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Heroes and Castles 2 iPad Review

Review Foursaken Media By Mark Brown, 1 week, 1 day ago
Heroes and Castles 2 iPad Review

Mark tries to juggle strategy with slaughter in muddled hybrid Heroes and Castles 2, and ends up being murdered by a skeleton. Sigh - Fridays, eh?!…

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Spacecom iPad Review

Review 11 bit studios s.a. By Mark Brown, 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Spacecom iPad Review

It's a game about flat geometric shapes fighting for dominance over other flat geometric shapes. But does this space strategy game, published by 11it Studios, have more... *puts on sunglasses*... depth? Mark finds out.…

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Sid Meier's Starships iPad Review

Review 2K By Peter Willington, 2 months, 1 week ago
Sid Meier's Starships iPad Review

Taking place in the Civilization: Beyond Earth universe, Sid Meier's Starships is the latest effort from Firaxis. Does it live up to the hype? Peter Willington finds out.…

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Banner Saga Review

Review Stoic By James Gilmour, 7 months, 1 week ago
Banner Saga Review

It's been out on PC for a while, but viking epic The Banner Saga has finally made the trek onto iOS. It's an unforgiving tale of warring factions and ancient evils, played out via choose-your-own-adventure style choices and isometric strategy combat. Pocket Gamer's Jon Munday rose to the game's many challenges, and reveals his opinion in the video above.…

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Anomaly Defenders Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By James Gilmour, 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Anomaly Defenders Review

The Anomaly series made a name for itself by reversing the standard tower defence formula, and putting you in charge of the advancing force you usually find yourself repelling. However, for Anomaly Defenders, the final entry in the series, the studio has reversed its own genre reversal, ending its tower offence saga with a normal tower defence game. Has the move unlocked a new dimension to the sci-fi combat favourite, or is Anomaly Defenders one reversal too many? Pocket Gamer's Harr…

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Five Nights at Freddy's Review

Review Scott Cawthon By James Gilmour, 8 months, 1 week ago
Five Nights at Freddy's Review

Five Nights at Freddy's is a weird game.  Cast as a night watchman, your job is to man the security desk at a children's restaurant. During the day, kids come to eat and be entertainent by the eatery's collection of animatronic animals, who laugh and dance and play with the squealing brats until closing time. At night, however, these souless automatons stalk the corridors of the building, looking for humans to stuff into bear suits.  It's your job to keep the building safe…

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The Nightmare Cooperative Review

Review Blazing Griffin Ltd By James Gilmour, 8 months, 3 weeks ago
The Nightmare Cooperative Review

Roguelikes are everywhere at the moment. You can't fire up iTunes without clapping eyes on a Dungelot or a Wayward Souls peeping out of the milky whiteness. However, as Pocket Gamer's Craig Granell discovered, The Nightmare Cooperative shouldn't be dismissed as yet another tile-based puzzler. Yes, it's filled with randomised dungeons and chance encounters and lots and lots of death. But there's a clever team dynamic at play that elevates it beyond the average swipe-powered puzzle adv…

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Game of Thrones Ascent Review

Review Kongregate By Alex Beech, 9 months, 4 weeks ago
Game of Thrones Ascent Review

Game of Thrones Ascent’s premise is simple: raise yourself from the dirt of Westeros to become noble through some careful decision making and time management skills. By aiding the king you are initially rewarded a small holding to of land. Then you must then decide how you will lead your house to greatness: commit yourself to the realm, your family, or some other allegiance. Whatever your motivation, most of the decisions come with three possible options. Some of these are visib…

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Civilization Revolution 2 Review

Review 2K By Alex Beech, 10 months, 3 weeks ago
Civilization Revolution 2 Review

Civilization Revolution 2 has a single goal: rule the world. How you set about achieving this easier-said-than-done task is open to interpretation. You could decide to control Gandhi in his march to military domination, or guide Bismarck to a religious victory, rewriting history with a selection of taps. Though Revolution 2 is based on previous Civilization games, there are added nuances to this new version. Fortunately, a tutorial walks you through the basic controls, showing yo…

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World of Tanks Blitz Review

Review Wargaming.net By Alex Beech, 10 months, 3 weeks ago
World of Tanks Blitz Review

At its most reductive, World of Tank Blitz is a modern interpretation of the Atari classic Combat. But this mobile instalment the of tank-based arena warfare behemoth bring flair - and considerate monetisation - to the formula. A quick tutorial teaches you nuances of manoeuvring your metal death-machine using the virtual stick, buttons, and various drop down menus. It is a familiar system, but one made unique thanks to your tanks methodical pace and cumbersome turning circle. Th…

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iON Bond Review

Review Stewart Hogarth By Alex Beech, 11 months, 4 weeks ago
iON Bond Review

The goal of iON Bond is to bring together pairs of coloured ions across black and white mazes. At its most simple, this involves tracing a line between positively and negatively charged spheres. Once connected, the respective charges - positive or negative - take effect, and they are either repulsed or attracted. Successfully fuse all the ions onscreen, and you're on to the next level. It doesn’t take long for iON Bond to pile on more complex elements. The first big change comes…

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OTTTD iPad Review

Review SMG Studio By Alex Beech, 12 months ago
OTTTD iPad Review

OTTTD (or 'Over The Top Tower Defence') does a pretty good job of living up to its title. Every stage, you are swarmed by bizarre cartoon aliens, and must erect towers to fight them back. Each vanquished foe leaves behind a bloodied corpse, meaning that, within minutes, your base in drenched in an ocean of gore. While the action is frantic, the classic tower defence gameplay is easily mastered thanks to its straightforward controls. Tapping on any construction point brings up a radial…

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CastleStorm - Free to Siege Review

CastleStorm - Free to Siege Review

Castlestorm: Free to Siege is a smorgasbord of gameplay styles. At its core it is a tower defence game, but it ladels in construction, brawling, and even physics destruction elements in its gameplay stew. You begin each stage facing off against your medieval enemy along a 2D path. Sometimes your goal will be to stop all of the advancing attackers. At other times you'll need bring down the enemy's fortifications using any or all of the plentiful combat systems at your disposal. The fi…

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METAL SLUG DEFENSE Review

Review SNK PLAYMORE By Alex Beech, 1 year ago
METAL SLUG DEFENSE Review

When we think Metal Slug, our minds turn to classic arcade side-scroller action. What we don’t think of is the tower defense genre. However, that is precisely the catagory which SNK Playmore's new free-to-play title Metal Slug Defense falls into. That's not to say that there isn't some crossover between the classic games and this new enterprise. Creating a 2D side-scrolling tower defense title has allowed the developer to lift art straight from previous Metal Slug games. Th…

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Hitman GO Review

Review SQUARE ENIX INC By Alex Beech, 1 year, 1 month ago
Hitman GO Review

Hitman GO is not the game fans of the series might expect. Rather than take the form of a standard third-person action game, Hitman GO plays out like a strategic board game. You begin by selecting a contract. Each of these mission play out on their own uniquely styled board. The settings range from a country club setting to more industrial locations, each with their own tile sets and enemy types. The goal is to guide Agent 47’s through the grid-based play area to his…

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