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  • Summary: HORN is a 3rd person action adventure game - a completely unique experience where anyone can fully explore and enjoy a beautiful and engaging console-style world, all controllable by touch gestures.

    You play as a young blacksmith's apprentice named Horn who wakes up to find your village
    HORN is a 3rd person action adventure game - a completely unique experience where anyone can fully explore and enjoy a beautiful and engaging console-style world, all controllable by touch gestures.

    You play as a young blacksmith's apprentice named Horn who wakes up to find your village and lands over run by large fantastic, and sometimes humorous, monsters. It is revealed these creatures are actually the people and animals from your village transformed by a curse, and you alone have the power to free them. On your incredible adventure you carry the loud-mouthed head of one such fantastic creature with you - a somewhat uncooperative and ill-tempered but grudgingly helpful sidekick. Along with this new companion you must use your sword, crossbow, trusty musical horn, and wits to explore the lands, defeat the enemies, and solve puzzles in your quest to undo the curse that engulfs your homeland.

    Horn features:
    ∗ Accessible controls that anyone can use- walking, jumping, crawling, even grapple hook, are all performed with intuitive gestures
    ∗ Freely navigable console-quality detailed world- go wherever you want; not confined to limited path or rail
    ∗ A rich and unique fantasy world
    ∗ Touch-friendly melee combat and crossbow style weapons
    ∗ 3 unique and beautiful lands to discover
    ∗ Endlessly escalating challenge modes
    ∗ Hidden side content to discover
    ∗ Score written by award winning Austin Wintory and performed with full live orchestral
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Aug 21, 2012
    100
    Horn is by far one of the most substantial games released for mobile devices yet, with a quest spanning several hours that is better suited to setting aside time to focus on your game than a quick session here or there. But for those looking for a mobile game that can live up to its console contemporaries, Horn is a must-have.
  2. Aug 16, 2012
    100
    I don't want to sound too overdramatic, but if I were looking to sum up Horn in two words, it would probably sound something like 'mobile masterpiece.'
  3. Aug 28, 2012
    95
    One of the best games available on iOS, and almost on any other portable device. It vanishes the line between portable devices and portable video game systems. A beautiful and entertaining story and a rich gaming offer, together with its stunning graphics, make Horn worth it of any iDevice.
  4. Oct 24, 2012
    88
    There's so much more game to it. [Dec 2012, p.93]
  5. Sep 14, 2012
    80
    Horn is a complete and technically excellent action-adventure game. It will satisfy those looking for a "console style" title in portable devices.
  6. Aug 20, 2012
    80
    Despite it's flaws, Horn is a glorious success. It sets the bar high for what we should expect from iOS, and it really shows us what kind of adventures we are capable of having on the device.
  7. Aug 28, 2012
    60
    It's not that there is no enjoyment to be found in Horn, but one really has to get their hands dirty with the negative aspects of the game to find it scattered about.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Aug 17, 2012
    10
    What an amazing adventure for a mobile game! It feels like a console game on my iPad. I have never played a game like this before and amWhat an amazing adventure for a mobile game! It feels like a console game on my iPad. I have never played a game like this before and am thoroughly impressed. Expand
  2. Aug 25, 2012
    9
    Been waiting for a game of this quality since UDK showed up on the iPhone. Some UI elements are kind of rough looking, but the fact that itBeen waiting for a game of this quality since UDK showed up on the iPhone. Some UI elements are kind of rough looking, but the fact that it feels like a "real" game makes up for it. Collapse
  3. Aug 19, 2012
    8
    just started, but pretty good pacing of story to draw you in.....Definite Ico and SOTC feel, but that's not a bad thing......I may be one ofjust started, but pretty good pacing of story to draw you in.....Definite Ico and SOTC feel, but that's not a bad thing......I may be one of the few that thinks exploration in this would be better with analog stick to go backwards... Expand
  4. Sep 10, 2012
    2
    Nice game that's soley cribbled by all of tablet's shortcomings. The game has great potential that will shine through when run on a systemNice game that's soley cribbled by all of tablet's shortcomings. The game has great potential that will shine through when run on a system with sufficient specs and application. This game is way to serious for a supersized mobile.. Expand

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