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).
Plants vs Zombies (AND)
Strategy 31 May 2011
A game belonging to the popular tower defense genre. It's theme, however, is rather unusual, for the players' task is to protect their household against the attacking hordes of zombies. The game was developed by PopCap Games - a company popular for successful arcade-logic games, such as Peggle Deluxe or Bejeweled. In Plants vs Zombies, the levels are made of paths along which the zombies are coming. The player's task is to secure each of those paths. Interestingly, the player's fortification comprises of various plants and flowers growing outside of their house. Each kind of plant has a unique ability. These include things like production the in-game currency, attacking, slowing down the enemies, or exploding in front of them. Zombies are equally diversified - there are many types of attackers, differing in appearance, equipment, and armor. All the subtleties of gameplay are gradually revealed and explained to the players. The game stands out with its atmosphere of comedy, deprived of serious undertones and tension. This was achieved mainly by colorful visuals and a cheerful soundtrack.
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.
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.
South Park: Phone Destroyer (AND)
Strategy 09 November 2017
South Park: Phone Destroyer is a mobile strategy game based on a controversial animated TV series for adults. Developed by RedLynx – creators of the Trials game series – this South Park game installment is based on a free-to-play business model and features some microtransactions. During the game, the players have to collect cards representing characters known from the TV series and use them in order to build decks. Cards can be played during real-time battles, resulting in new characters appearing on the map and advancing on the enemy forces. The gameplay comes down to battles between two factions fighting each other from opposing sides of the screen. The creators prepared a typical for this kind of video games multiplayer mode. At the same time, the game offers an extensive story campaign, which, compared to similar games, is an unusual thing. Like the animated TV series, the entire game features the atmosphere of absurd comedy – jokes are plentiful, while the script riffs almost everything and everyone. Also, the visuals are kept in the same style as in the TV series, which should not come off as a surprise – South Park: Phone Destroyer has been created in cooperation with Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the fathers of the original TV series.
Reigns: Her Majesty (AND)
Strategy 07 December 2017
A sequel to the popular multi-genre game, blending elements of logic puzzle, adventure, and strategy games with some roguelike aspects. Like in the first installment, the production was created by Nerial. Reigns 2 is set in a tongue-in-cheek version of the middle ages. The protagonist is a queen, who has just ascended to the throne, and your task is to keep her there for as long as possible. It is not easy, as you have to take care of your kingdom and make difficult decisions by announcing verdicts regarding important matters, developing the economy, and playing diplomatic and political games. The event cards are randomly generated and your choices shape the story. Sooner or later you make one mistake too many, which results in the queen's demise, while you have to play as her successor, who has to face the consequences of her predecessor's choices. The game features clear rules and intuitive controls system, in which you slide the cards to the left or right, thus making a positive or negative decision.
Warhammer Quest 2: The End Times (AND)
Strategy 31 December 2017
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.
This War of Mine (AND)
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.
Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes (AND)
Strategy 24 November 2015
A mobile turn-based strategy game developed by EA Capital Games, the creators of the web-based Heroes of Dragon age, among other titles. Our task in Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes is to collect famous characters from the Star Wars universe and fight battles with subsequent opponents. In the game, we create teams of heroes of both the light and dark side of the Force with each of them having different unique attacks and abilities. In addition, the game features a character development system that allows us to increase statistics and skills of our subordinates as well as pick their equipment. The game somewhat resembles classical RPGs, although the gameplay is devoid of story and exploration, focusing solely on combat. In Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes, lets us compete against the AI in single player missions and against other players in the PvP mode.
Strategy 27 July 2017
A real-time strategy game by Polish studio Jujubee, in which you play as a leader of one of the 21st-century nations and do your best in order for the citizens to prosper. Mechanics-wise, Realpolitiks resembles the popular Europa Universalis series, but the game is set in modern times and takes into account the current specifics of politics and reality. The gameplay focuses mostly on managing the country in all the key fields and requires making many strategic and political decisions, which have huge consequences. You have to take care of such things as e.g. internal policy, diplomacy, economics, armed conflicts or espionage. The game emphasizes both the bright and the dark side of power, allowing you to choose your own path of achieving your goals and to decide between doing the right thing and using morally dubious methods.
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.
Kingdom Rush Origins (AND)
Strategy 20 November 2014
The third installment in a series of popular tower defense games set in a fantasy world. Similar to the previous installments, the game was created by Ironhide. In terms of the plot, Kingdom Rush Origins is a prequel to the entire story presented in the series, set before the evil Vez'nan posed a threat to the country of the elves. The player's goal is to stop the evildoer by leading the armies through new locations: elven forests, magical kingdoms and ruins of an ancient metropolis. The game offers new kinds of towers and units, such as elven archers, mystical mages or stone druids. Also, new improvements, spells and abilities were added along with previously unavailable enemy types. The armies are led by nine legendary characters, and each has unique powers. What has remained unchanged here is the gameplay formula of the predecessors, as well as cartoonish visuals typical of the series.
Iron Marines (AND)
Strategy 14 September 2017
Set in sci-fi realities, a casual RTS game by Ironhide Game Studio from Uruguay, primarily known for the popular tower defense series, Kingdom Rush. In Iron Marines you assume the role of a commander leading his space soldiers into dangerous battles against insectoid Aliens. The game features a wide arsenal of weapons and powerful battle mechs that you gather during gameplay. Interestingly, the game allows the player to see the conflict from the other side of the conflict and take control of the aliens as well. The title features 2D, cartoon-like graphics in the style of the aforementioned Kingdom Rush.
Stronghold Kingdoms (AND)
Strategy 31 August 2017
A side entry in Stronghold series, created and developed by Firefly Studios. This game is a free-to-play MMO with microtransactions and, just like in any other games from the series, it takes players into a dark medieval world in which they have to create their own kingdoms. During the game we can join one of European countries and political groups and we can establish our status by getting special honor points. Depending on our preferable style we can focus on military and gain influence by using a strong army or focus on economic aspect and defeat our enemies in a peaceful way. We can choose from many specializations such as diplomacy, espionage or agriculture. Trade and creating alliances with other players are very important aspects of the game. The game also has special bonus cards which can be acquired during the game or bought with real money.
60 Seconds! (AND)
A post-apocalyptic survival strategy game with RPG elements, created by Polish developer Robot Gentleman Studios. You play as the head of a typical American family, who has to provide for his loved ones in the face of an incoming nuclear war. The game starts 60 seconds before the first explosion, giving you one minute to get to a shelter while grabbing the most essential provisions on the way. In the next phase you have to survive for as long as you can using only the resources you've managed to gather, which often force you to make very tough decisions. Sometimes, you have to decide whose daily rations should be reduced, sometimes how to deal with problems at hand, such as a cockroach infestation. Despite its seemingly grim theme, the game features a rather light-hearted atmosphere, evident e.g. in its comic-like graphics.
Motorsport Manager Mobile 2 (AND)
Strategy 08 August 2017
Developed for mobile devices, Motorsport Manager Mobile 2 is a continuation of a popular motor sports manager created by Playsport Games. Like its predecessor, the game described herein allows players to lead a racing team on their way to success. One begins his career from minor competitions that are a part of the European Raring Series and head for the World Motorsport Championship – an equivalent of Formula 1. The gameplay revolves around managing a team by hiring the drivers and technicians, who have to develop new technologies and maintain the optimal parameters of the vehicles. During consecutive races, a player has to select the right driving strategy, pit-stop settings, and also think on his feet e.g. in a situation of sudden change of the conditions on the track. The entire experience features a well-developed economic model that requires players to balance the costs and earnings, as well as sign lucrative contracts with the sponsors.
Hex Commander: Fantasy Heroes (AND)
Strategy 15 October 2017
Hex Commander: Fantasy Heroes is a turn-based strategy game developed by Home net Games. It takes place in a fantasy world inhabited by humans, elves, orcs and other races. The player assumes the role of a general of the army of one of five races. He or she participates in battles, develops a base and tries to gain advantage over the remaining armies.
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.
SimCity BuildIt (AND)
Strategy 16 December 2014
A mobile free-to-play strategy game. It is a spin-off of the cult series of economic simulators developed by EA Maxis. Similarly to the full-fledged entries in the series, the player assumes the role of a mayor of a virtual city. His task is to secure the expansion of the metropolis and happiness of its inhabitants while also maintaining the budget. During the game the player is raising new buildings, creating energy lines and gathering taxes. The gameplay mechanics are slightly different as building each house requires delivering enough materials produced by factories and commercial buildings. Each decision must be taken with the budget and happiness in mind and each wrong action can cause bad consequences to the whole agglomeration. In addition to that, the game is a subject to typical limitations of the free-to-play model – each construction and production process requires the player to wait a specific amount of time.
Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time (AND)
Strategy 24 October 2013
A full-scale continuation of crazy tower defense/strategy game, which successfully merged the popularity of this causal genre with the never-ending interest in zombies. It has been prepared by the creators of the original title, an experienced developer of budget productions, PopCap Games studio. The main theme of the series is an invasion of the undead, who are craving for human brains and have formed a powerful army to achieve this objective. But once again, smart plants (and their owner) stand in their way, armed with the strangest of weapons that can foil zombies’ plans. The gameplay comes down to securing subsequent patches of our lawn in a way that will prevent brain-eating monsters from reaching their target. The sequel offers even greater variety of fields and plants, not to mention black humor, typical feat of the series.
March of Empires (AND)
Strategy 11 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.
King of Avalon: Dragon Warfare (AND)
Strategy 18 May 2016
King of Avalon: Dragon Warfare is an MMO strategy game developed by DianDian Interactive. The game takes us to the mythical, medieval England from the Arthurian legends. We play as one of the lords who want to take place of the deceased King Arthur after he fell during the Battle of Camlann, leaving his country in chaos. Only the person worthy of the legendary sword Excalibur can bring back peace and order to England. Gameplay in King of Avalon: Dragon Warfare focuses on expanding our city, gathering resources, taking care of our technological advancement, recruiting our army, and fighting for the Throne. The key to victory lies in the cooperation with other players. In-game chat simplifies that process. When the battle finally comes, we can use not only our regular units, but also one of the titular dragons. The beasts can specialize in either defense or attack, and their character depends on our combat decisions. Spells cast by the Dragon Priestess also give as advantage against our enemies. King of Avalon: Dragon Warfare features high quality visuals, which can be seen in the highly detailed game's environment.