The crowdfunded “spiritual successor” to 1994 space strategy game X-COM: UFO Defense. While looking at the world map from a zoomed-out perspective, you explore points of interest, interact with three human factions and decide which missions to take on. During missions, you control a squad of soldiers in tactical turn-based combat against mutated aliens. The aim is to repel these alien forces, save humanity, and find out what happened to the rest of your organisation, called the Phoenix Project.
In 2047, humanity is on its last legs. An extra-terrestrial virus initially discovered in melting permafrost has ravaged the Earth, turning humans and animals alike into mutated monstrosities. Most of those unaffected by the virus have been killed or captured, and only a few groups of survivors are left.
There are three other human factions: the religious Disciples of Anu, who worship an alien god, the Synedrion, who have visions of building a new utopia out of the remains of Earth, and the militaristic New Jericho. There are also independent groups that you can find in havens—towns, basically—around the world.
Phoenix Point will have multiple endings based on which of the factions you ally with, and the story partly depends on how you treat each group. You can help them, spy on them, trade with them, exchange research and technology or rob them blind, and throughout the game you’ll learn about them and the virus that has destroyed the world. If you want, you can ignore the factions and strike out on your own.
- OS: Windows 7, 8, 10 (64-bit)
- Processor: AMD or Intel, 3 GHz (AMD A10 7850K, Intel i3-2000)
- Memory: 8 GB RAM
- Graphics: AMD/NVIDIA dedicated GPU, 2GB dedicated VRAM (Radeon HD 7870, Geforce GTX 750)
- DirectX: Version 11
- Storage: 10 GB available space