When the mysterious “Project Sword” was first announced a few months back, both the public and the gaming press were blown away. Epic Games’ proprietary Unreal Engine has become a staple of HD-gen console gaming, and seeing the engine in action on the iPhone and iPad is undeniably impressive. Now that that game (which we now know as Infinity Blade) has arrived on the App Store, it’s time to see what sort of mobile gaming is actually possible with Epic’s astonishing technology.
Infinity Blade opens with an armoured knight entering the lair of an evil being known as the “God King.” Our hero informs the God King that he has come to deliver some medieval justice, and is promptly impaled on a glowing sword. The game flashes-forward 20 years to the son of the fallen knight as he stands on a cliff overlooking the scene of his father’s murder. As the son, your goal is to fight through the God King’s castle to avenge your father’s death.
Developer: Chair Entertainment Group
Compatibility: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later.
Age Rating: 9+