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Battlestar Galactica: Deadlock
Developer(s)Black Lab Games
Publisher(s)Slitherine Software
Year released2017
System(s)Windows, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4
SeriesBattlestar Galactica
Genre(s)Turn-based strategy
ModesSingle player, Multiplayer
Rating(s)ESRB Everyone 10+PEGI Ages 12+
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Battlestar Galactica: Deadlock is a 3D strategy game (released on PC, Xbox One and PS4) featuring the First Cylon War. This game takes place in the same timeline as the 2004 remake by Ronald D. Moore, and occurs roughly 50 years before the beginning of the TV series.

The campaign tasks players with protecting the Twelve Colonies from attacks by the Cylons, humanity's robotic creations turned rogue, through thirteen story missions. The game takes place on both a strategic and tactical scale, similar to X-COM. Players will build fleets of up to seven ships, and then send these ships across the Cyrranus System to engage Cylon fleets and complete missions. For additional information on this strategic layer, see the Walkthrough page.

Upon engaging an enemy fleet, players control each ship individually in a turn-based battle system. Both the AI and the player issue their orders at the same time, and upon clicking End Turn, both turns are resolved simultaneously. Ships must be careful of their subsystems, armour facings, position, and battle stance to be effective. For additional information on this tactical layer, see the Gameplay page.

Each of the DLCs will continue the story from where the base game left off, with later DLCs modifying the tactical layer significantly. In chronological order, the DLCs are: Reinforcements and Broken Alliance (concurrent with the base game, and addons to the base campaign), Sin and Sacrifice; Resurrection; and most recently, Ghost Fleet Offensive.

There are also Skirmish and Multiplayer modes, which allow players to construct fleets based on a points budget to face off against the AI or each other. As of 2020, multiplayer tournaments run regularly on PC.

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