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games to play in 2020

At some point marbles got boring, and my knees now hurt when it rains for some reason. Don’t get silly, these are the games you want in your pocket. We picked them, we play them, we give you a reason to leave your life for them. My knees are feeling better, but my carpal tunnel is killing me…

GWENT: The Witcher Card Game

When everything is pieced together, Gwent is a masterful addition to the whole Witcher franchise…

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Toss a coin to your Witcher, oh valley of plenty, oh valley of plenty. That song has been stuck in my head ever since the Witcher Season 1 on Netflix has aired. Now, I have the honor to review one of the lesser-known Witcher games and see if it is as good as everyone claims it to be.

Gwent: The Witcher Card Game was developed and published by a Polish video game company, CD Projekt Red. It is a spinoff from the Witcher video game franchise. Gwent was first introduced as a mini-game in The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt. It has received massive praise from the gaming audience, which is one of the reasons developers decided to create the spinoff. Gwent: The Witcher Card Game was initially released on October 23rd, 2018 for PC. Shortly after, on December 4th, 2018, the game was released on PS4 and Xbox One. Following its popularity, the game was released for iOS nearly a year later on October 29th, 2019. Lastly, the Android user got it on March 24th, 2020.

SEVEN DEADLY SINS GRAND CROSS

You will easily immerse yourself in the game, and stay glued to your phone until your battery runs out…

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When it comes to heroes, many of the iconic characters from Seven Deadly Sins anime are present in the game. You can collect them in a standard gacha manner, so in that regard, the game doesn’t differentiate much from other games of a similar genre. As for the heroes themselves, there are many different ways to improve them. You can increase their levels, equip them with various gear, awaken them, change their costumes, and etc. Each of these options will influence the overall power rating of the heroes. Another thing worth mentioning is that TSDS GC has a rock-paper-scissors attribute system. This means that certain hero types are strong against one while being weak against another. This is nothing new if you are a veteran of this genre since most of the gacha games utilize a similar system.

Other than the campaign, the game also features player versus player Arena for all those that are interested in being competitive. Also, there is a Death Match, a two-player real-time cooperative game mode. In this mode, two players have to cooperate and defeat the menacing demons and defend the kingdom before the time expires. Overall, the game is relatively new, and it might not have as much content as many other old-school gachas, but since it was recently released, and given its enormous success, the developers will more than likely add some additional game modes in some of the future updates.

Asphalt 9: Legends

Asphalt 9: Legends is undoubtedly the best racing game on the mobile gaming market currently…

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Except for the smell of gas and burning rubber, the Asphalt racing game series has it all, and Asphalt 9 Legends is the latest release, which turns two soon. Virtually all the titles enjoy critical and commercial fame and they’ve conquered multiple platforms, coming to mobile as well since Asphalt 4: Elite Racing. Now, we take a look at the game today, after updates, some minor changes to the gameplay, new cars, and many things that still make A9:L trending. Also, we will compose a guide list, based on the community’s most commonly asked questions and answers with the highest rating, as well as our own.

A game’s atmosphere is created with appropriate sensory experience and A9L hits the spot more than any other title in the series. The engine noise, burning tire, the blurred vision due to speed, collisions, the weather… It all adds up in one blended mix of sensory overload that gives perhaps the most extreme race driving experience out of any title in this or similar genres. While racing, the player feels like he’s just at the thin border between controlling the car and losing all control, or between life and death, as most situations definitely will take us there, like trains that zoom by, or other obstacles. However, the feature that influences the experience of playing the game the most is undoubtedly the control schemes, and that’s where we enter gameplay aspects.

rise of kingdoms

This game is a successful hybrid of real-time strategies and the city builder genre… It RoKs.

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As you probably know by now, we at the Blue Moon Game are suckers for a great storyline. Yet, as a game with open, non-linear structure, RoK doesn’t have a particular campaign or story that would underline the entire game and seamlessly unify all its features. And in this case, that’s not a bad thing – after all, you’ll be free to write your own story – nay saga, nay…legend! – through your mighty gubernatorial deeds and not be restrained by limitations imposed by a screenplay. What it offers instead is great and extremely functional gameplay with a plethora of diverse features that make it rather unique on mobile platforms. However, let’s make one thing clear from the very start: although it’s occasionally advertised that way, the game doesn’t offer anything particularly revolutionary. The entire concept with different civilizations, technologies, historic periods, leaders, heroes, and commanders, as well as a medley of different gaming genres such as RTS and City-building is actually a skillful pastiche of various time-honored ideas we’ve seen countless times throughout the gaming history.

CELL TO SINGULARITY

We are expecting more to come from Computer Lunch, but thus far everything is okay…

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Have you ever watched a documentary movie about the creation of Earth and life? Well, this game will make you feel like you are making the documentary. It will make you feel like you are in charge of the evolution process, as we take over right when the Planet Earth is cooling off enough for the first threads of life to emerge, some 4.5 billion years ago. The visual presentation makes CtS feel like an interactive animated educational tutorial through the periods described.

And, we say “interactive” because the player plays the game and “pushes” the evolution forward through the familiar paths through which it has gotten to where we are now. So, the game follows the official scientific explanations and theories. The overall atmosphere of this game is greatly improved by the classical music number that runs in the background, which naturally reminds of 2001: A Space Odyssey movie, by Stanley Kubrik.

MARVEL Future Fight

The game offers an enormous amount of content and endless re-playability… Awesome!

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There’s no better way to kick off this review than with that famous Cap’s line from the movies. And, this game sure does compliment the movies a lot, but comic books as well. Faithful to the source material, MFF is one of the best games that has managed to fuse virtually all of the characters from the movies and comic books, both heroes and villains. However, it brought an entirely new epic storyline and gameplay elements that have withstood the test of time. We now revisit this game that will turn 5 years since its release this April and we have also come up with a guide and tips list from everything we’ve gathered about Marvel Future Fight.

Developed by Netmarble Games, this is a game affiliated directly with Marvel Entertainment, which had certain benefits to the game’s features. One of those features involves an entirely new and immersive story arc that includes all fan-favorite characters. It is also done under Disney’s patronage, so the game truly looks good. It is available for both single and multiplayer. It came out in 2015 and it still looks like the latest game on the market.

marvel contest of champions

It is one of the most popular adaptations of comic book-themed material to video games.

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Like a similar game’s Marvel Contest of Champions is compared to, like Mortal Kombat X and Injustice: Gods Among Us, this game also uses 3D fighting arenas and models, but with a 2D plane for movements and actions the characters perform. The models, character costumes, abilities, and movements are very close to the source material.

The game was one of the most advanced mobile games in 2015, especially in terms of graphics and several gameplay elements. But, although it came out over 5 years ago, this game can even give some never phones a run for their money. We’ve tested the game on a Smartphone with 3GB of RAM and a modest GPU, and there were some frame rate spike drops out of combat. Thankfully, in combat everything was smooth. The game is constantly getting updated, so it is in tune with the latest operating systems and flagship phones. However, since it’s been around for half a decade, this game can be played on Android 4.4 or later and iOS 9.0 or later. A previous version in 2019 has been causing iOS devices to overheat, but this was resolved with an update.

Perfect World Mobile

A perfect way to bring back an old school cult favorite MMO game. You will have one hell of a time…

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This mobile game is actually a mobile version of the Perfect World PC game, made by Beijing Perfect World. It was ported by Perfect World Games, their own house branch, and published as well by their media branch. The original PC game was released back in 2005 in China only and it spread from there over the past decade and a half. It was particularly praised by its heavy featured Chinese mythology content.

All these mentioned features are brought into this new mobile version of the game. It comes with incredible 3D graphics and appearance with a familiar game setting. It was released on September 9 and it already has some impressive scores. On Google Play, PWM scored 4.2 from over 14K votes. On the iTunes App Store, it has an even higher 4.5-star rating and is #120 in Role-Playing so far. Other notable works by this developer include Torchlight I & II, Neverwinter Online, and similar titles.

LAST DAY ON EARTH: SURVIVAL

You will definitely feel like you’re trapped in the zombie-infested post-apocalyptic world…

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The end is nigh! Apocalypse has come, and the doom is knocking on our door! Well, these are the words one would expect to hear in case of a zombie apocalypse. Luckily for us, that day hasn’t arrived (yet), but the Last Day on Earth Survival is here for all that are interested in experiencing it.

Last Day on Earth Survival is a mix of several genres. In its essence, it is a survival game featuring elements of action, role-playing, strategy, and base building all mashed up together in a sandbox setting. Once you start the game, you will be taken to the character creation screen, where you can customize your character. When you’re done with that, you’ll get thrown into the harsh, post-apocalyptic world with nothing but your underwear. From the get-go, you’ll need to look around and scavenge whatever you can to defend yourself from the undead.

Black Desert Mobile

PA managed to create a memorable MMORPG that players can enjoy in years to come…

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Since game was praised universally for its graphics, it’s only fair to cover this aspect of the game first. From the get-go, as soon as you get into the character creation screen, you will notice that all the stories and praises about the game’s graphics were true. The amount of detail that was placed into character models is simply astounding. Without exaggerating, this is probably the best looking mobile game of today, and its graphics are on par with modern console/pc titles.

Also, all of the spells and abilities have flashy animations tied to them, and these look simply phenomenal. Each of the spell animations is unique and has a distinct look and feel. Other than that, the environment is very well done and will bring a nice feeling of immersion to the game as a whole.

Fallout Shelter

This is a remarkable game to casually play, a perfect for fans of the Fallout franchise…

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Do you like Fallout games? Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be an Overseer of a Vault? Well, you can do just that in Fallout Shelter. It is a spinoff title of Fallout series that lets you take the role of the Overseer of one of the numerous Vaults scattered across the Wasteland. It’s up to you to ensure that your Vault and its denizens survive all the hardships that come their way.

Fallout Shelter is quite an addictive game, to be honest. You’ll constantly be watching over your dwellers and monitor their progress and interactions. Also, incidents and attacks on the Vault will place a sense of urgency, which will additionally increase the overall atmosphere. As for the soundtrack, it is highly reminiscent of the other Fallout titles. The general Fallout vibe is everpresent in this title, which is another reason why it’s so popular. All in all, you will constantly want to check what your dwellers are doing and monitor the Vault’s progression, which means that the developers hit a bullseye when it comes to the atmosphere.

Star Trek™ Fleet Command

It has a similar feel to the original franchise, with battleships models almost identical to the TV saga…

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STFC stayed true to the legendary franchise, on which it is based upon, in this regard. The space station and ship models are very similar, if not identical, to what we have seen in the TV show. The bad news is that the combat itself was done in a very minimalistic way, and is presented by two ships circling and firing at each other. I intentionally said two, because it is not possible to have more than two ships in one battle at the same time – it’s always one vs one.

On the plus side, this representation of combat is much better than what we had at the game release. Back then, there weren’t any battle animations, instead, the ships would enter combat once they get close to each other and the result would be displayed in the battle log.

Star Wars™: Galaxy of Heroes

The storyline is interesting and deeply rooted in the lore of the Rick and Morty TV show…

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A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… Well, four and a half years was quite a long time (at least in gaming years) considering the initial release date of the game. This turn-based role-playing game is one of the most popular Star Wars mobile games ever. Its dynamic combat system, hero progression, and tons of available content will easily keep the players hooked to their mobile devices.

In its core gameplay, it is a turn-based, tactical role-playing game. It also heavily features hero collecting elements present in many other similar games, so in a sense, it can be classified as a Gacha. While playing, you will be able to collect shards for many iconic Star Wars characters. Once you collect enough shards for any specific character, you can use them to unlock that one. There are various methods for obtaining shards for each specific character, and some are more difficult than others. Also, after unlocking any of them, you can still collect shards in order to increase the star rank for that specific character. This will increase the combat stats and make that char more powerful in general.

Rick and Morty: Pocket Mortys

The storyline is interesting and deeply rooted in the lore of the Rick and Morty TV show…

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Ah…Rick and Morty – undoubtedly the best and most original animated TV show in the entire multiverse. Period. A TV show which right from the gecko throws you into the dysfunctional relationship between hard-drinking mad genius grandfather and his disappointingly mediocre grandson, as they explore the vastness of multiverse, basically looking for the most awkward and painful situations to get Morty killed. Or at least seriously damaged.

Rick and Morty: Pocket Morty is an Android and iOS mobile game that closely follows in the footsteps of its celebrated animated predecessor. A piece of entertainment software where cute, bizarre, disturbing, offensive, vile, humorous, strange, hilarious, imaginative and bunch of other conflicting qualities inhabit a single game, breaking all known laws of physics (not to mention every possible standard of political correctness), just like it was the case with the original TV show.

South Park: Phone Destroyer™

The storyline is interesting and deeply rooted in the lore of the Rick and Morty TV show…

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The tame came out in 2017 and it is a game unlike any other, for it will generally make you a part of the cartoon. As in, the characters from the cartoon will talk to you and you will become a part of their team, as they battle in “cowboys against Indians” and similar scenarios. This game makes smart use out of the entire mobile gaming setup and it adapts South Park characters, the setting, story, and the gameplay very cleverly to make a completely cool and immersive atmosphere.

The game follows the same art style and visuals from the animated sitcom. This includes the models, which are officially licensed, and various other animations. The costumes are detailed with great care and everything mentioned increases the immersive atmosphere and makes us feel like we are participating in the cartoon story. The user interface, out of combat portion, and combat are all filled with various functions and options but are quite comprehensive. Cut scenes are entirely done like the cartoon itself.