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Civilizations Wars HD
A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Civilizations Wars HD is a strategy game in which you command an army of Egyptian, Roman, or Chinese warriors and send them into battle against the other two nations. While there's not much violence actually depicted onscreen, war and fighting is the central concept of the game. Also, some levels contain large monsters that must be defeated by your armies. A non-HD version is available for $.99 for iPhone and iPod Touch.
Is it any good?
CIVILIZATIONS WARS HD belongs to an ever-growing genre of app strategy games in which you shift armies from one base to another until you've managed to win all available territories. Some of those games can be incredibly difficult, but the "normal" mode on Civilizations Wars HD has a very manageable challenge level. The addition of godlike powers, which you can use to set natural disasters upon your foes, adds an extra element of strategy (not to mention variety), and the giant boss monsters are a totally new and appealing addition to this type of game. This is a great strategic app game.