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Strain Tactics

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Strain Tactics is a real-time-with-pause tactical game, where you command a squad of soldiers to liberate earth from an alien infestation. 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 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.
Release date
Touch Dimensions
Touch Dimensions Interactive
Age rating
13+ Teen

System requirements for iOS

iPad 7 5, iPhone X, iPad Air 2, iPad 8 5 6, iPad 7 4, iPad Pro Cellular, iPad Mini 5 Cellular, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad Pro 9.7 Cellular, iPad 7 6, iPhone X S Max, iPad 7 1, iPad Air 3 Cellular, iPad Pro Fourth Gen Cellular, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Seventh Gen Cellular, iPhone SE Second Gen, iPhone 5s, iPad Air 2 Cellular, iPad Mini 3, iPad 8 1 2, iPad Mini 3 Cellular, iPad 7 2, iPhone X R, iPad Air, iPad Pro Second Gen Cellular, iPad Pro 9.7, iPad Pro, iPad 8 3 4, iPad Mini Retina, iPad Seventh Gen, iPad 7 3, iPhone 6, iPad Pro Fourth Gen, iPad 6 1 1, iPad Mini 5, iPad Air Cellular, iPad 6 1 2, iPad Pro Second Gen, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 1 1 Pro, iPad Air 3, iPhone 1 1, iPad Mini 4 Cellular, iPhone 8, iPhone 7, iPod Touch Sixth Gen, iPhone 1 1 Pro Max, iPad Mini 4, iPhone X S, iPad Mini Retina Cellular, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad 8 7 8, iPod Touch Seventh Gen

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • DirectX: Version 9.0
  • Storage: 400 MB available space

System requirements for Android

4.1 and up
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Last Modified: Jul 3, 2020

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