Strain Tactics is a real time, top-down tactical ARPG that takes players to a cyberpunk, apocalyptic future where the world has been taken over by an infectious alien strain. Featuring 80 playable characters and over 150 unique items and weapons, the game challenges players to defeat enemies by commanding customizable ground teams from their Helibase-gunship overhead. Players can indulge in a variety of scenarios across over 30 different maps, and the sandbox-style mechanics allows users to approach the maps according to their play style.

Key Features

Build and command your own 1-5-member heliborne task force.
Choose from over 80 playable characters with unique personalities and strengths, and equip their 1-3 inventory slots with countless weapon and item combinations.
Choreograph your team’s actions in real time with a dynamic drag-control system or manually micromanage units!
Defend the Helibase, and protect your team from above with miniguns, autocannons, and more.
Manage your team’s mental health. Keep your squad topped up with happy pills, or deploy emotionless combat droids.
Protect your task force from contamination, or watch them erupt into even more strain.
Level up your units, and revive fallen team members by body-bagging (or selling their corpses for points).
Travel to over 30 unique maps with various scenarios including Hunter-Killer, Escort, Retrieval, Perimeter Defence, and more.

What’s New

Version 1.18

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

-Bug fixes
-Quality of Life improvements (a Restart Mission function!)
-Balance changes

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Lh.......... ,

Fun, but could use more explanation.

Once you get the hang of some things, this can be fun. But you are going to definitely lose people along the way as you figure things out. The good thing is that you can bring them back as long as the whole team is not wiped out.

Mke9634 ,

Fun but a high barrier to entry

I didn't like this game, and really tried to get into it. There is a lot that isn't well explained, but there are online communities that help clarify. Neg mind, using the cryovat, paranoia trait are a few that come to mind.
Now that I understand the mechanics and such, I really wish that the story was more well developed and that gameplay was streamlined. There are way too many options from the vending machines, and how to heal and refill should be simpler or automatic when going to base.
I hope that the developers stick with this game, once you get the hang of it, it becomes exciting and entertaining. It definitely scratches the rts itch

Star war fan 12 ,

Fairly solid game

Game's pretty good,it'll definitely scratch that rts itch,but the controls need a little fixing.Maybe a more through tutorial?

App Privacy

The developer, Touch Dimensions, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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