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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.

Limitations
  • 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
Gears Tactics2020Windows, Windows AppsXbox Game Studios...
XCOM: Chimera Squad2020Windows2K Games, Inc....
Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus - Heretek2019Linux, Macintosh, WindowsKasedo Games...
Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus2018Linux, Macintosh, WindowsKasedo Games...
Battle Brothers2017WindowsOverhype Studios ...
XCOM 22016Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One2K Games, Inc.4.57
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.3.91
Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land2012Android, iPad, iPhone, WindowsRed Wasp Design...
Warhammer 40,000: Squad Command2007Nintendo DS, PSPTHQ Inc....
Hired Guns: The Jagged Edge2007WindowsGame Factory Interactive Ltd.2.95
UFO: Afterlight2007WindowsTopWare Interactive, Inc.3.59
UFO: Aftershock2005WindowsTri Synergy, Inc.2.83
Jagged Alliance 2: Wildfire2004WindowsStrategy First, Inc.3.60
UFO: Aftermath2003WindowsTri Synergy, Inc.3.11
Avalon Hill's Squad Leader2000WindowsMicroProse Software, Inc.2.38
Starship Troopers: Terran Ascendancy2000WindowsMicroProse Software, Inc.3.66
Jagged Alliance 2: Unfinished Business2000Macintosh, WindowsInterplay Entertainment Corp.3.63
Jagged Alliance 21999Linux, Macintosh, WindowsTalonSoft, Inc.3.97
Hidden & Dangerous1999Dreamcast, PlayStation, WindowsTalonSoft, Inc.2.81
Incubation: Hidden Worlds1998WindowsBlue Byte Studio GmbH...
Soldiers at War1998WindowsStrategic Simulations, Inc.2.70
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Selected Covers

Space Hulk Linux Front Cover
Front cover for Space Hulk

Selected Screenshots

Game group created by Cantillon (24970), additional games added to group by S Olafsson (47045), リカルド・フィリペ (307727), karnak1 (16), Sciere (645655), Terok Nor (29135), Игги Друге (46367) and Viktor Kovacs (15)