Arma Tactics is a turn-based close-combat strategy game, where you take control of a four-member Special Forces team. There are no given strategies, rails to move on, or paths to follow; it‘s up to you to decide how you will play through both the story-driven missions and generated missions with randomized objectives.
User reviews: Mostly Negative (363 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 1, 2013
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September 10

Arma Tactics Updated and on sale!


Soldiers, listen up! On top of the 80% discount on Arma Tactics this entire week, we've just deployed a brand new update for the Windows and Linux versions of Arma Tactics on Steam! Check out the complete mission report below.

Changelog:
* Fixed enemies being invisible and unselectable
* Fixed incorrect texts pop-ups
* Fixed inability to equip silencer if no other item was present in inventory
* Fixed disappearing selection decals around characters
* Fixed campaign objectives points of interest appearing in generated mission maps
* Minor fixes

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September 9

Update 1.5261 in development branch

Changelog:
* Fixed enemies being invisible and unselectable
* Fixed incorrect texts popups
* Fixed inability to equip silencer if no other item was present in inventory
* Fixed dissapearing selection decals around characters
* Fixed campaingn objectives points of interest appearing in generated mission maps
* minor fixes

Updated Linux version as well (still in testing)

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About This Game

Arma Tactics is a turn-based close-combat strategy game, where you take control of a four-member Special Forces team. There are no given strategies, rails to move on, or paths to follow; it‘s up to you to decide how you will play through both the story-driven missions and generated missions with randomized objectives. Whether using stealth or a more direct approach, you will need to use your strategic thinking and use both basic and advanced weaponry while facing many different opponents - ranging from unorganized local militia to smart and skilled mercenaries.

With highly replayable missions, achievements, weapons to unlock and two single-player campaigns, Arma Tactics offers many hours of intense ever-changing action.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Microsoft Windows® XP SP2 or newer
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or dual core AMD XP or better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c Compatible(with shader model 2)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 750 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: updated OS X
    • Processor: 2Ghz Dual core
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000 or better Shader model 2.0 compatible graphics card
    • Hard Drive: 750 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: any current Linux distro
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or dual core AMD XP or better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 2 and higher graphics card
    • Hard Drive: 750 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
It reminds me of an old game, "Commandos" but it is more freely moving. Every choice and move matters and that is the good thing. You don't have to shoot and run, it needs strategy. It is like I train my brain every time.
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11 of 25 people (44%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
Xcom: Terror from the Middle East is a great addition to the xcom franchise. The background provided on the aliens motives and goals clears up many of the holes in the series. One of the best prequels of all time. 11/Star Wars Episode one, would terrorize again.
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2 of 7 people (29%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
Horrible ripoff of xcom, this is just a cash grab to all ArmA fans.
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1 of 10 people (10%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
this game has good graphics and sound and is available on every OS
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1 of 14 people (7%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
okay game :)
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1.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
Imho shallow and unrealistic, not worth the name "Arma". There are way better alternatives out there, some even for free.
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0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 27
The game itself, is not bad actually, you need to make every move count so if you are a Strategy Worm you would really like it.

6/10
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15 of 21 people (71%) found this review helpful
16.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
The game is short, too short. But you can replay it. The AI is not very tough and there are some bugs in this game. At one point the enemy shoots through the floor at you. I Ignored it. There are some annoying bugs, however, I had a great time playing it.

It has a Demo if you want to try it out before you buy it.

The game crashed for me and I had to set the game version to developer mode to get it to work, like setting it to beta mode in the steam profile. No problem.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
This is a surprisingly fun game to play once you learn the controls. The AI is what it is, but for the most part the game is very enjoyable and a bargain for $10 (or less). It is kind of like Full Spectrum Warrior, but has enough of its own personality to make it a worthwhile gaming investment. It is actually quite nice looking in terms of graphics as well, and has one of the best implementations of an in-mission map overlay that I have seen in any video game.
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
Buggy, with a very poor GUI and very simplified gameplay. In 2007 it can be good freeware game.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
As a mad Fallout Tactics fan I just had to get this. At it's original release it was a little limiting and had a few game breaking bugs which probably leads to it's initial bad wrap. Do not be fooled however, this game has come a long way with updates, and extra campaigns. This is well worth the asking price now if not more so ($8.99 at time of writing). If turn based shooters like Xcom, Jaggard Alliance and Fallout are your thing add this to your library.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
Modern military squad/turn-based strategy brought to you by people who make great simulation games (especially military ones)! Sounds pretty great right? WRONG. Everything about this game is poorly done. Ahem. For instance, cover doesn't matter, a grenade will stop pretty much immediately as soon as it touches something (You know how bouncing/rolling grenades are actual military and videogame techniques? Not here), AI is incredibly stupid and are perfectly unaware of anything SPRINTING behind them and is totally willing to stand out in the open instead of laying traps or taking cover (which would really be a great idea, because my men are so accurate that the game isn't even close to a challenge when fighting at range), and the UI sucks and results in a mess of missclicks. Still not convinced this game is bad? There is no music, the sound effects are completely uninmpressive, the visuals are just okay, the squad isn't remotely worth listening to, any items you use on a mission have to be bought with credits beforehand (and you have to either grind or be efficient to get them), and worst of all is that amongst only 10 or so premade missions and some badly constructed random missions is that THE GAME HAS NO MULTIPLAYER. And none of this helps how horribly buggy it is too. Frequently my men would stop dead a few paces away from where I told them to go. Locations that were totally accesible were avoided by my men, and areas that you couldn't pass a grenade through they were willing to try. I got shot though walls twice in ten minutes.

TL;DR: Everything is ♥♥♥♥tily slapped together and it's not even good for a laugh or a quick game with some friends. A game that could have been a great battle of wits has no multiplayer to speak of. Heartbreaking really. 3/10
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
A big disappointment. I was a fan of both the first ARMA games (played original operation flashpoint and ARMA 1 and 2), and a fan of tactical turn based strategy games, like Jagged Alliance, 7.62 high caliber and Silent Storm. This game will not appeal to fans of either genre, as is not as near as “realistic” as the ARMA series, nor a heavy tactical game. It’s more like casual tactics for the casual gamer. In games like Jagged Alliance you could shoot from different positions (standing, kneeling, prone) and spend AP to aim (a “snapshot” or a “aimed shot”). In this game you don’t have any of that, and can only choose form spending 2 AP or 1 on a shot, but no further aiming gameplay.
The story is non existent. It’s just a straight forward army game (maybe the only aspect similar to the original ARMA series) against your random “terrorist”. You cant’ “build” your team, since you can’t choose your solders, and both the experience system (to improve skills) and the weapon system are very limited. Another drawback for me was that you can’t really build “random missions” like in the ARMA series, you can just replay the maps with different goals, but not really design a mission.
It might be a good cellphone game, but it’s totally out of league for a PC game.

I payed less than 2 dollars for it, since I bought it on sale, and still feel I payed to much. AVOID this game, you are better of buying XCOM or Jagged Alliance.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 23
please fix the game it wont run
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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
Quite Fun, and challenging... I really enjoyed it, but it lacks a lot of content.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
It is hard to recommend a game, that is so bugged and badly ported. It has its premise, but fails in many ways. ArmA Tactics is just not enough to be a pc game, maybe it is even not enough to be an android game too. A shame for the series.

My Score: 6/10
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
As a huge fan of turn based strategy game I was very disappointed with this title. The tutorial seemed like it may be a good game, but on the first mission I ran into too many issues to continue playing. Shooting an enemy at point blank range with an M4 did not kill the enemy. Also, cover is always huge in TBS games and both my squad and the enemies were able to shoot through walls. What's the point of using strategy and position if you can just shoot through walls? Waste of time/money.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
Complete waste of money! Just disappointing.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
This game reminded me of Jagged Alliance 2 ... one of my most favorite Turn based tactic shooting game. Although the design of this game is good, the shooting thing is really bad. It was too easy to shoot or be shooted even in cover. I won't recommend anyone intend to buy this game. But if you really want to try this game, it won't hurt if you grab it on sale.
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4 of 9 people (44%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
Don't bother. It's a very poor turn based game which is very buggy. Controls are terrible.
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