Games in the present

What We Liked..

Solid FPS gameplay

Very accessible

Numerous match modes

Large player base

.. and what we didn't

No support for larger screen resolutions

Poor graphics

4.0 out of 5
Editorial vote: 8.1


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Genre: action, shooter

Setting: present

Graphics: full 3D

PvP: matches or duels PvE PvP all vs all


CrossFire is the world's most popular free to play tactical FPS shooter, and the game has achieved this thanks to it's solid gameplay mechanics that makes matches quick, fun and easy to play. The game also boasts a huge amount of match modes and weapon customization that offers players plenty of options and keeps them coming back for more.

While the graphics are horrendously outdated, it doesn't hinder the game but enhances it instead. The majority of maps available are small in size which offers non-stop action and players will have no problems finding a match due to CrossFire's large player population.

CrossFire is a fanstastic tactical FPS game that's easily accessible and fun to play regardless of player skill levels and PC specs.

➔ Main points:

  • Solid FPS Gameplay that's been tweaked to perfection
  • Small maps that provides non-stop action
  • Large variety of match modes, weapons and customization
  • Huge player population means no problems finding a match quickly
  • Very accessible due to light and fast client download

What We Liked..

Classic top down simulation overview

Easy to navigate user interface

Turn based strategy adds an extra dimension to the game

.. and what we didn't

Advanced building options take ages to complete

Graphics are very basic

Players may not be familiar with tile-based combat

4.0 out of 5
Editorial vote: 8.0

Genre: strategy, war, managerial

Setting: historical, present, city

Graphics: animated artworks

PvP: guild or factions PvE PvP


This free to play browser-based game allows you to create your very own empire, starting in the early Bronze Age and advancing towards the Industrial Age and beyond (if you can).

Forge of empires is not just a city building simulation; as your city expands you must fend off other players who attack mercilessly in an attempt to plunder your resources. Cunning, strategy and economic balance all come into play to make Forge of Empires a challenging and enjoyable game.

The free to play model works well here and it is completely possible to experience all features of the game without having to purchase "extras" in order to succeed. A real benefit with Forge of Empires is that game play is really easy-going and there are no lengthy downloads required to play, which is even more reason to give it a try!

➔ Main points:

  • Completely free to play browser based strategy game.
  • No download required to play, simply sign in via a webpage and away you go!
  • Resources and experience are plentiful, making the cash shop almost unnecessary.
  • Easy going and non-demanding game play.

What We Liked..

Modern military setting

Great dialogue

Graphically good

.. and what we didn't

The usual mechanics

4.0 out of 5
Editorial vote: 8.0

Genre: strategy, war, managerial

Setting: present, sci-fi

Graphics: animated artworks

PvP: guild or factions PvP


Soldiers Inc is a free-to-play strategic management game set in the near future, in a land where there is an ongoing war for control of resources.
In between the quests that we will be assigned, we will turn our little camp into a base of operations in all respects, with reservoirs, troops, vehicles, and ammunition.

The Plarium title simply brings the formula that has already been proven in many medieval strategic games into a futuristic world, where battles are fought with guns instead of hand-to-hand.
Graphically, the game holds its own, presenting detailed scenarios with dozens of animations that make each scene believable.

Soldiers Inc is a well-done strategy game: fun, but as often happens, it doesn't offer anything new to the genre.
Of course, it offers a new setting; it's up to you to decide if that is enough.

➔ Main points:

  • - Futuristic war\strategy browser game
  • - Join the great war for predominance on oil rigs and other resources
  • - War has never been funnier: Plarium's humoristic approach pervades every aspect of the gameplay, thanks to the fully-voiced dialogues and grotesque quest characters.

What We Liked..

Has all the characteristics of a management title

Interesting eras of development to play through

Many different trains

More complex than most browser games

.. and what we didn't

Don't expect great action or surprises

Graphically good but not fantastic

3.8 out of 5
Editorial vote: 7.5

Genre: managerial

Setting: present, city

Graphics: animated artworks

PvP: no fighting


Rail Nation is a managerial browser game by Travian Games that allows the player to create a railroad empire - growing the business while earning money and prestige.

You’re given control of everything and anything – however small – that may have something to do with the growth of a rail empire. Buying and upgrading locomotives and cars is key to this, but the game also includes the construction of new railroad to expand the reach of your control, the search for new technologies and even the administration of your central station.

To make it even more exciting is the subdivision of the game into historical eras, each characterized by specialized trains and infrastructure.

Rail Nation is a title that is not afraid to expect more from the player than just time – and we’re not talking about money either. Unlike many other titles, progression is dictated by more than the hours you spend playing. Overall, the game requires strategy and analysis before it rewards you with satisfactory results.

➔ Main points:

  • A pacific, strategy browser game which doesn't rely on warfare but on cooperation.
  • Diplomacy will be your key to victory.
  • Different eras with new goods to transport and trains.

What We Liked..

engaging gameplay

detailed structure upgrades

colorful graphics.

.. and what we didn't

Graphics not detailed enough

dialogue text is very small.

3.7 out of 5
Editorial vote: 7.4

Genre: strategy, casual, mmorpg, managerial

Setting: present, city

Graphics: animated artworks

PvP: no fighting PvE PvP


A fun to play game with lively graphics, Big Farm comes in as a good competitor to the run of the mill farming games. Based on the concept of balancing your resources and making your farm blossom, the game offers a number of avenues which you can take up to maximize your profits. Crops can be grown and harvested and animals can be raised while using fertilizers and other boosters.

Big Farm also offers the players to enjoy a few multiplayer game modes in which they can apply their expertise and achieve the objectives before their rivals to win. They can also play together as a team and expand their farms the best they can. Big Farm is very simple to play on one hand, and offers unique building upgrades on the other, making it a really fun game to play.

➔ Main points:

  • A farming game with colorful graphics.
  • Engaging multiplayer element.
  • Fun gameplay.
  • Easily understandable objectives.
  • Graphic details could have been better.

What We Liked..

5 vehicle classes

Next- gen visuals

destructible landscape

continuous updates to game

.. and what we didn't

lack of realism with in game graphics

Only two pvp options

3.4 out of 5
Editorial vote: 6.8


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Genre: war, shooter, simulation

Setting: present, city

Graphics: full 3D

PvP: guild or factions PvE PvP


Satisfy your thirst for destruction with Armored Warfare, a modern day military game developed by Obsidian Entertainment and published by Mail.Ru.
An open beta was launched on October 8, 2015 with optional premium accounts coming soon.

Armored Warfare has been noted for its competitive co-op battles and use of modern day tanks and artillery.
In this free-to-play MMO, you have the opportunity to take on your environment or your fellow players. The chance for ultimate destruction is guaranteed.

➔ Main points:

  • Captivating Story-line
  • Beautiful Next-Gen Visuals
  • Dynamic Destructible Environment
  • Engaging Team-Based Combat
  • Customizable Equipment

What We Liked..

Realistic Ortiental atmosphere

Rather exciting

Battle system that works well with the game

.. and what we didn't

The game's main shortcoming is its technical qualities

3.4 out of 5
Editorial vote: 6.7

Genre: action, mmorpg

Setting: present, city

Graphics: full 3D

PvP: guild or factions PvE PvP


Age of Wulin is a free-to-play MMORPG directly from China off of which all of the game's lore and environment is based. Age of Wulin’s gameplay also has a strong Chinese base, featuring martial art moves and abilities in place of the usual fantasy setting and abilities that are found in MMORPGs.

Once you create your character the game lets you pick one out of eight Schools of martial arts which decide the base attributes to which your character will have access . Luckily every skill is available to each class, leaving the game with a lot of customization.

Periodically Age of Wulin adds new content in the form of competitions which are
essential to your success, building your School based stats and also giving you access to new skills
You have the choice to either improve your hand-to-hand combat skills or instead, other equally important disciplines that have their own advantages compared to hand-to-hand combat.

If you're interested in a world of Oriental legend proportions, Age of Wulin is a game you must try

What We Liked..

Minimal system requirements

Large weapon pool

Plenty of game modes

Community

.. and what we didn't

Dated graphics

Occasional hacking

Weapon balance

3.2 out of 5
Editorial vote: 6.5

Genre: war, shooter

Setting: present

Graphics: full 3D

PvP: guild or factions PvP all vs all


Combat Arms is a first person tactical shooter game that has been around for quite some time, and features a solid core FPS gameplay that is on par with genre favorites Counterstrike and Crossfire. The game stands out by giving players a huge amount of in-game weapons to embrace, and as a result it has created a unique culture of weapon progression unlike any other game has done.

Combat Arms also has highly customizable systems which includes outfitting and up-gradable weapon parts, giving players even more reasons to keep playing regularly to gain experience and ranks. While there are downsides such as dated graphics and occasional hacking, the game still offers plenty of content and fun for FPS aficionados. Overall, Combat Arms is great shooter game that will be around for a long time to come.

➔ Main points:

  • Minimal system requirements means the game is accessible to everyone
  • Huge amount of gameplay modes and weapons
  • Decent player community and community events
  • In-depth weapon customization options

What We Liked..

Excellent graphics

Over 60 maps

Large range of content and enemies

Fast-paced gameplay

.. and what we didn't

Some tricky controls

3.2 out of 5
Editorial vote: 6.5

Genre: shooter

Setting: present, sci-fi

Graphics: full 3D

PvP: guild or factions matches or duels PvE PvP


Hazard Ops is a third person shooter MMO developed by Yingpei Games and released by Infernum. A spiritual successor to the highly popular Mercenary Ops (and actually called Mercenary Ops 2 in some markets), it is a well-made title chock full of content and variety for the shooter fan.

Choose between PvP or PvE to play in teams either against other players or against waves of mercenaries, zombies and pretty much any enemy imaginable – Hazard Ops has them all. Battles themselves are fast paced and thrilling, arenas where every second and move count. The maps are truly impressive and can be combined with the range of different play modes expected from any decent shooter nowadays.

While the weapons and gear you get by playing the game will get you through the beginner stages and PvE, those looking to compete seriously in the PvP ranks will likely have to pay real money.

What We Liked..

Easy To Learn

.. and what we didn't

Can become repetitive

Dated graphics

Unbalanced

3.2 out of 5
Editorial vote: 6.5

Genre: war, managerial

Setting: present, city

Graphics: plain text and images

PvP: guild or factions PvP all vs all


Vast Wars is a text-based browser game based on crime and criminal gangs. The objective of the game is to build your town into a criminal empire and train your crime lord to become a powerful leader through various activities such as gym training and sabotage.

The game features plenty of tasks and missions that are time-based to complete, offering rewards, experience and cash for you to advance your character. The game has a lot of players from different countries, and takes into consideration which country you play from which can lead to balance issues.

While the graphics are dated and the gameplay can feel repetitive, Vast Wars is still a decent crime browser game that is easy to learn and can offer small bursts of fun for those looking for a game to sink time into.

➔ Main points:

  • Text-based crime browser game that is easy to learn and play
  • Offers good fun in short bursts
  • Good use of real images
  • Large player base and big community