By Affogato LLC
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Strategery is a fast-paced game of world domination, designed and built from top to bottom for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Play against the computer or your friends in an epic battle of strategy and risk. It's an App Store oldie but a goodie (check out the reviews).
Macworld's 2009 App Gems Award winner for Best Strategy Game
"There is no game I play on my iPhone more than Strategery"
- Lex Friedman
"Strategery offers depth that can—and will—claim hours of your time."
"My latest iPhone gaming habit is Strategery"
- Slate Magazine
"Lots of fun and the gameplay has a great feel."
- Daring Fireball
• Challenging game of offensive and defensive strategy
• Play for a couple minutes or a couple hours (it's pretty addictive)
• Four difficulty settings, ranging from "Easy" (for the strategically impaired) to "Brutal" (risk being humiliated)
• Online battles with push notifications and random matchmaking!
• Pass-and-play multiplayer (up to 5 players)
• Automatically saves your game to resume later
• Randomly generated maps (four sizes) make every game a unique challenge
• TONS of gameplay options to tailor the game to your preferences
What's New in Version 3.7.0
• Strategery now requires iOS 7 or newer
• Added support for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+ screen sizes
• Added emoji support for multiplayer chat
• Fixed iOS 7 and 8 menu display issues
• Bug fixes
The ONLY Game I Keep Replaying Month After Month
UPDATE June 2016: I'm -still!- playing this game many times a week. Still rating it at 5 stars. I'm an AI player rather than multiplayer user, and find the random number generator just perfect to keep things a tiny bit unpredictable. As it should.
UPDATE March 2014: I bought this game on my original iPhone. Yes, the "v1" iPhone! I am STILL playing this as my go-to, quick and always dependable game. Everything I said below in the original review still holds. Plus YEARS of playing it speaks to just how right they got it. Can't say it better than that.
I've had this since the original incarnation; I can't give the exact date, but it feels like more than a year, and I just keep coming back to it again and again. Yes, I've gotten to know the AI well, but it's still not an automatic win for me. But this is one of the few games that you can play in bursts - most games require your complete attention until you get to the end of the game, or a level, or something that takes a while. This game can be played for as little as a single turn. Things are always a little different, the luck of the roll changes things mightily, and each game plays just a little bit differently.
I've got 20 or more other games, and most are played for a while, and then they just sit. Strategery is the ONLY one I keep coming back to month after month, and I expect, still, year after year. WONDERFUL.
Finally, the bottom of the barrel...
I'm not sure what insanity makes people play dice games, aside from the compulsion to lose. Now this game may be wonderful as a multiplayer game. You could even play all of the countries yourself in single player mode, but you will still be doing nothing but watch the computer go through its dice algorithm, which is about as close to real dice as fleas are to a piano. And this is simply a stupid game. Or, if you prefer, lame. My apologies to all of the app's creators who probably spent hours coming up with glowing reviews.
PS: tried playing three humans against two CPU. Attacked an underarmed CPU with three full armies. Lost all three, zip, zip, zip. Next turn this same country (still underarmed) went through my full armies like a knife through cheese. In this day and age this is inexcusable unless the programmers never went to school.
YES! An Update! (Updated Update Review)
Update: the game is practically unplayable now. Most of my long standing opponents have just given up. This is a great game, but so incredibly buggy. The developers have up on it long ago, so it's a shame they still see fit to sell a broken product... Here's to hope...
This gem of a game from an Indie shop of developments has been, hands down, the most used ( non-email, non-browser) app on my iOS devices, going back to the iPhone 3. I was afraid the developers had given up on updates, so it was like finding a big ole Easter egg to fire up the App Store and see an update. By far the best multiplayer strategy game out there.
(And for the record, not stranding your armies is part of the strategy, not a game shortcoming. Ditto for making the most of not going first).
- Category: Games
- Updated: Aug 19, 2015
- Version: 3.7.0
- Size: 14.0 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Affogato LLC
- © 2015 Affogato LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.