Into the Breach
Price: £11.39 from fave.co/2LZ64FM
I liked FTL, but I love this year’s follow-up Into the Breach. A miniaturized tactics game, you’re trying to defend humanity from an onslaught of giant bugs one 8-by-8 grid at a time. It’s like chess meets Starship Troopers. ‘Tactics game’ is an oversimplification, too. What I love about Into the Breach is that you can see enemy turns ahead of time, giving you the chance to block or even misdirect them. It feels more like a puzzle game, or like chess as played by a grandmaster, always planning multiple steps ahead. There’s also a minimalist but pulp-fun story penned by Chris Avellone, plus dozens of different unit combinations to experiment with. If you’re looking to fall into a ‘one more turn’ spiral, Into the Breach is set to be your next addiction.