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  • Summary: The sun has retreated from the earth, a week ago it shone its last, and now chaos has begun. People fear for their existence, and while scientists struggle to explain the phenomenon, the creatures of nightmare began to appear. Fear the Night!In Nightfall, Playdek’s Universal iOS incarnation of Alderac Entertainment Group’s deck-building game, players must master hordes of ghouls, vampires and werewolves as they struggle to gain control of a post-apocalyptic world.Begin with a set of starter Minions then draft cards from your private Archives, play cards into the Chain in order to maximize the effectiveness of your cards and Claim new Minions and Actions to pit against your foes. Attack your opponents every round in an effort to weaken your rivals. Time is limited and only mastering all Phases of the game will leave you standing as the victor at the end.Nightfall for iOS brings AEG's modern horror game to iPhone 3Gs, iPhone 4, or iPhone 4S; iPad, iPad 2, or iPad HD; iPod Touch 2, iPod Touch 3 or iPod Touch 4. HIGHLIGHTS•Supports 1-5 players (human and/or AI)•Asynchronous multiplayer with game timers•Two start-game modes: Quick Play and Draft•Play with open Wound counts or traditional hidden Wounds•Enhanced visual optimization for the iPhone 4 retina displayFEATURES•Supports 1-5 players (human and/or AI)•3 levels of AI•Asynchronous multiplayer online games•Play against others with “pass and play” multiplayer•Player Profiles•Introductory tutorial to teach you how to play•Maintain and save multiple games•Automatic shuffling, cleanup and scoring•Universal AppPlaydek is also the publisher and developer of the award winning Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer and Food Fight iOS. Expand
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Apr 10, 2012
    There's nothing bad I can say about Nightfall. It's Playdek's finest game to date, and people that might've been a bit bored by the solitary nature of Ascension will find a ton to like here. For me, there's an evolving level of strategy to the game, and I know it's going to be front and center on my iPad for quite some time.
  2. Apr 11, 2012
    2011's Nightfall has made its way to the iOS and while it's not the first deck-builder on the scene, its uniquely brutal and aggressive style means you'll need to keep track of every player as they attempt to stab you in the back - fun offline or online with friends and strangers.
  3. Apr 23, 2012
    Nightfall is gripping when played in real time against a good opponent, but the game does not extend much of a helping hand to new players.
  4. May 14, 2012
    So as far as a tabletop game, Nightfall is just weird enough to be worthwhile. But as an iPhone port, Nightfall is a disappointing mess. That I'm no longer playing.