Game Groups > Gameplay feature: Squad management

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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Title Released Platforms Genres Moby Score
box cover thumbnail 911 Operator 2017 Linux, Windows (+7 more) Simulation
6.7
box cover thumbnail Aliens: Dark Descent 2023 Windows, PlayStation 4 (+3 more) Strategy / tactics
7.4
box cover thumbnail Avalon Hill's Squad Leader 2000 Windows Strategy / tactics
5.3
box cover thumbnail Battle Brothers 2017 Windows, PlayStation 4 (+3 more) Strategy / tactics
7.5
box cover thumbnail Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land 2012 iPhone, Windows (+2 more) Strategy / tactics
6.8
box cover thumbnail Cannon Fodder 1993 DOS, Linux (+14 more) Action, Strategy / tactics
7.8
box cover thumbnail Cannon Fodder 2 1994 DOS, Amiga (+3 more) Action, Strategy / tactics
7.5
box cover thumbnail Dead State: Reanimated 2015 Windows Strategy, Role-playing (RPG)
n/a
box cover thumbnail Deadline 1996 DOS Action, Strategy / tactics
5.6
box cover thumbnail Gears Tactics 2020 Windows, Windows Apps (+2 more) Strategy / tactics
7.9
box cover thumbnail Hidden & Dangerous 1999 Windows, PlayStation (+1 more) Action, Strategy / tactics
6.9
box cover thumbnail Hired Guns: The Jagged Edge 2007 Windows Strategy / tactics
6.3
box cover thumbnail Incubation: The Wilderness Missions 1998 Windows Add-on
7.6
box cover thumbnail Incubation: Time is Running Out 1997 Windows Strategy / tactics
7.9
box cover thumbnail Infested Fortress 2023 Windows Strategy
n/a
box cover thumbnail Jagged Alliance 1995 DOS, Windows (+4 more) Strategy / tactics, Role-playing (RPG)
7.8
box cover thumbnail Jagged Alliance 2 1999 Windows, Linux (+1 more) Strategy / tactics, Role-playing (RPG)
8.2
box cover thumbnail Jagged Alliance 2: Unfinished Business 2000 Windows, Macintosh Strategy / tactics, Role-playing (RPG)
7.2
box cover thumbnail Jagged Alliance 2: Wildfire 2004 Windows, Macintosh (+1 more) Strategy / tactics, Role-playing (RPG)
7.1
box cover thumbnail Jagged Alliance 3 2023 Windows, PlayStation 4 (+3 more) Strategy / tactics, Role-playing (RPG)
8.1
box cover thumbnail Jagged Alliance: Back in Action 2012 Windows, Linux (+1 more) Strategy / tactics
6.3
box cover thumbnail Jagged Alliance: Deadly Games 1996 DOS, Windows (+2 more) Strategy / tactics, Role-playing (RPG)
7.8
box cover thumbnail Jagged Alliance: Flashback 2014 Linux, Windows (+1 more) Strategy / tactics
5.7
box cover thumbnail Laser Squad 1988 Amiga, DOS (+6 more) Strategy / tactics
7.7
box cover thumbnail Laser Squad: Nemesis 2002 Windows Strategy
7.0
box cover thumbnail Rebelstar 1986 ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC Strategy
7.4
box cover thumbnail Rebelstar II: Alien Encounter 1988 ZX Spectrum Strategy
n/a
box cover thumbnail Rebelstar Raiders 1984 ZX Spectrum Strategy
n/a
box cover thumbnail Rebelstar: Tactical Command 2005 Game Boy Advance Strategy / tactics, Role-playing (RPG)
7.5
box cover thumbnail Sabre Team 1992 Amiga, DOS (+4 more) Strategy / tactics
7.2
box cover thumbnail Shadowfire 1985 Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum (+1 more) Adventure, Role-playing (RPG)
7.7
box cover thumbnail Soldiers at War 1998 Windows Strategy / tactics
6.1
box cover thumbnail Space Crusade 1992 DOS, Amiga (+4 more) Strategy / tactics
7.1
box cover thumbnail Space Hulk 2013 Windows, iPad (+6 more) Strategy / tactics
6.2
box cover thumbnail Space Hulk 1993 DOS, Amiga (+1 more) Action, Strategy / tactics
7.2
box cover thumbnail Starship Troopers 2000 Windows Action, Strategy
7.0
box cover thumbnail Syndicate 1993 DOS, Windows (+7 more) Action, Strategy / tactics
7.9
box cover thumbnail Syndicate 1994 SNES, Genesis (+1 more) Action, Strategy / tactics
7.1
box cover thumbnail Syndicate Wars 1996 DOS, Windows (+4 more) Action, Strategy / tactics
7.7
box cover thumbnail UFO: Afterlight 2007 Windows Strategy / tactics
7.2
box cover thumbnail UFO: Aftermath 2003 Windows Strategy / tactics
6.7
box cover thumbnail UFO: Aftershock 2005 Windows Strategy / tactics
6.7
box cover thumbnail Wages of War: The Business of Battle 1996 Windows Strategy
6.8
box cover thumbnail Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate 1998 Windows Strategy / tactics
7.3
box cover thumbnail Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters 2022 Windows Strategy / tactics
7.6
box cover thumbnail Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus 2018 Windows, Linux (+1 more) Strategy / tactics
7.7
box cover thumbnail Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus 2020 PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch (+3 more) Strategy / tactics
n/a
box cover thumbnail Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus - Heretek 2019 Windows, Linux (+1 more) DLC / Add-on
n/a
box cover thumbnail Warhammer 40,000: Squad Command 2007 PSP, Nintendo DS Strategy
6.6
box cover thumbnail X-COM: Terror from the Deep 1995 DOS, Windows (+1 more) Strategy / tactics
8.2

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