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.
Injustice 2 (AND)
Fighting 11 May 2017
A sequel to the 2013 arcade fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us by NetherRealm Studios, known for the latest Mortal Kombat games. Like in its predecessor, in Injustice 2 you play as the characters from the DC universe, fighting each other in violent duels. The game features minimal plot, in which Batman and his supporters try to rebuild the society, but at the same time have to fight against Superman and his allies. Among the chaos, a new danger appears, threatening to wipe out all of humanity. Mechanics-wise, Injustice 2 is a spectacular Mortal Kombat-like 2.5D fighting game, although it's not as violent. You can play as either a hero or a villain; available characters include Superman, the Flash, Batman, Supergirl, Aquaman, Atrocitus and Gorilla Grodd. The sequel also allows for modifying your chosen character. During the gameplay, you earn new equipment, which can alter not only your character's appearance, but also their abilities.
Mortal Kombat X (AND)
Fighting 05 May 2015
A sequel to the 2011 game created by NetherRealm, which restored the leading position in gaming to Mortal Kombat, a long-standing, cult fighting game franchise launched in 1993 by the Midway / Acclaim duet. Once again, we get a wide array of playable fighters – both known from the previous games in the series, as well as brand new ones. Moreover, each one comes in several varieties, differing in tactics and combat style. Duels are fought on 2.5D arenas filled with interactive elements that you can use in combat. There is of course no shortage of spectacular finishers, so-called fatalities. The game’s core features an expansive story mode set 25 years after the events presented in the previous game. The authors implemented numerous both local and online multiplayer modes, enabling the players to compete with one another in a global struggle for primacy.
Logic 17 December 2014
A card logic game set in the fantasy universe of Azeroth, known from the Warcraft franchise. The game was developed by Blizzard Entertainment company, who mention the cult card game Magic: The Gathering as one of their major inspirations. Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft lets you pick one of the nine available character classes and build you own deck of cards, which you can use in battles against the AI (tutorials) or living opponents (duels, tournaments). Gameplay mechanics are based on a set of easy to learn rules. Victory is rewarded with new cards. The game is based on free-to-play model with optional microtransactions, which means that although you can play Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft for free, some elements require payment.
Golden Axe (AND)
Action 31 August 2017
A side-scrolling fighting game classified as a slasher, set in a fantasy world, and a conversion of the hit production from arcade machines of the SEGA company. Action of Golden Axe takes place in a land of Yuri, invaded by a barbarian named Death Adder, who kidnapped the king and his daughter, wanting to take possession of the legendary golden axe. Three heroes arise to fight him: a barbarian, a dwarf, and an amazon, each of them specializing in a different type of weapon. During the game we continually move to the right side of the screen, traversing subsequent levels and confronting scores of enemies, as well as powerful bosses. Apart from wielding weapons, the game also allows us to mount dragons, and in the most critical moments, use magic, the power of which increases as we collect special mana potions. The game can be played with another person, offering a co-op adventure mode or classic one on one duels (with another hero or with subsequent enemies).
FIFA 14 (AND)
Sports 24 September 2013
A soccer simulation game, and the 21st installment in the FIFA series. The game was created by EA Canada development studio. As always, you can control players from your favorite teams in matches against living opponents or computer AI. FIFA 14's data base contains 15 thousand footballers from several dozen leagues from all over the world. As compared with the previous FIFA games, FIFA 14 brings about some crucial changes to gameplay mechanics, including improved ball physics. Furthermore, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions employ a new game engine, called Ignite (used also in Madden NFL 25), that ensures high quality graphics.
LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens (AND)
Action 28 July 2016
Another entry in the bestselling adventure game series, combining popular LEGO franchise with the classic universe of Star Wars. Its plot is largely based on the seventh part of the galactic saga, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and tells the story of completely new characters, though some familiar and iconic faces from previous movies appear in the background. There are also many exclusive plotlines that fill in the story gaps between Return of the Jedi and the latest movie in the series. The game mechanics remained mostly the same and the gameplay comes down to exploring, fighting enemies, and solving many logical puzzles, most of which require a creative use of the famous bricks. Nonetheless, some new features have been added, like allowing a multiply uses of single brick for different purposes and eye-catching blaster duels, during which we can make use of cover.
LEGO Jurassic World (AND)
Action 30 March 2016
Another reincarnation of the highly popular action-adventure game franchise originated in mid-90’s, sporting a license on the world’s most famous brand of toy bricks. This production by Traveller’s Tales Studios was created for the premiere of the film Jurassic World, however, the game’s story spans across the whole bestselling Jurassic Park trilogy. The game is set on Isla Nublar, an island known from the movie, which is actually a one of a kind amusement park with prehistoric reptiles brought back to life through cloning processes. As a result of a chain of experiments, a new dinosaur species was created by scientist, which is a combination of a Tyrannosaurus and a Velociraptor. Unfortunately, the beast escapes, becoming a direct threat to all visitors. When it comes to gameplay mechanics, the game employs the traditional solutions used in the series, with action-adventure elements and a gallery of characters known from the original movie.
NBA 2K17 (AND)
Sports 22 September 2016
Another installment in the popular basketball video game series. In comparison to the previous title in the series, the mechanics have not been altered in any major way. Once again, the players receive access to a complex basketball simulator, in which they can face NBA league teams, or the national teams of US and Australia. Aside from the basic options, allowing the player to engage in single- or multiplayer matches, the creators also included modes such as MyGM and MyLeague. These modes allow the player to take the reins of managing the team, deciding on the color of the outfits, or the logo visible on players’ shirts. The visuals are once again top notch, with an interesting feature in the form of a face recognition system, which allows the players to transfer their likeness to the virtual basketball court.
LEGO The Lord of the Rings (AND)
Action 08 January 2016
An action game, featuring elements of a 3D platformer, based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s novels and the movie trilogy by Peter Jackson. LEGO The Lord of the Rings is another "blocky" production from Traveller’s Tale studio. It lets us take the role of a chosen member of the Fellowship of the Ring and set out on a dangerous journey to stop Sauron and his minions. The campaign consists of a series of stages inspired by the most memorable scenes from the movies. The gameplay mixes elements of action, arcade, and logical puzzle games. Similar to previous LEGO-licensed productions from Traveller’s Tale, LEGO The Lord of the Rings offers a two-player cooperation in addition to single player.
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light (AND)
Adventure 16 July 2012
An unusual spin-off to the legendary Tomb Raider series. The game was developed by Crystal Dynamics - the creators of the franchise's latest installments. The game follows the adventures of a beautiful female archeologist and her friend - a Mayan warrior by the name of Totec. The characters set out for a journey, searching for a mysterious artifact known as Mirror of Smoke, which is to be used against the evil Xolotl, who has gained the power to control other spirits. Contrary to the third-person perspective the Tomb Raider games are usually played in, the spin-off is an isometric game resembling hack'n'slash titles in this aspect. The gameplay focuses on arcade elements and combat sequences, in which the player encounters hordes of ghosts - a special emphasis was placed on cooperation. The two characters have different abilities, therefore, close cooperation is the key to success. However, it is also worth mentioning that the game features elements which could be considered hallmarks of the Tomb Raider series as well, such as exploration of tombs and catacombs.
Hearthstone: Knights of the Frozen Throne (AND)
Logic 10 August 2017
Hearthstone: Knights of the Frozen Throne is the sixth expansion for the free-to-play card game Hearthstone. It was developed by Blizzard Entertainment and can be bought through the game’s store for real or in-game currency. This expansion focuses on Lich King’s army and his kingdom of Northrend. Just like the Whispers of the Old Gods DLC, Knights of the Frozen Throne tells an alternate version of the well-known events. This time we will see what would have happened if the greatest heroes of Azeroth (Jauna Proudmoore, Rexxar, and others) became Death Knights, the undead servants of the Lich King. Knights of the Frozen Throne continues Blizzard’s policy of not releasing small Adventure DLCs and focusing on the bigger ones. We get a set of 135 cards inspired by the Lich King’s army and the theme of death, including nine cards of a completely new type – Hero Cards. After using them our hero changes into Death Knight, gets a new portrait, war cry, ability, and a few points of armor which allows us to change our play style. We can test the new cards in PvP matches or in the single player campaign during which we will be able to face the Lich King himself. The expansion also introduces a new battlefield and card backs.
Shadowverse: Wonderland Dreams (AND)
Strategy 29 June 2017
Shadowverse: Wonderland Dreams is the fifth DLC for the 2016 collector's card game Shadowverse that was developed by the Japanese studio Cygames. The expansion does not introduce any gameplay changes, but comes with 104 new cards among which we will find neutral cards and those that are exclusive to each of the seven available classes. All of the new cards refer to classic fairy tales and fantasy stories like Don Quixote, Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, The Wizard of Oz, and many others. Wonderland Dreams also allows us to create a completely new and previously unavailable deck of cards.
Oh...Sir! The Hollywood Roast (AND)
Party 01 June 2017
A funny social game developed by independent Polish studio Vile Monarch. The title is a spin-off of the well received logic game Oh…Sir!! The Insult Simulator. The title expands on the ideas of its predecessor and the player participates in unusual… insult duels. The player must select invectives he uses against his opponents from a long list and combine them into spectacular combinations. After filling a special bar the player unlocks a critical insult that can eliminate the opponent. Oh…Sir! The Hollywood Roast features a user-friendly character creator in which the player can create his own characters and later equip them with new clothes and accessories. The title also offers a large list of pre-defined characters among which one can for example find caricatures of popular movie characters. The game can be played against artificial intelligence or with other players.
Strategy 17 June 2016
Shadowverse is a free-to-play collectible card game with microtransactions system developed and published by Japanese studios – Cygames. Shadowverse plays similarly to other games representing this genre – the gameplay builds on card duels with the AI or other players. Players get at their disposal seven character classes, each featuring a unique skillset. One’s task during a duel is to reduce the other player's life points to zero by playing cards representing monsters and spells. Another feature, which distinguishes Shadowverse from similar games, is its "Evolve" game mechanic, which allows players to grant their cards bonus stats and effects at the cost of evolution points purchased for a given amount of gold that players receive at the beginning of each turn. Sometimes, these evolution points can unlock completely new abilities. The game also introduces the so-called Amulets - cards played in the opponent’s area, providing a player who played them with passive effects until the Amulet is removed.
Hearthstone: Journey to Un'Goro (AND)
Logic 06 April 2017
Another official expansion to the free-to-play card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft by Blizzard Entertainment. This time the developers send us to the unexplored forest of the Un’Goro crater, which is inhabited by intriguing, but also very dangerous species of fauna and flora. We follow the team of explorers led by Elise Starseeker, encountering mighty dinosaurs, wild elementals, carnivorous plants and many other interesting organisms. Add-on introduced 135 new cards, a new keyword (skill) called Adapt, and a new card type (Task), as well as a board with an Un’Goro crater theme and a card back fossil. Developers also implemented another group of minions, consisting of Elementals. It consists not only of magical creatures from this expansion, but also some older cards.
Hearthstone: Mean Streets of Gadgetzan (AND)
Logic 01 December 2016
Another story expansion for the incredibly popular free-to-play CCG, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft by Blizzard Entertainment. The plot of Mean Streets of Gadgetzan is focused on gang wars that occur in the eponymous Gadgetzan which turned into a metropolis teeming with life thanks to rapidly-developing trade. The city’s development, apart from merchants, also brought hordes of thugs to its streets. After numerous battles between the local crime families, only the strongest three remain. The gameplay is somewhat different than what the vanilla game and the previous DLCs got us used to. The developers introduced new cards that can be used not by one but by three different classes. Moreover, there are three completely new factions (Grimy Goons, Jade Lotus, Kabal), each offering three hero classes.
Hearthstone: Goblins vs Gnomes (AND)
Logic 17 December 2014
The second official expansion pack for Hearthstone - an online card game set in the world of the Warcraft series and released in the spring of 2014 by Blizzard Entertainment. Contrary to the first DLC expansion focusing on the plot, the second expansion mainly introduces completely new sets of cards into the game. These are related to the age-old rivalry between the two titular races - goblins and gnomes. The expansion comes with 120 new cards in total, depicting different crazy inventions and units. A new type of supporters, mechs, was added - both neutral and for specific classes only. The cards coming with this expansion can be purchased both for virtual and real money at the in-game store. The cards are available for all the players on the Arena, no matter if they have collected them or not.
Hearthstone: Blackrock Mountain (AND)
Logic 02 April 2015
Another pay-to-play expansion pack for Hearthstone - an online card game developed by Blizzard and set in the world of the popular Warcraft series. The expansion focuses on the titular Blackrock Mountain, featured in the World of Warcraft MMORPG. The DLC is divided into five smaller chapters - so-called "wings". The player can buy them for real money or the in-game credits they have earned while playing. Each of the wings grants access to subsequent bosses and cards (17 bosses and 31 completely new cards in total) received for defeating subsequent enemies. Furthermore, the expansion comes with 9 new class challenges, associated with specific types of characters - achieving success is rewarded with previously unavailable class cards. After winning all the boss fights in a given chapter, the player unlocks a very difficult game mode named heroic. All the battles take place on a special map which made its first appearance in the core game.