"Frozen Synapse is an amazing refinement of the tactical strategy genre. It's both approachable for those new to the genre and deep enough to keep you coming back." - EscapistMagazine.com
"manages to turn the intricate nature of turn-based tactical combat into something that is deviously complex yet accessible for all" - Destructoid.com
Frozen Synapse is the ultimate tactical game bringing the simultaneous turn-based strategy genre bang up-to-date and lets you give detailed, accurate orders to your squad: classic gameplay with a modern interface. Plan your moves, test them out, then hit the "Prime" button: both you and your enemy's turns are executed simultaneously. Competitive-but-intuitive multiplayer and a huge single player campaign mean that Frozen Synapse will give you hours and hours of tactical delight.
5 challenging multiplayer modes, including the innovative bidding-based “Secure” and “Hostage Rescue”
55-mission single player campaign with dynamic dialogue and thrilling near-future narrative
Powerful Skirmish Generator
Facebook, Twitter and YouTube integration
Integrated IRC chat as well as various community features
Random generation combined with hand-crafted content means that levels and maps are different every time
Critically-acclaimed electronica soundtrack by musician nervous_testpilot
Great tactical strategy game.wombatman10 | March 17, 2013 | See all wombatman10's reviews »
Frozen Synapse manages to be addictive and fun. The game play is similar to the earlier games in the Rainbow Six series but with enemy AI that will react to what you do. The multiplayer side isn't very populated so you will probably be stuck with playing with friends or playing the single player campaign. Speaking of the campaign, it lacks in interesting story or characters. Fortunately this is irrelevant because the missions provide enough diversity to be entertaining on its own. The soundtrack to this game is also exceptional and creates the perfect blend of tension and tranquility. Definitely worth picking up on a sale.
Should I expect more from an indie game?MorphineBear | Dec. 24, 2012 | See all MorphineBear's reviews »
During the short while I played this game, I was horribly confused. There were buttons everywhere and even the tutorial was confusing. Just the tutorial itself got me bored of playing. It is an indie game afterall, so I could be biased since I had high expectations from a game that retails twenty dollars. It's completely overpriced, I think, and should really cost in the seven to fifteen range.
It's more of a "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell" TBS title than any other. There's no action scenes or serious espionage.
Great strategy gameCJV | Sept. 2, 2012 | See all CJV's reviews »
Frozen Synapse is a turn-based strategy game with a somewhat simply design but great gameplay. I don't really know how to explain the game mechanics, just that they are great and if you like strategy you should really try this game.
Rainbow Six without action phase.zhack075 | Aug. 29, 2012 | See all zhack075's reviews »
This indie game is awesome but really hard. If you want a good comparison, this game is an old Rainbow six without the action phase. You need to plan, anticipate and think a lot in order to master the action.
Singleplayer is endless as you can generate random action and the campaign is really hard. Moreover, Multiplayer is huge, you can play on the internet or even by using mail... yes, you can play this turn based game using mail in order to play your turn.
If you like tactical game, this is a must have !
A solid indie titleCooberstooge | Aug. 19, 2012 | See all Cooberstooge's reviews »
Fans of turn-based strategy would be wise not to pass this one up. Frozen Synapse is old-school excellence to the core, with plenty of action to be had for vets and newcomers to the genre.
The futuristic setting and accompanying suitable graphics are spot-on. Action is quite often fast, as all the players take their turns at once, sometimes making for unforeseen problems. The single player campaign is long, and I've never once found myself getting bored while playing it. The multi aspect is pretty well dead by this point, like other reviewers have stated, although if you're lucky and find some diehards to run through a few matches with, you'll find the majority of the community to be pretty decent.
Think of this game as chess...with guns.