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  • Summary: Frozen Synapse 2 is the sequel to the original turn-based tactical game. Command your squads in a vast procedurally generated city: enter any building, perform any mission, execute any strategy.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Sep 13, 2018
    90
    Quotation forthcoming.
  2. Sep 13, 2018
    85
    Frozen Synapse 2 has plenty to offer with its campaign, but again, this sequel is at its best when playing against other fallible humans.
  3. Sep 17, 2018
    85
    Frozen Synapse 2 effectively builds onto the first game with new weapons and a deeper sense of action and anticipation. The single player is unfortunately tepid compared the multiplayer, but the game is nevertheless an essential strategy addition.
  4. Sep 13, 2018
    80
    It's hard not to be drawn in by Frozen Synapse 2's style, but it's even harder to pull away once the game's combat gets its hooks in you.
  5. Sep 13, 2018
    80
    As it stands, Frozen Synapse 2 is truly an interesting experiment -- an attempt to expand the scope while keeping the original's focus and the directive that a successful mission always ends the same way: with everyone but you dead. It is a capable game that should appeal more to hardcore wargamers than more casual strategy enthusiasts, however, as I suspect its unintuitive menu will put off a lot of strategic-minded people with no patience for obtuseness.
  6. Sep 13, 2018
    79
    The asynchronous multiplayer is unquestionably the star of the show, and queuing up multiple online games at once means you’re never stuck waiting for an opponent, and that you can play at your own pace. But while the new City Game story mode is conceptually interesting, in practice the largely scripted sequence of story missions doesn’t allow for much in the way of meaningful gameplay depth.
  7. Sep 13, 2018
    70
    Frozen Synapse can be clunky, frustrating and terrifying in equal measure. The tactical level is tightly balanced and, when played competitively provides a real spectacle, even when it’s your soldiers that are getting wrecked. The city-level strategy is a flawed gem.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Sep 13, 2018
    9
    Ambitious single player campaign running on an immense city/faction simulation. Tactical and multiplayer stay true to the original, but areAmbitious single player campaign running on an immense city/faction simulation. Tactical and multiplayer stay true to the original, but are improved by more diverse units and mechanical refinements. Beautiful. Excellent soundtrack.

    disclosure: was a beta tester; purchased game.
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  2. Sep 22, 2018
    9
    So far what I'm seeing is that the strategic parts of the game are somewhat boring and feel like work, but the main part of the game which isSo far what I'm seeing is that the strategic parts of the game are somewhat boring and feel like work, but the main part of the game which is 85% of it, (the actual fighting) is very well designed and very fun.

    watching a turn execute perfectly after you predicted the enemy completely is one of the most satisfying things ever
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