This War of Mine (iOS)
Strategy 15 July 2015
An extraordinary war game with focus on survival. It was inspired by the real stories of people who at some point of their lives struggled to survive a war. The game was developed by Polish studio 11 bit, known for an original strategy game series Anomaly. The game gives you control over a group of civilians trying to survive in a ruined city, where the biggest enemies are such problems as starvation and shortage of medicines. Depending on the time of day you can improve your hideout, craft weapons, furniture, and tools, or explore city streets in search for food and useful items. Randomly generated missions provide players with varied challenges and dilemmas, which may require sacrificing one person for the good of the others. The gloomy atmosphere is emphasized by an original visual style based on light and shadow contrasts.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (iOS)
Action 16 December 2010
A sequel to 2008's Battlefield: Bad Company - an acclaimed shooter game. Again, the game was created by DICE - a Swedish developer belonging to Electronic Arts. In the story campaign, the player is acquainted with further adventures of the titular Bad Company. This time, Privates Preston Marlowe, Terrence Sweetwater, Corporal George Haggard, and Staff Sergeant Samuel Redford are trying to obtain information on a secret scalar weapon capable of deciding the victor in the war between the United States and Russia. The gameplay here is based on spectacular, first-person shooting sequences, during which the player makes use of various weapons and vehicles. Also, the game offers an extensive multiplayer mode featuring a system of ranks and bonuses.
Afghanistan '11 (iOS)
An innovative turn-based strategy developed by Every Single Soldier and Retro Epic Software as a direct continuation to Vietnam ’65. Afghanistan ’11 offers the ability to take part in numerous famed events from the history of the conflict. We take control of the coalition forces that focus on arming and training the Afghan security forces, as well as support of the local communities through taking care of crucial infrastructure, building water intakes, or distributing humanitarian aid. Despite the “hearts and minds” philosophy, our units often fall under enemy fire or are struck by IEDs, creating tough situations that have to be addressed with due attention. The game sports simple, warm visuals that offer fluid gameplay even on mobile platforms.
Call of Duty: Siege (iOS)
A strategy game with card game elements, created by an in-house studio of Activision. The story takes place in the same universe as Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, connecting some of the threads left out by the game. The players assume the role of a captain of the Retribution, a star cruiser in service of United Nations Space Alliance. The organization suffered serious territorial loses to rebel forces. Our task is to stop the rebellion, and stop the conflict from escalating further. The gameplay in Call of Duty: Siege mainly consists of storming enemy bases, implemented in form of inverted tower defense mechanics. The summoned units approach the objective using the shortest way possible, and our only method of intervention is using special ability cards, so the choice of the drop point is crucial. During the game, we slowly build a deck of offensive cards, representing heroes, mechs, and flying machines. In order to facilitate the defense of the controlled territory, we employ a defense-focused deck. Aside from the single player campaign, the title has a competition-oriented multiplayer mode, and the ability to create and join guilds, which are known as Alliances in the game's universe.
Strategy 13 April 2016
A mobile strategy game featuring a turn-based combat system. It was developed by the Risky Lab studio. The action is set in the near future, when humans agreed on wars being a too expensive method of solving disputes. As a result, all military conflicts were transferred into virtual reality in order for special war simulators to replace actual warfare. The game is based on mechanics of classic turn-based strategies, featuring a simple combat system which nonetheless, offers a large number of applicable tactics. The game features a relatively small number of units balanced following the rock-paper-scissors pattern. However, each of them is very different from the rest and irreplaceable in combat. Warbits offers both a single-player campaign and multiplayer competition online or in the so-called hot seat mode. The game stands out with simplistic, but also incredibly colorful cartoonish visuals.
Pocket Platoons (iOS)
Strategy 27 August 2015
A World War II themed mobile strategy game developed by Picneko Creative, a Korean studio focusing on mobile game. Pocket Platoons allows the player to choose either Axis or Allies and participate in the largest military conflict of 20th century. The gameplay foundations do not differ much from what the genre has accustomed us to – we are tasked with base development, training and upgrading units, as well as recruiting officers, who can change the outcome of numerous battles. The game offers a single-player campaign (with over 300 stages and hundreds of missions to complete) and an interesting multiplayer mode, which allows not only for classic one-on-one battles, but also team clashes, with up to 10 players participating at once. Pocket Platoons employs two-dimensional visuals in “super-deformed” style, which portrays soldiers and vehicles in a very cartoonish manner.