Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (WP)
Action 27 January 2014
The seventh installment in the controversial Grand Theft Auto series – one of the most popular game franchises in history that brought Rockstar Games company international fame. The series has been letting the player start as a petty criminal and work his way to the top of the criminal underground. This next part of the series is the biggest one so far, featuring world – the State of San Andreas – almost three times larger than Vice City. Among many innovations, there are several thing worthy of mention: improved AI of civilians, option to recruit gang members, increased number of interactive buildings, hunger factor, swimming, and new means of transportation (e.g. bicycles). On top of that, there game features numerous extra activities, highlighting the sandbox character of gameplay. The game features the atmosphere of the 1990s, apparent in both the graphics and the soundtrack available via the numerous in-game radio stations.
Minecraft: Pocket Edition (WP)
Action 11 December 2014
A mobile edition of Minecraft – the cult sandbox game from Swedish company Mojang AB, which spawned millions of fans worldwide over several years since its beta release, becoming a phenomenon of modern day pop-culture. Overall the gameplay mechanics featured in Minecraft: Pocket Edition are no different than in other versions. You are taken into a procedurally generated 3D world made of voxels, observed from first-person perspective, and do what you please – from exploration in search for resources through fending off monsters to building more or less advanced constructions out of small cubic blocks. In terms of content, the Pocket Edition initially lagged behind the original Mineraft, but as it received new updates it grew and grew, and now even offers elements unavailable anywhere else. The main differences that remain are: the controls, adjusted to mobile devices, and visuals, which seem to be smoother and more colorful in this edition.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (WP)
Action 09 May 2014
An action adventure sequel to a 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man. Developed by Beenox Inc, a Canadian studio also responsible for such games featuring the Marvel’s superhorse as Spider-Man 3: The Game, Spider-Man: Edge of Time and Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions. The story in this game loosely translates the adventures from the movie directed by Marc Webb into a video game setting. Players, who assume the role of the titular Spider-Man, have to find the assassin who murdered Peter Parker’s uncle - Ben. During the game, one has to face numerous comic-book villains, including Electro, Kingpin, Black Cat, Green Goblin, and more. The sandbox gameplay mechanics give players the freedom to explore the virtual version of Manhattan while completing assigned tasks.
Star Horizon (WP)
Action 07 August 2014
A rail shooter developed by Tabasco Interactive, a Polish dev studio. The player assumes the role of John, a pilot of the Federation woken from a thousand-year cryogenic sleep initiated by an artificial intelligence called Ellie during a great war against the Rebels. His task is not only to discover how the conflict ended but also to defend humanity from a new threat. At the core of Star Horizon are grand-scale space battles in which we participate sitting at the helm of a fighter. Our task is to aim at hostiles and make evasive maneuvers to avoid collision with enemy projectiles and elements of the environment. We can also replace ship parts and mount more powerful armaments. The course of the campaign is shaped by our decisions to a large extent – the game puts great emphasis on story and developing friendship between John and Ellie, while we can side with either the Federation or the Rebels.
Sniper Fury (WP)
Action 03 December 2015
Created by the developer Gameloft, Sniper Fury is a mobile first-person shooter based on a typical free-to-play business model with microtransactions. Sniper Fury is set in a non-distant future, when the development of technology and geopolitical changes pushed the conventional warfare aside. Instead, both the governments and private corporations started to use well-trained marksmen able to eliminate targets quickly and precisely from afar. Gameplay focuses mainly on sniping out targets. Apart from the wide selection of sniper rifles offered in the game, there are loads of futuristic gadgets, like the life detector or stimulants that greatly enhance reflexes. The game’s strength is its impressive, for a mobile game, graphics, powered by the engine used in Modern Combat 5: Blackout.
Space Marshals 2 (WP)
A sequel to the tactical shooter that combined science fiction and the Western genre. Just like the first installment, Space Marshals 2 is an episodic game developed by Swedish mobile game developer Pixelbite (creators of the Reckless Racing series and Xenowerk shooter). The player once again becomes a space marshal who takes on numerous dangerous criminals. In terms of gameplay mechanics, the sequel is very similar to its predecessor. Therefore, we get a top-down shooter enriched by multiple tactical options. In order to clear the levels from various opponents the hero has to sneak, silently kill unaware enemies, and use cover. When it comes to open combat, he can use a wide arsenal of fire weapons and lethal gadgets (e.g. grenades). From time to time, the protagonist also fights with powerful bosses – winning against them usually requires adopting the right tactic. Space Marshals 2 is played on a variety of levels whose setting can be described as a technologically advanced version of the Wild West.
Halo: Spartan Strike (WP)
Action 16 April 2015
Halo: Spartan Strike is an isometric sequel to Halo: Spartan Assault, a mobile/PC spin-off of the legendary FPS series. The game was created by two studios, 343 Industries and Vanguard Games, and takes place at the same time as Halo 2. Once again, we play as Spartan Davis, who, leading 30 UNSC units, explores 30 diversified levels and faces hordes of space invaders. We will use all kinds of weapons and special abilities characteristic to the series. Spartan Strike features slightly improved visuals and modified controls. Additionally, the Windows 8 version of the game was included with Halo: Master Chief Collection, just like Spartan Assault. This allows us to unlock additional content for the multiplayer.
Overkill 3 (WP)
Action 27 April 2015
Overkill 3 is another installment of the mobile third-person shooter game series. The game takes place in an unspecified future where soldiers use state-of-the-art technologies like heavy duty nanosuits, drones, armed jeeps and powerful, spider-like, combat robots. We play as a civilian who fights for the resistance and uses the same military technology. As we play, we will explore the game's locations and use all kinds of customizable arms to eliminate hordes of enemies and powerful bosses. From time to time we will also take part in an interactive cut-scene. We cannot move freely around the locations, we can only move from one cover to another and shoot our enemies. Along with the missions, Overkill 3 offers a so-called Endless Mode where we have to stand against our enemies as long as possible and a two-player coop.
Space Marshals (WP)
Action 08 October 2015
An episodic shooter emphasizing tactical elements, set in a universe that combines science fiction and the Western genre. Space Marshals was created by Pixelbite, the studio known mainly for the Reckless Racing series. In the game the player assumes the role of a space lawman, whose task is to capture or eliminate dangerous fugitives that escaped from a maximum security prison. When it comes to gameplay mechanics, Space Marshals fits within the frames of a top-down shooter. However, because your character cannot take much damage before dying you have to use proper tactics in order to succeed. The protagonist can sneak, perform silent kills, use covers, flank opponents, and distract guards using disguises. In combat he uses various weapons, starting from suppressed pistols and all the way to rocket launchers. As a lawman, he does not have to kill all enemies on sight, some of them can be arrested.
A science-fiction top-down online shooter intended for mobile platforms, created by a Polish development studio, Sathra Games. The action of Decompression takes us to the near future. We assume the role of a colonial infantry commando entangled in a corporate war for resources. Our task is the neutralization of potential threats on spaceships, planetary mining stations, and other planets’ moons. The core of the gameplay is a dynamic, old school multiplayer competition in one of the three classic game modes: Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, and Capture the Flag. We have eight unique and curiously designed weapons at our disposal. The game, inspired by the classics of the hard science-fiction genre (Alien, Outland, Total Recall and the like), is characterized by high quality graphics created using the cel shading technology.
Survivalcraft 2 (WP)
Action 14 December 2016
The second installment in a mobile sandbox series developed by Candy Rufus Games. Survivalcraft 2 enables the players to enter a vast sandbox world built from three-dimensional blocks. The action is seen from a first-person perspective, while the game focuses around exploration and crafting. Our job is to acquire resources that can be spent on useful tools, weapons, or inventive traps. Moreover, we’ve received the ability to weave clothes that offer certain bonuses against predators or extreme weather conditions. The game is oriented on survival – the players have to gather food, either through plant cultivation or animal hunting (we can encounter over 30 different species of animals). Each player can built his own hideout and furnish it with various electrical devices with a varying level of complexity.