developer: Offworld Industries
publisher: Offworld Industries
Game mode: multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet, players: max 100
game language: English
game release date for PC:
Squad is a tactical FPS that puts special emphasis on cooperation and teamwork. The game was developed by the creators of Project Reality - one of the most popular Battlefield 2 modifications. This title was intended as a commercial sequel to that mod, however, after a breakup in the studio, most of its members turned to development of another, more ambitious production.
Despite the turmoil, Squad stays true to the original premises of Project Reality. The developers wanted to make a game that was something between action shooters like Battlefield and realistic military simulations akin to the Arma series. Therefore, the game’s landmark feature became realism, evident in e.g. limited HUD information, advanced ballistics, significantly longer line of sight, as well as authentic bullet range and stopping power. The game features a more realistic health system and a score of elements designed to slow down the pace of action (e.g. longer reloading times).
Combat takes place on large maps of up to 16 square kilometers. Up to 100 people can play together simultaneously, fighting for two rivaling factions out of several available (e.g. the U.S. Army and terrorists). This creates an impression of realism of battlefield, where teamwork is essential, although each player handles a different offensive or defensive task. The developers offer a wide arsenal of weapons, as well as drivable vehicles, such as tanks, armored personnel carriers, planes, and helicopters. Moreover, squad leaders can shape the battlefield e.g. by constructing all sorts of fortifications.
From the technical standpoint, Squad is powered by the Unreal Engine 4, able to provide high quality visual effects. It is noteworthy that all in-game weapons were recreated with utmost attention to details, as were the soldiers' uniforms and equipment.
Game score 9.2 / 10 calculated out of 91 players' votes.
Expectations before the premiere: 8.9 / 10 calculated out of 194 players' votes.
PC / Windows
- Quad Core
- 8 GB RAM
- graphic card 4 GB GeForce GTX 770 / Radeon HD 7970 or better
- 55 GB HDD
- Windows 7 SP1 64-bit
- Six Core
- 16 GB RAM
- graphic card 6 GB GeForce GTX 1060 / 8 GB Radeon RX 570 or better
- 55 GB HDD
- Windows 7(SP1)/8/10 64-bit