The world is sometimes a very strange place. Not long ago,Â I remarked in my review of Hunters: Episode One (TMA Review) that the App Store was suspiciously devoid of Tactical Strategy Games. And in the space of a few weeks Iâ€™m writing another review of such a game:Â Tactical Soldier – Undead Rising. Born out of a strange marriage of classic top-down party RPGs and Strategy Games, this unique genre for the true masters of tactical planning has long been a favourite of PC gamers around the world. Being excellently suited for iDevice portable gaming, Iâ€™m glad that it is gaining traction on the platform.
For the longest time, Iâ€™ve waited for a good squad-based tactical game on the iDevice. Weâ€™ve seen an assortment of tactical strategy titles but all are centered more on strategy than true squad-based tactical gameplay. Until now that is. Out of the blue, Rode Games has released a freemium spin on the genre – Hunters: Episode One â€“ probably the first game that truly takes all of us X-Com and Jagged Alliance fans for a spin.