Dec, 27 2012

Strategy games don’t come around these parts that often, so when they do we tend to pay them extra close attention. HeroCraft’s latest, Ant Raid, looks to attract eyes with beautiful graphics, intense gameplay and quite the cheap price tag at $.99. Ant Raid takes you deep into an ant colony that has found itself in the wrong end of an insect invasion. While most insects are enough to threaten the state of a colony in their normal form, these insects aren’t your average buggy annoyances.

The insects in Ant Raid have been mutated beyond belief, and it’s up to you to direct the marching ants as they jump into battle to defend their modest little hill. The game features colorful 3D graphics and tries to tell a decent tale through the use of animated cutscenes. The script likely wouldn’t win a Screenwriters’ Guild Award if it were turned into a film, but it’s there regardless.

Four different survival modes will challenge you to fight off waves and waves of insects — think of it as a Gears of War-style horde mode, except a lot less terrifying and more cute than anything. This game enjoyed a ton of great reviews over on iOS, and has an average Metacritic score above 90, so if the trailer above piques your interest then you’ll want to give it a chance.

And, well, if you can’t spare a dollar to give it a go then you might want to see if anyone needs some trash taken out or sidewalks shoveled, because that’s not a huge price to ask at all for what looks to be a great game. Go ahead and take the plunge in the Google Play Store.

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