Your battleships are fully loaded with the return of Battle Group. Command the war against advanced pirates with brand new Satellite Strikes and upgrades for your state-of-the-art battleships. As the commanding gunner of this advanced armada, it's imperative you stop a terrifying new foe our world has yet to fathom.
User reviews: Very Positive (95 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 13, 2014
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June 17

Version 1.005 Released - Bug Fixes and more hotkeys

A new version of Battle Group 2 will be up on Steam shortly. This version includes the following:

  • Added new hot keys for abilities. The defaults are A and 1 for Reload, B and 2 for EMP and D and 3 for Hypertime. These can be customized in the config screen when the game first loads
  • Fix Iowa firing when it should not on hotkey
  • Don't reload secondaries on Hypertime
Thanks for everyone who has reported bugs. We will aim to fix any issues found as soon as we can.

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About This Game

**IGF China Finalist**

A deadly new terrorist group has emerged. The Talon seeks vengeance for an unknown crime, commanding seemingly unlimited resources and striking against innocents with precision, efficiency, and savage force. They take no prisoners.

But neither do we.

Battle Group 2 puts you in control of an advanced naval fleet assembled as a last resort against this deadly new enemy. Command powerful battleships and fire newly developed satellite strikes in a final strike against this deadly new terrorist superpower.

Key Features
  • Eight unlockable ships - Earn new warships like the devastating Arsenal Prototype.
  • Amazing detail - All player and enemy craft are lovingly modeled after real-world blueprints.
  • Brand-new satellite strikes - Bring your arsenal to the next level with nullifying EMP blasts and change the tides of war with experimental new Hyper-Time technology.
  • Fully developed campaign with over 30 new levels and challenging boss battles. Bring the war back to the Talon's doorstep - or die trying.
  • Procedurally generated level content and enemy formations keep even the most experienced gunner alert.
  • Wage war in three different theatres of combat: across jungle shores, in industrial ports, and even deep in arctic seas. Enable night vision mode during intense midnight battles.
  • Next-gen UHD graphics - See the world rendered in incredible detail, coupled with a totally new menu system with satellite interface.
  • Incredible music and sound - Plunge fully into the game world with professionally acted voice-over and epic soundtrack.

Developer Notes:
Thank you for playing! Please reach out with issues or with suggestions for what you want to see next!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz or equivalent processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 500 MB Video RAM and at least Shader Model 2.0
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 900 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Windows compatible sound card
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6 or later
    • Processor: Intel Only
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 500 MB Video RAM and at least Shader Model 2.0
    • Hard Drive: 900 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or later
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz or equivalent processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 500 MB Video RAM and at least Shader Model 2.0
    • Hard Drive: 900 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
This game is simply amazing. Get this one on a Steam sale, and you will have great fun playing it. Even though it's a bit short it sure is a great "old school" shooter. 9/10 .
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
The best way I can think to describe this game is as a top-down scrolling 'Missile Command' style game. You click on a spot, and a missile flies there, making you have to lead your targets a bit so you hit them. The challenge of the game comes from racking up hit streaks to increase your score.

All told, it was fun for a bit, but gets repetitive rather quickly. I've played it for about two hours, and I don't see myself coming back to it. As a quick timer killer, it isn't bad. But wait for it to go on sale, maybe?
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
The game is a basic arcade shoot-em-up. You are in control of two ships, a primary vessel geared towards attacking and a secondary vessel with a variety of support options.

The game's story is Command and Conquer with you playing as the UN versus NOD, for some reason. The dialogue is a bit simple and nonsensical.

The gameplay is standard fare except for the nature of your weapons. There is a delay between when you fire and when you hit so for fast moving enemies (all of them) you have to lead. A lot of enemies also bob and weave meaning you have to be good at predicting their next position. The levels themselves are largely samey and are very short in length. There are some gimmicks in levels, such as your vessels getting split up, having to defend civilians and night battles but its really the same thing again and again. At least for me, the combat was satisfying because of that delay and it is satisfying to blow up enemies and watch the debris fall into the water.

The sound design is steller. You get nice ambient radio chatter, satisfying explosion sounds and distinctive noise made by each enemy and missle type.

On the whole, I'd say its a nice short arcade blaster worth its budget price.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
First Impressions:

It's "Missile Command" but with naval vessels. The AI will pilot your vessel(s) across multiple campaign levels and you'll be tasked with shooting all the baddies off the map (before they do the same to you). You can buy a second vessel which provides a secondary weapon. Each ship (primary or secondary) each have different stats and abilities so you can customize your experience a bit. Destroying enemies and doing well will earn you the fuel you need to unlock said ships and upgrade them. All in all, a pretty fun game.
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0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
Great throwback to some the old school shooters. Buy this on steam sale for sure.
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8.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
Simple and catchy shoot-them-all. With more firepower come more enemies - and it is quite balanced. All achievements are reachable (my first "perfect" game). Great 8bit-era-like gaming experience without all those indie square pixels.
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9.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
It's a lot of fun - you don't move, you just focus on taking out incoming forces and weaponry. You can buy incremental upgrades, but the main deciding factor is how good your shooting is.
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2.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
Make no mistake, this certainly isn't a terrible game, but I've played better, and it's got a lot to do with how it's only difficult due to poor design choices.

Simply put, those new ships and upgrades you can buy and upgrade over the course of the game? Not optional. Not in the slightest. You're going to notice early on that your performance is kind of hamstrung by the fact that ALL of your ships have an absolutely abysmal reload rate, and the only way you're going to remotely keep up with the increasing onslaughts that the enemies throw at you is to upgrade your clip sizes and reload rates to the max as early on as you can - and when I say reload rate, I don't mean the reload rates for your main gun, which you cannot upgrade the reload rate of by any means.

Well, that's not so bad, you may say, doesn't that add to the challenge of the game?

It does. Right up until you start realizing that you are literally having too many enemies and missiles thrown at you to shoot down unless you buy a lot of expensive single-use powerups, and I mean expensive as in "you will have to grind entire early-to-mid-game missions at least once to buy a single pack of the only truly useful one", and that's not even factoring what it's going to take to get the late-game ships and upgrades that, again, you're absolutely going to NEED in order to stand a chance.

Basically, you can't beat this game without grinding like crazy, and that's not challenging. It's a timesink and nothing more. It's really too bad, because there's really not much wrong with the game itself - it's simple, good, lead-the-target fun that allows you the chance to negate all damage if you're quick and accurate enough... at least until the game starts throwing too much at you to handle without the need for powerups. I did beat the game, but I didn't four-star every mission, and the ending isn't worth it. I have my doubts that 100%ing the game is worth the time it'll take to beat it, and I personally can't recommend this game unless you wait for a rather hardcore discount; it's not worth eight dollars.
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8.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
This game rocks!
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1.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
This game is simple but addicting. Once the spam starts tho there is no turning back... I now forever hate helicoppters...
7.5/10 cuz of the stupid spam
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7.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
Short and sweet like this comment.
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3.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
You can finish this game for 2 hours. Is it worth it? You tell me.

I don't recommend this game unless they come up with more missions and more ships.
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16.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
Great little 2-D naval battle game. Didn't expect much in the beginning but as upgrades became available, missions became more enjoyable.

This one allows you to succeed, so all achievements are attainable without a significant investment in time.

While there are a few keyboard options available (Reload, EMP, and Time Warp), all you need is a mouse to play (but be prepared to do some

Only drawback that I can see is that there is no "Quit" button, but hitting the [esc] key is their substitute for one (gives you the option to quit). Not mentioned anywhere, but hey, now you know...

Fun game. Check it out.

(Tip: to get the hardest achievement "Skyhawk Massacre" without a lot of grinding, replay Mission 17 over and over and let your Harriers from the carrier do the work. There are 12 skyhawks that attack right off the bat, so you can rack them up fairly quickly without an unreasonable amount of effort...)
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2.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
Lots of point and click action!
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32 of 36 people (89%) found this review helpful
21.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
If you love old school type action shooters such as Battleships or 1942 then you're going to love Battle Group 2 as it combines the best of those, it's so easy to just pick up and play with no complicated controls or instructions and with minimal setup as well so you'll be up and playing in a couple of minutes. In fact it's such a breeze that any fool can play it.

This is strictly a single player game with 30 stages in the campaign and starts off very easy and gets progressively more difficult with each stage that you complete, there are no difficulty options so everyone plays the same game. Each stage is very short and your job is to control a single ship at the start and two ships after your have upgraded to fend off various waves of planes and helicopters which can be shot down with your ships guns or missiles which can also be upgraded at the end of every stage when your scores and rewards are displayed. You control a primary ship which is your main weapon and a support ship which offers backup and there are a total of 8 ships that you can collect and use throughout the game.

Ok graphics and sound i have to say is really quite impressive, really nice detail in the sea which flows quite nicely and all the ships behave as they should but the sound is far more impressive, guns have a real nice meaty sound as they should and the planes also sound very good and they do sound like jets too. The voice overs for the story content is nicely done and there are some good background voices too for the ships, the controls are really so easy and all you have to worry about is moving the mouse to aim at the targets and then the mouse button to fire your weapons.

This is a very casual game so you can play it as much or as little as you like, it's just a great load of fun but it's very addictive i can tell you !! Depending on how well you do in any given stage you are rewarded with a number of stars so reach 90% of your goal on that stage and you'll be rewarded with 3 stars and get over 100% and you'll receive 4 stars but they are golden so can you collect all the stars? Some stages although not all that difficult will leave you pulling your hair out especially if you want all those golden stars, sometimes i found myself on 99% and thought there's no way i can do that but your will keep trying until you get there.

In summary just ask yourself do you like planes and ships and want a good fun time without reading loads of instructions or have a long winded tutorial or without needing to know what you have to do to get any where? If that all sounds good to you then you could do a lot worse than boot this baby up, oh and by the way there is more content to come and the Developers are rather active in the community and are a friendly bunch of souls so why not give it a go? I personally rate it a rather good 82/100 but that may improve after more content arrives but have fun playing the game.
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24 of 35 people (69%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
Cute game :) More addictive than I would have thought at first.
Though, it would have been 1000% Better as a WW2 game (I'm that kind of person).
But, for modern warfare, it's a great little shoot 'em up. Highly recommended.

Although, if I do have a tiny piece of advice, before you spend oil points into updating the little corvettes,
just save for the HP Destroyer and the Tico Cruiser. Trust me :) Really worth doing.
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
Game plays similar to the old arcade classic missle command , except you are on water firing from ships. There is a decent story but what stands out is the ability to purchase better ships , upgrades and you can also replay any mission to gain more resources and better stars.
Taking down enemies gets a bit hard with the regular missiles so will be depending support attacks and powers.
Overall a decently priced game that works fine and is a good time killer.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
An awesome remake of a classic, I dare even say, "the classic". The game I refer to is missle command. Yes, the 1980 classic gets some rennovations in Bane's side-scroller action shooter, though the "side-scrolling" is simulated but still a game that really tests your timing and prediction skills. Best played with a touchscreen but works equally as well with a gaming mouse or decent track pad or track ball (my fav). It's a fun little escape game, that will have you going "just one more time." At $8, its worth the price, on sale - it's a "no pass up."

Graphics = Decent (runs smooth on my i5-HD3000 lappie)
Sounds = Very good (immursive)
Gameplay = Missle Command style Shooter
Replayability = Yes (in challenges this game presents)
Controls = Yes (just point and click, the rest is up to you)

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13 of 19 people (68%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
When I first played this, the first thing that popped into my head was nostalgia, Finally a game with a modern twist but also keeping in spirit with the challenging nature of classic arcade style games. For the price it was defiantly worth purchasing and reliving the classic arcade style days once again. Best of luck to the devs, hope to see more games from them soon!
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
Great old school fun with the added dimension of multiple ships and upgrades.

Although not related to gameplay, it would be better without the settings window at the start, those things annoy me.
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