by Peter Warrior, Appszoom
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.
by Peter , Appszoom
Apr 02, 2013
from 422 reviews