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

  • REGISTER
ABOUT US
Shop Contact Us Submit Videos Who Are We? Hall Of Fame Advertising With PG Games Archive
BEST GAMES
Best games on iPhone Best games on iPad Best games on Apple Watch Best games on Android
FREE STUFF
Best free games on iPhone Best free games on iPad Best free games on Apple Watch Best free games on Android Competitions
GAME SALES
iPhone game sales iPad game sales Apple Watch game sales Android game sales
UPDATED GAMES
Latest iPhone game updates Latest iPad game updates Latest Apple Watch game updates Latest Android game updates
NEW RELEASES
New iPhone games New iPad games New Apple Watch games New Android games
MORE PG SITES
PG.biz PG FRANCE PG GERMANY PG Game Guides PG GameHubs PG Connects
MORE SM SITES
AppSpy 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

Star Wars: Force Arena review - A MOBA from a galaxy far, far away


For: iPhone   Also on: iPad

Clash of Sith

Product: Star Wars: Force Arena | Publisher: Netmarble | Format: iPhone | Players: 1 | Version: Europe | App version: 1.3.19
 
Star Wars: Force Arena sits somewhere between the simplicity of Clash Royale and the more in-depth mobile MOBAs like Vainglory.

And unlike a lot of Star Wars games, it's not shy about letting you get your hands on the big names. You'll have Luke Skywalker from the get-go, with Leia, Han Solo, and some other famous names not far behind.

It all squishes together to make what's probably the best Star Wars mobile game in recent memory. And an experience that you're going to end up losing a lot of time to.

Use the Force

The core of the game is a pretty standard MOBA. You're in control of one hero and a bunch of units, so is your opponent. You need to defend your towers while simultaneously smashing those of your foe.

But you deploy units with a Clash Royale-style card system. Each unit has a points cost. And you've got a regenerating bar of energy that you can spend on them.



You'll unlock new cards as you play, and you can add these to your deck. You can use double cards to upgrade your units, just like in Clash Royale.

The battles last three minutes, and there's a sudden-death scrap when you're tied when the minutes have ticked down.

And it all leads to some excellent, frantic battling. You're levelling up your characters, unlocking new card packs, and working your way through the ranks to fight tougher and tougher opponents.



Your heroes have special moves that are on a recharge, and using them can turn the tide of a tough scrap. But you're going to have to put the time in if you want to be competitive.

It's pretty likely that you will. The progression is weighted in your favour in such a way that you'll be gaining more and more as you play.

Star chores


Things do get a little bit grindy, and the slow rate of your card pack unlocks mean you'll often find yourself rolling down the leagues before you get a chance to upgrade.

But this is still a great MOBA, really well designed for mobile play. And it's full to the brim with iconic Star Wars characters. What's not to like about that?
 
Star Wars: Force Arena review - A MOBA from a galaxy far, far away
Reviewer photo
Harry Slater | 12 January 2017
A solid MOBA brought to life by some excellent use of the Star Wars license
 
Have Your Say
POPULAR REVIEWS
RECENT COMMENTS LATEST NEWS
LATEST VIDEOS
VIDEO REVIEWS