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Generally favorable reviews- based on 253 Ratings

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  • Summary: Control powerful mechs from the future to defeat an alien threat. Each attempt to save the world presents a new randomly generated challenge in this turn-based strategy game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 55 out of 56
  2. Negative: 0 out of 56
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Sep 13, 2018
    100
    Turn-based strategy game with exceptionally original game mechanics, well-designed maps, and great core gameplay that guarantees a long entertainment. [Issue#284]
  2. Mar 10, 2018
    95
    One of the best strategy games on the market, bringing a unique sense of fun to the genre. A must-play title.
  3. Feb 28, 2018
    90
    An almost perfectly formed strategy game, that hides near infinite variety and depth beneath its deceptively simple presentation.
  4. Mar 8, 2018
    90
    Into the breach is a shiny little gem of an indie game, with an almost perfect gameplay, a huge level of customisation and an endless replayability. In just a few days it has become one of the most addictive gaming drugs ever.
  5. Apr 4, 2018
    90
    Unlike many games that have big ambitions and big budgets, only to falter at the most fundamental level, Into the Breach under-promises and over-delivers. Its modest look and surface simplicity belie an addictive and really satisfying gameplay loop that is deep without being overly complicated and rewarding in perfect, bite size moments.
  6. Feb 27, 2018
    88
    The fact that I delivered this test on time for the deadline is close to a miracle. After all, I had to stop playing Into the Breach to write about it. It's been a long time since I've had such a difficult time putting a game down.
  7. Mar 11, 2018
    70
    For the asking price ($14.99), Into the Breach is a pretty good buy if you're into strategy games. However, I don't think it'll convert anyone into falling in love with the genre. The gameplay is tight, but not sophisticated enough to warrant more than a few playthroughs. Once you've unlocked most or all of the squads and tried out the different mechs, it loses it's appeal and doesn't retain that "surviving against all odds" feel that FTL has.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 44
  2. Negative: 2 out of 44
  1. Jan 13, 2019
    10
    Excelente juego, todo se trata de estrategia en Into the breach, al poco tiempo de conocer sus mecánicas te enganchas de forma instantánea,Excelente juego, todo se trata de estrategia en Into the breach, al poco tiempo de conocer sus mecánicas te enganchas de forma instantánea, tiene una rejugabilidad fantástica y los diferentes squads con diferentes habilidades hace que quieras probar todas las combinaciones posibles, totalmente recomendado. Expand
  2. May 15, 2018
    10
    The game is like a chess game with so many interesting elements that requires perfect strategy in every situation
    All is perfect . Graphic is
    The game is like a chess game with so many interesting elements that requires perfect strategy in every situation
    All is perfect . Graphic is okay i think and Music is enjoyable during levels and reminds of a pacific rim atmosphere
    I give this game a perfect score 10
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  3. Mar 2, 2018
    10
    I don't get people who say that the game is short, easy, lacking in content, etc.
    I've played for 13h by now and have only finished the game
    I don't get people who say that the game is short, easy, lacking in content, etc.
    I've played for 13h by now and have only finished the game once on Normal (4 islands), once on Easy (3 islands) and am half-way through Hard (2 islands). I've only unlocked a small fraction of the game (there is a whole bunch of different mechs and pilots to unlock - I guess that other reviewer "Rrichard" missed the menu where you can do that...) and playing Hard for the first time, I already had a moment where the grid was down to 1 point (at 0, it's Game Over...) and am not at all sure that I will be able to finish it.

    But even if I will be - it certainly was challenging and I can't wait to try out other mechs and complete all sorts of achievements (which are needed to unlock more stuff ingame). There's also a fairly large amount of variety in the missions you're presented with. Sure, after the 5th playthrough or so, you will probably have tried them all but... that's nothing to sneeze at in my opinion.

    And the more you play it on Hard, the more you realize how incredibly fine-tuned the AI is. I'm not sure whether they always attack in the ideal manner because often times when I thought about my next move for like 5 minutes and at first not seeing how I can pull it off without failing an objective or sacrificing grid power, I thought of a sequence of moves that would resolve those issues. It seems like probably no other combination would have resolved this better and makes me wonder whether NPCs intentionally attack in a way that there is usually a solution that requires very little sacrifice (if any at all). I don't know but I do know that it's a great feeling every time, just like solving a really tough puzzle.
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  4. Mar 2, 2019
    9
    Thanks to its minimalist approach to strategy, "Into the Breach" is able to maintain coherence with many different working parts. It's likeThanks to its minimalist approach to strategy, "Into the Breach" is able to maintain coherence with many different working parts. It's like the music is daring you to do something cool with your special moves. If you only upgrade your health and damage, this game will turn stale quickly. I promise that you will have more fun if you experiment with the special abilities that you can buy after saving each island. There is very little use of RNG, and the game tells the player exactly what's going to happen so that the player can make smart decisions. It's a good thing that the replayability is high because one run only takes a few hours. Expand
  5. Apr 11, 2018
    8
    Where do I begin? This game is a tactical turn-based strategy game similar to Fire Emblem or Advance Wars, but plays out more like a puzzleWhere do I begin? This game is a tactical turn-based strategy game similar to Fire Emblem or Advance Wars, but plays out more like a puzzle game. The unique factor of this game is that you can see what enemies will do beforehand.

    Permadeath is introduced into this game, with the only benefit being that you can reclaim a hero for use in the next "timeline" once you lose the last one. The game is designed so that you cannot be hasty with your decisions. Logical thinking and patience is actually required or else you will lose.

    This game is actually quite short. Your first winning playthrough should occur around 10 hours in if you are prudent. The game is by no means easy, but it gradually reduces in difficulty the more you understand how everything works. It doesn't take long to catch on and learn all the tricks necessary to win. Proper execution is still important though.

    Replayability does exist, but it is hit or miss. Although this game is rougelike, it is only pseudo-random since every region sticks to a particular theme. The only reason why you'd play again is if you're curious about the other sets of mechs available. (Or maybe you're just an achievement hunter.)

    Overall, the game is good, but don't be misled into thinking it's GOTY material. The game is addicting though, I'll give it that much. I'm giving this game an 8/10 for the enjoyable 10 hour experience, for what it was worth.
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  6. Apr 10, 2018
    7
    Fun little strategy game but the user reviews going full on fanboy with the 10/10's and the critic review score of a 90 is WAY overblown andFun little strategy game but the user reviews going full on fanboy with the 10/10's and the critic review score of a 90 is WAY overblown and just goes to show how ridiculously disingenuous the gaming industry is. It's a fun game, but it's not anything super special. Barely any story, which doesn't really matter because gameplay can make up for that and the gameplay is there, but after playing through a few maps you've basically already experienced everything the game has to offer in terms of gameplay. Sure, there are different types of units that you can eventually buy and play with, but the core gameplay loop is always the same. Good as a little time-killer but 10/10 territory this is NOT. Expand
  7. Sep 22, 2018
    0
    There are much better games than this, doesn't even deserve to be in top 1000. I don't judge, but I can't see myself playing this kind ofThere are much better games than this, doesn't even deserve to be in top 1000. I don't judge, but I can't see myself playing this kind of games in 2018. Expand

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