Best new Android, iPhone, and Windows Phone games of November 2014
Joe Dever's Lone Wolf action-RPG is a refreshing new addition to the series and great news for lovers of the adventure genre. Then, you have Vainglory, a new massive online battle arena (MOBA) game with stunning graphics that is quite addictive.
#1: XCOM: Enemy Within
Missing some squad-based alien-killing action? You might want to check out XCOM: Enemy Within, the sequel to 2012's XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Developer Firaxis says the game offers the same core gameplay as its predecessor, but it's loaded with more content to have fun with. New content as in new types of soldiers, abilities, enemies, maps, missions, and a multiplayer mode.
#2: Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath
In the dusty, undeveloped wastelands of Western Mudos, cantankerous townsfolk find their settlements besieged by belligerent outlaws. Along comes Stranger, a drifter turned bounty hunter, with a unique double-barreled critter-firing crossbow.
#3: Joe Dever's Lone Wolf
Lone Wolf is back, as a video game series with a brand-new story, a new combat system, stunning graphics and much more! Make meaningful choices and carve your own path through this epic non-linear story. Test your strength with the dynamic turn-based combat system, prove your skill with the lock-picking minigame and accept the challenge of wits posed by the mysterious Shianti Cube.
#5: The Sailor’s Dream
The Sailor’s Dream is the latest game by Simogo, the studio that keeps on pushing the boundaries of interactivity and design, after its innovative Year Walk and Device 6. More of an interactive story, The Sailor’s Dream does not have all that much of a ‘game’ element as it has a visual narrative, an immersive story-telling that shows all the possibilities of the touch screen medium.
The Sailor’s Dream is an experience - you flow through the world using natural gestures on the touchscreen, and the transitions between various parts of the world is smooth. Just like its earlier games, this one is best played with your headset on. This way you’ll be able to fully focus on the experience, as the narration, the images and the ambient soundtrack all combine to help you find your way in this game.
#6: Candy Crush Soda Saga
King, the developer of the wildly-popular Candy Crush Saga that also tried to trademark "candy" and "saga", just released a sequel to its highly successful game – meet Candy Crush Soda Saga. The title just got soft-launched in Canada, Sweden, Spain, and the Netherlands. In accordance with the "never change a winning team" principle, Kings's new title does not deviate from the philosophy of its predecessor, as it still requires you to match colorful candies across 75 levels.
As its name suggests, Candy Crush Soda Saga is set in a "mouth-watering", "soda-soaked environment". Apparently, the fizzy drink in question affects the gameplay, as it causes candies to float instead of fall down like they did in Candy Crush Saga. This is one of the more obvious changes and frankly said, it's highly likely that only hardcore Candy Crush Saga devotees will be able to spot the remainder of minor differences between King's duo of sweetish games.
#7: Space Expedition: Classic Adventure
#8: Icewind Dale
The isometric RPG Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition is now live on the App Store. The $9.99 game is brought to you by Overhaul Games, which is the team responsible for Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition. It's safe to say these guys can be trusted with presenting the 2000 Black Isle / Interplay PC classic to modern timers. Aside from giving the original game's still-impressive artwork a coat of polish, Overhaul implemented an all-new interface, cross-platform multiplayer, new spells and items, almost 40 new kits and classes, missing old quests, and "countless bug fixes and improvements". What's the game about, though? Well, Icewind Dale is an icy region of the Forgotten Realms - a fantasy world setting inside the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. In the beginning, you create a party, and you venture forth to fight evil powers and frozen monsters.
The creators say they built many new maps, but they also strived for a high quality standard, which is fancy speak for "we cut a lot of stuff!". Still, whatever the expansion lacks in quantity, it will make up for with more exploration of various architectural styles and the addition of landscapes.
#10: Crossy Road
#11: Cosmic Crown
#12: Random Heroes 3
#13: 1-Bit Hero
#14: Ms. Particle Man
#15: Dead Earth: Trigger man Duty & Last Shooter Call
#16: Angry Birds Go!
#17: Shape Up Battle Run
#18: Chimpact 2 Family Tree
#19: 0h h1
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