Company of Crime

3.5 out of 5
26 User Ratings
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Company of Crime is a criminal empire-builder featuring tactical turn-based missions. It takes place in 1960s London, the cultural capital of the world and home to a plethora of subcultures and businesses.
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About Company of Crime

About this game

Company of Crime is a criminal empire-builder featuring tactical turn-based missions. It
takes place in 1960s London, the cultural capital of the world and home to a plethora of
subcultures and businesses. Your task is to build a company that will own
the criminal underworld, or if you play as the chief inspector of Scotland Yard’s famous Flying Squad, tear it down piece by piece. In the process you will go to pubs, clubs, vets, tailors, harbors and many other locations as you expand your influence over the city. Your team consists of either gang members possessing the different skills required to pull off criminal tasks, or detectives that have mastered the art of investigation. The big question is ultimately this: who will take London?

Features:

Tactical turn-based melee combat

With a focus on melee combat and tight spaces, Company of Crime sets itself apart from other tactical turn-based strategy games. Units have a zone of control that makes them tied to the choices you make. Block enemy movements, build superiority in numbers, and gain flanking bonuses by attacking from behind. You can even kick enemies where the sun doesn’t shine to create safe passageways to units that would otherwise get free attacks. If someone grabs a gun, either find cover or go after them to wrestle it away before the bodies start piling up.

Heat mechanics

When doing your dirty business, you’d be wise to silently extort your way through the underworld. Loud gunfire or shooting enemies will only attract more opposition, and a criminal empire that blows its cover won’t go far. Fighting the outcome of too much heat is always more difficult than avoiding it, and if things get too tough, you better have some leverage to get the cops off your back.

Level progression

This is more than just cops and robbers. Whatever the mission is, there is a level progression beyond just hit points and stamina. Beating up the owner of a pub is one thing, but you can’t just bail before the police arrive. You’ll have to first assemble any evidence that will prove it was you at the crime scene crime scene before jetting.

Building legit business with criminal means

Building a criminal empire requires a legitimate cover. Progression of the game takes place as you… ahem… “convince” people to sell their businesses and homes to you at a bargain price, or at least turn a blind eye to what you do in their back room. Owning more locations will unlock more items, features, and elements, but will also potentially expose you to a surprise attack from the police or a rival criminal family.

Not just your own story

While your task is to create an empire of crime or to tear it down, this is not just your story. This is a story of 1960s London with beatniks, mods, Lemonheads, rockers, and every other cultural identity of the time. It’s also a story of a falling empire. The Cold War UK is shining in the cultural world but is facing ever-increasing pressure from inside and out. There is a mysterious order trying to tear down the British Empire from the shadows, and who better to fight it than experts of the underworld and the famous Flying Squad.

Reactive Police

Shady business takes place in obscurity, so police gameplay is more reactive. You get the call only when violence takes place, but that’s not the best way to find evidence against criminal families. Assign sergeants to discover shady places, speak with informants, and apply for search warrants to raid questionable locales. Make sure they don’t burn the evidence before you manage to arrest them, or they’ll walk free as quickly as they were taken in.

Game Details

Release Date:
August 08, 2020
Developer:
Resistance Games
Publisher:
Fulqrum Publishing
Supported Languages:
English +

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 7400
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 with 2GB of VRAM or equivalent
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 25 GB available space

Company of Crime User Reviews

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User Rating

Average score from 26 ratings
71% of users would recommend this.
3.5

User Ratings Breakdown

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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Not Recommended

Biostrain
Verified purchase
This game is a lot of fun, with a good story and an adequate level of challenge (allowing adjustments in the game's difficulty, for those who like a more simplified strategy or for those who like much more complex challenges). In addition to the campaign, the game has several challenges in each level, which allows for a lot of replayability (for those who like to complete all the achievements). Recommended for anyone who likes strategy games with stealth elements and in the WWII period. I would give 9.5/10 of total score (just because I'm picky on giving 10/10)
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Recommended

Mark
Verified purchase
Its okay, I bought with the claim its like Xcom, but so far I wouldn't say the turn based fighting is all that flash. Will have to finish play through to really judge.
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Aesthetically on-point, but clunky and underwhelming XCOM clone.

Fanatical User
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Another one of those XCOM-esque games, but this time you take the reins of a gang in London in the 60s. Aesthetically on-point, but clunky in other areas. Unlike XCOM and similar games in the genre like Phantom Doctrine, there's no stealth to be had and, as a result, very little nuance. Most missions, many of which feel more or less the same, amount to running into a place, getting seen, brawling, and getting out. Still, it's fun if you like that sort of fast-paced action. And I do. You can't climb through windows for some reason. Only after leveling up a specific class of character can windows be used at all, and only for two turns at the very end when you have to escape.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, Company of Crime is not fully Steam Deck Verified but the publisher says it is "Playable" on Steam Deck.
  • All functionality is accessible when using the default controller configuration
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
  • Some in-game text is small and may be difficult to read
  • This game sometimes shows mouse, keyboard, or non-Steam-Deck controller icons
Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 7400
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 with 2GB of VRAM or equivalent
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 25 GB available space
71% of Fanatical users recommend Company of Crime. The average review score is 3.5/5
Company of Crime was released on August 08, 2020
Company of Crime is published by Fulqrum Publishing
Company of Crime was developed by Resistance Games
Fanatical users tagged Company of Crime as RPG, Turn-Based Strategy, Strategy, and Action
Fanatical users tagged Company of Crime as Crime, Alternate History, and Tactical
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Company of Crime as having Singleplayer
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Company of Crime as RPG
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Company of Crime as Turn-Based Strategy
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Company of Crime as Strategy

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