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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.

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

Strategy 01 June 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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Injustice 2 (AND)
Injustice 2 (AND)

Fighting 11 May 2017

A sequel to the 2013 arcade fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us by NetherRealm Studios, known for the latest Mortal Kombat games. Like in its predecessor, in Injustice 2 you play as the characters from the DC universe, fighting each other in violent duels. The game features minimal plot, in which Batman and his supporters try to rebuild the society, but at the same time have to fight against Superman and his allies. Among the chaos, a new danger appears, threatening to wipe out all of humanity. Mechanics-wise, Injustice 2 is a spectacular Mortal Kombat-like 2.5D fighting game, although it's not as violent. You can play as either a hero or a villain; available characters include Superman, the Flash, Batman, Supergirl, Aquaman, Atrocitus and Gorilla Grodd. The sequel also allows for modifying your chosen character. During the gameplay, you earn new equipment, which can alter not only your character's appearance, but also their abilities.

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Mortal Kombat X (AND)
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.

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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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EA Sports UFC Mobile (AND)
EA Sports UFC Mobile (AND)

Sports 20 April 2015

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Shadowverse: Wonderland Dreams (AND)
Shadowverse: Wonderland Dreams (AND)

Strategy 29 June 2017

Shadowverse: Wonderland Dreams is the fifth DLC for the 2016 collector's card game Shadowverse that was developed by the Japanese studio Cygames. The expansion does not introduce any gameplay changes, but comes with 104 new cards among which we will find neutral cards and those that are exclusive to each of the seven available classes. All of the new cards refer to classic fairy tales and fantasy stories like Don Quixote, Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, The Wizard of Oz, and many others. Wonderland Dreams also allows us to create a completely new and previously unavailable deck of cards.

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FIFA 14 (AND)
FIFA 14 (AND)

Sports 24 September 2013

A soccer simulation game, and the 21st installment in the FIFA series. The game was created by EA Canada development studio. As always, you can control players from your favorite teams in matches against living opponents or computer AI. FIFA 14's data base contains 15 thousand footballers from several dozen leagues from all over the world. As compared with the previous FIFA games, FIFA 14 brings about some crucial changes to gameplay mechanics, including improved ball physics. Furthermore, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions employ a new game engine, called Ignite (used also in Madden NFL 25), that ensures high quality graphics.

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LEGO The Lord of the Rings (AND)
LEGO The Lord of the Rings (AND)

Action 08 January 2016

An action game, featuring elements of a 3D platformer, based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s novels and the movie trilogy by Peter Jackson. LEGO The Lord of the Rings is another "blocky" production from Traveller’s Tale studio. It lets us take the role of a chosen member of the Fellowship of the Ring and set out on a dangerous journey to stop Sauron and his minions. The campaign consists of a series of stages inspired by the most memorable scenes from the movies. The gameplay mixes elements of action, arcade, and logical puzzle games. Similar to previous LEGO-licensed productions from Traveller’s Tale, LEGO The Lord of the Rings offers a two-player cooperation in addition to single player.

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LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens (AND)
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.

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Tekken (AND)
Tekken (AND)

Fighting 12 April 2012

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LEGO Jurassic World (AND)
LEGO Jurassic World (AND)

Action 30 March 2016

Another reincarnation of the highly popular action-adventure game franchise originated in mid-90’s, sporting a license on the world’s most famous brand of toy bricks. This production by Traveller’s Tales Studios was created for the premiere of the film Jurassic World, however, the game’s story spans across the whole bestselling Jurassic Park trilogy. The game is set on Isla Nublar, an island known from the movie, which is actually a one of a kind amusement park with prehistoric reptiles brought back to life through cloning processes. As a result of a chain of experiments, a new dinosaur species was created by scientist, which is a combination of a Tyrannosaurus and a Velociraptor. Unfortunately, the beast escapes, becoming a direct threat to all visitors. When it comes to gameplay mechanics, the game employs the traditional solutions used in the series, with action-adventure elements and a gallery of characters known from the original movie.

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Injustice: Gods Among Us (AND)
Injustice: Gods Among Us (AND)

Fighting 21 November 2013

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Oh...Sir! The Hollywood Roast (AND)
Oh...Sir! The Hollywood Roast (AND)

Party December 2017

A funny social game developed by independent Polish studio Vile Monarch. The title is a spin-off of the well received logic game Oh…Sir!! The Insult Simulator. The title expands on the ideas of its predecessor and the player participates in unusual… insult duels. The player must select invectives he uses against his opponents from a long list and combine them into spectacular combinations. After filling a special bar the player unlocks a critical insult that can eliminate the opponent. Oh…Sir! The Hollywood Roast features a user-friendly character creator in which the player can create his own characters and later equip them with new clothes and accessories. The title also offers a large list of pre-defined characters among which one can for example find caricatures of popular movie characters. The game can be played against artificial intelligence or with other players.

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Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light (AND)
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light (AND)

Adventure 16 July 2012

An unusual spin-off to the legendary Tomb Raider series. The game was developed by Crystal Dynamics - the creators of the franchise's latest installments. The game follows the adventures of a beautiful female archeologist and her friend - a Mayan warrior by the name of Totec. The characters set out for a journey, searching for a mysterious artifact known as Mirror of Smoke, which is to be used against the evil Xolotl, who has gained the power to control other spirits. Contrary to the third-person perspective the Tomb Raider games are usually played in, the spin-off is an isometric game resembling hack'n'slash titles in this aspect. The gameplay focuses on arcade elements and combat sequences, in which the player encounters hordes of ghosts - a special emphasis was placed on cooperation. The two characters have different abilities, therefore, close cooperation is the key to success. However, it is also worth mentioning that the game features elements which could be considered hallmarks of the Tomb Raider series as well, such as exploration of tombs and catacombs.

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Shadowverse (AND)
Shadowverse (AND)

Strategy 17 June 2016

Shadowverse is a free-to-play collectible card game with microtransactions system developed and published by Japanese studios – Cygames. Shadowverse plays similarly to other games representing this genre – the gameplay builds on card duels with the AI or other players. Players get at their disposal seven character classes, each featuring a unique skillset. One’s task during a duel is to reduce the other player's life points to zero by playing cards representing monsters and spells. Another feature, which distinguishes Shadowverse from similar games, is its "Evolve" game mechanic, which allows players to grant their cards bonus stats and effects at the cost of evolution points purchased for a given amount of gold that players receive at the beginning of each turn. Sometimes, these evolution points can unlock completely new abilities. The game also introduces the so-called Amulets - cards played in the opponent’s area, providing a player who played them with passive effects until the Amulet is removed.

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Battle Fleet 2 (AND)
Battle Fleet 2 (AND)

Strategy 16 July 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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Pang Adventures (AND)
Pang Adventures (AND)

Arcade 18 April 2016

Developed by DotEmu, an arcade game being another installment of the Pang series (also known as Buster Bros and Pomping World). The game presents adventures of two brothers who fight aliens invading the Earth. Gameplay comes down to destroying jumping balls that can attack the heroes and sometimes hide behind various obstacles. To eliminate the enemies you can use a wide arsenal of weapons, including machine guns, flamethrowers, lasers, shurikens, etc. Pang Adventures offers 100+ various levels set in different locations, like the Arctic, Scotland, the Death Valley, and Bora Bora isles. Battles with demanding bosses are a complete novelty in the series. In PC and console versions, the title also offers cooperation – both local and though the Internet.

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Frozen Synapse (AND)
Frozen Synapse (AND)

Strategy 19 June 2013

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Double Dragon Trilogy (AND)
Double Dragon Trilogy (AND)

Action 05 December 2013

Compilation of the first three installments in the cult brawler games series, released for arcade machines at the turn of the 1980s and 90s. The remasters of those classic titles were handled by DotEmu. Double Dragon Trilogy tells of the adventures of two brothers – Billy and Jimmy Lee – Sou-Setsu-Ken masters, who run a small martial arts school in a post-apocalyptic New York. All three games are focused on two-person co-op gameplay, which comes down to traversing two-dimensional levels and beating up opponents on the way. Melee combat is based on a whole range of punches and kicks as well as the often use of different types of weapons. The games offer both Story Mode and Arcade Mode, the latter being all about high scores. Double Dragon Trilogy returns with slightly enhanced graphics, although it is also possible to play with the original audiovisuals. In addition, the remasters offer three levels of difficulty and the option to customize controls.

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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: 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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