Ever read the history of World War II (or watched every last inch of footage of it in black and white, colour and, quite possibly soon, 3D on the History Channel) and thought to yourself “Wow, that wholesale slaughter looks like it was pretty cool? Bet I could have done better though!” Well, firstly, you’re not mentally right and, secondly, thanks to HeroCraft, here’s your chance…
As the name might have betrayed to our sharper readers, a strategy and tactic tester of utterly epic proportions, here’s an app that lets you take charge of the evil Axis powers of Germany, Japan and Italy, pitching the troops of the triumvirate of terror against some pretty sharp AI adversaries through history’s biggest battles in a bid to carve up and conquer Europe, Africa and Asia.
Turn-based play gives you time to tackle the tactics and move your men into exactly the right position, whether army or air support, and shore up your soldiers with reinforcements as you attempt to take each country region by region.
Then, once you’ve done your war-mongering worse as the aggressors, take command of the Allies and hit hard to beat them back again and reclaim count each country and cause the fascists to fall.
With three full campaigns to complete, 18 historical missions, endlessly replayable skirmish games and a Wi-Fi multiplayer mode to let you fight your friends, good graphics and a compelling storyline, in answer to the oft sung question: War, what is it good for? This…
THE BOTTOM LINE
Faithful to the source material and managing to be entertaining without trivialising the worst conflict in the history of mankind as others a prone to do, Strategy & Tactics: WWII does require some in-app purchases, but for a game that going to command a considerable investment of your time, what’s an additional investment of cash?
Current version: 1.0.1
Requires Android 2.3 and up