Phantom Doctrine on Nintendo Switch is a strategic turn-based espionage thriller set at the peak of the Cold War. Drawing on a wide variety of influences and capturing the subtle intrigue of classic spy films, the game thrust the player into a mysterious world of covert operations, counterintelligence, conspiracy, and paranoia.
As commander of a secret organization known as The Cabal, you are charged to prevent a global conspiracy that seeks to dispute the world leaders and incite conflict between nations. By carrying out secret missions, investigating classified files, and interrogating enemy agents, a sinister plot is uncovered. With the clock ticking, it must be thwarted to save the world from an unthinkable fate.
In hand-held mode, the visuals for Phantom Doctrine aren’t that good. Everything has a bit of a blur to it and stuff like hair didn’t look good. I was happy to see I could set all my agents bald. The subtitles and text were also pretty difficult to read. In docked mode, the environments and lighting look great in this game.
Phantom Doctrine Nintendo Switch Trailer
Gameplay-wise it can stand up to X-Com. Aliens have been replaced by femme fatales and other cold war additions. Though there is a lot more emphasis on stealth, which I was really happy to see. As a fan of games like Hitman and Splinter Cell, I will always like a stealth game.
The stealth element does mean that levels take a little longer. You have to move around slowly picking up any intel and other goodies. If too many guards are taken out, they will destroy the intel. I found the gameplay is a lot more fun than X-Com’s.
Also, you constantly get new weapons and gadgets to play around with. It’s one of those games that the more you play it, the better it gets. As you will continue to grow your characters and their skill.
Therefore, if you are a fan of spies, or stealth this is a fantastic game to pick up. The X-Com comparison aside, this game really stands on its own. Finally, please check out our gaming reviews. Also, don’t forget to connect with the Jabba Reviews team on Facebook or Twitter.