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Brings the simultaneous turn-based strategy genre up-to-date and lets you give detailed, accurate orders to your squad.
Release Date: May 26, 2011
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March 10

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Reviews

“Ceaselessly thrilling.”
9/10 – EDGE
“Excellent and inventive...it's such an achievement.”
9/10 – Eurogamer
“The most moreish and brilliant game I've played in years.”
95% – bit-gamer

About the Game

Frozen Synapse is the ultimate tactical game on PC and Mac.
It brings the simultaneous turn-based strategy genre bang up-to-date and lets you give detailed, accurate orders to your squad: classic gameplay with a modern interface.
Plan your moves, test them out, then hit the "Prime" button: both you and your enemy's turns are executed simultaneously.
Competitive-but-intuitive multiplayer and a huge single player campaign mean that Frozen Synapse will give you hours and hours of tactical delight.

Key features:

  • Get a FREE full copy of the game for a friend with every purchase
  • 5 challenging multiplayer modes, including the innovative bidding-based “Secure” and “Hostage Rescue”
  • 55-mission single player campaign with dynamic dialogue and thrilling near-future narrative
  • Powerful Skirmish Generator
  • Facebook, Twitter and YouTube integration
  • 15 Steam Achievements
  • Integrated IRC chat as well as various community features
  • Random generation combined with hand-crafted content means that levels and maps are different every time
  • Critically-acclaimed electronica soundtrack by musician nervous_testpilot

PC System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7
    • Processor: 1.6 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB
    • Graphics: Netbook integrated graphics
    • DirectX®:
    • Hard Drive: 220 MB
    • Sound:

Mac System Requirements

    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later.
    • Processor: 1GHZ PowerPC (or Intel)
    • Memory: 512 MB
    • Graphics:
    • Hard Drive: 220 MB
    • Sound:
Helpful customer reviews
102 of 119 people (86%) found this review helpful
125 products in account
2 reviews
13.5 hrs on record
It's like playing chess with a SWAT team, combined with an RTS and a psychology game.
Easy to get into, hard to master, GREAT soundtrack.
Definitely worth it if on sale.
Posted: April 17
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77 of 99 people (78%) found this review helpful
428 products in account
3 reviews
142.8 hrs on record
Frozen Synapse is a game about raw tactics and learning from your mistakes.

Frozen Synapse is an asynchronous turn-based strategy game that puts heavy emphasis on strategy over probability during both single player and multiplayer matches. The game bares down to the raw basics of a strategy game while keeping elements of strategy that make the game absolutely splendid to keep playing even when you've struck out hard against your opponent.

The game features mechanics based around unit positioning and planning your actions via the simulation feature (a mechanic in game that allows you to run a simulation of what would happen if certain units moved around the battlefield) where a well planned move could win turn the match in your favor or conversely cause it to slip from your grasp.

Units in combat are rather simple to understand which makes them user friendly with a bit of practice. The interface is very user friendly (although it might be a bit overwhelming at first since there are a fair bit of options to choose for a unit).

The Red DLC adds an additional single player campaign, additional songs for the soundtrack (which is phenomenal), and a unique unit that can change a match if used correctly.

To summarize: Frozen Synapse is a phenomenal turn-based strategy game that will attract the attention of almost anybody looking for a strategy game based around tactics as well as those looking for a good multiplayer game that also happens to be a strategy game.
Posted: March 21
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15 of 20 people (75%) found this review helpful
230 products in account
16 reviews
46.2 hrs on record
If you enjoy strategy and out-thinking your opponent. This game is for you.

For faster gameplay and a new spin on the system check out their new game Frozen Endzone.
Posted: April 17
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
146 products in account
1 review
50.7 hrs on record
A very engaging turn based tactical game that offers an enjoyable single player and a fun and competitive multiplayer both of which are deeply satisfying.
Posted: June 29
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
99 products in account
22 reviews
22.2 hrs on record
Fun, innovative, and well-balanced. This is like a top-down hybrid of Counterstrike and Chess. Looks pretty good too, and the soundtrack fits the experience really nicely. The controls could use some streamlining, perhaps, and the game would work well with controller support. My only real criticism of the game is that some people take a really long time to make their moves, although the upside is that you can have a bunch of active games at once and jump between them as your turn comes up. Definitely recommend this one to competitive gamers and tacticians looking for a game they can pick and and put down at their leisure.
Posted: April 26
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Awards


IGF2012 Audience Award Winner

IGF2012 Finalist: Nominated for:
  • Excellence in Design
  • Seumas McNally Grand Prize