The Thursday Find - Iron Marines

By , on September 14, 2017
Last modified 1 year, 5 months ago

Thursday. It is Thursday again. How on earth did that happen? Doesn't time fly when time is flying. In fact time always moves at the same speed, that's literally how it works. Anyway, I don't care to bore you with my rambling, so shall we push our faces straight into the Thursday find?

As usual you can click on the emboldened name of the game below to shoot off to the App Store and download it. And if you've got your own stuff to get off your chest, feel free to stick it in the comments section all the way down there at the bottom of this hot, hot content.

Iron Marines

Iron Marines isn't just the best game that's come out this week, it's the best games that's come out in a good few months. It's an incredibly polished RTS that's been squished down into a perfect mobile shape, and it's really rather brilliant.

You're in charge of the titular marines, who you're leading on a series of missions against an evil invading alien foe. You need to protect humanity. By shooting the aliens until they're blobs of viscous goop.

The controls are super simple. You drag to move, and your units start blasting when they're in range of the enemy. Your hero character has some special moves, and you've got other bits of ordnance you can toss into the fray.

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And it all smashes along at the perfect mobile pace. You're not rushing through the levels, but the rhythm of the game means you're always pushing forwards, always looking to play with your new toys in the next mission.

There's a good dollop of tower defence in here, but it makes the whole thing fizz along. There's none of the fiddly pokes you usually get with touchscreen strategy games, and no endless menus either. There's just fun.

This is the sort of RTS that everyone, from fans of the genre to newcomers, is going to absolutely love. So go on, go and get it. I promise you're going to have a blast.

Read the Pocket Gamer review here