Grincer 20. joulu, 2012 2.59
Similar tactical RPG / squad based combat games?
So far I have only seen similar isometric strategic gameplay in:

Syndicate Wars (NOT the new FPS)
Commandos
Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of steel
Neverwinternights 1 (wich also has the 'pause' option for strategic purposes)

Any other games I should know of? And what is this genre called anyway?
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Kommando.Obi 31. joulu, 2012 8.07 
Much like Commandos I recommend Desperados. And if you find it anywhere, try "Korea - Forgotten Conflict"
Doctor Impossible 31. joulu, 2012 9.03 
There's also the new XCOM.
VN SevenNiner 31. joulu, 2012 10.52 
Maybe Mech Commander, Incubation
Kendral 31. joulu, 2012 19.56 
It´s strange, but the game series that gave me a similar feeling than FF is the Star Wolves one. I know, I know, space 3d and all that stuff... But, the little wild squad system has a similar taste to me.
nerdity 1. tammi, 2013 7.07 
Silent Storm! It's turn-based though, this one's real-time with pause button, right? But damn, Silent Storm was a good game. Destructible environment and everything. ;)
Grincer 1. tammi, 2013 11.50 
XCOM seems allright, played the demo. Even though it is turn-based instead of a real-time / pause for tactics blend.
Geordielass 2. tammi, 2013 10.09 
Baldur's Gate and Baldur's Gate II would be earlier examples than this (unfortunately, not on Steam, try gog.com - that's where I recently picked them up for a bit of high-quality nostalgia).
A bit less tactical (more action-y) but very much the same comic-book flavour squad-based combat as Freedom Force is X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse (the first X-Men Legends was console only), I believe Marvel Ultimate Alliance was much the same as X-Men Legends too, but can't recommend it from personal experience. Unfortunately don't know where to get them these days, not in downloadable form anyway.
As for what to call it - I thought Freedom Force was just a RPG - pretty much vanilla flavoured too, since most (non-action) RPGs have some tactical element to their fights unless you want to die pretty fast. Some of the others on your list do sit right on the RPG/Strategy Games border, though.
jacobkosh 30. maalis, 2013 15.27 
I wouldn't call Freedom Force an RPG - there's no "role playing" element to it. You don't make choices at any point that affect or change the outcome of the story; your choices are strictly tactical ones about who to bring to a mission and how to grow their powers. I'd call it a tactical squad-based strategy game with progression elements.
pmaximus 6. elo, 2013 21.14 
try jagged alliance 2, its one of the best squad level tactical combat simulations ever made.
AstinDextor 4. syys, 2013 0.28 
If Neverwinter Nights counts, then Neverwinter Nights 2 should too, especially since you get a larger party and can actually issue commands to all of your party members, instead of just the main one. Also, Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age 2 use the same combat system as well, and all of those except DA2 let you have an Isometric view if you want one.
Grincer 5. syys, 2013 6.10 
Thanks for the suggestions. I prefer Neverwinter Nights over NwN2 since it has the "pause" option I prefer, similar to Freedom Force and it's sequels. Just was rather disappointed this feature was stripped from Neverwinter Nights 2. And the funny thing is, there is actually a remake for Syndicate Wars in production, called Satellite Reign in Greenlight / Kickstarter project from the original designers. So I'll just keep a lookout for that one too.
AstinDextor 5. syys, 2013 8.33 
Grincer lähetti viestin:
Thanks for the suggestions. I prefer Neverwinter Nights over NwN2 since it has the "pause" option I prefer, similar to Freedom Force and it's sequels. Just was rather disappointed this feature was stripped from Neverwinter Nights 2. And the funny thing is, there is actually a remake for Syndicate Wars in production, called Satellite Reign in Greenlight / Kickstarter project from the original designers. So I'll just keep a lookout for that one too.

Neverwinter Nights 2 HAS the "pause" option. It was never stripped.
Riddler 8. syys, 2013 7.11 
Ya nwn 2 does have pause and if you like that feature try out the dragon ages. Xcom enemy unknown is really good too but it's turn based.
Grincer 9. syys, 2013 0.28 
My mistake then, I'll better look into Nwn 2 then again, thanks.
The Singularious 4. loka, 2013 19.02 
Riddler lähetti viestin:
Ya nwn 2 does have pause and if you like that feature try out the dragon ages. Xcom enemy unknown is really good too but it's turn based.

Exactly what i was going to recommend. Dragon Age: Origins is an odd mix of RPG and tactical teamwork. I happen to really enjoy it. Not everyone does...
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