Life is Strange (iOS)
Adventure 14 December 2017
An episodic adventure game created by the developers of Remember Me, a French studio DONTNOD. The game bears a resemblance to Telltale Games titles. Its protagonist is a 12th grade student named Max Caulfield, who returns to her home town in Oregon after years of absence. Together with her old friend she tries to solve the mysterious disappearance of her schoolmate, which prompts a series of strange events. The story is the essential part for the game, whereas gameplay mechanics are based on the well-proven formula employed by Telltale, which combines free exploration and difficult choices with non-obvious consequences. An interesting addition to the gameplay is the fact that Max possesses the power to manipulate time, allowing you to experience another version of events without having to restart an entire episode. On the technical side, the game is well-designed and well-executed, featuring expressive, slightly cartoonish graphics.
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite (iOS)
A new game by Niantic, known for the popular Pokemon GO app. This time the production is based on the Harry Potter franchise. The game utilizes the augmented reality technology, bringing magic into the real world.
Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm (iOS)
Oceanhorn 2 is a sequel to the 2013 action RPG developed by a small Finnish studio Cornfox & Bros. The game takes place in the same fantasy realm as the series' first installment. We play as a young boy who trains very hard to become a Knight of Arcadia. We observe the game from a third-person perspective. Gameplay mechanics in Oceanhorn 2 are visibly inspired by the popular Legend of Zelda series. Oceanhorn 2 places more emphasis on exploration than the original game. We move between the locations by using a typical world map. The game uses an arcade combat system. We can fight with either cold steel weapons or firearms, for example, a pistol. Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm has visibly better visuals than the previous game in the series.
A point-and click adventure game by indie Czech studio Amanita Design. In Chuchel, you play as the eponymous critter, whose task is to catch a mysterious criminal and get back his stolen cherry. On his way, Chuchel has to solve puzzles, complete various challenges, and get through levels inspired by classic video games. The production is rich with situational humor.
Resident Evil 4: Mobile Edition (iOS)
Adventure 27 July 2009
The fourth major installment of the cult series of survival horrors created by Capcom. In the game the player assumes the role of ex-cop Leon S. Kennedy, a character well known from the second entry in the franchise. As a special agent responsible for protecting the presidential family, he goes to Europe in order to find the missing daughter of the US president. The trail leads to a small village in Spain. The village is controlled by a mysterious sect and the citizens are infected with a virus which causes mutations. During the game one will face hordes of zombies as well as more demanding bosses, such as giant monsters or the powerful leader of the sect, Osmund Saddler. Resident Evil 4 retains the dark feel of the previous installments and the game contains puzzles, but gameplay mechanics were greatly changed and the new engine allowed the developers to create faster and more dynamic action sequences. The game also contains many quick-time events.
Batman: The Telltale Series - The Enemy Within (iOS)
Adventure 03 October 2017
The second season of Batman: The Telltale Series, which debuted in 2016. In this adventure game by Telltale Games (the developers of such titles as The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series and The Wolf Among Us: A Telltale Games Series) the player follows the darker and darker story of Bruce Wayne and his superhero alter-ego. This time Batman has to challenge both Joker and Riddler as well as a merciless federal agent who has just came to the city of Gotham. The story is split into five episodes, the first one of which launched in August 2017. In the game you get to explore small locations, talk to characters met there, play through QTE sequences and, of course, make difficult moral decisions that determine how the story unfolds. Batman: The Telltale Series - The Enemy Within features actors that made the appearance in the first game. Batman is starred by Troy Baker, while his arch-nemesis Joker by Anthony Ingruber.
Adventure July 2018
Sky is an artistic social adventure game developed by the renowned studio thatgamecompany, the creators of titles like Journey and Flower. The game takes place in the remains of a sky realm. The place was once inhabited by a great civilization that had fallen for unknown reasons. The player is tasked with discovering the mysteries of specific locations. He can complete this task by joining forces with other users. The game was designed with multiplayer in mind. While playing Sky, the player is walking and flying together with a few other players who help, protect or compete with each other. The developers provided the players with complete freedom to choose how to act. It is worth mentioning that the game world is constantly changing, offering new adventures and mysteries. Sky at first debuted on Apple platforms (iPhone, iPad and Apple TV).
The Pillars of the Earth (iOS)
Adventure 04 April 2018
An adventure game from Daedalic Entertainment, based on a popular history novel written by Ken Follet, entitled The Pillars of the Earth. The game of the same title is set in the 12th-century, in the tumultuous period known as the Anarchy. After the sudden death of king Henry I and the only heir to the throne having been killed in the crash of the White Ship, England gets consumed in a violent war of succession. With the war in the background and the tensions between the nobles, clergy and the common people constantly growing, the game tells a story about an attempt to raise a monumental cathedral in a fictional city of Kingsbridge in the south of the country. As for the game’s mechanics, The Pillars of the Earth is no different from a typical adventure game with gameplay based on exploration of different locations, conducting conversations, and solving various logic puzzles.
Demon Hunter 4: Riddles of Light (iOS)
Adventure 22 February 2018
Developed by Brave Giant from Serbia, the fourth instalment of the adventure series with hidden items. This time, the player assumes the role of Lila, the niece of popular Dawn Ashmoore, who is abducted by Seth. The heroine needs to find her aunt before she gets killed by the ancient deity on the mission of destroying humanity.
Night in the Woods (iOS)
A combination of adventure and arcade games, created by an independent developer known as Infinite Ammo. The player assumes the role of Mae - a cat with paranormal abilities. The protagonist quits her studies and returns to her hometown - Possum Springs, in order to have some quality time with her old friends. The place has fallen into decline since the last mine in town was closed, because the inhabitants have been left without work. What is worse however, is that a neighboring forest has apparently kept some dark secret concealed. The plot serves the role of an parallel to human existence, with themes such as death, transience of all things or longing for certain moments from the past elaborated on throughout the story. The player is required to explore (by jumping across platforms mostly) a unique in-game environment, solve simple puzzles connected to it, talk to NPCs, as well as engage in joyful activities, such as playing the guitar or having fun with the in-game friends. What distinguishes Night in the Woods from other titles, are its visuals based on an original art style - those were crafted by Scott Benson. The unique soundtrack on the other hand, was created by Alec Holowka.
Prince of Persia: The Shadow and the Flame (iOS)
Adventure 25 July 2013
Remake of a 1993's classic platformer and second installment in the cult series from Broderbund Software studio, redesigned for mobile devices. Plot of Prince of Persia: The Shadow and The Flame continues the story of the first part of the franchise. Happiness of the Prince of Persia and the daughter of the Sultan is interrupted by the vengeance of Vizier Jaffar. With the help of magic he sways all guards of the kingdom to capture Prince and steals his position, forcing him to flee through several locations, including not only palace dungeons, but also open spaces. Gameplay itself does not differ significantly from mechanics known from the original, just as in the Prince of Persia Classic. However, the title features modernized, completely redesigned visuals and a whole range of improvements concerning mechanics and level design. Developers deleted several scenes from the base game, introducing brand new ones in their place.
Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series - Season One (iOS)
Adventure 04 December 2014
A game by Telltale Games, the studio behind many others similar productions, designed as an episodic adventure game based on the HBO’s popular TV show Game of Thrones - an adaptation of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire books. The game features an original story overlapping with the events presented in the seasons 3-5 of the TV series. This six-part episodic story focuses on the House Forrester, whose members, although missing from the TV show, appeared in the fifth book of the saga. Known for ironwood trade, the Forresters are trying to survive the War of the Five Kings, while competing with House Whitehill. Gameplay employs the classic point-and-click mechanics. The game lets you visit many well-known locations from across both the Westeros and Essos continents, and observe the events from the perspective of several characters whose actions have direct impact on the fate of the two families.
Walking Dead: The Game (iOS)
Adventure 25 July 2012
An episodic adventure game from Telltale Games, based on the comic book series by Robert Kirkman. The main theme of The Walking Dead: Season One revolves around a dramatic struggle for survival in a world infested by zombies. The player assumes the role of Lee Everett, one of the few survivors. The gameplay emphasizes exploration, dialogues, collecting items, and puzzle solving. The most significant feature are in-game moral choices the protagonist has to make, and whose consequences are often made visible only after some time. The developers created a highly interactive environment to give the players a good degree of freedom in puzzle solving. The Walking Dead: Season One catches the eye with its comic-like style, achieved with cel shading.
Samorost 3 (iOS)
Adventure 01 September 2016
The third installment in a light-hearted adventure game series created by Czech developer Amanita Design, who also created such titles as Botanicula and Machinarium. Once again, you play as the little space gnome, who does not speak and communicates with the world solely by gestures and strange sounds. In terms of gameplay, Samorost 3 is a typical point-and-click adventure game that focuses on exploration of diversified locations and solving inventive logic puzzles. In contrast to its predecessors, which were very short and simple productions, the newest installment in the Samorost series is a full-fledged production offering several hours of gameplay. The game’s unquestionable strength are its audiovisuals. The graphics were created with a technique that combines photography and hand-drawn elements. The atmosphere is further enhanced by the soundtrack composed by Tomas Dvorak, known from previous productions by Amanita Design.
Sid Meier's Pirates! (iOS)
Adventure 20 July 2011
Sid Meier’s pirates! is a new version of the classic from eighties of the twentieth century. Similarly to the original version, it is a mix of features of action games, adventure games and cRPGs. The game takes place during the age of the pirates of the Caribbean.
Adventure 08 September 2011
An original two-dimensional adventure game developed by Amanita Design - an independent Czech studio popular for the Samorost series. The action is set in a bizarre world made entirely of metal. All the plants, wildlife and humans were replaced by robots. The player assumes the role of one such robot, wrongfully sent to a junkyard. Once back in town, the protagonist discovers the existence of a conspiracy aiming to murder its leader. He decides to prevent the murder attempt and tries to get back his girlfriend along the way. The game is based on the classic point-and-click mechanics and the player collects various items when exploring subsequent locations and solves a set of relatively simple puzzles. Machinarium stands out with its well-made hand-drawn visuals inspired by industrial architecture, old and rusty machinery, as well as by classics of science-fiction literature.
Adventure 16 March 2017
A 2D adventure game inspired by supernatural horrors, developed by Night School Studio, a debuting team founded by the former workers of Telltale Games. We take on the role of a girl named Alex, who is about to graduate middle school and to celebrate that, she travels with a group of friends to an island that has been the students’ customary place to say their farewells. As it turns out, during the party Alex and her companions have accidentally opened a gateway to another dimension, and the peace of teenagers is interrupted by increasingly strange phenomena, such as unnatural sounds and specters. Since a ghost's presence can’t always be detected with the naked eye, the heroine has to resort to a special radio that, after finding the proper wave frequency, helps her prepare for the possible attack in advance. The dark atmosphere of Oxenfree is complemented by climatic graphics, employing common horror movie filters, as well as an ominous soundtrack.
Read Only Memories: Type-M (iOS)
Adventure 06 March 2018
A classic adventure game developed by independent studio MidBoss. Assuming the role of a journalist, the player finds himself in cyberpunk Neo-San Francisco of 2064 and conducts an investigation so as to find the creator of the machine called Turing – the world’s first Artificial Intelligence with self-consciousness and an ability to think independently. The setting is retrofuturistic – the creators have drawn inspirations from the 1980s’ vision of the future. The effect is magnified by old-school 8-bit graphics. Gameplay in Read Only Memories comes down to world exploration, chatting with various characters, and solving puzzles. From time to time, the player needs to complete arcade sequences consisting in fighting enemies or sneaking past guards. The way the story develops largely depends on the player’s actions and their decisions, which lead to different plot branches.
Five Nights at Freddy's (iOS)
Adventure 11 September 2014
An original horror game created by Scott Cawthon, an independent gamemaker. The player assumes the role of a watchman who takes up a seasonal job at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza. What is important about the restaurant, is that mechanical mascots are its main attraction. A seemingly easy job turns into a true nightmare during the very first night, when the protagonist discovers that the sympathetic animatronics come to life after dark and display a hostile attitude towards humans. Trapped in a cramped watch room, the protagonist has to avoid contact with murderous robots during five subsequent nights. The task is not easy, because using various devices, such as lighting and monitoring systems, as well as locking the door drains the power supply, which has to be appropriately managed throughout the entire night. Despite its simplistic mechanics, Five Nights at Freddy's provides a good dose of anxiety and is capable of frightening the player with ease.
Adventure 04 June 2013
An adventure game designed by Benoit Sokal, the famous Belgian comic writer, in cooperation with studio Microids. Syberia is the first chapter of the adventures of Kate Walker, an American lawyer hired by the company that produces automatons – mechanical toys. She is tasked with finishing the formalities related to taking over a factory located in a small city in Europe. The game begins when the protagonist arrives at the factory and learns that its owner, Anna Voralberg, is dead. In order to complete her mission, Kate must find her heir. The task pushes her to embark on the greatest adventure of her life. During the journey she will visit various climatic and mysterious places located in the Eastern Europe and she will meet many interesting people. Since it's a typical point-and-click adventure game, the gameplay consists mostly of exploring locations, solving riddles and speaking with non-playable characters. Syberia is famous for its climatic graphics with pre-rendered, hand-drawn backgrounds.