WORBITAL

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PC, Mac

★★★★★

WORBITAL is a sat­is­fy­ing blend of sim­ple and skil­ful, en­ter­tain­ing non­sense that de­liv­ers deeply tac­ti­cal chal­lenges.

Far, far away, a hu­manoid race is colonis­ing other plan­ets for re­sources, but a re­bel­lion triggers an in­ter­plan­e­tary civil war.

Gar­gan­tuan weapons can be built on the 2D sphere of your home­world (from rail­guns to lasers and guided mis­siles) and de­fen­sive tricks de­ployed to de­flect in­com­ing ar­tillery, with pro­jec­tiles af­fected by grav­ity and at­tack­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties or ob­sta­cles cre­ated as plan­ets fol­low their or­bital paths.

Bat­tles lurch so fran­ti­cally be­tween of­fence and de­fence that it can be over­whelm­ing, but Worbital’s charm­ing ex­e­cu­tion and punchy pre­sen­ta­tion makes it well worth the ef­fort.

The last word: Ex­plo­sive, ex­ces­sive and en­ter­tain­ing deep space con­flict

Price: £15.99

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