Frontline Tactics lets you command a modern, elite fighting unit over various missions; from defending and controlling a location or asset to all-out elimination and survival.
User reviews: Mixed (779 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 26, 2012

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Includes 9 items: Frontline Tactics - Sniper, Frontline Tactics - Close Quater Combat Soldier, Frontline Tactics - Medic, Frontline Tactics - Golden Guns, Frontline Tactics - Ninja Camouflage, Frontline Tactics - Woodland Camouflage, Frontline Tactics - Desert Camouflage, Frontline Tactics - Snow Camouflage, Frontline Tactics - Tiger Camouflage

 

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"Frontline Tactics is just about as perfect a free-to-play model as you'll ever find in a game.”
Gamespy

Key Features

  • A highly addictive military tactics game with cross platform multiplayer over a variety of desktop and mobile releases
  • Frontline Tactics is free to play; no subscription fee required to enjoy everything the battlefield has to offer
  • Single player with completely realistic AI
  • Multiplayer modes; versus and coop that allow you to battle against or with real players in numerous missions
  • Realistic world setting with authentically designed gear, weapons and armor
  • Customize your soldiers for each mission with weapons, armor, equipment and skills to survive in the battlefield
  • Unique and dynamic battle order system keeping gameplay exciting and demanding
  • Unlock various Achievements as you move closer to victory
  • Progressive development schedule including free software updates and features, and new purchasable character packs, and in-game items

Just Updated

New features with Version 1.2:

  • Friendlist upgrade; add players to your friendlist from random opponent battles. Who was once a stranger can maybe be your best battle companion!
  • Post game chat for meeting up with new and long time in-game friends. Discuss strategy, schedule your next campaign, or simply hang out!
  • Improved chat UI; easier to read and coordinate chat with friends
  • Full controller Support on Steam Big Picture! Take the battle to the big screen with your 360 controller on your PC

Steam Big Picture

About This Game

The definitive FRONTLINE TACTICS experience is here with the new Version 1.2 upgrade! All new features and services catered to our loyal multiplayer audience on Steam are available now, for free!

Add friends from random battles, discuss the outcome, and plan your next strategies in our post game chat sessions. Design the ultimate campaign with your friends in our newly customized chat UI. Then take the game to Steam Big Picture, pick up your newly compatible 360 controller and dominate the battlefield like never before!

Pick up the previously released character packs and further customize the look and feel of your guys on the ground with our 6 new vanity camo/outfits bundle including woodland, desert, snow, tiger, golden guns, and ninja designs!


A modern take on the Tactical Turn-Based genre with cross-platform multiplayer over PC, Mac and Mobile iOS Devices!
Frontline Tactics lets you command a modern, elite fighting unit over various missions; from defending and controlling a location or asset to all-out elimination and survival. Equip your soldiers with modern weapons, armor and equipment and give them the skills to succeed on the battlefield. Play against a merciless and cunning AI in single player or battle it out online in multiplayer campaigns newly improved on Steam with Version 1.2 including controller support, improved chat options, and more!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 / Vista / XP
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB of RAM
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB HD space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X version Snow Leopard 10.6 or later
    • Processor: Intel 1 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB of RAM
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB HD space
Helpful customer reviews
61 of 71 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 23, 2014
this game doesn´t deserve the term "tactics" in its name because all in all it´s just a boring, repetitive and monotonous grind on the same small maps (some are even tiny!) over and over again. it´s F2P but don´t waste your precious time grinding this game, it´s not worth it. if you want to play an entertaining and challenging round based tactics-game, go and spend 5 bucks on xcom enemy unknown if it´s on sale.
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36 of 42 people (86%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2014
This started off as a pretty solid Free-to-Play game!

Pros:
-Simple gameplay.
-No special tricks with the interface. Point to the one of the two actions that you want to do (move, shoot), confirm, execute.
-Simple damage and cover mechanics.

Cons:
-The more you upgrade, the more you die.
-Want any "meaningful" upgrades? It's no longer a "Free-to-Play"
-String of repetitive campaign maps with no real story or purpose linking them together.

Description of my experience:
Loaded up my two-man team, killed a few enemy, got some upgrades, and "proceeded to die in a loud, groutesque, military manner" (name that movie).

For just about every worthwhile upgrade, you'll pay actual money. This isn't like most F2P games where if you're willing, you'll have to grind about ten times as long to earn upgrades. Nope, that option isn't even available.

The other thing that is pretty irksome is the fact that you will NEVER outgun your enemy. I upgraded my free chap with a rifle. So did the enemy, and he brought two friends.

I upgraded my second free chap with a machine gun... yep, you guessed it! The enemy upgraded too, and brought more of his friends! By the way, the extra kit that your guys carry it slows them down, but it does not slow down the enemy. The more you upgrade, the more you'll die.

It's a shame. I think I would have gotten a few more hours out of this one.
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24 of 31 people (77%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 30, 2014
The only reason i dont recommend this game is because after playing for nearly an hour i played the same two or three maps multiple times, the enemies dont even move in different missions.
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22 of 28 people (79%) found this review helpful
262.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2014
PROS
+Free... +Small download... +Easy to learn... +Plenty of class variety

CONS
-Very random level and difficulty selection
-outdated graphics with texture glitches (blood splatters will actually spaz out and start streaking up walls!)
-Enemies gain access to weapons, classes, and armour the moment you buy them for yourself
-Enemies can legitimately wipe your team out on the first turn before you've had a chance to play
-Random crashes "GetThread Context Failed" VERY OFTEN
-No updates to game in over a year (very unusual for a free-to-play game with an only multiplayer mode in this day and age)... -Mouse accuracy is finicky at best
-Overload of stereotypes (all the good guys are male Americans with English or Mexican names. All the bad guys are males in civilian clothing with turbans and basic names borrowed from a series of Middle Eastern countries, hiding out in rundown villages with sandstone huts and broken cars in the middle of the desert)


I can't recommend this title. Too many things wrong with it purely on a programming level, and it seems there's no one trying to fix any of them.
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17 of 23 people (74%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2014
A rather simple but very fun turn based stratagy game.

Problem is that balence is extreamly off.

For example, a common low defense mission that only lets you bring in two people... Defense with only two people. REALLY!? How is that even fair!? This is a joke really and there is no way to win against the hordes of respawning enemies. The game dosen't even give you a chance to get better. I suported it with 20 dollers, getting me three soldiers and extra credits and it still don't help me win...at all...

There's an achivment for spending 100$s on the game in a spesific area. -_-

Aperently having a sniper rifle makes you super slow. (When did this happen?)

Overall I do not suggest this game to anyone, but I enjoy it.
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16 of 23 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
Kill All Muslims: Melee is a highly realistic towelhead eradication simulator in which your grind-to-glory soldiers march out in full phone game glory to do one move and one action per turn, all in the name of a quest to kill a number of randomly generated Afghani-looking dudes with randomly generated Islamic names.
From the resulting moolah, you buy bigger guns or the ability to dual-class. Or, like any sane citizen, you just spend your real-world moolah to unlock it all from the get-go... right?

In the developers' own jolly words, yet another game where You can save time by paying. You can gain options faster by paying.
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17 of 25 people (68%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
63.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 9, 2014
I Spent over $100 to get credits to make my squad better and after 6 months lost all of my squad and gear. I still dont know how i lost all of my stuff since my game was not hacked.
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14 of 21 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 30, 2014
This game is all about spending real money on weapons, additional soldier, and camouflauge. Gameplay? Decent. Worth the money? I don't think so
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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 13, 2014
This game is simple, boring, ugly and has bad sound design. Also there are microtransactions which require both ingame credits and 5.99 Euro for new soldiers for your squad. Do not play this game.
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22 of 37 people (59%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 18, 2014
This game needs more improvement, content, items, weapons, graphic enhancements, skill tree progressions, larger maps and better explodions & particulars effects.
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12 of 19 people (63%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 23, 2014
This game is very realistic! By this I mean that you can shoot through just about anything. This includes walls, corners, rocks, concrete, and layers of boxes. Besides this the hard missions are almost impossible. Every time I win a hard mission I fell like I should write a letter to the developers saying how I beat the game!! Another set back for hard missions is by the time you get to them you have three people and the enemy has ten. So in other words play this game for about two to three hours and then stop or else you will hate it.
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13 of 21 people (62%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2014
If it was 2001, I would give this game a 4/10 but now, 1.5/10
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10 of 16 people (63%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 29, 2014
I found this pretty dull, and the controls were frustrating. Maybe if I had given it more time....
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10 of 16 people (63%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 3, 2014
Very boring, tries to employ ideas from xcom but ends up being a bad money gouging rip off
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
23.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
The game goes on to be fun for a few hours, but once you think you're good at it, the game becomes unrealistic & unbeatable in all conditions. The only way to beat it being to spend real money. Because even at 'Low' Level the game becomes agame of Zerg Rush, while if you're not a wallet warrior, your three soldiers can do nothing due to glitches causing enemies to get two turns, move longer distances, & do modded damage. The graphics are decent for the type of game it is, but there are way too many bugs, in fact. I'd call this game an absoloute Alpha. It's a game to pass time for an hour or so, then uninstall due to unbeatable odds.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 30, 2014
game doesn't work for me. It scrolls through everything incredibly fast, with no user interaction, regardless of mouse or keyboard press.
Try it if u want. maybe you'll have better luck.
EDIT: Game did work for a while before it broke. I didn't spend 12 hours attempting to play it. Just saying.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 12
I was hesitant to download this game from the recent overwhelming bad reviews. This is my first Turn Based strategy game so I really can't write a comparison to other turn based strategies. Yes this is FTP and anyone who ever plays FTP knows that it doesnt mean you can get all the upgrades for free. The publishers do put time and effort into these games so expecting a FTP to be a full equal playing field game is absurd. However, with the current sale going on ($1.99) for all the DLC which includes all the soldiers and 700,000 credits to start was top priority. So this now becomes a review on a small sized game for $2. The graphics are nothing to go crazy over and the maps are very small. The close quarters feel mixed with an awkward range of fire does take a couple matches to get used to. After you start to hammer down the gameplay "tactics" and start spending some of those credits to give your pistolman a MG, your medic and spec ops guys rifles (or whatever your heart desires on any soldier as each can run with 2 weapons and specialties) then this is when the game comes into its own. This is a very fun game for those of you looking for something different. (I mostly play FPS, Racing, some Strategy and Third Person shooter/action games). For $2 I absolutely recommend this game. If I had to buy all the different soldiers at $6 a piece this review would never have happened, but if you are reading this on the current weeklong sale that started 1/12, then grab this game. You can download the FTP version (125mb) and test it out if you want, then spend the $2 to start having a lot of fun. So grab your mouse, find some cover and neutrilize those damn terrorists!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2014
Store refuses to connect by leaving me at an infinite loading screen... This problem has been happening to many since 2012 and still has no fix today... That is extremely disappointing so no I do not reccomend this game.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
30.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
The game is ok for the first hours, but it gets quickly repetitive and tedious. For people who complain that it is too difficult, it isn't. It requires thinking and it is somewhat challenging. But if you charge in like rambo, you will find out that your mercenaries' skin is not bullet-proof.
Overall, I don't recommend the game, since you need to pay to skip the grinding... just to realize that updating your soldiers' equipment isn't a big advantage, but rather a disadvantage (the enemy gets the same equipment as you do).
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 11, 2014
Its Free, I have a full fairly levelled squad for around 25 quid tops, So it cost less than the average triple price game out there, it does have some flaws like the terroists scale in large numbers if you have a full squad, and they get your armeanents when you do, albeit without any of the attachments or training of your squad, so the idea is you use your superior tactics to beat their sheer numbers, That being said, i wish that their equpiment scaled by one level or weapon etc. behind you since they have such large numbers, theres about 25 - 50k to win per match if you plaay well, rewarding the somewhat finicky but serviceable flanking bonuses, how many of your troops survive, your kills and of course, mission completion, that being said you might as well restart if you lose half your troops, because the enemies will vastly out number you, that being said, its fun to have a game where the difficulty is relative ot how good you are, e.g lose one half of a two man squad then you'll have an irritating time, but lose 3 out of 5 and you're screwed, but hey you lost 3 troop as opposed to one, don't let these other reviews fool you, it is COMPLETELY possible to play the game without "paywallls" as I had no trouble completing missions, the Soldier dlc, gives you pre upgraded gear ont roops and a quick injection of credits, so they are fairly well priced, at least not s bad as some of the other whiny complain-- err I mean reviews will tell you, its not going to beat XCOM by any means, but You can buy the 3 soldier dlc's and come outplaying a game still worth the 15 pounds you spent, its annoying to seee these "not reccomended comments" simply because "this free game had the audacity to want to make some profit" treat the free game as a demo where you can go as far as skill and grinding will take you (like with most free to play games), then if you were satisfied, buy the dlc and enjoy the game's later missions, it may not be for everyone but at least download the demo and try it out, the "paywall" argument Is utter sh*t
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