy-RPG hybrid with endearing characters, strong tactical gameplay that doesn’t overstay its welcome, and an alternate history WWII survival-mystery story filled with desperation, hopelessness, and dread.
  10. Mar 23, 2020
    Broken Lines tells an alternative World War II history, following a desperate journey made by eight survivors. Despite some missing points, the tactical game system works well and every decision has its own weight.
  11. Mar 27, 2020
    Interesting turn-based mechanics, a good map selection and important decisions: Broken Lines is a decent tactics game.
  12. Mar 2, 2020
    If you are a fan of strategy games this is a great entry for the genre. Regardless of if you prefer turn-based or real-time, this game is worth checking out. You will want to play this through more than once and the love that the developers have poured into this game shines through despite a couple of hiccups. I hope this game does well enough for a potential follow up of some description so they can expand on some of the features this game was aiming for.
  13. Apr 10, 2020
    Broken Lines, a squad-based tactical strategy game has some interesting elements but lacks the polish to stand out.
  14. Feb 24, 2020
    Broken Lines has some noticeable flaws such as performance woes, a lack of weapon variety and utility, and a poorly implemented save system. Still, it manages to entertain you during its short campaign and there are additional replayability quirks. The pause-and-play concept rewards smart, tactical decisions while you revel in the action that unfolds.
  15. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Jul 22, 2020
    A combination of RTS, turn-based strategy and rogue-like strategy works great. There are many enemies and little ammunition. Only the complex tactics are sometimes too complex. [Issue#302]
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  1. If you’ve silently stormed, kicked doors, frozen synapses, or formed jagged alliances in the past and enjoyed it, expect to break lines with a spring in your step and a smile on your face.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 25
  2. Negative: 4 out of 25
  1. Feb 25, 2020
    Good - but tough combat, I hope I can get to the end of the campaign with my favorite characters alive. And then maybe try on hard andGood - but tough combat, I hope I can get to the end of the campaign with my favorite characters alive. And then maybe try on hard and experience the other missions and get the ‘good’ ending. It's rather humoristic, so I remember my game from childhood: Commandos. The atmosphere is the same there, while there is alternative universe in Broken Lines, which lets us avoid any historical concerns and debates on who's the WW2 winner is. Recommend everyone who loves turned based tactics! Full Review »
  2. Apr 19, 2020
    Broken Lines is a story-driven turn-based tactical RPG developed by PortaPlay, The game is set in a twisted version of World War II.
    Broken Lines is a story-driven turn-based tactical RPG developed by PortaPlay, The game is set in a twisted version of World War II.
    First thing that got my attention is the games tutorial , one of the best i have seen on this kind of game.
    The story game revolves around 8 soldier that get stranded in a unknown territory with no clue on what there orders are and what they suppose to do.
    The tactigal game is very enjoyable and killing the enemy is very satisfying , broken lines is not trying to emulate other titles like Xcom and the feel and gameplay you get out of this RPG set's it apart from the others in this jeandra.

    The weapons you are going to use are not that diverse but they will be enough to enjoi the game, and not filling like something is missing
    The character's you get to play with have very unique personalities making the player to set them apart during the gameplay almost automatically.
    The decisions you make thru out of the gameplay have a impact on the ending of the game so it gaves it more value because of replayability.
    the Aeye in the game is not made out of some mindless bots and you wil find your self more than wants surprised by the decisions and reactions they have in relation with your playing style
    The graphic's are more then decent, whit a unique art stile , great maps and a good soundtrack which contribuie on the immersion.
    That being said, if you are a fan of this jandra, you may want to give this game a chance..
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  3. Mar 12, 2020
    Flawed but fun. The main mechanic is enjoyable, for a while, but ultimately there are so many annoying flaws, the game misses greatness. WhileFlawed but fun. The main mechanic is enjoyable, for a while, but ultimately there are so many annoying flaws, the game misses greatness. While blasting baddies is satisfying, managing your squad is made challenging by the control system. Full Review »