Hitman GO Goes on Sale

Hitman GO Goes on Sale

Dec 21, 2015

Hitman Go, the popular mobile puzzler is on sale… for $0.99 for a limited time.

Hitman GO is a turn-based puzzle game with beautifully rendered diorama-style set pieces. You will strategically navigate fixed spaces on a grid to avoid enemies and take out your target or infiltrate well-guarded locations. You really have to think about each move and all the Hitman tools of the trade you would expect are included; disguises, distractions, sniper rifles and even 47’s iconic Silverballers.

With Hitman GO, you’ll experience:

• Challenging puzzles that put your assassination skills to the test
• Beautiful scale model-style visuals
• Environments with secret passageways and off-limit areas
• Agent 47’s tools of the trade: Distractions, disguises, hiding spots, sniper rifles and even the iconic Silverballers
• Different enemy types with unique and deadly behaviours
• Different ways of completing each level, silently or forcefully

It’s available on Google Play.

[via Slickdeals]

Tomb Raider 1 Review

Tomb Raider 1 Review

Apr 3, 2015

Ah… the memories.

Way before Jolie, A re-defined how the icon was perceived, geeky adventure seekers pretty much had a shared view of action heroine Lara Croft: double pistols, hip holsters, combat boots and attitude for days. Nothing was better than the simulated environments she roamed, with the monochrome blends and polygon-y goodness. Yes… the good old days.

Who woulda thunk that someday, Tomb Raider would be considered a classic?

SQUARE ENIX is doing us all a good deed by bringing back Tomb Raider to the small screen. that’s right: we get Tomb Raider 1 on Android.

First the looks. As noted, it recreates the titular graphics of the original, with vapid walls, dulled cutscenes and defined creatures. In short, fantastic with regards to care taken to make it look like an era game. The artwork is familiar without being bring, and brings the game to life without killing the dazzle.

Probably the biggest change are the controls. I still recall the console controller sequence, but, as to be expected the core set here is virtual in nature, and customizable. The bank does take up some screen space, but no horrifically so, with a joystick, climb, shoot, jump buttons and more.


The gameplay is faithful as well, being a mixture of exploration and action that most fans would expect. This is where the game really shines, as it retains its classic charm, and with regards to playability, it is pretty easy to understand and navigate. Even the cool options carousel is back, with auto-saves. Puzzle-solving is a huge aspect, as getting Lara to make progress entails figuring stuff out. One has to be quick on the draw in parts, because Lara is not immortal; if she incurs enough damage, she can expire and the run ends.

In the end, it is almost too good to pass up. There is a bit of nostalgia high, yes, but the game plays well, and can be enjoyed by a whole new generation of virtual adrenaline junkies.

SQUARE ENIX Brings the Original Tomb Raider to Android

SQUARE ENIX Brings the Original Tomb Raider to Android

Apr 1, 2015

For folks who cut their teeth on PC-based video games, Tomb Raider was a title to have. And now, development house SQUARE ENIX is bringing the game — in all its original style — to Android users via the Google Play Store in the name of Tomb Raider I.

We’re going back to where it all began for one of the most famous video games of all time. That’s right, Tomb Raider I is now available for your Android device in all its ORIGINAL glory.
We’ve not messed about with it, so it’s the full, unedited, unadulterated experience from the classic release at a super-low price. How better to find out if you’ve still got what it takes to beat a legendary game than by taking on the lost city of Atlantis and the pyramids of Egypt? It’s probably not for the faint of heart!
Key Features:-
– Epic Exploration – Uncover the deepest, darkest mysteries of the lost city of Atlantis and unearth secrets to Lara’s past.
– Acrobatic Gunplay – Deftly leap around charging enemies while you unleash a hail of bullets from your trademark dual pistols.
– Combat Lethal Predators – Defeat Atlantean centaurs to the terrifying T-Rex
– Original Gameplay – Relive the full, unedited, unadulterated experience from the classic release
– Full Chapters – Includes two extra chapters that were included in the game’s 1998 release
– Game Controllers – Supports MOGA Ace Power & Logitech PowerShell
Hungry for more classic action? Get Tomb Raider I today and re-live the epic adventure of Lara Croft in the palm of your hands.

If the screenshots are anything to go by, the game indeed does look very much like the original; we’ll be a bit more sure after we review the game formally.

The game is available on Google Play for $0.99.


[Source: Google Play via Android Central]

Deus Ex: The Fall Review

Deus Ex: The Fall Review

Feb 18, 2014

Deus Ex is one of those PC gaming franchises that defined its space. For some enthusiasts, it is to traditional big(ger) screen gaming what Angry Birds is to handheld play. And now, Square Enix brings Deus Ex: The Fall to Android OS.

For folks who like eye candy, this will be a pleasant experience. The graphics bring the action to life, and the scaled down imagery is impressive; it’s easy to get lost in the danger latent in every crouch and the adrenaline in every sleeper dart shot. The little thing, like shadows and rendering of sunlight is positively surreal. The movements, while a bit stilted in places, are fluid enough to induce random player movement.

The gameplay is a function of the cyberpunk backstory. The year is 2017, and earth, as to be expected, is quite different. Apocalyptic diseases are rampant, the rich are further separated from the poor, and a world government is nigh. Beyond ensuring that all major conspiracies are accounted for, the game introduces us to special soldiers that deus1combine humans with cybernetic body parts, thus creating super soldiers which are initially tasked with protecting the interests of the elite.

Our hero is Ben Saxon, and he gets stuff going. We learn the basics of gameplay through him: stealth attacks through brazen dispatches, and the results of such actions. One of the biggest elements is the concept of actions and consequences; a lot of the time, different options exist by way of form of attack or way to go, but each has it’s own type of resultant sequence. The basic premise is to use that, pick the right weapon for the job, avoid and or get rid of enemy combatants, and make it through to where Ben needs to be. Doing specific actions give experience points, which add up to create a valuable. “praxis” when leveling is accomplished. Credits are assigned as well, and can be used to purchase equipment and such.

It’s an exhilarating adventure, and packs in a surprisingly diverse amount of play. The built-in tutorial makes sense, and the control set is fairly logical. Some elements do stretch the imagination (beer to revive health, for example), and the sequences can be a bit dry, but the fillers work well. There is also some salty language, but the game is not too gory.

It’s not the cheapest Android game around, but it packs in enough action and mini games to make it worth it.