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Defenders: A stunning tower defense game mixed together with collectible card elements

Gone Free! Defenders!

 
RPG Band of Monsters:  Epic Monster Taming RPG

Gone Free! RPG Band of Monsters!

 
Actions for iPad:  Turn your iPad into a Productivity Booster and a Perfect Companion to your Desktop Computer

Gone Free! Actions for iPad

 

Game Reviews

Battleheart Legacy Review: Chaotic and Challenging RPG Fun

 
 
 
 
 

A few years ago I reviewed an excellent game called Battleheart. I liked the game, but I held out hope for updates to offer a little more variety and content than the core game offered. That never materialized — the game hasn’t recieved any sort of update since late 2012, when it got iPhone 5…(Read the full article)

Uncanny X-Men: Days of Future Past for iOS Review: An Action Romp With Fan Service

 
 
 
 
 

With the release of the film X-Men: Days of Future Past, it’s no wonder that we’ve seen the release of a Days of Future Past themed game on iOS. This is not an official movie license, however, but instead a Marvel-licensed adaptation of the original Uncanny X-Men: Days of Future Past. I’m glad it’s not…(Read the full article)

Warhammer 40,000: Carnage Review: A Bloody Good Time

 
 
 
 
 

Players looking for some fast, brutal action in the App Store could do much worse than to try out Warhammer 40,000: Carnage, the new game from Roadhouse Games. It is a straightforward game that makes good use of its licensed content. There’s nothing particularly deep about Carnage. There’s a brief plot setup — basically, one…(Read the full article)

Leo’s Fortune Review: A Singular Platforming Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Sometimes, I get depressed and dreary about the state of iOS gaming, with all of the microtransaction-fueled freemium crap, Flappy Bird clones, and Minecraft rip-off riffs in the App Store. Then a game like Leo’s Fortune comes along and renews my faith in iOS as a serious gaming platform. Leo’s Fortune is an elegant and…(Read the full article)

Amazing Spider-Man 2 Review: It’s Spider-Man, but it’s not Amazing

 
 
 
 
 

I remember a time in iOS gaming history when I eagerly looked forward to each Gameloft game release. In the early days of the iPad and the heyday of the iPhone 3S, Gameloft was releasing games a category above nearly every other developer on the mobile platform. Sadly, the Gameloft of 2011 is not the…(Read the full article)

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Review: The Best Freemium Collectable Card Game On iPad

 
 
 
 
 

The App Store is awash in terribly expensive “free” CCG games. The Mobage model has infected the market, making any attempt to play an exercise in freemium frustration and wallet torture. Thankfully, CCG fans who just want to¬†play¬†finally have a recourse: Hearthstone, the World of Warcraft CCG that balances the freemium model to the point…(Read the full article)

Monument Valley Review: Balances Beauty and Engaging Gameplay

 
 
 
 
 

The iPad has become one of my favorite showcases for subtle, artistic games that offer engagement and beauty instead of intensity and in-app purchases. The best of these balance design and game for a truly memorable experience. Monument Valley is one such game. It works well in both its artistry and in its design, though…(Read the full article)

FTL: Faster Than Light Review: 5 Stars! This Spacefaring Sim Soars On iPad

 
 
 
 
 

I had heard much about FTL: Faster Than Light, the indy RTS space sim that made waves on PC when it was released in 2012, but I never got the opportunity to play the game. Now FTL has come to iPad, and I’m glad to finally be able to experience this gem of a game….(Read the full article)

Captain America: The Winter Soldier for iOS Review: Freemium Gameplay at a $2.99 Price Point

 
 
 
 
 

I wish I were reviewing the movie Captain America: The Winter Soldier today. The movie is a rocking action flick with plenty of Marvel Comics lore twined into it. Instead, I’m reviewing the Captain America: The Winter Soldier tie-in game released by Gameloft in conjunction with the film. It’s a comic book cash-grab that has…(Read the full article)

Star Horizon Review: Great Rail Action, but Not Much Else

 
 
 
 
 

I’ve been a fan of space-based shooters since the days of Star Wars: The Arcade Game, and so new space shooters often catch my eye. As such, I was excited to get my hands on Star Horizon, the new game from Tabasco Interactive. The previews and trailers promised beautiful, fast space shooter action. And it…(Read the full article)


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