Capes Reviews

Capes is ranked in the 67th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
8 / 10.0
Jun 18, 2024

I love Capes. It’s a great game and it’s staggering just how much they got right, especially just how gripping the characters and narrative were. A massive shout-out to the writers for that. That said, it’s significantly lacking in a few areas especially when compared to similar titles. Capes is going to satisfy the hole in your life that calls out for comic books and strategy games for a good while. I do hope a sequel comes around and the developers get really wild with the team-ups, locations, and superheroes. But even if what we have now isn't perfect, it could be a fantastic origin story for this series.

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Dan Stapleton
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
May 29, 2024

Capes is a clever and challenging tactics game with a clear love of the superhero comics that inspired it. And no one actually wears a cape.

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80 / 100
May 24, 2024

An awkward story doesn't hold Capes back from being one of the best turn-based strategy games of recent years.

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8 / 10
May 24, 2024

Capes is a valiant effort at a relatively unique idea, one that I personally have wanted since I heard Midnight Sons would have a card-based attack system. It isn't perfect, it could do with a little more polish, and it's occasionally a bit frustrating, but it's deep, challenging and the story is enjoyable enough if you like comic books' campy style. Considering this is Spitfire Interactive's debut game, it has absolutely convinced me to keep an eye on their future projects.

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4 / 5.0
May 24, 2024

With its vibrant visuals, intricate gameplay mechanics and a narrative that both entertains and provokes thought, Capes sets itself up as a memorable addition to the superhero genre. While there are minor audio-visual sync issues and balance quirks in the combat system, the overall experience is overwhelmingly positive. This game promises hours of engaging gameplay and delivers a powerful commentary on control and resistance in a dystopian future.

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7.5 / 10.0
May 25, 2024

Capes is a solid turn-based strategy title that has some great ideas in the fight, and more often than not keeps things exciting.

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8 / 10
May 24, 2024

Despite some visual shortfalls, Capes is a very solid turn-based strategy game that takes the best bits of XCOM 2 and gives it the superhero treatment. The tactical gameplay will have you thinking of the best way to position your growing roster of heroes on each turn to help you save King City from the nefarious Company. Even a predictable plot doesn't undermine how well-balanced and fun Capes is to play. Strategy and comic book fans will find plenty to enjoy here.

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5 / 10.0
Jun 12, 2024

Capes has a really neat idea for sure, superheroes are still the hot thing and putting them in a tactical game is a cool idea. Unfortunately, the execution here was less than stellar; lackluster voice acting, dull combat, and heroes that frankly just don’t feel heroic. If you are looking for heroic, tactical action you’d be better off looking elsewhere; this isn’t the game you’re looking for.

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8.3 / 10.0
May 24, 2024

Capes is the perfect game for those looking for a level of challenge similar to that of any XCOM. Fun, complex and colourful, at times the game becomes very difficult, requiring more and more attention from the player, but if taken calmly, Capes can offer many emotions and hours of fun.

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6 / 10
May 24, 2024

Capes mostly overcomes its cliches, lack of customization, and limited scope thanks to its strategic gameplay that will test the mettle of even the most hardened of turn-based tactics veterans.

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81%
May 31, 2024

Capes uses a clever twist on team skills and discrete abilities to offer a solid, tactical turn-based RPG evoking Bronze-Age era superhero tales.

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The Outerhaven Productions
Getselious
Top Critic
May 24, 2024

Capes is a solid take on tactic-based gameplay in the world of superheroes. It can be a tad short but it's a great time throughout!

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7 / 10.0
May 24, 2024

Capes is a good enough game, but lacks the necessary distinction to go up, up and away.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 6, 2024

Capes is clearly designed to appeal to anyone who has played and liked X-COM and its tactical puzzles. The game successfully moves the action to a universe featuring superheroes. I liked the theme, although the developers don’t do much new with it. Unfortunately, the presentation, especially the graphics, isn’t as good as the mechanics.

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7 / 10.0
Jun 8, 2024

A fun turn-based tactics game about superheroes. It's not as beautiful as Midnight Suns, and its characters aren't as likable. But tons of puzzle-like levels where you are supposed to effectively use your team's strengths are very engaging.

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8 / 10.0
May 31, 2024

Overall, Capes is just fun. If you like XCOM but wanted your heroes to have more power from the get-go, Capes scratches that itch incredibly well. The by-the-numbers plot and somewhat-thin characters hold it back slightly, but the title is engaging enough to keep you invested in the next fun stage or exciting boss fight. It's a great example of how the XCOM formula still has plenty of life in it, as long as you're willing to look at things from a different angle.

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2.5 / 5.0
Jun 12, 2024

Those looking for a new superhero strategy game will get some enjoyment out of Capes, but could easily find themselves hoping there was more to it.

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Loved
Jun 13, 2024

Capes lacks the epic grandeur of XCOM 2 or the sheer scale of Midnight Suns, and some may rue the lack of a strategic layer. Nevertheless, Spitfire Interactive have delivered some extremely engaging battles in a new, likeable superhero setting. Plus, there is something to be said for a tactics game which can be tackled in a shorter time. All fans of the genre should definitely check out this superheroic showdown.

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6 / 10.0
Jun 4, 2024

Capes isn’t so much a super-powered version of XCOM as it is a mediocre XCOM clone that happens to feature superheroes – and there is a difference, as this game illustrates.

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8 / 10.0
May 31, 2024
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