Managerial games

What We Liked..

Fun arcade-style shooter levels

Good graphics

.. and what we didn't

PvE campaign too short

Shallow levels

Aggressive cash store with popup ads

3.2 out of 5
Editorial vote: 6.3

Genre: managerial, shooter

Setting: present

Graphics: full 3D

PvP: PvE PvP


Left To Survive is a free-to-play third-person shooter that incorporates fresh and unique arcade style shooting mechanics with a secondary game mode that involves base management, set in a zombie-filled post-apocalyptic world.

Players will play through a story-driven PvE campaign that contains many different levels where your marksmanship with various weaponry will be put to the test.
Gathering resources and building up your base are the key progression methods, as you need stronger guns and armour to tackle more difficult missions. Other game contents like PvP battles are offered in addition to customization of your character.

While free to play, the cash shop can be obtrusive but overall it's a fun game that offers a nostalgia trip especially due to the arcade feels.

➔ Main points:

  • Free to play arcade style shooter
  • Base management sim included
  • Good graphics and sound design
  • Action-packed and fast-paced

What We Liked..

Nice mix of different genres

Pleasant graphics and storyline

.. and what we didn't

Base-building aspect too important

Not well optimized on PC

3.2 out of 5
Editorial vote: 6.3

Genre: strategy, war, managerial, action, simulation

Setting: fantasy, city

Graphics: full 3D

PvP: guild or factions PvE PvP all vs all


State of Survival is an immersive, zombie-themed survival strategy game for PC and mobile devices.
The game combines real-time strategy, role-playing, base-building and tower defense elements, providing a rich gameplay experience.

Set in a post-apocalyptic world, players must band together in settlements and defend them against hordes of zombies and other players.

Combat happens in real time in full tower-defense style, combining RPG and strategy elements. While you're not fighting, you'll spend your time upgrading your settlement, training your troops, recruiting your heroes and coordinating with your alliance to rule this harsh, zombie-infested world.

Another notable aspect of the game is the rich storyline, which unfolds through a series of quests and missions. Players can explore different regions, uncover hidden secrets, and interact with various characters as they progress through the game. The narrative adds a sense of purpose and direction to the game, and helps players stay engaged and invested in their settlements and characters.

Overall, State of Survival is a compelling and addictive game that offers a unique and satisfying experience for players who enjoy strategy, RPG, and survival games.
With its pleasant visuals, engaging gameplay, and rich narrative, it's easy to see why the game has become so popular among PC gamers.

➔ Main points:

  • A unique blend of RPG, strategy, tower-defense and survival elements.
  • Convincing post-apocalyptic atmosphere thanks to a rich storyline and pleasant graphics.
  • Focus on teamplay: join or create an alliance to maximize your survival possibilities and rule the world.
  • Available for both PC and mobile devices.

What We Liked..

Fun shooting Lots of different levels Fun graphics Convincing pirate atmosphere

.. and what we didn't

We didn't want another city building game

3.2 out of 5
Editorial vote: 6.3

Genre: strategy, casual, managerial

Setting: fantasy, historical, sea

Graphics: animated artworks

PvP: guild or factions PvE PvP


Stormshot: Skull Isle Odyssey is a casual free-to-play game from FunPlus Entertainment (a company you might already know for other games like State of Survival or King of Avalon).

It is set in a world of pirates, hidden treasures, monsters and beautiful beaches, recreated with convincing graphics and dialogues... don't get us wrong: we're still talking about a casual game for PC and mobile devices, so don't expect the immersive experience of a full-featured MMORPG, but for the intended use of this game (killing some time during the lunch break, for example), the technical and story-telling aspects were quite enjoyable.

Regarding the gameplay, Stormshot is basically two-games-in-one: there will be the physics-based strategic shooting puzzles, and the city-building aspect.

The puzzles are the most enjoyable part: they are made in the style of Angry Birds, the iconic game that kinda invented this genre many years ago. There are hundreds of levels, very different one from another, very coloured, fun and sometimes humorous, granting a unique and fun experience every single time.
The city-building aspect is what we already know so well: gather resources, wait, build stuff, wait, wait more time, upgrade stuff, and so on... While many people do love this kind of dynamics, we felt it wasn't really necessary in a game like this, and we would have preferred to just have the excellent puzzles without being forced to play all the rest.

What We Liked..

Excellent graphics and animation

Deep strategic gameplay

Addictive

.. and what we didn't

Requires fullscreen

Slow load times

Questionable cash shop

3.2 out of 5
Editorial vote: 6.3


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Genre: strategy, war, managerial

Setting: fantasy, historical

Graphics: animated artworks

PvP: guild or factions PvP all vs all


Vikings: War of Clans is a strategy browser game set in the thematic world of Vikings, where as Jarls, players must build their kingdoms, armies and heroes to wage war against each other.

The game offers the traditional, addictive kingdom-building gameplay that we've learnt to appreciate in many games of the same genre, on top of an in-depth progression system and an interesting hero system to provide some much-appreciated variety and additional complexity.

The game also features truly excellent 3D animations that give Vikings: War of Clans terrific scores for graphics and presentation. Our town is alive, and you can see the townsfolk bustling around your buildings, working the forges, mines and farms...
This, paired with the pleasant and thematic soundtrack, really does a great job in letting the player enjoy and "live" the atmosphere of the game.
It comes with some cons though, such as pretty high loading times.

Overall, Vikings: War of Clans is a great browser strategy game that, despite not being able to offer anything new to the veterans of this genre, does provide a top-notch and addictive war game experience to all those looking for an old-school, traditional gameplay.

➔ Main points:

  • A 2017 strategy browser game built under the most classical gameplay standards of the genre.
  • Excellent graphics and convincing atmosphere based on the world of Vikings.
  • Hours of addictive kingdom building and strategic warfare solo or with a clan.
  • Deep progression systems for strategy lovers that offer many different ways to play.
  • Does not require payment to enjoy the full experience, although advantages for paying users are quite visible.

What We Liked..

Simple to play

Colorful interface

.. and what we didn't

Repetitive objectives

lack of imagination

3.0 out of 5
Editorial vote: 6.0

Genre: managerial

Setting: present

Graphics: full 3D

PvP: no fighting


Farmerama, as the name suggests, is a farming game which will take you through the simple, yet fun challenges of the typical farm life.
In the game, the player has to use various tools and techniques to speed up crop production and animal breeding while keeping the quest requirements in check.

Even though the gameplay is a little repetitive and the players find themselves doing similar tasks over and over again, the colorful graphics and easily understandable nature of the game make it a must play for any farming games lover.

➔ Main points:

  • A farming browser game which is as simple as fun.
  • Grow a number of crops and manage them.
  • Utilize your crops in a number of ways and unlock new ones to progress.
  • Animal lovers won't be disappointed: donkeys, gooses, horses, cows.... they're all here!

What We Liked..

PvP centered action

Resource mining and control

Fun and easy to jump into play immediately

.. and what we didn't

Unable to auto select all units on combat field

Basic warfare animation

Annoying and repetitive sound effects

Waiting times for task completion

2.5 out of 5
Editorial vote: 5.0

Genre: simulation, war, managerial

Setting: city, sci-fi

Graphics: animated artworks

PvP: all vs all PvP


War Commander charges you with the role of Commander over a growing platoon of vehicles and military personnel. The game runs in a browser based platform so almost no download is needed and you can play right away. Chrome or Firefox is recommended. War Commander will be instantly likeable for anyone who enjoyed Starcraft. This is a budget version of the similar mechanics and gameplay found in Starcraft, build a base, hire troops and defend it. There is a pleasing aspect of finding resources, gathering them and securing access to defend your supply base. The game delivers well enough to enjoy PvP action in a simple environment with a lot of playability for a long time to come. There's always something to do, units to upgrade, weapons to research and players to attack. If you're looking for a game that offers action, this is one that doesn't need huge memory or graphic intensive computers, which makes it fun and appealing to a lot of people.