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).
Heroes of Might & Magic III: HD Edition (AND)
Strategy 29 January 2015
A remastered edition of one of the most well-received installments of the legendary Heroes of Might & Magic series, created for the 15th anniversary of the game's original release and the 20th anniversary of the franchise. It was commissioned by Ubisoft and developed by DotEmu, known e.g. from the remake of the cult platform game Another World. The contents of the HD edition are the same as the base game (no expansions included) and consist of 7 story campaigns (about 50 maps in total), a skirmish mode and a functional editor. Compared to the original, the key changes are the upgraded wide-screen-compatible HD visuals. The graphics are now sharper and more clear-cut, which is the result of reprogramming over 25,000 elements and models. The multiplayer mode has also been upgraded, both in the local “hotseat” mode and the online one. Also, for the first time ever, a version for mobile devices was created.
Mount & Blade: Warband (AND)
RPG 11 March 2014
A standalone expansion to Mount & Blade, a popular game by TaleWorlds Studios, which gained acclaim for being a unique combination of strategy game and action-RPG. The developers responded to community feedback implementing an array of innovations and improvements to enrich the gameplay. First of all, artificial intelligence of commanders and vassals was significantly improved and the diplomacy options were expanded, giving you more control over your lands. Another thing that went through much improvement were the game’s visuals. However, the biggest novelty is the multiplayer gameplay for up to 64 people playing together in one of 7 different game modes. Warband features all locations present in the original Mount & Blade, as well as a brand new faction - the Sarranid Sultanate - and lots of new missions.
Goddess: Primal Chaos (AND)
RPG 08 January 2017
A mobile MMORPG from koramgame studio that is a free-to-play title with microtransactions. Goddess: Primal Chaos takes us to a classic fantasy world of sword and magic, putting us in the role of a hero who must save the world from the ancient evil. There are three classes, each with different skills and weapon. The gameplay relies on a typical MMORPG formula, featuring exploration, performing quests and fighting hordes of enemies. It should be noted that we don’t have to fight alone, as we can ally with other players or get help from NPCs; we can also travel the world using one of the available mounts. Goddess: Primal Chaos offers a wide variety of both PvP and PvE modes.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (AND)
Action 20 December 2013
The seventh installment in the controversial Grand Theft Auto series – one of the most popular game franchises in history that brought Rockstar Games company international fame. The series has been letting the player start as a petty criminal and work his way to the top of the criminal underground. This next part of the series is the biggest one so far, featuring world – the State of San Andreas – almost three times larger than Vice City. Among many innovations, there are several thing worthy of mention: improved AI of civilians, option to recruit gang members, increased number of interactive buildings, hunger factor, swimming, and new means of transportation (e.g. bicycles). On top of that, there game features numerous extra activities, highlighting the sandbox character of gameplay. The game features the atmosphere of the 1990s, apparent in both the graphics and the soundtrack available via the numerous in-game radio stations.
The Witcher Battle Arena (AND)
Strategy 22 January 2015
An online battle game attempting to create a MOBA game in The Witcher universe. The title was developed by Fuero Games in cooperation with the team at CD Projekt RED. The gameplay focuses on short, dynamic battles of 3-member teams composed of characters known from Andrzej Sapkowski’s novels. Among them, we can find Geralt of Rivia, Iorweth, Zoltan Chivay, and Philippa Eilhart. Each character possesses a different set of skills and uses unique special items. In battles, the characters develop their talents and acquire increasingly powerful equipment; during rests, they can create potions, allocate talents, and so on. The game features several game modes and 3D graphics with an isometric camera. The game is based on the free-to-play formula but offers optional micropayments.
Mortal Kombat X (AND)
Fighting 05 May 2015
A sequel to the 2011 game created by NetherRealm, which restored the leading position in gaming to Mortal Kombat, a long-standing, cult fighting game franchise launched in 1993 by the Midway / Acclaim duet. Once again, we get a wide array of playable fighters – both known from the previous games in the series, as well as brand new ones. Moreover, each one comes in several varieties, differing in tactics and combat style. Duels are fought on 2.5D arenas filled with interactive elements that you can use in combat. There is of course no shortage of spectacular finishers, so-called fatalities. The game’s core features an expansive story mode set 25 years after the events presented in the previous game. The authors implemented numerous both local and online multiplayer modes, enabling the players to compete with one another in a global struggle for primacy.
Half-Life 2 (AND)
Action 12 May 2014
A sequel to the Valve Software's best-selling game that set new standards for the FPS genre back in 1998. Half-Life 2 is set several years after the events of the first game. Once again, the player assumes the role of Gordon Freeman – a doctor of physics who used to work in Black Mesa Labs, where an unfortunate incident opened a portal for alien life forms to invade the Earth. This time, the story takes us into a fictional City 17 and its immediate vicinity. The protagonist now works for a secret government organization. His mission is to repel the invaders from another dimension, in which he is aided by Alyx Vance – a young women fighting as a part of human resistance. The sequel introduces a technological revolution, employing the Valve’s proprietary game engine called Source. Its main advantage is excellent physics simulation, letting players destroy almost any element of environment and use various objects as covers or even weapons.
The Witcher Adventure Game (AND)
Strategy 27 November 2014
A digital adaptation of the board game set in the universe of The Witcher, created by Andrzej Sapkowski. Both the digital version in question and the physical original were developed by CD Projekt RED, the developers of the bestselling RPG series, in cooperation with Ignacy Trzewiczek, the CEO of Portal Games, a Polish table-top role-playing game publisher. The gameplay is designed for between 2 and 4 people to play on a single machine or via the Internet. The players assume the role of one of four characters: Geralt, Triss Merigold, Dandelion, or Yarpen Zigrin. In the game, we hunt monsters, solve puzzles, and take on other lucrative jobs. The course of events depends on the cards drawn from a special adventure deck, ensuring that every game is unique. The graphics recreate the visual style of the original and enhance it with additional digital animations.
Minecraft: Pocket Edition (AND)
Action 07 October 2011
A mobile edition of Minecraft – the cult sandbox game from Swedish company Mojang AB, which spawned millions of fans worldwide over several years since its beta release, becoming a phenomenon of modern day pop-culture. Overall the gameplay mechanics featured in Minecraft: Pocket Edition are no different than in other versions. You are taken into a procedurally generated 3D world made of voxels, observed from first-person perspective, and do what you please – from exploration in search for resources through fending off monsters to building more or less advanced constructions out of small cubic blocks. In terms of content, the Pocket Edition initially lagged behind the original Mineraft, but as it received new updates it grew and grew, and now even offers elements unavailable anywhere else. The main differences that remain are: the controls, adjusted to mobile devices, and visuals, which seem to be smoother and more colorful in this edition.
Titan Quest (AND)
RPG 07 July 2016
An isometric action-RPG from the hack’n’slash genre, developed by the team at Iron Lore led by Brian Sullivan – co-creator of the iconic classic, Age of Empires. Titan Quest takes us to ancient Greece and Egypt, when the eponymous titans get released from their eternal imprisonment to spread death and destruction across the Earth. In fight between new and old gods, the world’s fate rests on shoulders of a single human, who travels across the lands looking for a way to seal titans once again. We visit numerous mythological places, like Parthenon, Knossos, the Labyrinth, Egyptian pyramids or the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, fighting hordes of diversified enemies as well as titans themselves. The players are given a vast arsenal of more than a thousand unique and legendary items. Our character can improve his or her skills throughout the game, due to a flexible class system that offers close to unlimited possibilities of development.
PayDay: Crime War (AND)
A mobile installment in the series of first-person shooters that is popular on consoles and PCs alike. The title was developed by the creators of the main entries of the PayDay franchise – Overkill Software. PayDay: Crime War focuses on multiplayer – the game’s mainstay is team PvP. One team assumes the role of criminals and the other team assumes the role of a SWAT team. The objective of the former is to perform a robbery while the law enforcers are trying to prevent them from succeeding. The game takes place in varied locations. As the player progress in the game, he unlocks new weapons, armors and additional abilities. High-quality graphics and easy controls are big assets to the game.
Order of Battle: World War II (AND)
Order of Battle: World War II is a classic turn-based strategy set during WWII, and a debut game by a studio from Luxemburg, called The Aristocrats. The game was initially supposed to be released as a standalone title called Order of Battle: Pacific, but around a year into the production it was decided that it should become a free-to-play game – on the same occasion, the title has been changed. The title combines old-school mechanics, based on games such as Panzer General, with modern 3D graphics. The gameplay is conducted in a turn-based system on typical hexagons. The game, along with its expansions, provides hundreds of units with unique specialties, realistic yet approachable support system and a plethora of legendary commanders providing different bonuses for their armies. In the base version of the game, there is one training camp, serving as a tutorial, and one scenario from each available DLC.
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.
Legacy of Discord: Furious Wings (AND)
RPG 08 September 2016
Legacy of Discord: Furious Wings is a mobile action RPG developed by Youzu Interactive, creators of the well-received League of Angels: Fire Raiders. The game focuses on multiplayer. We will exlopre locations and fight with the encountered enemies, among which powerful bosses stand out. In combat, we will use not only various items (the titular Furious Wings being the most prominent among them), but also powerful combat abilities and spells. Mythical beasts and specially trained animals will also aid us in battle. Legacy of Discord: Furious Wings offer different types of game modes. PvE (story campaigns and various challenges) is acompanied by PvP modes that will allows to fight 1 vs. 1 with other players, 5 vs. 5 team matches, and wars between the player-based guilds.
Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit (AND)
Racing 01 September 2011
Another installment in one of the most popular racing game series, developed since 1995 by Electronic Arts. Criterion Games, a team popular mainly for the Burnout console series, was entrusted with the task of creating this installment. The title of the game refers to the two earlier installments that featured police pursuits, released in 1998 and 2002 respectively. In the game, the player can pick their side and play either as a cop or a racer. A set of gadgets was introduced into the gameplay, emphasizing the arcade nature of the series. Cops can deploy spike strips and set up road blocks, while the racers can use things like radar jammers. As usual, the game features dozens of licensed cars and a soundtrack including numerous popular songs. The Autolog system is a completely new feature, the role of which is to organize a network of players allowing them to compete against each other.
Strategy 02 April 2015
A mobile strategy game from the creators of Rise of Nations. DomiNations lets us lead one of several developing nations (including Britons, Romans, Japanese, Greek) on their quest for power and world domination. We start in the Stone Age and – as we progress and invent more advanced technologies – experience all of the most important eras of human history. Like the popular Sid Meier’s Civilization series, the game features famous buildings and historical characters, such as Alexander the Great, Cleopatra or Napoleon Bonaparte. The developers have focused on the technological progress, which allows us to move to another age. Alliances with other users are equally important as the conquest of nearby areas. DomiNations features attractive, two-dimensional visuals in high resolutions, with very detailed objects and good-looking animations of units.
XCOM: Enemy Unknown (AND)
Strategy 23 April 2014
A science-fiction turn-based strategy game that came out as a reboot of the cult series, UFO: Enemy Unknown, launched back in 1994 by Microprose. This new title was created by Firaxis Games, a studio founded by Sid Meier. The story of XCOM: Enemy Unknown does not follow any of the plotlines started by its predecessors. Instead, it tells a new story of the war between humans and an aggressive alien race. In order to protect our planet from the invaders a special organization called X-COM was created, with you as its commander throughout the game. The gameplay features two main aspects. In the strategic mode you plan your next move, complete research and develop technology, as well as manufacture gear and weapons – all this in real time. When it comes to skirmishes with the aliens, combat is turn-based. Most missions are procedurally generated, which relates to greater replayability. Battles are presented in full 3D, and the game’s engine allows for full destruction of environment.
LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens (AND)
Action 28 July 2016
Another entry in the bestselling adventure game series, combining popular LEGO franchise with the classic universe of Star Wars. Its plot is largely based on the seventh part of the galactic saga, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and tells the story of completely new characters, though some familiar and iconic faces from previous movies appear in the background. There are also many exclusive plotlines that fill in the story gaps between Return of the Jedi and the latest movie in the series. The game mechanics remained mostly the same and the gameplay comes down to exploring, fighting enemies, and solving many logical puzzles, most of which require a creative use of the famous bricks. Nonetheless, some new features have been added, like allowing a multiply uses of single brick for different purposes and eye-catching blaster duels, during which we can make use of cover.
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.