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User reviews: Mixed (6 reviews)
Release Date: May 29, 2012
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Buy Frozen Synapse: Red DLC

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The multi-award-winning indie strategy masterpiece is back with a brand new expansion pack! Frozen Synapse: Red adds awesome features like co-op play against the AI and a brand new unit, as well as a selection of additional music tracks plus an exclusive single player campaign.

Key features

  • Full co-op for the single player campaign and all new single player content
  • A new unit (riot shield)
  • A new multiplayer game mode (“Upload”)
  • 15 mission single player campaign
  • 10 single player challenge missions
  • Three mutators (gameplay modifiers for advanced users)
  • 6 additional music tracks by nervous_testpilot (2 previously available in the Humble Indie Bundle)
  • MP3 and FLAC download of all Frozen Synapse: Red music
  • Original music tracks “Deeper” and “Focus” unlocked during gameplay
  • “Impeccable Micro” - a chiptune album from _ensnare_ (MP3 and FLAC)
  • The infamous “Red Mode”...

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7
    • Processor: 1.6 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB
    • Hard Disk Space: 220 MB
    • Video Card: Network integrated graphics
    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later
    • Processor: 1 GHz PowerPC (or Intel)
    • Memory: 512 MB
    • Hard Disk Space: 220 MB
Helpful customer reviews
5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Posted: November 13, 2014
Frozen Synapse is phenomenal. I bought a multipack ages ago, and remember eyeing it with great interest before release. Finally got around to playing it, and being turn based, it can suck the hours away.

One of the major hooks is that you can simulate the actions you think the enemy will take before you complete your turn. This allows you test a bunch of potential outcomes in advance, and it ratches the tension up tenfold.

There are loads of features built into the client: a chat service (communicate with your opponents without needing Friends list functionality), piles of multiplayer modes, a built in IRC client so you can discuss strategies or find new opponents... There's play-by-email functionality, hotseat (aka pass the keyboard) multiplayer, full coop for the campaign, and I don't think I've even mentioned the DLC yet!

Add all that goodness on top of one of the best soundtracks I've ever heard and a cyberpunk inflected premise and story, and you've got a winner. Immense value for the money. If you have any love for turn-based strategy, be sure to pick it up!
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
Posted: June 21
The campaign would have been enjoyable if the maps weren't randomised and the positions of your units weren't scattered all across the map.
Don't bother buying this DLC until this has been fixed.

If you want to try it find someone who did buy this DLC and ask him/her to host a game.
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2 of 7 people (29%) found this review helpful
Posted: July 22, 2012
bring a friend (human, preferably) if taking on an AI... they're becoming self-aware
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Posted: July 6
Fun Strategy game, Quick matches.
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Posted: July 23
Extremely dissapointing given how good the original was.

I only bought it for the co-op, and it's really buggy!
As the host, my teammate can't share plans with me. When I share plans with him it rarely works, or sends erroneous commands that aren't want I sent.
Don't release DLC that doesn't work if you have no intention of fixing it! :(
It's been out too long for such a core component to be broken.

I won't buy or recommend another Frozen Synapse game until I'm absolutely sure they've done what they said they'd do.

If they fixed it, I'd would say it's one of the best strategy co-ops around.
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