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Squad PC

A tactical shooter released as a sequel to one of the most popular Battlefield 2 modifications - Project Reality. The game was developed as a commercial version of that mod; however, only part of the original team worked on it.

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PC / Windows
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developer: Offworld Industries

publisher: Offworld Industries

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Game mode: multiplayer

Multiplayer mode: Internet, players: max 100

English language game language: English

game release date for PC:

23September2020

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.

Gameplay

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.

Technology

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 9.1 / 10 calculated out of 54 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 8.9 / 10 calculated out of 194 players' votes.  

Age Rating

age requirements: 18+

System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • 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
  • Recommended:
  • 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
Impressions of Squad – Project Reality’s successor holds its own under fire
Impressions of Squad – Project Reality’s successor holds its own under fire

game preview 04 January 2016 13:42

Squad – a tactical FPS and spiritual sequel to the famous Project Reality mod was recently made available on Steam Early Access. Despite being an early alpha, the game proves itself to be quite playable and glitch-free.

Squad – Crowdfunding Campaign Launches For The Realistic FPS From
Squad – Crowdfunding Campaign Launches For The Realistic FPS From "Project Reality" Mod Creators

news 27 May 2015 13:38

A crowdfunding campaign was launched on Kickstarter for Squad, a realistic FPS in a modern warfare setting. During the first 10 hours, the developers from Offworld Industries managed to raise over CAD 60,000.

What’s New on Squad, a Tactical Shooter from Project Reality Creators
What’s New on Squad, a Tactical Shooter from Project Reality Creators

news 04 August 2015 08:07

Project Reality Creators’ Squad just got a bunch of new features and improvements. See what the developers worked on in July.

Squad hits Steam Early Access December 15th
Squad hits Steam Early Access December 15th

news 23 November 2015 14:29

Squad will be hitting Steam Early Access on December 15th. Once this tactical shooter from the creators of Project Reality mod for Battlefield 2 arrives to Steam the game will be offered for $39.99.

Squad arrives at Steam Early Access and is going to stay there for a year
Squad arrives at Steam Early Access and is going to stay there for a year

news 15 December 2015 13:34

Early version of Squad is going to arrive at Steam today. The tactical online shooter from the creators of Project Reality mod for Battlefield 2 is going to remain in Early Access for about a year.

Squad gets Unreal Engine 4-powered modding tools
Squad gets Unreal Engine 4-powered modding tools

news 23 June 2016 12:40

Squad, a first-person shooter by Offworld Industries, has received an Unreal Engine 4-powered editor that lets the players mod it.

Squad: Alpha V7 in sight, and it’s big
Squad: Alpha V7 in sight, and it’s big

news 02 August 2016 14:22

Details regarding Alpha V7 of Squad – a tactical shooter based on Battlefield 2’s Project Reality – have been deployed. Long story short: vehicles rolled in to the battlefield.

Squad With Million Copies Sold And Alpha 13 Update
Squad With Million Copies Sold And Alpha 13 Update

news 02 May 2019 11:06

The sales of Squad, the tactical FPS, have exceeded one million copies. The game has also received an update with new content.

Squad Leaves Early Access
Squad Leaves Early Access

news 24 September 2020 12:23

Squad's over four year-period of early access is over. Yesterday the full version of this tactical FPS debuted. Edition 1.0 brought a lot of news, including a map, additional faction and 100-person servers.

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