Phantom Doctrine arrives today on PC and consoles

This turn-based spy management game set in the Cold War also features a multiplayer mode.

Polish indie game development studio Creative Forge, responsible for Hard West, launches today its highly anticipated turn-based strategy game set in the Cold War years, Phantom Doctrine. This spy management and tactical simulator will be available today for PC, Playstation 4 and Xbox One.

Creative Forge has announced that anyone who purchases Phantom Doctrine within its first two weeks after launch will automatically get an upgrade to the Deluxe Version without any additional charges. Also, players who own the studio’s previous game, Hard West, on their Steam libraries will get an extra 5% discount price on Phantom Doctrine.

In Phantom Doctrine players take the role of a spy’s organization called The Cabal in the midst of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union, chasing clues and leads on conspiracies and ultra secret shady plans from various factions of the world. Managing your agents and their destinations, researching new facilities to add to your hideout, conducting tactical ops on-site while remaining off the radar of your enemies are some of the basic concepts of this game. You’ll be able to choose your backstory as a renegade CIA agent or a former KGB officer.

Phantom Doctrine

Mind you, readers, that our review on Phantom Doctrine is on the works and will be published later this week.

As the developers explained through the game’s description, Phantom Doctrine features the following:

  • A Deep Single Player Story Campaign: the 40+ hour Single player campaign mode features a rich gripping plot woven with numerous historical events and characters to bring the terrifying reality of the Cold War to life from a unique perspective.
  • Next-generation turn-based combat: offers unprecedented flexibility of movement and actions, including variable Overwatch modes and assault-oriented Breach ability.
  • Expanded battlefield: assets can be positioned around the world, enabling you to call for assistance in the heat of battle. But the enemy can also bring in reinforcements, including heavy weapons and even air support. Don’t bring a knife to a gunfight.

Phantom Doctrine also includes a multiplayer mode where players can face each other on one of the different scenarios available for tactical-ops and test who’s the stealthier and better strategist of them.

Phantom Doctrine launches today at a starting price of $39.99 on PC through Steam and GOG, Playstation 4 and Xbox One.

Associate Editor

Our boy from Buenos Aires, Juan has been a gamer for as long as he can remember (and possibly even longer than that). He loves a good story, and believes every indie game has a compelling one to tell.

Juan Manuel Fontan

Associate Editor Our boy from Buenos Aires, Juan has been a gamer for as long as he can remember (and possibly even longer than that). He loves a good story, and believes every indie game has a compelling one to tell.