WORBITAL is a satisfying blend of simple and skilful, entertaining nonsense that delivers deeply tactical challenges.
Far, far away, a humanoid race is colonising other planets for resources, but a rebellion triggers an interplanetary civil war.
Gargantuan weapons can be built on the 2D sphere of your homeworld (from railguns to lasers and guided missiles) and defensive tricks deployed to deflect incoming artillery, with projectiles affected by gravity and attacking opportunities or obstacles created as planets follow their orbital paths.
Battles lurch so frantically between offence and defence that it can be overwhelming, but Worbital’s charming execution and punchy presentation makes it well worth the effort.
The last word: Explosive, excessive and entertaining deep space conflict