• arrow
    LOG IN 
    • Log in using an option below.
         
      Forgot password?
      Login with Facebook
      Sign in with Twitter

  • REGISTER
ABOUT US
Contact Us Who Are We? Hall Of Fame Advertising With PG Games Archive
BEST GAMES
Best games on iPhone Best games on iPad Best games on Android
FREE STUFF
Best free games on iPhone Best free games on iPad Best free games on Android Competitions
GAME SALES
iPhone game sales iPad game sales Android game sales
UPDATED GAMES
Latest iPhone game updates Latest iPad game updates Latest Android game updates
NEW RELEASES
New iPhone games New iPad games New Android games
MORE PG SITES
PG.biz PG FRANCE PG Game Guides PG GameHubs PG Connects 2014
MORE SM SITES
AppSpy Free App Alliance 148 Apps Android Rundown iPhone Quality Index iPad Quality Index Android Quality Index Swipe Magazine Best App Ever Awards
PARTNERS
Metacritic
GameRankings
Pocket Gamer on NewsNow
GamesTracker
dx.net
UK Mobile Pages Directory
Skinflint Price Comparison
iPhone  header logo

Fieldrunners 2

For: iPhone   Also on: Android, PS Vita

I'm in your base, killing your dudes

Product: Fieldrunners 2 | Developer: Subatomic Studios | Publisher: Subatomic Studios | Format: iPhone | Genre: Strategy, Tower defence | Players: 1 | Version: Europe | App version: 1.0
 
Fieldrunners 2 iPhone, thumbnail 1
The first Fieldrunners turned tower defence on its head: instead of marching along pre-built paths, invading marauders would make a direct beeline to your base.

This meant you could build your own paths by carefully placing down lines of turrets, ferrying baddies into snaking corridors and trenches. You were effectively making the queues from Alton Towers, only lined with machine guns.

The sequel keeps that idea alive. As you work through the story you're often presented with an empty field to paint as you please. You can spend money that you earn from gunning down enemies on more cannons, flamethrowers, and sticky glue guns to craft your corridors of doom.

Have a field day

This entails a certain level of creativity - especially when levels come with pre-built structures like bridges and trenches. Working out the best way to make your enemy's journey as long and painful as possible is almost like a tricky puzzle, and no two solutions will be the same.

That's especially true in the bonus puzzle levels, where you're tasked with using a small number of turrets to guide enemies into lasers and mines.

But for every blank battlefield, Fieldrunners 2 features more orthodox stages where paths, choke points, and loops are already provided. This is far more typical tower defence and Fieldrunners does it well, even when there are hundreds of competitors on the App Store.

Level playing field

One bugbear is the length of each battle. When you've got to withstand 80 waves of bad guys it can take a good half an hour to play, which isn't very suitable for bus rides and ad breaks. Depending on the difficulty, some of that time is just waiting for enough money to accrue so you can enact your grand plan.

The difficulty seems a little unbalanced, too. For starters, Casual feels too easy and Tough feels too tough. Once you hit the Arabian market world, though, even casual will give you lots of trouble. You can make life easier, thankfully, by using virtual currency to buy handy bonus items.

When Fieldrunners hit the App Store it was the only tower defence game that mattered. In the years since there are now more games about defending your turf than apps with "Angry" in the title. But Fieldrunners 2 holds its own, giving you loads of content and delivering it with style and polish.

 
Fieldrunners 2
Reviewer photo
Mark Brown | 19 July 2012
Fieldrunners 2 is another top-notch tower defence game. A wonky difficulty and overlong battles dampen the fun, but this is well presented and full of content
 
Have Your Say
Post a comment - Please log in to leave a comment
Pocket Gamer Biz     PG Login
Login with Facebook Sign in with Twitter
Joined:
Dec 2012
Post count:
1
Bobby Joe | 17:38 - 30 December 2012
They fixed the wonky difficulty with the first update. Just wanted to point that out.
 
POPULAR REVIEWS
LATEST COMMENTS
LATEST NEWS
LATEST VIDEOS VIDEO REVIEWS