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Video Games Encyclopedia by Gamepressure.com

Android is the name for the Linux-based operating system from Google, used in smartphones and tablets from many manufacturers since 2008. Despite the fact that most of the devices on the market use Android, game developers slightly prefer its rival – iOS. Google’s OS is also a „heart” for consoles such as NVIDIA Shield, Amazon Fire TV and Ouya.

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Clash Royale (AND)
Clash Royale (AND)

Strategy 02 March 2016

A multiplayer game with MOBA elements from the Finnish Supercell studio, set in a universe of one of the mobile bestsellers – Clash of Clans. Same as there, we play as a ruler whose ambitions go beyond the borders of his country. Gameplay of Clash of Royale comes down to taking part in online skirmishes with other players to overthrow the opposing king. Battles are fought in very simplified form and take place on small arenas, which fit entirely on the smartphone’s or tablet’s screen. During the battles, we send offensive units along set paths, while also making sure to secure our own domain with various spells and defensive units and buildings. The mechanics are complemented by card game features, and the time between fights is spent on collecting the strongest possible deck of cards, each representing the respective units and actions (e.g. casting spells).

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The Elder Scrolls: Legends (AND)
The Elder Scrolls: Legends (AND)

Strategy 06 April 2017

A strategy card game set in the universe of a well-known RPG series that has been developed since 1994 by Bethesda Softworks. In terms of game mechanics, The Elder Scrolls: Legends takes after the competing Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, and the gameplay comes down to dueling with a self-built deck of cards representing heroes, equipment, spells, skills etc. The game combines storytelling elements and characters known from previous installment of the series, such as the legendary Morrowind, Oblivion, and Skyrim, as well as The Elders Scrolls Online.

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Critical Ops (AND)
Critical Ops (AND)

Action 06 July 2016

A dynamic online shooter game, often referred to as a mobile CS. Critical Ops was made by Finnish studio Critical Force Entertainment, known for a similar production - Critical Strike portable. The game is available for free, but features optional microtransactions; only purely cosmetic items can be bought for real-world money. The gameplay consists of battles involving anti-terrorist and terrorist forces, taking place on dedicated maps. You can use a wide range of firearms and additional equipment. Just like in Counter Strike: Global Offensive, gear can be bought in the in-game store for the money you earn in battle. The battles can involve up to 20 players divided into two teams, who have opposite goals. Critical Ops boasts high-quality 3D visuals, an interesting level design, a well-thought microtransactions system, and expansive support for e-sports events.

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Battle Bay (AND)
Battle Bay (AND)

Action 04 May 2017

Battle Bay is an online action game with MOBA elements, developed for mobile platforms by Rovio studio, known for the immensely popular Angry Birds franchise. Battle Bay is focused entirely on multiplayer, in which two five-member teams fight. Each of the players controls a motorboat, chosen from an array of models, which in practice serves as classes. The players can choose weapons that suit their style – different kinds of cannons, torpedoes, and grenades are available. Battle Bay offers a great variety of combat tactics. So both the fans of frontal attacks, and those more keen on subtle approach will find something for themselves. The game is complemented by a system typical for the genre that allows for upgrade of the boats. Extensive social features are also available.

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Hearthstone (AND)
Hearthstone (AND)

Logic 17 December 2014

A card logic game set in the fantasy universe of Azeroth, known from the Warcraft franchise. The game was developed by Blizzard Entertainment company, who mention the cult card game Magic: The Gathering as one of their major inspirations. Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft lets you pick one of the nine available character classes and build you own deck of cards, which you can use in battles against the AI (tutorials) or living opponents (duels, tournaments). Gameplay mechanics are based on a set of easy to learn rules. Victory is rewarded with new cards. The game is based on free-to-play model with optional microtransactions, which means that although you can play Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft for free, some elements require payment.

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Gods and Glory (AND)
Gods and Glory (AND)

Strategy 16 November 2016

A mobile online real-time strategy game developed by Wargaming Group, the creators of World of Tanks. The game uses a free-to-play distribution model with microtransactions. In Gods and Glory the player is taken to a fantasy world split by war. The gameplay is based on two pillars: the development of the main protagonist and managing the country that is gaining power. Player must not only unlock new abilities and gather better equipment, but secure his capital city as well. The main attraction of the game are the real-time battles. During them the player can use special powers provided by six deities that guard the universe. He must also expand his nation, improve technology and gradually transform his country into a worldwide empire. It is also possible to forge alliances with neighboring countries controlled by other players. Gods and Glory features cartoonish 2D graphics, music composed exclusively for the game and dubbed dialogues.

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Total War Battles: Kingdom (AND)
Total War Battles: Kingdom (AND)

Strategy 24 March 2016

The second installment in a spin-off subseries belonging to the Total War franchise, designed mainly for mobile devices. Both titles were created by a separate development team working under Creative Assembly. In contrast to the original game, this one focuses entirely on online gameplay and PvP competition. The game takes you back to 10th century. You become a leader of a small country, who has to take care of its development and security. Your goal is to conquer new lands and turn them into bustling, productive terrains. The game offers expanded strategic gameplay, allowing you to not only construct buildings, gather resources, and expand your army, but also use diplomacy, spies, and intrigues against your allies and foes alike. In terms of visuals, unlike the previous edition, this one looks more akin to a full-fledged Total War game.

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Mobile Strike (AND)
Mobile Strike (AND)

Strategy 11 November 2015

A free-to-play (with optional microtransactions) mobile war strategy game developed by Machine Zone, the studio known for Game of War: Fire Age. Arnold Schwarzenegger himself is the face of Mobile Strike. The game features an armed global conflict set in the near future. Gameplay focuses on multiplayer experience, which is split into two major layers. The first one is base management, where you gather resources, research new technologies, construct buildings and defensive structures, as well as train your army. The other layer features battles fought against other users. In combat you can use several types of units – starting from infantry through tanks to helicopters. All online matches take place on the same server, and comprise a single, huge meta game. Players can make alliances with one another and together fight rivaling groups for world dominance.

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Scrolls (AND)
Scrolls (AND)

Strategy 11 December 2014

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Hearthstone: Journey to Un'Goro (AND)
Hearthstone: Journey to Un'Goro (AND)

Logic 06 April 2017

Another official expansion to the free-to-play card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft by Blizzard Entertainment. This time the developers send us to the unexplored forest of the Un’Goro crater, which is inhabited by intriguing, but also very dangerous species of fauna and flora. We follow the team of explorers led by Elise Starseeker, encountering mighty dinosaurs, wild elementals, carnivorous plants and many other interesting organisms. Add-on introduced 135 new cards, a new keyword (skill) called Adapt, and a new card type (Task), as well as a board with an Un’Goro crater theme and a card back fossil. Developers also implemented another group of minions, consisting of Elementals. It consists not only of magical creatures from this expansion, but also some older cards.

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Smite Rivals (AND)
Smite Rivals (AND)

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Hearthstone: One Night in Karazhan (AND)
Hearthstone: One Night in Karazhan (AND)

Logic 11 August 2016

Another expansion to the blockbuster digital card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft by the Blizzard company. The add-on One Night in Karazhan introduces new adventure, in which we are invited to a great party organized by wizard Medivh in the titular tower. We meet various prominent people, like the majordomo Moroes, against whom obviously we can duel. All of this to find the host who has mysteriously vanished at the beginning of the party. Expansion does not offer any ground-shaking novelties, with the biggest one being introduction of a pack of 45 completely new cards. It also presents players with previously unseen board of Karazhan tower and enhances gameplay with portals, which warp time and space to allow for summoning of random minions. Finally, there are more class-specific challenges that enable us to acquire special cards.

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Hackers (AND)
Hackers (AND)

Strategy 18 September 2016

An online strategy game from the Bohemian studio Trickster Art, in which we take part in a global cyberwar of hackers. We choose a country to side with, and then hack the networks of its opponents, while also developing our web infrastructure and prevent other hackers from attacking it. Gameplay consist of several missions, in which we break into computer systems, which requires using various tools, programs, viruses etc. It gets more complicated as we progress through the game, meaning we have a lot of freedom in fulfilling ours tasks. The game lets us either go with cheeky break-ins or act discreetly and undetected. Unlike similar games, Hackers offers good-looking visuals, with the whole infrastructure consisting of many three-dimensional models, which represent certain modules of the system.

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Decompression (AND)
Decompression (AND)

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A science-fiction top-down online shooter intended for mobile platforms, created by a Polish development studio, Sathra Games. The action of Decompression takes us to the near future. We assume the role of a colonial infantry commando entangled in a corporate war for resources. Our task is the neutralization of potential threats on spaceships, planetary mining stations, and other planets’ moons. The core of the gameplay is a dynamic, old school multiplayer competition in one of the three classic game modes: Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, and Capture the Flag. We have eight unique and curiously designed weapons at our disposal. The game, inspired by the classics of the hard science-fiction genre (Alien, Outland, Total Recall and the like), is characterized by high quality graphics created using the cel shading technology.

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Slither.io (AND)
Slither.io (AND)

Arcade 25 March 2016

Co-developed by Steve Howse and Thorntree Studios, an arcade game resembling the popular mobile and browser hit Agar.io. During the game you are in control of a small snake which grows by eating bright points. Apart from yours, there are other snakes on the map and in order to win, you have to eat what remains of the bigger ones. The only problem is that they die only if they touch other creatures with their heads, so your objective is to maneuver your snake in a way that will make others run into you. This can be achieved with a number of techniques. There is no final purpose to the game, so you can play till the Earth stops turning. Similarly to the aforementioned production by M28 studio, Slither.io features minimalistic visuals. Even though they are simple, they still can give an ample scope for showing your brains and skill.

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Hearthstone: The League of Explorers (AND)
Hearthstone: The League of Explorers (AND)

Logic 13 November 2015

An official expansion for the Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft game, developed – like the base game – by the Blizzard Entertainment studio. The game's story revolves around the titular League of Explorers, an organization set up by King Magni Bronzebeard to study the origins of dwarves. The plot begins when the League discovers traces of a powerful artifact which, if it fell into wrong hands, could inflict unimaginable damage to the world. The player's task is to find all parts of the legendary artifact, hidden in three different locations. As in previous expansions, the whole adventure is divided into four wings, and in each of them we face a variety of opponents with powerful bosses waiting at the end of each stage. In Hearthstone: The League of Explorers we will also find a set of new battlefields, 45 new cards, 9 class challenges and a new keyword “discover”. Furthermore, for the game veterans, the game features a heroic difficulty level.

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Hearthstone: Goblins vs Gnomes (AND)
Hearthstone: Goblins vs Gnomes (AND)

Logic 17 December 2014

The second official expansion pack for Hearthstone - an online card game set in the world of the Warcraft series and released in the spring of 2014 by Blizzard Entertainment. Contrary to the first DLC expansion focusing on the plot, the second expansion mainly introduces completely new sets of cards into the game. These are related to the age-old rivalry between the two titular races - goblins and gnomes. The expansion comes with 120 new cards in total, depicting different crazy inventions and units. A new type of supporters, mechs, was added - both neutral and for specific classes only. The cards coming with this expansion can be purchased both for virtual and real money at the in-game store. The cards are available for all the players on the Arena, no matter if they have collected them or not.

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Hearthstone: Whispers of the Old Gods (AND)
Hearthstone: Whispers of the Old Gods (AND)

Logic 26 April 2016

Another official DLC to the popular card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft developed by studio Blizzard. The plot of the Whispers of the Old Gods expansion focuses on the eponymous creatures that awakened after sleeping for thousands of years. It adds the characters of Yogg-Saron, Y’Shaarj, N’Zoth and C’Thun to the game. In addition to these very powerful characters, in the set there are also support cards with cultists who boost statistics of the aforementioned heroes. An update that changes the main game is also a vital part of the expansion – it divides the previous game model into two formats: the Standard and Wild. The latter is the classic game mode and the former limits the possibility of creating cards only to the ones that were released in the current or previous years. The classic and basic cards remain with no limits.

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Agar.io (AND)
Agar.io (AND)

Action 08 July 2015

A unique online game developed by M28 studio. We start as a single cell and must devour other cells or granules lying on the map to grow bigger. However, with increased size comes decreased speed, and we lose mass when we are idle. This means we must remain mobile and look for food, but also avoid contact with viruses the can be bound on map. The game gets even more complicated with the option of splitting a cell into two (up to sixteen) to increase the speed. The problem is that our unified avatar has to be 10% bigger than its prey, and after splitting each part must have 30% mass more than the cells it wants to eat. All of this is presented with very simple, if not minimalistic, visuals

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Hearthstone: Blackrock Mountain (AND)
Hearthstone: Blackrock Mountain (AND)

Logic 02 April 2015

Another pay-to-play expansion pack for Hearthstone - an online card game developed by Blizzard and set in the world of the popular Warcraft series. The expansion focuses on the titular Blackrock Mountain, featured in the World of Warcraft MMORPG. The DLC is divided into five smaller chapters - so-called "wings". The player can buy them for real money or the in-game credits they have earned while playing. Each of the wings grants access to subsequent bosses and cards (17 bosses and 31 completely new cards in total) received for defeating subsequent enemies. Furthermore, the expansion comes with 9 new class challenges, associated with specific types of characters - achieving success is rewarded with previously unavailable class cards. After winning all the boss fights in a given chapter, the player unlocks a very difficult game mode named heroic. All the battles take place on a special map which made its first appearance in the core game.

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Hearthstone: Curse of Naxxramas (AND)
Hearthstone: Curse of Naxxramas (AND)

Logic 17 December 2014

First DLC add-on for Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, enriching this online collectible card game from Blizzard with an extensive story-based campaign for single player mode. Game is played on a specially prepared interactive board and the plot is set in the titular Naxxramas necropolis, known from the World of Warcraft game. When traversing five districts of the city we encounter completely new bosses, such as spider Maexxna or an undead monster called Loatheb. To defeat the antagonists armed with powerful special abilities, the expansion introduces a set of completely new cards, representing, among others, new skills. What is worth noting, cards gained in the course of the campaign can be used also during online matches in the Arena. For the best players there is also the special Heroic mode, offering much more of a challenge, as well as a new card back to our collection in reward.

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Hearthstone: The Grand Tournament (AND)
Hearthstone: The Grand Tournament (AND)

Logic 24 August 2015

Fourth major DLC for the extremely popular collectible card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft from Blizzard. The expansion, developed by the creators of the base game, revolves around the eponymous tourney, organized periodically by members of the Argent Crusade for the bravest knights of Azeroth. The add-on features 132 new cards, introducing new weapons and spells as well as additional minions (e.g. Maiden of the Lake, Chillmaw or Frost Giant). A brand new feature, Inspiration, was added to the game mechanics; it consists in the fact that if there is a minion with this keyword on the table, a special effect will be activated each time the controlling hero uses their Hero Power. The Grand Tournament features also a new battlefield, enriched with additional objects, new card back as well as new rewards available in the Arena. Expansion can be purchased either for real money or for the game's virtual currency.

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