Dreadlands is a turn based skirmish game in which you control a gang of misfits and mercenaries, battling for survival and supremacy in a lush post-apocalyptic setting. Pick your crew from one of the playable gang factions, all distinctly different playstyles, lore and visuals.
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Mostly Positive (41) - 73% of the 41 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Mar 10, 2020

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Dreadlands has been in development since 2017 and during these 3 years we have had multiple betas which has been played by thousands of players. We feel we have really good foundation for our vision of a shared world turn-based game but we still need more feedback and help from our players.

We are a small team with big plans working on Dreadlands and its really important for us to listen and get feedback from our ever-growing community and players so we can shape the world of Dreadlands together and deliver the best possible experience.

And that is why we have chosen to release Dreadlands in Early Access, to develop this game together with our players.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We plan to have Dreadlands in Early Access for about 6 months”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“We have a roadmap of features we will adding during the Early Access which we will share in detail as we close in on the release date. Here are the key features
  • Co-op
  • PvP Seasons and rankings
  • Skarbacks Gang Faction
  • Endless Dungeons
  • Glow Hunt Missions
  • Base Management and Upgrades
  • Next Chapters of the Main Campaign

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“On the Early Access release, there will be plenty of content already available:
  • Two different gang factions each with its own unique campaigns
  • Each faction have 6 different units
  • The first of the three part main campaign
  • 9 Different world zones
  • PvP
  • Tons of side quests
  • Loads of different weapons

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We have not yet decided if the price will change after Early Access. It will however not change during Early Access”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“The community around Dreadlands have already helped us shape the game to a better product with lots of great feedback.

The easiest way to report feedback is on our Discord server and the Steam community. We also have an in-game tool to receive feedback and information if the game were to crash.

We work a lot with community feedback and a lot of the changes and fixes you will see during Early Access will be from you”
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“Dreadlands is an interesting take on a genre that was in need of more love. The foundations here are strong; the gangs provide varied and enjoyable gameplay that is further diversified through the many tactics cards that can be used during combat.”
4/5 – indiegamereviewer

About This Game

Welcome to the vivid, vibrant, and violent post-apocalypse. The Dreadlands await.

Dreadlands is a shared world, turn-based tactical, skirmish game set in an unforgiving environment where life and death revolves around the constant struggle for Glow, a resource as valuable as it's enigmatic.

Explore the wondrously diverse regions of the Dreadlands, ovecoming the wealth of challenges provided by the treacherous terrain, voracious Beastlife and trigger happy locals.


Create your gang from any of the rival factions inhabiting Dreadlands. Two factions will be available at Early Access Launch, The Scrappers and the Tribe-kin, and will soon be joined by a third faction, the Skarbacks.

All playable Gang Factions have their own background campaign. The storyline will introduce the player to the faction’s worldview, mentality, culture and of course, current problems that have to be dealt with.

Once the Gang Faction campaign is completed, the Main Story campaign will be unlocked. The Main Campaing will thrust the player deeper into the lore, intrigue and many entities vying for power, or merely survival, in the Dreadlands.


Free Action Point system
Freely move, attack and use abilities any way you want. Move and shoot? Shoot and move? Shoot twice? It's up to you to decide how to best use your Action Points!

Morale system
Engage in the tug-of-war Morale system that allows you to break the hearts & minds of your enemies. In the Dreadlands there is more to battle than just killing!

XP challenges system
Get more direct control over your gangs XP flow by completing in-match challenges for increased XP and award your personal MVP with even more XP. Your own skill translates to more XP!

Tactics card system
Use the unique Tactics powers and combine them in exciting ways. Play your cards right and you can control the flow of battle itself!


Exploring the Dreadlands will be a diverse and dangerous trek. The region resembles a patchwork of constracting biomes, a strange brew definitely not concocted through the methodical work of mother nature.

There’s an abundance of jaw-dropping sights to see and bothersome things to kill, as you travel across grasslands, lush swamp-jungle hybrids, mountains, desert plains and contaminated zones of utter devastation.

The Dreadlands is notorious as a unique and wondrously weird place, which is quite a feat, considering the post-apocalyptic world is no stranger to otherworldly strangeness.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

Dreadlands contains cartoon-esque blood splatter, violence and occasional references to consumption of drugs and alcohol.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows Vista / Windows 7
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.4GHz Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader 4.0 Compatible Card (minimum: Nvidia GeForce 8xxx, AMD Radeon 2xxx)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 16 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct X compatible sound card
    • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
    • Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 11 compatible Nvidia or AMD ATI card, ATI Radeon HD6870 or higher, Nvidia GeForce GTX or higher. Graphics card memory: 1 GB
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 16 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct X compatible sound card

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