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Gems of War – Match 3 RPG

By 505 Games (US), Inc.

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


Show off your skills in Gems of War as you face off in Match 3 battles to free kingdoms, win rewards, wield powerful weapons, and unleash devastating attacks!

* Destroy Enemies with Magic or Might – match gems to build up special attacks or match skulls to use your brute strength
* Hunt for Treasure – test your matching skills by merging copper all the way up to a safe filled with rewards
* Never Lose Heart (or Energy) – true heroes have endurance so play whenever you want for as long as you want
* Collect Daily Bonuses – login daily to receive a free gift
* Lead or Join – start your own guild or join one and battle with friends to be the top guild in the league for fame and glory
* See What’s New – check out the weekly event to see what bonus assembling the winning team can get you
* Embark on Quests – unlock kingdoms and meet legendary characters who may join your team… if you survive their tasks

Fans Have Spoken – reviews from real players:

“This game is Awesome! Challenging and entertaining. Not just some gem or gummy game. Terrific find!”

“This is like the version of Puzzle Quest I never knew I wanted. Oodles of quests, challenges, guild activities, cool monsters, arena fights, ranked fights, and man I could just play that treasure mini game all day.”

“This is gems and fee to play done right. You don't need to spend money but if you can, you will. It won't make you overpowered, but you will have fun with it. The game play is great and varied. There are tons of different options.”

“Different than other match 3 games, very fun and addicting. Keeps me entertained for hours.”

“This game is FANTASTIC! I was a huge fan of the original game
"Puzzle Quest" and this game is created by the same people. The other "Puzzle Quest" sequels have been disappointments and I haven't enjoyed them. This game however, has the same great game play.”

“It's refreshing to see a game without timers or stamina. I can play this game for hours without needing to wait.”

“This helped cure me of candy crush.”

“Over the years, many games have come and gone on my phone. But this one is always there. Free. No ads. No limited-play "lives" (think Candy Crush). No real downside. Your standard colored-gem matching game with a wonderfully nerdy twist!”

“My wife almost leave me because of this game, and it happened twice. Nuff said.”

What's New in Version 3.2.012

This hotfix contains bug fixes and optimizations related to the most recent update. This includes:
* Improved readability of troop stats in battle
* Lightened puzzle grid background and lessened transparency to make the gems more visible.
* Increased size of troop stats and amounts on collection screen
* Added darkening behind other text throughout the game to improve readability
* Numerous bug fixes including fixed the issue with spells being able to target the wrong troops


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Customer Reviews

So close yet so far.

I’ve played this game for over a year because I felt it was just on the edge of a great game. The 505 team seemed very engaged with the game community and constantly worked to refine and bring new content to the game, and to be fair they have done a great job of reworking a vast majority of the game to be smoother or giving the player more depth to the game. Unfortunately the one thing that causes every player of Gems to want to smash their phone, computer or console is the horrid AI “cheating” during matches. Your team of ultimate creatures will lose to a team of mediocre troops in and endless cascade of gems matches that literally go on till you phone goes into sleep mode...literally. With all the refinements the 505 team have made this is the one area they seem to have overlooked time and again. I have played a number of puzzle quest type games to know you sometimes do get unlucky and lose to a team you shouldn’t no matter how good at strategy you are but the high ratio of loses to wins is frankly disheartening and beyond frustrating. This was my go to game for my free time but it largely stays untouched now. This game does have a vast amount of depth but not enough to overcome the frustration of losing for no reason.

Deep, fantastic puzzle-rpg

On the surface this is a match-3 game, but underneath is a deep RPG/strategy game. You collect and level up troops to build teams, then combat is based on match-3 gameplay. It's surprising how deep it is! Highly recommend!

Update, Sept 2017: Still great, still going strong! They had some VERY annoying issues with the update early in the month but they continue to listen to player feedback and it seems like most everything is fixed with the recent hot fix update.

Update, Oct 2018: Whew, this new UI is rough. They've said they're going to fix it but they're barely hanging on to 5*. Faith it will be fixed, as it always is!

Sadly declining

What used to be a good game is now little more than a grotesque cash grab pay to win game. Graphics and game play are buggy and launched without any testing or regard for game balance. It didn't used to be like this which is a sad turn.
Besides the bugs and steeply declining playability the unique graphics have given way to a poor mishmash mix between sterile clean sci-fi lines (not right for a fantasy game) and just plain hard to read color-on-color text. These classic design blunders are only eclipsed by the ever worsening games mechanics that substitute thoughtful programming for cheap cheating.
It's all a cash grab in this pay-to-win steaming pile of bit manure. Don't waste your time or money.

Gems of War – Match 3 RPG
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.2.012
  • Size: 276 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller:
Rated 9+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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