Lead a Griffin Elite Squad in missions through the territory of the fearsome Scorpion creatures, the terrible Wolfen packs, or the brutal Bran-Ô-Kor Orcs.
User reviews: Mostly Negative (213 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 4, 2012
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Will you survive the Ragn'Narok?

Thrilling action role playing game, Confrontation, lets you lead a Griffin Elite Squad in missions through the territory of the fearsome Scorpion creatures, the terrible Wolfen packs, or the brutal Bran-Ô-Kor Orcs.

Along with a perilous solo campaign and numerous secondary missions, recruit Elite warriors that will fight by your side and build the best squad to complete your mission objectives! Each of your warriors has its own unique characteristics. Earn experience, level up after battles and improve the weapons, armor and spells of your team. Get to know your enemy, anticipate his actions and exploit his weaknesses!

Good management of your units and of their spells will be paramount to your success. A video game adaptation of the famous Board Game, Confrontation is a tactical role-playing-game, that showcases intense and strategic combat.

In multiplayer mode, take the command of one of the four factions, and challenge players from all around the world in bloody online combats. Climb the worldwide rankings and become the master of Aarklash!

System Requirements

    • OS: WINDOWS XP SP3/WINDOWS VISTA SP2/WINDOWS 7
    • Processor: AMD/INTEL DUAL-CORE 2.0 GHZ
    • Memory: 2048 MB
    • Graphics: 256 MB 100% DIRECTX 9 AND SHADERS 3.0 COMPATIBLE. ATI RADEON HD 2600 XT/NVIDIA GEFORCE 7900 GTX OR HIGHER.
    • DirectX®: 9
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB
    • Sound: DIRECTX 9 COMPATIBLE
    • Other: INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED FOR ONLINE GAMING AND GAME ACTIVATION
Helpful customer reviews
20 of 20 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
I really wanted to try and finish Confrontation before I gave my opinion, but it's really just the same as the others. There are a couple of things that it does decently, but overall, it's just not a fun game. :/

Pros -

*Decent story and narration
*Difficult encounters that require strategic forethought
*Good battle music at various points of the game
*Customization of your mission group (choosing from a small variety of characters)

Cons -

*Dull scenery
*Repetitive level design
*Repetitive gameplay
*Delayed and clunky movement, controls, and combat
*Shallow character talent trees
*Terrible, boring and dishonest achievement ideas (I.E Kill '20' of a type of enemy, when in actuality it requires '50')

I'd give it a 4/10 -- couldn't finish.
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13 of 19 people (68%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2014
What could have been an enjoyable game and idea ended up being an ordeal brought about overcoming the very fundamental mechanics that the game is based on. At the current Steam price of $20 this game is sadly overpriced.
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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2014
Just dull and tedious - even ten minutes is enough to realise that game play is poor. Graphics are jerky (even on an i7 with a DX11 graphics card and the graphics settings on medium). Voice acting is dull and annoying. Game play is almost non existant.

Just don't bother an either save your money or get something else (DoW2 if you haven't already got that)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
This game is buggy, feels like a port (wouldn't be surprised if it was), controls and movements are wonky, units run in place at times (...?); graphics are very sluggish, and Anti-Aliasing is badly done. The units at times don't respond very well (even when the game is paused, they don't carry out the order) and the game feels outdated even though it was made in 2012 (...?!). I didn't enjoy playing the game. I didn't feel the immersion behind it like other games of its genre and it was rather bland.

I'd stay away from this game - don't believe me? Check out the other reviews!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 30
I'm sorry, I can't even bring myself to properly review this. I just can't stand playing it anymore. Confrontation is supposed to be a Tactical RPG. However, there are huge problems with both the Tactics, and the RPG. It just seems very rushed and unpolished.

I'll only write about 2 general points: Story and Combat.

Regarding the Story, this game seems to have a huge lore. That lore is, of course, necessary to understand what's happening. However, they decided to give you access to it through pages and pages of text in the menu... I doubt anyone will read those out of nowhere. It's clearly for the people already familiar with the universe.
Besides, all the exposition is through narrated walls of texts. It's just like getting a few pages of an audiobook between each mission. It's completely separated from the game itself.

Now, about the Combat. First off, it's clunky as hell. I've played a few tactical games like this before. The fact that this game is in Real-Time rather than Turn-Based only hurts it. I've played Krater, though, and however flawed, that game feels good to play. Where this fails is that it's completely unresponsive, in the literal sense of the word. You command your character to do something, and they generally just ignore it. Either that, or they take several seconds. After those seconds, someone important has already died, so tough luck.
The abilities also have long cooldowns, meaning you'll only be able to use them one -- twice at most -- per encounter.
The level design is also just a corridor with combat after combat. Sometimes you'll have to press levers, but that's about it.


Maybe I'm not giving it a fair enough chance and it gets better later on. After 6 hours, however, it feels just like I'm starting with it, and the game has done nothing interesting... and I can withstand not interesting, as long as it still feels good to play. With the clunky mechanics at play here, though, I won't.


I doubt this is very helpful, but hey, the fact that I don't have any intention of continuing with it should give you an idea.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 1
My impulse to buy cheap game bundles has sadly made most of my reviews to be on the negative side. The reason is that so many of these bundles are loaded with such terrible crap such as this game. It's pointless to even describe what this game is about. Just browsing through the other reviews for it makes it rather obvious that it is overwhelming viewed as being absolute trash. Trust me, that's what it is. Avoid.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 7, 2014
Well, I had a long review written, but this page refreshed. In short, I do not recommend this game at all. 0/100.

I'm sure it was a great story and it was planned to be epic. But it's clear they didn't even try out their own product and the lack of testing is evident. Controls are garbage and combat is frustrating. It was, whole-heartedly, a waste of time.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Just no. Avoid it. From distance. About 1 mile.
I liked the miniature game of "Confrontation" but it's computer version is such a crap... It's ugly, it has a boring plot and gameplay... Actually I can't find a single good thing about it. "Confrotntation" is... just no.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 14
A lot like Dawn of War 2, but really boring and bland in terms of environment, design and story. I honestly cannot remember anything else about this game, it's completely devoid of anything interesting or innovative.

Not even worth getting in a bundle really. Doesn't even have cards so on the off chance you get it for free you literally gain nothing from it's existence, it just sits there taking up room in your steam library, being ♥♥♥♥.
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103 of 117 people (88%) found this review helpful
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
Oh dear. This game isn't really good.

The storyline is quite hard to follow, especially with all the funky names and stuff.

The gamplay is very simple. Pause the game, click your actions / press the hotkeys, unpause the game, and watch. There is some lag even when you don't actively pause the game, and this gets rather irritating when you want to band-aid/heal the characters. It kinda sucks that you can't heal yourself, and you need another character to do that.

The camera is awkward and clunky, and you might have problems moving your troops/team around due to the camera positioning. Although you get to rotate the camera, it doesn't feel natural.

What is good about this game is that it is short. There are only 3 chapters (according to the Steam achievements). However, paying $19.99 for a short game isn't that worth the money. I would rather you spend it on X:Com. But that is just my opinion.

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48 of 58 people (83%) found this review helpful
42.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 18, 2014
I see too many reviews for this game from people who have not given it enough gameplay time.

I can in fact say that the game lacks polishing, the story is highly forgettable, music is passable, characters have mild customization and there is no loot besides bandages, graphics are dated, pathfinding is strange, character skills and abilities upgrade oddly, etc etc.

However, in what it aims to be, which is a tactical RPG, it totally fails in the RPG part, but it's quite challenging in the tactical part: it's not a cakewalk in the "easy" setting and it's definitely complex in most encounters in the "hard" setting. In that regard, in making some micromanagement of skills, buffs, debuffs, AoE, etc, I'd say it's quite alright and even unforgiving on the player. It's not a D&D title, it's a B-series game, but if taken for what it is and graphics, story and such is put apart and the tacticality of the gameplay is highlighted, can be an interesting title to play.

When the game was over, though, I felt a bit tedious of it, I didn't even play the extra maps since I was so fed up! The campaign is way too long! I don't recommend playing it in long runs, as it can be a bit repetitive, most game is just linear walking and encountering battles.

I don't think it's worth the full price, I got it in a bundle and for that I believe it is more than acceptable.

Considering it is a mixed bag, I cannot recommend it for the average player. But if searching for a challenge, do take a look at it (in a bundle!), and for that kind of player I'll give a "yes".
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32 of 38 people (84%) found this review helpful
12.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2013
Uninspired gameplay, repetitive, the maps feel like you are on rails.
The story is sort of good, but I couldn't bare even one more minute of it with it's dull gameplay.
Oh and... character customisation is kinda good...
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35 of 44 people (80%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2013
I was a huge Confrontation fan, back in the days of 3rd edition (skirmish miniatures game)... So, I was pretty excited to try this and... I was very disappointed. Although Griffins are my favorite faction, I feel no connection between characters, nor do I care about them... Story is boring, combat is awful... Graphics are below average...
Do not recommend...
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21 of 21 people (100%) found this review helpful
40.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 14, 2013
Confrontation is a simplistic linear action RPG. You will face few choices throughout the game the biggest being which generic heroes you want to use at any given time.

What ever happend to the deep RPGs? The ones driven by skill, story and exploration?

In Confrontation you take control of a number of Griffin Hero's as they travel through various hostile lands in the search of secret enemy cloning labs. Although the back story and lore in the world of Confrontation seems pretty interesting the game never manages to portray it in a favorable light. Everything is locked into classic fantasy stereotypes and even the slight steampunk elements feels bland and unimpressive.

The gameplay is your standard team based action RPG, you control 4 heroes that level up as you go along and upgrade their various abilities. Unfortunately the strength and usefulness of the heroes and their abilities are quite skewered and many of them is not worth using outside of their required sections. On normal difficulty almost all of the fights can be won by simply clicking attack on the enemies as they pop up although some micro management is required that is mainly due to the horrendous AI that makes your heroes go idle at the end of their action unless they are literally standing next to an enemy.

Graphics and sound are of the lower end of the "We actually spent money on it" range and generally UI and menus seem slightly dated and underdeveloped.

I'd love to have evaluated the multi-player but nobody seems to be playing and looking around on the official forums this seems to have been the case from day one.

All in all this is a game to avoid. It's boring and bland and has little to recommend it. The developers have had no interest in supporting it past release and there is no community to make multi-player a viable gamemode. Truly a wasted purchase.
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40 of 57 people (70%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
Awful game, avoid it...

Awful graphics, Awful music, A.I. doesn't exist, Quest are boring, Interface is tolerable but still not good.
A total waste of money. Don't buy it, even on steam sales...
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42 of 62 people (68%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 20, 2014
It looks like it would be cool, and for all I know has a rich story line - but I'll never know because the sluggish pace, unappealing graphics, and awful gameplay. Pass on this one, there are plenty of other Strategy RPGs out there that are way better than this.
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23 of 30 people (77%) found this review helpful
46.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2013
The game was a mixed bag. At first it didnt seem like it was going to hold my interest. There are many lands, peoples and places which use alot of obtuse names. Fortunately, the story is very well narrated, so even if you have difficulty keeping track of things, it moves right along with the narration. The game is somewhat linear and introduction of other playable characters helps to offset the feeling of redundancy and or repitition. Graphic are nice but character control in narrow and tight areas can be somewhat problematic. There were a couple of maps that had the old "can't unlock the door unless you pull a lever from a far off room" scenario. I was not to keen on the games that implemented this problematic scenario back in the day and I am not giving the game any bonus points for using it. The story was ok, something bout men, orcs and genetically modified scorpians and machines or something (as I said, lotsa obtuse names). At least it was well narrated. lol
Not a bad game, but don't expect much and you wont be dissapointed.
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30 of 48 people (63%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 7, 2013
Bad game and it took me 20mins before i unistalled forever.imo it has laggy gameplay ,very bland graphics and the worst voice acting. stay clear if you into this sort of genre you will be dissapointed.
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 15, 2014
I'm sorry. I loved confrontation the mini game. This on steam seem like a good idea to get back to that nice feeling.
I't not worth it. It feels like it is under developed and undertested.
Lots of details dont quite work. feels slugish.

A real shame.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 16, 2013
This is officially an un-recommendation. I give this game a 2. It's a clunky skin over an indifferent RTS, augmented by mediocre voice acting and a horrible storyline. It tries so hard to be Dawn of War and falls flat in every way. Personally, I wish I'd never bothered.
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