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Phoenix Point

Phoenix Point guide - 20 tips for new players and XCOM veterans alike

Because the in-game tutorial leaves you with more questions than answers

3 days ago

Feature: Cybernetics, ancient knowledge, and aerial warfare

Phoenix Point DLC & Roadmap – Blood and Titanium, Legacy of the Ancients, and Festering Skies explored

Phoenix Point DLC will be an exciting prospect for many, whether you love the game already or think (as many players do) that improvements are needed before it can realise its full potential. Our Phoenix Point DLC guide will explore Snapshot Games's roadmap for this ambitious turn-based tactics game over the next year, with details on the first three major expansions: Blood and Titanium, Legacy…

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4 days ago

Feature: Because the in-game tutorial leaves you with more questions than answers

Phoenix Point guide – 20 tips for new players and XCOM veterans alike

Phoenix Point has arrived at last! From Julian Gollop, creator of the original X-COM, comes a new turn-based tactics game which tasks players with reviving the defunct Phoenix Project to save humanity after the emergence of a deadly alien virus that mutates human and animal alike to wipe out all of humankind. Gripping stuff, and also very challenging - which should come as no surprise…

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Phoenix Point Factions & Diplomacy – Missions, Raids, Trade, and War explained

The three Phoenix Point Factions dominate the remains of human civilization after the emergence of the deadly mutant-birthing Pandoravirus; and how you govern your interactions with each of them is entirely up to you. Our Phoenix Point Factions & Diplomacy guide will give you an idea of how diplomacy works in Phoenix Point, along with useful details on the three main factions in the game:…

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Phoenix Point Classes – the best Soldier Classes and multi-class combinations to use

Phoenix Point classes soldiers into seven distinct groups, giving players a surprising amount of scope for customising your armies and your overall playstyle during tactical missions. From the initial three soldier classes to the unique specialists acquired through the three different factions, our Phoenix Point Classes guide will walk you through the abilities, skills, strengths, and weaknesses of each one - along with some useful tips…

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Phoenix Point enemies – how to deal with the Siren, Chiron, Scylla, and more

The Phoenix Point enemies are a colourful bunch of mutants. Each one is a patchwork of arthropod, annelid, human, and alien DNA all rolled into one by the Pandoravirus; and each enemy has different strengths and presents different threats - some far more than others. In this Phoenix Point enemies guide we'll walk you through each Pandoran enemy in turn, along with detailed sections on…

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Phoenix Point Vehicles & Aircraft – which faction has the best vehicles?

Vehicles and Aircraft are your greatest weapons in Phoenix Point. They are your transport, your artillery, and your speedy getaway all rolled into one. But with each faction offering up their own unique airship and land vehicle to compete with the Phoenix Project's own starting Scarab and Manticore, it can be a challenge to know exactly which vehicles are the best choice. Our Phoenix Point…

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7 days ago

Phoenix Point “dropped the ball” on Xbox Game Pass

The XCOM and X-Com like Phoenix Point is out now and players seem to be having a good time tactically defending the world from monsters. You can find it on the Epic Store as planned but Xbox Game Pass subscribers are still waiting despite plans for the game to launch on both simultaneously. Snapshot Games say they "dropped the ball."

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Feature: All your base are belong to the Phoenix Project

Phoenix Point Base Management – what are the best buildings to construct in Phoenix bases?

Phoenix Point is just one of many Phoenix Project bases that you'll bring back online over the course of your campaign to save humanity from the mutant-birthing Pandoravirus. And each of these bases must be carefully maintained and structured in order to give you the best chances of success. Our Phoenix Point Base Management guide will walk you through how base-building works in Phoenix Point,…

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1 week ago

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Phoenix Point review

Please stay in your seats if, at times during this review, you notice a presence in the shadows. Don’t be alarmed, in fact, should you notice a silhouette wearing a suit and tie - he’s just here to make his influence known. And if he seems familiar, there's a good reason: the council of XCOM looms over Phoenix Point, and they won’t let you forget…

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Feature: Let your aim be swift and true

Phoenix Point Free Aim and Part Damage guide – how to use the Free Aiming system for more precise shots

Ranged combat in Phoenix Point utilises several innovative overlapping systems to give players an unprecedented amount of control and flexibility in games such as this. This Phoenix Point guide will cover two particularly important aspects of ranged combat: body part damage, and the Free Aim system. An understanding of both these systems is essential to getting the most value out of every single shot -…

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How to recruit new soldiers in Phoenix Point – a guide to expanding your army

Phoenix Point puts you in charge of the near-defunct Phoenix Project - an organisation meant to kickstart the recuperation of mankind after the emergence of the deadly Pandoravirus. But to do that, you'll need recruits - and the game really doesn't explain the recruitment process all that well. But hopefully this quick guide will explain to all the newer players how to recruit new soldiers…

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How to capture enemies in Phoenix Point – a guide to capturing live Pandorans for research

One of the many things that Phoenix Point doesn't do a great job of explaining is the process of capturing live Pandorans. Many of the research projects available to you are locked until you have the correct Pandoran specimen contained and ready for dissection - but how do you actually go about making this happen? This guide will explain exactly how to capture enemies in…

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3 weeks ago

Phoenix Point lays out final bits of pre-launch polishing

With just over one week to go until Phoenix Point launches, the developers have explained what they've been polishing and tweaking since the last build for backers. It sounds good! Some changes reduce frustration, such as making Haven attacks less frequent so commanders have more time to explore, while others sound just plain desirable, like a "complete rework" of faction weapon stats. Phoenix Point has…

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5 months ago

Phoenix Point has been delayed (again) into December

What's more Christmas than crabs? Don't answer that - this year, the festive season is one for crustaceans. Big crabs, small crabs, crab queens with great big slimy heads. Monstrous great ones, crawling out of the briny depths to do battle. Bin that turkey, the strategy games have spoken. This December is crab season. Phoenix Point, eh? The poor thing's gone from being due in…

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6 months ago

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E3 2019 games – every game confirmed

They just keep coming don't they? A lot of games were announced at E3 2019, things that we didn't know about, as well as stuff that's previously announced, or expansions to already released games. Now, to the casual outsider, what we're doing might seem absolutely nuts, but we thought we'd put together an alphabetical list of all the PC games that have been confirmed to…

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Phoenix Point launches September 3rd on Epic and Xbox Game Pass

Turn-based post-crabpocalyptic strategy game Phoenix Point is on track for a September 3rd release, announced during yesterday's Inside Xbox presentation at E3. The X-COM-alike is due to launch simultaneously on the Epic Games Store and now the Xbox Game Pass for us PC folks, but won't hit Steam until a year later. It looks like it's coming together nicely too, after a few bare-bones early backer…

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Every E3 2019 news story that matters on PC

Trying to keep up with E3 2019 is a fool's errand, and the foaming river of content streaming down the internet's face doesn't always make it easier. So here's a round-up of every news story from the show we think matters to you, with links to our full stories (and bantful liveblogs) where relevant. We'll be updating this hourly, so keep coming back.

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8 months ago

Today: watch us play Phoenix Point, Knights and Bikes, Heaven’s Vault & more live from EGX Rezzed

EGX Rezzed 2019 kicks off today: all the best games will be there, and all the best people will be schlepping to London to see 'em. Except you. You're the best person, clearly, but London? No way, mate. Good news! You can watch the RPS video team playing a bunch of the most exciting and/or charming games from the show, live from the comfort of…

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9 months ago

The Outer Worlds, Control, The Sinking City and others go Epic exclusive

Epic Games are getting serious about going head-to-head with Valve with their store, and have the war-chest to prove it. They've just announced a slew of exclusives, including Obsidian's highly anticipated The Outer Worlds, and Remedy's upcoming horror shooter Control. Frogwares's cthulhoid detective mystery The Sinking City will be making its debut on the upstart storefront too. This is on top of Epic's surprise announcement…

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Phoenix Point evolves into an Epic exclusive with free DLC for backers

Phoenix Point - the upcoming humans vs. aliens tactics game from Snapshot Games and original X-Com brain Julian Gollop - will be making its debut exclusive to Epic's rapidly growing store. This is one of the few deals which seem to have worked out well for potential players, too. Epic's backing has allowed Snapshot to confirm a full year of paid DLC, all of which…

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