iOS And Android Games Of The Week: May 31, 2013
Dungeons and zombies to spare.
This week is all about action for iOS and Android. If you prefer the App Store, a beloved gaming franchise made its long-awaited debut, while on Android, we have a movie-based title that (brace yourself) is quite enjoyable. On that note, find out which games received top honors.
iOS: Warhammer Quest [Download: iOS]
Dungeon crawlers continue to become more advanced across mobile devices, and Warhammer Quest is arguably the best. Based on the hugely popular Warhammer IP, you select a character class and battle orcs, goblins and other terrors while at the same time gathering plenty of loot along the way. There's more than 25 hours of content, easily justifying the game's $4.99 price tag. We have a feeling this one will remain on your "i" device for weeks and perhaps months to come.
We've yet to see Hollywood's World War Z film starring Brad Pitt, but if the video game is any indication, the movie will receive acclaim. Created by Phosphor Games, the studio behind Horn and Dark Meadow, this effort is both first-person shooter and point-and-click adventure with innovative controls to boot. No messing around with dual analog sticks. Instead, you tap to move during the exploration segments, and when zombies appear (and they often do), aim your weapon and watch as the game does the rest, thanks to auto-firing. A Challenge mode provides non-stop mayhem if you just want to shoot things, and the pretty visuals look great stretched across an iPad screen. Perhaps not as value-packed as Warhammer, but $4.99 well spent.
We've heard that some Android users have experienced issues with World War Z, though it appears Phosphor Games patched it.