Experience the hard-boiled story of a group of vigilantes waging war against the overwhelming might of the criminal underworld.
Vigilantes is a turn-based tactical role-playing game developed and published by Timeslip Softworks. The game offers hardcore squad-level combat in a gritty neo-noir setting, intel gathering through surveillance and interrogation, a detailed character system, base building, crafting, and much more. Vigilantes offers you something fresh: a modern, neon drenched, rainy city in the midst of an unprecedented crime wave, supported by hard-boiled prose that brings the setting to life. It’s no country for sorcerers or laser guns, but brace yourself for psychotic mob hitmen, molotov wielding doomsday cultists, and paramilitary survivalist snipers!
Release Date: 3 Oct, 2018
Developer: Timeslip Softworks
Publisher: Timeslip Softworks
Genre: Strategy, RPG, Indie
OS: Win 7
OS: Win 10
- Party-Based Tactical Combat System, including lethal and non-lethal attacks, powerful perk-based activated abilities, attacks of opportunity, cover, aimed and special attacks.
- Reactive AI: An enemy that reacts to your actions, by setting up ambushes, and is responsible for recruitment, building facilities, improving gang equipment and training.
- Deep Character System: build the ultimate crime-fighting team using the UPLIFT system which comprises 6 stats, 9 skills and allows for a variety of viable builds. Further customise your characters with over 60 perks.
- Crafting: Upgrade weapons from 9 distinct classes and craft special items, such as hot-loaded ammo, armour, and medical items.
- Gather Intel: Run surveillance and interrogate defeated enemies to locate each gang’s leadership and facilities.
- Base Building: Build and upgrade 5 facilities (gym, library, firing range, surgery, workshop) to gain bonuses and access advanced crafting options.
- Adversary System: If an enemy manages to flee, they will become more powerful and you will have to face them again later. Take them down quick!
- Story: Experience the hard-boiled story of a group of vigilantes waging war against the overwhelming might of the criminal underworld. Gain advantages in combat through skill checks and choices in dialogue, and help out citizens in need.
Vigilantes is a hidden gem for XCOM look alike games lovers where the atmosphere settles on a Mafia theme. It is an impressive mix of Jagged, Xcom and other RPG strategy games. Reiker City has fallen into shambles, rising crime and the establishment of three separate rings made room for chaos. You follow the main character Sam Contino, who has decided to take things into his own hands, literally. The objective seems to be to eliminate the criminal presence in the city by killing all 3 crime bosses. Along the way, you improve in stats, gain allies, and commandeer loot in your victories against the Mafia, Survivalists and religious zealots. Create a gang, craft the base you ever wanted and accomplish the authority over other gangs in order to be the real godfather of the city. Its very playable in its current form and the combat mechanics are satisfying and fun. Great game. The atmosphere is incredible. The gameplay is solid. Always fun to crack skulls, rest and retool at base or explore blocks on the map.