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.
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Mixed (1,027 reviews) - 63% of the 1,027 user reviews for this game are positive.
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



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

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

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows 7 / Vista / XP
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB of RAM
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB HD space
    • 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
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134 of 154 people (87%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
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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94 of 104 people (90%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2014
This started off as a pretty solid Free-to-Play game!

-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.

-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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52 of 58 people (90%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 26, 2015
I played this game quite a bit on the iPad. Tried it on the PC, thinking I could link my game to both devices. That never worked for me and playing 2 separate games felt like a waste. I enjoyed the game a bit until I realised how pointless upgrading is. If you get a better pistol, the enemy gets the same one. If you buy a sniper, the enemy gets a sniper. Buy a med kit, meet a med kit. What's the point, then? Most missions are easiest with the ♥♥♥♥♥♥ starter gear, since the AI seem to utilize then less effectively. In the end I just didn't bother.
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47 of 59 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
265.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2014
+Free... +Small download... +Easy to learn... +Plenty of class variety

-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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66 of 93 people (71%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
27.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 19, 2015
Frontline Tactics kept me entertained for more than 20 hours and I didn't even pay a cent.

The single-player is not bad, but I never played multiplayer because I think it might have some pay-to-win aspects.
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71 of 107 people (66%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2013
A poor man's XCOM
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28 of 37 people (76%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
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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62 of 99 people (63%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 18, 2014
ummm, what's there to say about this... WELL! It WOULD be a relativly fun game untill you look at the upgrades 'n stuff. It's asking you for REAL money to buy an IN GAME character, I forget how much but that's besides the point, GUNS just ONE MEASLY GUN COSTS SOOOOO MUCH, it's not even funny. There is just SO MANY PAYWALLS!!! I can NOT beat another mission BECAUSE I'm at 2 soldiers and their equiped with lame UZIs. IF there weren't SO MANY DAMN PAYWALLS, it would be an actually pretty enjoyable game, grphics arent that good and people shoot through cover but they can patch that... hopefully, maybe t's changed now because I uninstalled this game 2 weeks ago, I don't want to know, but with paywalls 2/10 for me, WITHOUT paywalls 6/10
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22 of 28 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 28, 2015
Shop and multiplayer servers are offline.

Singleplayer gameplay is repetative, somewhat buggy and lacking depth.
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23 of 32 people (72%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
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 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. It's just a money grab.
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81.1 hrs
Posted: November 23
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The Kebabinator
3.9 hrs
Posted: November 11
Best game I have ever played, the immersive, complex gameplay plus fluent multiplayer with no lag. 10/10
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1.4 hrs
Posted: October 1
Way to difficult! Very bad game!
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Sergeant Bigboy
0.6 hrs
Posted: September 4
You always die. I don't recommend this "tactics" bullcrap. Get Call of Duty: Heroes instead.
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5.1 hrs
Posted: August 26
I love the game so much. It's really fun if you also play with friends but here's the thing.

- So much over priced stuff (Well eh makes it fun a little)

- The modes "Very low" is actually really easy! but this what happens "low" is like hard. damn it!

Other then those I really love this game I would suggest you to play with other people to!
even though I started this game is really fun!

I think the devs/team are greedy and hungry for money
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10.3 hrs
Posted: August 25
This game is fun is pretty fun when you first start, but very quickly you notice it's flaws. Repetetive maps is a pretty big problem, and you have to keep playing to unlock any more. A major flaw is how you upgrade your soldiers. After a few missions in grinding for that one class/weapon and you finally get it is a pretty nice feeling right? It would be if your enemies didn't get the exact same upgrade that you purchased with your money. Multiplayer is pretty ok, but co-op doesn't pay that much and 1v1s are pretty ♥♥♥♥ when you can't use all your soldiers because the person you're fighting needs to git gud. TL;DR Game is repetitive, upgrades are useless, multiplayer is ♥♥♥♥♥. 5/10
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13.5 hrs
Posted: August 23
Its a pretty strategic game, I have played hours of this game and it takes a while to get money is my only problem. I am not sure why the reviews are mixed. Its a good game, especially since its for free. Its not a game I would pay for.
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6.0 hrs
Posted: August 22
not that bad !
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❦Chibi Himouto❦
43.6 hrs
Posted: August 8
To me, this game is and will always be fun. People may not understand why, but thats just my opinion.
I only have one problem and tbh its a pretty big one. This game can bluescreen your computer.

Now I don't know how or why, or if anyone else is having this problem, but 90% of the time while playing this game
my computer bluescreens and its ONLY with this game. Other than that? I recommend this game to anyone who
feels they can get over this fact.
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1.3 hrs
Posted: August 6
Greatgame, some parts dont work like you want it to, but it is otherwise fun.
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