Guide a Mercenary Band in Retro-Inspired Tactical RPG Fight Life: Vanguard – Overview

Written by Marcello TBL

Fight Life: Vanguard RPG

It looks like an Amiga RPG in the best possible meaning of the word

I am drawn to everything that evokes titles from the past, and the game I’m presenting, at times, seems to come straight out of an Amiga, in the best possible meaning of the word. Fight Life: Vanguard, just discovered on Steam pages, developed by StartImpulse and Two Cakes Studio, is a PC tactical RPG in which players are plunged into a dark, fantastical world teetering on the brink of destruction.

In Fight Life: Vanguard, players lead a mercenary squad across treacherous landscapes in which they must choose their allies wisely from a pool of diverse and skilled recruits, each bringing unique classes and abilities to the fore as they strive to restore harmony to a world shadowed by imminent oblivion.

Fight Life: Vanguard RPG

Through real-time exploration and turn-based tactical combat on hex-based maps, the game challenges players to master tactical combat across four enthralling chapters. The journey begins with low-rank recruits, who must be honed into seasoned warriors. Beyond the battlefield, the game emphasizes character development and squad management.

Fight Life: Vanguard has a Q4 2024 PC release windows. In the meantime check out the overview via Steam, screens and trailer.


Engage in strategic turn-based combat, manage and upgrade each character, and strive to reclaim harmony in a world on the brink of oblivion. Take on the mantle of leadership as you guide a mercenary squad through perilous landscapes, selecting your comrades from a diverse pool of skilled recruits.

Embark on a journey alongside once mighty and generous, now the forgotten god, whose energy slowly dissipates from the world. Betrayed by his human apprentice who decided to become a new divine by sacrificing his master, the Divine Spirit initially distrusts humanity until witnessing their bravery in defending against darkness. Before going to the void God is ready to make his last call to save humankind.

Lead a squad of brave adventurers through a war-torn world besieged by darkness. Engage in meticulously crafted turn-based battles spanning four captivating chapters, where green recruits evolve into seasoned warriors.

Challenge your strategic prowess as you navigate through tactical encounters, devising maneuvers, launching assaults, and striving to tip the scales of the conflict in your favor. Witness the transformation of your ragtag group into legendary heroes, forged from humble beginnings into mythical champions.

Invest in the growth of your team, meticulously nurturing their skills and resilience to endure the harrowing trials ahead. Every decision counts as you strive to carve a path of hope amidst a bleak and seemingly insurmountable crisis.


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Marcello TBL

Italian Dad in love with Turn-Based RPGs and Indie Games. In 2018 he started Turn Based Lovers and now he can't live without it.