Gears Tactics | $10 | Amazon
Remember 2020? That was a million years ago and also a million years long. Let’s all take a moment to try to remember all the things that happened in gaming during 12 months of news. One thing that’s easy to forget is how big a year 2020 was for tactics games. Last Spring, the niche genre had a huge moment with multiple high-profile releases coming out just as games like The Last of Us Part II were getting delayed. If you’re looking to revisit that brief trend, the digital version of Gears Tactics is $10 right now. The tactics game may be turn-based, but it’s still as action-packed as you might expect from a Gears game. Characters can do a lot more in one turn, making the game feel faster and more fluid than your average strategy game. For fans of the genre, it’s an exciting twist on an old classic filled with extremely large guns.
This story was originally published by Giovanni Colantonio on 12/18/2020 and updated with new information by Joe Tilleli on 06/15/2021.