Fury of the Gods Review
- Easy to pick up and play; jab and drag powers and powerful mythical creatures to crush the uppity humans.
- Multiple gods to choose from; gives the player a limited sense of variety.
- Depth in gameplay exhausted early on; tactics never really change, making the game feel dull and repetitive.
Fury of the Gods may be heavy on the wrath, but it quickly settles in to a seething rage, followed by a feeling of empty anger as you crush, zap, and summon over and over without a need to adapt to the challenge presented to you.
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Smashing small, angry humans in to a fine red paste (or an even finer black powder) with the powers of a god is something we've had fun with before in games like Babel Rising. So it only makes sense that Spectral Games would seek to exploit the mythos rich Greek pantheon for their take on the almost literal 'tower defense' genre in Fury of the Gods.
You're given control of one of three different gods (Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades) and tasked with protecting their temple from the angry humans rebelling against them. Tapping provides you with a basic, visceral crushing attack, while other powers unique to each god unlock as you progress, giving you the ability to zap and flay the uppity mortals with ease.
Not content with the magical firepower of a god? Each one can also unlock a selection of mythical creatures that can be hired and placed along the many pathways leading up to your temple; the positions are limited, but this isn't a concern as they're considerably expensive, so you'll only use a handful at a time anyway.
Unfortunately what should be a fairly simple and mindlessly enjoyable romp ends up feeling tired and repetitive early on. Stab a few humans; throw a few spells at them; drop some monsters on their heads; they'll get a bit stronger with each new stage (somehow managing to create near god-proof armor), but the player is never really asked to change their tactics - you simply need to out-scale, not out-play your enemies.
While easy on the eyes, Fury of the Gods doesn't add enough depth and variety in its gameplay to keep the player engaged. However, if all you're after is a game with mindless explosions and plenty of humans to jab in to oblivion, this may still work for you.
DescriptionWield the power of a god in your fingertips
Your once faithful followers have revolted against you by renouncing their faith and tearing down your temples. Unleash your wrath with the Almighty Finger and smite those heathens down!
GOTTA HAVE FAITH
Play as one of three Greek gods in three unique campaigns. Command the power of lightning as Zeus, the overwhelming force of the seas as Poseidon, and the flames of the underworld itself as Hades.
STRIKE DOWN UPON THEE
Tap the screen to send your almighty finger plummeting down on your disloyal subjects. Tap furiously to pummel them, use your godly powers, or enlist the help of mythological monsters to send them to the underworld!
Watch the battlefield come to life you as unleash spectacular displays of power that wipe out waves of enemies at a time. Unleashing the fury of a god never looked so good — all made possible with the stunning Unreal Engine.
• Tower defense on a godly scale with fully 3D 360-degree environments.
• Three campaigns featuring famous Greek idols, from gods to monsters
• Simple controls: tap to crush your enemies, use powers and place monsters with one finger.
• Truly epic visuals that look heavenly running on Unreal Engine
• UNIVERSAL: Be a god on iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad
This game is free to download and completely free to play but features non-compulsory In-App Purchases. If you do not wish to use this feature please disable In-App Purchases in your device settings.
What's New in Version 1.1.1NOW WITH EVEN MORE GODLINESS
We've looked down upon you mortals and seen that we can make FURY OF THE GODS even better. With easier to use powers and better looking creatures in store, you can deploy the FURY OF THE GODS with even more wrath!