The year is 1983. The world teeters on the verge of destruction as the Cold War tightens its icy grip. East or West: trust no one, question everything. The fate of humanity rests in your hands as you pit spy versus spy in tactical Phantom Doctrine.
Recent Reviews:
Mixed (40) - 67% of the 40 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (1,403) - 72% of the 1,403 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Aug 14, 2018
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February 14

Phantom Doctrine Full Clearance Update 1.1 granted!



Phantom Doctrine Full Clearance Update 1.1

Greetings, Agents!

We are back with another patch for Phantom Doctrine, this time introducing Update 1.1! :steamhappy:

You will finally be able to alter the foundations of your spy agency by meddling with our declassified parameter sheets, and include some of your own ideas, based on a guide we've put together for you. Update 1.1 also includes additional Investigation Board content, improved support for ultrawide resolutions, minor improvements and bugfixes listed below.

As always, we sincerely hope that you'll enjoy the new possibilities, and the entire Team wants to express its gratitude for your ongoing support. Stay vigilant, Agents!

Mod support
  • A plethora of game parameters can now be accessed and modded via .csv files to provide new gameplay experience with Phantom Doctrine
  • Custom agent portraits can be loaded into the game
  • Standard enemies can have their outfit presets changed
  • You may modify images, texts and parameters of the existing sidestories or even create your new sidestory events to add some interesting context to the main plot
  • You may modify all in-game text or create your own localization, however, it will be a bit more tricky

All the details concerning modding and localization can be found here.

Improvements & added content
  • Additional variants of Investigation Board snippets and new satellite photos
  • Improvements to the already available names and surnames for Agents of various nationalities, and addition of new ones for more variety
  • Cabal and Beholder Agents were subject to some body engineering treatments and had their stats balanced
  • The Point of Interest popup on the World Map now displays the maximum number of Agents that may embark on a given Assault Mission
  • Agents carrying bodies have been trained to open and close doors on demand
  • VFX tweaks for weapon muzzle flashes and explosions

Bugfixes:
  • The "plant explosives" mission type is now always loaded with the appropriate non-story levels
  • Bargain ability Damage Threshold tooltip is now consistent with the actual boosted value (50DT instead of 200DT)
  • Alt-tabbing while having the gamepad selected as the primary input device no longer causes the game to receive additional input from the mouse
  • Workshop’s crafting assignment button states should now be more consistent with other facilities
  • Tiles no longer guarded by enemy units after the effect of the Distract ability fades are not marked as dangerous anymore
  • Fixed: The issue of agents being sometimes blurred out in the Forger’s Agent Customization screen
  • The game can now be launched also in 3840x1080, 3440x1440 and 2560x1080 resolutions, providing proper access to the Main Menu
  • All loading screens should be now properly displayed in ultrawide resolutions
  • All Investigation Board files and snippets regardless of the chosen language are now properly displayed and accessible also in the 1280x1024 resolution
  • Fixed: A rare occurrence in which enemy agents who were supposed to enable the CCTV systems were not only disabling them, but also hijacking the game camera altogether, resulting in a softlock
  • Various text and localization fixes

If you encounter any issues, wish to chat about Phantom Doctrine or just poke the Devs, our Official Discord Server is where we’ll keep hanging out.
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January 9

Phantom Doctrine Patch 1.0.9 Goes Live!


Phantom Doctrine Patch 1.0.9

Greetings, Agents!

This time we're back with some additional content to spice up tactical side missions and provide you with some more insight on various mechanics and features in Phantom Doctrine. Also, we fixed some of the issues kindly reported by you, for which we're very grateful. You may review all of the changes below. Thank you very much for your ongoing support and now we're getting back to work, as more is in store. :steamhappy:

Improvements & added content
  • New variations of side missions throughout the entire campaign. They were added to the random pool of the following mission types:
    • Ambush
    • Conspiracy Cell
    • Enemy Recon
    • Informer Assassination
  • An in-game encyclopedia, full of information and hints regarding all aspects of gameplay in Phantom Doctrine. It’s available from the main menu as well as from the pause menu during strategic and tactical play
Bugfixes:
  • Fixed: endless black screen during the first launch of the game
  • The interface can no longer be locked by bringing up the pause menu at the exact moment a panel on the world map opens
  • The “ASSIGN” tooltip will no longer appear in all free slots at the same time on the Loadout screen after entering a secret cheat code on the gamepad ;)
  • Fixed: buttons on the Loadout screen are no longer assigned to both the support powers list and to unassigning agents / unequipping gear
  • Suppressors have been slightly adjusted for a better fit on some weapons
  • An enemy agent with the “Cabal Sleeper Agent” influence perk will correctly join the player’s team when combat is triggered in the first turn
  • Enemy agents correctly appear on the POI screen from a tactical mission which ends in failure
  • Minor text fixes
If you encounter any issues, wish to chat about Phantom Doctrine or just poke the Devs, our Official Discord Server is always the best place to visit.
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Reviews

“There is a lot to admire, with a single-player campaign taking about 40 hours to complete, full of varied and interesting mainline missions and procedurally-generated side content.”
9/10 – Gamespot

“Phantom Doctrine is a life-consuming espionage simulator, offering a deeply complex cluster of systems to explore. Its turn-based tactics gameplay is a feat of engineering that will offer players many hours of combat thrills and stealth schemes.”
9.5/10 – TechRaptor

“To say this is essential strategy gaming is an understatement.”
5/5 – Strategy Gamer

Digital Deluxe Edition


The Phantom Doctrine Deluxe Edition includes the game, a Digital copy of its full Original Soundtrack, and its comprehensive Digital Artbook. The full Phantom Doctrine Original Digital Soundtrack includes all of the riveting tracks composed by celebrated Composer and Sound Designers Marcin Przybyłowicz (The Witcher series, Hard West) and Jan Sanejko. All tracks are provided as High Quality MP3, and FLAC files.

Official Manual Now Available

The Official Phantom Doctrine Manual is now available for everyone. This digital manual breaks down the game's key mechanics, provides more information about its story, and includes useful tips & tricks which can help any agent turn the tide of battle in their favour. It’s available for online viewing or as a PDF download from the following link: https://store.steampowered.com/manual/559100

About This Game

Phantom Doctrine is a strategic turn-based espionage thriller set at the peak of the Cold War. Drawing on a wide variety of influences and capturing the subtle intrigue of classic spy films, the game thrust the player into a mysterious world of covert operations, counterintelligence, conspiracy and paranoia.

As leader of a secret organization known only as The Cabal, you are charged with preventing a global conspiracy that seeks to pit leader against leader, and nation against nation. By carrying out secret missions, investigating classified files, and interrogating enemy agents, a sinister plot is uncovered. With the clock ticking, it must be thwarted in order to save the world from an unthinkable fate.

Features


  • A Deep Single Player Story Campaign: the 40+ hour Single player campaign mode features a rich gripping plot woven with numerous historical events and characters to bring the terrifying reality of the Cold War to life from a unique perspective.
  • Next-generation turn-based combat: offers unprecedented flexibility of movement and actions, including variable Overwatch modes and assault-oriented Breach ability.
  • Expanded battlefield: assets can be positioned around the world, enabling you to call for assistance in the heat of battle. But the enemy can also bring in reinforcements, including heavy weapons and even air support. Don’t bring a knife to a gunfight.



  • Knowledge is power: Improve your chances of success by infiltrating mission locations with undercover operatives. Attempt to stay one step ahead of enemy agents, who are also preparing to spring their own devious traps.
  • Lurk in the shadows with fully-fledged stealth gameplay: Clandestine operations can be completed with muffled weapons, silent takedowns and cutting edge Cold War technology.
  • Take charge of the crucial counterintelligence operation: Recruit from both the KGB and the CIA, the criminal fraternity, or even utilise the unique talents of subjects of secret government experiments. Weapons, resources and contacts can be secured around the globe, enabling you to command from afar. But if the situation requires a hands-on approach, you will be locked, loaded and ready to fight.



  • Innovative Investigation Board: Utilizing a classic pinboard and string approach, the Investigation Board is the hub from where cases, locations and individuals can be researched to reveal new missions, resources and technologies. In Phantom Doctrine, investigation and intel is an active and vital element of success.
  • Multiplayer Battles: lose friends and make new enemies in ruthless online multiplayer matches. Experience the deviousness and lethality of Phantom Doctrine in accessible 1v1 skirmishes.
  • Utilize ruthless Technology: New capabilities can either be stolen from the enemy or researched, and then ruthlessly used to your advantage. Often experimental and morally dubious, brainwashing, interrogation, body engineering and chemical enhancement are all fair game as you extract information by any means necessary.
  • Fully customizable character creation: Operatives can be customized each time they need a new identity. Change their appearance, forge their documents, train them in the deadly arts and send them back into the field.



  • Carefully Designed hand-crafted levels: Combining the best of both worlds: the quality of large, hand-designed maps and meticulous, smart design ensuring visual and gameplay variety. Travel the world of the 1980s in the grip of the Cold War on both sides of the Iron Curtain.
  • Replayable modular campaign: a wide array of mechanics ensures markedly different playthroughs. A unique experience is guaranteed by randomly generated character names and backgrounds, algorithmically populated and adapted maps, and randomized intelligence snippets.
  • A spy thriller from two different points of view: Play as either a former KGB counterintelligence operative or a renegade CIA wet work commando. Each has to come to terms with the truth and challenge the global conspiracy. Complete the campaign to be rewarded with an additional protagonist in Extended Playthrough.
  • No mission is too big or too small: whether infiltrating a busy government facility to clinically assassinate a target, or mounting a full frontal assault on an enemy base. With optional objectives linked to a mission’s complexity, as well as loot and intelligence to collect, every decision has an impact.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

This Game may contain content not appropriate for all ages, or may not be appropriate for viewing at work: Frequent Violence or Gore, General Mature Content

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i3-2100 / AMD Phenom II X4 965 or equivalent
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 550 Ti / Intel HD 620 / Radeon HD 5770
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 35 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Online connection required for Multiplayer
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-4670K / AMD FX-8320 or equivalent
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 960 / Radeon R9 290X
    • Additional Notes: Online connection required for Multiplayer

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