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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
Battle Brothers2017WindowsOverhype Studios ...
XCOM 22016Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One2K Games, Inc.4.77
Jagged Alliance: Flashback2014Linux, Macintosh, WindowsbitComposer Entertainment AG4.00
Xenonauts2014Linux, Macintosh, WindowsGoldhawk Interactive...
Space Hulk2013iPad, Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, Wii U, WindowsHoplite Research, LLC...
Jagged Alliance: Back in Action2012Linux, Macintosh, WindowsbitComposer Entertainment AG2.86
XCOM: Enemy Unknown2012Android, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One2K Games, Inc.3.88
Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land2012Android, iPad, iPhone, WindowsRed Wasp Design...
UFO: Afterlight2007WindowsTopWare Interactive, Inc.3.59
Hired Guns: The Jagged Edge2007WindowsGame Factory Interactive Ltd.2.95
Warhammer 40,000: Squad Command2007Nintendo DS, PSPTHQ Inc....
UFO: Aftershock2005WindowsTri Synergy, Inc.2.83
Jagged Alliance 2: Wildfire2004WindowsStrategy First, Inc.3.60
UFO: Aftermath2003WindowsTri Synergy, Inc.3.11
Jagged Alliance 2: Unfinished Business2000Macintosh, WindowsInterplay Entertainment Corp.3.55
Starship Troopers: Terran Ascendancy2000WindowsMicroProse Software, Inc.3.66
Avalon Hill's Squad Leader2000WindowsMicroProse Software, Inc.2.38
Jagged Alliance 21999Linux, Macintosh, WindowsTalonSoft, Inc.3.97
Hidden & Dangerous1999Dreamcast, PlayStation, WindowsTalonSoft, Inc.2.81
Soldiers at War1998WindowsStrategic Simulations, Inc.2.70
Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate1998WindowsStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.89
Incubation: Hidden Worlds1998WindowsBlue Byte Studio GmbH...
Incubation: The Wilderness Missions1997WindowsBlue Byte Studio GmbH...
Incubation: Time is Running Out1997WindowsBlue Byte Software GmbH3.84
Incubation: Battle Isle Phase Vier (Limitierte Exclusiv Edition)1997WindowsBlue Byte Software GmbH...
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Selected Covers

UFO: Aftermath Windows Front Cover
Front cover for UFO: Aftermath
Soldiers at War Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Soldiers at War

Selected Screenshots

Title Screen
Screenshot from UFO: Aftermath
Main screen
Screenshot from Soldiers at War
Unconscious members of your squad need to be carried, if you wish to extract early. But this happens very seldom.
Screenshot from XCOM 2
Game group created by Cantillon (17176), additional games added to group by S Olafsson (39283), karnak1 (16), Sciere (552769), Terok Nor (27332) and Игги Друге (46409)