PAX West 2017 Editor's Choice: Phantom Doctrine

Phantom Doctrine is a turn-based tactical Cold War espionage game from the creators of Hard West for consoles and Windows PC.

Set in 1983 during the Cold War, Phantom Doctrine is an alternate history thriller in which players lead The Cabal, a secret organization dedicated to fighting a global conspiracy committed to controlling the world by pitting world leaders and nations against one another. Deception is the great equalizer as players will have to operate from the shadows to exploit every vulnerability—ruthlessly interrogate and brainwash enemies and allies alike to create double agents, saboteurs or unwitting collaborators.

Develop and defend your base of operations, recruit agents from the world’s many factions, and research new tech to give your operatives the advantage. Campaign missions deliver sprawling tactical encounters that revolve around two key pillars: stealth and explosive, all-out attacks. Your team of operatives can be deployed into the field either fully armed or disguised as civilians, allowing them to infiltrate dangerous areas undetected at the expense of heavy weapons and armor.

PAX West 2017 Editor's Choice: Phantom Doctrine

Decode and analyze your way through immersive investigations to expose far-reaching conspiracies and elusive targets. Delve into the oppressive dark corners of the volatile 1980s with atmospheric visuals and an unnerving soundtrack by award-winning composer Marcin Przybylowicz of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt fame.

Source: Press Release

 

Why We Love It?

Phantom Doctrine‘s gameplay is robust. Players will have a multitude of actions they can take to play through and each play-through can be unique. There’s a lot involved. From interrogations to retrieving documents, Phantom Doctrine is a lot more than just a turn-based strategy game. It’s just like what we can imagine an actual spy mission would be. The art style is right up our alley.

PAX West 2017 Editor's Choice: Phantom Doctrine

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