Meet the Killers of TASTEE: Lethal Tactics (Video)

Anyone who calls a gunfight a ballet has seen way too many movies. There’s nothing graceful about a shotgun blast to the gut. When bullets start flying, it’s the crew with pinpoint precision and perfectly honed teamwork that walks out alive.

TASTEE: Lethal Tactics is a simultaneous tactics game that drops you into the thick of a close-quarters gunfight. Assemble a crew from 12 elite guns-for-hire and harness their special abilities to gain the upper hand.

TASTEE: Lethal Tactics gives you total control over your units. Anticipate your opponent’s movements, plan your attack, and chain multiple commands together to perfectly execute every nuance. With simultaneous tactics, you can forget about all that back-and-forth nonsense, as both sides issue their orders in unison and watch as their strategies collide in a frenzy of action.

Take down the cartels in 30 single-player missions, practice against the AI, and bring the fight to other players in online multiplayer across 10 maps. With randomized elements in each map, no two fights will ever be the same.

Available now on Steam Early Access, TASTEE: Lethal Tactics is the first independent PC release from Skybox Labs, whose credits include the Age of Empires II and Age of Mythology series. As a special reward for early-adopters, all Early Access players will immediately receive a free code for a friend and a special pack of character skins upon release.


About This Game
One of Destructoid’s top indie games to look for in 2016.

This is TASTEE: we do take out.

You are the director, you will coordinate a master plan using every tool at your disposal. Off the books, unsanctioned and highly illegal, you’ll be doing the dirty work the government can’t.

They are elite, elusive, and deliciously dangerous. Independents and rogues, these mercs do not play well with others and we’re going to cram them all into your rundown diner: TASTEE. They’re an unruly powder keg waiting for a spark…but fortunately most of these guys like explosions. This is your team.

Your job is to recruit these hired guns and form the TASTEE team; use them to orchestrate missions to take down the Cartel. Misfits and outcasts, each merc has refined their own personal MO when it comes to death and destruction. Their unique set of skills is exactly what you’ll need to steal guns, interrupt supply lines, save hostages, formulate traps, and execute epic gunfights on your mission to take down The Cowboy – the big boss responsible for a global crime epidemic. Lethal tactics have been authorized… Good luck.

From the developers of Age of Empires II: The Forgotten and Age of Mythology Extended Edition comes an intense simultaneous turn-based tactical game.

Grab life by the tacticals.


Single Player Mission Mode:
◾30 Missions across 10 locations

◾Recruit mercs, each with their own unique skillset

◾Mission Leaderboards – Replay missions, best your own scores and top others’ to climb the global leaderboards.

Squad-Based Gunfights:
◾4 distinct character classes work as a team in squads of up to 6 units.
◾Gunmen – Quick on the trigger and masters of the mid-field. Their range, speed and defensive abilities make it hard for opponents to pin them down.

◾Bombers – Direct, efficient and LOUD. Launch devastating grenades to flush opponents from fortified positions and to deny access points.

◾Snipers – Deadly marksmen and ace sharpshooters. Strategically lock-down open lanes from key line-of-sight positions.

◾Shotgunners – Masters at close-quarter combat in closed off areas. A good choice for front line assault tactics.

Assemble a Unique Team to match your Unique strategy:
◾Alter your strategy by choosing different units with different special abilities. Each match is an opportunity to try different tactics.

◾Coordinate attacks by pairing units with complementary skills and abilities.

◾Example: Linus has a special ability that allows him to break through walls, opening paths for teammates or attacking from unexpected locations.

10 Unique, Randomized Tactical Maps:
◾Rich, detailed locations highlight dramatic cat-and-mouse armed encounters.

◾Destructible environmental objects – Destroy doors and cover objects to alter the playing field.

◾Randomized Maps Elements – Destructible object placement is randomized on all maps, creating different pathways and strategy possibilities for each match.

◾Learn the maps to formulate strategies – Find ideal sniper locations, quick getaways and lanes to lead your opponent into an ambush.

Competitive Online Multiplayer Play:
◾ELO-ratings based global leaderboards – Defeat other players in the community to move up the rankings and become #1!

◾Asynchronous Online Matches – Play Head-to-Head matches asynchronously – submit your turns at your own pace. E-mail notifications inform you when it’s your turn and when someone has challenged you to a match.

◾Cage Matches – Play Head-to-Head matches live – submit your turns before the timer runs out.

Share your Best Match Replays:
◾Just won an incredible match? Share the replay with other Lethal Tactics players!

Practice Mode:
◾Play full matches versus AI.

◾Practice your tactics and test unit combinations.

Steam Achievements:
◾42 achievements – Play all modes to earn them all!