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USC: Counterforce

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.

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About this game


USC: Counterforce is a turn-based squad-tactics game set in a tense sci-fi atmosphere. You control a strike team of commandos sent out to planetary body M-8322 to investigate and neutralize the remainders of a still mostly unidentified alien threat. But what you find there may very well change the course of history...





An in-depth, RPG-lite game system with complex character attributes and skills, detailed combat mechanics, and elaborate inventory management fuels the turn-based tactical core of the game, enabling you to truly customize your forces and face the threats as you want.



Class-free skill system with many passive abilities

Melee and ranged weapons with various types of ammunition

Hacking tools, mines, turrets and other deployable solutions, armor and weapon upgrades




Fight and explore through fully interactable and destructible, varied, multi-layered environments with useful, realistic mechanics to rearrange the battlefield. Build barricades, avoid and exploit environmental hazards, lay traps, trigger chain reactions, seal airlocks, or break through walls--but be aware, your enemies can also do so! The combinations of hazardous elements and effects open up even more tactical possibilities and dangers.





Take command and lead your fleet in the story-driven, procedurally generated, multi-ended Campaign mode, where your tactical tasks are accompanied by detailed management of your planetbase installation, the making of life-changing, narrative strategic decisions, and defending the fleet and the relay station to Earth.





Experience the many game modes: Lead your marines on various, extremely challenging multi-mission Operations with unique goals; build, maintain and defend a functional outpost in Defend the Base!; and play however you want in the fully customizable Single Mission mode featuring a hot-seat co-op multiplayer option. All missions throughout the game are made by our proprietary Random Map Generator, providing limitless possibilities!




Compete in seasonal challenge missions, earn ranks, achievements and in-game goodies, dominate the leaderboards. Upgrade and improve your official, ranked squads mission by mission to create the Ultimate Space Commando.

About us

Indie publisher focused on games that include strategizing and thinking in their broadest sense; from tacticals to city-builders or any other game where the brain is the most important muscle. Firesquid works closely with developers to help them make the best game they can, and focuses on developing communities around their strategy games.




Angry Cat Studios was founded in 2015 with the release of Ultimate Space Commando (USC) on Steam. In the next years, the studio experimented with a few prototypes in a search for its next project which resulted in a hardcore puzzle-platformer PC game, Mimic Hunter which has been ported to Nintendo Switch by the team. Now, they’re back into the world of PC games to bring players USC: Counterforce! Though it’s a very small company, they are still triple A: adorable, aspiring, and authentic!

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