Assassin's Creed Rebellion (AND)
Strategy 21 November 2018
A strategy game with RPG elements, in which you manage a fortress of the eponymous Assassin Brotherhood and lead a self-composed team of assassins. The title was developed by the Canadian team at Behavior Interactive Studio. Assassin’s Creed Rebellion is set in the 15th-century Spain, where you confront the Inquisition. The Brotherhood is made up of over forty characters, featuring both famous characters from the Assassin’s Creed video games and the movie as well as twenty completely new individuals. The fortress under your command is the main base of operations for your men, from which they set out for missions in teams of up to three members. As you accumulate experience and gain higher character levels, you are able to expand the fortress with new rooms and purchase equipment. On the other hand, while performing specific tasks (which require heroes with specific abilities), you gain DNA fragments (unlocking more Assassins), raw materials (for improving existing units), and crafting materials (needed to create better equipment). Against a background of other Assassin's Creed games, Rebellion is distinguished by its graphics design, based on Chibi stylistics.
Heroes of Might & Magic III: HD Edition (AND)
Strategy 29 January 2015
A remastered edition of one of the most well-received installments of the legendary Heroes of Might & Magic series, created for the 15th anniversary of the game's original release and the 20th anniversary of the franchise. It was commissioned by Ubisoft and developed by DotEmu, known e.g. from the remake of the cult platform game Another World. The contents of the HD edition are the same as the base game (no expansions included) and consist of 7 story campaigns (about 50 maps in total), a skirmish mode and a functional editor. Compared to the original, the key changes are the upgraded wide-screen-compatible HD visuals. The graphics are now sharper and more clear-cut, which is the result of reprogramming over 25,000 elements and models. The multiplayer mode has also been upgraded, both in the local “hotseat” mode and the online one. Also, for the first time ever, a version for mobile devices was created.
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.
Scythe: Digital Edition (AND)
Video game adaptation of a tabletop game set in the 1920+ Universe created by Jakub Rozalski. In this universe, the battlefields from the first half of the 20th century are filled not only with units one might know from history books but also mechs. In Scythe: Digital Edition the players become leaders of chosen factions with a mission to dominate Eastern Europe. The game features both single and multiplayer modes.
Clash Royale (AND)
Strategy 02 March 2016
A multiplayer game with MOBA elements from the Finnish Supercell studio, set in a universe of one of the mobile bestsellers – Clash of Clans. Same as there, we play as a ruler whose ambitions go beyond the borders of his country. Gameplay of Clash of Royale comes down to taking part in online skirmishes with other players to overthrow the opposing king. Battles are fought in very simplified form and take place on small arenas, which fit entirely on the smartphone’s or tablet’s screen. During the battles, we send offensive units along set paths, while also making sure to secure our own domain with various spells and defensive units and buildings. The mechanics are complemented by card game features, and the time between fights is spent on collecting the strongest possible deck of cards, each representing the respective units and actions (e.g. casting spells).
Reigns: Game of Thrones (AND)
Strategy today, 18 October 2018
Fourth production from under the Reigns brand, developed by Nerial studio and Devolver Digital, in collaboration with HBO. Reigns: Game of Thrones takes players to the universe of the series Game of Thrones. We have characters like Jon Snow, Tyrion Lannister or Daenerys Targaryen at our disposal.
The Witcher Adventure Game (AND)
Strategy 27 November 2014
A digital adaptation of the board game set in the universe of The Witcher, created by Andrzej Sapkowski. Both the digital version in question and the physical original were developed by CD Projekt RED, the developers of the bestselling RPG series, in cooperation with Ignacy Trzewiczek, the CEO of Portal Games, a Polish table-top role-playing game publisher. The gameplay is designed for between 2 and 4 people to play on a single machine or via the Internet. The players assume the role of one of four characters: Geralt, Triss Merigold, Dandelion, or Yarpen Zigrin. In the game, we hunt monsters, solve puzzles, and take on other lucrative jobs. The course of events depends on the cards drawn from a special adventure deck, ensuring that every game is unique. The graphics recreate the visual style of the original and enhance it with additional digital animations.
XCOM: Enemy Unknown (AND)
Strategy 23 April 2014
A science-fiction turn-based strategy game that came out as a reboot of the cult series, UFO: Enemy Unknown, launched back in 1994 by Microprose. This new title was created by Firaxis Games, a studio founded by Sid Meier. The story of XCOM: Enemy Unknown does not follow any of the plotlines started by its predecessors. Instead, it tells a new story of the war between humans and an aggressive alien race. In order to protect our planet from the invaders a special organization called X-COM was created, with you as its commander throughout the game. The gameplay features two main aspects. In the strategic mode you plan your next move, complete research and develop technology, as well as manufacture gear and weapons – all this in real time. When it comes to skirmishes with the aliens, combat is turn-based. Most missions are procedurally generated, which relates to greater replayability. Battles are presented in full 3D, and the game’s engine allows for full destruction of environment.
King of Avalon: Dragon Warfare (AND)
Strategy 18 May 2016
King of Avalon: Dragon Warfare is an MMO strategy game developed by DianDian Interactive. The game takes us to the mythical, medieval England from the Arthurian legends. We play as one of the lords who want to take place of the deceased King Arthur after he fell during the Battle of Camlann, leaving his country in chaos. Only the person worthy of the legendary sword Excalibur can bring back peace and order to England. Gameplay in King of Avalon: Dragon Warfare focuses on expanding our city, gathering resources, taking care of our technological advancement, recruiting our army, and fighting for the Throne. The key to victory lies in the cooperation with other players. In-game chat simplifies that process. When the battle finally comes, we can use not only our regular units, but also one of the titular dragons. The beasts can specialize in either defense or attack, and their character depends on our combat decisions. Spells cast by the Dragon Priestess also give as advantage against our enemies. King of Avalon: Dragon Warfare features high quality visuals, which can be seen in the highly detailed game's environment.
Kingdom Rush Vengeance (AND)
The fourth entry in the series of tower defense strategy games Kingdom Rush. The players are taken to a fantasy realm filled with magic, monsters, and knights. This time the main protagonists are the dark armies of the powerful Vez’nan who seeks vengeance for the humiliating defeats of the past.
Total War Battles: Kingdom (AND)
Strategy 24 March 2016
The second installment in a spin-off subseries belonging to the Total War franchise, designed mainly for mobile devices. Both titles were created by a separate development team working under Creative Assembly. In contrast to the original game, this one focuses entirely on online gameplay and PvP competition. The game takes you back to 10th century. You become a leader of a small country, who has to take care of its development and security. Your goal is to conquer new lands and turn them into bustling, productive terrains. The game offers expanded strategic gameplay, allowing you to not only construct buildings, gather resources, and expand your army, but also use diplomacy, spies, and intrigues against your allies and foes alike. In terms of visuals, unlike the previous edition, this one looks more akin to a full-fledged Total War game.
Fallout Shelter (AND)
Strategy 13 August 2015
A mobile spin-off to the post-apocalyptic Fallout franchise, accompanying the fourth major installment. In contrast to the main-stream Fallout games this one is a simulation strategy, in which you take on a role of a vault overseer and have to look after its inhabitants. The game has you expand the vault by new rooms, including living quarters, and public facilities, to provide for all needs of your dwellers. You also have to gather supplies, which requires you to send expeditions outside the vault, having previously equipped (or not) your men with weapons and protective gear. Each vault dweller has their own statistics and gains experience, thus unlocking new abilities and equipment.
Strategy 27 July 2017
A real-time strategy game by Polish studio Jujubee, in which you play as a leader of one of the 21st-century nations and do your best in order for the citizens to prosper. Mechanics-wise, Realpolitiks resembles the popular Europa Universalis series, but the game is set in modern times and takes into account the current specifics of politics and reality. The gameplay focuses mostly on managing the country in all the key fields and requires making many strategic and political decisions, which have huge consequences. You have to take care of such things as e.g. internal policy, diplomacy, economics, armed conflicts or espionage. The game emphasizes both the bright and the dark side of power, allowing you to choose your own path of achieving your goals and to decide between doing the right thing and using morally dubious methods.
Prison Architect (AND)
Strategy 12 May 2017
An economic real-time strategy game created by British indie developer Introversion Software. Prison Architect lets you play as a headmaster of a penal facility. Your duties include designing a high-security prison, managing its budged, and providing for the needs of inmates. The authors saw to it that each prisoner had his individual personality and corresponding criminal inclinations. A virtual prison manager has to face such issues as violent behavior among inmates, gang activities, smuggling and contraband, or even mutiny. Prison Architect features very simple top-down 2D graphics.
Command & Conquer: Rivals (AND)
A mobile installment in the Command & Conquer series, the franchise that started the genre of real-time strategy games during the 90s. In Rivals, two players are facing each other in online battles. The objective of the matches is to take over a nuclear missile.
Anno: Build An Empire (AND)
Strategy 23 April 2015
A spin-off of the popular economic strategy game series, created for mobile devices by Mi'pu'mi, founded by former Rockstar members, with the help of Blue Byte Software. The game is set in the colonial era, and your task is to establish and develop a prosperous colony in a newly-discovered region of the world. You start out on a tiny island with a small supply of materials, but as the game progresses, you unlock more resources and various other islands. At the same time, you have to manage trade, diplomacy, and safety of your colony. The mechanics are based on those from the PC and console installments in the series, although they were simplified and adapted for mobile devices and the freemium business model. The visuals of the production resemble those of the web-based Anno games and The Settlers.
Strategy 21 June 2018
A combination of economic strategy and simulation game, based on the popular movie and TV series Westworld. The players assume the role of a new employee of the Delos corporation. He or she participates in a simulation that is meant to check whether he is good enough to manage the amusement park filled with androids. He or she must create laboratories and attractions, develop new technologies, make sure the guests are satisfied and supervise the behavior of robots. The latter is especially important, as the androids might rebel and kill the guests.
Strategy December 2018
Wartile is an RTS with elements of card and board games. The game takes place in a dark fantasy world inspired by the Norse mythology. We control a party of vikings on a raid. Gameplay focuses on real-time battles between groups of warriors. Each of them has their own strengths and weaknesses, and the key to victory lies in taking advantage of them. Another important gameplay element is the deck of cards built by the players. Those cards will not only power up our warriors, but also activate both offensive and defensive actions. Cards also play an important role in exploration. Battles take place on three-dimensional maps that are divided into hexagonal tiles, and lay of the land, which is an important tactical element that should be taken under consideration when we are preparing our strategy. As a result, Wartile brings to mind a turn-based strategy that somehow takes place in real-time. Along with the story driven campaign Wartile offers a multiplayer mode. The game uses Unreal Engine 4.
EVE: War of Ascension (AND)
A strategy MMORPG title in a science-fiction setting. We join one of the interstellar corporations taking part in a space race using economic and military means.
SimCity BuildIt (AND)
Strategy 16 December 2014
A mobile free-to-play strategy game. It is a spin-off of the cult series of economic simulators developed by EA Maxis. Similarly to the full-fledged entries in the series, the player assumes the role of a mayor of a virtual city. Their task is to secure the expansion of the metropolis and the happiness of its inhabitants while also maintaining the budget. During the game the player is raising new buildings, creating power lines and collecting taxes. The gameplay mechanics are slightly different as building each house requires delivering enough materials produced by factories and commercial buildings. Each decision must be taken with the budget and happiness in mind, and each wrong action can have bad consequences to the whole agglomeration. Additionally, the game is a subject to typical limitations of the free-to-play model – each construction and production process requires the player to wait a specific amount of time.