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XCOM lookalike Shock Tactics is out now

The melodrama, combat and man-handling of XCOM has left a mark on many a game, but Shock Tactics [official site] looks to be covered in such marks. You’re managing your troops, building a base and fighting the bad ones (mostly human beings this time) on isometric maps plastered with cover. It was released yesterday, so here’s a video filled with, uh, familiar sights.
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XCOM Beyond Earth: Shock Tactics

Wearing its influences proudly on its sleeve, like impressive military insignia, Shock Tactics [official site] takes turn-based tactical combat to the new frontier.

Shock Tactics is a single player turn-based sci-fi strategy game with tactical combat, exploration, squad management and base building. It is inspired by the space western style of Firefly and tactic games like Jagged Alliance and X-COM.

While each playthrough will take place on a procedurally generated planet, your adversaries aren’t aliens (though they may well be present), you’ll be sticking it to The Man. The Imperial Consortium is the name The Man goes by in this particular future and as a space pioneer, you’ll be fighting against mercenaries to wrest control of the planet and its ancient secrets.

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