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Heroes of Normandie review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on September 19th, 2016
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: D-DANG NAZIS
Use your wits and tactical mind to overcome your enemies in this charming turn-based strategy game set in WWII.
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New WOTA: U-Boat Compass 'Wets' Your Appetite for WOTA: Wolves of the Atlantic.

Posted by Jessica Fisher on January 27th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

WOTA: U-Boat Compass is a 3D simulation of a naval gyrocompass created by Mark Hessburg, in cooperation with the Technical Museum U 995 of the German Naval Association. The compass is based off those used in German submarines during World War II. The app is a spin-off of WOTA: Wolves of the Atlantic, a submarine simulation coming out this year.

You'll be able to explore the compass as well as the U 995’s command room in a high resolution 360° panorama. The color of the compass can be adjusted between black, gray, brass or transparent and will give you accurate readings on latitude and longitude, speedometer, rate of Turn, and more. Just make sure you have your built-in GPS or Wi-Fi network connection turned on.

You can download a copy of WOTA: U-Boat Compass for $0.99 on the App Store.

Battle Academy 2: Eastern Front Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Campbell Bird on November 5th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: WAR NEVER CHANGES
Test your skills on the Eastern Front in this complicated, but fascinatingly deep strategy game.
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Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Thomas on June 27th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: OUTFOX THE FOX
Yet another excellent entry from Shenandoah Studio, Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein may be priced a bit steep, but it’s a well-executed package that functions as both entertainment and interactive history lesson.
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Warfare Nations Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Thomas on June 11th, 2014
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: A GRIM GRIND
War is hell, sure, but it doesn't have to be this brutal. Warfare Nations' art style can't stop the relentless grind.
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World War II: TCG Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Thomas on April 30th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: POOR INTEL
Free to play doesn't excuse a number of design mistakes that make this collectable card game feel fresh out of basic training.
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Hills of Glory 3D Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on April 1st, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: FLAWED ATTACKING
Tower defense with a twist. The twist being it doesn't work as well as one would hope.
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Assault Wave Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on July 3rd, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: SHALLOW FIGHTING
Style over substance, Assault Wave offers some great features, but is mostly a quite shallow Lane Offense/Defense game.
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Devils At The Gate: Pacific War Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jennifer Allen on February 25th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: FAR FROM BRUTAL
Even with cartoon-style animations, Devils at the Gate: Pacific War still manages to remain an entertaining tower defense game based around the conflict in the Pacific during World War II.
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One Epic Game Review

By Sinan Kubba on February 6th, 2012
A perpetual motion platformer that is unique and funny. No, really.
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Mortal Skies 2 Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jason Wadsworth on September 30th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: SPUTTERS
A 2D arcade shooter, loosely based on World War II.
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Gameloft Invades the eBook Space with War in the Pacific

Posted by Blake Grundman on January 17th, 2011
iPad App - Designed for iPad

It is pretty safe to say that World War II was one of the most influential conflicts in the history of humanity. One area of the conflict that was especially brutal throughout the war was the Pacific front.  This was brought to a head when the United States dropped nuclear bombs on both Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  But the war wasn't just about two bright flashes of light on the western horizon, it was far more than that.

Of all developers, who do you think would be bringing the story of this conflict to life?  If you guessed Gameloft, then you would be correct, but at the same time, you should also question your sanity.  In a huge departure from what they have traditionally developed, the influential iPhone developer has decided to branch off into the realm of eBooks.  Here is how they describe, War in the Pacific, their newest foray into the iOS space:
War in the Pacific by Richard Overy is a beautiful 56-page book filled with hundreds of outstanding photographs, works of art and maps, providing a unique interactive experience on the iPad that brings the past to life. It takes Book Applications to a whole new level.

This interactive experience brings the era and events to life as never before: Turn some of the darkest pages of history, zoom-in on high-quality photographs, watch animated maps and archive videos retrace events and interact with carefully selected documents of the time.

What sets this eBook apart from others in the medium is the extensive use of interactivity and multimedia to help the reader gain a better grasp of the scenarios surrounding the war.  This is the kind of specialized content that the iPad was designed to consume.  If you don't believe us, check out Gameloft's debut trailer for the app and see if that doesn't convince you.

As long as they can get past the hefty $9.99 pricetag, readers will be in for a historically inspired treat.  If nothing else, let's hope that it will act as a reminder to everyone of the tragic cost of war throughout history and the sacrifices made by soldiers, all in the name of their homeland.