Broken Lines Reviews

Broken Lines is ranked in the 40th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Top Critic
4 / 10.0
Mar 19, 2020

Broken Lines is a game that frustrating misses nearly every shot it tried to make. While there are aspects of fun to found, they are unfortunately buried in trenches of tedium and disappointment.

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PC Invasion
Top Critic
7 / 10
Feb 29, 2020

Broken Lines has some noticeable flaws such as performance woes, a lack of weapon variety and utility, and a poorly implemented save system. Still, it manages to entertain you during its short campaign and there are additional replayability quirks. The pause-and-play concept rewards smart, tactical decisions while you revel in the action that unfolds.

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Top Critic
4 / 10
Feb 24, 2020

Broken Lines on Nintendo Switch is a project with an interesting idea, but ruined by a bad implementation. A fresh look at the combat system using smart pause could please fans of the genre, but endless technical problems, bugs and glitches just do not allow you to enjoy the game. The situation may be better on PC, but to be honest, we are not sure. We will make an update on the computer version later.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 19, 2020

Combining meaningful decisions with largely grounded tactical combat, Broken Lines hopes to pull the player into its world. With the ”The Dead and the Drunk” expansion recently released, we thought now is a good time to look at the title as a whole and see if it’s worth picking up. How much fun can a game about death, despair, and the occasional war crime possibly be? Let’s find out!

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6 / 10.0
May 4, 2020

Fans of turn-based combat games will enjoy aspects of Broken Lines, but not without a certain degree of aggravation. It has promise, but the story and gameplay could've used a little more refinement.

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4.5 / 5.0
Apr 4, 2020

Throwing the notion of good intentions with potential bad outcomes into the mix of a war game results in a compelling game that is well worth the replay.

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7.7 / 10.0
Mar 23, 2020

Broken Lines tells an alternative World War II history, following a desperate journey made by eight survivors. Despite some missing points, the tactical game system works well and every decision has its own weight.

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7.3 / 10.0
Mar 2, 2020

If you are a fan of strategy games this is a great entry for the genre. Regardless of if you prefer turn-based or real-time, this game is worth checking out.

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Top Critic
7 / 10.0
Jan 24, 2023

A few technical issues and simplified gameplay detract from an otherwise engaging narrative, with a likeable cast of characters. Just don't expect too much strategic thinking.

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7.5 / 10.0
Mar 3, 2020

World War II without traditional Nazis, with some common components, but unique tactical combat system.

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Feb 24, 2020

Broken Lines, a squad-based tactical strategy game has some interesting elements but lacks the polish to stand out.

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Mar 11, 2020

If you enjoy strategically commanding an army of soldiers then you'll absolutely love Broken Lines' challenging and refined gameplay.

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6 / 10
Dec 19, 2022

Broken Lines is a decent amalgamation of XCOM and Peaky Blinders: Mastermind. Despite its multitude of flaws and unappealing visuals, there’s a bit of fun to be had navigating this squad through this alternate WWII universe. While it’s trapped behind enemy lines, there’s hope the squad can mend the broken to ultimately survive.

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Apr 3, 2020

Broken Lines offers something new to turn-based strategy fans. Is that “something” only one thing…?

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8 / 10.0
Feb 25, 2020

Broken Lines is a solid turn-based strategy-RPG hybrid with endearing characters, strong tactical gameplay that doesn’t overstay its welcome, and an alternate history WWII survival-mystery story filled with desperation, hopelessness, and dread

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