The goal of each level in Lead the Brave is to lead a knight to a treasure chest. There are no enemies to fight, and you can’t really lose. The only thing that a player battles in this game are the controls. But that’s not a complaint–that’s the whole purpose of this unique puzzle game. Read More
Old school pen and paper role-players have probably spent some time with Shadowrun. It was a brilliant melding of cyberpunk and fantasy, where orcs, trolls, humans, elves, and dwarves mingled with magic and technology in a universe that was as much about hacking networks as slinging fireballs. The biggest problem with the game—certainly its initial few releases—was the obscure rules that went with it. Read More
Freemium games have become a multimillion-dollar business, partly by draining lots of money from a small group of people. After the release of freemium movie tie-ins Hotel Transylvania Dash and The Mortal Instruments, Playfirst has moved further into the genre with Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2: Foodimal Frenzy. Cloudy 2 takes advantage of the freemium model by draining money from anyone who wants to play it for more than five minutes at a time.
Dogfighting is a form of fierce aerial combat that’s been around almost since the invention of the airplane itself. It featured intense aerial melees between dogged opponents performing death-defying, close quarters maneuvers in their vicious attempts to knock the other out of the sky. The style of fighting gained considerable notoriety during World War I and even produced a bonafide celebrity of sorts in the Red Baron. Now, from ColePowered Games, comes Six O’Clock High, an energetic and fast-paced game that seeks to recreate at least some of those oft romanticized days of yore. Read More
Breach and Clear just recently got an update that addressed some of the main concerns I had with the game. First off, it’s added a new area to play in. You can now break down doors and terrify would-be terrorists in Freiberg, Germany and there are new enemies like tanks and snipers. The new area adds five more levels for a total of 20. Read More
When I was just a wee lad, during the summers, my dad and I would go to a massive BMX dirt-bike obstacle course and watch the absolute insanity of these daredevils running over giant piles of dirt, popping wheelies, flying through the air, performing crazy aerial stunts and generally doing things on bikes that usually required onsite EMTs. Now all these years later comes Motocross Elite, a game that seeks to recreate the feeling of those muddy, acrobatic daredevils. And it does a fairly good job of doing just that. Read More
By now, if you’ve ever played an Angry Birds game, you know what to expect from a new installment in the series. You’ll fling birds at structures, trying to do as much damage as you can, while destroying the pigs inside. Just like the original Angry Birds Star Wars– and all the other games in the series– the sequel delivers exactly what you’d expect, with a thick layer of the Star Wars prequel trilogy spread on for good measure. Read More
There’s a good reason why new Infinity Blade games always take center stage at Apple’s hardware unveilings. With each new installment, the series pushes the limits of what can be achieved visually on mobile devices. Infinity Blade III offers the incredible visuals that players are expecting, but it also feels like it’s reviving the same old mechanics, with only slight improvements.
At first glance, 2013: Infected Wars seems like it could be a sleeper hit. The graphics are good, the co-op multiplayer is a nice addition, and the controls are solid. There really seems to be a sturdy foundation in place to make this game a fun experience. It’s a shame that the game itself is pretty generic. Read More
The year 1995 was good for collectible card gaming fans. Magic: The Gathering was still going strong, but a new game came out that year: the Star Wars collectible card game. Almost overnight, thousands of players were able to battle their friends with Light or Dark side decks, using different iterations of their favorite characters and playing in countless locations from the movies. It was some of the most fun I’ve ever had and helped to create friendships that lasted for years. Read More
It shouldn’t surprise anyone that Where’s My Water 2 is free-to-play. In this day and age it practically had to be. Any smart company knows they’ll make more money by giving a popular game away and charging piecemeal for extra stuff inside of it. That’s been proven for years by the top-grossing apps list in iTunes. Now all Disney has to do is wait for the money bags roll in. Read More
The original Chaos Rings upped the ante for iOS RPGs with its high production values, deep gameplay, and overall Square Enix-ness. It also proved that Square Enix was taking iOS gaming seriously. And now one year later they’ve delivered a prequel that’s just as good, even if it sticks slavishly to the same formula. But in this case, that’s not a bad thing. Read More