March of Empires (WP)
Strategy 13 August 2015
A mobile strategy game by Gameloft, in which we lead one of three factions and try to forge a powerful empire. In its general premise, the title doesn’t significantly deviate from the standards of other common mobile MMO strategy productions. The player’s tasks include continuous development of infrastructure, researching new technologies, raising a powerful army, and conquering other players’ territory. In March of Empire, we can assume the role of a king, a tsar, or a sultan, and the choice has a quite big influence on our starting parameters and the further course of the game. Moreover, Gameloft’s title is characterized by a slightly more developed plot and gameplay depth that is influenced by such factors as seasons or weather conditions. The tactical layer is also more extensive — in battles, we can apply various formations, each having its pros and cons. The game features rich social options and the possibility of forming alliances.
Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution 2 (WP)
A side installment belonging to the legendary series of turn-based strategy games that use the name of Sid Meier as a trademark. While the previous Civilization Revolution was created mainly for the more popular home consoles, Revolution 2 was developed specifically for mobile device and PlayStation Vita owners. Similar to the previous installments, the game casts the player in the role of a leader in control of a civilization of their choice. The player's goal is to achieve global domination. The game begins in ancient times, with the player having little resources and few territories. Over time, the player develops technology, expands towns, recruits armies and obtains new territories - lands conquered have to be governed appropriately as well. Civilization Revolution 2 offers additional units, technologies, buildings, wonders, as well as previously unavailable leaders. What is also new, is the scenario mode, allowing the player to participate in various historical events, such as famous battles. The game offers three-dimensional visuals.
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.
Brothers in Arms 3: Sons of War (WP)
Action 17 December 2014
A three-dimensional World War II shooter developed by Gameloft. The main protagonist is Sergeant Wright, who after landing in Normandy continues the military offense on territories occupied by the Nazis. He is accompanied by a small group, each member of which has unique equipment and skills. The game features only a story campaign that consists of eight missions. During them the player participates in open shootouts with enemies and he performs stealth missions. The action is presented with a third-person perspective – the first-person perspective is used only while precisely aiming. Because of that and the presence of a cover system, despite the large number of enemies the action is rather slow paced. During the fights the player can use special attacks (like an airstrike, rockets, Molotov’s cocktails) and the gameplay mechanics feature RPG traits like statistics upgrading and developing the skills of members of the squad.
Endless Fables: The Minotaur's Curse (WP)
Adventure 13 December 2016
A casual adventure game featuring hidden objects and developed as a result of the cooperation between a Hungarian studio Sunward Games and Artifex Mundi - a Polish publisher. The game focuses on the character of Pamela Cavendish, who has is given a chance to learn the truth behind a popular myth. Using Ariadne's Thread, the protagonist explores many diverse locations and overcomes the numerous obstacles she encounters. Her goal is to stop a mysterious religious group that has made efforts to resurrect the titular Minotaur. Finding the so-called Chosen One turns out to be the best solution, for this person is the only one capable of defeating the monster once and for all. In terms of the visuals, the game resembles the high standards Artifex Mundi had achieved with their previous titles. The mechanics also include patterns typical for HOPA games. Thus the player explores particular locations and gathers items required to solve the puzzles they stumble on. The experience is diversified with numerous, arcade-logic games and scenes featuring hidden objects.
Hitman GO (WP)
Logic 27 April 2015
A spin-off entry in the popular Hitman franchise, launched in 2000 by Eidos. Hitman GO has been developed for mobile devices and unlike the full-scale games in the series, it combines elements of stealth, turn-based strategy and puzzles. There doesn't feature a storyline, and the gameplay focuses on missions that come down to eliminating certain people according to Agent 47's contract. We play in turns and have to reach a given point in the level unnoticed, and then discreetly eliminate our target while completing various side objectives on the way. The maps are small, and our actions have to be carefully planned to avoid drawing attention. Game is characterized by its unusual visuals; the in-game locations are presented in the form of paper models, with all characters being represented by pawns that resemble board games figurines.
Age of Empires: Castle Siege (WP)
Strategy 17 September 2014
Age of Empires: Castle Siege is a spin-off of the best-selling Age of Empires series. Castle Siege is a free-to-play game with optional microtransactions. The game was developed by Smoking Gun Interactive, creators of many mobile games and Kinect games for Xbox 360, under the watchful eye of Microsoft. Castle Siege is set in medieval times, and the players can choose one of the few historic factions to play as. The game's mechanics are rather different than those from the regular Age of Empires games. Age of Empires: Castle Siege has two primary gameplay aspects: the economic one, focusing on gathering resources, castle's extensions, and technological development; and the strategic one, which requires the players to attack other strongholds, controlled either by A.I. or other players. Multiplayer, which allows PC and mobile gamers to play together, is the core of the gameplay. However, Smoking Gun Interactive also created a single player mode, in which the players can play out a multiple mission campaign, and single scenarios inspired by famous historic battles.
Demon Hunter 3: Revelation (WP)
Adventure 28 November 2016
A HOPA adventure co-developed by Brave Giant from Serbia and Artifex Mundi from Poland. Just like its two previous parts, Dawn Harlock is the protagonist. She conducts an investigation into a homicide of a woman and a mysterious disappearance of her daughter. The heroine soon learns that there is a new and evil force involved in the case and the unusual events may have something to do with her own vague origin. In Demon Hunter 3: Revelation, you move around static locations where you solve puzzles, look for hidden items, and play minigames which challenge your perceptivity and quick thinking. While doing all of this, step by step, you unravel elements of the plot. The title features quality, colorful, and hand-drawn graphics. Gameplay is accompanied by an original and harmonic soundtrack.
Age of Empires: World Domination (WP)
A mobile real time strategy game developed by the Singapore-based studio KLab Global using the license of the Microsoft's cult strategy series. In the game, the player takes control of one of the great historical civilizations and his task is to develop its power and lead it to world domination. The player can choose from Celts, Brits, Vikings, Japanese, Chinese, Franks, Saracen, and Huns. Each nation has its own technology tree, buildings, and units, among which there are also legendary historical characters with unique abilities. As in other games of the series, gameplay in Age of Empires: World Domination consists mostly of gathering resources, developing the nation's economy, and participating in battles which, despite being much smaller than in PC installments of the series, offer a significant tactical depth. The game is available for free and based on the free-to-play model with additional microtransactions.
Puzzle Craft 2 (WP)
Logic 29 January 2016
The game brings a continuation to a series of mobile products developed by ATGames. Puzzle Craft 2 is an original combination of an economic strategy and a match-3 logic game. The game is set in a medieval-like world filled with magic. The player takes on the role of the new leader of a small village in order to transform the place into a prosperous empire. The player takes care of typical, management-related tasks, such as gathering resources, catering for the inhabitants, constructing new buildings or conducting scientific research; one has to manage the finances as well. Obtaining materials is not automatic in this game however - this element is represented by a mini-games based on typical match-3 mechanics. Compared to the original game, the creators introduced a massive number of changes and improvements in Puzzle Craft 2. As a result, the game comes with larger maps, diversified economy, and different environmental circumstances describing particular towns and villages.
Candy Crush Jelly Saga (WP)
Logic 07 January 2016
Another installment in the series of casual puzzle games created by King.com. Candy Crush Jelly Saga is based on the popular match-3 mechanics and, similarly to previous installments of the series, features no storyline, focusing entirely on gameplay. The objective of the game is to conquer more than a hundred available levels by creating sets of at least three candies of the same type out of many more shown on the screen. In contrast to most other match-3 games, the levels aren’t randomly generated – instead, each of them is a carefully-planned logical challenge with candies placed in specific places and featuring unique map shapes. The gameplay is more varied thanks to the boss fights, during which the player must complete additional objectives. The game provides also means for competition between friends through internet rankings.
Five Nights at Freddy's 3 (WP)
The third installment of the very popular horror developed by Scott Cawthon. The action of the game takes place in the titular restaurant which is overrun by deadly animatronics. When the memory of the tragic events that occurred in previous installments of the series becomes almost forgotten, the pizzeria that was closed for thirty years becomes renovated. The new owner intends to use the deadly past of the place as a marketing trick which will attract many customers. A new mechanic toy is a very important part of the decorations – there is only one, but it is stronger and scarier than its predecessors. The gameplay is based on similar principles as the previous installments of the series. The player assumes the role of a night watchman who must survive five nights in this dangerous place. Simple gameplay mechanics are only the tools used for telling an intriguing story which the player will reveal as he progresses in the game. The plot forces the player to repeat the game many times in order to discover all hints related to the story.