Into The Breach Reviews
Subset Games has delivered one of the tightest strategy games we've ever seen.
Into the Breach borrows confidently from FTL's successes, but differentiates itself as a tight, highly replayable tactics game built around avoiding non-combatant casualties and collateral damage.
The simple presentation belies a deep and engaging gameplay loop that unfolds over multiple playthroughs, as new unlocks completely change required tactics
The follow-up to FTL is just as punishing - and just as elegant.
Exacting, agonising, challenging, and intensely rewarding, Into the Breach delivers in the tiniest package the most perfectly formed tactics around.
If you play PC video games at all whatsoever, buy Into the Breach.
It may be a hard game, but the temptation to improve was irresistible. I didn't want to stop playing.
The wide variety of mech and pilot abilities make Into The Breach's tactical combat deep, satisfying, and replayable. Every turn creates a new complex puzzle, and though sometimes there's no perfect solution, finding the best way to minimize damage creates frequent eureka moments as you learn to make the most of the abilities you're given to work with. It's a small-looking tactics game that's kept me playing more intently than most big ones.
I cannot currently think of any reason why I would ever uninstall Into The Breach
This turn-based game is worth every penny: the developers have created a superb and minimalistic strategy game, which has an excellent system of achievements making you crave for more and more and more... Remember – defeat is only a beginning and the satisfaction is great!
Review in Polish | Read full review
An almost perfectly formed strategy game, that hides near infinite variety and depth beneath its deceptively simple presentation.
This 8-bit gaming triumph proves you don't need overly complicated mechanics or 3D graphics to provide a stellar strategy experience.
Into the Breach is brilliant in how it approaches the strategy game genre. By giving the player all the information they need, it's easy to see where exactly you went wrong, and what you could've done to prevent it.
Subset has taken positional play in turn-based tactics to its extreme. The result is at once unique, accessible, and mindbending. Every round is a newly created puzzle with perfectly pitched difficulty, and that is seriously impressive design.
With Into the Breach Subset Games rewrites the tactical gameplay rulebook by removing most of its pages. In doing so, it has created a superlative strategy game.
Into the Breach provides the same satisfaction on a smaller scale. It’s turn-based tactics distilled, a bite-sized version that still manages to have deep and complicated combat systems to discover within its otherwise-limited scope. Turns out, that’s exactly what I want.
Not like other SLG, pushing is much more important than damage in Into the Breach. Your strategies must change a lot to fit the new rules, which makes the game interesting and unique. Besides, you can find roguelike elements, a great variety of mechs, and challenging enemies in it too. It is definitely one of the biggest surprise you can get these days.
Review in Chinese | Read full review
A good roguelite strategic game with focus on tactics and on the rise of the personal ability. Unfortunately there are same balancing problems, but nothing that could ruin the experience.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Pitting giant mechs against alien bugs, this winningly focused post-apocalyptic spree eschews resource management in favour of living moment by moment