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My eyes hurt. This is due to several circumstances: firstly, Frozen Synapse 2 has a beautiful neon crispness that I can still see when I shut my eyes. Secondly, I appear to activate the part of my brain that makes excellent tactical decisions via squinting. And finally, my eyes are sore because I've stayed up far too late playing brilliant matches of tactical shooter chess against people across the globe.

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I’m a sucker for tactics games and cyberpunk settings. Frozen Synapse 2 combines both into a cerebral, moody management game full of corporate politicking and high tech squad battles. While the game can be glitchy and has rough edges, the core experience nails everything I want in a cyberpunk game.

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Last week was all about swinging from rooftops and paratrooping out of the skies. This week, the drawcard is exploring underground and below the water line - and discovering what happens when nicking artifacts from tombs goes badly wrong.

Also, there's a Danger Mouse game out this week.

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Mode 7 games popped up a little while ago with a trailer showing some very Frozen Synapsey combat for Frozen Synapse 2, and showed off a large city that you could do missions in. We had also previously known that it would be an "open world" game -- but now we have the first in a series of developer updates, and we can finally see what the game is going to be like.

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It's been given away in countless Humble Bundles, plays excellently on mobiles and probably echoes the vibe of Counter-Strike in a turn-based format better than some of those browser games out there.

Mode7 Games hasn't been talking about Frozen Synapse for a while though, having spent the last couple of years focusing on Frozen Cortex. But the more tactical shooter is getting a sequel, and it's due out this year.