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Frozen Synapse

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Frozen Synapse is a turn-based strategy in which all participants make a move simultaneously. The player controls a small squad of soldiers who need to achieve the mission's goal - the destruction of all enemy forces.

All movement is planned in advance, one move is limited to 5 seconds. Before the final decision, you can simulate the results of your turn, but after pressing the button Prime, all actions are brought into effect and it is impossible to change the result. The calculations take into account the cover factor, reaction and aiming of each individual unit. A total of 5 kinds of units in the game, they differ in the speed of movement and weapons.

The game's events unfold in a gloomy cyberpunk future. The player commands rebels that are fighting against government troops. There is a cooperation mode for the campaign available with DLC bought and multiplayer, which is limited by 1vs1 duel-fights

Release date
Mode 7
Mode 7
Age rating
17+ Mature
Other games in the series
DLC's and editions

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7
  • Processor: 1.6 GHz
  • Memory: 512 MB
  • Graphics: Netbook integrated graphics
  • DirectX®:
  • Hard Drive: 220 MB
  • Sound:

System requirements for iOS

iPhone 4, iPad 2 Wifi, iPad 2 3G, iPhone 4S, iPad Third Gen, iPad Third Gen 4G, iPhone 5, iPod Touch Fifth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen 4G, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 4G, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad Air, iPad Air Cellular, iPad Mini Retina, iPad Mini Retina Cellular, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Cellular, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Sixth Gen, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Mini 4, iPad Mini 4 Cellular, iPad Pro, iPad Pro Cellular, iPad Pro 9.7, iPad Pro 9.7 Cellular, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad 6 1 1, iPad 6 1 2

System requirements for macOS

  • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later.
  • Processor: 1GHZ PowerPC (or Intel)
  • Memory: 512 MB
  • Graphics:
  • Hard Drive: 220 MB
  • Sound:

System requirements for Linux

Ubuntu 14.04, Mint 17
Processor: 1 GHz
Memory: 512 MB
Graphics: Integrated graphics
Hard Drive: 220 MB
Requires the following packages to be installed:
libc6:i386 libasound2:i386 libasound2-data:i386 libasound2-plugins:i386 libsdl1.2debian:i386 libgtk2.0-0:i386 libsdl-image1.2:i386 libsdl-sound1.2:i386 
libsdl-mixer1.2:i386 libopenal1:i386

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Last Modified: May 24, 2024

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Frozen Synapse reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from French
It's been three days that I have the game and for the moment I find it very average, in any case it is not worth 20euros, but too late to get reimbursed...
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Microsoft from French
More of the minimalist indie game, but that hides an exciting tactical game, and quasi-infinite since the levels of skirmish mode are generated randomly.
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Tactics Game for patient Player creatures. I played Prime on the PS3, which is probably the same Game with Controller Support. Personally too much Tasting, or I was just too bad. Certainly a great Game for People with Patience.
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Microsoft from French
If you like turn based strategy, smooth graphics, and chess, this game is a must have. Games are short and fun, and the best is that games remain when offline, so you can play your turn and wait for your opponent to connect to play his ... like a remote chess game. ++ For the synapses
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Well it's a bit like backgammon: Even if you do everything right, the luck plays the bigger role. And the story, especially the characters, are quite caustic. wers nevertheless I want to report an example simply. I don't want to kick that money out of it.
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Microsoft from French
Here is a game that has made a discreet exit but that deserves more!! For tactical strategy fans it's really excellent! We can give very precise orders to a whole squad while the opponent does the same then the result is displayed after, it gives very surprising situations! To try a game filled with freshness with good music
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Microsoft from French
▓ ▓ ▓ ▓ ▓ ▓ ▓ ▓ ░ ░ 8/10 frozen Synapse is a great turn-by-turn strategy game! We manage the movement of the units turn by turn with plenty of possibilities that is offered to us: orientation, aiming, posture, when to do this, make it a very exciting gameplay! A big highlight is to be able to "simulate" the movements of enemies to our liking to refine the different strategies and avoid losing stupidly our units the graphics are acceptable with an interesting design and the music is sublime!
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Microsoft from Spain
Very good! I was very surprised by This game. "CQB of Airsoft" Scenarios in which you have to decide which actions will make each of the members of your team. Where is the difficulty? So that the enemies do exactly the same and until the moment of the action you do not know what will be your tactic, so you have to be prepared for everything. You have a demo that you can try (that if, in perfect English) and when you buy the game you receive 2 copies of it, so you can exchange the second copy for another game in the forum. Mine in fact I got it from a person who has changed me for a game that I had left my;) Take Advantage If you like tactics;)
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