Epic Citadel iPad App
Epic Citadel iPad App
Reviewed on 09/01/2010 by

Our Rating: 100 /100 (★★★★★ )

Epic Citadel iPad App

Here at FreeiPadApps.net we generally review apps that serve some sort of practicality, be it weather watching, book readers or puzzles. Every now and then, however, I would come across something that is neither of these, but still strikes me as something worthwhile. If you ever run into anyone unfamiliar with the iPad and you have one app to show them the possibilities it holds, this would fall into that very short list.

While I have a passion for many things, a dominant one in my life is video games. As you may have already noticed, I tend to review my fair share of games more than anything else. Because of this I would like to share with you Epic Citadel. I want you…rather I urge you, if you have the slightest inclination towards games to download this app.

Epic Citadel comes from Epic Games, the genius minds behind Gears of War and Unreal. They use their fantastic Unreal Engine to simulate a small village and castle, free for you to explore. Walk around and look at all the sights. And that is pretty much it.

No objectives, no real usefulness, no puzzles, no anything. Epic Citadel is exactly what it name implies – it is an epic citadel. The power of this engine simply blows me away. There has not been anything like this for the iPad that I have seen. A tech demo, as most in the know would call it, Epic Citadel simply aims to show off its graphic power (and what power it is). Cobblestones stand out along with all the textures you may expect. Fires flicker on the edges and feel alive. Look up at the sky and the glare from the sun floods your screen. Walk down the corridor of the castle and feel the damp shadowy walls that surround you. This is truly epic.

To review this app, in terms of app usefulness, is about a .5 out of 5. But to those who share my passion for games this provides a 5 out 5, if only to give you a glimpse into a very, very bright future for iPad gaming. Let’s hope the cogs at Epic Games keep running (inside joke for all you gamers), and provide this engine for other developers. Epic is already developing a game, Project Sword that uses this engine for the iPAd as we speak. It’s a good time to be a gamer.

Available for free at the Apple AppStore:


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