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Grotesque Tactics is a highly addictive tactical RPG combining elements of popular Western and Asian console RPGs.
Release Date: Oct 15, 2010
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Includes 3 items: Grotesque Tactics: Evil Heroes , Grotesque Tactics 2 – Dungeons and Donuts, Holy Avatar vs. Maidens of the Dead

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Holy Avatar vs. Maidens of the Dead Available Now!

February 21st, 2014

We're excited to announce the official Steam release of the latest entry in the Grotesque Tactics series: Holy Avatar vs. Maidens of the Dead!

If you're a fan of the great parody RPG style writing and gameplay of the series, this newest adventure is sure to thrill you! If you're fond of killing zombies, the novelty is fresh in your mind, fresh as a corpse hell-bent on recruiting you to their undead ranks, then that fondness will follow you here.

Wait no longer, pick up your copy today, 50% off for one week only! And don't forget to join the official steam group and lure...I mean invite more of your friends to try and talk about the game!

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Reviews

“This game is an explosion of humor with a knowing wink in all the right places.”
80% – GAMING XP


“The humor is quite refreshing in this normally dead-serious fantasy and tactic genre, and the sophisticated quick combat scenarios are without a doubt sublime.”
81% – DemoNews


“With much blood, sweat and tears and even more humor the player is drawn into the world of the Kingdom of Glory and captured within it.”
80% – Spieletester.com


“Grotesque Tactics is a textbook example indie-gem. [it] has virtues of many blockbuster games: charm, wit and originality.”
75% – Gamestar

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About the Game

Grotesque Tactics is a story driven, satirical RPG with a strategic combat system. A party of 10 anti-heroes are fighting in a grotesque world that combines the features and clichés of Western and Asian Strategy RPGs like Final Fantasy Tactics, Heroes of Might & Magic and Fire Emblem.

Grotesque Tactics weaves a humorous storyline and plenty of amusing dialogue, poking fun at some of the most successful RPGs, such as Oblivion, Gothic and Lord of the Rings.

To protect the kingdom from the merciless cult "The Dark Church" which has murdered all of the kingdom’s heroes and knights, you will have to hire dubious soldiers and rescue jealous maidens who will follow you into combat as your groupies.

Features

  • Turn based tactical battles with humorous animations not seen in any RPG
  • Distinctive party members such as the arrogant Holy Avatar, the blood thirsty Vampire Solitaire, the sweet but hot-tempered Angel Angelina and many more
  • Gorgeous village landscapes and dark, sinister dungeons
  • Scantily dressed maidens to be freed from the grasp of merciless monsters
  • Enormous, highly detailed and very angry end bosses
  • Classical RPG elements: quests, treasures, trade, leveling up and out¬fitting a party of unique heroes
  • Enjoyable multiple choice dialogues and conversation puzzles in the style of classic adventure games, such as Monkey Island or Maniac Mansion

*In chess, a Grotesque is a problem or endgame study which features a particularly unlikely initial position, especially one in which White fights with a very small force against a much larger black army. Grotesques are generally intended to be humorous.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows® XP / Vista™ / Windows® 7
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz CPU
    • Memory: 1GB
    • Graphics: Direct X 9.0c compatible with shader model 2.0 (nVidia GeForce 5/FX/ATI Radeon 9500 Series/ATI X700 or better)
    • DirectX®: DirectX® 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 700MB
    • Sound: Sound card with DirectX 9.0c support
Helpful customer reviews
12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
216 products in account
2 reviews
1.1 hrs on record
I wanted to like this game. I really did. The over the top parody involving a self-loathing hero, a self-adoring tag-along who thinks he is a stereotypical babe magnet and is in fact a stereotypical babe magnet, and a plethora of stereotypical babes sounds like a real winner. Trouble is, this parody tries to push every aspect of the game and genre only to feel as if it is a parody of itself when jokes fall flat or are taken far enough to no longer be funny. Meanwhile the gameplay is hindered by poor camera positioning and a system where battles drag on well beyond the point of enjoyment.

The general ideas and foundation of the game are solid enough, but the execution leaves me underwhelmed. If you are not a strategy RPG fan, this game really has nothing to offer. Otherwise, it comes down to a matter of personal taste.
Posted: January 10th, 2014
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20 of 32 people (63%) found this review helpful
667 products in account
39 reviews
2.2 hrs on record
This is a turn-based squad tactics game with easy-to-understand mechanics, and everything you'd expect from the genre in terms of classes, techniques, and so on.
Where it stands out is in the quirky characters (For once you're not some fabled hero-with-the-right-birthmark or small-town boy sent on a quest by a weird uncle). The rag-tag bunch of misfits have to somehow muddle through, and do so with lavish doses of humour and sarcasm. Prepare to watch tropes shredded or inflated until they pop.
Posted: November 28th, 2013
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15 of 23 people (65%) found this review helpful
340 products in account
5 reviews
46.2 hrs on record
I had fun. Good job. Two thumbs up. I laugh, I cried I kissed three bucks goodbye.
Posted: December 22nd, 2013
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
113 products in account
3 reviews
10.9 hrs on record
If you want a fun story and don't care much about strategy or buggy graphics and awkard controls, this game is for you.

However, if you like strategy games (as I do) stay away. The combat is heavily (and I mean heavily) based on luck, and can be frustrating to anyone who expects a strategy game to be based on strategy and tactics.
Posted: December 22nd, 2013
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15 of 25 people (60%) found this review helpful
397 products in account
7 reviews
9.8 hrs on record
Great indie game I love the art style And have always been a huge fan of tactical games It show's Monthy Python Humor that more RPG need to have. Frankly this is one of the best turn based RPG games i have played.
Posted: November 29th, 2013
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