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7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 22
  2. Negative: 3 out of 22

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  1. Mar 25, 2015
    10
    Excellent game ,Visually very stunning,Good soundtrack ,Excellent game Plot.Overall an excellent turn based strategy game.
    Developer should also make its sequel
  2. Jun 4, 2015
    10
    Skulls of the Shogun may on the surface look akin to a modern RTS or RPG due to its high level of polish, but in fact it has more in common with ancient classics such as chess than today's mainstream.

    Like in chess, the core game mechanics are simple and deterministic, with no random element beyond one's opponent's reactions. Like in chess, the pieces are clearly differentiated with
    Skulls of the Shogun may on the surface look akin to a modern RTS or RPG due to its high level of polish, but in fact it has more in common with ancient classics such as chess than today's mainstream.

    Like in chess, the core game mechanics are simple and deterministic, with no random element beyond one's opponent's reactions. Like in chess, the pieces are clearly differentiated with little overlap in ability. And like in chess, those pieces die swiftly when exposed -- pointlessly unless you ensure their deaths serve your greater purpose.

    But unlike in chess, one needn't plan everything 5 turns in advance to go far: merely knowing what can kill your units in the next turn or two is enough.Once you learn what you can get away with, the game becomes getting away with as much as possible. To be ruthless but not foolish. Otherwise you're playing on the same skill level as the AI, and this game utterly lacks the virtual carrot modern games use make that kind of gameplay enjoyable.

    That's actually the crux of what makes Skulls either Fun or Not Fun for each player. It lacks any crutch to support the enjoyment of those whom aren't disposed to moments of tactical genius... But likewise, there is no crutch to hinder the enjoyment of those whom are. Which makes it a priceless gem to the latter audience.
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Metascore
93

Universal acclaim - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Dec 17, 2013
    100
    Even without the platform versatility of its other versions Skulls of the Shogun is still among the best strategy games to grace iOS, and one that armchair generals shouldn't pass up.
  2. Dec 5, 2013
    90
    Skulls of the Shogun has been so solid on so many other platforms, so why would iOS be any different?
  3. Dec 4, 2013
    80
    Players looking for the chance to devise a plan and execute it perfectly may bristle at Skulls of the Shogun’s reliance on slow-moving chaos, but open-minded tacticians will find a sense of levity, flexibility, and improvisation not found in most turn-based strategy games.