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Play OverviewPlay Overview

No Plan B (2021) is a tactical role-play game where you plan missions to neutralise various threats. Unusually, you don't directly control your team during the action. Instead, you plan orders for them ahead of time then watch as they execute your commands in the line of fire.

Play involves a planning phase viewed from above, where you pick which weapons and armour each of your team has. You then give each of them minute-by-minute orders to move, open doors, shoot weapons, throw grenades. The novelty is that you can move back and forth in time during this planning phase to see how different orders interact with each other. You then watch the mission play out in real time and in 3D as your team take on the different threats and scenarios.

Every choice you make, however small, has an impact on the outcome of the mission. These choices extend beyond simple movement to deciding your squad’s entry points, and how stealthy they will be in their movement. You also need to take care on your use of firearms, armour and grenades, particularly as it doesn’t replenish between missions.

As you progress you can select a different path of missions on the map, each with specific rewards. Completing whole campaigns earns your team experience, stats and perks to take on more difficult challenges. Take on different missions with different stakes, rescue hostages or prep for a bank heist (we’re not judging). There are also quick single missions and the ability to create and share your own.

The result is a streamlined tactical challenge with a no-fuss interface that lets you focus on the wide-ranging mechanics and deep tactical layers.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked No Plan B 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 2 years ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Shooting and Strategy game with Action and Simulation elements. This is a single-player game.

DurationDuration

Play Time: It takes between 10 minutes and 20 minutes to play a round of this game. Take on brutal rogue-like campaigns with units and resource management, or short but intense stand-alone missions.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 16.
 
User-Generated Content: This game includes content created by other players, such as maps, outfits and items, that are not reflected in the game rating.

People flinch and have splashes of blood when shot or impacted by explosions. This is cartoon-like rather than realistic. They stay on the ground once dead, although you can't injure them further.

Skill Level

14+ 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.

CostsCosts

No Plan B usually costs £12.79. 

No Plan B

Steam StoreSALE PC £12.79 £10.23 until 22/07/2024
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 01/12/2021

Price: 20% off

Out Now: PC

Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Shooting, Strategy (Action and Simulation)

Accessibility: 30 features

Components: 2D Overhead and Grid

Developer: GF X47 (@GFX47)


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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