Zynga is a name that is fast becoming synonymous with mobile gaming, handily delivering smash-hit after smash-hit for iOS-based devices. For those gamers who love adventure-based 3D titles, Horn has become one of the most beloved and impressive high-definition games available. If you are apprehensive to spent USD $6.99 on a game before you have had a good chance to evaluate it, consider grabbing Horn Free!
Blurring the lines further between iOS gaming and console gaming, Horn Free is every bit as beautiful and engaging as the developers promise.
The storyline has you playing the part of a young blacksmith’s apprentice named Horn who soon discovers his “village and lands over run by large fantastic, and sometimes humorous, monsters.” These monsters turn out to be Horn’s fellow citizens and friends that have fallen victim to a terrible curse, making it imperative that they be freed and not just conquered… of course there are more than a few enemies along the way that you need to take care of!
Navigate Horn through a series of puzzles and quests in an effort to achieve this goal, equipped with a sword, crossbow, trusty musical horn, and his wits.
This free version of Horn gives you access to the Prologue of the full title but also a new “pick up and play” Endless QUEST Mode that gives you a chance to work out your aggressions on groups of annoying Titans.
What I liked: Console gaming has generally still had an advantage over iOS gaming with their joystick controls but games like Horn Free are bridging that gap with a truly intuitive touchscreen interface for the actions you require like walking, jumping, crawling, and grapple hook.
What I didn’t like: The worst thing I can say about this game is that after spending several hours enjoying the free version I was compelled to spend the money on the full game.
To buy or not to buy: You shouldn’t hesitate to grab this title if you share my love for adventure-based gaming, though be prepared to become addicted enough that you will want the full version.
- App Name: Horn™ Free
- Version Reviewed: 1.3
- Category: Games
- Developer: Zynga
- Price: Free