Early last month, Villain's Archetype [$2.99] hit the App Store, and we thought it was great in our review. Archetype is an incredibly impressive game, providing 5 on 5 team-based deathmach that works well regardless of if you're connecting via WiFi or 3G/EDGE. The new iPad version plays the same, with graphics and controls that have been optimized for the large screen of the device.

Archetype HD [$4.99] comes with all the same maps and game modes from the iPhone game, including the new rocket arena mode and Avarice map that dropped not long ago in an update. You can even play with people who are playing the game on their iPod touch or iPhone. It's a bit of a bummer that Archetype wasn't just updated to be universal, but if you've been enjoying the iPhone game, the iPad version is worth picking up as well as it controls a lot better with the iPad-specific controls instead of the pixel doubled iPhone controls.

For more information on Archetype, check out our review and/or the thread on our forums. There's also a thread specific to the iPad version as well as a thread filled with people trading usernames if you're looking for someone to play with.

  • http://hino-rei.com HinoRei

    This games looks very cool. It reminds me of Portal, especially the color scheme.

  • http://hino-rei.com HinoRei

    This games looks very cool. It reminds me of Portal, especially the color scheme.

  • AngelPlayer

    Watch out for AngelPlayer and SoSo942. I think I made some people cry by owning them with 24 kills and 0 deaths.

  • AngelPlayer

    Watch out for AngelPlayer and SoSo942. I think I made some people cry by owning them with 24 kills and 0 deaths.

  • Yrogerg212

    Please put the disclaimer that Archetype advertises here. I know that of course this didn't influence your review, but for the sake of being open...

    • http://www.iphonarium.com/ Retroman

      They dont just advertise here, it looks like they own the site if someone was to visit the site for the first time.
      Best to put up a disclaimer of some sort guys

    • LeeDot

      Wait... you mean that some people can't tell that Archetype advertises on this site? Seriously? If the giant banners don't give it away I don't think a disclaimer in the article is going to make much of a difference.

      • Yrogerg212

        Well the disclaimer would be to say that advertising does not influence reviews, and link to the 'editorial process and disclaimer' page. See the original Archetype review for an example. ;)

    • chris f

      thanks mom

  • Yrogerg212

    Please put the disclaimer that Archetype advertises here. I know that of course this didn't influence your review, but for the sake of being open...

    • http://www.iphonarium.com/ Retroman

      They dont just advertise here, it looks like they own the site if someone was to visit the site for the first time.
      Best to put up a disclaimer of some sort guys

    • LeeDot

      Wait... you mean that some people can't tell that Archetype advertises on this site? Seriously? If the giant banners don't give it away I don't think a disclaimer in the article is going to make much of a difference.

      • Yrogerg212

        Well the disclaimer would be to say that advertising does not influence reviews, and link to the 'editorial process and disclaimer' page. See the original Archetype review for an example. ;)

    • chris f

      thanks mom

  • Derples

    Already bought the original version. As good as it was, I just cant justify about 5 dollars for essentially the same game. I wish developers would offer it as an in-game purchase for 2 dollars, for those who already have the original.

    • Michael

      That would be an excellent way to do it... If it was possible. I don't think that Apple allows universal upgrade IAP. Otherwise, I think they would have considered it.

  • Derples

    Already bought the original version. As good as it was, I just cant justify about 5 dollars for essentially the same game. I wish developers would offer it as an in-game purchase for 2 dollars, for those who already have the original.

    • Michael

      That would be an excellent way to do it... If it was possible. I don't think that Apple allows universal upgrade IAP. Otherwise, I think they would have considered it.

  • swarmster

    I don't think it was ever discussed in the review, but I get the impression this game has some kind of persistent profile or screen name that tracks stats? Any word on how that carries between the iPhone and iPad versions? That often seems to be overlooked.

  • swarmster

    I don't think it was ever discussed in the review, but I get the impression this game has some kind of persistent profile or screen name that tracks stats? Any word on how that carries between the iPhone and iPad versions? That often seems to be overlooked.

  • Who?

    Who's AngelPlayer? SoSo isn't all tha great, I destroyed him in 3 straight matches, he just has the time somehow to play over 2,000 matches..

  • Who?

    Who's AngelPlayer? SoSo isn't all tha great, I destroyed him in 3 straight matches, he just has the time somehow to play over 2,000 matches..