Ironclad Tactics

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Ironclad Tactics is a fast-paced, card-based tactics game set in an alternate history Civil War - with steam-powered military robots!
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About Ironclad Tactics

About this game

Ironclad Tactics is a fast-paced, card-based tactics game set in an alternate history Civil War - with steam-powered military robots!

Features:

  • No microtransactions! Unlock cards by playing the game, not by purchasing them separately.
  • Experience unique gameplay, with rapid, simultaneous turns that blend the precision of tactics and card games with the spontaneity of fast-paced strategy games.
  • Follow the campaign story through a fully-illustrated, character-driven interactive graphic novel.
  • Collect cards as you play through the campaign and build your own decks to crush your foes.
  • Play with your friends in the co-op story campaign or against them in skirmish and nemesis modes.
  • Face off against online challengers in quick-skirmish mode, and unlock special cards when you win.

Game Details

Release Date:
September 17, 2013
Developer:
Zachtronics
Publisher:
Zachtronics
Supported Languages:
English
Franchise:
Ironclad
Link:
Genres:
Card Battler
Deckbuilding

Strategy

Card Game

Casual

Turn-Based Strategy
Themes:
Steampunk
Tactical

Robots

Mechs
Play Style:
Co-op
Features:
Steam Achievements
Steam Trading Cards

Steam Cloud

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Support for OpenGL 2.0 or greater
  • Hard Drive: 850 MB available space

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: OS X 10.5.8, or later
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Support for OpenGL 2.0 or greater
  • Hard Drive: 850 MB available space

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Support for OpenGL 2.0 or greater
  • Hard Drive: 850 MB available space

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Relax & enjoy! 57.14%  of players consider this game to be Just Right

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Conquered It
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Completionist! 4.35%  of players have Conquered It

Ironclad Tactics User Reviews

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User Rating

Average score from 3 ratings
100% of users would recommend this.
4.3

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I got this game in a bundle a few years ago and assumed it was some sort of turn-based wargame. Going through the main campaign was pretty easy until I hit a wall on about the 8th or 9th level (of 19). It seemed like a poorly designed game with a very uneven difficulty curve. So I uninstalled it and forgot it existed. Recently, I noticed there was a sale on Zachtronics games. Since I enjoyed the SpaceChem demo and was interested in programming-type games, I thought I'd see if anything caught my eye. Imagine my surprise when I noticed I already owned one of their games: Ironclad Tactics. Knowing the developer and their style of game, I thought I'd give it another shot. In truth, this is a deck-building puzzle game with steampunk story set in the Civil War-era United States. You can't necessarily play the game in a straightforward way. The strategy comes from selecting cards before each battle starts. There is tactics within each stage to pull off your chosen strategy, but winning is mostly about getting the right cards. So doing well means collecting the right cards and knowing how to use them. All the stages can (and should) be replayed to get new cards if you perform certain feats, such as using a particular set of cards. Many cards can be upgraded by meeting certain conditions, such as using them to attack a certain number of enemies or get a number of victory points. The trick is it's hard to know how to pick cards until you play the stage and fail. You might get lucky the first time by picking cards that happen to work well, but that's the exception. It might help to look at the optional goals, but winning those often depends on cards that you aren't guaranteed to have yet. Trial and error don't exactly work the best with a narrative game. Neither does replaying the mission you just beat to beat it a different way. This might be why the story doesn't stick with me at all. On the other hand, building an effective deck and using it well can be a lot of fun. The true gameplay loop includes quitting a mission halfway when you realize a card isn't working or you need another card added in. Often a card seems pointless when you first get it, but starts looking useful when you try later stages or combine them with newly unlocked cards. Some levels have puzzles that illustrate the use of certain cards. (The puzzles aren't all that hard, but they are reasonably enjoyable and quick.) Putting together decks is somewhat simplified by not allowing more than...
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Somewhere in the middle. 57% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 36% of GameFAQs users said Ironclad Tactics is Tough or Unforgiving.
Minimum:
  • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Support for OpenGL 2.0 or greater
  • Hard Drive: 850 MB available space
Minimum:
  • OS: OS X 10.5.8, or later
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Support for OpenGL 2.0 or greater
  • Hard Drive: 850 MB available space
58% of critics on Metacritic recommend Ironclad Tactics. The Metascore is 69 out of 100.
Ironclad Tactics was released on September 17, 2013
Yes, Ironclad Tactics supports MacOS.
Yes, Ironclad Tactics supports Linux.
Ironclad Tactics is published by Zachtronics
Ironclad Tactics was developed by Zachtronics
Fanatical users tagged Ironclad Tactics as Card Battler, Deckbuilding, Strategy, and Card Game
Fanatical users tagged Ironclad Tactics as Steampunk, Tactical, Robots, and Mechs
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Ironclad Tactics as Card Battler
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Ironclad Tactics as Deckbuilding
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Ironclad Tactics as Strategy

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