Brings the simultaneous turn-based strategy genre up-to-date and lets you give detailed, accurate orders to your squad.
User reviews: Very Positive (2,017 reviews)
Release Date: May 26, 2011

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Recommended By Curators

"A multiplayer tactics game in which you plan your actions and they're all then executed simultaneously against the enemy. Killer soundtrack."
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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 This 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

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7
    • Processor: 1.6 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB
    • Graphics: Netbook integrated graphics
    • DirectX®:
    • Hard Drive: 220 MB
    • Sound:
    • 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
9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
61.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
Absolutely fantastic title. Basically chess with guns. Rich with tactical possibilities and strategic depth. Great online play, whether looking for blitz or correspondence style games. Stellar soundtrack, something I actually listen to on my phone.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
35.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
Frozen Synapse is a game where player input is taken in turns but the actual outcome is played out simultaneously. In game matches, each player is given several soldiers and has to complete a certain objective, like getting to a certain location or killling the enemy's units. Players then give orders to their units to try to outmaneuver their opponent. Every plan can be tested ahead of time and will always play out the same way; there is no luck or randomness in the combat. After both players confirm their moves, soldiers on both sides will execute their commands. The entire game is about predicting the moves of your opponents and trying to counter them. It also has great music and a pretty good single player campaign (although the multiplayer is much more enjoyable IMO). I would definetely recommend it to anyone who is a fan of tactical gameplay.
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11 of 19 people (58%) found this review helpful
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
Brillant concepts may fall short
  • The singel player campain DLC failed.(see seperate review )
  • The match making is utterly broken. It's not fun for any part to be matched up against a player 10 or 20 levels higher.
  • The matches become out of sync with resulting illbehaviours in game play.
  • Some "players" are abusing the bugs to be on top of the leaderboard.
    As the game hasn't got a VAC shield on it it's "cheat as you please".
    That is not at all good in my book as its a PvP based leaderboard system.
  • Everyone can challenge everyone so be prepared to be steam rolled.
    This wouldn't be a problem if:
    *You could cancel the challenge and not have it linger for ever.
    *You could see the level of the person who challenged you.
I like the concept and atmosphere, you who played "Rainbow six" (up to Rouge spear) will see similarities with the "planning".
All in all this game would have been brilliant.
But before the things mentioned above have been fixed this review will be a "not recommend"
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
21.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 25
One of the most satisfying games i have ever played and also one the most difficult, never have i come across a game that requires this much thought. To play this game successfully you must take into consideration timing, line of sight, prediction of your opponent's movements as well as the limits of your units based on their type, movement and where they are aiming. While it can be frustrating at first and perhaps hard to get into, the satisfaction of that first perfect win will no doubt counter any doubts you had about the game.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
Utterly brilliant competition in out-thinking one another. There's plenty time and only one thing counts: Who can anticipate the opponent better.
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