Lead your Space Commandos in a revival of turn-based squad tactics inspired by UFO/XCOM, Space Hulk, and Aliens, featuring in-depth skill & combat systems and multiple game modes. Discover the truth behind the demise of colony MC83-A and join the USC in defending humanity!
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Very Positive (53) - 92% of the 53 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Jul 25, 2023
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“This Early access version of the game already offers many hours of gameplay and a considerable replayability. An Early Access release allows us to continue developing the game alongside our community, as their feedback is extremely valuable. We aim to create a unique experience with USC: Counterforce, and who better to join us on this journey than the players themselves?”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We are planning at least of 6 months of Early access -- this might change depending on the feedback of our community.”

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

“The game already has all the core tactical features and we'll be adding more content during EA.
We also plan to release a full Campaign with an immersive story for the final version of the game.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“There are four special Operations (Operations game mode), a Defend the Base mode and an endless list of procedurally generated missions in Single Mission game mode, providing hours of gameplay. However, please anticipate some bugs, unexpected behavior, and smaller gameplay balance issues that will be continuously addressed during development.”

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

“We are offering a discount during the Early access. The final price of the game might be slightly higher as it will contain additional game modes and a full campaign.”

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

“We’ll engage and discuss actively all the feedback on Steam and also on our Discord server
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About This Game



USC: Counterforce is a retro-inspired turn-based squad tactics game set in a tense sci-fi atmosphere. You control a strike team of commandos sent out to planetary body M-8322 to investigate and neutralize the remainders of a still mostly-unidentified alien threat. But what you find there may very well change the course of history...





Prepare your team to face every situation! An in-depth squad management system with complex character attributes and skills, detailed combat mechanics, and elaborate inventory system. Hundreds of weapons & gadgets are available to suit your playstyle.

  • Class-free skill system with many passive abilities
  • Melee and ranged weapons with various types of ammunition
  • Hacking tools, mines, turrets and other deployable solutions, armor and weapon upgrades





Explore and fight in interactable and fully destructible environments. Rearrange the battlefield, build barricades, avoid and exploit environmental hazards, lay traps, trigger chain reactions, seal airlocks, or break through walls—but be warned, your enemies have the same capabilities.



Flush with game modes, you can push your skills to their limits with random and fully customizable Single Missions or challenging, multi-mission operations with unique goals; build, maintain and defend a functional outpost in the Defend the Base mode! Discover a multi-layered difficulty level system that guarantees challenging and engaging gameplay tailored to your taste. Don’t want to defy the horde on your own? Venture into co-op multiplayer and face the threat in classic hot-seat or use Steam's "Remote Play Together" feature to bring a fellow soldier online.



The final version of the game will also include a full, open-ended campaign mode with an adaptive storyline.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

Realistic Violence (between Humans and fictional Aliens)
Realistic Bloodshed
Gore
Mild Language
Comical Shenanigans

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel i5 4th gen., AMD Ryzen 3
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia 1060 / AMD Radeon 380X, 4 GB dedicated VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 12 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Not required
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard+mouse required
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel i5 9th gen., AMD Ryzen 5
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia 2060 / AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT, 8 GB dedicated VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 12 GB available space

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