Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery (AND)
RPG title set in the world of Harry Potter. Players create their Hogwart’s students and follow their lives throughout several years. These include participating in lessons of defense against dark art or studying creation of mixtures.
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite (AND)
A new game by Niantic, known for the popular Pokemon GO app. This time the production is based on the Harry Potter franchise. The game utilizes the augmented reality technology, bringing magic into the real world.
Assassin's Creed Rebellion (AND)
A strategy game with RPG elements, in which you manage a fortress of the eponymous Assassin Brotherhood and lead a self-composed team of assassins. The title was developed by the Canadian team at Behavior Interactive Studio. Assassin’s Creed Rebellion is set in the 15th-century Spain, where you confront the Inquisition. The Brotherhood is made up of over forty characters, featuring both famous characters from the Assassin’s Creed video games and the movie as well as twenty completely new individuals. The fortress under your command is the main base of operations for your men, from which they set out for missions in teams of up to three members. As you accumulate experience and gain higher character levels, you are able to expand the fortress with new rooms and purchase equipment. On the other hand, while performing specific tasks (which require heroes with specific abilities), you gain DNA fragments (unlocking more Assassins), raw materials (for improving existing units), and crafting materials (needed to create better equipment). Against a background of other Assassin's Creed games, Rebellion is distinguished by its graphics design, based on Chibi stylistics.
RPG April 2018
A mobile role-playing game heavily-inspired by the Pokemon series. The game is set in a fantasy land, combining modern reality with science-fiction elements. You play as a trainer, whose task is to catch the eponymous creatures, develop their abilities, and use them to battle other trainers. In Nexomon, you traverse a world divided into 10 regions, visit shops, talk to NPCs, and complete a variety of quests. Like in the Pokemon series, an important factor is catching the defeated creatures, which join your collection. The battles are turn-based, and in combat you mostly choose the right attacks against the opponents and activate various special items. Apart from the multiplayer mode, the game also features a story campaign with many side quests.
DC Unchained (AND)
Developed by the South Korean 4:33 Creative Lab, DC Unchained is a mobile action game based on the free-to-play business model and offering mainly PvE and PvP multiplayer modes. The action of the game is set in the universe created by DC Comics for their comic books, animated series, and movies. DC Unchained described herein draws multiple themes from the entire DC franchise - during the game, players get to visit many locations introduced in the comic books and control the most famous superheroes and supervillains featured in this universe. The gameplay revolves around fighting hordes of opponents controlled by the AI and facing other players. During the game, one is tasked with assembling a team of three and participating in dynamic battles using unique sets of skills exhibited by each separate character. DC Unchained delivers several game modes including an elaborate story mode, time challenge, special missions, the defense mode, and multiple PvP based modes.
Black Desert Mobile (AND)
A special version of Black Desert Online, developed for mobile devices. The developers intended to recreate as many features of the well received original version as possible. During the game the players are exploring vast world, fighting encountered enemies and completing quests received from non-playable characters. It is also possible to participate in battles between guilds.
Tom Clancy's ShadowBreak (AND)
Action 20 February 2018
A combination of shooter and tactical strategy developed by Ubisoft for mobile devices. The story of Tom Clancy’s ShadowBreak is set in the near future, soon after a series of terrorist attacks. In response to that recent activity of the extremists, who also managed to take control of a large territory, an international organization is established with the aim of counteracting this threat. In Tom Clancy’s ShadowBreak the player assumes the role of a leader of such unit and takes part in PvP duels of two snipers, both aided by their teammates. Gameplay in Tom Clancy’s ShadowBreak comes down to eliminating targets over a large distance in first-person view. Since you cannot change your position while playing, you must rely on your squad to follow your orders. You can point targets for them as well as move them around locations, all the while protecting them from enemy fire. As you progress, you unlock better and better gear for you squad. You can also recruit new soldiers.
Street Fighter IV: Champion Edition (AND)
Street Fighter IV: Champion Edition is another version of Street Fighter IV, a console fighting game that debuted in 2009. New version was developed for mobile devices (iOS and Android). It is the third mobile version of the game – the previous ones were Street Fighter IV from 2010 and Street Fighter IV: Volt from 2011. The new edition features improvements and around thirty playable characters. Graphics are improved as well – the character models have more details and the black lines that were present on the sides of the screen are removed. The title also features online multiplayer that the previous versions lacked. The combat system wasn’t changed too much – it is still one of the more advanced fighting games available on mobile devices. The players are using virtual buttons to tap various attacks that can be combined into simple combos and their more advanced versions – super and ultra.
Brawl Stars (AND)
A mobile online game, which combines elements of shooters and MOBA games. Brawl Stars has been developed by the creators of Clash of Clans, Hay Day, Boom Beach and Clash Royale. The game features only a multiplayer mode. Players get to select one from over a dozen available characters, each featuring different weapons, assets, and a special ability, after which they enter arcade battles taking place in special arenas. As a character is developed, his battle potential increases. Brawl Stars offers several game modes, each introducing a different set of rules. In Smash & Grab, two 3-player teams fight each other with the objective of capturing the crystals that are growing in the middle of a map. In Heist, two teams face each other and, by turns, defend a safe or try to rob it. The third mode – Battle Royale – allows up to 10 players to fight until there is only one character left alive. The last of the game modes is Bounty, in which one acquires stars for eliminating his foes and loses them each time his character dies.
The Wolf Among Us: A Telltale Games Series - Season 2 (AND)
GRID: Autosport (AND)
Another installment in a popular series of racing games developed by Codemasters. In contrast to DiRT - the other flagship franchise of the British developer, GRID: Autosport continues the tradition established by the TOCA Touring Car Championship and TOCA Race Driver series, that is, racing on asphalt tracks. The player assumes the role of a professional driver who competes against other racers, but he also has to care about his team members and stick to sponsorship contracts. This new installment offers 22 different tracks and over a hundred customizable cars, including both production models as well a unique prototypes - all of these account for an impressive number. The game offers improved visuals and a cockpit view, which is an element that GRID 2 was deprived of. A large emphasis was placed on the multiplayer aspects of the game, for the players are allowed to create online racing clubs, as well as to participate in subsequent, regularly appearing challenges.
Durango: Wild Lands (AND)
A MMORPG developed by Korean studio What!. The players, survivors of a worldwide cataclysm that destroyed the human population, enter a hostile world inhabited by prehistoric creatures such as dinosaurs or mammoths. We begin the game by creating our character – we can choose their sex, looks, and starting abilities. The action is seen from an isometric perspective. Living on one’s own is possible, albeit tough, considering numerous dangers and enemies that we may encounter - we can join one of growth-oriented player communities, living together in real time. Our goal is survival, which means searching for resources, growing food, creating necessary items, or even constructing various buildings. Moreover, groups of players can engage in big game hunting or PvP combat.
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.
Warhammer Quest 2: The End Times (AND)
Developed by the British developer Perchang in cooperation with Games Workshop - Warhammer Quest 2: The End Times is a turn-based strategy game that picks up the story from the 2013 Warhammer Quest, and continues the tale in which the entire world faces the threat of doom woken up by the agents of Chaos. The feuding races have to join forces and forget all the previous altercations to battle the threat that is closing on them. Like in the previous installment, the action is presented from a top-down perspective, and the gameplay builds on the exploration of underground labyrinths as well as fighting encountered enemies. The battles feature a turn-based system that utilizes attack points one can spend to mount an attack or use certain special abilities. As the story progresses, the player can develop their characters as well as gain access to more powerful pieces of gear and artifacts, providing his team with a tactical advantage on the battlefield.
Night in the Woods (AND)
A combination of adventure and arcade games, created by an independent developer known as Infinite Ammo. The player assumes the role of Mae - a cat with paranormal abilities. The protagonist quits her studies and returns to her hometown - Possum Springs, in order to have some quality time with her old friends. The place has fallen into decline since the last mine in town was closed, because the inhabitants have been left without work. What is worse however, is that a neighboring forest has apparently kept some dark secret concealed. The plot serves the role of an parallel to human existence, with themes such as death, transience of all things or longing for certain moments from the past elaborated on throughout the story. The player is required to explore (by jumping across platforms mostly) a unique in-game environment, solve simple puzzles connected to it, talk to NPCs, as well as engage in joyful activities, such as playing the guitar or having fun with the in-game friends. What distinguishes Night in the Woods from other titles, are its visuals based on an original art style - those were crafted by Scott Benson. The unique soundtrack on the other hand, was created by Alec Holowka.
Tekken Mobile (AND)
Tekken is a mobile fighting game developed by Bandai Namco Entertainment. It is a side installment of a popular series of fighting games. It was developed exclusively for smartphones and tablets. The title is using a free-to-play distribution model with microtransactions. The gameplay mechanics consist of duels one on one, in which players are using action-based combat system that enables them to move through the arena and use variety of techniques. Collecting characters is the key aspect of the game. There are more than one hundred warriors to obtain. Each of them has unique special attacks that the player must first unlock and then upgrade with experience points. The title features story mode in which the player faces artificial intelligence and multiplayer mode which enables the player to face other players via Internet and to participate in faction wars. In addition to that, the players can upload their replays that are used for teaching AI new tactics.
Game Dev Tycoon (AND)
Strategy 31 January 2018
A simple economic strategy developed by independent studio Greenheart Games. The action of the game begins in the eighties. The player acts as a young fan of video games who starts his own developer studio in his parents' garage. The objective of the game is to transform his amateurish studio into a powerful corporation that designs and produces renowned AAA video games. Our performance will be of course limited by the available budget and every game we produce will be reviewed by the press and users, which will have a significant impact on the sales. As our subsequent new projects become more and more complicated, the player will have to rent larger offices, hire new staff, and keep researching new technologies. The game depicts the changes that occurred in the video game industry in funny way. During the game the player will witness the development of 3D graphics, birth of DRMs, and the rise and expansion of the digital distribution model.
Arena of Valor (AND)
Action March 2018
A mobile MOBA developed by an in-house developer studio of Tencent Games. Strike of Kings is a recreation of League of Legends, recreating all the mechanics and assets offered in the aforementioned game. The players are split into two teams (1v1, 3v3, or 5v5 matches) in which each player controls a single hero, equipped with a set of unique skills and abilities. Both teams are tasked with destroying the base of the opposing side, guarded by turrets and AI-controlled units, which requires cooperation and a skillful use of the available abilities. The game uses a free-to-play model with optional microtransactions.
Torchlight: The Legend Continues (AND)
Developed by Fedeen Games, Torchlight Mobile is a spin-off to a popular hack-and-slash game series. The title was developed from scratch with mobile devices in mind, and thus it is not a simple conversion of any of the previous installments. Torchlight Mobile invites you into a classic fantasy universe, as it stands on the brink of destruction at the hands of servants of darkness. Obviously, the task of defeating the evil forces and saving the world falls down on the player. You can pick any of the four playable character classes: Berserker, Engineer, Outlander, and Embermage, each one representing a completely different profession and requiring different play style. In a typical action RPG manner, the gameplay boils down to fighting hordes of monsters, developing your character’s skills, and upgradeing their equipment, e.g. by combining several weaker items into one more powerful. Torchlight Mobile features slightly cartoonish artworks, characteristic of the core games in the series.
911 Operator (AND)
911 Operator is a game, a strategy-simulator developed by Polish studio Jutsu Games, which is a reiteration of a project which won the Indie Showcase competition held during Digital Dragons 2016. In 911 Operator you become a rescue service operator, and your job is to answer calls from people in danger. The story campaign takes place in 10 cities – you will face many different challenges; some of them amusing, some serious, some frustrating. During the game you have to give advice concerning administration of first-aid as well as choose the right number of people and equipment to send to the scene. A nice touch in the game is the fact that you can sometimes receive prank calls, which have to be recognized and ignored.
Dragon Nest II: Legend (AND)
A MMORPG by Eyedentity Games and a sequel of the 2010 production originally released in Asia and 3 years later in Europe. Dragon Nest 2 is set in the magical fantasy land known from the first installment, although it takes place in another period. Compared to its predecessor, the mechanics of Dragon Nest 2 are much different, and the biggest difference is changing the setting from self-contained dungeons to a vast open world, which you can freely explore. The game's visual style was also changed from cartoonish to realistic. Some key elements of the original, however, have been preserved, such as the intuitive controls system and dynamic combat. The combat mechanics resemble those typical for action games, and to win you have to rely mostly on your skills instead of character stats.
Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear (AND)
An official expansion for the Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition from 2012. It was developed by Overhaul Games and serves as a story bridge between the first and the second installment in the Baldur’s Gate series. In the game, we face a sinister crusade led by a warrior known as the Shining Lady who is also a bhaalspawn. Siege of Dragonspear introduces four completely new companions that can join our party. The title also offers a new character class, new locations, quests, items, spells, and so on. On the technical side, the expansion does not deviate from the original game released three years earlier. We can start the adventure using a character imported from Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition, and then export it to Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition upon having finished the expansion.
Shadowgun: Legends (AND)
Action May 2018
Another major installment of the mobile action game series developed by Madfinger Games, a Czech studio known for Dead Trigger, among other titles. The action of Shadowgun: Legends takes place in the future, and we assume the role of spec ops soldiers whose task is to save the galaxy from an alien invasion. Contrary to its predecessor, the game is a first-person shooter with RPG elements which isn’t very different from other mobile FPSs. The production can be played both in single- and multiplayer mode. Starting out, we possess weak equipment and weapons. With time and subsequently completed missions, we gain experience and funds that let us buy various enhancements. What’s interesting, players’ actions have an influence on the game’s universe, thus making it constantly change.