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Dec 3, 2019 - PC, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
Fair

OpenCritic Rating

72

Top Critic Average

47%

Critics Recommend

PC Gamer
77 / 100
IGN
7 / 10
Eurogamer
No Recommendation
Metro GameCentral
7 / 10
GameSpot
8 / 10
USgamer
3 / 5
TheSixthAxis
6 / 10
Shacknews
8 / 10
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Phoenix Point Media

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Phoenix Point - The Disciples of Anu Faction Trailer

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Phoenix Point for XCOM Fans - Inventory

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Phoenix Point - E3 2019 Demo Mission - Narrated



Critic Reviews for Phoenix Point

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

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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.

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Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

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

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Metro GameCentral

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7 / 10
Metro GameCentral

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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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