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Battle Supremacy Review

By , on January 14, 2014
Last modified 9 months, 1 week ago


Battle Supremacy
Download on the AppStore
4 out of 5

PROS

  • Decent-sized battlefields filled with authentic WWII vehicles
  • Streamlined controls take the headache out of tank commanding
  • Fights which play out over land, sea, and air
  • Multiplayer modes are fun and easy to launch

CONS

  • Fans of WWII sims probably won't appreciate the simplified controls
  • Friendly A.I. can a bit daft
  • Though the mission feature multiple objectives, the combat is ultimately rather reptetitive

 

VERDICT

Though it doesn't compare to its air-based forerunners in terms of realism, Battle Supremacy offers a light and accessible dose of simulated warfare.


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Atypical Games and Revo Studios are probably best known for the historically-slanted Sky Gamblers flight sim series. For their latest foray into our recent and violent past, the developers have decided to try their hands at tank-based warfare in the WWII blaster Battle Supremacy. And, though it's not as deep or uncompromising as a full-blown tank sim, the game occupies arcade-shooter territory with a respectable degree of confidence.

The campaign sees you trundling across France, Russia, and the Pacific Islands in a variety of period appropriate tanks. Rather than plumb the depths realism, the devs have opted to provide a simple virtual stick to direct your vehicle around the battlefield. Your weapon locks onto nearby enemies automatically, though you can rotate the turret manually to select your next target.

Given the relatively slow speed at which tanks move, guiding these metal monstrosity over beaches, grass, and forest is fairly easy, with the lock-on doing a good job of keeping the enemy in your sights.

It's clear from the off that, though the vehicles and settings may be pulled from the pages of history, the gameplay is far less serious-minded. The bombastic orchestral score, explosive set pieces, and healthy supply of cannon fodder make the theatre of war an oddly lively, upbeat place. Generally this works in the game's favour, but the simplistic shooting and persistent radio chatter can start to wear after you've blasted through your third wave of advancing Germans.

Impressively, you do get to pilot both boats and planes during sections of the campaign. These episodes are brief, and the craft handle much like the tanks in terms of controls, but give you a welcome change of scenery and perspective. There's also a fairly comprehensive multiplayer mode, which features one of the smoothest launch experiences we've encountered on mobile.

Though it doesn't compare to its air-based forerunners in terms of realism, Battle Supremacy offers a light and accessible dose of simulated warfare. It's not going to prepare you for a real-world ground assault, but it should keep your fingers happy for a few hours.

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