Phoenix Point

Rating Summary

Based on 42 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

72

Top Critic Average

46%

Critics Recommend

Based on 42 critic reviews
Sort by: Page 1 of 5
Dan Stapleton

Top Critic

7 / 10.0
Dec 12, 2019

Phoenix Point's more complex take on the classic X-COM formula has some great ideas, but most of them feel experimental and in need of fine-tuning and balance.

Read full review

77 / 100
Dec 3, 2019

In terms of core design, turn-based tactics games don't get much better than Phoenix Point.

Read full review

No Recommendation / Blank
Dec 3, 2019

Phoenix Point carries Gollop's legacy forward capably, if conservatively.

Read full review

7 / 10
Dec 5, 2019

The creator of XCOM returns with some interesting new ideas, but without the budget or time to refine them Phoenix Point struggles to offer a viable alternative to its more established rival.

Read full review

8 / 10
Dec 18, 2019

Phoenix Point takes a good shot at revitalizing the XCOM formula.

Read full review

Dec 3, 2019

Phoenix Point fits firmly on the foundation of modern XCOM, but rethinks combat with an action point system and the ability to free aim. While the latter seems like a gimmick, it's actually a wonderful tactical option that pushes the strategy forward. It's a shame then that a reliance on procedural generation leads to a lack of variety, weapon balance isn't great, and the technical execution is rough. Phoenix Point is a great starting point for something amazing, but it's not quite there yet.

Read full review

6 / 10
Feb 19, 2020

Phoenix Point is a good try at capturing some of that XCOM magic, but it falls short of being great. I found myself enjoying the experience, but at the same time, couldn't help feel that something was missing. Hopefully it's something that can improve in a sequel, if it ever comes.

Read full review

8 / 10
Dec 19, 2019

Phoenix Point expands upon the XCOM formula brilliantly, offering a fantastic campaign that leaves you twisting and turning.

Read full review

IGN Italy

Top Critic

7.7 / 10.0
Dec 9, 2019

Surely an interesting game, Phoenix Point nevertheless suffers from some opaque mechanics and too much micromanagement. Julian Gollop is proposing a valid spin on the X-COM formula, but Firaxis' War of the Chosen remains a bridge too far.

Review in Italian | Read full review

Dec 3, 2019

Like XCOM, then, Phoenix Point is a gripping tactical strategy game.

Read full review

Sort by: Page 1 of 5