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  • Summary: Phantom Brigade is a hybrid turn-based & real-time tactical RPG with an innovative timeline-based command system. See the future, predict enemy actions, and plot your counterattack on the timeline! Outnumbered and out-gunned, lead the Brigade's campaign to retake their war-torn homeland.


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  1. Mar 17, 2023
    Phantom Brigade strikes me as a title with a very cool core mechanic around which the game has sadly been forgotten.
  2. Feb 28, 2023
    An exciting concept begging for structural refinements and more meat on its robot bones.
  3. Mar 6, 2023
    Phantom Brigade is great fun, but not for the length of time you're expected to be playing it. Any long-term engagement is hampered by a lack of variety.
  4. Mar 22, 2023
    Phantom Brigade is a game based on an exceptional idea that works great for a few hours, but is broken by a poorly executed progression system that exposes all its limitations.
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  1. Mar 2, 2023
    Mixing Into the Breach with Frozen Synapse makes for an inevitably strong core of mech combat, but the rest of Phantom Brigade is underwhelming.
  2. Mar 1, 2023
    The game’s unique command system manages to capture what is so intrinsically awe-inspiring about giant, fickle robots battling other giant, fickle robots — but the surrounding framework lacks the same refinement and clarity of purpose.
  3. Fortunately, the bland campaign and narrative aren't quite dead weight, as Phantom Brigade's mechs are very satisfying to blow apart. Even melee, rendered incredibly unreliable by its utterly opaque timeline representation, becomes worth it for the times when you'll smash three enemies in one swing, then sprint off to flank another as a missile your other guy launched last turn lands in your wake. The replay controls are annoyingly inconsistent, but it's still a joy to watch them, and nailbiting to see your mech flee from a minigun barrage, or stumble from a lucky sniper shot. Phantom Brigade's personality may be lacking, but it doesn't get in the way of solving those chaotic tactical puzzles, or the timeless satisfaction of sitting back once everything's decided and watching your exploders do their thing.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Mar 5, 2023
    A fantastic, dynamic, and engaging campaign. It is a love letter to mech focused games. Incredible depth, roguelike elements, and anA fantastic, dynamic, and engaging campaign. It is a love letter to mech focused games. Incredible depth, roguelike elements, and an innovative combat system that is a joy to play. Watching mech engage each other is a marvel. With echoes of Battletech, Robotech, and XCOM 1/2, this is a game to play forever. Expand