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Carcassonne review: Board game returns to Windows Phone 8
Better no Xbox Live than not at all

Carcassonne review: Board game returns to Windows Phone 8

Paul Acevedo 39

Early this summer, a big batch of Xbox Windows Phone and Windows 8 games disappeared from the Store and into the ether. Some of these games would return without their Xbox features, we reported, while others would stay gone for good. One of those delisted titles was Carcassonne, a strategic board game from German developer Exozet games. This week, it finally returned to Windows Phone....

Ice Age Adventures review - A decent universal Windows game
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Ice Age Adventures review - A decent universal Windows game

Paul Acevedo 27

Back when Xbox games for Windows Phone were more of a thing, Gameloft published a free to play city building game called Ice Age Village. That particular genre is mostly worthless, but many of us suffered through it any way for the Achievements. I do mean suffered, because Ice Age Village is a buggy game and the Windows Phone version was never updated with bug fixes or new content. One...

Hyper Cell is a platformer game that you should play with caution
There are lasers

Hyper Cell is a platformer game that you should play with caution

Mark Guim 76

This doesn't happen often, so it gets us excited when a new game releases on Windows Phone first, and then moves to iPhone and Android. It's usually the other way around. That's the case with Hyper Cell, a minimalist survival platformer. If you're Interested in lasers and electronic music, then you're going to enjoy this game. Hyper Cell comes with a little warning. The about page says...

Royal Revolt 2 review – Nearly the best raiding game on Windows Phone and Windows 8

Royal Revolt 2 review – Nearly the best raiding game on Windows Phone and Windows 8

Paul Acevedo 94

The original Royal Revolt (developed by Flare Games in Germany) was one of the first truly high quality games for Windows 8 and RT (it also appeared on Windows Phone). The game play combined smooth touch-screen combat with mild strategy elements, making for an addictive reverse tower defense game. Other than a steep and unfair difficulty curve and some iffy English translation, the...

Super Tap Ultra – Tap buttons like crazy in this universal Windows Phone and Windows 8 game

Super Tap Ultra – Tap buttons like crazy in this universal Windows Phone and Windows 8 game

Paul Acevedo 37

We often like to look to the forums to discover new games and apps to cover. The stuff that you guys have on your minds enough to share it in the forums is probably interesting for us as well. And being a gaming guy, the most interesting forum thread for me is the " Newly discovered games thread." I use it a lot! One of the games I recently came across within that thread is Super Tap...

Review - Blackjack Assassin, a no-frills universal app for Windows Phone and Windows 8

Review - Blackjack Assassin, a no-frills universal app for Windows Phone and Windows 8

Paul Acevedo 25

We have several blackjack games to choose from on Windows Phone and Windows 8, most being of the free-and-supported-by-ads variety. But hey, ads can be annoying! With that in mind, I recently checked out a paid universal game called Blackjack Assassin from DeadCode Software (the trial is fully featured and ad-supported). With a name like that, you might expect a cool and quirky...