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Our Rating: ★★★★☆ :: IN THE CARDS :: Read Our Full Review >>

Collect cards and battle against other players in this platform-agnostic turn-based strategy game from the creators of the Great War Game series.

What's New

* Popup advertising completely removed.

* Rubicoin payouts doubled for both skirmish and campaign mission wins

* The limitation of one referral per player has been removed. You can use someone's code over and over, effectively making Rubicoin purchases 25% cheaper across the board

* Ouranus's heroic ability has been changed to "self cure" as having "sprint" made him brokenly powerful

* Mojo Tiles now give +2 mojo instead of just +1

* Stability improvements for older devices

* Lots of minor tweaks and general improvements

App Description

14 man-years in the making by a BAFTA nominated studio, Combat Monsters takes the card battle genre to new heights.

We've married up the best bits of CCG games - the deck building and strategizing, with the best bits of RPG games - the fighting, to bring you a genuine evolution in fantasy card gaming.

▶ AppsZoom - 91% - "An outstanding fantasy tactics game"

Build your dream battle deck from the many hundreds of available cards, pick a hero and enter the arena. Deploy your monsters to good advantage, then buff them with magical spells and equipment. Maneuvre and fight, and when the time is right overwhelm your hapless foes for glorious victory!

▶ "Magic: The Gathering meets Battle Chess" - TechRaptor.net

Core card types are monsters, equipment (weapons, shields, etc.), spells (instant effects) and runes (permanent effects). Timely deployment of cool combos can turn a battle at any moment.

There are many different races of Combat Monsters, each with their own special horde of warriors, mages and archers. Each race has a racial bonus that has a big effect on how you round out your deck, so plan well.

Every Combat Monster has a basic attack move and most of them also have an additional activated special ability, along with various power and defence stats that can be modified by equipping and armoring and playing runes and spells.

▶ PixelVolt - 90% - "Amazing"

Want single player? We got you covered with a massive campaign. Play against a variety of AI opponents who are only too happy to throw all sorts of nastiness your way, at ever increasing difficulty levels.

When you've finished that, there is an endlessly replayable skirmish mode, where you can battle up to five computer opponents at once. Or you can at least try...!

▶ GameWoof - 90% - "Rubicon knocks it out of the park again with this title."

Want multiplayer? We got you covered there too, with both realtime and asynchronous play options. Meet up online and smash the world. A full matchmaking system keeps it fair and provides a perfect level of challenge for all ability levels and collection sizes.

▶ AppStoreArcade - 90% - "I wish that there were more hours in the day so I could play more Combat Monsters."

Coming soon in the next free update: Card trading and yet more new cards.

Join our dedicated forum for play tips, help, replays, tournaments and pleasant chat?

NB: Additional cards are accrued at a good pace, but there are iap's available to buy extra booster packs even faster. This game is not designed to hoover your wallet like some others though, and can be completed without spending money or waiting for artificial delays.

The term we use is "pay what you want". It's free to put that statement to the test, so please check it out?

App Screen Shots

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App Changes

February 14, 2015 New version 2.4
June 21, 2014 New version 2.3
March 01, 2014 New version 2.1
December 20, 2013 New version 2.03
December 10, 2013 New version 2.0
November 08, 2013 New version 1.02
November 30, -0001 Initial Release

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