USC: Counterforce

Platform(s): PC
Genre: RPG/Strategy
Publisher: Firesquid Games
Developer: Angry Cat Studios

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'USC: Counterforce' Is An Old-school Tactical Squad Shooter, Demo Later This Week, Early Access In Q1 2023 - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2022 @ 8:00 a.m. PDT

USC: Counterforce is a turn-based squad-tactics game set in a tense sci-fi atmosphere.

Lead your Space Commandos in an epic revival of turn-based squad tactics inspired by XCOM, Space Hulk and Aliens, featuring in-depth skill & combat systems and multiple game modes. Discover the truth behind the demise of colony MC83-A, and protect Humankind from an ancient alien threat.

Players control a hardened strike team of suited-and-booted commandos tasked with investigating and neutralizing the remainders of an unidentified alien threat on planetary body M-8322. But upon arrival, things don’t go according to plan…

With a class-free skill system and a multitude of weapons and gadgets to utilize against the alien wave, players must lead their marines through extremely challenging missions across multiple game modes. The demo already showcases the infinite replayability of the finished game with hours of unique challenges.

Featuring fully interactable, multi-layered destructible environments, players can leverage terrain and building layouts to maximize their defensive or offensive positions. Coupled with environmental hazards, buildable barricades, and walls that can be destroyed, the tactical possibilities for assaulting or retreating from combat positions are vast. With alien foes also able to execute similar tactics, USC: Counterforce builds on its layers of depth to create a unique, atmospheric experience.


A new demo will be released at this year's TactiCon, the digital event hosted on Steam that celebrates unique strategy video games. Created by Firesquid Games and Hooded Horse, TactiCon will highlight the brilliant and creative minds who develop strategy games of all kinds and gather the players who love them.

USC: Counterforce will be available through Steam Early Access in Q1 2023.

Key Features:

  • Create your ultimate squad to face every situation thanks to our unique class-free skill and progression system; hundreds of weapons & gadgets are available to suit your playstyle
  • Outsmart aliens in epic fights taking impactful tactical decisions, triggering combos and environmental interactions of all kinds;
  • Access to massive content at launch: USC:CF offers huge replayability through a fully randomized Campaign, customizable missions, multiple game modes, and local co-op using Steam's Remote Play Together
  • Experience a genuine space/alien horror fantasy; explore and fight through abandoned bases and mining facilities in a dark, tight, deadly environment, where dangers lurk about in every corner–you must be ready for anything! Head cameras on every marine bring the terror even closer to you!
  • Discover the truth behind the demise of colony MC83-A, and protect Humankind from an ancient alien threat.

USC: Counterforce is in development for PC (Steam).


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