The popular and highly rated Battle Academy iPad game is on sale this week at 50% off. It’s down from $19.99 to $9.99 until June 23.
This strategic wargame has received rave reviews from gaming sites and users alike. It’s a World War II game covering a range of different battles. Here’s a bit of its App Store intro:
Approachable, absorbing and visually impressive yet detailed, Battle Academy aims to revolutionise the strategy games market with a blend of intuitive design and compelling game play driven by cutting edge technical innovation.
Inspired by an original online game concept devised by the BBC, the game has more than 30 battles in a range of theatres of war from the North African desert through D-Day to the to the snowy Ardennes mountains where the Allies battled to repel the final German offensive.
The team at Slitherine worked with Professor John Buckley, Military Historian at the University of Wolverhampton and a keen wargamer himself, to make sure that the strategy, tactics, scenarios and available firepower of the battles fought in WW2 were turned into realistic AI behaviour, powering expertly crafted battles.
The game’s system allows for iPad, Mac, and Windows PC players to plat against each other. It even lets you play the same game across the iPad and desktop machines.
I have heard all good things about this game, and now at this sale price I’m finally going to give it a try.
Here’s an App Store link for Battle Academy for iPad.
If you try the game out, please let us know what you think of it in the comments.
World War Z is a new iPad game, released today, based around the upcoming zombie hordes movie. This looks like the official app, published by the makers of the film.
Here’s a bit of its App Store description:
Get dropped into the middle of the World War Z chaos!
Featuring 28 visceral levels, intense combat, engaging puzzles, upgradable weapons and armor, and unlimited challenge mode. The World War Z game challenges you: play to survive.
In a race against time, travel the world to rescue your loved ones in the midst of the deadly Zombie pandemic.
• Action-packed story-based game
• Choose between different control schemes to suite your playstyle
• Over a dozen upgradeable weapons
• Listen to radio broadcasts and answering machines and read emails of other survivors
• Replayable challenge mode
• Chilling tense atmosphere
• Multiple forms of combat including hand-to-hand and ranged shooting
• Zombie Hordes
Sounds a lot like those movie trailers with Brad Pitt that I keep seeing on TV. I’m a huge fan of The Walking Dead and will definitely be going to check out the World War Z movie on its opening weekend. This isn’t my kind of game, just because I’m terrible at these sort of fast-paced shooter games, but I imagine it will be a popular App Store title.
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Real Racing 3 for iPad, one of the most popular iPad racing games, has been updated again this week – to Version 1.1.2. The image above tells you almost everything you need to know about this latest update – it offers a brand new track, a new car manufacturer, and new cars.
The new track is the Dubai Autodrome; the new manufacturer is Lexus; and these are the new cars:
Lexus IS-F, Lexus LFA, Dodge Charger RT, Dodge Charger SRT8
There are also over 50 new events added in this update.
The Real Racing series has consistently been one of the best racing experiences on the iPad, and the developers (FireMonkeys and EA) certainly aren’t slacking on pumping out the features for Real Racing 3.
What’s your favorite iPad racing game?
Battle of the Bulge Lite was released on the iPad App Store yesterday. This is the new, free version of the superb Battle of the Bulge strategic wargame for the iPad. This new Lite version of the game offers unlimited play of one of the game’s most interesting scenarios – ‘Race to the Meuse’, with all its features and modes of play.
Here’s a little more on Battle of the Bulge Lite and its notable features, via its App Store page:
Battle of the Bulge is a historical wargame, designed specifically for iPad. It’s a turn-based simulation in the spirit of traditional board wargames. Pieces represent actual military units fighting on the terrain of the famous WWII battle.
• Play three ways: online through Game Center, vs. computer opponents, or Pass & Play
• Unlimited play of “Race to the Meuse,” a short, tense fight in the opening days of the battle
• Match wits with two canny AI generals with distinct personalities
• Play any of the scenarios from Battle of the Bulge via Game Center when invited
• Tutorial, quick start guide, and online strategy forums help players learn to play and to explore the game’s subtleties
• Extensive historical photos, film, and commentary
• Retina support
• Introduction to a series of WWII titles by legendary designers: El Alamein, covering the decisive battle in North Africa, is in development for release in 2013
I’ve been a big fan of strategic wargames for many years, form back in the days of board games covering battles and wars from ancient times through the two World Wars and modern warfare. Battle of the Bulge is easily the best of this genre that I’ve seen come to the iPad. The full game is normally priced at $9.99 and is more than worth every penny of that. It’s on sale until May 26 at 30% off to mark the arrival of the new Lite version.
If you enjoy wargames and own an iPad, Battle of the Bulge Lite is a great introduction to what’s possible with this type of game on the iPad – and with the full game on sale as well for a few days this is an especially good time to try it out.
Here are App Store links for Battle of the Bulge Lite and Battle of the Bulge for iPad.
A new free version of the fantastic Battle of the Bulge iPad game is coming soon. Battle of the Bulge Lite was submitted to Apple for approval on May 16 and could hit the iPad App Store any day now.
Battle of the Bulge Lite will feature the ‘Race to the Meuse’ scenario from the full Battle of the Bulge game, with unlimited play in single player and online multiplayer modes. The Race to the Meuse scenario simulates the first three days of the Axis surprise attack in 1944. It can be played online against friends or random online opponents; or versus the game’s excellent AI.
Some of the other features of the new Lite version of Battle of the Bulge include:
• A quick start guide, to get you playing fast
• An interactive tutorial to teach you the game more in depth
• Extensive history notes and photographs about the battle
• Strategy hints and tips
• Full rules to the game, with all charts and tables, to really know how the game works under the hood
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