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Phantom Doctrine

CreativeForge Games, Good Shepherd Entertainment
Aug 14, 2018 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5

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Critics Recommend

7.4 / 10
PC Gamer
62 / 100
Metro GameCentral
7 / 10
Game Informer
8 / 10
9 / 10
8 / 10
God is a Geek
7.5 / 10
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Phantom Doctrine - Launch Trailer

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Phantom Doctrine - Mission Debriefing Trailer

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Phantom Doctrine - Cinematic Release Date Trailer

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Critic Reviews for Phantom Doctrine


7.4 / 10.0
Mike Epstein

The campaign itself can feel drawn out at times thanks to a less-than-stellar story and some obviously recycled content, but there's a real thrill in executing covert missions and putting all the pieces together like a master spy.

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A promising setting and clever systems are let down by simple enemies, simpler characters, and strange balancing.

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Metro GameCentral

7 / 10
Metro GameCentral

An inspired XCOM clone, whose spy movie atmosphere inspires an emphasis on stealth rather than action – which is a good job given the somewhat flawed combat.

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Phantom Doctrine demands the patience and calculation of a cold-blooded assassin, but the methodical style of play is rewarding

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Phantom Doctrine blends several complex mechanics and a well-realized Cold War setting into one brilliantly engaging experience.

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If you're someone who lives a life of danger, if everyone you meet is a stranger or perhaps you find that with every move you make another chance you take, then Phantom Doctrine is ideal for you. For everyone else, this is a deep and compelling tactical strategy game that provides innovation in a stagnant genre. I'll be playing it long after I've finished reviewing it, and I can think of no higher praise than that.

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I enjoyed the idling moments between missions when I felt like the director of a secret team of spies almost as much as I enjoyed directing the spies on the ground, and the overall experience is one I'd recommend to any fan of turn-based tactics or cold war skullduggery.

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This tactical espionage game gives little chance to hone your skills, leaving you dependent on luck

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