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Ant Raid
Tough as zombie snails
By Paul Devlin 29 January 2013
Game Name: Ant Raid | Developer: Prank Ltd | Publisher: HeroCraft | Format: Android, iPhone, iPad | Genre: Strategy | Players: 1 | Version: Europe
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A casual glance in Ant Raid's direction might lead you to suspect that it's a casual real-time strategy game, overrun with cute stylised insects and lush, cheery greenery for backgrounds.

Get about eight levels in, however, and you'll discover a savagely difficult RTS that seems calculated to make you walk a constant knife edge between failure and success.

Getting ants-y

While it seems kind of irrelevant in the thick of the action, there's a reasonable story crammed with deliberately quirky characters - like the Queen ant, who's worried about you damaging her beloved tea set.
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Summary
Stunning to look at and, mostly, intuitive to play, this impressive insect-themed RTS conceals a real sting in its difficulty that often frustrates more than it challenges
RATING
7/10
 
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