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Into the Breach (2018) is a fantasy turn-based battle. It's set in a future where humanity fights an army of giant monsters. You control mechs equipped with a variety of weapons and armour in carefully coordinated actions played out on super-small tile-based arenas. The added novelty is that you are able to see what the enemy plans to do next, so the challenge is how to counter and foil their plans - not unlike a game of chess.

You control three different mechs and are given an objective for that map along with a fixed number of turns to complete that objective. Your aim is to protect buildings and the related power grid. To do this you need careful planning and close observation of the moves each enemy will be taking next.

It's a game about countering attacks and trying to minimise unforeseen consequences of your actions. Unlike other tactical games, Into The Breach keeps things on a small scale. Rather than increasing level size, it's the complexity and number of enemies that make things steadily harder.

As you progress you work through a series of different island locations. You choose the order you tackle these and must choose carefully as each one has conditions that can affect combat scenarios, and more hazardous conditions can gain greater rewards from completing the scenarios on each.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Into The Breach 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 6 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Battle, Brain Game, Fighting and Strategy game with Puzzle and Traversal elements. This is a single-player game.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: It takes between 15 minutes and half an hour to play a round of this game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for the use of offensive language. The game contains the infrequent use of the word ‘*!@?*’ and ‘ass’.

Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB EVERYONE 10+ for Animated Blood, Fantasy Violence and Language. Players position mechs and mobile weapons around a grid and take turns launching attacks against aliens. Mission objectives sometimes list the minimum number of enemies that must be killed. Battles are highlighted by explosions and small green splashes that briefly appear when aliens are defeated. The words “a*s” and “*!@?*” appear in the game text.

Skill Level

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. This is a game that leans on the skills of forward planning and strategic moves. However, unlike Chess, here you can see what the next move your opponents will make so it’s actually well suited for younger players who don’t like surprise moments of defeat.

CostsCosts

Into The Breach usually costs £5.69 to £11.39. 

Into The Breach

Steam StoreSALE PC £11.39 £5.69 until 18/04/2024
Switch Store Switch £5.69
Steam StoreSALE Mac £11.39 £5.69 until 18/04/2024
Android Store Android Free Free

Netflix

App Store iOS Free Free

Netflix

There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 27/02/2018, updated in 2020

Price: 50% off

Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, Stadia, Switch and iOS

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Battle, Brain Game, Fighting, Strategy (Puzzle and Traversal)

Accessibility: 17 features

Components: 2D Overhead, Grid, Hand-Made and Pixels

Developer: Subset Games (@SubsetGames)


Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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