Posts Tagged multiplayer

The Order of Souls Review

The Order of Souls Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
The Order of Souls is a free-to-play, turn-based RPG with a genre-mixing art style, interesting narrative structure, and lackluster combat.

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Age of Booty: Tactics Review

Age of Booty: Tactics Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Fight for booty in this turn-based, multiplayer, and pirate-themed strategy game.

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Haste Review

Haste Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Create as many words as possible within the time limit in this simple yet fast-paced real-time multiplayer game.

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AERENA – Clash of Champions Review

AERENA – Clash of Champions Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Take down enemy airships in this area-combat, turn-based, and steampunk-themed strategy title.

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Duke it Out in Turn-Based Fighter, AERENA: Clash of Champions

Posted by on June 25th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Turn-based strategy game, AERENA: Clash of Champions, is now available on the App Store.

Players can wage war in 10 minute bursts in this tile-based single and multiplayer game. Over 20 different Champions can be used as players fight it out on deadly flying arenas. It should be ideal for gaming while on the move.

AERENA: Clash of Champions promises deep tactical gameplay with live multiplayer complementing single player challenges. Future updates are set to include daily quests and cross-platform play.

AERENA: Clash of Champions is out now and is free from the App Store.

Soccer Stars Review

Soccer Stars Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
More like Pool or Billiards, Soccer Stars is a simple, sometimes shallow, but easy to pick up multiplayer focused soccer game.

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At this point, everyone is more than familiar with Gameloft‘s extremely successful Modern Combat series of first person shooters. That’s why it’s huge news to hear that the next installment will be renewing the focus on multiplayer.

According to a battle-hardened birdie that just whispered in our ear, the core four multiplayer modes of Capture The Flag, VIP, Free for All, and Team Battle will all be returning. Each mode will allow for up to twelve players on a map at any given time. Along with the use of leaderboards and special in-game events, there will be a new persistent squad system in place. These glorified “clans” will allow players to group up with friends to share in the Team Battle action. There will even be squad chat functionality baked in on day one.

And to whet your whistle that much more, here are a couple of screenshots of what can be expected when the Modern Combat 5 launches, later this summer.

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Romans In My Carpet! Review

Romans In My Carpet! Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Command legions upon legions of tiny Roman armies in a quest to conquer a bedroom in this turn-based, multiplayer-focused strategy game.

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WordRoll Review

WordRoll Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Compete with friends in this fun Scrabble-type word game with a difference.

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Bezircle Review

Bezircle Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Capturing orbs by circling them shouldn't be quite so much fun or as tactical, but Bezircle does a fine job of offering both.

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Sumotori Dreams Review

Sumotori Dreams Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Rough but funny, Sumotori Dreams is like no sumo wrestling game you've seen before.

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Metal Slug Defense Review

Metal Slug Defense Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Metal Slug Defense successfully combines the spirit of its run-and-gun predecessors with a competent set of strategy mechanics.

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One of the bigger surprises for me coming out of PAX East this year was definitely A Druid’s Duel. It looks like a fairly simple and cartoony strategy game, and it is, but it can also be incredibly complex and fun.

The basic idea is that players are fighting over territory. Every time one of their druids moves over a tile they lay claim to it, and it generates Mana on their next turn. Mana is required to summon more druids and to use druid special abilities, so it’s kind of important. Each druid can move and/or attack each turn, as well as use their abilities if there’s enough Mana to go around, and that’s pretty much it. However, it’s the interplay of all these elements – and the constant push and pull between players – that makes it so much more complex. It’s kind of like Chess, if all the pieces could transform into animals and cast magic spells.

A Druid’s Duel should be hitting the App Store this summer.

Lightbringers: Saviors of Raia Review

Lightbringers: Saviors of Raia Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This cross-platform online multiplayer RPG is technically ambitious, but it isn't a perfect play experience.

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Cross Wars Review

Cross Wars Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Compete for the most squares in this multiplayer based crossword game. Just remember to bring some friends with you.

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Words & Cards Review

Words & Cards Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Make poker cards and create words in this fun mix of two popular competitive genres.

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Galaxy on Fire – Alliances Review

Galaxy on Fire – Alliances Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This sci-fi multiplayer management game encourages players to work together to explore, colonize, and conquer the galaxy.

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Global Food Fight Review

Global Food Fight Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Global Food Fight doesn't quite capture the joy (and mess) of a good old-fashioned local tomato-tossing.

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DiceTris+ Review

DiceTris+ Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Keeping it simple, DiceTris+ is an entertaining strategy game but one that lacks that addictive factor.

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Bowl With Me Review

Bowl With Me Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Offering a fun bowling experience amongst friends, Bowl With Me is a little simple but still offers some fun times.

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Formulaic Review

Formulaic Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Remember Letterpress? Replace letters with numbers and we've got Formulaic.

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Wormi Review

Wormi Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Invoking memories of Snake, Wormi is a quite fun game about dodging and weaving, and one that excels in multiplayer.

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Suburbia Review

Suburbia Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Suburbia mixes competitive elements, board game design, and Sim City into a pretty awesome experience.

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Outpost Luna Review

Outpost Luna Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Outpost Luna asks players to plan moves in advance in this sci-fi themed worker placement game.

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Mech Battle Arena Review

Mech Battle Arena Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Mech battles should be very cool and epic, Mech Battle Arena is unfortunately neither.

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Avabel Online Review

Avabel Online Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Avabel Online is without question a stunningly beautiful 3D MMO game, but doesn't offer much more than excessive grinding and repetitive play.

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When people think of multiplayer gaming experiences nowadays most envision players sitting alone, staring at a screen, and maybe (just maybe) communicating with other players from across the world using a microphone or chat window.

Of course this isn’t how it’s always been. In the days before multitudes of multiplayer games took advantage of the internet, playing games with other people was social experience. People would gather around a TV or game board and interact with each other; both in the game world as well as reality. This layered interaction – with its ability to have player actions outside of the game create meaningful consequences on the world inside the game – adds a richness and complexity that is unmatched in most online games. Of course, this isn’t to say that the ability to hop into matches with anyone that is immediately ready, willing, and able to throw down through the power of the internet doesn’t have its own set of advantages, but rather that there is still inherent value in local multiplayer.

Luckily, there seem to be a number of game developers out there who agree with that sentiment. 2013 was a surprisingly good year for me in terms of enjoying local multiplayer experiences on iOS. With a slew of great board game ports, as well as more unique experiences best enjoyed with good game-playing company, I spent most of this year either scoping out the latest Playdek releases or digging into the back catalogue of overlooked awesomeness from years’ past. Because of this, I decided to make a list of my favorite titles that scratched my local multiplayer itch the best. Although all these games may not be from 2013, here’s what I had the most local fun with throughout the year:

10. Kingdom Builder

Kingdom BuilderKingdom Builder is a quick-and-dirty worker-placement game, at least in its iOS form. Players have to build their kingdoms based on terrain cards, and random elements like scoring cards and the modular board design can help keep it feeling fresh. Kingdom Builder is good for local play mainly because it is a port of a board game, and it is a relatively quick play. I know its a bit of an older game, but it’s has been made more playable within the past year and is worth revisiting.

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Kaizin Rumble Review

Kaizin Rumble Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
In-depth story-driven card-collecting game Kaizin Rumble is a fantastic example of what happens when a game plays its cards right.

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Jetbee Review

Jetbee Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
A vertical racing free-to-play game that looks great on the surface, but suffers from in-app purchases that lower its playtime value.

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Crash Drive 2 Review

Crash Drive 2 Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Crash Drive 2 is great to play with friends thanks to its crazy courses, competitive events, and uninhibited driving style.

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