Gameplay Feature: Squad Management

Group Description

Games where the player controls a party, team, or squad of controllable characters, which may either be controlled individually or as a group for the purposes of military or equivalent primarily combat-oriented gameplay. This group usually (not always) consists of non-unique squad members (e.g. generic facial portrait, etc.), each of whom may die permanently and be replaced by hiring new members.

Hiring new members usually consists of a recruitment roster or its equivalent. Although a squad may consist of a limited number of squad members, additional members may be still be recruited and put into reserve. Reserved squad members may also be subject to additional training or placed there to heal injuries sustained during active missions.

Note: This is not a game group used to describe tactical squad games or whatever they're called.

  • Games where additional party members are only accessible via story or game progression should be excluded from this game group. A sizeable recruitment roster of new party members must be accessible to the player at any time during the game.
  • Games where all party or squad members cannot die (e.g. are only subject to injury) or where their death triggers an end game should be excluded from this game group. This requirement may be excluded for games that have one or more unique heroes, as long as said game has a majority of recruitable party members that are still subject to permanent death.

    Hybrids of this requirement include the Jagged Alliance series, where all squad members are unique (though still subject to permanent death) or where the death of the main hero triggers an end game. In The Last Remnant, squad members may include both unique and generic party members, where only unique party members are immune from permanent death.
  • Sport management games should be excluded from this game group.

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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
XCOM 22016Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One2K Games, Inc.4.73
Jagged Alliance: Flashback2014Linux, Macintosh, WindowsbitComposer Entertainment AG3.96
Xenonauts2014Linux, Macintosh, WindowsGoldhawk Interactive...
XCOM: Enemy Unknown2012Android, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 3602K Games, Inc.3.85
Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land2012Android, iPad, iPhone, WindowsRed Wasp Design...
Jagged Alliance: Back in Action2012Linux, Macintosh, WindowsbitComposer Entertainment AG2.86
UFO: Afterlight2007WindowsTopWare Interactive, Inc.3.64
Hired Guns: The Jagged Edge2007WindowsGame Factory Interactive Ltd.2.95
UFO: Aftershock2005WindowsTri Synergy, Inc.2.70
Jagged Alliance 2: Wildfire2004WindowsStrategy First, Inc.3.60
UFO: Aftermath2003WindowsTri Synergy, Inc.3.10
Starship Troopers: Terran Ascendancy2000WindowsMicroProse Software, Inc.3.66
Jagged Alliance 2: Unfinished Business2000WindowsInterplay Entertainment Corp.3.54
Hidden & Dangerous1999Dreamcast, PlayStation, WindowsTalonSoft, Inc.2.78
Jagged Alliance 21999Linux, WindowsTalonSoft, Inc.3.97
Wages of War: The Business of Battle1996WindowsNew World Computing, Inc.4.14
Deadline1996DOSNova Spring...
Jagged Alliance: Deadly Games1996DOS, WindowsSir-tech Software, Inc.4.00
X-COM: Unknown Terror1996DOSMicroProse Ltd....
Jagged Alliance1995DOS, Nintendo DSi, WindowsSir-tech Software, Inc.3.94
X-COM: Terror from the Deep1995DOS, PlayStation, WindowsMicroProse Software, Inc.4.07
Syndicate1994Genesis, SEGA CD, SNESOcean Software Ltd.3.25
Cannon Fodder 21994Amiga, DOS, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsVirgin Interactive Entertainment, Inc.3.91
X-COM: UFO Defense1994Amiga, Amiga CD32, DOS, PlayStation, WindowsMicroProse Software, Inc.4.02
Cannon Fodder19933DO, Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, Amiga CD32, Atari ST, DOS, Game Boy Color, Genesis, J2ME, Jaguar, Linux, Macintosh, SNES, Symbian, WindowsCodemasters Software Company Limited, The3.70
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Selected Covers

Xenonauts Linux Front Cover 2014 cover
Front cover for Xenonauts
Syndicate Genesis Front Cover
Front cover for Syndicate
Hidden & Dangerous Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Hidden & Dangerous
X-COM: UFO Defense DOS Front Cover
Front cover for X-COM: UFO Defense
Deadline DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Deadline

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Xenonauts
Game title screen.
Screenshot from Syndicate
Game selections
Screenshot from Hidden & Dangerous
Opening Titles
Screenshot from X-COM: UFO Defense
Title screen
Screenshot from Deadline
Game group created by Cantillon (14410), additional games added to group by karnak1 (16), Sciere (501970), Terok Nor (26228) and Игги Друге (46468)