CreativeForge’s Phantom Doctrine is one of the most refreshing tactics games I’ve played in years. It combines 80s espionage and XCOM style tactics amidst the Cold War during the Reagan administration. You’re given you the choice of playing either a member of the KGB or the CIA. It’s the closest to playing an episode of “The Americans” as it gets. Though, Phantom Doctrine is more than the television series it reminds me of, and very much its own thing that’s done well. Phantom Doctrine is incredibly complex, deep, and satisfying that gets its hooks in you immediately.
Publisher Gambitious Digital Entertainment and developer CreativeForge Games have performed ritualistic blood sacrifice and joined spiritual forces on the successful Kickstarter project, Hard West – a classic Western tale of supernatural chaos and revenge coming to the PC platform in Autumn 2015.
Hard West is a PC game that features the turn-based combat of XCOM with an overworld map reminiscent of Heroes of Might and Magic and a Weird West setting seldom explored in video games.
CreativeForge Games is a Polish company with members that have worked on titles like Call of Juarez, Dead Island, Hard Reset, Shadow Warrior.
Their first game, Ancient Space, is being published by Paradox Interactive (who you may have heard of!). It’s a space RTS and was just announced today.