Battle Supremacy Review
- 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
- 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
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.
DescriptionLaunched as EDITOR'S CHOICE on the AppStore!
Unleash the full power of your iOS device in Battle Supremacy, a WWII tank game with thrilling gameplay and showoff-worthy visuals.
Explore a fully-interactive open world never before seen on mobile devices, and do it by land, air or sea.
Feast your eyes on amazing landscapes and landmarks: entire forests teeming with wildlife, sprawling real-world cities with tunnels and bridges, overrun by tanks, trains, warships; there are even fish in the water!
The gameplay is so immersive and engaging that destroying a target can feel like winning the battle, but really it’s just the beginning…
THIS IS THE ULTIMATE WWII TANK COMBAT GAME AND SETS A NEW BAR FOR MOBILE GAMING!
Both the Single player and Online Multiplayer experiences feature incredible graphics and a stunning level of detail.
Unlock historically accurate tanks and take part in epic WWII campaigns across France, Russia and the Pacific islands. Lead your tank brigade to victory in over a dozen missions.
Upgrade vehicles, advance in rank and fight together with your brigade in the most intense online battles you’ve experienced.
Realistic weather and varied environments, like snowy mountains, European forests and tropical islands.
AMAZING QUALITY, AND IT’S ONLY ON iOS!
Play Battle Supremacy on all devices compatible with iOS7: iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPad 2, 3rd gen iPad, 4th gen iPad, iPad Air, iPad mini and new iPad mini and iPod touch 5 for one low price.
Optimized for iPhone 5S and the new A7 processors with greater environmental detail, spectacular visual effects and unparalleled performance!
GAME CENTER, AirPlay and iCloud
iCloud support is integrated so players can save and share progress across devices. AirPlay lets you play the game on larger displays via Apple TV. Climb the Game Center leaderboards, challenge friends and unlock dozens of achievements.
Supports all iOS MFi Game Controllers.
Online play requires a Wi-Fi or 3G/4G internet connection.
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What's New in Version 1.1.0Improved visuals: moving clouds casting shadows, dynamic lightning.
New desert multiplayer maps (3 for each game type).
New campaign: North Africa. Fight between the pyramids.
New tanks: Tiger I, Cromwell, Crusader, Panzer IV, Matilda 2, Panther.
New ground vehicle: AEC.
Improved ground vehicles controls.
Multiple bug fixes.
Improved performance on all range of devices.