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.
Fallout Shelter (AND)
Strategy 13 August 2015
A mobile spin-off to the post-apocalyptic Fallout franchise, accompanying the fourth major installment. In contrast to the main-stream Fallout games this one is a simulation strategy, in which you take on a role of a vault overseer and have to look after its inhabitants. The game has you expand the vault by new rooms, including living quarters, and public facilities, to provide for all needs of your dwellers. You also have to gather supplies, which requires you to send expeditions outside the vault, having previously equipped (or not) your men with weapons and protective gear. Each vault dweller has their own statistics and gains experience, thus unlocking new abilities and equipment.
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.
Jurassic World: The Game (AND)
Strategy 07 May 2015
Jurassic World: The Game is a strategy developed by Ludia and released prior to its cinematic inspiration. We take the role of the director of the titular amusement park. We will have to build new attractions, find new ways to make money (i.e. gift shop), and breed over fifty dinosaur species. Gameplay is also complemented with some RPG elements, like battles between the dinosaurs. We are not only breeding them, we are also training them so they can fight on special arenas where they face AI or dinosaurs trained by other players. Jurassic World: The Game even has some card game elements. Each dinosaur has its own card, and the owner of the species-diversified park has to create his or her unique deck. The game works with the Brawlasaurs toys from Hasbro. They can be scanned with the built-in camera and then unlocked in the game.
Motorsport Manager (AND)
Racing 09 February 2015
A sports manager game in which we lead a racing team and try to win a fictional version of Formula 1. The economic system is the basis of the game – if we want to achieve success we have to manage our budget well and have a balance between income and expenses. During the game we can hire new drivers and technicians, research new technologies and upgrades for our race cars as well as find optimal settings for the cars and create schemes for pit-stops. During the races we can set a general tactic and make various decisions, e.g. changing tires during a heavy rain – on one hand our driver can lose precious seconds but on the other hand driving with the old tires can increases the danger of accident drastically. Realism and very good graphics works in favor of the game created by Playsport Games (we don't get any bonuses or special abilities).
The Sims Mobile (AND)
Another mobile installment in the life simulation game series by Electronic Arts. As per tradition, The Sims Mobile focuses on simulating and shaping the lives of your virtual characters. You can choose their appearance, personality, and life goals, from career paths to hobbies. During the game, the Sims' living quarters can be modified by choosing from a wide range of furniture, decorations and accessories, as the game progresses, you unlock additional activities and locations. A certain novelty is the ability to shape the history of whole families. When your character achieves their goals and retires, you can unlock new interests and career paths for next generations. Thus e.g. the grandfather's achievements can inspire his children or grandchildren to choose a similar career path.
The Sims 3 (AND)
Simulation 18 December 2010
The third major installment in a life simulation game series, The Sims. The title was developed by The Sims Studio in cooperation with Maxis and Electronic Arts. As per usual, The Sims 3 lets you take control of a life of a virtual character from the cradle to the grave. Your job is to provide for the needs of your family of Sims when it comes to their social interactions, family matters, and career. The Sims 3 introduces two significant novelties to the game: lifetime wishes and a personality system that attributes 5 dominant character features to each Sim. As compared with previous installments in the franchise, the game’s 3D visuals were significantly improved.
Prison Architect (AND)
Strategy 12 May 2017
An economic real-time strategy game created by British indie developer Introversion Software. Prison Architect lets you play as a headmaster of a penal facility. Your duties include designing a high-security prison, managing its budged, and providing for the needs of inmates. The authors saw to it that each prisoner had his individual personality and corresponding criminal inclinations. A virtual prison manager has to face such issues as violent behavior among inmates, gang activities, smuggling and contraband, or even mutiny. Prison Architect features very simple top-down 2D graphics.
Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution 2 (AND)
Strategy 07 November 2014
A side installment belonging to the legendary series of turn-based strategy games that use the name of Sid Meier as a trademark. While the previous Civilization Revolution was created mainly for the more popular home consoles, Revolution 2 was developed specifically for mobile device and PlayStation Vita owners. Similar to the previous installments, the game casts the player in the role of a leader in control of a civilization of their choice. The player's goal is to achieve global domination. The game begins in ancient times, with the player having little resources and few territories. Over time, the player develops technology, expands towns, recruits armies and obtains new territories - lands conquered have to be governed appropriately as well. Civilization Revolution 2 offers additional units, technologies, buildings, wonders, as well as previously unavailable leaders. What is also new, is the scenario mode, allowing the player to participate in various historical events, such as famous battles. The game offers three-dimensional visuals.
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.
Farming Simulator 18 (AND)
Simulation 06 June 2017
Another installment of an annually released farming simulator series developed by GIANTS Software. This time, however, the creators decided to develop a game exclusively for handheld devices like PS Vita or Nintendo 3DS. In terms of mechanics, Farming Simulator 18 highly resembles the previous installments of the series, in particular, the handheld version of Farming Simulator 16. The game sees the players running their farms in an attempt to make a profitable business out of it. To achieve this, players have to take care of a number of things, such as soil and plant cultivation, harvesting and selling the crops, and finally the successive development of the farm. Farming Simulator 18 does not lack the series’ representative feature, namely a wide range of licensed agricultural machinery of the world’s top makes, which are available for the players to utilize while working in the field.
Strategy 02 April 2015
A mobile strategy game from the creators of Rise of Nations. DomiNations lets us lead one of several developing nations (including Britons, Romans, Japanese, Greek) on their quest for power and world domination. We start in the Stone Age and – as we progress and invent more advanced technologies – experience all of the most important eras of human history. Like the popular Sid Meier’s Civilization series, the game features famous buildings and historical characters, such as Alexander the Great, Cleopatra or Napoleon Bonaparte. The developers have focused on the technological progress, which allows us to move to another age. Alliances with other users are equally important as the conquest of nearby areas. DomiNations features attractive, two-dimensional visuals in high resolutions, with very detailed objects and good-looking animations of units.
Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories (AND)
RPG 18 April 2016
Another installment in the popular series of RPG games that depict the life of a farmer. The game was developed by studio Natsune and is part of a series that was started in the second half of the 90s. In Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories the player becomes a novice farmer and is tasked with rebuilding the former prosperity of a farm and gaining sympathy of the inhabitants of a nearby city by completing various story quests. For completing those missions, the player obtains seeds of memories that contain a record of the most important moments in the life of a character. Although the gameplay returns to the roots of the series, the developers have decided to added some completely new features as well. During the game, the players plant seeds, gather crops, and breed animals. In addition to engaging in farming activities, the players can also cook, go fishing, and work in mines. All of those activities require tools, which, as the game progress, can be upgraded and replaced by new ones.
A turn-based strategy set in the Victorian age, created by an independent developer, Tim Conkling. It takes us to a somewhat grotesque version of a British town, based on Charles Dickens’ descriptions, with us playing as a leader of the local thieves’ guild, whose task is to develop his organization and fill its vaults with gold. To achieve this, we must recruit new members to our gang, train them and send on missions like stick-ups, mugging, and assassinations. Infiltrating banks, factories, and other influential institutions is crucial to our success, in addition to building useful structures and researching new technologies – all of this without going broke of course. Antihero offers a huge freedom at expanding our criminal empire. Depending on our preferences, we can concentrate on more discreet activities or turn our organization into a full-fledged assassin’s guild.
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.
Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire (AND)
Strategy 28 June 2017
An economic strategy game developed by Machine Zone. The game takes place in Eos – a fantasy world created for the 2016 game Final Fantasy XV. The plot is of little importance in this title, giving way to the online gameplay, which is shaped by the decisions of the players. The gameplay focuses on expanding the kingdom. During the game, the player constructs buildings, gathers resources and researches new technologies. Although the game is based on a simple economic system, it also contains a military aspect: the player must recruit warriors and make them fight the AI-controlled forces in real time. Although player’s army is accompanied by characters from the console RPG - including Noctis and Cindy - playing the game alone is not a good idea. It is much better to create a guild or to join one and cooperate with other players.
Age of Empires: Castle Siege (AND)
Strategy 06 April 2017
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.