Strategy games

What We Liked..

Intuitive UI functionality

Healthy playerbase

.. and what we didn't

Difficult for free players

Localization issues

3.5 out of 5
Editorial vote: 7.0

Genre: strategy, war, simulation

Setting: present

Graphics: animated artworks

PvP: all vs all guild or factions PvP


Generals: Art of War is a free to play browser-based strategy game. Set in a modern-day period in which authentic military elementsdoesn't look modern but if that's not your concern, then gameplay will feel very familiar to veterans. New players can ease their way in thanks to a good tutorial, and the community is large enough to support engaging alliances that is a core feature for team-play in larger warfare. The game does have a cash shop and while beneficial, players can opt to play for free and still make progress.

➔ Main points:

  • Free to play modern warfare browser sim
  • Intuitive UI design makes it easy to play
  • Active playerbase to help with group play
  • Heavy reliance on the in-game cash shop

What We Liked..

Excellent gameplay

Immersive 3rd person perspective

Other game modes are great fun

Gold sharing system encourages team play

.. and what we didn't

Slower unlocking for non-paying players

but this is nothing new

3.5 out of 5
Editorial vote: 7.0

Genre: strategy, action, MOBA

Setting: fantasy, historical

Graphics: full 3D

PvP: matches or duels PvP


Smite is a third person MOBA developed by Hi-Rez Studios where you fight as one of the ancient gods of world mythologies, taking out enemy Gods, towers, minions and bases, all while playing in the refreshing new third person perspective.

It wouldn’t be a MOBA without a classic 3 lane map, but Smite has lots of other play options that are actually good fun – something that is sadly missing among MOBAs. Whether it’s the speedy Arena mode, the battle heavy Assault mode or one of the crazier Match of the Day scenarios, there’s plenty to do in this game.

Add to this an unobtrusive cash shop, decent graphics and well developed gameplay and you have a winner. Smite is highly recommended, a free to play title that is as enjoyable and challenging as you want it to be.

What We Liked..

Vampires are super fun to play

Maps are beautifully rendered and detailed

Team Deathmatch stands out

.. and what we didn't

Little development of the Legacy of Cain universe

Vampires and Humans feel unevenly matched

3.5 out of 5
Editorial vote: 7.0


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Genre: strategy, action, shooter

Setting: fantasy, historical

Graphics: full 3D

PvP: guild or factions matches or duels PvP


Nosgoth is a spinoff of the popular Legacy of Cain series. Long time fans will likely be disappointed that Psyonix and Square Enix have chosen to follow the free to play model, creating a game that's very accessible if not very intelligent. There's little reference to the much loved series, other than a couple of scattered names and design motifs. But if you can forget the brilliant Cain games that came before it, there's still fun to be had in Nosgoth.

Play as vampire or vampire hunter, with several classes on each side to choose from. The main draw is Team Deathmatch, which sees teams of four pit against each other, human versus vampire. Here, you'll hurl across Nosgoth's beautifully detailed maps in two rounds, playing one species and then the other. This is a much needed swap, as the vampires - who can fly, climb walls and make joyous, deadly leaps - are both more enjoyable and more powerful to play.

As a free-to-play game, Nosgoth gives a fair amount without requiring you to pay up, and most rewards for sale can also be earned by the patient. Haters of the model can choose instead to pay a one time fee and get all the purchasable content at once. Overall, it's a fun, easy title, though it doesn't live up to the epic Legacy of Cain universe it inherited.

What We Liked..

Authentic Game of Thrones experience

Refreshing gameplay

Great graphics

.. and what we didn't

Obtrusive cash shop

Difficult for solo players

3.5 out of 5
Editorial vote: 7.0


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Genre: strategy, war, managerial, simulation

Setting: fantasy

Graphics: full 3D

PvP: PvE PvP


Game of Thrones: Winter Is Coming is an officially licensed Game of Thrones game that is authentic, fun and a challenge. Kingdom building is what you'll be doing mostly, but there are some interesting gameplay elements like RPG 3D battles that is very welcomed. The graphics are phenomenal and uses likenesses of the TV show characters. While it is very unforgiving to solo players, the game shines in group play with it's stellar Alliance System that promotes team work in order to reach end-game and rule the Iron Throne. Overall, this is a solid free to play game.

➔ Main points:

  • Free to play browser based strategy game
  • Authentic Game of Thrones experience
  • Clever diversity in gameplay
  • Heavy social aspects with good alliance system
  • Very unfriendly to solo players

What We Liked..

Easy to pick up

Fun daily events

Runs well

.. and what we didn't

Paying players have a huge advantage

Uninteresting gameplay

Zero originality

3.5 out of 5
Editorial vote: 7.0

Genre: strategy, managerial, mmorpg

Setting: fantasy

Graphics: animated artworks

PvP: PvE PvP


League of Angels is an acceptable turn-based MMORPG on rails for the casual player. Everything is clearly explained and marked and there is virtually no learning curve. There are plenty of things to do, including the usual daily events, dungeons to explore, world bosses, various PvP modes and mini-games along the lines of Bejeweled and Farmville – but not much original thought has gone on here.

The graphics and music are of reasonable quality, but while the game runs well the gameplay itself leaves much to be desired. The automated play style means that the main game pretty much plays itself, and the combat mechanics determine battle outcomes from gear and character skill sets rather than any strategy on your part.

Furthermore, the game places paying players at a distinct advantage over the free to play crowd, who will soon hit daily limits and won’t get access to the best weapons, armor and mounts. Serious gamers up for a challenge may want to look elsewhere.

What We Liked..

The DC universe

A familiy economic model

Interesting maps

.. and what we didn't

Unoriginal gameplay

Buggy client

3.4 out of 5
Editorial vote: 6.8

Genre: strategy, action, MOBA

Setting: fantasy

Graphics: full 3D

PvP: all vs all guild or factions matches or duels PvP


Released in 2014, Infinite Crisis is a new MOBA based on the DC Universe. The game represents a plot moment in the DC storyline that dealt with parallel universes, allowing developers Turbine a lot of creative reach, and giving the game its title.

Virtually every recognizable superhero makes an appearance here including plenty of variations, some of which are pretty… original. While the game has a couple of flaws, as a new title they will likely be fixed as updates are released. The same probably can’t be said for the rather unpolished graphics, which are weak and bland.

Despite this, Infinite Crisis is a decent game. It’s still early days yet, and improvements are likely to come thick and fast. It may not be set to conquer the MOBA universe, but it certainly qualifies for the competition.

What We Liked..

Captivating story-based campaign

Easy going and relaxed game play

No pressure to spend real world money.

.. and what we didn't

Slow going tutorial

No voice acting for character interactions

Quite repetitive after a while.

3.4 out of 5
Editorial vote: 6.8

Genre: strategy, cards

Setting: fantasy

Graphics: animated artworks

PvP: PvE PvP


The fantasy world of Entrath has been ravaged by war for two millennia between the forces of the Underworld and the surface dwelling alliance, known as the Ardent. After no clear victor emerged, and both forces refused to admit defeat, an ongoing stalemate has ensued for the past two hundred years.

This stalemate has been littered with occasional skirmishes and short periods of fighting, but in comparison to the previous conflicts, life on Entrath has been mostly peaceful... Until now!

It is up to you, as a champion of your chosen faction, to collect and develop a powerful army of trading cards, in order to complete quests and accomplish the longer term goals of your alliance.

➔ Main points:

  • A rich and immersive Fantasy themed trading card game.
  • Choose your own champion, from one of six classes, out of the eight races engaged on Entrath.
  • Engaging and imaginative story-driven campaign with countless side quests and opportunities to explore.
  • Thriving online community with options for PVP battles, tournaments and a trading portal.

What We Liked..

Excellent graphics

Overarching

quest driven storyline

Huge amounts of objects to be discovered and bought

.. and what we didn't

Way too much loading times!

Repetitive missions

3.2 out of 5
Editorial vote: 6.5

Genre: strategy, shooter

Setting: sci-fi

Graphics: full 3D

PvP: all vs all PvE PvP


Andromeda5 is a fully 3D MMO browser game recently released by XS software. The game allows you to travel through the depths of the universe and explore different galaxies. The storyline progresses through main quests which even if not very exciting still make it possible to maintain a good gameplay flow and prevent one from getting overly bored.

In short, the game is a standard free MMO that has dozens of missions (although not very different from each other) which usually involve collecting such and such item or resources.

Graphically, the game is rather pleasant , thanks to the integration of the Unity graphics engine. The ambiance and feel of space in the game is done well, completely in the 3 dimensions. All in a single browser window. Andromeda5 is a good game, but due to some of its defects, it doesn't reach its full potential .

What We Liked..

Tactical team-based fun

Great graphics and sound

Good amount of freelancers

Easy to learn

.. and what we didn't

Must pay to unlock all freelancers

No built-in voice chat

3.2 out of 5
Editorial vote: 6.5

Genre: strategy, war, MOBA

Setting: sci-fi, city

Graphics: full 3D

PvP: PvE PvP


Atlas Reactor by Trion Worlds is a refreshing turn-based tactical team PVP game that pits two teams of four players against each other. The game's unique gameplay is its selling point, proving that MOBA isn't the only option when it comes to competitive group play.

The game boasts well designed and balanced heroes called Freelancers, and their ability to influence games is largely down to the skill of the player, the strategy of the team and how well they communicate as a group, rather than the strength of the Freelancer.

Overall, Atlas Reactor is a very fun game to play and offers hours of strategic fun for both hardcore and casuals. The game is easy to learn but hard to master, and considering that it's free to play, it will keep gamers coming back for a long time to come.

➔ Main points:

  • Refreshing turn-based tactical team PVP that challenges traditional MOBAs
  • 16 Freelancers to choose from that are unique and balanced
  • Requires team strategy and communication over individual skill
  • Great graphics that doesn't require high-spec computers to play
  • Small download size

What We Liked..

Fresh concept for a MOBA

Free to play with no pay to win

Great UI layout

.. and what we didn't

High learning curve with insufficient tutorial

Only 1v1 mode available

3.2 out of 5
Editorial vote: 6.5

Genre: strategy, MOBA

Setting: sci-fi

Graphics: full 3D

PvP: PvP


Beyond The Void is a free to play 1v1 MOBA that infuses RTS mechanics for a solid, fun and addictive gameplay. Matches are all about destroying the enemy's Mothership, while ensuring yours survives to upgrade, build and gather resources on an excellent evolving map that orbits around the sun.

The graphics are very attractive and the game run smoothly, but could use a better new player tutorial as the learning curve is high. The game also uses Ethereum blockchain to manage the in-game economy, allowing players to obtain cash shop cosmetics to be freely sold or traded with other players using the blockchain which creates a non pay to win environment.

➔ Main points:

  • 1v1 free to play MOBA with RTS elements
  • High replay value due to map placements constantly moving
  • No pay to win cash store due to blockchain technology
  • Excellent graphics and aesthetics