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The Lord of Orcs: Online Strategy and Tactics Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Thomas on June 17th, 2014
Our rating: starstarblankstarblankstarblankstar :: GENERIC GREENSKINS
Orcs. You know them. You love (to kill) them. But it's hard to get excited about playing as them in this uninspired RTS.
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Stronghold 3: The Campaigns Set to Battle onto the App Store Next Month

Posted by Ellis Spice on May 30th, 2014

Digital Tribe Games has announced Stronghold 3: The Campaigns, an iPad version of the PC Real-Time Strategy (RTS) classic. As with the original, the blend between city building and RTS remains, with the key to the game being the castle that must be designed, managed, and defended. Players will need to run a medieval economy, devise personalized tactics, and launch sieges - as well as defend against them - in order to succeed.

Melanie Mroz, VP of Business Development at Digital Tribe Games, had this to say of the upcoming title:

The Stronghold franchise was met with great success and acclaim on PC and is a perfect fit for the iPad. Fans and newcomers alike can enjoy the trademark real-time castle-building gameplay anywhere in the world, and the talented developers have spent a great deal of time, effort, and care to optimize and fine-tune the game specifically for this platform.

Stronghold 3: The Campaigns is set to arrive on the App Store sometime in late June.

PAX East 2014 - Get Ready to Feel the Rhythm with Jungle Rumble

Posted by Rob Rich on April 14th, 2014

It’s been a long time coming, but Disco Pixel’s Jungle Rumble is almost upon us!

Jungle Rumble is very much a rhythm game. It’s also kind of a real time strategy game. It’s being described as “Patapon meets Advance Wars” and I have to say it doesn’t seem too far from the truth. Controlling your monkey (or squads of monkeys) is simply a matter of tapping your commands in time with the beat. Move, run, toss coconuts, that sort of thing. The goal was to make an iOS rhythm game that allows the player to make decisions rather than simply trying to stick to a specific script or pattern.

I have to admit Jungle Rumble feels pretty good. It doesn’t necessarily look like it from the screen shots but it really does call to mind games like Patapon in a very pleasant way. I had a little trouble keeping the rhythm at times but I’m fairly certain that had more to do with a noisy show floor than anything. Still, I’m interested in seeing how it plays in a much quieter setting.

Jungle Rumble should be releasing within the next couple of weeks (probably). I didn’t get a set number for the price, but it’s definitely going to be a premium game because the folks at Disco Pixel “don’t want to monkey around with micro-transactions.” Yeah.

FTL: Faster Than Light Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Rob Thomas on April 4th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: PREPARE FOR JUMP
Brutal. Uncompromising. Utterly addictive. FTL finally warps to iPad and it's even better than we'd hoped.
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First Strike Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Carter Dotson on March 14th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: WAR IS FUN!
War, what is good for? Well, it makes for an entertaining real-time strategy game at least.
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Block Fortress: War Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Thomas on March 6th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: BLOCKED OUT
Questionable design choices and punishingly punitive gameplay make for a somewhat disappointing follow-up to Foursaken Media's smash hit.
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Autumn Dynasty Warlords Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Cata Modorcea on March 3rd, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: AWESOME!
Autumn Dynasty Warlords is an innovative strategy game that combines both RTS and turn-based elements as it sets players on an epic quest for the ultimate domination of China.
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Oil Rush to Bring its Real-Time Strategy Gameplay to iOS, Offers a 10 Hour Story-Based Campaign

Posted by Andrew Stevens on October 17th, 2013

Oil Rush is making its way to iOS devices, bringing its real-time strategy gameplay to the App Store on October 24th. It features naval strategy in a world that's been ravaged by nuclear war, and comes with a 10 hour campaign where players must capture, upgrade, and defend production platforms while supporting their naval and air forces.

Check out the action-packed trailer below!

ControlCraft 3 Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on August 27th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: OVERWHELMING NUMBERS GAME
Fight for total control in this numbers-based real-time strategy game.
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Godsrule: War of Mortals Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Carter Dotson on July 3rd, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: MORTAL COMBAT
This city-builder-meets-RTS game has novel ideas to it, but when push comes to shove, the actual game falls flat on its face.
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Great Battles Medieval Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Rob Rich on July 3rd, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: AIMLESS KNIGHTS
Guiding soldiers around the field can be a pain, but aside from that Great Battles Medieval is pretty sweet.
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MechCom Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on July 2nd, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: BUILD YOUR ARMY
Mix and match robot parts in this real-time strategy for ultimate territory control.
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Pyramus Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on June 26th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: SPACE: THE FRUSTRATING FRONTIER
As a real time strategy game, Pyramus has a lot going for it. Except a few key fundamentals.
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Kingdom Rush: Frontiers HD Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Rob Rich on June 6th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: MORE OF THE SAME
Sometimes more *is* better.
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ERA Deluxe Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Rob Rich on May 20th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: JACK OF ALL TRADES
ERA Defense offers a little something for everybody, so long as they like tower defense.
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