**Elder Sign: Omens for iPad is sold separately and is only compatible on iPads.**
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The tense excitement of Elder Sign is now available on your mobile device! Elder Sign: Omens places you in control of up to four intrepid investigators, as they fight to keep all-powerful Ancient Ones from invading our world through a museum’s arcane exhibits!
*Build a team of unique investigators*
*Explore an ever-changing museum*
*Face challenging arcane tasks*
*Save the world from absolute destruction*
*Expand the horror with exciting in-app purchases*
Can you stand against the impending arrival of a malevolent Ancient One?
While Elder Sign: Omens brilliantly conveys the spirit of the Elder Sign dice game, a few noteworthy differences were adopted to optimize the mobile play experience:
-A limited number of available Ancient Ones streamlines the game play experience while offering adjustable levels of difficulty. Face Yig in normal mode, Azathoth in difficult mode, or Cthulhu in very hard mode (in-app purchase required to face Cthulhu).
-A number of subtle changes increase the peril of defending humanity. For example, the random negative effects drawn every midnight are more challenging, and the frequency of “no effect” results has been decreased. Monsters have likewise been altered to make them more difficult.
-Finally, there are no Ally cards in Elder Sign: Omens, which further streamlines play while increasing the overall challenge.
Updated to support 64-bit iOS devices!
Optimizations to reduce overall file size.
Ratings and Reviews
This game is wonderful. At first glance, one might think luck is the only requirement to win the game, but actually technic is also important. Basically you need to choose the CORRECT characters for the mission and to use resources efficiently. But certain adventures (one or two) in the game can be too luck dependent and this is a little bit annoying. DLC contains newly designed adventures and they definitely worse the price. But nevertheless this is the game that you won’t play twice after you succeed, so it is reasonable to make it difficult. LOL.
P.S. Hint: This game can be soloed with only one investigator and it’s interesting (and perhaps helpful) to do so, especially when against SOME monster.
Fun, but practically impossible
This game would be a lot more fun if it were more possible to win. The main issue is that the game itself doesn’t scale and it’s too luck-heavy.
The game sometimes (and usually) starts you off against tasks that require far more preparation and items than you start with, making it near impossible to get the ball rolling. Even if you do manage to beat an early task, the game can easily spiral out of control.
As with most games involving dice, this game is a little too dependent on luck. Even if you’re fully stocked and armed to the teeth, you can still scrub out and fail the task, potentially getting killed off right off the bat. There’s very little strategy involved.
However, this app is probably better than buying the actual board game and getting frustrated at how much money you spent on that, so I would recommend the app over the board game if you NEED to play it. All in all, though, save your money and buy something like Ascension instead.
Favorite iOS Boardgame
So many boardgames that make it onto iOS just don't capture my imagination, but this one's different. Maybe it's the fact that it's cooperative rather than competitive. Maybe it's because winning is so rare that you can enjoy a good game even if you lose. Whatever it is, this one's my favorite, and I'm glad they took the time to update it to 64-bit.
- Fantasy Flight Publishing, Inc
- 411.1 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Simulated Gambling
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- © 2012 Fantasy Flight Publishing, Inc.
- In-App Purchases
- The Call of Cthulhu $2.99
- The Trail of Ithaqua $2.99
- The Dark Pharaoh $2.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.