Albion Online (iOS)
RPG July 2017
A free-to-play MMORPG set in a fantasy world and a debut project of the German developer Sandbox Interactive. The game’s universe is shaped entirely by players’ actions, who craft their own tools as well as build settlements and towns. The complex in-game economy system lets you e.g. rent production buildings or lease plots of land to other players. Apart from typical RPG story missions, an essential part of Albion Online are duels between players in PvP mode. The game’s world is split into 800 territories that can be conquered by players’ guilds, seeking valuable resources. Real-time combat uses mechanics typical of hack-and-slash games. While you are offline your territories are protected by a magic aura, so that battles can be fought only between online players. The game features a unique microtransaction system – a commission is drawn from transactions between players.
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft (iOS)
Logic 02 April 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.
Total War Battles: Kingdom (iOS)
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.
Dofus Touch (iOS)
RPG May 2017
A mobile version of the popular MMORPG for PC which debuted back in 2004. Dofus Touch was developed by Ankama Studio. The game takes us to a fantasy world that consists of seventeen vast locations. The gameplay is focused on exploration of varied environments, collecting new equipment, fighting opponents taken straight out of medieval bestiaries, and developing our hero. The protagonist can represent one of eleven classes and thirty professions that let us, for example, trade of craft weapons. Apart from the PvE module, the game features a PvP mode that lets us fight other players. The title is powered by the technology used in the PC version, offering two-dimensional colorful graphics. Dofus Touch is free-to-play and offers optional micropayments.
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.
Gods and Glory (iOS)
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.
Age of Empires: Castle Siege (iOS)
Strategy 20 May 2015
Age of Empires: Castle Siege is a spin-off of the best-selling Age of Empires series. Castle Siege is a free-to-play game with optional microtransactions. The game was developed by Smoking Gun Interactive, creators of many mobile games and Kinect games for Xbox 360, under the watchful eye of Microsoft. Castle Siege is set in medieval times, and the players can choose one of the few historic factions to play as. The game's mechanics are rather different than those from the regular Age of Empires games. Age of Empires: Castle Siege has two primary gameplay aspects: the economic one, focusing on gathering resources, castle's extensions, and technological development; and the strategic one, which requires the players to attack other strongholds, controlled either by A.I. or other players. Multiplayer, which allows PC and mobile gamers to play together, is the core of the gameplay. However, Smoking Gun Interactive also created a single player mode, in which the players can play out a multiple mission campaign, and single scenarios inspired by famous historic battles.
Uncharted: Fortune Hunter (iOS)
Logic 05 May 2016
A mobile spin-off of the popular series of adventure games developed by Naughty Dog. This installment accompanies the debut of the fourth full-fledged game in the series. In difference to the console entries in the series, Uncharted: Fortune Hunter lacks any specific story and concentrates on a series of logical challenges in which the famous adventurer Nathan Drake tries to obtain the treasures of the greatest pirates, travelers and thieves in history. On each of more than 200 levels, taking place in four different locations, the player is tasked with getting from the starting point to the indicated destination. Each new map is a big riddle with many moving parts built of square fields. Some of them are regular platforms through which one can freely walk, other can contain traps, items or mechanisms to activate. During the game the player must move and manipulate the surroundings in such way so that the protagonist will safely reach the destination.
March of Empires (iOS)
Strategy 13 August 2015
A mobile strategy game by Gameloft, in which we lead one of three factions and try to forge a powerful empire. In its general premise, the title doesn’t significantly deviate from the standards of other common mobile MMO strategy productions. The player’s tasks include continuous development of infrastructure, researching new technologies, raising a powerful army, and conquering other players’ territory. In March of Empire, we can assume the role of a king, a tsar, or a sultan, and the choice has a quite big influence on our starting parameters and the further course of the game. Moreover, Gameloft’s title is characterized by a slightly more developed plot and gameplay depth that is influenced by such factors as seasons or weather conditions. The tactical layer is also more extensive — in battles, we can apply various formations, each having its pros and cons. The game features rich social options and the possibility of forming alliances.
MU Origin (iOS)
RPG 30 March 2016
An MMORPG developed by Webzen Inc. The game is essentially a conversion of the popular PC title, MU Online, with mechanics adapted to the specifics of mobile gaming. The player enters a fantasy universe torn apart by a war between the forces of good and evil. We begin the game by choosing one of three character classes (Dark Knight, Dark Wizard, Elf), which are different in terms of abilities and items that can be utilized on the battlefield. The gameplay, focused around exploring, completing various quests, and battling enemies, which takes place in real time. MU Origin is viable for players who like to play alone, as well as those preferring to create parties. Heroes can also interact with each other through trade and duels as a part of competition-oriented PvP module. The title is distributed in a free-to-play model with microtransactions.
Call of Duty: Heroes (iOS)
Strategy 12 November 2014
A spin-off to the Call of Duty series. It is a free-to-play strategy game created mainly for mobile devices. As the title suggests, the game focuses on the characters featured mainly in the Modern Warfare and Black Ops subseries. Thus the player meets the old acquaintances, such as Captain Price, 'Soap' MacTavish or Mike Harper. In terms of the mechanics, the game was inspired by social strategies, such as Clash of Clans. The player's task is to transform a small outpost into a strong military base capable of defending itself against attacks of an exceptionally powerful enemy. The player constructs buildings and defensive structures, trains soldiers and improves technologies. The previously mentioned "heroes" play the crucial part here, for their special abilities can tip the balance in favor of the player's victory more than once. Call of Duty: Heroes offers average-looking visuals. It is also a subject to limitations encountered commonly in free-to-play games.
Tribal Wars 2 (iOS)
Strategy 24 June 2015
A browser MMO strategy game and a sequel to the popular production from Inno Games studio. Once again we are taken to a medieval setting, with our task being to build a small village and develop it to a size of a fortified town. This requires us to secure our access to resources and recruit strong army to raid or conquer enemy’s settlements. The core of the gameplay is the idea of players banding themselves into eponymous tribes, making waging war and expanding territory much easier. Game mechanics have remained unchanged, though visuals and user interface have been slightly improved. The developers also made sure to offer new structures to build (hospital, tavern, and monastery) and introduce two types of units. As its predecessor, the game is distributed using a free-to-play model, supported with microtranscations.
Sword of Chaos (iOS)
RPG 29 October 2015
A mobile action MMORPG developed by Allstar Games. Sword of Chaos is a free-to-play game with optional microtransactions. The player assumes the role of a character he created and he is taken to a fantasy world. The action is shown from an isometric perspective and the task given to the player is to explore large locations, speak to NPCs, fight encountered enemies and develop their character. In the real-time battles the player will face various beasts among which there are the mythical centaurs and werewolfs, centurions and goatmen. From time to time the player will face bosses as well. Defeating them requires adapting a specific tactic. The game has a guild system implemented, enabling the players to form larger groups. Fans of competitive play can fight in PvP battles in which up to forty players can participate. Sword of Chaos has cartoonish graphics, the style of which resembles Japanese anime.