283 Reviews

Graveyard Keeper

iOSAndroid
6.00
Dick PageJul 11, 2019
Fans of crafting will probably find a lot to like in Graveyard Keeper's incredibly baroque skills tree and endless tasks. It would be a good game for zoning out and listening to podcasts on a long plane trip. Players who are not on board the crafting bandwagon should probably try something like Stardew Valley.

Talisman: Origins

iOSAndroid
6.00
Brittany VincentJul 09, 2019
If you’re intrigued by the Talisman board game universe and want to get on board, Talisman: Origins isn’t the worst way to jump in, but if you’re looking for a more engaging tour through the series, you might want to actually try a game with other people first.

Void Tyrant

iOS
6.00
Jarrett GreenJul 08, 2019
Void Tyrant repurposes common mechanics in a unique way, but struggles to find the right balance between reward and the grind.

Tharsis

iOS
10.0
Matt SkidmoreJul 03, 2019
Exciting yet exasperating, frustrating yet compelling. Tharsis may be a game of contradictions but it is also extremely well designed and entertaining.

Lunar Rescue Mission

iOS
4.00
Dick PageJun 26, 2019
There's additional challenges to be had if you're a big fan of the genre: hidden rescues and achievements for completing a level with no restarts. I found the base game challenging enough, but a Lunar Lander master will appreciate it. If you really want a lunar lander game, Lunar Rescue Mission has you covered, but it doesn't add enough to the genre to make it interesting for players more broadly.

Astrologaster

iOS
10.0
Joe RobinsonJun 25, 2019
Though outside our usual remit, this game is so unusual and of rare quality that it has proved itself a rising star. Astrologaster is a pitch-perfect musical comedy of (medical) errors.

Feud

AndroidiOS
8.00
Matt SkidmoreJun 11, 2019
A compact and claustrophobic chess-style game that is well worth checking out, mate.

Mystic Vale

AndroidiOS
6.00
Michael CofferJun 10, 2019
In Mystic Vale, the act of redeeming blighted lands becomes a competitive, if brief, affair. It satisfies that gaming itch without adding any groundbreaking or noteworthy developments.

Shards of Infinity

iOSAndroid
10.0
Dick PageMay 22, 2019
The game has basic matchmaking for online play that works perfectly. You can set a match to have a 30 min (per side) time limit that makes it basically real time, or go up to days or weeks if you prefer a correspondence game. There's no ranking system, but I found lots of people to play with, who were usually quite a bit more challenging than the Hard AI. The online play is cross-platform too, which should help with keeping the number of online players high, and you can add friends to keep track of your regular partners.

Fort Sumter: Secession Crisis

AndroidiOS
8.00
Matt SkidmoreMay 20, 2019
A fascinating setting and clever card play make Fort Sumter a worthy and far less intimidating alternative to Twilight Struggle.

Shattered Plane

iOSAndroid
6.00
Jarrett GreenMay 13, 2019
Shattered Plane doesn’t do anything wrong, necessarily. It’s art is passable and sometimes really cool. It’s story is forgettable but not terribly offensive. The combat gets in its own way by doing too much, yet at the same time, not enough. There’s some enjoyment to be had with this simple strategy game, but it’s inconsistent and won’t last very long.

Nomads of the Fallen Star

iOSAndroid
6.00
Matt SkidmoreMay 09, 2019
Although you cannot fault Nomad’s scope and ambition, its execution leaves a lot to be desired.

Dimension of Dreams

iOS
8.00
Michael CofferMay 08, 2019
Honestly, aside from the wonky difficulty in early stages, the wacky random events & level-ups and rather generic 3D models (which make the game a battery-chugger), the game is a treasure, and one that’s only bound to improve with further balance tweaks and content. Needs a few bugfixes, too. It’s neither wholly derivative nor original but remains a roguelike to watch and try if you’ve the slightest interest, and for this price it’s a steal.

Mini Gal4Xy

iOSAndroid
4.00
Dick PageMay 07, 2019
There's good ideas here. The basic systems are solid enough to handle alien races with dramatically different starting points, and a score-attack mini space 4X game is a great concept for mobile. This one's just not quite ready to launch.

Solar Settlers

AndroidiOS
8.00
Michael CofferApr 23, 2019
Solar Settlers is an extremely well-built machine, a solitaire optimization puzzle par excellence, and an excellent digital board game.

Powernode

iOSAndroid
8.00
Brittany VincentApr 01, 2019
A challenging puzzler that will push your organizational and management skills to the limit as it thrusts new nodes and numbers upon you.

Holy Potatoes! A Spy Story?!

iOS
8.00
Matt SkidmoreMar 28, 2019
A really entertaining management sim, but even big fans of the series will be hoping for a few new ideas next time.

Tides of Time: The Board Game

AndroidiOS
6.00
Matt SkidmoreMar 20, 2019
Plays quick and looks smart, but all too quickly the undemanding gameplay soon begins to wash over you.

Pirates Outlaws

iOSAndroid
4.00
Jarrett GreenMar 19, 2019
But I can only recommend Pirates Outlaws if you really want to pour a lot of time into it. It’s wickedly unbalanced both in combat and economically, and only the strong willed can survive to see it plunder. The learning curve is relatively low, but moments of true progress seem to only come so few and far between. Caving in and spending more money on the game just to speed up that process is just salty icing on a sour cake.

Assembly Card Game

iOSAndroid
6.00
Matt ThrowerMar 18, 2019
Assembly offers an effective and engaging puzzle challenge despite its bare-bones presentation.

Heroes of Flatlandia

iOS
8.00
Dick PageMar 14, 2019
A good, miniaturized Heroes of Might & Magic that’s still evolving to realise its potential.

Card Crusade

iOS
8.00
Michael CofferMar 11, 2019
Good and solid bouts of roguelike card-battles, but the final result is short of inspiring. Likeable and worthwhile.

Shieldwall Chronicles

iOS
8.00
Dick PageMar 07, 2019
If you're already a fan of Wave Light's Demon's Rise series, Shieldwall Chronicles is more of the same but with a somewhat less interesting setting and slightly more complex gameplay. New players who are after some RPG tactics with lots of math will also love this game.

Immortal Rogue

iOS
8.00
Jarrett GreenMar 06, 2019
On a platform where the roguelike is a dime-a-dozen, Immortal Rogue takes big steps to insure it stands out among the rest. Not without its stumbles, though.

The Castles Of Burgundy

iOS
10.0
Matt SkidmoreMar 05, 2019
This year has been brilliant for board game releases, it feels like there have been as many excellent releases in the past two months as in the entirety of last year and The Castles of Burgundy is yet another essential purchase for board game fans.

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