Out Now: End Times Edition

By Nick Vigdahl 20 Oct 2017 3

We have just a pair of games for you today, but what the strategy genre lacks in quantity it more than makes up for in quality.

 

Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander (iOS Universal) - Full Review Incoming!

Kickstarter to Steam and now ready for your Apple device, Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander is a space-based game influenced by some of the best titles in video games. If you enjoy XCOM, FTL, and world-conquering games in the vein of Civilization it might be for you. I haven't put nearly enough time in to say if it lives up to those lofty heights, but the game has plenty of potential. You are all that stands between Earth and doom via super-advanced alien technology. You'll have to explore the galaxy looking for threats and take them out both in space and on planets.

There's a healthy dose of crew management and base building and as you play you'll advance your own tech tree in order to better handle the alien threat. Combat features light tactics though nothing quite so strategic as XCOM. It's a fun game and one I could see providing a great many hours of entertainment.

Warhammer Quest 2 (iOS Universal) - Full Review Incoming!

If it ain't broke, don't fix it. It's a well-known mantra and one that Perchang seems to have followed when it comes to Warhammer Quest 2: The End Times. It's a follow up game to Warhammer Quest, one of the best turn-based strategy games to ever grace a mobile device. The End Times maintains the same compelling gameplay. You manage a stable of adventurers of different classes and abilities and take them on a campaign across an expansive empire. There is a main quest line along with side quests that can help you level up and get gear.

Towns have the usual hangouts—a market to buy and sell weapons, armor, and equipment, a tavern to recruit additional adventurers, and training for your intrepid heroes as they grow into legitimate powerhouses. The game's controls are easy and intuitive and combat uses an action-point system that'll be familiar to fans of the genre. Like the original, The End Times has in-app purchases to add special weapons and gold, which can be used to buy pretty much anything else. The graphics are spruced up and have that coveted third dimension. If you enjoyed the original you can pick up Warhammer Quest 2: The End Times with confidence. An Android release is coming, but it won't be for a few weeks.

Seen anything else you liked? Played either of the above? Let us know in the comments!

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