Medieval tactical RPG Battle Brothers exits early access

Tactical RPG Battle Brothers has been gaining a bit of attention, and it's easy to see why. It's pretty much Mount and Blade, only 2D, turn-based, and with seemingly more strategic combat. Overhype Studios' game released yesterday, after a stint in early access, with the requisite launch trailer to prove it.

I'm getting a The Black Company/Warhammer vibe from the game as well, thanks to its premise, and naturally the orcs/goblins that you'll be fighting throughout the game (that is, when you're not flicking arrows at human foes instead). Oh yes, that premise: you're the leader of a band of mercenaries in a "gritty, low-power, medieval fantasy world. You decide where to go, whom to hire or to fight, what contracts to take and how to train and equip your men in a procedurally generated open world campaign".

Sign me up! To the game, not to a company of mercenaries—I'm not entirely sure I'm cut out for that sort of life. *sips from cup of decaf Earl Grey tea.*

Battle Brothers can be found on Steam over yonder, where it'll set you back £23/$30.

Tom Sykes

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.