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 (195 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 13, 2014
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"A refreshing change from normal bullet hell games. You can't steer, your only defense is to shoot down the missiles, planes, and boats attacking you."
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**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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 900 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 30
This is a top-down game with the same elements as the old missile command. The difference is that you are in the water, controlling a big ship. It's very simple, but also vey fun.

The story isn't anything special here. You are the good guy and you are going after some bad guy, that's really about it. As you move forward in the game you face off more difficult enemy helicopters and ships. It's all about timing your missiles correctly. Doing so will get you oil, which you can use for upgrades on your ship, or to buy a completely new one.

The story can be completed in a few hours, but thanks to all the different ships and upgrades I would say there is replay value of some sort. You can play this game only by using your mouse, so it's quite a relaxing game.

There's a lot of fun to be had here and many achievements to unlock. I would recommend this as a time killer for sure.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 14
TL;DR
Simplistic arcade action game where you are in command 2 ships fighting against a new terror threatening the world. Easy to play and fun in short burst but won't hold your attention in a long while so play it sparingly.

What is Battlegroup 2?
A simple game where you are in command of 2 ships firing missiles towards everything that moves towards you as the auto steer ships move along without your control. Quite fun in little sessions but boring if played too much.

+Fun arcadey experience
+Reflex testing gameplay
+Good difficulty scaling

+/-Generic music
+/-Average graphics

-Requires a few grinding
-enemies dont appear long enough sometimes so getting 100% is hard

Conclusion
Its good enough to be enjoyed in small dosage but wont really hold your attention in the long run.
Recommended.

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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
This is a very enjoyable game that plays well with a mouse and keyboard or a touch screen. It reminds me of missile command but has different ships and upgrades that you can buy with special weapons on them. The creator is still active in the forums and continues tweaking the game. There are 30 missions plus a final boss battle but you'll probably end up grinding a bit to get an early advantage which prolongs the game. The commanders of both forces play the G.I. Joe and Cobra Commander image which is a nice touch if you grew up watching those cartoons. I don't have anything negative to say about this game. I believe it was coded by one person which makes it all the more impressive.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2014
This is a fun casual game that can be finished in 3 or 4 hours. It's worth $4 priced at $1 / hour of fun.

You play a gunner, on a ship that is captained by a lovely and competent young woman. The enemy faction is named Talon and headed by a guy who wears a red tablecloth on his head. Talon delights in hijacking airplanes and your ship. You have to defend against small bomber planes, fighters, stealth bombers, helicopter gunships, 747's, small inflatables and various missiles.

The challenge comes from the fact that your captain is steering the ship from left to right and the enemy tends to attack right to left and eventually from all directions. Your missile launcher holds a maximum of 5 missiles ( before needing to reload ) and different enemies can take 1,2 or 3 shells before they are destroyed. You have to prioritize targets and make judgements, based on relative velocity, regarding the impact point of when and where your missiles will hit.

You can use barrels of oil, to purchase friendly ships, that will sail beside you. You can purchase power ups such as one that will slow down time.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2014
GAMbiT magazine said it: "This glorified mobile game has no right to be this good and addictive." Word for word what I would've said. I expected very little from it, but it takes a sturdy basic game (anyone remember Missile Command from the Atari 2600 days?) and adds multiple types of threats, defenses and upgrades to the mix. Way better than it has any right to be.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 1
The story is pretty shoddy and if you've played the first one? Then you know what to expect. It's an ok game but sure not worth spending anymore than under $2.00 on.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 19
This game might seem simple and a bit boring at first but it is actually a pretty fun game. I recommend this especially if you can get it on sale.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
Very short game I find though quite fun and addictive. GI Joe anyone?

The battleship is a must and in some ways overpowered. Once I had that ship, game was a breeze, got this game in a bundle and well worth that price. It's a fun short game and I guess the price reflects that.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 16
Nice and short Arcade Shoot Em Up, it`s the perfect Game for an Afternoon. I like the Upgrade-System to boost your Ships and Weapons. Pick it up on the next Steam Sale if you like this Genre. :)
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2014
Fun arcade game that you can pick up time to time when you just want some old brain dead fun.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
You get what you pay for, a cheap fun game. Keep in mind before purchase that it's only a few hours long, but I don't expect this game to pretend to be a big release. I greatly enjoyed it!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2014
A great way to kill a couple hours if you get it on sale. I thoroughly enjoyed the few hours it took to play it.

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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 5, 2014
Very fun game, just wish it was longer. Some of the achievments are too far out of reach, for the amount of activity needed to finish the game. I had to replay more levels than I did on the initial playthrough, in order to hit the numbers for all the achievments.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
21.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2014
It is pretty clear from the get go that this game is essentially the arcade classic "Missile Command". However, it was very entertaining. I found the levels to have varying difficulties but overall it wasn't too hard or too easy.
The thing that makes this game awesome in my opinion is the boss battle music and general soundtrack/ambient radio chatter. Although this game is a fairly simple time killer, 31 levels and some good music can keep you occupied for while.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
Best way I can describe it - Missile Command if your missile bases, the enemies, and the cities to protect - ALL were moving around at the same time. VERY hectic without the power ups ... the time freeze power up makes it a *teenie* bit too easy IMO, but a fun game with solid responsive controls (devs actually took the time to make a solid PC port *insert gasp here*).

The storyline is ... skethcy at best. And wish there were a few more levels (31 total), but for the price it's a steal - a nice retro 'cade game with a modern look. :)
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34 of 39 people (87%) found this review helpful
21.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 16, 2014
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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23 of 26 people (88%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 22, 2014
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.
7/10
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 14, 2014
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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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
15.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2014
A Simple Game but Fun! [KAMGUSTA's REVIEW]

I'll begin by saying this is an iOS port, so it was thought for touchscreens. By the way, it works great also with the mouse! :-)

I am very impressed by how much fun this game is. You play as the artillery man of a battle ship (in later part of the game, of a fleet!) and you have to shoot down enemy ships, helicopters and aircrafts... taking also care of all they can throw at you! While you advance the game you will be able to upgrade you ships and to gain access to different weapons: beaconing, EMPs, time distortion bombs...

Graphic is nice, sound is pleasant, story is unobtrusive (i skipped all the cutscenes... all you need to know is that you have to destroy the usual villain and his personal army!) and there are also last level's bosses to fight against!

Yes, it is not a blockbuster nor an AAA game (it should be a port of a mobile game!), and this should be clear by by now, thanks also to videos and screenshots from the game page, but it's fun and addictive and I evaluate this as the most important aspect of a game!
It reminds me of some neo-geo coin-ops of the '80, and this is definitely a plus!

Unfortunately is does not last long: just 2-3 hours. It also does not have a great repeatability because there aren't different difficult levels or different game modes. :(

Advice: use the keyboard for launching the special attacks!

Best played with Mouse (and Keyboard) (or iOS)
Recommended Buy Price < 5$
Score 8/10
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24 of 36 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 14, 2014
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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