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  • Summary: **iPhone 3GS or later device required**The tense excitement of Elder Sign is now available for iPhone/iPod Touch! Elder Sign: Omens places you in control of up to four intrepid investigators, as they fight to keep the all-powerful Azathoth from invading our world through a museum’s arcane exhibits! *Build a team of unique investigators**Explore an ever-changing museum**Face challenging arcane tasks**Save the world from absolute destruction*Can you stand against the impending arrival of Azathoth?While Elder Sign: Omens brilliantly conveys the spirit of the Elder Sign dice game, a few noteworthy differences were adopted to optimize the mobile play experience:Arguably the most powerful Ancient One in Lovecraft’s Mythos, Azathoth’s awesome power is indisputable. This infinitely destructive deity is therefore the focal point of Elder Sign: Omens, and the only available Ancient One.A number of subtle changes increase the peril of defending humanity. For example, the random negative effects drawn every midnight are more challenging, and the frequency of “no effect” results has been decreased. Monsters have likewise been altered to make them more difficult.Finally, there are no Ally cards in Elder Sign: Omens, which further streamlines play while increasing the overall challenge. Expand
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  1. May 20, 2012
    90
    Not only is it a great use of classic horror material with top-notch production, it's a superb portable boardgame that doesn't require the effort and schedule coordination needed to gather a group of friends on the weekend.
  2. Nov 2, 2011
    90
    Rather than simply porting the classics of their catalogue, Fantasy Flight Games has paired a new print release with a great digital version that should have no problem moving boxed copies of their latest game. It's a far lengthier experience than most mobile gamers will be used to in a single session, but after spending an hour in the world of Elder Sign: Omens, you'll begin to wonder how the world could survive without you.
  3. Nov 7, 2011
    90
    A fantastic, atmospheric game with absolutely gorgeous visuals and tremendous replay value. You'd have to be insane to pass this up, although you may end up that way, regardless.
  4. Feb 9, 2012
    85
    This is one of the most atmospheric games I have played on the iPad so far, even though this isn't a RPG with dialogues, quests or plot but a simple turnbased game of dice against the clock that`s based on luck as well as rudimentary tactics.
  5. Nov 17, 2011
    80
    The Lovecraftian mythos is often used and abused as a cheap shortcut for instilling thrills or mystery in to an otherwise bland story or experience; not so with Elder Sign: Omens as it shows off the true terror, danger and madness of messing with the dark unknown in this chilling board game adaption.
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  1. Jul 20, 2014
    10
    One of the jewels of appstore. You have to choose a team of unique talents and fight several monsters until destroy the ultimate menace. Being a board game port, dice combats and special cards are the core game. The music is great and gives ambiance, the graphics excellent for a board game, the game mechanics truly well thought. It even presents a cool briefing story to give some context. It isn't a game for all, for this you need to think hard and have a bit of luck to win. Tho thumbs up! Expand
  2. Dec 19, 2013
    0
    The game doesn't start so the gameplay experience was looking at a black screen, that's not my kind of game at all. Highly not recommended. (Tried to play it on Android OS). Expand