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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 48
  2. Negative: 0 out of 48
  1. Feb 12, 2020
    90
    Phoenix Point is, without a doubt, one of the best strategy games to come out in the last few years.
  2. Dec 13, 2019
    82
    Phoenix Point is a game fans of the genre should not miss. Sure, it has some flaws, but it’s a very solid first entry for a new IP, and we hope it continues to grow –the foundation is so good it could easily be one of the best strategy franchises.
  3. Dec 20, 2019
    80
    Phoenix Point expands upon the XCOM formula brilliantly, offering a fantastic campaign that leaves you twisting and turning. Despite a bit of a slog through the middle section of the game, there’s a lot to love here, and Snapshot Games has every right to be proud of the work that they’ve put in to bring this wonderful end-of-the-year delight to life.
  4. Dec 3, 2019
    77
    Strategically delicious, Phoenix Point’s biggest problem is lackluster technical execution.
  5. Dec 30, 2019
    72
    Quotation forthcoming.
  6. 70
    The creator of XCOM returns with some interesting new ideas, but without the budget or time to refine them Phoenix Point struggles to offer a viable alternative to its more established rival.
  7. Feb 24, 2020
    50
    With the pedigree and ideas going into this, Phoenix Point should have been much, much better than it is. The cool ideas are overshadowed by ever-present bugs, glitches, and hiccups that constantly get in the way of the player. Even excusing these, the ideas and presentation come off as incredibly bland very soon into the adventure. Little customization, little options, and little reason to care about your soldiers or base, round out reasons this is in need of massive updates and overhauls if it is to be saved.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 61 out of 178
  2. Negative: 72 out of 178
  1. Dec 4, 2019
    10
    The best game I've bought this year. Though I've only bought about 3 full priced games.
    I have well over 800 hours in XCOM 2 and bought the
    The best game I've bought this year. Though I've only bought about 3 full priced games.
    I have well over 800 hours in XCOM 2 and bought the original Microprose terror from the Deep on UK release day in the 90's and completed it on the hardest level many times.
    This is pitched somewhere between the Firaxis games and the Microprose games in terms of depth. It has a lot of user QOL improvements, good graphics and despite a couple of bugs (Overwatch can be flakey) it is a great game already.
    The tutorial does a great job. It explains the basics but leaves so much to discover,a nd that is - after all - a HUGE part of the game. Discovering what to buildm what goes where. There does not seem to be a right way to win, different strategies seem to work if they are well thought out. But the game lets you discover much for yourself and for me that is far preferable to being hand held.
    After the tutorial you can do anything and everything - but only at a superficial level. The rest is for you to find out. That's the ideal tutorial as far as I'm concerned Discovery and imagination are key gameplay ideas that so many developers destroy by forcing you to play a certain way and explaining every nut and bolt of the game
    It's a lot more stable (for me) than XCOM 2 was at launch and looks considerably better, The geoscape is a vast improvement over the Firaxis game. The UI in the base is clean and simple to understand the aliens are wonderful and that game has become a classic with solid developer support, well priced and effective DLC's and a massive boost from an enthusiastic modding community.
    Phoenix Point starts in a better place (as far as I'm concerned) and with good support could (and perhaps should) be a better game in timer than XCOM 2 is with mods, DLC's and bug fixes.
    It's a solid game now. 50-60 hours for a game that costs quite a bit less than most AAA releases.

    I'll be playing this game a lot in the coming months. This and Factorio are the only two games I'll play till Spring probably. Wish I had more time for games and wish there were more games like this :)
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  2. Dec 9, 2019
    10
    Amazing Game. If you liked classic XCOM or even the newer version, you will love this game. I can see it being a classic for years to come.Amazing Game. If you liked classic XCOM or even the newer version, you will love this game. I can see it being a classic for years to come. It's a life stealer though. Set some time aside. Expand
  3. K0O
    Jun 26, 2020
    9
    Very nicely balanced. Very addictive and interesting gameplay. Good solid game engine. Nice sounds and graphics. A bit repetitive, but stillVery nicely balanced. Very addictive and interesting gameplay. Good solid game engine. Nice sounds and graphics. A bit repetitive, but still one of the very best turn-based strategy/tactical XCOM-type games. Recommended highly, if you liked the newer XCOM. Expand
  4. Dec 7, 2019
    5
    Before i start i have some bias from the whole steam epic store switch, but still the game is dated and has too many bugs. you can say itsBefore i start i have some bias from the whole steam epic store switch, but still the game is dated and has too many bugs. you can say its good for a kickstarter game or indie dev but at the end of the day they got backed by epic hard so they were no longer a kickstarter in terms of funding. the game truly deserves a 5 or 6 at this point with some polish and maybe see what they do in the coming months a 7 or 8 if you get over your bias for the dishonesty Expand
  5. Dec 3, 2019
    4
    so much good ideas... so much they **** it up.

    QA / release is really... WTF ? So many bugs... So many ! 1. Game freezes constantly
    so much good ideas... so much they **** it up.

    QA / release is really... WTF ?

    So many bugs... So many !

    1. Game freezes constantly
    2. You cant see damage done by aliens when zoomed
    3. zooming and focus is just bugged

    Here you see the difference between AAA Studio vs start up ... Oh **** I really wanted to love the game. But I can not start over every mission over and over again because of the constant freezes

    be careful with nvidia 1080 / 1080ti these seem to have problems

    Hope they will fix the game. It has so much potential
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  6. Dec 5, 2019
    3
    A good add-on for XCOM2, I don’t see the creator of "UFO Defense" here. There were a lot of words, but it turned out as always!
  7. Apr 6, 2021
    0
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