If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

No Nauts: XenoSquad

They're coming out of the great steaming vents in the floor! They're waiting around every corner, scuttling in the shadows! They're standing nonchalantly in the middle of empty rooms waiting until we open the door. 'They' are the assorted xenonasties that must be xenocided by your XenoSquad in XenoSquad. XENO. Free, turn-based tactics, aliens exploding into meaty chunks. All these things and not a great deal more! But who needs more? Play it here.

I like finding turn-based games that sit comfortably in my browser. There's not a great deal to XenoSquad, but if you're anything like me, the phrase 'turn-based tactics' made you click the link already and you're not even reading this because you're already playing the game.

The phrase was actually slightly deceptive because XenoSquad starts to play out more and more like a puzzle game. A puzzle-tactics game. Good for whiling away a half hour or so on a slow afternoon, even if everything is a bit too small to read properly. Bring a magnifying glass.

The main reason I'm posting this is because it brought about severe Incubation flashbacks, which first of all made me happily think of Battle Isle, and then put this tune into my head.

This article contained embedded media which can no longer be displayed.

IN-CU-BA-TION! I'm pretty sure I used to think that was awesome. It isn't awesome, is it?

Via Jayisgames. Not the Incubation song though. That one's all on me.

Rock Paper Shotgun is the home of PC gaming

Sign in and join us on our journey to discover strange and compelling PC games.

Related topics
About the Author

Adam Smith

Former Deputy Editor

Adam wrote for Rock Paper Shotgun between 2011-2018, rising through the ranks to become its Deputy Editor. He now works at Larian Studios on Baldur's Gate 3.