- TOUCHARCADE REVIEW (****):
"It's pretty rare to see an iOS strategy game that not only has a captivating story, sound gameplay mechanics, and challenging difficulty, but also manages to accomplish all this while not being a tower defense derivative. Companions manages to achieve all this and more, and leads to a great experience for those iPad owners looking to try out a real strategy game."
- GAMERS TEMPLE (96%):
Companions drags together the best of bigger console titles (story, character, length) and the best of the handheld world (touch-screen controls, single iPad multiplayer) into one cohesive, extremely fun game. No joke: If you don't like the game after level 1 or 2, you probably just hate fun games. Download this one soon.
- iPHONE LIFE:
"Companions makes good use of the iPad to give complete command over any melee situation, has a detailed storyline, and plenty of challenges to keep oneself immersed for hours!"
- PLAY the huge campaign with 10+ hours playtime
- PLAY again with different party combinations
- ENDLESS replay value (random drops, random enemies)
- PLAY with 3 different classes for each race:
- Minotaur: Berserker, Gladiator, Bull
- Elf: Assassin, Ranger, Archer
- Dwarf: Miner, Draftsman, Engineer
- Human: Light, Matter, Void
- IMMERSE yourself into the deep story line
- ENJOY the 40+ skills
- BUILD bombard, crossbow and scythe towers
- LAY spike traps, stone traps and decoy bombs
- GATHER 100+ items
- GAIN 30+ unique items
- FIGHT brutal boss mobs
- SURVIVE gigantic battles
- USE the tactical pause (20 or 60 seconds)
- LISTEN to philosophical pest zombies
- DEFEAT the really BIG DRAGON RAARTAARK
- LOOK upon the great artwork
- CHOOSE from 3 difficulty settings
- CONNECT to GameCenter
- GET 41 achievements
- SCORE on the 4 single maps with leaderboards
- AUTO and MANUAL save
- YOU ARE IN CONTROL!
Lead the four Companions to their destiny. Battles of epic magnitude await you on your way down towards the catacombs of Mentzel and the lava chambers of the volcano Eaneum.
Hordes of evil and strange creatures with nothing but hatred and death in their minds will do everything in their power to stop the Companions!
Altland may well be thrown into another devastating war. You are the only one able to guide the Companions safely through the storm that threatens to engulf the world!
The dangers are potent and manyfold. MAY UROORG BE WITH YOU!
- SAVE ALTLAND!
Altland is in danger. The dark god Detexx is on the rise again, ready to plunge Altland into eternal darkness.
People are vanishing and rumour has it, that strange creatures roam the land. Unbeknown to each other our four heroes begin their quests in the catacombs of Mentzel.
You have to unriddle the evil plans of the dark god and do everything in your power to stop the "Hordes of Nether"!
We updated the game to make it work again on iOS11. And we made the game free. It doesn't even have ads. :-)
Enjoy our firstborn, the game that started smuttlewerk!
Ratings and Reviews
Needs Work On Controls
The basic premise of this game is frankly delightful - a squad of dudes of the basic archetypes going out and bashing some skulls. There's quite a lot of detail present here in the little workings of the game, and it's mechanically impressive with each squad member being quite unique in how they work and support the others.
Where it gets frustrating is in trying to control all your guys. They have different mechanics - e.g., the "engineer" type will build traps and emplacements. There is a "tank" type as well, designed to taunt enemies onto it, a healer/dps type, and so on. So where's the frustration? Simply in that each archetype must be individually controlled, so you spend a lot of time frantically flailing about at your iPad's screen trying to get each dude to do what you want.
Repositioning them at the same time is maddening, as they need to face certain directions. The game has a sort of dynamic pause, but this is a very short timer. The game would work pretty perfectly if there was either a way to issue sensible group commands (tank, protect the engineer, etc.) or if the dynamic pause had a much longer timer.
It's a shame - the potential is huge in this, I really want to like it more, but find myself not wanting to fire it up for fear of putting a finger through the glass screen of my 'pad.
Complicated to learn the controls and not always user friendly but completely absorbing if you like D&D style multi character games
Good once you get the hang of the controls
- Smuttlewerk Interactive
- 82.8 MB
Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPad.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco or Drug Use or References
- Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Frequent/Intense Horror/Fear Themes
- © 2018 smuttlewerk interactive
- In-App Purchases
- 5 Ur-Steel $1.69
- 12 Ur-Steel $3.49
- 35 Ur-Steel $8.99
Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.