developer: Neutron Games
publisher: Nacon / Bigben Interactive
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: common screen
Just over a year after the release of IHF Handball Challenge, Neutron Games created a second installment of the cycle. In accordance with the assumptions, the game IHF Handball Challenge 14 is a development of earlier ideas and also addresses the most common remarks made by the fans.
Like the original, the players have the opportunity to play as the players of their favorite handball teams. The game offers a total of three game modes. League teams are struggling every day competing in three national licensed leagues - German (Handball-Bundesliga Toyota), French (Ligue Nationale de Handball) and Spanish (Liga Asobal). Quick Match allows you to select any of the 80 clubs and 20 national teams and play in the selected hall. The third option allows you to create your own leagues and tournaments.
IHF Handball Challenge 14 uses the licenses of three national leagues and the IHF (International Handball Federation). This allowed the developers put in the game real names of teams and players. Among the latter there are the stars of such format as Nikola Karabatic and Dominik Klein. It does not, however, prevent entering the player’s own teams and players.
Compared with the first installment of the series, IHF Handball Challenge 14 offers a much more robust mechanisms for directing the attack and defense of the teams. The range of movement of virtual players includes 8 types of shots, 4 types of transitions, as well as the entire spectrum of defense licks.
Changes made to the game visuals include the ability to watch replays of the most interesting actions in slow motion. Comments recorded by professional handball commentators are noteworthy.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Core i5 2.4 GHz, 2 GB RAM, graphic card 512 MB (GeForce 8800 GTS or better), 1.5 GB HDD, Windows XP/7/8