Gameloft has cranked things up a notch with Wild Blood, the prolific mobile game –maker’s first Unreal Engine–powered adventure. Set during medieval times, the game puts a new spin on one of the oldest action heroes of all, Sir Lancelot, who takes on the beasts of hell as he journeys toward Avalon and into a showdown with King Arthur.
Like most mobile games made with Unreal Technology, Wild Blood is a treat for the eyes. Fully realized 3D worlds play host to crimson-coated battles in which players wield both blades and ranged weapons. You can almost feel the viscera through the screen. And while brutal combat against memorable minions and bosses take centre stage, you can also look forward to a more cerebral kind of satisfaction that comes from discovering hidden areas and taking on challenging puzzles.
Once you’ve worked your way through all 10 levels in the solo campaign, you can hop online or connect locally with up to five other players in fast and frenetic Team Deathmatch and Capture the Flag multi-player modes to complete with friends, leader boards and achievements. One word of advice: Make sure your device’s parental controls have been properly set; Wild Blood is a gory good time for grown-ups, but you definitely don’t want your toddler slicing and dicing the legions of Hades.