Switch

Into the Breach

8 critics
8.54
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Score Distribution

9.00 to 10.0
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8.00 to 8.99
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6.00 to 7.99
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4.00 to 5.99
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0 to 3.99
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Jordan RudekAug 31, 2018
All in all, Into the Breach is a challenging but rewarding game that begs to be played by those who enjoy strategy and tactics games. The game can be enjoyable for more casual players, too, but there is likely to be a fair bit of frustration, at least initially. As well, the basic gameplay itself doesn’t really change over the course of each run: guard buildings, kill Vek, and try not to die in the process.
Paul SullivanMar 10, 2018
It’s a kick-ass retro turn-based strategy game that constantly flexes your brain muscles, and punishes your idiocy with a quick death. What it lacks in encounter diversity it makes up for with an excellent stable of mechs to play around with, a bad ass soundtrack, and a vibe that sucked me down the rabbit hole something fierce. It may not consume your whole year like FTL did, but Into The Breach is a tighter and more concentrated experience that’s well worth the money.
Mitch VogelSep 04, 2018
Into The Breach is a brutal, uncompromising game of making hard decisions and living with your mistakes, but the short length of battles and endless variety of playthroughs makes for an extremely addictive experience. Though the graphics are nothing special, the gameplay is some of the very best you’ll find in the strategy genre on the Switch, and we can easily recommend this to anybody who’s looking for an in-depth game that’ll make you think.
Jhonatan CarneiroSep 23, 2018
Into the Breach feels like a board game in which you must control a squad of mech robots to defend the planet. With turn-based combat that is as challenging as it is deep, it offers tons of replay value thanks to its many unique squad layouts.
GameCentralAug 30, 2018
An almost perfectly formed strategy game, that hides near infinite variety and depth beneath its deceptively simple presentation.
Jason ColesAug 31, 2018
The feeling of intellectual superiority you feel when you outsmart the aliens is incredible and will keep you playing through every loss you will experience. Best of all the bite-size maps fit onto the Switch so perfectly that the idea of playing it on a PC is absurd. This is a game made for a handheld, and damn is it good.
Michael MaunderFeb 05, 2019
While Into the Breach may appear to be a turn-based strategy akin to the Fire Emblem series, it tends to have more in common with a puzzle game. And it’s brilliant. The player takes control of three piloted mechs in order to prevent alien insects from destroying the world and its inhabitants, and with a vast array of weaponry, strategies, and no two playthroughs being alike, this is absolutely worth the small pricepoint.
Vitor CarvalhoNov 19, 2018
Into the Breach é um jogo de estratégia por turnos que chega à Switch num estilo clássico e sem apresentar novidades, mas é bastante competente no que toca à jogabilidade. Apresenta um conteúdo apropriado e será certamente apelativo para os amantes do género. É um título desafiante e com uma agradável jogabilidade e progressão, mas poderia ter um modo campanha com um enredo mais elaborado.