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Home » Apps with tag 'Turn-based'

Civilization Revolution 2 Review

Review 2K By Alex Beech, 3 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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Skylanders Battlegrounds is free on the App Store

News By Alex Beech, 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Skylanders Battlegrounds is free on the App Store

Skylanders Battlegrounds - Activision's iOS version of its hugely Skylanders franchise - is currently free on the App Store. This iOS interpretation of Skylanders’s uses a mix of turn-based movement and real-time combat. A hex-based grid provides an overworld map, letting you move one hexagon at a time through the world. Landing on a hexagon either opens a chest to net you gems, or begins a battle dumping you into the game’s battle system. In combat you simply trace a line from your Skylander towards enemies to engage them. Its a simple system, but thanks to the interesting characters and their range of attacks there is enough to keep younger players happy. The real focus of…


Warhammer Quest has had its price smashed

News By Alex Beech, 4 months, 1 week ago
Warhammer Quest has had its price smashed

Rodeo Games’s interpretation of Games Workshop’s table-top board game Warhammer Quest has juat had its price dropped on the App Store. This strategic turn-based strategy game is a fantastic interpretation of the old board game. Drawing on a cast that spans from archers to wizards, you must build a squad of suitably stereotypical fantasy fighters to take on quests. With dozens of dungeons and other subterranean areas to journey through you will have to master all of the game’s tactics, magic, and big swords if you hope to emerge victorious against the forces of chaos. Careful construction of your team is vital. Archers prove invaluable at range, but placing one in front…


Angry Birds Epic Review

Review Rovio Entertainment Ltd By Alex Beech, 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Angry Birds Epic Review

At this point the Angry Birds are more than just feathery projectiles in a physics puzzler. They have become icons that can leap into any medium they choose. Like Mario before them, their first step was into the world of kart racing, and now they have progressed to a strategy RPG with the turn-based Angry Birds Epic. To keep things easy for genre first-timers, Epic does away with exploration of similar titles. Instead it adopts a map that will be familiar to free-to-play fans, with fi…

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Rovio's avian RPG Angry Birds Epic will fly onto iPhone and iPad this Thursday

News By Alex Beech, 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Rovio's avian RPG Angry Birds Epic will fly onto iPhone and iPad this Thursday

Feather-filled RPG spin-off Angry Birds Epic was soft-launched in Canada and New Zealand back in March. Now, three months later, it is set to arrive on App Stores worldwide this Thursday. Angry Birds Epic takes Rovio’s iconic cast of irate avians and thrusts them into a tactical turn-based game reminiscent of a JRPG. Think Final Fowl-tasy, and you are on the right track. The birds have all been redesigned to suit the game’s medieval world, and act as a shorthand for their combat abilities. The red bird is covered in armour to show its new role as a powerful knight, while the yellow bird dons a pointy hat to demonstrate its magical abilities. Individual battles are…


Turn-based strategy game Great Little War Game 2 has just invaded the App Store

News By Alex Beech, 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Turn-based strategy game Great Little War Game 2 has just invaded the App Store

Great Little War Game 2 is the second installment of Rubicon Mobiles military strategy series, and it has just occupied the App Store. Continuing the turn-based formula of the original, Great Little War Game 2 has you commanding squads of infantry and armour as they attempt to conquer the enemy. As you battle through the game’s 60 missions you unlock new units and upgrades to ensure your army is always up to the challenge at hand. While it sounds quite serious, the cartoony 3D graphics and charming audio keep proceedings lighthearted as you pit your blue army against the evil reds. Naturally, this sequel promises a host of enhancements. These include the standard improved vis…


Hitman GO Review

Review SQUARE ENIX INC By Alex Beech, 6 months, 1 week 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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Turn-based assassination game Hitman GO will sneak onto the App Store at midnight

News By Alex Beech, 6 months, 1 week ago
Turn-based assassination game Hitman GO will sneak onto the App Store at midnight

Hitman GO, a turn-based translation of the Hitman series, is making its move on the App Store at midnight tonight. We have been keeping an excited eye on Hitman GO since it was announced back in February. Square Enix Montreal’s new take on the franchise sends Agent 47 on a number of hits, each one styled as its own board game. Each board sets the scene with diorama environments for the infamous assassin to advance through. Though this change in scene has shifted the gameplay to a turn-based format, you will have to plan the barcoded assassin’s route to his target, and decide whether to sneak in and shank your unsuspecting victim, or charge in for a full-frontal assault.…


Minecraft developer's turn-based strategy game Scrolls is coming to iPad

News By Alex Beech, 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Minecraft developer's turn-based strategy game Scrolls is coming to iPad

Mojang, developer of Minecraft, has just announced it is bringing its turn-based strategy game Scrolls to iPad. Already available on PC, Scrolls combines collectable card game elements with hex-based strategy combat. You must build an army from by acquiring hero cards, and then do battle on against the AI, or face-off against human foes online.. Today's announcement not only revealed that the game is coming to iPad, but also that Mojang would be enlisting the help of Ludosity, developer of Magicka, to port the game to touchscreen. There is still no word on a release date for the iPad port of Scrolls, but more news is promised soon. Expect updates as we get them. Source: Scrolls Bl…


Star Wars: Assault Team Review

Review Disney By Alex Beech, 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Star Wars: Assault Team Review

We don't mind admitting that we were excited as we started playing the free-to-play Star Wars: Team Assault. It wasn't the Star Wars fanfare that set our nostalgia glands tingling. That lost its potency long ago. Nope, it was the scenario that got our sabres flaring. Starting just after the original film, you take control of Han Solo as he attempts to infiltrate the Empire. With Han, Chewie, and R2-D2 in your squad, you'd be forgive for thinking the story might evolve into something s…

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Multiplayer turn-based strategy game UFHO2 lands on iPad

News By Alex Beech, 6 months, 3 weeks ago
Multiplayer turn-based strategy game UFHO2 lands on iPad

UFHO2, a geometric turn-based multiplayer strategy game, was originally launched on PC after a successful Kickstarter campaign. Now, after more than two years, developer Tiny Colossus has finally bought the game to iPad. Competing against your friends, you must guide your alien avatar around a maze collecting as many gems as possible along the way. You can complete a set number of moves each turn, and a time limit in which to make your decisions. The mazes are made up of seven interlocking hexagonal areas, each with seven further hexagonal rooms inside them. With both areas and rooms able be rotated during your turn, you will find yourself opening and closing off multiple paths a…


Lionheart Tactics Review

Review Kongregate By Alex Beech, 7 months ago
Lionheart Tactics Review

It is easy to like Lionheart Tactics. Unlike similar Japanese tactical RPGs, it hurls you straight into combat avoiding the long-winded intros and back-story that can limit the genre's appeal. The expectations set by Lionheart Tactics's anime portrait art make its opening pace jarring, as it shatters genre conventions. Taking control of a sleeping king, you are awakened by a sound, and thrown straight into battle. Each arena serves as a tutorial to various elements of the game, i…

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Turn-based spin-off Hitman GO is now available in Australia

News By Alex Beech, 7 months ago
Turn-based spin-off Hitman GO is now available in Australia

Hitman GO, Square Enix's turn-based strategy take on the Hitman series, has just been soft launched on the Australian App Store. You take control of the lethal hunter Agent 47 as he hunts down and eliminates his targets. Like the other Hitman games, you can choose to stealthy stalk your target, or launch a full-on assault to get the job done. The difference this time around is that in Hitman GO, everything is turn-based. Watching patrol patterns, selecting weapons, making your way undetected through levels - these have always been staples of the Hitman series. In Hitman GO, however, you can take a little more time planning your executions, as the game will wait patiently for you to fini…


Braveland Review

Review Tortuga Team By Alex Beech, 7 months, 1 week ago
Braveland Review

Braveland embraces its cliched fantasy setting with a gusto we usually reserve for our first coffee of the day. A young man's village attacked by bandits. With everything he holds dear ripped from him, he dons his father's armour and heads after them. It is a wonderfully predictable fantasy story, but one that sets the perfect stage for Braveland's turn-based strategic gameplay. Taking control of the would-be town hero, you fast begin to form a troop of militia from the world’s…

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Autumn Dynasty Warlords Review

Review Touch Dimensions By Alex Beech, 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Autumn Dynasty Warlords Review

There is a fine balance in strategy games between accessibility and depth. Make a game too easy and it won't hold your attention. Make it too deep and it becomes impenetrable to all but the most dedicated fans. Autumn Dynasty Warlords, from Touch Dimensions, strikes this balance perfectly. This is a particularly impressive feat, as even with the tutorial turned on, the game does little to hold your hand. Bar a few brief messages outlining the basic mechanics and interface, it leaves i…

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