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Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 319 reviews

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  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Like the game

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    I know that this game is real old and could get the game for a lot cheaper physically but wanted to have one downloaded to my system and it’s hard to find a physical copy as of right now but overall an interesting and fun game.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Simple and Difficult Strategy Game

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    This game is something between X-Com and Valkyria Chronicles. You don't get to see the whole map (and S.T.E.A.M. isn't an RPG) like the Fire Emblems and Final Fantasy tactics of the world. Rather, you have a free move with an over-the-shoulder view that keeps you from a bird's eye view of the battlefield. No mechanics are overly complex, so jumping right in is easy, but the game can still throw some serious challenges at you regularly. Multiplayer is also a blast, though it requires two copies of the game.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    An acquired taste

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    This game isn't for everyone. Its hard, occasionally annoying and sometimes unfair. That being said, if the idea of the game was at all interesting to you do yourself a favor and pick it up. Most of the reviews of it available are unfair so its really just a call you should make for yourself. Give the demo a try in the eShop. If you're a fan of a challenge and a good strategy game then buy it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Design, Fun, Gameplay
    Cons mentioned:
    Difficulty, Ease of use, Enemies

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    A Fun, Tactical Challenge

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    If you like turn-based strategy games, and the "Lincoln vs. Aliens" premise appeals to you, give this a try. The demo is excellent and available for free on the 3DS eShop. Pros: --Very tactical turn-based gameplay in which every movement counts and very little is left to chance --Diverse cast of characters with varied abilities. --Witty script with lots of Easter eggs for curious players to find --Excellent music and voice acting --Great replay value, with additional difficulty settings and unlockable rewards for high scores Cons --Story is very by-the-numbers, with few surprises to be had. --Enemies' weak points can be too difficult to hit, even at the best of times. A lot of reviewers bemoan the fact that enemy turns take too long. I almost never found this to be the case. This game will play best on the New 3DS, as its C-stick makes controlling the camera somewhat easier. However, my experience on the regular 3DS XL was quite enjoyable.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Better than they say

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    This game received an update that greatly speeds up the enemy AI choices and makes combat smoother. If you like xcom style games this is a nice alternative with a quirky theme. It isn't as robust, but it's a great way to pass the time when you need a handheld strategy fix.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Overhyped, but solid

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    This game received a lot of press at release. However it only reviewed as an "average" title. Many people skipped it because of this. It's worth a playthrough now. Especially at the price of $3 I paid on Cyber Monday.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Kind of a hidden gem

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    Owned for 1.5 years when reviewed.

    if you are into these types of games, it's a decent hidden gem.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    If you like Fire Emblem....

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    Then you'll like this strategy turn based RPG. You use the power of steam and fight on a 3D 3rd person battlefield. Everything you do determines how much Steam power you use per turn. You only have so much per turn so choose wisely. Also if you are a Fire Emblem fan and magically obtained any or all of the Amiibos from Fire Emblem (Marth, Ike, Lucina, and Robin) Then you can use them IN the game if you have the New 3DS XL or on the old 3DS consoles when the adapter comes out eventually....

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Fun
    Cons mentioned:
    Battles, Difficulty, Ease of use

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Quirky and fun with a few annoying design choices

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    Code Name S.T.E.A.M. is a very enjoyable turn-based strategy game that, when it's good, is every bit as fun as 2012's XCOM; Enemy Unknown. The over the top characters and lighthearted story fit wonderfully in the Steampunk world the game takes place in. Having President Lincoln give you orders on saving the world from alien invaders before you take your squad made up of famous figures from American folklore into battle keeps the game from being too serious. The basic loop of the game is pretty standard for the genre. Get a mission, choose your team of four and the equipment they will use, fight the bad guys and repeat. There isn't much to do outside of combat that I've seen in the dozen or so hours I've spent in the game so far. The weapon and gear upgrades unlock based on collectibles and story progression. Which is not a bad thing, but does make the game seem fairly basic when compared to games like Fire Emblem and XCOM. During missions you and the computer computer take turns moving and attacking each other. Most of the time the objective is to move your squad safely from one part of the map to another. Occasionally you are given additional tasks such as "kill the boss alien" or "save x number of people" and completing them gains you a bonus at the end of the mission. On your turn you move your squad into offensive or defensive positions and attack using "steam" which powers your equipment and weapons. Each member has a different amount of steam and different tasks required different amounts to accomplish. Deciding which actions to take and weather to attack now or to try and get in a better position to attack next turn is often times a difficult choice. After you end your turn the alien's take theirs. A process that often leaves you staring at the screen for several minutes waiting. There is no way to skip watching this or speed along at all. And often times you don't even see anything happen. Once this is done it's your turn again and the process repeats until one of you wins. Outside of the wasted time and the lack of depth to the game outside of combat the game is very enjoyable. I haven't had a chance to try any of the multiplayer modes or amibiio functionality so I can not say if they add anything to the game or not. Even without seeing them I think the game is worth the $40.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent game and got it super cheap

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    This is actually not a bad tactic game, in fact it feels similar to Valkyrie chronicles in some way. Not sure why it dropped to such a low level (got it at $2.50)

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    A good game, just not great.

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    If you are into turn-based strategy games this is not a bad pickup for the 3DS. However, something like SteamWorld Heist or Fire Emblem are a better purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Not our favorite game

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    Owned for more than 2 years when reviewed.

    Bought this for my son and he was much too young! Didn't pay attention to the rating. My husband tried it and did not enjoy it and it wasn't easy.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    great

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    Good game. I bought it as a gift for a friend and she loved it. I would make the purchase again for others in the future.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Think Advance Wars

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    Tactics games have often best been played on a handheld and this does not disappoint don’t forget to update as improvements were made after release.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun game

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    This is a pretty fun game which is not surprising since its made by the same people who make fire emblem. I’m not sure why some reviews say it’s not fun.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Ruined by Wil Wheaton

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    It was a five star game, but the presence of Wil Wheton tarnishes everything. He is anthropomorphic cancer. His presence means I cannot recommend this to a friend.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    A great game

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    This is a really great game by Intelligent Systems. I was hesitant at first to try it due to the bad reviews, but I am so glad I did. This is probably one of my favorite games for the 3ds. It is funny, challenging and really puts a unique twist on the strategy RPG genre. It also has great music!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Strategy and Steam

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    In an alternate universe Abe Lincoln and his crack team of folk heroes fight aliens! If this interests you and you like strategy games this is a great addition to your 3DS library.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great tactical RPG!

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    Weird premise, but it gets to be second-nature pretty quickly. The level of customization and strategical combinations that can take place is astounding!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    New IP pays off

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    Nintendo is known for cycling through their IPs constantly, but every now and then, they make a new IP. This is one of them. It's a great game for turn based gamers. I recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend