Niche Spotlight – WarForwards

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Today’s Spotlight is WarForwards, a top-down tactical shooter with waifus by Roman Pak.

WarForwards is set in an elite military academy where soldiers train in close quarters tactics. The game features a branching storyline as you meet and interact with fellow cadets between mock gunfights. Shoot your way through brutal combat training sessions with an arsenal of over 70 weapons and gadgets, as well as an upgradable perk system. You can check out a trailer above.

WarForwards is available on Windows PC via Steam for $9.99.

Here’s a rundown of the game:

WarForwards – It’s an action game with dynamic gunplay in close quarters, inspired by the film “John Wick” and transferred to the 2D Top-Down Shooter format.

The action takes place in a special military Academy, where the cadets participate in large-scale military training.

Make friends, prepare equipment and fight your way to the goal through dozens of enemies on a variety of locations with large arsenal of weapons, non-stop action, tons of lead and barrage of fire.

Show them who’s the best here!

Key Features:

  • Shoot ‘Em in the Head – Critical shot mechanic require you to shoot accurately to deal maximum damage.
  • Furious firefights in CQB on various locations – Plan your every move because the enemy is close and the price of mistake will be too high.
  • Story-driven campaign, in which you don’t kill anyone – You will find an intense adventure where you make friends and defeat many enemies on your way to the goal.
  • Endless survival mode with its own progression and mechanics
    • If you came just to shoot, then welcome to the extensive survival mode.
    • Several difficulty modes allow you to find the optimal level of challenge.
  • Extensive Arsenal of various weapons
    • You can unlock more than 70 weapons to use in battle.
    • Pistols, SMGs, shotguns, rifles, LMGs and rocket launchers are all at your disposal.
    • All weapons have different purposes, so you will always find something for yourself.
  • Perk system – Diverse perks allow you to modify your playstyle. You can equip different perk to improve certain characteristics of your character or get other improvements that will help you in battle.

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Frank Streva


Niche Gamer’s resident indie expert. Digs through the Steam new releases so you don’t have to. Massive fan of miniature and board games as well.