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Download a free version of Deux Ex: The Fall

News By James Gilmour, 10 months ago
Download a free version of Deux Ex: The Fall

Square Enix has just released a lite version of its cybernetically-enhanced first-person shooter Deux Ex: The Fall. This stripped-back release, which gives you free access to the early missions of the game's espionage oriented plotline, is designed to give players a small taste of the full Deux Ex experience. What's more, if you do decide to upgrade to the full version of Deus Ex: The Fall, you can now pick it up for the temporarily reduced price of £2.99 / $4.99. Though we thought it was slightly hampered by its control scheme, we called Deux Ex: The Fall "a handsome diversion for franchise fans." Check out the full AppSpy review below. [Deux Ex: The Fall Lite App Store link]…


Turn your iPad into a treasure map with Assassin's Creed IV Companion app

News By James Gilmour, 10 months ago
Turn your iPad into a treasure map with Assassin's Creed IV Companion app

If you're planning to find buried treasure and sail the seven seas in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, then you're going to need that most essential of pirating tools: a map. Rather than having you pause the game to rifle through sub-menus, though, Ubisoft has provided iPad owners with a companion app which transforms your tablet into a treasure map. Now available from the App Store, the Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag Companion app features a fully interactive map of the Carribean waters featured in the game. It allows you to view objectives, track your progress - even set real time waypoints for your ship to follow.   As well as using the app to help you navigate while you play, yo…


Crowman & Wolfboy Review

Crowman & Wolfboy Review

Crowman & Wolfboy, the latest silhouette-styled auto-runner to appear on the App Store, is all about teamwork. Rather than guiding a single character through the game's bleak, apocalyptic landscape, you take control of two simultaneously. The eponymous pair of beastmen jog through each perilous platform-filled level in tandem, with both creatures bringing their own special skill to the table. The crow can help the jump higher by grabbing the wolfman's shoulders and using his wing t…

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Optical Inquisitor 17+ Review

Optical Inquisitor 17+ Review

If you're a fan of picking off crudely-drawn targets a long distances, then you may have played stickman sniper game Clear Vision. We're guessing the creator of Optical Inquisitor has, as the it borrows the look, concept, and violent death scenarios from the 2012 shooter. In fairness, it's not a lack of originality which makes Optical Inquisitor a dodgy game. After all, Clear Vision itself was paying tribute to a long line of ultraviolent flash games. No, what makes Optical Inqui…

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One of the strangest game crossovers...

News By Dave Flodine, 10 months ago
One of the strangest game crossovers...

Puzzle & Dragons is part match-3 game, and part RPG dungeon crawler. While it won't set the world on fire like, let's say Puzzle Quest, it has a large following, and is carving out its own niche on the App Store. It is also now the home of the strangest game crossover we've ever laid eyes upon. The characters of the recent console release Batman: Origins have invaded the world of Puzzle & Dragons. This is not the first crossover in the history of Puzzle & Dragons, and if the game continues to be successful it won't be the last, but it's certainly an odd pairing to be sure. The content is available in an event specific dungeon that launches today on the 30th…


Pathogen - an intriguing game of cellular combat

News By Dave Flodine, 10 months ago
Pathogen - an intriguing game of cellular combat

With the release of Pandemic a couple weeks ago, virus based multiplayer games on the iOS are becoming a thing. Have a look at this trailer for the upcoming Pathogen. I am not ashamed to admit that after watching this a couple times, I am a little confused about how the game works, but none the less, am excited to give it a go upon release (especially with friends). Planning to overtake huge swaths of the board in a single chain reaction looks to be a blast. No price has been set but the game will be out on the App Store next week on November 7th.…


Ace Patrol: Pacific Skies receives a launch date

News By Dave Flodine, 10 months ago
Ace Patrol: Pacific Skies receives a launch date

A little over a week ago, we revealed that the sequel to Sid Meier's Ace Patrol, was being released before the end of the year. Luckily it turns out that fans of the popular turn based dog-fighting strategy title don't have to wait that long at all. The iOS version will be out on the App Store on November 7th, two days after the PC release. Both versions will cost $4.99. It makes sense that with only two months left that we wouldn't be waiting too long, but this is a pleasant surprise. Here's hoping it's worth the wait!…


Defeat Oslim the Deathless Bloodmage in Infinity Blade III update

News By James Gilmour, 10 months ago
Defeat Oslim the Deathless Bloodmage in Infinity Blade III update

Chair will release the first update pack for Infinity Blade III on October 31st. The Soul Hunter update, which was revealed on InfinityBlade.com, brings a new quest to the IB III campaign. This story arc sees facing off against the heavily armoured - and rather tall - Oslim the Deathless Bloodmage.  As the Worker of Secrets wants Oslim to reduce heroes Siris and Isa to a fine meat paste, he's equipped him with not one, but two Infinity Blades. Take him down, however, and those blade are yours to keep. Along with adding some gameplay tweaks (including reduced potion, gem and forge times), the update will also let you revisit old battlegrounds and unlock new areas. The Holiday Helm…


[Updated] Oculus Rift VR headset coming to Android before iOS

News By James Gilmour, 10 months ago
[Updated] Oculus Rift VR headset coming to Android before iOS

Updated at 22:05 GMT: Since the publication of this article, VentureBeat has amended its story with the following: "Correction 10:50 a.m. Pacific time: The Oculus Rift will support Android, not iOS, as this story originally stated. We regret the error." Sorry guys - false alarm. Original story follows: Oculus VR, the company responsible for the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, will be releasing an iOS-compatible version of its 3D goggles for use with mobile games. According to a report by VentureBeat, the announcement was made this morning by Oculus VR CEO Brendan Iribe. Speaking during his keynote at GamesBeat 2013, Iribe said: "We have some exciting plans of the mobile VR side…


Weird weather and windmills in strange Tiger Style teaser site

News By James Gilmour, 10 months ago
Weird weather and windmills in strange Tiger Style teaser site

After the slice of sci-fi excellence that was Waking Mars, and the anrachnid-themed addictiveness of Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor, we at AppSpy were always going to be excited to see what developer Tiger Style would come up with next. The answer, if the URL of this recently launched teaser site is to be believed, is a project called Blackbird Estate. After agreeing to give the site your location details, you are presented with an image of rural landscape featuring a windmill in the background and a tower in foreground. In the window of the tower, a silhouette of a man can be seen. At the bottom right of the screen are the words "Three things cannot be long hidden: The Sun…


Machinarium dev reveals surreal sequel Samorost 3

News By James Gilmour, 10 months ago
Machinarium dev reveals surreal sequel Samorost 3

If you're exclusively an iOS gamer, your only encounter with the creative wizardry of developer Amanita Design will be the studio's delightful point-and-click adventure Machinarium. However, before it  started sending rusty robots off on perilous quests, the studio was busy shooting gnomes into space in its first interactive effort, Samorost. Released for free in 2003, the surreal adventure set the tone for Amanita Design's future efforts. Though it's been a full eight years since Samorost 2, a recently released teaser trailer shows that the developer hasn't forgotten its marvellously mad roots. The video (above) is the first teaser trailer for Samorost 3. The fellow playing the sp…


Mimpi Review

Mimpi Review

Mimpi is a game for anyone who has ever wondered what's going on inside their dog's mind when its asleep. The answer, according to this arty puzzle platformer, is that man's best friend is exploring bizarre abstract environments, manipulating clouds, and chatting with Chihuahua headed mermaids. You control Mimpi using the arrows on screen. The movement and jump animations are a little stiff, but luckily, precision platforming is not what the majority of the game is about. Instead, th…

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Fright Heights Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By James Gilmour, 10 months ago
Fright Heights Review

Games which revolve around hotel management usually involve trying to fill up your holiday inn by attracting as many guests as possible. Chillingo's spooky scare-'em-up Fright Heights, on the other hand, is all about scaring guests away. It's essentially a block puzzler in which you arrange guests and ghosts throughout the hotel to clear out floors and empty the building. Each floor has a fear rating which must be hit in order wipe it from the screen. To cajole your guests into paroxi…

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The Stormglass Protocol is a new type of room escape game

News By Dave Flodine, 10 months ago
The Stormglass Protocol is a new type of room escape game

My knowledge of room escape games is limited to the Zero Escape series (I'm about twenty hours into Virtue's Last Reward at the moment), but I am quite familiar with their popularity, especially as browser games. The Stormglass Protocol looks to envelop the room escape puzzle experience in dark humour and intrigue. Tying together these room puzzles within larger context should work well, and the trailer makes it look interesting if nothing else. Have a look for yourselves. The game is out for free on the App Store. The first three rooms are free, with the rest being unlocked through in-app purchase. The email we received from the developers makes it sound like this is only…


Expansion packs for Galaxy on Fire 2 now half price

News By James Gilmour, 10 months ago
Expansion packs for Galaxy on Fire 2 now half price

The expansion packs for gorgeous space-based shooter Galaxy on Fire 2 are now available for half price. If you're unfamiliar with the free-to-play blaster, Galaxy on Fire 2 puts you in control of a fighter vessel, and asks you to zip around the universe zapping enemies and trading goods with other space-faring types. The first update, entitled Valkyrie, expanded the Galaxy on Fire universe further, adding new missions, plus a host of extra weaponry, characters, and ships. After Valkyrie came the Supernova update. This expansion let you do battle in the radioactive glow of a recently exploded star. It also featured new missions and gear, including a shield capable of dealing with gamma r…