Phantom Brigade is a turn-based tactical RPG where you take command of a brigade of mechs and attempt to liberate your war-torn homeland.
Previously featured on Alpha Beta Gamer during the closed Alpha sign up, Phantom Brigade is a very slick and cinematic take on the turn-based tactics genre. In the game your country has been captured by an invading army and after years of training, your band of mech pilots are ready to fight back.
In Phantom Brigade’s battles you can move and choose which actions each of your units will take individually (as in most turn-based tactics games). However, both sides take their turn at the same time and you can predict your enemies exact movements, allowing you to plan accordingly. There’s also plenty of environmental destruction, with mechs smashing through buildings and mowing down trees. And there are plenty of customization options for your mechs.
For a long time now the real-time tactics genre has been filled with games that are iterating on the X-COM formula, but Phantom Brigade feels very fresh and original. The move prediction system and the fact that both sides move simultaneously make for a more accessible and faster flowing game, while still allowing for plenty of tactical depth. Plus giant mechs blowing stuff up never gets old!
Download The Phantom Brigade Beta Demo Here (Steam)