The Pirate: Caribbean Hunt (AND)
Action 04 January 2016
An action game set in the world of pirates. Created by Miroslaw Dymek, a legendary Polish game maker responsible for series such as Earth 21XX or Polanie. The Pirate: Caribbean Hunt lacks a main storyline driving the gameplay. The action takes place in an extensive, open-world environment recreating a large part of the Caribbean. The player controls a captain of a pirate ship, whose aim is to gain fame and riches at sea. The game consists of completing subsequent missions that focus mainly on combat and exploration. The player plunders cargo ships, pirate bases, forts, and harbors. Between the missions, the player can make improvements to their fleet, choosing from sixteen diversified classes of ships, upgraded alongside their progress in the game. In-game sailing features realistic mechanics, making it a great asset to the game - this element was based on the personal experiences of the creator, who is an avid sailor himself. The game has offers extended online features as well, allowing the players to create their own pirate clans.
Batman: Arkham Origins (AND)
Fighting 25 July 2014
The third entry in the series of spectacular action games with Batman. It was developed by WB Games Montreal (which previously prepared the Wii U port of Batman: Arkham City) and published by the Warner Bros. company. The story of Batman: Arkham Origins shows the beginning of Batman’s career, taking inspiration from the comic books Batman: Year One and Legends of the Dark Knight. As the protagonist, we face Black Mask and his hired thugs. Like in the previous games from the Batman: Arkham series, gameplay combines features of a fighting game with shooter and stealth elements. Additionally, the creators included some innovations, like a built-in system of challenges.
An arcade top-down racing game. Eat My Dust! was developed by Immobile Games studio (Hopping Penguin and Master Archer 3D) for mobile platforms. The title is a typical example of the genre, featuring a light tone and vector graphics. The players can use several vehicles that are unlocked as they progress in the game. The tracks on which the races take place all feature desert scenery. Despite the fact of being short, they are filled with various ramps, traps, and destructible objects that make the races more interesting. The developers made sure that their game has simple, intuitive controls – the game uses automatic acceleration and auto-regenerating boost. The player must focus only on controlling the vehicle. Eat My Dust! offers both single- and multiplayer. The first mode offers many races against AI as part of the campaign, and time trials. As for the multiplayer mode, up to four players can play simultaneously.
The Escapists (AND)
Simulation 02 March 2017
A prisoner simulator that combines features of many genres. It was developed by Mouldy Toof in cooperation with Team 17 Software. The player assumes the role of a prisoner who leads a “normal” life in one of several available penitentiary facilities. The main objective of the game is to plan a way of escaping from the prison. In addition to participating in a series of daily activities like various works, workouts, meals, walks and interactions with other prisoners, the player is also gathering seemingly useless items, looking for allies and observing his surroundings in order to find weak points of security systems. The final phase is to use the previously prepared plan and escape. The Escapist offers great freedom of acting and many ways of escaping depending on prison style (among which there is for example a military prison camp). The game offers retro pixel-art two-dimensional graphics presented from a top-down perspective.
Bully: Scholarship Edition (AND)
Action 08 December 2016
Also known by the title Canis Canem Edit, Bully is a controversial action game developed by Rockstar Games. Originally, it was released for PlayStation 2, it was soon followed by Scholarship Edition for the next generation of consoles and PCs. The story takes place at the fictional Bullworth Academy, which combines an elite education facility with re-socialization grounds for juvenile offenders. The player assumes the role of a teenager who is trying to survive in these unusual circumstances. The protagonist encounters both strict teachers and unfriendly peers. The game is played from the third-person perspective and the player completes different assignments requiring them both to make friends among the peers and play different pranks on the teaching staff. The protagonist can join a local gang as well, which is trying to maintain control over the area forcefully.
Heroes of Incredible Tales (AND)
RPG 07 July 2016
A mobile action RPG developed by NAT Games - a Korean team led by Yong-Hyun Park, who is one of the main creators of such acclaimed titles as Lineage II or TERA. Originally, the game was released in 2015, only in Korea. A year later, Heroes of Incredible Tales was released worldwide. The player chooses one of the available warriors and sets out for a dangerous journey across this fantasy world, slaying hordes of monsters along the way. The story campaign comprises of a set of missions, during which the protagonist (male or female) explores three-dimensional levels (the player observes the action from above) and fights encountered enemies with melee weapons and magic. Combat is very dynamic and purely arcade. Fluent moves combined with performing longest attack sequences possible are the key to success. As most RPGs, Heroes of Incredible Tales offers a system of character development. This allows the player to acquire new abilities and parts of equipment in exchange for crystals obtained alongside the game's progression.
Beast Quest (AND)
RPG 06 May 2015
Beast Quest is an action RPG developed by Miniclip and based on the children's fantasy novels of the same title. The game takes place in the land of Avantia and the players will have to stop an evil sorcerer who used magic to make Avantia's various beasts go feral. The game is shown from a third-person perspective. Exploration and fighting are the gameplay's core elements. Battles take place in real-time. They key to winning them is to attack, parry, or block at the right moment. We will have to face both numerous weaker creatures and enormous bosses. During our adventures, we gather experience and level up, and increase our fighting strength by upgrading or finding new pieces of equipment.
Magic Rush: Heroes (AND)
Strategy 06 April 2015
Magic Rush: Heroes is a free-to-play mobile tower defense strategy game with RPG elements developed by the creators of Age of Kings: Skyward Battle, Clash of Spartan, and Age of Warring Empire. The game has optional microtransactions. In Magic Rush: Heroes we lead a group of heroes who eliminate enemies that try to get past them, much like in tower defense games. It is up to us to target the opponents and choose whether our heroes should attack, use a special ability, or a healing spell. The game also has typical RPG elements where we will have to power up our characters' skill or equip them with more powerful items. Improving our Kingdom, taking care of its technological development, creating an army sending it to gather resources also plays an important role. In Magic Rush: Heroes we can face both A.I. controlled opponents and other players. PvP battles are part of the world tournament where the players fight for precious rewards during the seasons.
Hot Wheels: Race Off (AND)
Racing 13 October 2016
A hybrid of an action game and a racing game, developed by Hutch Games. The action is shown from a side perspective and the player can take control of more than twenty vehicles (including muscle cars, off-road vehicles, futuristic racing cars and light buggies). The objective of the game is to complete the track in the most spectacular way possible. There are more than forty varied levels filled with obstacles and ramps, which the player can use to jump in the air and perform various stunts. Access to new vehicles and upgrades is unlocked as the player progresses through the game. In addition to single player modes, Hot Wheels: Race Off offers various competitive multiplayer modes. The title offers colorful, cartoonish graphics. An advanced vehicle damage system is worth mentioning as well. The game is distributed by using a free-to-play model with microtransactions.
Worms 4 (AND)
Strategy 06 January 2016
A mobile installment of the popular Worms series – strategic turn-based games in which heavily armed worms fight against each other. As usually, the title is developed by Team 17. Worms 4 is based on the well-known set of rules - there are two or more teams of worms and players who interchangeably control individual “soldiers.” The game comes down to dealing as much damage to enemies as possible in a given time frame. Worms make use of a wide arsenal of crazy weapons and gadgets, but while using them, you need to remember about the influence of gravity and wind. Moreover, almost every environment element is destructible. In comparison to previous installments, Worms 4 introduces a few changes. As it is a mobile production, the scale of battles is reduced, the teams are smaller, and the time limit reduced. The title features new kinds of weapons and some diverse game modes, including an extensive single player campaign. Naturally, multiplayer is the backbone of the game.
Frontline Commando: WW2 (AND)
Action 14 April 2015
Frontline Commando: WW2 is freemium shooter and a sequel to Frontline Commando: D-Day. It was developed by Glu Mobile. Campaign in Frontline Commando: WW2 consists of 180 challenges and begins with the Battle for Ardennes. We will also visit Germany and take part in some of the operations from the Italian campaign. There are two primary types of missions: Main missions and those that focus on certain battle tactics. When doing the latter ones, we will take part in typical pistol and rifle gunfights, sniper duels, we will use bazookas to destroy enemy tanks. We will be also disabling enemy artillery and using flamethrowers to roast our opponents. Battle in Frontline Commando: WW2 comes down to hiding behind covers and shooting in the right moment. As we play, we will collect in-game money which can be spend on weapon upgrades.
Angry Birds Action! (AND)
Logic 28 April 2016
Another side installment in the popular Angry Birds series developed by Rovio. The story of the game is linked to the animated movie released in 2016. The main character of the game and the movie is a bird named Red. The protagonist wakes up with a hangover after a party and discovers that during the night someone destroyed the whole village. Sadly, all the evidence points to Red. He will have to prove his innocence. The gameplay of Angry Birds Action! combines the characteristic traits of the Angry Birds series with pinball elements. On each level of the game player is tasked with leading the protagonist to the eggs in order to save them. There is a limited number of moves available for completing the task. Character controls are similar as in other installments of the series, but this time the whole action takes place on the ground. The player must shoot Red in such way that the bird will slide and bounce from various obstacles until he reaches the target. Various objects with different properties and useful bonuses scattered across the map to make the game more interesting.