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.
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Very Positive (292 reviews) - 85% of the 292 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 13, 2014

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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:
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System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • 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
    • Storage: 900 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Windows compatible sound card
    Minimum:
    • 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
    • Storage: 900 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    Minimum:
    • 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
    • Storage: 900 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2015
Battle Group 2 is a short and sweet Missile Command type of game. Guide your ships through hostile waters while eliminating threats and incoming projectiles with the weapons at your disposal. It's very simple in concept, but a lot of fun for the price.

Yes, this game is a mobile port, but as far as mobile ports go, Battle Group 2 is an excellent one. It plays very well as a quick casual game to kill a couple of hours, though that's about it as the game is lacking in singleplayer content. The purchasing and upgrading of new warships is a nice feature, but the campaign is unfortunately very short-lived. If it were a bit lengthier, I would have no faults to give this otherwise fun game.

Definitely recommended. Hopefully an update or a sequel comes along soon.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2015
Sometimes, I just want something straight forward, something without much commitment. This game pretty much fulfills all that. It is essentially prioritisation and estimation of distances. Fun and fast.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2015
General
You command battleships, small arensal to ac carriers. You can only have 1 battleship and a secondary ship by choice. When on the battlefield against advanced pirates, the gameplay can be slow or will knock your socks off with speed! Though, you have tactical advantages: i.e. EMP, instant reload of cooldowns and the ability to instantly destroy all incoming missiles.

Upgrading your ships can have a great affect on the battlefield. Decrease reload times, increase health, and more.

My Opinion
Battle Group 2 was such a surprise for me. Having doubts about getting Steam games lately can put some toll on you. Battleships to Aircraft Carriers, Battle Group 2 will make you prioritize and strategize against your pirate enemies. The campaign is very short, at least 1h or less of gameplay via campaign and Xh for the extra parts of the game like achievement gathering for example. Yes, Battle Group 2 does have easy achievements for avid achievement farmers. Strategy wise Battle Group 2 (when on the battlefield) will make you think, "Should I use this before I do anything else? Should I destroy this missile before it hits me or continue to take down more important threats?"

There's plenty of enemies to fight and win against. Don't think twice, just think before acting!

Overall
First time I saw this game I knew it was a winner. If I had to give this game con(s), it would be that the campaign could've had more levels and two ships were proven to be the only best ships to fight with. Overall, it is a fine game to master.

Rating: 7/10
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2015
Now this game is fun fun fun. And way to short!!!!!!! We need a Battle Group 3 pronto. If you like arcade style shooters with a heaping of missile command type control you will love this game!!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 11
VERDICT: Battle Group 2 can best be described as a naval-themed strategy clicker, on-rails.

Take one or two ships, survive thirty-one naval patrols by destroying enemy planes, ships and missiles while keeping your kill streak alive. Gain rewards to upgrade and unlock better ships. Its simple premise, fast-paced gameplay and short quick-fire sessions are sure to take you back to playing Missile Command back in the day. The challenge is pretty easy, though gameplay is quite addictive. Graphics are well-drawn and the music though simple, suits the pace of the game perfectly.

Reservations include not so dynamic enemy spawns and pathing. It gets grindy towards the end. There is no endless mode and it could really do with more content with more ships, more weapons, more levels and even more action!

Other than that despite its mobile/tablet origins, it was actually a fun port to play and is sure to be a draw for fans of casual games.


... More info below ...


01. GENRE: Arcade/Clicker Action-Shooter.

02. SETTING: Naval Warfare operations.

04. GAME MODES: Singleplayer with one thirty-one level campaign.

05. GAME/LEVEL DESIGN: So-called replayable missions but low randomness. Missions can be replayed if failed.

06. GAMEPLAY/MECHANICS: Guide your ships to the end of the level and blast every enemy seen as your fleet moves horizontally across the screen without player input. Point and click to shoot weapons or approaching missiles. Your ships have numerous fixed weapons and anti-fire measures such as: missiles, cannons, helicopters, flares or anti-missile guns. Maintaining high kill-streaks provide bonus oil barrels and raises your score. A few Boss encounters are littered through the missions.

The action is in real-time. Timing is everything. Better ships can be unlocked with oil barrels earned by shooting enemy aircraft, missiles, installations and ships. Three power-ups can be purchased to assist you: Hyper-time - slows down time, EMP Blast - clears enemy missiles and Instant Recharge - circumvents the reload time.

07. ENEMIES: There are a limited number of enemies, each with their own particular traits. Kamikaze gunboats move slowly but zig-zag to avoid your fire. Frogfoot sub-sonic planes fly slower and shoot projectiles while their Mig-type counterparts fly faster and fire homing rockets. Forcing players to concentrate on where and when they fire. Rockets provide a slow moving target but are fired in large numbers. While helicopters hover and fire multiple times before fleeing off-screen. Periodically you will see bonus aircraft. These are harder to destroy but provide a good amount of bonus are help maintain kill-streaks.

08. A.I: Basic but well implemented. Mostly due to the fact that the A.I. doesnt have to react to anything. The illusion of a clever enemy is conjoured through the use of varied flight-paths/pathing, increased numbers, speed of movement and spawn frequency. However its all done very well and you never quite feel in control in the final missions. Something I imagine is intentional so iOS users spend cash on power-ups. PC users at least wont need to worry. (Earn enough to buy power-ups by farming oil, by repeating missions)

09. INTERFACE/CONTROLS: Very simple and robust. Just mouse click on the target to shoot, use ships secondary equipment or activate a power-up. Its not to hard to see why this was made for iOS.

10. GRAPHICS: Pristine, clean-cut and great for this sort of game. From the detailed artwork of each of the four primary and secondary support ships to the enemy air and seacraft, all of it is pretty to look at. As are the explosions! Changes to ships when damaged by enemy fire is neat. As are the animations when you fail to protect them and they sink.

11. SOUNDTRACK & AUDIO: Very good. Music changes depending on the mood of the action from soft mellow _ to hard pulsating eletro rock tones when you are up against it! Simulated battle chatter takes the overall audio experience from being good to just that bit more!

12. VOICE ACTING: Very good again. It has an excellently voiced female commander/co-pilot to help you through the first few missions which I thought was actually well-written and voiced. Thought there isnt enough of it and during my playthrough she isnt used as much in the final third of the game. Which is a shame.

13. CHALLENGE/DIFFICULTY: Difficulty is very low to barely moderate. The real challenge is slanted towards getting perfect or near perfect scores using high kill-streaks. Given the speed of the moving craft, their numbers and frequency this becomes near impossible in some missions, especially towards the end. For mere mortals like me the availability of the power-ups makes life much simple! Overall the recipe is simple: Choose the right ships. Have enough upgrades and power-ups and the game ceases to be much of a challenge and devolves into a click-fest!

14. PROBLEMS: None experienced.

15. ACHIEVEMENTS: Possesses a good mix of achievements overall. Complete campaign missions, use x type of power-ups, unlock y number of ships or earn n mission stars. Achieve milestones such as: shoot z missiles, hit m targets etc. Most are obtainable in a few hours. Only a two; kill 10,000 targets, shoot 10,000 missile need a fair amount of grinding.

16. DLC: None.

17. ONLINE PLAY/COMMUNITY: Singleplayer only.

18. ENJOYMENT/APPEAL: BG2 provides a good dose of fast and easily accessible shooting, blasting fun that may get somewhat old after about half-way. It did for me.

19. PLAYTIME/LONGEVITY/REPLAYABILITY: The campaign can be completed in five or so hours if you are efficient with your oil spending and get the ships you need rather than the highest ranked ones. You will have to be smart and grind out credits to purchase power-ups. If you want 100% achievements then you will need to grind alot. Doing so will extend the game life to at least ten hours. More if you aren't fussed at getting perfect scores every time.

20. VALUE FOR MONEY: Its on sale quite frequently. Just about worth the full price, if your budget allows or you cant wait for a sale.
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