Czech Mate: Arma Tactics Coming To PC

If Arma 3 is a chunky military stew, then Arma Tactics is what’s left if you end up getting engrossed in a game of sports (everyone loves sports, yeah?) and leave the pot on. A reduced (and possibly burnt) tactical tagine that was previously only announced for tablets and phones, because they can’t handle the big stuff. Well that’s benefiting the PC: the resser-uppers at Bohemia have been on the case, bringing the turn-based close-combat strategy game to us this October.

Like daddy Arma, Tactics gives the player a range of freedom in what they do, with no prescribed paths or strategies. Bohemia’s typical devotion to duty fills the pot with loads of stuff: the top-down missions randomly generate objectives for your four-man team to waltz through, versus anything from unorganised local freedom fighters to highly trainer mercs. Each member of the team can be customised and upgraded in your hope of building the perfect unit. I hope you can name them. It probably won’t replace the larger series in your bowl, but as a cheapo (£5.99) alternative to Xcom, it looks like it might be fun.

This is what it looks like on the finger-prodders.

It’ll be out next month on Steam, and you’ll get early access beta yada yada pre-order.


  1. Gap Gen says:

    I just hope we don’t Brnout on this before it arrives, so it’d better Hussle.

    • Gap Gen says:

      No more Czech puns? Do I Kafka do everything myself around here?

  2. razgon says:

    Does it have a campaign or do we have to invent it ourselves?

  3. SuicideKing says:

    AI looks like shit, just saying. I’m definitely not buying another BIS game till they know how to code an engine.

    Still enjoying Arma 3, but there are just too many issues that are preventing me from playing the game properly.

  4. morse says:

    I’m sticking with Robosport.

  5. Chicago Ted says:

    So when will ACE hit for this?

  6. Dudeist says:

    I have it now, I’m arma fan and game looks promising. But. Glitches, bugs and more problems. After some playing I can’t say it’s good game. maybe I’m wrong. Game is for android already and is not so much popular. I want from BIS some more than game like this. This game should be free or with demo. Is cheap, but still not enough

  7. wodin says:

    Heard bad things about this game..seems more luck based than any tactics needed.

  8. Scissors says:

    Looks alright I guess, but what we need is a full on remake of Full Spectrum Warrior with R rating.

  9. BooleanBob says:

    In the Game of Sports, you win or you lose. Or sometimes you draw.

  10. malkav11 says:

    I…huh. I’m not sure how the things I like about ARMA could possibly transition to turn-based tactics, but I do love turn-based tactics.

  11. racccoon says:

    They need to stop beating DayZ