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.
Combat Squad: Project Wednesday (AND)
Action 08 August 2017
Combat Squad: Project Wednesday is an online shooter game by Korean studio A-33, utilizing a free-to-play model with microtransactions. The production is set in modern times, and allows you to participate in multiplayer battles pitting teams of trained mercenaries against each other. Before the battle, you create a five-man team, choosing your characters from an expansive gallery and modifying their skills and equipment. During the battle you can freely switch between party members, while the others are controlled by the AI, which you can affect by issuing orders using the tactical system. There are several gampelay modes to choose from. In multiplayer battles, you can fight one-on-one or five-on-five. There is also a co-op zombie mode, in which the players join forces to fight hordes of zombies.
Door Kickers 2: Task Force North (AND)
A continuation of the 2014’s tactical strategy game developed by Killhouse Games, which recreates the routines of anti-terrorist SWAT units. The action of Door Kickers 2: Task Force North takes players to the Middle East, where the controlled by a player squad, comprising representatives of many special forces, follows the trace of a dangerous terrorist organization. One observes the action from a top-down perspective and experiences all the events in real time with the option to utilize the active pause system. Like the first installment, the game has been divided into two parts - equally important to carry out a mission is the proper preparation, which includes selecting units with adequate skills and dispatching them properly across the map. Creators introduced many improvements and novelties that make the whole experience even more realistic. Among these, one can find new pieces of gear, the option to operate under cover of the night, jumping through windows, and the new mechanics allowing one to group his units.
Afghanistan '11 (AND)
An innovative turn-based strategy developed by Every Single Soldier and Retro Epic Software as a direct continuation to Vietnam ’65. Afghanistan ’11 offers the ability to take part in numerous famed events from the history of the conflict. We take control of the coalition forces that focus on arming and training the Afghan security forces, as well as support of the local communities through taking care of crucial infrastructure, building water intakes, or distributing humanitarian aid. Despite the “hearts and minds” philosophy, our units often fall under enemy fire or are struck by IEDs, creating tough situations that have to be addressed with due attention. The game sports simple, warm visuals that offer fluid gameplay even on mobile platforms.
Pocket Platoons (AND)
Strategy 27 August 2015
A World War II themed mobile strategy game developed by Picneko Creative, a Korean studio focusing on mobile game. Pocket Platoons allows the player to choose either Axis or Allies and participate in the largest military conflict of 20th century. The gameplay foundations do not differ much from what the genre has accustomed us to – we are tasked with base development, training and upgrading units, as well as recruiting officers, who can change the outcome of numerous battles. The game offers a single-player campaign (with over 300 stages and hundreds of missions to complete) and an interesting multiplayer mode, which allows not only for classic one-on-one battles, but also team clashes, with up to 10 players participating at once. Pocket Platoons employs two-dimensional visuals in “super-deformed” style, which portrays soldiers and vehicles in a very cartoonish manner.
Call of Duty: Siege (AND)
A strategy game with card game elements, created by an in-house studio of Activision. The story takes place in the same universe as Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, connecting some of the threads left out by the game. The players assume the role of a captain of the Retribution, a star cruiser in service of United Nations Space Alliance. The organization suffered serious territorial loses to rebel forces. Our task is to stop the rebellion, and stop the conflict from escalating further. The gameplay in Call of Duty: Siege mainly consists of storming enemy bases, implemented in form of inverted tower defense mechanics. The summoned units approach the objective using the shortest way possible, and our only method of intervention is using special ability cards, so the choice of the drop point is crucial. During the game, we slowly build a deck of offensive cards, representing heroes, mechs, and flying machines. In order to facilitate the defense of the controlled territory, we employ a defense-focused deck. Aside from the single player campaign, the title has a competition-oriented multiplayer mode, and the ability to create and join guilds, which are known as Alliances in the game's universe.