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The Lamplighters League (2023) is a tactical strategy game where a team of cartoony misfits use their unique abilities to outwit enemies. Play mixes real-time infiltration and turn-based tactical combat where every character matters if you are going to come out on top. It's a fresh take on the turn-based tactics genre that requires some (re)learning but rewards you with detailed and flexible battles well worth the investment.

In an alternate-history world of the 1930s, you and your team must take on a tyrannical cult on the cusp of world domination. You choose your ragtag team, ensuring a good mix of complementary abilities. Each team member comes with their own quirks and personality that play into the character-driven story in intriguing ways.

The Lamplighters League shares a basic structure with other turn-based tactics games but also innovates. For example, it offers the ability to switch back and forth between your team to interleave their actions in advantageous ways. It also includes real-time stealth elements that need an approach all of their own.

As you progress you learn how each map offers bonus missions that are important to explore before the main target. Clearing these out first contributes to escape routes and lets you pick off isolated enemy reinforcements. Then there are the Recon missions that are important to get informed about the enemy, patrol patterns and terrain. In many cases, you can decide to avoid fights and simply escape once the job is done.

The result is a game where the strategy plays into the narrative in unusual ways. The more characters that join you, the more you learn about their interwoven backstories and the world you find yourself in. This, and the well-judged turn-based battles, makes for a tactics game that stands with the best of them.

Our examiner, Jo Robertson, first checked The Lamplighters League 7 months ago. It was re-examined by Ellen Robertson and updated 3 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Battle and Strategy game with Adventure, Fighting, Role-Play, Shooting and Simulation elements. This is a single-player game.

You can play this game in the following styles:


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Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for Bad Language, Violence.

Skill Level

12+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it’s important for parents and guardians to ensure they understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up. You need to be good at planning and strategy. To do well also requires researching and understanding how the game works.


The Lamplighters League usually costs £41.99.

The Lamplighters League

Steam Store PC £41.99
XBox Store Xbox X|S Free Free

Xbox Game Pass

There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
You can purchase additional content for the game:
  • The Lamplighters League Nocturne: New playable character. 
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 03/10/2023

Out Now: PC and Xbox X|S

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Battle, Strategy (Adventure, Fighting, Role-Play, Shooting and Simulation)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Overhead, Cartoon and Grid

Developer: We Be Harebrained (@WeBeHarebrained)

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