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Win Phone Video Games

Windows Phone is the name for a family of operating systems used by Microsoft in its own mobile devices since 2010. Mobile Windows is in many ways similar to its predecessor from PCs – which unquestionably rules on the computer market – but it’s unable to come out of the shadow of its rivals: Android and iOS. The result of such situation is relatively small number of games being created for Windows Phone.

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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (WP)
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.

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Minecraft: Pocket Edition (WP)
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.

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The Sims: Medieval (WP)
The Sims: Medieval (WP)

Simulation 25 March 2013

The Sims: Medieval is a spin-off installment of the popular life simulator The Sims. The title was developed by Maxis. As the title suggests, the game takes place during the Middle Ages, albeit with a humorous spin. Similarly as in the other Sims games, the player must take care of the needs of the virtual characters. Depending on selected profession (for example king, knight, wizard, bard, blacksmith), the events are shown from different perspective and the available missions vary. The creators of The Sims: Medieval focused on immersion and allowed the players to have strong impact on the shape of the game world, including the looks of the characters.

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The Sims 3 (WP)
The Sims 3 (WP)

Simulation 15 October 2010

The third major installment in a life simulation game series, The Sims. The title was developed by The Sims Studio in cooperation with Maxis and Electronic Arts. As per usual, The Sims 3 lets you take control of a life of a virtual character from the cradle to the grave. Your job is to provide for the needs of your family of Sims when it comes to their social interactions, family matters, and career. The Sims 3 introduces two significant novelties to the game: lifetime wishes and a personality system that attributes 5 dominant character features to each Sim. As compared with previous installments in the franchise, the game’s 3D visuals were significantly improved.

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60 Seconds! (WP)
60 Seconds! (WP)

Strategy canceled

A post-apocalyptic survival strategy game with RPG elements, created by Polish developer Robot Gentleman Studios. You play as the head of a typical American family, who has to provide for his loved ones in the face of an incoming nuclear war. The game starts 60 seconds before the first explosion, giving you one minute to get to a shelter while grabbing the most essential provisions on the way. In the next phase you have to survive for as long as you can using only the resources you've managed to gather, which often force you to make very tough decisions. Sometimes, you have to decide whose daily rations should be reduced, sometimes how to deal with problems at hand, such as a cockroach infestation. Despite its seemingly grim theme, the game features a rather light-hearted atmosphere, evident e.g. in its comic-like graphics.

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Sid Meier's Pirates! (WP)
Sid Meier's Pirates! (WP)

Adventure 11 April 2012

Sid Meier’s pirates! is a new version of the classic from the 80s. 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 in the Caribbean.

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Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons (WP)
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons (WP)

Adventure canceled

A fairy tale adventure and arcade game created by the Swedish Starbreeze studio, known for such titles as Kroniki Riddicka or Syndicate. The production tells the story of two brothers travelling through picturesque lands in search of medicine for their sick father. During the game, we control both characters at the same time, and most of the challenges we face require their close cooperation.

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World of Tanks Blitz (WP)
World of Tanks Blitz (WP)

Simulation 16 December 2015

An attempt to transfer the extremely popular World of Tanks from PCs and consoles to mobile devices. As in the case of the original, we are dealing with a free-to-play game, and the fun is based on historical tank clashes in different game modes.

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Five Nights at Freddy's (WP)
Five Nights at Freddy's (WP)

Adventure 01 December 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.

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Subway Surfers (WP)
Subway Surfers (WP)

Arcade 17 December 2013

Colorful arcade game, belonging to the casual genre of endless runners. We play the role of graphic artists caught in the hot deed, who are forced to flee from a police inspector and his dog. During the game, we move around the roofs of wagons and railway tracks, avoiding any obstacles with the help of a special skateboard.

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Need for Speed: Undercover (WP)
Need for Speed: Undercover (WP)

Racing 15 October 2010

After the slightly more realistic ProStreet, in which the players raced on professional racing circuits, the popular Need for Speed series returns to city streets with a traditional, arcade installment. Developed by a Canadian EA branch, Undercover puts a special emphasis on the storyline. As an undercover cop, the player has to infiltrate the ranks of a racing gang. To do so, they have to prove their worth in a series of driving challenges, including regular races, time trials, highway battles and outruns. As usual, the players receive a massive number of licensed cars which can be modified both visually, and in terms of their performance. The game's improved visuals and excitable soundtrack are complemented by cinematic cutscenes featuring mainly Maggie Q (Mission: Impossible III) and Christina Milian - a singer.

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Terraria (WP)
Terraria (WP)

Arcade 12 September 2014

A sandbox platform game by indie studio Re-Logic, sometimes called the 2D version of the popular Minecraft. There is no set goal; your task is basically to shape the randomly-generated world around you. At first you only have a few basic tools, which allow you to dig and find resources, chop wood, and create simple structures. As the game progresses, due to the extensive crafting system, you discover better tools, allowing you to create advanced materials and to fight monsters. There are many possibilities in the game, and the only restriction is your own imagination. Terraria features a single player mode, but you can join forces with other players, thus gaining precious allies, who can help you with the more challenging tasks.

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The Sims FreePlay (WP)
The Sims FreePlay (WP)

Simulation 12 September 2013

A spin-off of the bestselling series The Sims. It is available as a free-to-play title. The Sims FreePlay was developed by Firemonkeys, a studio that specializes in mobile games. Similarly as in the main installments of the series, the main objective is to control the life of virtual characters and decide what they will do, where they will live and who will they befriend. The gameplay is based on sandbox rules, allowing the player to freely control the fate of his Sims – he can send them to work, take them to interesting places in the city, help them make friends and even make them marry someone and give birth to children. In addition to controlling the life of the Sims, the player can design their house or take care of their garden. The game is played in real-time and the only limitation of freedom is time needed to complete various actions – however, it can be shortened by using the microtransactions. Real currency can be also used for buying exclusive items and decorations.

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FIFA Mobile (WP)
FIFA Mobile (WP)

Sports 11 October 2016

A mobile version of the most popular football game series, developed by EA Mobile. Compared to the original, the gameplay was adapted to the specifics of mobile devices, which called for some simplification. It's dynamic and arcade-like, although it also features a range of options, which allow you to manage your team and choose the right strategy. The game also features a special game mode called Attack Mode, in which you participate in a few-minutes-long matches and focus on attacking the opponent's goal. Additionally, FIFA mobile includes minigames, referencing the real-life current football events. You can start your own league, compete in online rankings with other teams, and build your team according to the Ultimate Team mode. The game utilizes the free-to-play mode with optional microtransactions, and the official license allowed for implementing 30 leagues, 650 teams and over 17000 players.

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Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit (WP)
Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit (WP)

Racing 01 February 2012

Another installment in one of the most popular racing game series, developed since 1995 by Electronic Arts. Criterion Games, a team popular mainly for the Burnout console series, was entrusted with the task of creating this installment. The title of the game refers to the two earlier installments that featured police pursuits, released in 1998 and 2002 respectively. In the game, the player can pick their side and play either as a cop or a racer. A set of gadgets was introduced into the gameplay, emphasizing the arcade nature of the series. Cops can deploy spike strips and set up road blocks, while the racers can use things like radar jammers. As usual, the game features dozens of licensed cars and a soundtrack including numerous popular songs. The Autolog system is a completely new feature, the role of which is to organize a network of players allowing them to compete against each other.

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Plants vs Zombies (WP)
Plants vs Zombies (WP)

Strategy 18 May 2011

A game belonging to the popular tower defense genre. It's theme, however, is rather unusual, for the players' task is to protect their household against the attacking hordes of zombies. The game was developed by PopCap Games - a company popular for successful arcade-logic games, such as Peggle Deluxe or Bejeweled. In Plants vs Zombies, the levels are made of paths along which the zombies are coming. The player's task is to secure each of those paths. Interestingly, the player's fortification comprises of various plants and flowers growing outside of their house. Each kind of plant has a unique ability. These include things like production the in-game currency, attacking, slowing down the enemies, or exploding in front of them. Zombies are equally diversified - there are many types of attackers, differing in appearance, equipment, and armor. All the subtleties of gameplay are gradually revealed and explained to the players. The game stands out with its atmosphere of comedy, deprived of serious undertones and tension. This was achieved mainly by colorful visuals and a cheerful soundtrack.

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Machinarium (WP)
Machinarium (WP)

Adventure 22 March 2014

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.

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FIFA 14 (WP)
FIFA 14 (WP)

Sports 28 February 2014

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.

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Monument Valley (WP)
Monument Valley (WP)

Logic 30 April 2015

A puzzle game in which we lead a silent princess I'm going through the surrealistic world of title monuments, helping her by manipulating the environment and creating optical illusions. Monument Valley is distinguished by its artistic, minimalist graphic design, inspired by Japanese paintings and paintings by Maurits Cornellis Escher.

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Lara Croft GO (WP)
Lara Croft GO (WP)

Adventure 27 August 2015

A spin-off to the adventures of the beautiful archaeologist Lara Croft, created for mobile platforms users by one of Square Enix’s studios, which also created a mobile game featuring Agent 47. Gameplay combines elements characteristic for the Tomb Raider series – e.g. exploring ruins and tombs filled with traps – with turn-based logic game mechanics borrowed from Hitman GO. The action is presented in isometric view and the player’s goal is to go through various locations by moving on predefined paths, disable traps, and fight enemies. To make matters more difficult, a part of a location is not visible at the beginning, so you need to precisely plan what to do – each inconsiderate move costs a lot. The game features simple hand-drawn graphics and an atmospheric soundtrack.

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GT Racing 2: The Real Car Experience (WP)
GT Racing 2: The Real Car Experience (WP)

Racing 19 June 2014

The second installment of the Gameloft mobile racing series, launched in 2010. The creators will provide players with 67 licensed cars, a realistic driving model and high-end graphics. Race races take place on 13 different routes in several game modes such as Classic Race, One on One, Qualification, Knockout, Overtake and King of the Hill.

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Modern Combat 5: Blackout (WP)
Modern Combat 5: Blackout (WP)

Action 24 July 2014

Produced by the Gameloft team, this is a FPS game. We play the role of a soldier of a secret special unit, on whose shoulders falls the obligation to thwart the plans of a powerful terrorist organisation. The authors have prepared feature-length singleleplayer missions and an extensive multiplayer mode.

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Asphalt 8: Airborne (WP)
Asphalt 8: Airborne (WP)

Racing 13 November 2013

Continuation of the iconic Gameloft series, which gained popularity on phones and mobile devices. In the new part of the game we get significantly improved graphics and sound, a new model of destruction and licensed soundtrack. Completely new play modes have also been introduced.

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Dungeon Hunter 5 (WP)
Dungeon Hunter 5 (WP)

RPG 12 March 2015

The fifth major installment in the popular mobile action RPG series by Gameloft. The story of Dungeon Hunter 5 is a direct continuation to its predecessor. Even though the forces of darkness have been stopped, glory days of the kingdom of Valenthia are at an end. Trade routes are overrun by bandits while demons appear in swamps to create a powerful undead army with the warriors who raised the grave. In the game, we assume the role of a bounty hunter who tries to restore order in the kingdom, at least partially. The gameplay mechanics haven’t been significantly changed and are still rooted in the hack ‘n’ slash genre. The protagonist’s tasks include performing subsequent quests that involve exploration of the kingdom, fighting hordes of monsters, gathering treasures, and developing skills with the obtained experience. The equipment system now lets us destroy items to acquire raw materials needed to enhance weapons.

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Angry Birds Epic (WP)
Angry Birds Epic (WP)

RPG 12 June 2014

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (WP)
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (WP)

Action 09 May 2014

An action adventure sequel to the 2012 The Amazing Spider-Man. Developed by Beenox Inc, a Canadian studio also responsible for such games featuring the Marvel’s superhero as Spider-Man 3: The Game, Spider-Man: Edge of Time and Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions. The story in the 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, the player has to face numerous comic-book villains, including Electro, Kingpin, Black Cat, Green Goblin, and more. The sandbox gameplay mechanics give the players the freedom to explore the virtual version of Manhattan while completing assigned tasks.

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