In 2018, battle royale (PUBG Mobile and Fortnite), races (Asphalt 9: Legends), MMORPG (Lineage 2: Revolution), and survival sandboxes (Last Day on Earth: Survival) became the most popular genres of mobile games. In 2019, they will be still in high demand. Among the upcoming games are a serious MMO, a popular franchise shooter, a racing simulator of a famous series, and another battle royal.
At the BlizzCon conference, Diablo Immortal for mobile devices on iOS was announced. The game is a full-fledged action-RPG with hack and slash mechanics.
The game tells about the archangels Tyrael and Malthael, the adventures of Deckard Cain, and other six characters. There are many different locations, characters will have various abilities, and there will be a lot of MMO-elements.
House Flipper is a game, in which players have the opportunity to become a man-repair brigade to restore the dilapidated housing. Players can both restore houses, building their ideal dream home, and give vent to their anger by breaking something or turning it into ruins. Then you can try and sell it all.
Age of Civilizations II
Age of Civilizations II is a sandbox strategy where players find themselves on a world map and then try to conquer this world using military power or diplomatic options. Players have access to many different civilizations, a huge map, as well as the ability to rewrite history as they see it.
Riot: Civil Unrest
Riot: Civil Unrest is a simulator in which you can play the role of a person who suffered from the economic crisis and took to the streets along with others. Players can play as the rioters, pouring Molotov cocktails on the police and warming up the crowd, or they can join the ranks of law enforcement officers trying to quell popular uprisings.
Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm
Oceanhorn 2 is created on the Unreal Engine 4 engine, and it will be possible to play in the third person. The main character now will have partners. The new main character wants to become a Knight of Arcadia, but on the way to his dream, many challenges and adventures await him. A new weapon will help him – a magic pistol. It will be possible to use the objects at hand as well.
Alaskan Truck Simulator
Alaskan Truck Simulator is a game dedicated to trucking in the state of Alaska. The concept of the game is the same as that of Euro Truck Simulator or the Truckers series – to take an order and then transport it to a remote city, trying to deliver the cargo in time without damaging it.
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is an AR-game that will be released for iOS devices this year. In the Harry Potter universe, you will meet with the characters they already know, look for artifacts and magical creatures, and, of course, have battles with other players.
Scythe: Digital Edition
Scythe: Digital Edition is a digital adaptation of the tabletop game, the events of which unfold in the 20th-century alternative universe, invented by the artist Jakub Rozalski. Players will have to take control of one of several countries and lead it to victory.
Battle Breakers is a turn-based adventure role-playing game that will be available for iOS devices this year. Players must collect their own squad of heroes and go to conquer the once lost kingdom in order to free it from the clutches of the invaders. The game supports cross-platform multiplayer between smartphones and the PC version.
Gears POP! is a game version of Gears of War made in the style of figurines from the Funko POP company. This is also the first part of the series, designed not for home systems, but for your iOS device.
Night in the Woods
The authors of the game about the adventures of an anthropomorphic cat named Mae Borowski announced on Twitter about the release of its iOS version. The game is currently available for Windows, PS4, Mac, and Linux.
Mae belongs to a world where nothing human is alien to animals. The story begins from the moment when the protagonist drops out of college and returns to her native provincial town Possum Spring, without having plans for the future. However, soon Mae’s attention is attracted by a mysterious forest near the city.
Door Kickers 2: Task Force North
Killhouse Games is preparing a sequel of a well-accepted tactical SWAT game called Door Kickers.
A lot will change in Door Kickers 2: Task Force North. This time, players will be in the land of the Middle East, where they will have to fight the terrorist network. New classes of soldiers, weapons, tools, and gadgets open up new tactical possibilities. You can also increase the chances of success by accomplishing missions at night.
Kingdom: Two Crowns
The Kingdoms series is known all over the world due to extraordinary gameplay combining an economic and survival simulator. At GDC 2018, Rawfury showed a demo version of the third game named Kingdoms: Two Crowns.
Initially, it was supposed to be an addition for Kingdoms: New Lands, but over time it became an independent game. You will be asked to collect all the resources and skillfully allocate them for the construction of the Kingdom and its protection.
For the first time, the company announced its intention to release KKI at The International 2017. But most recently, Gabe Newell at the presentation of Valve shared information about the upcoming project – Artifact.
Combining the ideas of a MOBA game and a card tabletop game turned out to be an interesting solution. Each duel will occur on three lines at once – upper, middle, and lower. The towers will be key objects, the destruction of which will affect the outcome of the battle. You will have mana and gold, as well as the ability to wear a variety of equipment and get resurrected after death.
Mad World is a multiplayer game, which takes place in the expanses of the wastelands. The player will have to assume the role of the Wanderer, who is trying to escape from the harsh reality in this post-apocalyptic world. On your path, you will encounter hordes of monsters of various colors and other Wanderers.
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Today, smartphones have reached such a level that they are in many cases on par with laptops and desktop computers. Mobile devices have become truly versatile and allow you to perform a wide range of resource-intensive tasks.
2018 was rich for new cool games. Asphalt 9: Legends, PUBG Mobile, Red Dead Redemption 2, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and Alto Odyssey have shown that the gaming industry is not standing still and is confidently moving along the path of improvement. All major game conferences have already taken place. Here is the list of 10 new favorites for 2019.
In 2019, Stardew Valley, a popular farmer life simulator, will get to Android, but Apple’s owners are more fortunate – the game can already be downloaded from the App Store (released October 24, 2018). However, it costs 8 dollars.
In the game, you inherit the old village house of your grandfather, in which you move to continue his work, namely, managing the farm, fishing, killing monsters, building houses, and getting entertained the way you cannot when living in the city. There is a wonderful world of fauna and flora, which changes as there are four seasons in the game.
The creator of the game, Eric Baron, promises that Stardew Valley will appear on Android very soon, but there is still no information about the release date and its price. According to rumors, the Android version can be free but will include in-app purchases.
The Elder Scrolls: Blades
In June last year, Bethesda announced The Elder Scrolls: Blades – a large-scale mobile RPG in the world of Scrolls from a first person. In September, the game was once again shown at the presentation of the new iPhone, where Blades graphics looked amazing – realistic lighting, detailed textures, character and weapon models, vigorous gameplay, and familiar interface elements.
In TES Blades you will be allowed to create your own city, fight in arenas, and visit friends. The game was supposed to be released before the end of the autumn of 2018, but the premiere was postponed to March 31, 2019. The game will be free but with an internal store for real.
The game will include a simplified character, the building of a city, and two regions for research – a castle and forest.
According to marketing materials, The Elder Scrolls: Blades will include an advanced combat system, while the basic mechanics of the game will rotate around doing the action with your fingers at the right time to attack or shield defense. There will also be a couple of special attacks, activated by clicking on the icon when it is filled.
One of the really interesting features for such a game will be the ability to play in the portrait mode.
H1Z1: King of the Kill
Post-apocalyptic royal battle, H1Z1, will also come out on mobile phones. The game is not as popular as its competitors such as PUBG and Fortnite, but it is free and has millions of fans. Therefore, it has high chances of becoming one of the most popular games on Android this year.
H1Z1: King of the Kill came into being when its authors abandoned the idea of making a high-budget and conditionally free survival simulator H1Z1. Based on the existing developments, they made two independent games in the same genre, which they decided to sell separately.
King of the Kill is a rethought Battle Royale mode from the original H1Z1 version. The “Battle of the King” and “The Hunger Games” films served as a source of inspiration for the game.
In the game, the participants on parachutes land on a huge territory. They do not have any equipment, and each one is for himself since only one can become a winner. If you die, the game is over. Knowing this harsh rule, after landing, the fighters immediately flee in different directions and begin to look for weapons to eliminate competitors.
Bad North is a mix of strategy and tactical game, which is already available on most of the platforms, and will be out on Android this year as well.
In the game, you will need to manage detachments of troops on the islands, which are generated randomly, pumping units and trying to bring peace to these lands.
In Bad North, the game environment will adapt to the gameplay. Initially, everything will start nicely and harmlessly, you will see a peaceful island, which, later, will be filled with enemy troops. Next, you will see a lot of defeated soldiers and broken ships. Morality also plays an important role in the game – those soldiers whom you can cheer up will be more active on the battlefield, inflicting significantly more damage. Such an army cannot be stopped, which cannot be said about intimidated soldiers who can retreat at any moment.
The creator of Guns of Icarus, Studio Muse Games, delivered its new project Hamsterdam – an arcade action game. The protagonist of the game is a hamster.
This city needs a new hero who will make a revolution and begin to bring justice. Only a mighty hamster who mastered the martial art of ancient hamsters can cope with this task. He must defeat the gangs of rodents in order to save his own grandfather and other hamsters from imprisonment.
The game is expected to be released in March, but the demo version is already available.
At BlizzCon 2018, Blizzard announced a multi-user Diablo Immortal for smartphones, the story of which will take place between Diablo II: Lords of Destruction and Diablo III. The game is developed by the NetEase Games studio, but Blizzard also takes part in the production.
At the start, there will be six classes in Diablo Immortal – a barbarian, a monk, a magician, a crusader, a demon hunter, and a necromancer – but their number will expand over time. Each class will receive 12 skills, five of which can be screened by on-screen buttons. There will be nine locations and a huge city, in which players will be able to communicate with each other. The release date was not yet announced.
Impossible Bottles is a rhythm game that invites you to become an inventor who wants to discover an endless source of energy.
To get the energy source, you need to power robots by firing electricity streams in sync with the music. When doing this, you have to be very careful because even the slightest mistake can result in a global blackout and destroy all the robots.
According to the official announcement, the game will be released in summer 2019. There is no news on whether the game will be free-to-play or not.
The Butterscotch Shenanigans studio announced that Levelhead, a creative platformer, will be released on Android.
Levelhead is a creative platform game that can be played by up to four people. The features of Levelhead specify responsive and fun platforming. You will take over the control of the delivery robot GR-18, which you will use to go through an infinite number of levels created by players.
You can create your own levels in the workshop as well – for this, there are more than 60 elements, including enemies, dangers, paths, switches, secrets, amplifiers, and even alternative modes. You can subscribe to the users you like and follow their content in a customizable feed.
Project Cars GO
Popular racing simulator Project Cars is going to conquer the mobile market in 2019 as well. Gamevil and Slightly Mad studios are working on Project Cars GO – they promise to release brand new driving experience with hundreds of car models, lots of tracks, detailed graphics, and control settings.
Project Cars GO is a mobile version of the Project Car by Slightly Mad Studios and Gamevil, which debuted on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in 2015.
The creators of Project Cars GO promise a wide choice of licensed cars and opportunities for their improvement and customization. They also assure that the mobile game will be able to give the same emotions and impressions.
Project Cars GO will give users the opportunity to get back in the driver’s seat and feel the adrenaline rush in the racing competition. The automobile racing genre has a large fan base, and all of them will soon be able to press the gas pedal to the floor and smell the burning rubber.
Payday: Crime War
Overkill Software’s Payday, a first-person shooter, will receive a mobile version called PayDay: Crime War.
The mobile game will allow players to fully enjoy the first-person shootout in 4x4 player mode. It will be possible to play both on the side of justice and for the criminals.
After the failure of Overkillʼs The Walking Dead, the credibility of the Swedes from Overkill Software has shaken. To fix the situation, they decided to announce the mobile version of their popular shooter Payday. The authors promise familiar gameplay with the division into robbers and special forces (up to four people will play for each team), improved weapons, cosmetic items, and leveling skills.
Judging by the trailer, you can expect to see the same old Payday only now on your Android device. The release date has not been announced yet, but the closed beta test is already underway.
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It’s not hard to find the best games or the most popular apps such as Facebook, Instagram, or Spotify for your iOS device. But the App Store has so many applications that may not yet have received widespread recognition. Here are the top 10 apps you can find on the App Store. Maybe not all these apps rank at the very top, but they are undoubtedly useful, and you should start using them.
Agenda – An App for Scheduling and Taking Notes
Agenda is a planning tool that is perfect for those who work with capacious tasks that require detailed explanations.
Agenda is fundamentally different from Reminders and other tools for planning workflow. While competitors impose the creation of simple to-do lists, this application focuses on describing each one separately. Using the app, you can capture some important data for yourself.
First, you create a note, the information from which is useful for the task, then you give it a name (if you don’t name it, it will get the name based on the scheduled date), and then set the deadlines. This is convenient when don’t have to do dozens of small, but need to perform several major tasks instead.
iTranslate Converse – A Real-Time Speech Interpreter
iTranslate Converse is an app that can translate live speech into 38 languages. It does it in real time and with human intonation. Speak directly into the microphone of your iOS device and experience communication with foreigners that is a lot more natural.
Unfold – Create Beautiful Stories for Instagram
Unfold is perfect for creating beautiful posts with text. This app offers a wide choice of filters and processing tools, as well as a ready draft of a future publication in which, based on the options suggested, you can develop a unique arrangement of images and texts using layouts. Unfold also works with videos.
The app also allows you to select and film photo processing for Stories, but it is only available in the paid version of the program. However, it is enough to have a basic set of processing tools to create beautiful publications.
Tunity Turns Smartphone into Wireless Headphones for TV
When you watch TV late at night, you may use headphones to avoid disturbing your loved ones. The only drawback of the headphones is the wire. How can you use them if there is a large distance between the TV and the bed? This is when you need to download the Tunity app, which can turn a smartphone into a wireless headset for TV.
To use Tunity, launch the app and point the phone camera at the TV screen. The program will take a picture and send it to the service. After a few seconds, the smartphone will detect the channel and start broadcasting the audio track through the internet.
Skiplagged – Helps You Save When Travelling
Skiplagged is a search engine that helps you find cheap flights by getting off at a layover instead of at the final destination. This way you can save up to 80% on airfare.
Yoga Wake Up – Wake Up in a Good Mood
The authors of the app are confident that the world will be better if people wake up every morning with a healthy and spiritual mood. For this, six trainers recorded 22 audio programs (from 8 to 15 minutes long each) for a quiet morning awakening, which includes meditation, yoga, and stretching. To find the trainer that suits you, download one free program from each trainer and listen to the previews of all the others.
To use the app, wake up, turn on the application, select the program you need, and without getting out of your bed start your day with meditation and yoga.
Cinder Will Help You Clean Your Contacts
Cinder is the analog of Tinder for a notebook. It is a very convenient application for those who have a few hundred people on the contact list, half of whom you no longer remember. The program interface resembles Tinder combined with Gemini (a utility for removing duplicates). Cinder shows cards with the names and numbers of contacts, and the user swipes to the right to save it or left to delete.
Enlight Photofox – The Best Photo Editor for iOS Device
In addition to the full set of photo editing tools, the new Enlight Photofox app now gives you the opportunity to work with layers (as in Photoshop). They combine several photos in one photo, make an original collage, apply various photo overlay effects to each other, and so on. A powerful toolkit takes photo editing on your iPhone/iPad to a completely different, professional level.
In the Enlight Photofox app, you can edit layers separately, delete objects from the background, change the layers’ transparency, alter their shape, perspective, and size. The photo editor allows you to mirror the layers vertically or horizontally, fill them with a single color, a gradient fill, or even textures.
A new feature called The Dark Room gives meticulous control over changes in tone, contrast, and other picture settings to fine-tune image settings.
Some of the functions in the Enlight Photofox app for iPhone/iPad are available for free in the basic version without restrictions. For instance, you can change the size of the canvas, add vignettes, make a blur, and simulate analog light in the photo. More advanced tools such as removing defects and reshaping objects are only available in the paid version.
Calzy 3 – A Convenient Calculator with Its Own Widget
Calzy 3 is a calculator, fully customizable to the needs of the user. It is an advanced calculator with the function of the memory zone. With it, you can save numeric values for future use. It supports the key technologies of iOS such as Drag and Drop, Face ID, etc.
Deliveries – The App That Helps You Track Your Package
Deliveries is an app that tracks your online mailing orders. The application supports FedEx, UPS, DHL, USPS, TNT, City Link, Canada Post and Royal Mail. You can also track orders from Apple and Amazon. On iOS 8 and later versions, the order status is displayed in the Today widget of the Notification Center.
Can you call yourself a real gamer, a fight lover, and you like to build a strategy? If all these points are about you, then you will enjoy this article. There are 6 top Android strategy games that are totally worth your attention!
Battle of Polytopia
The Battle of Polytopia is a thrilling strategy game that is turn-based and involves fighting evil tribes, exploring the new land, taking over the world and acquiring new skills and techniques. The game comes with various maps that are pre-generated and present players with a brand new experience each time they play. With a varied selection of 4 tribes to choose from, the game includes exploring dark and dangerous forests and jungles, fighting off enemies and taking over the empire. It is a free to download game however it does come with in-app purchases if you would like to unlock other features.
Clash Royale is a real-time multiplayer strategy game that includes all of your favorite characters from the popular game “Clash of Clans”. This card and tower-based game consist of troops; special spells and king towers that need to be defeated. Defend your tower with princes, knights, dragons and other fun characters, while you attack your opponent’s towers in order to win games. Conquer the arena and win trophies, additional cards, and crowns, upgrade your cards, challenge your friends and be a part of a community of other players to share your glory, your cards and to create your own battle league.
Titanfall: Assault is a multiplayer, real-time strategy game that is almost similar to Clash Royale. This fast and fluid game includes players who take the role of a commander, battling it out against rival commanders on various battlegrounds. Create the ultimate deck of cards that contain duos of Pilots and Titans and build a powerful army that would go up against all enemy forces. With proper strategy, lead your forces into victory conquer and destroy their territory and take over the Frontier. With a variety of different maps, card upgrades, and real-time gameplay, this game is a must try for those into strategic gaming.
A Planet of Mine
A Planet of Mine is a free strategy game that involves space exploration. The objective of the game is to attempt and complete all challenges by expanding and developing your resources and species, planets and creatures in other words, your empire. This can only be done by destroying and eliminating your enemies and all that stands in your path. The game requires a lot of strategic skills as it starts with a new planet with very few inhabitants. From here on, players must grow and develop their planet by facing all challenges thrown at them, increase their resources, and take over other planets as well. The game provides players access with 4 species and different gaming modes too.
Legends of Callasia
Legends of Callasia is another popular turn-based game that requires a high level of strategic skills. Players are expected to select from a faction of various heroes, build armies and lead them into destroying their forces and taking over their land. In this game, players must create their own cities and create their own powerful army forces to conquer kingdoms and dominate the world. The game includes cards that also assist players with additional benefits to help them win. With over 30 single-player modes and almost 40 hours of thrilling gameplay, this game can also be played on multiplayer maps with up to 8 players at a time. This game is free to download and install on any Android or iOS device but does include in-app purchases for acquiring the full features of the game. This is, however, a one-time fee, but it’s worth it.
Plague Inc is a real-time strategy game that involves a high level of simulation. The objective of the game is to infect, evolve and extinct people by spreading diseases all across the globe. Each player is a deadly disease that must spread and battle against other opponents who are also diseases, spread their plagues and destroy all of humanity. Each player is given an infection and is required to spread across the world by placing tokens in different cities, much like the Boardgame “Risk”. The player must spread their infection by wiping out other players in that country and eventually take over the world. The game is a complete hit and is played by more than 85 million people worldwide and is constantly growing thanks to the new digital version of the game.
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In a world where mobile gaming has become ever so popular, there is a huge decision when it comes to choosing to make in-app purchases or not. While for some gamers, IAP’s are a big NO-NO, there are a number of games that require a few purchases in order to move forward.
Lords Mobile is one such game that offers so much to its players and includes a number in-app purchases that take one from one level to the next. But is it really worth it? Let's find out whether spending money on IAP’s for Lords Mobile is really worth it or not.
Watch What You Do
Most of the strategy games available today come with a number of restrictions that carry pros and cons for its gameplay. Lords Mobile, on the other hand, delivers so much more. It actually lets you watch the battles take place right before your eyes. This is one of the biggest advantages the game holds against its competition and is a major reason for gamers investing in it.
Offering A Lot
Lords Mobile is a mix of a number of games that offers a little from some bestseller games such as Mobile Strike. The game is multi-layered and provides a plenty of various quests for users to participate in. The biggest speed breaker in the game is the wait timers that come with it.
These timers are a major hindrance for players that enjoy the experience on a regular basis, but requires spending hard cash or tokens that help in speeding up the process. It also helps to take part in cooperation events or Guilds that increase the playing time. Even though the battles that take place are not controlled directly, they take place in a 3D environment that makes it exceptionally unique.
Lords Mobile is heavily based around purchases, especially for skipping wait timers. But these investments require gems - and lots of it. Whether upgrading your army, skipping timers, or buying weapons, gems are the only way to do so. All the in-app purchases for the game start at $1.99 and reach $99.99 for 280 and 22,000 gems respectively.
Finding these prices are quite difficult and require a lot of scrolling because the shop is filled with various one-time offers. While game interrupting pop-up offers are seldom, they do bring some intriguing purchasing offers. One such pop-up is a $4.99 offer that provides players with 2,000 gems, which as you can tell, is an exceptional offer.
There are a number of resources that come along with this offer, but need to be bought fast. Another deal comes around every 30 days and features 10,500 gems, a lot of resources, and more than a handful of Speed-Up Tokens.
Like most games online, Lords Mobile starts off rather simplistically. Players get through the initial levels with ease. By getting currency of 200 for playing the game and 400 to join a Guild, users can quickly upgrade and race through the first few stages.
After that, there is a significant decrease in game speed which then incorporates the IAP’s. For getting through levels quicker, players are forced to spend money or just wait it out. There are surprise gifts that are rewarded in the form of Mystery Boxes, but they don't carry the kind of resources that are required for a major upgrade.
The Final Verdict
Given all the pros and cons that come with Lords Mobile, the ultimate question here is whether one should invest in IAP’s or progress the good old fashioned way - by waiting. Many players would choose the latter option, as spending money on games just doesn't make sense, but there are a number of reasons to go the other way as well.
For starters, the purchases are relatively affordable as compared to other such games. Another positive for making in-app purchases is the fact that the game provides valuable bundle offers that give players the opportunity to spend less and get more.
These offers might be rare, but are definitely worth the wait. But one of the biggest reasons for making in-app purchases on Lords Mobile is the fact that you can upgrade your army, buy weapons, and race through the levels quicker.
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There is something about tower defence games that attract millions of players to its repetitive and often, mundane gameplay. Yes, there is a handful that brings more to the table than others, but how much more really? Grow Empire: Rome is one of the newest episodes in tower defence gaming, but does it offer anything different?
Same Concept, Different Look
Whether you're defending yourself from animals, humans, or zombies, the concept of tower defence is basically the same - keep them out. Grow Empire: Rome puts you up against barbarians that attack your tower wave after wave. Your mission is to stop them with the help of your peasant-turned-soldier army.
You can send waves of your own, release arrows, or just throw some massive boulders at the oncoming enemy. The more you kill, the more you earn. This also helps you save some cash while upgrading your army for a more efficient battle. The gameplay goes as follows: cavalry defeats swords, swords defeat spears, and spears defeat cavalry. Weirdly, the regular legionaries are extremely powerful and are a better option for intense battles.
Grow Empire: Rome is anything but expansive. The game is annoyingly small and can be completed within a day or two (if you're taking breaks). There is no empire building, no army expanding gameplay here. Play it while enjoying a large pizza, and you could find yourself completing it before your 3rd slice.
All you have to do is capture towns and upgrade your army to help you fight off stronger enemies. That's it. Keep doing the same thing till you conquer every town in the map and you're done. Sadly, the computer doesn't even try to recapture the defeated towns in order to initiate battles. This makes the game even shorter.
A Wait Game
Once you've upgraded your troops and captured a few towns, the game becomes nothing more than a wait game as your reinforcement button recharges. Also, your beloved archers take time between reloads, and you're left with nothing more than counting down the seconds before you release them again.
So, with everything on the plate, and all that Grow Empire: Rome has to offer, the biggest question is: "is it worth playing?" In honesty, yes. Looking past the repetitive gameplay and insanely limited depth, the game does offer a lot of plus points.
One positive is the fact that it is absolutely free. Yes, most games available today are free, but Grow Empire: Rome is actually fun - once you accept the fact that it might finish before you finish watching an episode of Riverdale. Then there's the relatively impressive graphics, sounds, and spellings.
Unlike most lightweight games, Grow Empire: Rome delivers a clean and accurate interface. But, there are some negatives as well. An unending supply of interrupting ads is just one of them. When a developer makes a game free, you can always expect ads - but this game really takes advantage of that.
Nevertheless, if you are a fan of tower defence games, or have some time to kill on the bus, this is the game for you. All-in-all, Grow Empire: Rome is surely a game worth downloading, playing, completing, and eventually deleting - all in the same day.