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  • Summary: Check out the Highborn gameplay trailer at ******************** “Highborn comfortably sits as one of the best turn-based strategy games we have played on the iPhone.” – “Combines some of the best aspects of the genre's top alumni with a healthy dose of tongue-in-cheek comedy. 5 out of 5!” –

    “The iPhone hosts plenty of turn-based strategy games, but few with the humor and pop of Highborn.” –

    “I would recommend Highborn to strategy game experts and those looking to try one out for the first time too.” –


    Highborn is a casual, turn-based strategy game, perfect for gaming on the go, or for anyone looking for an intelligent, tactical experience without the frenetic play of a traditional real-time strategy game.

    Highborn features two types of strategy games in one. Move your army around an overhead map to capture points of interest and receive spells and combat support; then dive into 3D combat to deploy those advantages against an unsuspecting enemy!

    All the fun and fighting is set against an irreverent take on the classic good-versus-evil tale. Eight wacky heroes banter about, trading dialogue full of miscommunications and outrageous assumptions.

    A LIGHT TOUCH – Enjoy a satisfying strategy experience, no matter if you spend minutes or hours with the game.

    TIME FOR A NEW STRATEGY – A unique blend of strategic movement and 3D combat that caters to a variety of gameplay styles and offers immense replayability.

    MULTIPLAY AT YOUR PACE – Think, then act in round-based play against your Facebook friends, and have multiple games going at once.

    MANY STYLES OF PLAY – Unlock hero characters for access to different abilities and play styles, along with different strategies to use against your opponents.

    Highborn is developed by a team of industry veterans, many of who created the original Command & Conquer products, including Rade Stojsavljevic, Adam Isgreen, Joseph B. Hewitt, IV, and Westwood Studios Co-Founder, Brett W. Sperry.


    Undo button, multiplayer that does not require Facebook, and more!

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  1. Feb 16, 2011
    Highborn is a game that knows how to have fun while remaining insanely addictive and can only get better with future updates.
  2. Feb 16, 2011
    The entire game is meant to be a light and fun addition to the turn based strategy game, easy to pick up, deep game play, a lighthearted and humorous story line, and an overall enjoyable equation that makes it an easy choice for those looking for a new game.
  3. Feb 16, 2011
    Highborn is an amazing turn-based strategy game, rich in humour and with a remarkable tactic depth. Players will be strongly challenged starting from the second mission already, and even the most ridiculous error can nullify the entire strategy. Actually, the game suffers from some major issues, as the Facebook-based multiplayer mode or the lack of an Undo button.
  4. Feb 16, 2011
    Highborn is a really strong game and I highly recommend you give it a shot, even if your not a fan of turn based strategy games, or you're tired of them. This is fresh, new, and seriously…how expensive is it really?
  5. Dec 19, 2011
    A humoristic but a bit clumsy fantasy strategy game.
  6. Feb 16, 2011
    Highborn is a well-intended, though unpolished tactics game that needs to incorporate a number of basic features in order to improve playability.
  7. Feb 16, 2011
    A decent game with much potential. Keep an eye out for updates.

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  1. Mar 21, 2011
    Highborn is a great game that keeps getting better! The reviews by Slide to Play, Pocket Gamer, and IGN are all out of date, as the features they complain about have been patched in. The multi-player is not Facebook dependent. The game is fully integrated with OpenFeint.

    Chapter two has even funnier dialogue than the first chapter!
  2. Mar 21, 2011
    Highborn is a one of my favourite games for iPhone. I've played quite a few hours and enjoyed myself immensely. One of the best strategy games on mobile devices it also has a really funny story. Expand