278460_largerHeads up: Hunters: Episode One [$4.99 / $4.99 (HD)], the game that kinda put Rodeo Games on the map, is free (again) for a limited time. It's been offered up for the generous price of zero dollars a few times over this past year, but we're guessing a few of you may have missed out on those. Here's your chance to make good on that.

Hunters, by the way, is a turn-based strategy game that tasks you with taking contracts across the galaxy as a group of space mercenaries. It's got a vaguely Warhammer 40K type of feel to it with the weapon and armor designs, but more importantly, it's a very well-done, tactical strategy game that'll definitely give you some challenge and fun.

Hunters 2, the sequel to this, released in March 2012. It's pretty good, too, so consider giving that a shot whenever you get your fill of Episode One.

  • Birth1118

    It's pretty damn good. In my view, the very first turn based strategy game that had it right.

  • Creat1v

    Link to the game doesn't work over the TA-app

  • korkidog

    Does the IAP hurt the game or purely optional?

    • vicsark

      Totally optional, pretty well balanced without it. I guess it's a shortcut if you don't like playing ? ;)

  • http://matt-curtis.me/ Matt Curtis

    YES! I've been hoping for some more TBS to play after I started playing Warhammer and found out how much I liked it. Glad you guys posted this!

  • vicsark

    Get it, great TBS by the guys who were hired to adapt Warhammer Quest

  • gmattergames

    Hunters is superior to WH quest, (imho) which to me felt hollow.

  • Reignmaker

    Already own Warhammer, so not feeling a huge pull to get the same game with a different skin.

    • BobGarrish

      Better game.

  • http://rekzkarz.com/ REkzkaRZ

    Strangely, I liked Hunters 1 better than Hunters 2. Not going to get Warhammer game bc its not that good, even tho I'm a fan of the genre.

    Both Hunters games get repetitive, but the upgrade paths are nice & they ramp up in difficulty. Biggest differences are Hunters 2 has Aliens, a few 'personality' Hunters (ie custom -- but you can't customize them..!), and the skill upgr tree has changed -- worsened IMO.

    I'd love for someone to take the Hunters 'look' and (wait, this is really different) do a strategic 'real life' game where you don't run around killing everything -- but rather competitively do regular real world activities. (Not every game needs to be a war simulation!!!)

    Those old monochrome SSI games were amazing bc your char had a huge range of things they could do each turn. Same w/good Rogue-likes (current iOS fav is WazHack).