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2013: Infected Wars Review

2013: Infected Wars Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
An infectious multiplayer mode saves 2013: Infected Wars from becoming just another generic zombie shooter, but only barely.

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Call of Duty: Strike Team Review

Call of Duty: Strike Team Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Call of Duty: Strike Team mixes familiar Call of Duty action with new third-person strategy gameplay that lets players control their squad from overhead.

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2K Drive Speeds Its Way Onto The App Store, Offers Multiple Race Modes at a Premium Price of $6.99

Posted by on September 5th, 2013
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

It’s time to stop the dreams and start the driving! 2K Drive is now available on the App Store at a premium price of $6.99. Drivers can take part in both single and multiplayer race modes and can choose from over 25 vehicles to race with in over 25 different tracks.

2K Drive was designed to offer the most comprehensive driving simulation experience in today’s mobile market,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “The game successfully combines the appeal of a premier console racing game with some of the leading automotive editorial content available on the Web, to create an all-inclusive entertainment hub for auto-enthusiasts.”

Now go put your face in the game! Literally. Or at least check out the new launch trailer!

Call of Duty: Strike Team Gets Deployed On iOS, Comes With A Single Player Campaign and Survival Mode

Posted by on September 5th, 2013
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

So, there is a new Call of Duty game that arrived on iOS today. Yeah, it pretty much came out of no where. Almost as if it were a “ghost!”

It’s called Call of Duty: Strike Team and it’s been built from the ground up for mobile devices. Pocket Gamer reports that it features both third-person and first-person viewpoints that can be used throughout a campaign and survival mode.

CoDST2Call of Duty: Strike Team enables the player to switch out of the first-person view when things calm down on the battlefield and use third-person for missions that require a little bit of recon for coordinated squad based attacks. Wow, I pretty much just mentioned Call of Duty, Battlefield, and Ghost Recon in one sentence. Ok, I really need to play it now!

Players are able to customize their squad’s weapons, perks, and body armor so that they can build a team that fits them best. It’s probably important since players are going to be traveling all over the world while experiencing many cinematic moments which are surely full of explosions and chaos. There is only one thing that seems to be missing – multiplayer! What the shazbot is up with that? At least there is a leaderboard for survival mode…

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source: Pocket Gamer

Minecraft – Pocket Edition Adds The Sun, The Moon, and The Stars

Posted by on August 15th, 2013
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Minecraft – Pocket Edition has seen a brand new update which adds the sun, the moon, and the stars. That sounds so beautiful! Players of the pocket edition will also find double chests [Editor’s Note: FINALLY!], quartz slabs, and improvements made to many realms.

I think this means that it’s time to return to building. So get back to it, crafters!

via: Our Review
Righteous Kill 2: Revenge Of The Poet Killer Review

Righteous Kill 2: Revenge Of The Poet Killer Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Entertaining enough if somewhat uninspired, Righteous Kill 2 is a fairly straight-forward hidden object style game.

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Alchemy Mysteries: Prague Legends Review

Alchemy Mysteries: Prague Legends Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Lacking a great story and logical pathfinding, Alchemy Mysteries: Prague Legends offers some fun puzzles and Hidden Object scenes, but lacks panache.

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2013logo_finalWhenever zombies and/or mutants have overrun the Earth, iOS gamers are always more than happy to take to the streets and start blasting. However, they haven’t had many opportunities to do so with friends. That’s why James Petty, president of Action Mobile Games, and the rest of the development team have been working on 2013: Infected Wars. They’re hoping to push the limits of what iOS gamers have come to expect from their action games, and James was gracious enough to answer a few of our questions about their soon-to-be-released project.

148Apps: What made you decide to create a co-op action game as opposed to a more typical single player affair?
James Petty (JP): There were a few reasons for that. One, it has never been done before on mobile so I wanted us to do something new and fun to try and stand out. Two, I thought it would be really well received by the community since playing multiplayer is always more fun. Three, because it is so difficult to pull off; my hope was Apple would feature us in the App Store at release.

emg 1148Apps: I was also wondering just how big the environments might be. Are there multiple paths to explore?
JP: They are not as big as some of the huge PC or console hits that many of us are familiar with. There are different paths you can take to some extent but we had to be creative to allow for the large number of creatures spawned at any given time. I wanted to make sure the player felt like the world was covered with infected. Most people probably don’t notice, but on mobile each unique creature takes a ton of resources which is why many games with higher end graphics will cap them at 3 or so. This wouldn’t work at all if we wanted to create hordes of enemies. So we were able to optimize the Unreal Engine to such an extent that we can have around 10 at any given time and have some amazing graphics to boot. With our custom spawn system you often don’t even notice the cap as we can have another enemy spawn as soon as one dies to really give you the feeling of an enemy ‘horde’.

148Apps: It looks like there’s a good mix of classes available (Field Support, Marine, Sniper, Sapper). Do you find that some compliment others better, and was it tough to balance them out?
JP: Yes, this was extremely tough to balance out. It would have been easy to just get rid of the classes and have a bunch of weapons but I think that removes some of the depth you can achieve when you get to choose a strategy and see if it works. The field support in my opinion is the easiest class to master, and I suggest this for any player who isn’t as experienced with mobile gaming. The sniper and Sapper are the most challenging and work better in multiplayer.

7148Apps: What sort of persistent character progression can we expect in 2013: Infected Wars? Do the characters actually learn skills or become more powerful, or is it more of a rank-based system that unlocks new gear?
JP: There is no gear unlocking in 2013: Infected Wars; instead, the more money you earn from killing infected and the less you die the more money you have. However each class gets benefits with certain weapon types, and as you level up the weapons in that class become more affordable. You also get unique bonuses for each class but there isn’t a special move per say. The game is designed to offer fun replayability and you are meant to die. If you challenge players and they realize a mistake is going to cause them to die, lose weapons, and then have to try a mission again it really ups the intensity. I believe the mobile gaming community is really wanting a challenge and I stand 100% by 2013: Infected Wars being the most challenging mobile shooter that will be in the App Store.


148Apps: What would you consider to be 2013: Infected Wars’ most significant feature?
JP: Definitely the fact we have a true full co-op campaign with a ton of content and true hordes of zombies and other infected to kill. And larger than life bosses that actually move around. This has never been done on mobile before and I really hope the community enjoys it. In fact we are already working on our first new content update before the game even hits the App Store.

We’d like to thank James again for taking the time to answer our questions. If you’re anxious to get your co-op mutant blasting on, keep an eye out. 2013: Infected Wars should be hitting the App Store within the next couple of weeks and set you back $6.99. Expect a full review from 148Apps when it does!

BLOODMASQUE Review

BLOODMASQUE Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
The option to add a custom photo face to the main character in BLOODMASQUE is a total gimmick, but the game said gimmick is attached to is actually pretty cool.

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Dreamscapes: The Sandman Review

Dreamscapes: The Sandman Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
It might not be the hardest of adventure games, but Dreamscapes is certainly very creepy and atmospheric.

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deusexguide00Despite the apparent opulence of Deus Ex: The Fall’s world, it’s still a very dangerous place. Whether you fight back against your aggressors or sneak past them without any bloodshed is a matter of preference, but one way or another these threats will have to be dealt with. It’s the very reason we’ve put together this handy guide that includes suggestions for weapons, attachments, augmentations, and general tips that should help Ben Saxon live to get caught up in a web of corporate intrigue another day.

General Exploration and Hacking

deusexguide04There are lots and lots of worthwhile goodies to be found just laying around the environment, but you won’t be able to reach all of it without a little help. Oftentimes there will be a couple of different options available for getting inside of a locked room, but without the proper augmentations certain areas will be off-limits for the entire game. That’s why you may want to think about teaching Ben a few of these skills if you’re interested in scrounging every last inch of the world for gear.

Strength – Move Heavy Objects is a handy skill to have both for exploring and circumventing enemies. It boils down to shoving large boxes out of the way but it often reveals hidden access points or opens up new paths. Punch Through Walls can also be quite handy, even from a non-combat standpoint. With it Ben can essentially create his own doorways through specific points of the environment, although punching through solid concrete makes a fair bit of noise so exercise caution when using it.

Hacking – If you want to find all the hidden goodies, you’re going to need to get used to hacking. Aside from the general Capture skills that allow Ben to hack more and more advanced systems with each upgrade, he can also make use of Hacking Stealth to make him less noticeable when capturing nodes as well as Fortify to strengthen captured nodes and make a trace more difficult.

Combat Augmentation and Weapon Specializations

deusexguide02We can’t always avoid confrontation, and when that happens in Deus Ex: The Fall it can quickly turn into a kill or be killed situation. Thankfully Ben has more than a fair amount of combat experience, so by focusing on certain firearms and augs he’ll be more than capable of holding his own when things get dicey.

Armor – If you plan to get into a lot of firefights, you’ll definitely want to take points in armor. Not only will it increase Ben’s toughness but after a couple of upgrades he can also learn EMP Shielding, which will nullify the effects of EMP blast from grenades and mines as well as render him immune to electrified flooring.

Strength – Punch Through Walls is great for exploring, but it’s also handy for fighting. With the proper timing Ben can easily dispatch an enemy that would otherwise be difficult to sneak past simply by reaching through the wall they’re standing by. Recoil Compensation and Aim Stabilization are also important since there’s bound to be a lot of shooting (especially once he blasts a hole in a wall with his fist) and accuracy will be very important.

Weapons – With the exception of the Stun Gun, all the firearms are lethal. The Crossbow can silently take out unarmored enemies with enough damage upgrades while the 10MM Pistol and Combat Rifle can also be fitted with sound suppressors in order to take out targets from a distance without making too much noise. If subtlety isn’t an option (or desired) there’s also the Q Tap attachment for the 10MM Pistol that adds armor piercing. Then there are all the non-so-subtle weapons like the Tactical RPG, Plasma Rifle, and Shotgun. Ben also has access to Frag Grenades and mines, both of which can be devastating if used against groups of enemies. EMP Grenades and Mines are also worth considering as they’re useful when dealing with mechanical enemies as well as augmented humans.

Stealth Augmentation and Weapon Specializations

deusexguide01Not everyone is looking to start a fight or kill hapless guards. In fact, it’s entirely possible to complete Deus Ex: The Fall’s first episode in its entirety without killing anybody. It requires a lot of sneaking around and some very particular skill choices, but it’s also incredibly satisfying to pull off.

Cloaking System – Ben’s ability to cloak gives him a distinct advantage when it comes to sneaking past enemies. Its power usage is limited, but when used at the right moment it can make navigating a room full of guards a lot easier.

Multiple Take-Down – Since ammo is somewhat limited and the Stun Gun is for close range, you’re going to have to get really familiar with non-lethal take-downs. Each one uses up one of Ben’s energy bars, however, so being able to take out two guards in close proximity at the same time (and on a single charge) just makes good economic sense.

Radar System – Ben has access to the first stage of this aug right from the beginning, but upgrading it to improve its range will be very useful when it comes to planning a route through hostile territory. Although it can be tough to tell where each enemy is, exactly, since they’re only represented as little spots in an empty box.

Smart Vision – Smart Vision makes up for the radar’s shortcomings by showing enemy locations and orientations in real time. It can be tough to tell which direction the little green arrows are facing on the radar, especially when playing on the smaller iPhone screen, so being able to see exactly where each enemy is in relation to Ben through solid objects is a major help.

deusexguide05Energy Converter – Because so many of Ben’s essential stealth augs require energy to activate it’s important to sink some Praxis Points into this skill. Specifically the Energy Recharge Rates as the faster his batteries recharge the sooner he’ll be able to use more skills. Adding more bars through Energy Upgrades is handy, too, but it’s important to remember that Ben only naturally recharges a single bar by default. The rest have to be refilled using items. Of course with enough points in Energy Upgrades you can unlock a Recharge Capacity Upgrade which will allow Ben to refill two bars automatically.

Cybernetic Leg Prosthesis – Ben’s legs have a few enhancements that can make sneaking around easier. Run Silently allows him to move at top speed without making noise and drawing attention, and it works in conjunction with his Movement Speed Enhancements so he can pretty much zip around without making a sound. Stealth Dash is also useful for closing the distance between cover points in a hurry without alerting every guard in the room.

Weapons – Ben has a few less options when it comes to stealth-friendly weapons, but there are still more than enough tools to work with. The Crossbow is still a very viable option and can be fitted with tranquilizer darts for non-lethal sleep shots. The Stun Gun is also a handy option for saving on battery power but it’s close range only and doesn’t reload very fast. If you don’t have a problem with killing, both the 10MM Pistol and Combat Rifle can be fitted with a silencer for more quiet long-range options. Finally, Ben can make use of Concussion Grenades and mines to stun enemies while he makes an escape or beats them to a pulp.

Deus Ex: The Fall Review

Deus Ex: The Fall Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Deus Ex: The Fall goes to great lengths to lovingly recreate the same cybernetic corporate espionage experience of the console original, however it doesn't entirely shake that mobile game feeling.

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Agricola Review

Agricola Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Manage a farm in this colorful iOS port of this popular worker-placement board game.

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Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour Has A Meltdown, Gets New Maps, Multiplayer Modes, and More

Posted by on June 19th, 2013
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Pocket Gamer reports that Gameloft has released a new Meltdown update for Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour which includes three new maps, Fracture, Extraction, and Backfire. Also included in the update are two new multiplayer modes; Bomb Squad, which has one team planting a bomb and the other trying to defuse it, totally reminding me of my Counter-Strike days, and Destruction, requiring players to sabotage a number of devices.

Players will also find new weapons and a new demolition specialist with new perks.

source: Pocket Gamer

Minecraft Realms Server Slots Are Beginning To Open, But Slowly

Posted by on June 18th, 2013
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Pocket Gamer reports that Mojang began releasing the Minecraft Realms server slots for Minecraft: Pocket Edition. However, they are being released at a very slow pace of only 100 servers at a time. So, unless you are super speedy, it may be a bit longer before you get your hands on a realm. The slow pace is to make sure that the multiplayer realms remain stable and bug free before letting the masses have access.

Gangstar Vegas Review

Gangstar Vegas Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
It is always unfortunate when bugs derail what could have been a great game.

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Square Enix has announced a new title in the DEUS EX series, and it’s coming soon to iOS this summer. DEUS EX: The Fall is a story-driven action-RPG set during 2027, a golden era for science, technology, and human augmentation. It’s also a time of social divide and global conspiracy as corporations have taken control of drug supplies needed for augmented humans to survive. Players will follow Ben Saxson, a former British SAS Mercenary who underwent augmentation himself, as he sets out to find the truth behind the conspiracy.

DEUS EX: The Fall is being developed by Square Enix’s Mobile division while working in collaboration with the original DEUS EX: Human Revolution team at Eidos-Montreal.

“We’re really excited to continue the DEUS EX series on mobile and start a new journey”, said Jean-François Dugas, Executive Game Director at Eidos-Montréal. “The team has done an incredible job creating a whole new story and controls for intuitive touch screen gameplay, whilst staying true to the DEUS EX universe. Players can expect exploration, action, hacking, stealth, social enhancers, player choice and consequence- the full DEUS EX experience.”

They’re exited, I’m excited, we all should be excited! It’s so exciting! Check out the video below!

via: DEUS EX: The Fall
Frozen Synapse Review

Frozen Synapse Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
The slightly weird PC strategy game has crept onto the iPad and made itself right at home.

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Eclipse: Dawn for the New Galaxy Review

Eclipse: Dawn for the New Galaxy Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Eclipse: New Dawn for the Galaxy is a solid digitization of a compelling board game marred by an insanely steep learning curve and very little help for new players.

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Youda Survivor 2 HD Review

Youda Survivor 2 HD Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Suitably, the sequel to a fun Time Management game is an equally fun Time Management game.

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The Thirty-Nine Steps Review

The Thirty-Nine Steps Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Capturing the intrigue and mystery of the original book, The Thirty-Nine Steps is a visual and aural feast for interactive novel fans.

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Touchfit: GSP Review

Touchfit: GSP Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Offering a personalized video based workout, Touchfit: GSP is a great source of ideas for exercise routines, even if it is reliant on an internet connection.

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Business Card Reader Update Lets Users Export To Evernote

Posted by on April 17th, 2013
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Business Card Reader, an app that helps users organize their business cards, has received an update that gives users the option to export their contacts to Evernote, a feature that competes with Evernote’s own Hello app.

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Where Angels Cry Review

Where Angels Cry Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Following the tale of a monk's disappearance at a monastery, Where Angels Cry lacks sufficient adventure and puzzling to be worthy of note.

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Stone Age: The Board Game Review

Stone Age: The Board Game Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
An impressive port of the original award-winning board game that requires players to lead their tribe and build a village in order to become the most powerful chief.

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Aerofly FS Review

Aerofly FS Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Aerofly FS provides gamers with a taste of flight simulation on their iPad!

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Stratego Review

Stratego Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
The classic board game makes its way onto iOS with gusto. Just be sure to give the unbalanced single player side of things a wide berth.

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Official Stratego Game Out Now

Posted by on January 29th, 2013
iPad Only App - Designed for iPad

Stratego, the classic board game of military strategy, is available now from Jumbo, the manufacturer of the original board game (it was licensed by Milton Bradly for distribution in the US in 1961).

You can have it on your iPad, now, though, for $6.99 in the App Store.

via: Stratego Website source: AppShopper
Old Clockmaker’s Riddle Review

Old Clockmaker’s Riddle Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Adding a bit of structure to the Match Three genre, Old Clockmaker's Riddle is a little pricey but is quite fun.

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Smallworld Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
No Disney ride jokes here, just a fantastic iOS port of a great strategy board game.

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