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  • Summary: Crush your enemies and eat their skulls! Skulls of the Shogun is a fast-paced turn-based strategy game, supercharged with fighting-game flare and double-stuffed with a serious sense of humor! Enter the Samurai Afterlife and join forces with undead warriors, magical monks, and mighty mustachioed samurai generals! Collapse
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 2, 2013
    100
    This is not only one of the more charming games in recent memory; it’s one of the most impressive examples of gaming period, regardless of genre.
  3. Dec 3, 2013
    100
    Skulls of the Shogun is a terrific game. It's not reinventing the wheel, but it's a very stylish strategy game with enough content and bite to keep a solo player happy for a long time, and a great spread of multiplayer maps and options to satisfy those with a multiplayer urge
  4. Dec 5, 2013
    90
    Skulls of the Shogun has been so solid on so many other platforms, so why would iOS be any different?
  5. 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.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Dec 26, 2013
    7
    For the price I paid for it, this game wasn't worth it. The game, while very stylish and creative, the core gameplay just don't work real well. The controls are hit or miss at times, the missions are a bit too hard at times, but the biggest problem is the fact that I just am not having that much fun here. I keep playing it hoping for something to change up the monotony. It can be pretty repetitive and there's not much in the way of upgrading units or getting new units. I feel like I got ripped off paying 5 bucks for this game. However, if it had been 2-3 bucks I wouldn't feel as bad as I do. As it stands I just don't particularly like this game right now. Hopefully it can fix some of the overall boring things that are going against it in the future but that most likely won't happen till the sequel. Expand
  2. Feb 5, 2014
    4
    its not as fun as the reviews say. The presentation and concept is nice; a turned based strategy allowing free movement... but for some reason a turn based strategy game needs to have squares. I also didn't like the units in the game that much, compared to the units I have commanded in the following strategy games. Having played fire emblem series, advance wars, front wars, and practically every other turn based strategy game out there which weren't memorable for me to recall, i feel the bar for fun and strategy on the iOS was set by Hero Academy. The part where this was better than Hero Academy was the single player story mode, but even with the catchy story the gameplay was not that fun. I doubt most of the reviewers who gave the game these extremely high ratings played the game through to the end. I forced myself to play this several for several weeks to justify my purchase and find a an unforseen value as described by the critics, but I felt my time was irrevocably wasted. I find it very suspicious that the 5 positive ratings have no associated reviews. Conclusion: Aesthetically pleasing but can new free movement turn-based gameplay can not overcome more entertaining, creative, and clever gameplay found in other turned based strategy games. Expand