The Masterplan is a tactical squad-based heist game set in 1970s. The 2D top-down view gives you a great overview of what's happening at any given moment, allowing you to be a real criminal mastermind. Getting the biggest loot from each heist is a big part of being a true mastermind.Read full description
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The Masterplan is a tactical squad-based heist game set in 1970s. The 2D top-down view gives you a great overview of what's happening at any given moment, allowing you to be a real criminal mastermind. Features hand-drawn 2D graphics and fun group control until someone calls the cops and everything goes haywire.
During the game you'll need to manage your crew from heist to heist by hiring the right goons, and by making sure they are properly equipped. Of course, keeping the goons alive and getting the biggest loot from each heist is a big part of being a true mastermind.
Heist your target silently or go guns blazing - your choice (and your consequences)
Switch the game into Slow-Motion on demand, to give you ample time to plan and give your orders
Control civilians and guards at gunpoint with the unique threaten system
Employ a variety of weaponry and gear, from pistols and bombs to shotguns and tranquilizer guns
Carry and hide bodies to avoid detection
Use disguises to infiltrate forbidden areas
Disable electrical systems
Manage your crew
Unlock and rob over a dozen of unique heist locations, including everything from a tiny kiosk to the central bank to the drug lord's mansion
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Really nice game to have. In short, it's a 2D action-strategy with armed robbery elements. Scope the place, plan your team actions, execute the plan and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Each next job is more difficult than previous ones as well as more rewarding and promising. You can replay any heist at any time with new unlocked elements from already completed heists, e.g. have Sniper rifles to provide more cover and sight or you can find blueprint to drill in order to bust safes with tons of money inside, and so on. Buy weapons and equipment, hire more people to join and assist you in controlling civilians and guards, choose the way you want to play - loud or stealth, use disguises to infiltrate forbidden areas, disable circuit boxes and cameras, and finally take a big score.
If you ever wondered how mix of Payday and Hotline Miami would look like, then this game is the answer to it. It is top-down tactical shooter, where you plan heists. Sounds awesome and that's because the idea is great, but execution is extremely poor. While the graphics are really nice, soundtrack most of the time is a huge miss. There is no story to talk about or rather paragraph long one - you're some dude who wants to get revenge on police and president Richard Nixon, so he plans to steal the gold from Fort Knox and that's it, but I have no problem with that, because for me what matters is gameplay and that's sadly where this game is average. There is no point to heists, actually, because you don't upgrade anything, which is a missed opportunity. Also, there is not much of a loadout equipement - I expected lockpick to be available from the get go, but that's actually something you must find while playing on some stages and it's one use only. The only thing you have with you are guns and drills, that's it. Shooting is also incredibly awkward, but thankfuly you rarely have to shoot. AI is pretty non-existent, though, so there is no real replay value, since nor AI or the stages themselves give you challenge or replay value. Overall, the game had great potential, but what kills it is the lack of depth. There are also only 12 stages and you breeze through them fast. While there is workshop support, the game is extremely repetitive and there is no need to go back to it or play more than once. Grab it when on sale or get Monaco instead for some bank heis action.
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