What follows are the top five Hardcore Droid recommendations for the week of 11/10. All of them are guaranteed non-pay to win. The list ranges from Adventure games, to RPGs, and even includes a streamlined version of a strategy classic. Among these titles, we are positive you will find something that catches your eye.
5. Rockman X3
This Mega Man title follows the same format as its predecessors, where players must clear a series of stages in any order and defeat stage bosses, which will net the player a special weapon. Though it has plenty of similarities to the first two games in this series, Rockman X3 also has a few new elements, including Mega Man’s canine sidekick Rush, and a new ability to slide along the ground.
4. War of the Zombie
War of the Zombie is way different from your average zombie game where players run around with a gun and just shoot everything in sight. Instead, it is a strategy/simulation game that combines turn-based and real-time gameplay. During some of the missions, the player can even choose to become undead, or even choose to nuke another country’s government in order to gain the upper hand in WoZ’s version of the apocalypse. War of the Zombie’s nearly endless possibilities are seemingly only terminated when the last surviving human is picked off by the walkers.
3. The Wolf Among Us
The Wolf Among Us is a freemium port of the well-received PC point and click adventure game. The game’s story is based on the Eisner Award-winning Fable comic book series, but the events here are placed before the comic’s first issue, making this game interesting, even to those that have not yet read the comics. The game’s simple controls translate perfectly to mobile and overall the game’s every bit as good as its PC counterpart. Highly recommended.
2. Battleheart Legacy
A fantasy-based role-playing game, Battleheart Legacy brings forth all that one might desire for this type of game, with tons of skills, customization, and unique characters. Battleheart Legacy sports a real-time combat system and a ton of customization options to choose from. The game features 150 skills and 12 different classes to choose from, and over 200 unique pieces of equipment. We found both the title’s customizations and combat to be a blast during our initial playthroughs. If you are looking for more detailed analysis, hang on for our review later this week, although RPG fans may want to just pick this title up right away, as it is definitely worth the price of admission.
1. Civilization Revolution 2
Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution 2, like the first iteration, is a streamlined version of the epic and legendary turn-based strategy series. Unlike the first version, this one’s available on Android. Per usual, players are challenged to create an empire that can survive the tests of time (and maybe even rule the world), similar to those of the original Civ games. In this mobile version, a new civilization has been added; players can now play as Korea. There are also other new additions, including new units, new technology, new buildings, and new wonders. Similar to the original PC Civ games, Revolution 2 allows for scenario challenges, where the player can reenact historic events and battles. While purportedly a little buggy, 2K seems to be hard at work ironing out the bugs. So, you may want to wait a week, but either way, it’s a definite shoe-in for our number 1 pick this week.
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