Ironclad Tactics is a fast-paced, card-based tactics game set in an alternate history Civil War - with steam-powered military robots!
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Overall:
Mixed (502 reviews) - 67% of the 502 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 18, 2013

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Ironclad Tactics is a fast-paced, card-based tactics game set in an alternate history Civil War - with steam-powered military robots!

Key Features:

  • Includes the 'Rise of Dmitry' and 'Blood and Ironclads' add-on campaigns!
  • No microtransactions! Unlock cards by playing the game, not by purchasing them separately.
  • Experience unique gameplay, with rapid, simultaneous turns that blend the precision of tactics and card games with the spontaneity of fast-paced strategy games.
  • Follow the campaign story through a fully-illustrated, character-driven interactive graphic novel.
  • Collect cards as you play through the campaign and build your own decks to crush your foes.
  • Play with your friends in the co-op story campaign or against them in skirmish and nemesis modes.
  • Face off against online challengers in quick-skirmish mode, and unlock special cards when you win.
  • Bonus! Includes a high-quality digital artbook, a printable papercraft model of an ironclad, and the Ironclad Tactics OST, with music by Evan Le Ny and Farewell to the Woods.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Support for OpenGL 2.0 or greater
    • Storage: 850 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.5.8, or later
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Support for OpenGL 2.0 or greater
    • Storage: 850 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Support for OpenGL 2.0 or greater
    • Storage: 850 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
16.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2015
Brilliant game, a spectacular hybrid between RTS and a card game with a great art too. The mediocre rating on Steam is totally inexplicabile to me.


Take it immediately.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
Love this game.

Hint: for those having a difficult time a few stages in, try completing the secondary objectives in each of the beginning stages. This unlocks more powerful units and tools.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2015
Structurally, it has a decent enough mechanic to carry itself for a good while, though I feel as if the progression into the story is a bit slow; I would have let this fall into the vast pile of games that lost my interest if not for this game's solitary achievement.

The achievements in a game play many functions, they can be a roadmap for the interesting twists and turns the story could take, they can be a litany of what humiliations a human will endure, but all of them illustrate what the development team values in the player base.

What the developers value is the ability to listen, to diligently not skim over dull text.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2015
I had this game for a while in my game library after getting it in a Humble Bundle deal, but never got around to play it, but now I thought I would give it a try and wow, this was awesome. And it works great on Linux with Integrated Intel graphics.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
I tried really hard to like this game. I beat the main campaign and then did the NG+. I lost countless times on the second map, which is part of the NG tutorial. You have a set deck of cards, and it was still almost impossible to beat and required amazing luck.

And that's what makes this game so bad. This game lacks strategy. There is a little bit in deck building, but even if you have the best deck for a mission, there's a big chance you'll lose because of the luck of the draw. The last two boss fights had me cursing at the screen because the game puts all odds against you.

Losing isn't fun, and this game does its best to make sure that you're going to lose. This game isn't worth it for free because it will just stress you out trying to enjoy it.
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