Frozen Synapse

Frozen Synapse

I’ve bought this game three times now and I’d buy it again if I had more free time. I bought it first as a standalone Linux game. Later I picked up another copy in a bundle that gave me a Steam key for it (it was part of a bundle and there were other games in that bundle I liked, but having a copy of Frozen Synapse on Steam was the sweetener that sealed the deal for me) and I subsequently bought it for Android because I couldn’t get enough of it.

My biggest problem with this game is it plays to my own desire to optimize and speculate on what my opponent is going to do in a turn-based strategy game. The core mechanic tends to lead me to a decision-paralysis. And I love the game intensely for it.

Real player with 601.6 hrs in game

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I love it when a plan comes together, and Frozen Synapse is my favourite turn-based game.

It’s similar to ground operations of X-COM, for example, but in a purer, simpler form. There’s no base management, inventory, RPG elements. All units of the same type have identical stats. And, unlike X-COM, RNG does not make much of an impact on outcomes of firefights, if any. The typical ‘chance to hit’ mechanic is replaced with ‘time to hit’. If enemy unit is in cover, your unit will need more time to hit him; if enemy units runs into your stationary unit, your unit will shoot first because he had a bonus to this timer, and the enemy had a penalty for running. Thus, if you can predict what your opponent is about to do, you can be 100% sure what will happen when they encounter one of your units. If.

Real player with 93.5 hrs in game

Frozen Synapse on Steam



The next generation game for fans of Eufloria. While more abstract, gameplay consists of missions resembling Homeworld’s tactical map. A true, addictive crack gem. 4X whittled to the bone. A virtuoso use of VR.

Real player with 408.1 hrs in game

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Pretty fun game concept, not too hard, not too easy. The campaign is really just a tutorial and ends after about 2 hours which you can keep going if you want. All in all it’s an interesting concept

Real player with 2.1 hrs in game

Astraeus on Steam

Frozen Synapse 2

Frozen Synapse 2

Here, look at this:

You’ll want to avoid buying this, even on a sale. This game is still in an unpolished, Early Access state with frequent crashing and general problems, but none of it will be fixed because the game has been abandoned, and has remained such for a couple of years now. Dead in the water, as it were. The last update came in sometime in December, 2018. They abandoned it three months or so after the initial release.

There’s the big ‘ol Steam Summer Sale going on right now and Frozen Synapse 2 is only up for -30% off, when it really should be -50% off at all times and probably at least -75% off during sales at this point, then it might be worth people buying it! Anyway..

Real player with 96.9 hrs in game

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Not recommended as of 2018, it’s still to this day in early access state. Read section “Catastrophic release” to know more. Come back in mid-2019, the game will be enjoyable by then.

Frozen Synapse 2

Frozen Synapse 2 is a straight upgrade of FS 1

It takes everything from FS1 and its DLC (named ‘Red’) and improves it.

Those familiar with FS1: ‘Red’ will be able to experience a non-bugged ‘move and shoot’ orders, focus aim, shield units, directly in FS2.

What is ‘Simultaneous Turn’ based gameplay?

Real player with 66.3 hrs in game

Frozen Synapse 2 on Steam

Battle for the Galaxy

Battle for the Galaxy

The only way that I can reliably play this game is through a Steam account. If you play any other way, if you have to reinstall your web browser, you lose your account and have to start over again from scratch. I have restarted this game 5 times. The other at the end of January 2021, the game reset and I was sent back to the beginning again. I started sending messages through social media and they suddenly repaired the game to where I was before the program change.

This is a free to play game, but you really need to pay for enough gems to purchase the maximum number of Drones, which is about $10. So, I have spent $50 on this game so far.

Real player with 4845.8 hrs in game

What have you done to the game dear devs, this VERSION is faster and has a better quality, but the game seems incomplete. It is either buggy or the devs deliberitetly mess up certain aspects of the game. Right now it is better to play it on or though facebook. And you can later trasfer the account to steam (not tried it).

Also i could not get any infantry modules on the Operation (you can get access to the Operation by upgrading the HQ to lvl4), i don´t know if that is a bug or the devs trying to make the Operation harder again. How about you make it easier istead, like increasing the time to 3 days instead of 2. I would like to get more sleep. :)

Real player with 1605.8 hrs in game

Battle for the Galaxy on Steam



I found out about this game while looking at random people’s broadcasts. And i’m glad i got to know about it! It’s released for PS4 about 2 years back and I’m guessing they just port it to PC like a year later?..

Now that said, i’ve only decided to write a review ONLY after about 800+ hrs of gameplay.. yes; 800+ hrs i played this game and only then i’ve decided to say whether it is worth your time/ money on this. This is my in-depth review.


Real player with 3178.6 hrs in game

Disclaimer: I actually love this game, but I also love many other games and lying is possibly the dumbest thing anyone can ever do, so I’m offering you my completely honest and objective opinion about the things at hand, which comes from an experienced player and someone who plans on continuing to play this game.

Also, if you like this game, check out the “Elminage” series, “Elminage Original” and “Elminage Gothic” are on steam and you’re going to love them.


Do you play games because you want: to have a good time/you enjoy a cool story/some “fun” gameplay/like a good challenge?

Real player with 591.4 hrs in game

LET IT DIE on Steam



Overall the concept was pretty cool! But the handling on the car was kinda difficult to get used to. As well as it being a relatively short game, could complete in under half an hour or so. Also the music was extremely loud and unbearable!!

Real player with 8.1 hrs in game

Fix the controls! Thank you!

Real player with 0.5 hrs in game

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