Single player fans have a hard time in the tactical shooter genre. Most really good games focus solely on multiplayer, whether they’re called Insurgency Sandstorm or Squad. A few exceptions like Ready or Not or Rainbow Six Siege offer (sometimes limited) lone wolf content.
Total Conflict: Resistance, on the other hand, a new mix of shooter and strategy, focuses entirely on that single player experience. And dares a balancing act between fast banging and level-headed mental work that is reminiscent of Mount & Blade.
We’ll show you in a nutshell what kind of game this is.
That’s what Total Conflict is about
The mix of tactics and action sets you apart in a fictional civil war in which you take control of a faction. You have to build outposts, produce war equipment, fight battles.
This gameplay trailer will give you a quick picture:
Trailer for Total Conflict: Resistance shows what the mix of tactical shooter and strategy looks like
What is special about Total Conflict: Resistance is the mixture of action, tactics and strategy with construction and management elements. The developers summarize the key points as follows:
- First Person Perspective: Squads can be managed here. You also control a fighter and issue orders at squad or company level. Plays like a first person shooter.
- Tactical mode: Orders can be given to squads from a bird’s eye view. The units have different options to use them properly in battle. Reminds of a real-time strategy game.
- Strategic map: Here you can see the complete map of the game world, which provinces it is divided into and who is currently in control of where. There are opportunities to build a war industry, manage resources, forge alliances with other factions, or change domestic politics.
Total Conflict: Resistance is committed to a certain realism. For example, ballistics of individual projectiles and hit zones of soldiers and vehicles are calculated.
Total Conflict: Resistance – View screenshots
What else is important?
Total Conflict was released on Steam in Early Access on April 21, 2023, so it’s not finished yet. It should be developed further for one to two years, including new weapons, vehicles, maps and game mechanics.
However, the unfinished version can also convince the majority of players on Steam. The game currently has an approval rating of 81 percent (around 300 reviewers).