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Summary: Code Name S.T.E.A.M. is not a terrible game according to critics. They say it is a competent strategy game that offers some new ideas, however that it can be rather mundane at times

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Available on:Nintendo 3DSMar 13, 2015

Developer: Intelligent Systems

Publisher: Nintendo

Genre: Action

Launch S.T.E.A.M., an elite team of steam-powered special-forces soldiers, to save the world from an alien menace. In this new blend of action and strategy, our commandos use steam power stored in special backpacks to move into position and fire an arsenal of distinct weapons. Pick your team members and load out, then use strategy to decide the best way to approach this steampunk-inspired battlefield. Command a strike team of unexpected heroes - assembled by Abraham Lincoln himself - to defend Earth against an alien invasion. Harness the power of steam to scout, surprise, and annihilate enemies in this star-spangled blend of turn-based strategy and action gameplay. Only you can outwit and outgun this otherworldly threat. Take ‘em out, agents. From the creators of the critically-acclaimed Fire Emblem and Advance Wars series comes a new take on tactical strategy. Battle through globe-spanning, alien-infested battlefields using a customizable four-member team comprised of diverse characters including folk-hero John Henry, adventurous Tom Sawyer and, the lion from Oz? Each character has a unique weapon and ability, so you’ll have to strategically manage their steam gauges as you take cover, set up ambushes, and unleash powerful counter-attacks. It’s up to you to decide the best way to use your available steam power to perform heroic actions. It’s Lincoln versus aliens and I wouldn’t want to be the aliens.

Code Name S.T.E.A.M. Reviews

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This is the strangest, most wilful game Intelligent Systems has ever made - and that's part of its greatness.

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7.9 / 10.0

Code Name STEAM is a strange hybrid of turn-based tactics and action, but its simple mechanics create plenty of head-scratching decisions in single or multiplayer. Carefully selecting my squad and positioning them for maximum effect on the battlefield is tense and satisfying, even when I end up watching my goofy team crumble under a brutal counter attack.

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This fresh take on tactics games adds a bit of steam, folklore, and shooter action to the turn-based combat. Plus, it's hard to pass up the crazy premise of Abe Lincoln fighting aliens.

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The ingredients are there for a transcendent action strategy but the reality is that Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. is disappointingly mundane and only fitfully entertaining.

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