Eisenhorn: Xenos [$9.99], by Pixel Hero Games, has been released on the App Store earlier than scheduled. Eisenhorn: Xenos takes place in the Warhammer universe. However, unlike other titles, it is not a strategy game, but a 3D action – adventure game that is console quality in every meaning of the word. The plot is based on the best-selling Eisenhorn trilogy’s first book, Xenos, written by prominent author Dan Abnett.
The game sets you in the role of Inquisitor Gregor Eisenhorn (voiced by Mark Strong), a member of the ‘Ordo Xenos,’ who’s sole mission is to protect the Imperium of Man, a galactic human empire. The graphics on this game are literally breathtaking because the gameplay is combined with fully-voiced cinematic effects. Combat is based on a rhythmic combo system where timing plays a role in balancing between damage and stamina. Additionally, the game features MFi controller support which complements the console experience even more.
In a way, the game tries to stay true to the book by recommending whom to choose as your companion. Considering the game is action-packed you will need as much support as possible. Alternatively, you can employ stealth to avoid fights but you will be detected by cameras and turrets; so you will have to make smart choices. The overall experience is hardcore premium and is probably going to be one of the best games of its kind on mobile, especially that it was inspired by titles like Uncharted & Tomb Raider.
The story gameplay is expected to last up to 11 hours. Eisenhorn: Xenos features a party system where you can choose which characters accompany you on missions. Each character used aids in enhancing different aspects of Eisenhorn’s skills. You can also engage in real-time combat with your party, including customizable weapons, and accessories. It is believed that the mobile version does have the Arena mode that contains different types of challenges.
Developed with a modified Unreal Engine 3, the developers ensured that the game incorporates cloth physics, post processing special effects, lip syncing, and smooth model outlines. The mobile version’s price is half as much as the PC version which is priced at $19.99 (but currently on sale for $14.59). This is probably one of the best games in the Warhammer franchise to have been released. You can watch the teaser trailer for Eisenhorn: Xenos below.