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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
Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters2022WindowsFrontier Developments plc...
Gears Tactics2020Windows, Windows Apps, Xbox One, Xbox SeriesXbox Game Studios...
Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus2020Android, iPad, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox OneKalypso Media GmbH...
Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus - Heretek2019Linux, Macintosh, WindowsKasedo Games...
Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus2018Linux, Macintosh, WindowsKasedo Games...
Battle Brothers2017Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One, Xbox SeriesUkiyo Publishing Limited...
XCOM 22016Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One2K Games, Inc.4.32
Dead State: Reanimated2015WindowsDoubleBear Productions...
Xenonauts2014Linux, Macintosh, WindowsGoldhawk Interactive...
Jagged Alliance: Flashback2014Linux, Macintosh, WindowsbitComposer Entertainment AG4.00
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 Design3.10
Warhammer 40,000: Squad Command2007Nintendo DS, PSPTHQ Inc....
Hired Guns: The Jagged Edge2007WindowsGame Factory Interactive Ltd.2.95
UFO: Afterlight2007WindowsTopWare Interactive, Inc.3.61
UFO: Aftershock2005WindowsTri Synergy, Inc.2.83
Jagged Alliance 2: Wildfire2004WindowsStrategy First, Inc.3.60
UFO: Aftermath2003WindowsTri Synergy, Inc.3.11
Starship Troopers2000WindowsMicroProse Software, Inc.3.66
Jagged Alliance 2: Unfinished Business2000Macintosh, WindowsInterplay Entertainment Corp.3.63
Avalon Hill's Squad Leader2000WindowsMicroProse Software, Inc.2.82
Jagged Alliance 21999Linux, Macintosh, WindowsTalonSoft, Inc.3.97
Hidden & Dangerous1999Dreamcast, PlayStation, WindowsTalonSoft, Inc.2.87
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Selected Covers

Starship Troopers Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Starship Troopers
UFO: Aftershock Windows Front Cover
Front cover for UFO: Aftershock

Selected Screenshots

The main menu perfectly shows the feel of the game: part of the book mixed with a lot of the movie.
Screenshot from Starship Troopers
Main Menu
Screenshot from UFO: Aftershock
Game group created by Cantillon (50985), additional games added to group by Plok (81361), S Olafsson (53662), Rik Hideto (461109), karnak1 (16), Sciere (779803), Terok Nor (32351), Игги Друге (46314) and Viktor Kovacs (15)
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