Two different styles are brought under one banner with Age of Wonders: Planetfall, though there are some flaws with the design.
Strategy games like the Sid Meier's Civilization series and tactical combat-focused ones such as XCOM are both immensely popular in the PC gaming community. They've even won over the hearts of many console players in recent years, too. However, these two genres rarely intersect with one another, as they operate on different principles (though both share a focus on turn-based mechanics).
Age of Wonders: Planetfall, though, is a departure from the norm. In this sci-fi title, both the strategy and tactics genres are molded into one experience that works well. And while developer Triumph Studios hasn't gotten this formula down to a science yet, Age of Wonders: Planetfall overall stands as a solid game you'll have a good time with.
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