As promised, Feral Interactive has released ROME: Total War to the App Store. The iOS version is a full port of the original 2004 Creative Assembly PC release with new touchscreen controls. ROME: Total War is considered one of the best strategy games ever released, and it is highly recommended to all strategy game fans. iPad owners can grab it now for only $9.99.
New iPad Games of the Week
Warner Bros. this week released its answer to Marvel's Contest of Champions to the App Store. DC Legends is a strategy role-playing game that pits both DC heroes and villains against the mutual threat Nekron. Players can build a team of their favorite DC characters while fighting Nekron and the Manhunters across iconic DC locations, like Metropolis. DC Legends is now available for free on the Apple App Store.
Square Enix released a teaser trailer for Final Fantasy Legends 2 aka Final Fantasy Dimensions 2. The trailer describes the new game as a rebirth for the series, but that's about it. Little is known about the upcoming title, such as if it will get a US release and how much it will cost.
Sid Meier’s Civilization VI was released for Mac via Steam just in time for Apple's MacBook Pro refresh. The new MacBook Pro won't be available for a few weeks, but you can pre-order it starting today through apple.com. Aspyr also announced this week that it is working on a Mac Store version of the strategy game, in case you don't have a Steam account.
Lots of games have received Halloween updates this week, including Hitman: Sniper, PewDiePie's Tuber Simulator and King Rabbit. Most of these updates are only available for a limited time, so make sure you download or upgrade them today. For more Halloween apps and app updates, visit out sister site's yearly Halloween tag.
If you have been hoping to play the Five Nights at Freddy's spin-off, Sister Location, for Halloween you may have to wait until November. Developer Scott Cawthon has delayed the official version of the game due to its mature content. However, fans who do not want to wait can download an unofficial version of the game in chapters.
After receiving criticism for delaying the game, Cawthon decided to release a mature version of Sister Location to Game Jolt. The mature version of the game does not continue the story of Five Nights, and it is not recommended for fans who enjoy following the official canon of the series.
Noodlecake Studios released the followup to its popular wacky golf game, Flappy Golf. The sequel includes Race mode, 29 courses, simple flap controls and online and local multiplayer options. Flappy Golf 2 is available for free on the App Store.
Really Bad Chess by Zach Gage flips the classic game on its head making it more accessible to new, bad and disinterested players. Gage's game allows you to play different matches with totally random pieces, such as 8 Knights or 4 Bishops. Players can compete in ranked, daily, or weekly challenges vs. an AI. The game is free, but you can pay to unlock the full ad-free version which offers alternate color-palettes and the ability to see captured pieces. Really Bad Chess is available now on the App Store.
The long awaited episodic video game series starring Batman from Telltale is finally here, but shockingly the first user reviews are overwhelmingly negative. Batman - The Telltale Series has received a disappointing 3 stars on the App Store due to glitchy graphics, bad controls and slow loading times. This may be due to the game being recommended for newer devices, such as the iPhone 6 or later, iPad mini 4 and iPad Pro.
If you have a newer device and want to give Batman a spin, the first episode is available for $4.99 on the App Store. You can also purchase the entire series for $14.99.
It was a big week for Apple, not only did the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus officially launch today, but iOS 10 was released earlier in the week. The big change to the App Store came in the form of Stickers, and a Notify me option for the eagerly anticipated release of Super Mario Run. iOS fans can access the Super Mario Run App Store page early to sign up to be notified when the game is released. To sign up for the Super Mario Run notification, just tap the Notify button like you would do to download a game.
We previewed three random games this week, including the sci-fi western Space Marshals 2, the bizarre, anime WW2 title Panzer Waltz and the tower defense game Dungeon Warfare. Here are some more titles that made a splash on the App Store this week.
Pixel Hero Games released another Warhammer title based on the 2001 Games Workshop book, Xenos (Eisenhorn). This is the first book in the ‘Eisenhorn' trilogy. Eisenhorn: XENOS is an adventure game where players drive the story. Touch Arcade gave it a meh review, while the official App Store description boasts high scores from Pocket Gamer and AppleNApps.
Slitherine has released the followup to its turn-based strategy game Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon. Da Orks is set during one of the one of the most iconic conflicts in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. Players are in control of an invading Ork army and must defeat the Imperial forces of the Armageddon Steel Legion and Space Marines in a large campaign. Da Orks divides the Second War for Armageddon into 3 acts and 18 separate scenarios. It includes over 400 units and 200 weapons and more. Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon - Da Orks is available now on the Apple App Store for $14.99.
It was a good week for iPad gaming news as two major strategy games were announced for Apple's tablet. Avadon 3: The Warborn will be avilable on September 14th and Feral Interactive released an announcment trailer for Rome: Total War. Both games are premium titles being ported as full versions to the Apple App Store for the iPad. The Warborn is the third game in Spiderweb Software's Avadon series, and Total War is considered one of the best strategy games ever released. You can hit the links above for more information on both games.