Dungeon Hunter 2 has big shoes to fill – Its predecessor set the bar for fantasy role-playing games on iOS pretty high – and it doesn’t disappoint. The game’s premise is simple: you play a prince whose brother, Edward, has taken over your father’s kingdom and hasn’t done a good job, the result of which is that all kinds of bad guys now roam the land.
Your job is to clean things up and restore the glory of the Immortal King, while also getting rid of Edward and taking control of the land.
The backstory may lack originality, but Dungeon Hunter 2 is no run-of-the-mill game. Its Retina-enhanced graphics are beautifully drawn with a great deal of detail, but the star attraction is Dungeon Hunter 2’s gameplay. Gameloft’s developers have managed to keep things simple without compromising on the depth of characters’ personality and abilities. The result is that Dungeon Hunter 2 appeals to both casual gamers and RPG aficionados alike.
The game’s multiplayer capabilities are also well developed and give you the ability to play cooperatively with up to three friends in real-time over the Internet or via a local Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connection if you own an iPhone 3GS or later.
Dungeon Hunter isn’t perfect: Its AI isn’t quite as intelligent as you’d expect from a modern game and you’ll often be able to hit monsters with a ranged weapon without eliciting any reaction. The sound system is also affected by a number of issues that stop it working properly, including occasional music hiccups and unsynchronised sound effects, although these don’t really detract from your enjoyment of the game.