Recommended games in Simulation
Football Manager Touch 2016 gets top marks at Touch Arcade
Despite the 3D engine disappointment, the game still stands as the king of manager games on iOS and an extremely-easy recommendation to anyone even remotely interested in sports. The game’s depth is probably incomparable to anything on the App Store, its replayability probably unmatched too, and the entertainment it offers ranks up with the best gaming experiences I’ve had on any platform. SI has put a lot of work to make the game play better on tablet, and it shows as it’s definitely the most tablet-friendly manager game to date.
While the game will entertain every player who enjoys deep management games, it truly shines when you actually know football and follow it. Why? Because there’s a sense of vindication when playing FMT 2016 that I don’t think I’ve ever gotten from another game. When that no-name player you got into your digital team at the beginning of the year ends up becoming a big signing for a real-life big team merely a few months later, then you can proudly say “I called it.” Outside the ‘moral satisfaction’ that such moments bring, they also show the game’s realism in terms of player representation, another reason why playing this game and watching the real sport end up merging together in a fabulous amalgam of sports entertainment.
Posted December 15, 2015 via Touch Arcade
A Tale of Survival - A good old fashioned RPG
Ever long for simpler times? Times when games were games? Check out the survival RPG A Tale of Survival. It’s a retro-inspired, randomly generated, survival simulator. The player must craft items, gather food, and fight nature to survive as long as possible.
Posted October 15, 2015 by Jeff Scott
Out Now: Need For Speed: No Limits
Made by the geniuses behind the Real Racing series, the Fire Monkeys, Need for Speed: No Limits is available now in the App Store and Google Play. It’s sort of the arcade racing answer to Real Racing 3 — but not nearly as arcadey as the Asphalt series from Gameloft.
And while there are endless things that annoy me about this game (energy timers, idiotic upgrades like fuses to tires, and the repetitive track), I have always loved NFS games and I find I’m drawn to this one too.
Warning that it employs all of the most annoying free to play tactics that EA has become known for.
Posted October 1, 2015 by Jeff Scott
Out Now: Bridge Constructor Stunts from Headup Games
Stuntman and engineer in one? No problem with Bridge Constructor Stunts!
Build imposing ramps and loops to reach your goal in the diverse stages. But building structures alone isn’t enough this time: you sit behind the wheel of the vehicles yourself and have to maneuver them skillfully to the goal. Collect stars, complete daredevil jumps, flips and spectacular stunts, leaving behind a trail of destruction across the entire level to beat the high score. But you can only do all that with perfectly constructed bridges and ramps.
Posted September 24, 2015 by Jeff Scott
Out Now: Puzzle Craft 2
Puzzle Craft was a great game for it’s time. But these days it looks a bit, well, dated. Puzzle Craft 2 takes the builder/puzzle smash-up gameplay of the original and updates the look, and adds a bunch of new features.
Puzzle Craft 2 features:
• Rule over an entire empire in the ultimate puzzle adventure sequel
• Match tiles to farm, mine, scavenge, craft and build settlements into bustling cities for your workers
• Explore the seas in search of resources and lost treasures
• Over 40 puzzles to unlock and discover new resources waiting to be crafted into useful tools
• Tons of quests, challenges, treasures, trophies and more to find and complete
• Rank your empire with your friends and compete in Royal Quests via Game Center
Posted September 9, 2015 by Jeff Scott
Out Now: Rebuild 3: Gangs of Deadsville from Sarah Northway
Rebuild 3 is a strategy sim game with a good helping of narrative and dark humor. It’s a thoughtful game that’ll make you fond of your survivors before you send them to their deaths for the greater good. As you expand your fort to new buildings, you’ll decide between farms or fortifications, housing or hospitals, and make tough decisions to fend off raiders, illness, starvation, and madness. And the dead are still out there wandering the streets, hungrier than ever.
Posted September 3, 2015 by Jeff Scott
Out Now: Farming Simulator 16
Some would say that down to earth simulation games like this are out of place in a gaming universe with no bounds. I see a certain Zen to them, especially in our current never stop lifestyle. Much like a simple check-in/collection game, Farming Simulator 16 is a way to zone out and relax. And it doesn’t hurt that you can drive a tractor in the game too.
Farming Simulator 16 allows you to manage your own realistic farm in extraordinary detail. Plant, grow, harvest, and sell five different crops, raise cows and sheep, and sell timber at your own pace. Buy new fields to expand your farm land. Take direct control of harvesters and tractors, or hire AI helps and manage your growing farm from the full screen management map.
Posted August 5, 2015 by Jeff Scott
Out Now: Five Nights at Freddys 4
In this last chapter of the Five Nights at Freddy’s original story, you must once again defend yourself against Freddy Fazbear, Chica, Bonnie, Foxy, and even worse things that lurk in the shadows. Playing as a child whose role is yet unknown, you must safeguard yourself until 6am by watching the doors, as well as warding off unwanted creatures that may venture into your closet or onto the bed behind you.
Posted August 4, 2015 by Jeff Scott