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Heroes of Might & Magic III: HD Edition (AND)
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.

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Nexomon (AND)
Nexomon (AND)

RPG 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.

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Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes (AND)
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.

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Cat Quest (AND)
Cat Quest (AND)

RPG 30 September 2017

A comedy open-world RPG developed by The Gentlebros, the creators of the popular Slashy Hero, for mobile platforms. As the title suggests, the protagonist of Cat Quest is a cat that travels an open fantasy world with a sword in his paw and an armor on his back. The story campaign starts when the cat realm of Felingard is attacked by dragons. We assume the role of a cat whose destiny is to become a Dragon Slayer and save its people. While playing, we explore a vast world that is densely filled with various quests. We can visit, among other things, three large cities, forests, mountains, deserts, pirate islands, and dungeons. The production even features sea travel. We draw the route on the screen with our finger. When the hero encounters enemies, the player has to face them in a turn-based combat system. As befits an RPG, Cat Quest offers character development system and the possibility to acquire increasingly better equipment. The game features cartoonish style that fits the game's atmosphere.

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Antihero (AND)
Antihero (AND)

Strategy December 2017

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.

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Fire Emblem Heroes (AND)
Fire Emblem Heroes (AND)

RPG 02 February 2017

Fire Emblem Heroes is a fantasy-based, tactical RPG game. This is the first installment of the Nintendo's popular game series that was released on mobile platforms. The game takes place in a land divided between two opposing nations: striving for world domination Emblian Empire, and the Kingdom of Askran, bent on stopping the former. The players take the role of an Askran mage whose mission is to save the kingdom. Our protagonist can summon heroes from various games in the series, and our enemy is capable of doing the same. Turn-based battles, based on a simple gesture system, are at the gameplay's core. Smart usage of the summoned heroes' abilities, and taking advantage of the landform and the surroundings, are the key elements in achieving victory. Like every proper RPG, Fire Emblem Heroes has a functional character progression system.

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Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution 2 (AND)
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.

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown (AND)
XCOM: Enemy Unknown (AND)

Strategy 23 April 2014

A science-fiction turn-based strategy game that came out as a reboot of the cult series, UFO: Enemy Unknown, launched back in 1994 by Microprose. This new title was created by Firaxis Games, a studio founded by Sid Meier. The story of XCOM: Enemy Unknown does not follow any of the plotlines started by its predecessors. Instead, it tells a new story of the war between humans and an aggressive alien race. In order to protect our planet from the invaders a special organization called X-COM was created, with you as its commander throughout the game. The gameplay features two main aspects. In the strategic mode you plan your next move, complete research and develop technology, as well as manufacture gear and weapons – all this in real time. When it comes to skirmishes with the aliens, combat is turn-based. Most missions are procedurally generated, which relates to greater replayability. Battles are presented in full 3D, and the game’s engine allows for full destruction of environment.

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Shadowrun Returns (AND)
Shadowrun Returns (AND)

RPG 25 September 2013

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Galaxy of Pen & Paper (AND)
Galaxy of Pen & Paper (AND)

RPG 27 July 2017

Galaxy of Pen & Paper is another installment of the humorous RPG series from the Behold studio. Just like the previous games, Galaxy of Pen & Paper simulates a tabletop RPG session by reenacting the players' and game master's behavior and the events of the campaign they are playing. Unlike its predecessors, the game uses a science fiction setting. Virtual players and their characters explore the galaxy, do quests, and take part in turn-based battles. They will have to face not only small groups of enemies, but also whole squadrons of spaceships. During their adventures, both the virtual players and their characters will level up, increase their stats, and gain access to new abilities. Players will also be able to modify and upgrade their vessels. Galaxy of Paper & Paper features old-school, pixelart visuals.

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Order of Battle: World War II (AND)
Order of Battle: World War II (AND)

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Order of Battle: World War II is a classic turn-based strategy set during WWII, and a debut game by a studio from Luxemburg, called The Aristocrats. The game was initially supposed to be released as a standalone title called Order of Battle: Pacific, but around a year into the production it was decided that it should become a free-to-play game – on the same occasion, the title has been changed. The title combines old-school mechanics, based on games such as Panzer General, with modern 3D graphics. The gameplay is conducted in a turn-based system on typical hexagons. The game, along with its expansions, provides hundreds of units with unique specialties, realistic yet approachable support system and a plethora of legendary commanders providing different bonuses for their armies. In the base version of the game, there is one training camp, serving as a tutorial, and one scenario from each available DLC.

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Legion (AND)
Legion (AND)

Strategy 14 January 2016

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Terra Battle 2 (AND)
Terra Battle 2 (AND)

RPG 30 September 2017

The second installment in the jRPG series developed by Mistwalker – a company established by Hironobu Sakaguchi, the creator of the Final Fantasy series. In terms of its plot, Terra Battle 2 is not a direct continuation of its predecessor and takes the player to an entirely new fantasy world. The fate of this realm hangs by a thread as the dark creatures previously turned to stone are brought back to life. A player assumes control over a group of heroes who set off on an adventure to stop the threat and restore the order all over the world. The gameplay is based on the mechanics known from the first installment and builds on exploring vast maps and fighting numerous foes. The battles feature a turn-based system; however, players get at their disposal a wider range of battle strategies, including the ability to set a fighting formation before the battle itself. The entire experience is well complemented by the character development mechanics known from the first installment that is based on the profession system.

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NEO Scavenger (AND)
NEO Scavenger (AND)

Strategy 26 July 2017

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Overland (AND)
Overland (AND)

Strategy December 2017

Overland is a survival strategy game developed by Finji. The game takes place in a not-so-distant future where an unspecified cataclysm devasted the North American continent. We lead an everchanging group of survivors who, traveling by car, are trying to reach their destination. Gameplay focuses on survival. We will be forced to make many difficult decisions as we play. We will also have to find a way to deal with the constant shortages of gas, ammunition, and supplies, but monsters that hunt their prey with their hearing are the biggest threat we will have to face. The game is presented as a series of turn-based events that take place on small areas covered with a grid made of squares. During each turn we will have the opportunity to give orders like moving, starting a campfire, resting, looting the area, and fighting.

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Open Panzer (AND)
Open Panzer (AND)

Strategy 25 September 2014

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Eden: Renaissance (AND)
Eden: Renaissance (AND)

Logic 31 August 2017

Eden: Renaissance is a puzzle game created by The Last Kind studio. Players control a young archeologist who came across tracks of an alien civilization during his trip to Antarctica. Along with one of their representatives, the titular Eden, we have to save the world and find a way back home. The game uses turn based mechanics and we have to safely lead our characters from a starting point to a finish line. We can find many obstacles and dangers on our way which means that we have to come up with ways to deal with them. We need to plan our paths, use environment and Eden's special abilities that allows him to control elements. We also, from time to time, can come across enemies and each of their types requires a different tactic in order to defeat them. The game also has fights with powerful bosses. All of this is presented in good 3D graphics and a cartoony style. The campaign features half an hour of cut-scenes.

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Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Blazing (AND)
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Blazing (AND)

RPG 23 August 2016

An action role-playing game for mobile devices, developed by Bandai Namco. The game is based on a popular manga series of the same name, which is mostly apparent in the plot and visuals. In the single player campaign, you play as the eponymous Naruto and the story focuses on the adventures of the ninja warriors. The protagonist and his friends embark on various quests, while you can learn their stories. The core of the gameplay is unlocking new characters and combat; the battles are turn-based, and to succeed, you need to think your attacks through, use special abilities of your characters and choose the right strategy. Moreover, you gather experience as you play, and unlock more advanced battle techniques. The story campaign consists of a series of missions, which you can play either on your own or with two other players. There's also an option of PvP battles — the game features an online ranking system. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Blazing features 2D visuals, based on the anime adaptations of the manga.

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XCOM: Enemy Within (AND)
XCOM: Enemy Within (AND)

Strategy 12 November 2014

First huge add-on to the tactical strategy game, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, released in 2012. Created by the developer team at Firaxis Games, the expansion introduces many new features to basic game. One of the most important among them is a new resource – meld, a type of microscopic, robotic organisms that can modify human genotype. This allows humans to improve their body and even integrate mechanical parts into themselves. The add-on introduces a new soldier class as well – Mec Trooper - along with a special building to “produce” him, two types of aliens (Seeker and Mechtoid) and a new human organization, EXALT, trying to use alien technology to conquer the world. There are also new types of weapons, skills, and maps for multiplayer matches.

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The Walking Dead: Road to Survival (AND)
The Walking Dead: Road to Survival (AND)

RPG 27 August 2015

A mobile role-playing action game based on the popular comic book series by Robert Kirkman, utilizing the free-to-play model with microtransactions. The Walking Dead: Road to survival allows you to lead a group of survivors, (which the fans of this universe should be familiar with) who find shelter in the town of Woodbury. It turns out that the leader of this almost idyllic place is the psychopathic Governor, whom you need to fight. The Walking Dead: Road to Survival focuses on the plot and often forces you to make difficult moral decisions, which can heavily influence the story. You also have to manage the survivors. You need to take care of their further survival, develop their abilities, and choose their equipment. During the missions taking place outside the town, the survivors fight zombies in turn-based combat. Apart from that, you have to gather resources and expand your base. You also can attack the towns of other players in a simple multiplayer mode.

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Worms 2: Armageddon (AND)
Worms 2: Armageddon (AND)

Strategy 06 April 2013

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Metro 2033 Wars (AND)
Metro 2033 Wars (AND)

Strategy 08 September 2014

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Deus Ex GO (AND)
Deus Ex GO (AND)

Logic 18 August 2016

One of the spin-offs to Deus Ex, a popular RPG series developed by Square Enix. The title takes place in cyberpunk universe known from the main installments of the series. In this universe the humanity learned how to improve the capabilities of humans with cybernetic augmentations. Gameplay mechanics of Deus Ex GO are similar to the previously released Hitman GO and Lara Croft GO - it is a turn-based puzzle game. The player assumes the role of Adam Jensen, the protagonist of Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. The action of the game takes place on small levels, through which the players move along a preassigned route. One can move between branching points and each action activates traps and enemies in the area. This forces the player to carefully plan his moves in order to avoid or eliminate threats. Visuals of Deus Ex GO are similar to the visuals of the aforementioned games, keeping their unique cyberpunk style.

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