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Battle Brothers

3 months ago

Battle Brothers expansion Beasts & Exploration is out today

Gritty fantasy merc-manager Battle Brothers is a brutal and uncompromising game, but most of the foes your troops faced were humanoid and predictable - undead at worst. Today's launch of the Beasts & Exploration DLC changes that, bulking out its world of perils with new places to adventure, new quests to undertake, and a few giant boss-class monsters to get eaten by. This is the…

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2 years ago

Battle Brothers survives gauntlet of early access

Sound the horns, ye scoundrels. Battle Brothers [official site], the turn-based strategy full of pointless deaths and bad decisions, has emerged from under the pile of corpses that litter the early access battlefield. After almost two years of mercenary mischief, the full release was today. If you’re not familiar with the man-hiring and hexagonal tile-based killing of the game, don’t fret. They’ve got a wee…

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4 years ago

Jagged Alliance With Skellingtons: Battle Brothers

Mercenaries are great. I've never met one in real life, mind, and don't think I'd want to, but they're invariably great when they pop up in games. Perhaps part of the appeal is that their apparent amorality lets us play soldiers without considering politics or aftermath - whatever the reasons may be, I'm usually glad to see a band of guns/swords-for-hire. Whether they're a shortcut…

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Battle Brothers Is Like A Medieval Jagged Alliance

Battle Brothers is what we call Adam and John when they get into the crawl space together and start causing a ruckus. But it's also the name of a turn-based strategy game which takes its cues from Jagged Alliance and XCOM. You lead a squad of mercenaries around a procedurally generated worldmap, get in fights for money, and level up your squad. It's still in…

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