Gwent: The Witcher Card Game (XONE)
Logic November 2017
A stand-alone version of collective card game (CCG) that debuted in the bestselling RPG, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, by CD Project RED, and quickly became acknowledged as one of the best minigames in history. In Gwent: The Witcher Card Game players compete against each other with progressively collected decks of cards from five different factions. As in most CCG, the gameplay is turn-based, but quite unusually, the player’s objective is to gather more attack points than opponent. Cards are placed in three different rows, respectively for melee soldier, ranged units and siege machines like catapults. Our army’s strength can be both increased and decreased with special cards, unique skills of commanders or weather effects. Aside from complex multiplayer mode, the game also offers an episodic story campaign.
Fable Fortune (XONE)
A card game set in the universe known from the Fable series. The title was developed by Flaming Fowl, a studio that consists of former employees of Lionhead Studios – the creators of the previous entries in this popular franchise. As in other games of the genre, the gameplay focuses on duels played by using cards collected by the player in the game. The player can select from many heroes with different abilities and bonuses that can be used during the duels. The battles have not only a story background, but specific tasks to complete as well. The player must frequently choose between good and evil and his decisions determine the look of the protagonist and list of available units. Fable Fortune can be played alone or in multiplayer mode – the game contains both cooperation and competitive modes.
Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist (XONE)
Logic 30 July 2015
Another entry in the popular virtual card game series, based on a collective card game on the license of Kazuki Takahashi‘s manga from 1996. It has been developed by Other Ocean studio, which worked on titles like Mortal Combat Arcade Kollektion, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and Spider-Man: Edge of Time. We are taken to a special program known as Duelist Simulator, in which the best players face each other, recreating events of five Yu-Gi-Oh! series. New campaign lets us meet the main protagonists of the past, with us using well-known decks. However there are also completely new heroes, including those from Arc-V TV series, resulting in 90 characters in game and over 6600 cards. Game offers both single and multiplayer options.
Strategy 30 August 2016
An unusual combination of a digital board game, a card game, and a turn-based strategy with RPG elements. Funded partially by a Kickstarter campaign, Armello is a game by independent Australian artists and developers from League of Geeks studio. Armello is set in a fairytale-like fantasy world populated by anthropomorphic animals. There are four clans striving to take away the power from the corrupted king. Gameplay centers on exploration, accomplishing missions, and combat. In turns, heroes move around a procedurally-generated hex board. Not only do you supply your characters with better and better equipment, but also assemble a deck of cards. They can give you different kinds of items and actions that can be taken during a combat. Armello allows you to play against AI or other players. Visuals combine 2D and 3D elements and the fairytale-like atmosphere resembles animations made by Disney. The soundtrack was composed by Michael Allen and Lisa Gerrard known from Dead Can Dance band.
Phantom Dust HD (XONE)
Action 16 May 2017
Phantom Dust HD is a remastered version of the 2004 action game released for Xbox. Just like the original, it was developed by one of Microsoft Studios' in-house developers. The game features improved visuals, interface, and controls. Multiplayer mode was also expanded. Phantom Dust HD takes us to a post-apocalyptic world, where Earth is covered with deadly dust that forced what was left of mankind to go underground. The only people who can survive on the surface are the Espers, who, thanks to their supernatural powers, can control the dust. Their job is to find precious artifacts and discover the reason behind the Earth's current state. The underground city serves as a Hub where we can buy new skills and items, and accept various quests. Our missions take place on the surface, and they focus on fighting hordes of enemies. During our adventures we collect cards and create a deck that suits the best our play style. Phantom Dust HD also offers a competitive multiplayer mode.
Hand of Fate (XONE)
RPG 18 February 2015
Unique fantasy mix of card game, board game and RPG title. We traverse dungeons, fighting monsters and collecting treasures, but not like in typical role-playing games. Everything happens on virtual table, with us playing a card game in front of The Dealer. We travel through locations by moving a pawn representing our hero on table and revealing cards that depict enemies, NPCs, various places and other elements that make our adventure. When we face an enemy, we are taken to three-dimensional environment and control the hero like in any other TPP action-RPG title. As befits a card game, Hand of Fate isn’t lacking the option of building one’s deck, consisting of parts of equipments, special attacks and other bonuses gained during game.
Phantom Dust (XONE)
A third-person perspective action game with RPG elements, developed by Yukio Futatsugi – the creator of the popular Panzer Dragoon series. This is a remake of the 2005's game released on the first Xbox console, which features brand new visuals along with refurbished gameplay mechanics. The action takes place in a post-apocalyptic world of the future, in which the surface of the planet is covered in a mysterious dust. In the outcome, a group of chosen ones acquires supernatural abilities which make them the only people in the world who can face the creatures roaming the devastated Earth. Gameplay largely comes down to dynamic combat with monsters. During gameplay, the main hero develops and obtains new abilities, which are a plenty in the game. Apart from the single player campaign, in which you can talk to NPCs and embark on dangerous missions, there is also a huge multiplayer mode.
Magic Duels: Origins (XONE)
Logic 31 July 2015
A video game adaptation of the Magic: Origins card game from Wizards of the Coast, developed by Stainless Game. Unlike the earlier digital renditions of Magic: The Gathering, the game is available as a free-to-play title and developed mostly through free updates. The creators changed some features in the game modes, with the biggest novelty being the return of the Two-Headed Giant variant, in which the players fight in pairs with shared life points. There is a system of dynamic missions and challenges that change not only for each user, but also for the whole community, and the new tutorial named Skill Quest lets players learn the rules easily. Deck Builder has also been improved, with in-game tips helping us in constructing our decks. Magic Duels: Origins offers Solo Battle mode to face off against artificial intelligence if we don’t want to duel with other people.
Prominence Poker (XONE)
Party 16 August 2016
A card game created with multiplayer gameplay in mind. The action of Prominence Poker takes place in a fictional city of Prominence, with the players assuming the role of tourists whose task is to convince the local gamblers to respect the newcomer's poker skills. The goal is to join one of four local criminal groups and dethrone it’s leader. The players in Prominence Poker are given a wide range of visual customization options, including the ability to choose an outfit or tattoos. Individual gangs differentiate themselves from other group not only through the appearance of the players, but also through their favorite spots to play. The gameplay is based on Texas Hold’em rules, with No Limit variant, so the stakes and the number of raises during the round are not limited. Various challenges of various difficulty await the players, along with rewards received for winning. The character led by the player acquires experience and advances to next levels. Prominence Poker is a free-to-play game, and aside from the multiplayer mode, there is also a variant for single players, with opponents controlled by AI.
Pure Hold'em World Poker Championship (XONE)
Logic 21 August 2015
A simulation of Texas Hold'em Poker created by VooFoo for up to 8 players. The game uses a full deck comprised of 52 cards - during each round, each player receives new cards and decides whether to call, raise or pass. The player with the strongest set of cards wins - the other way to win is to convince the opponents to give up. Pure Hold'em offers six diverse settings and the players have several different tables to choose from; chips and cards come in different variants as well. The PlayStation 4 version utilizes the gamepad's touch panel - the player can use it to deal cards and changes the camera angle.