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"Should only the dead see the end of war?"

Reviewed by / Apr 02, 2013

A game about current events in Syria

When we talk about strategy games, we use to refer to past wars, mainly WW2, fictitious settings, Middle Ages and to a lesser degree, Roman Empire. Some wars have been utterly obliterated by developers, and nearly all these "forgotten" wars have something in common: they were civil wars. Perhaps American Civil War is the best known, but there were Spanish and Korean civil wars, too, only to mention a couple. Anyway, a twist we haven't ever seen before is a game about a current war. In addition, we're aware that strategy games should be balanced when History isn't nor hasn't ever been; and any balanced strategy game would be considered biased by historians, not to mention people currently involved in ongoing events.

Endgame: Syria is a card based game based on an allegedly neutral point of view on what's happening in Syria, where rebel forces try to overthrow militar government. First off, it's an easy game with only two game phases (political and military) and, as you can't do your own deck beforehand, you have to deal and improvise with whatever cards are drawn, thus being quite instinctive and enjoyable since the very first round provided you have followed the two minutes long tutorial and keep in mind that you can tap on any card to read a brief explanation. Here you will find some layout issues as font may be too small for some screens and sometimes text is longer than the box it is in.

Long Story short, not only a brave initiative and a great game to start this brand new 2013, but also a late addition (released on December 15th) to our list on the best 2012 strategy games for Android.

Developer's original description available here
"...not only a brave initiative and a great game to start this brand new 2013, but also a late addition to our list on the best 2012 strategy games for Android." Appszoom.com

*Updated!* This is the latest version of the game! This interactive experience is an exploration of events unfolding in Syria. This is a news-game; a simulation that uses interactivity to explore a real world event. Developed by GameTheNews.net in around two weeks, the game allows users to explore the options open to the Syrian rebels as they push the conflict to its endgame. Each choice the user makes has consequences – the types of military units you may deploy, the political paths you choose to tread. Not only does each choice impact the current situation but your choices may also impact the final outcome. Users can play and replay events to see how different choices on the ground might lead to different outcomes.

Will you choose to accept peace at any cost? What if the war goes badly and the only options left mean more extreme actions; would you agree to follow this path?

This experience has been built from real news and presented in a design that has gone to great lengths to be sensitive to the subject matter it covers. More information about this is available from within the app itself and on the developers website; http://GameTheNews.net

Can you win the war and the peace that follows? Find out in Endgame Syria. A game by GameTheNews.net made in 2 weeks.

Recently changed in this version

Version 2.0.1 adds support for more Android devices - thanks!

Updated! Version 2.0 adds newer events from the ongoing conflict including Scud Missile strikes and the enhanced fears over WMDs.

If you have version 1.0 or 1.1 of the game, please install this version and delete the older version - thanks!

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Comments and ratings for Endgame:Syria
  • (38)

    by Najam Aldin on 17/05/2014


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    by Hugo Spindler on 08/04/2014

    Crashes every time on Samsung Galaxy Fame.

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    by Tejo Baskoro on 31/03/2014

    never made past start menu.. perhaps its an internal memory intensive, or made for higher specs, or tablets (too small text on smart phones)

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    by Zain dwai on 13/02/2014


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    by Ramiz Tanous on 12/02/2014

    A very cool game but can you make it able to change from revolution to government (change sides)

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    by Mohamad Medaware on 31/01/2014

    Excellent game but it must contain more carts.

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    by Robert Smith on 27/01/2014

    and very boring. 1/5

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