I just got into Squad the other day. It’s currently on Early Access on Steam, and it’s a free play weekend (ending soon) with 50% off.
OMG, this is one of those games I’ve been dreaming of. Essentially ARMA meets Battlefield, but much more focused on modern infantry. It’s got the realistic feel, but it’s not crazy hardcore realistic. If you’re “killed”, you can be revived if a medic can get to you, otherwise you can “give up” and respawn at a spawn point.
At the same time, it’s not crazy full-on-action like BF is. It’s very much centered on squad tactics. You run solo in this game, you will get killed easily.
To facilitate the squad work, there are three built-in, dedicated voice channels. One for your squad, one for everyone in your vicinity, and one for squad leaders to communicate.
Squads have limited slots, so you can have up to 2 medics, 1 sniper, 1 automatic rifleman, etc. Very nice, as it prevents the sniper-fest seen in BF.
Vehicles appeared limited to stuff like BTRs, technicals. humvees, and the like.
The maps are gigantic. ARMA-scale easily. Quite detailed.
I’ve been having a blast in it. It’s everything I ever wanted in a shooter. It’s not a game where you’re going to have a 50-1 KDR. Nor are you going to be shooting a lot. But it’s all about the tension and the bursts of combat.