Posted February 11, 2009 4:59am


4 of 5 bars
  • PRICE: $2.99
  • SOUND: 5
  • CONTROL: 5
  • FUN: 4
  • VALUE: 4
SUMMARY: A real-time strategy game

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Westward is real-time strategy game for the iphone and ipod touch. This game is sweet. It has a very polished look to it and it is very obvious it's creators put a lot of effort into it. It's based off the pc version of the game so anyone familiar with that will be right at home. You will be assuming the role of various westward bound settlers as you build up a community and watch your economy flourish. The game offers some of the best depth in an iphone game that I've seen, and it really brings a lot to the table in terms of content. There are 4 different locations to explore with over 20 levels total. This game will last you a while. It features an easy-to-learn control set that serves it's purpose well, not distracting too much from gameplay. If you've ever played a real time strategy game before, this game will come very naturally to you. It is definitely slower-paced and is more about completing tasks than it is micro-managing. But the amount of detail and story put into this game from the original, really serves to put it as a high quality game for the iphone. At the time of this review, the price for Westward was set at 2.99. This is an amazing price for a game with as much content as this one has. I can't find any reason, aside from the game style not fitting your interests, to not try this game. Check it out, it will definitely be worth your time.