Despite a recent surge in popularity, it was actually Square Enix that coined the ‘GO’ suffix on the App Store. Both Hitman GO ($4.99) and Lara Croft GO ($4.99) are indisputable mobile classics, as with a turn-based approach that is extremely reminiscent of that of board games (you know, those cardboard, touchscreen-less things you get out for the holidays), they manage to convert sprawling console experiences into fantastic iPhone alternatives. If you managed to miss picking up either one these games around release, now you have a great opportunity to do so – both Hitman GO and Lara Croft GO are on sale for a dollar for an indefinite amount of time. However, if you’re relatively new to the wonderful world of iOS gaming – or don’t own either of the games – you can pick both up for only $0.99 through The GO Collection, which is the cheapest the series has ever been.
When we reviewed both Hitman GO and Lara Croft GO we adored both games, and the latter actually won an Apple Design Award in June which only emphasises the mechanical and aesthetic brilliance of these titles. Both have also been updated over the years significantly, and are brimming with extra content – including both free additions, and also in the form of in app purchases for levels. It’s not immediately evident why, or for how long, these games will be on sale for, so while we wait restlessly for Deus Ex GO, be sure to give the first the first to GO titles a chance, and join in the discussion on our Hitman and Lara Croft GO forum threads.
Update: I did warn you all to get on this sale as quickly as possible. Turns out, according to Square Enix Montreal’s Twitter account, it was only a very short (six hours, apparently) fire sale, and both games have gone back to their normal price. Hopefully anyone who managed to take advantage of the sale is having a blast with these two brilliant games; if you were too late, they promise another discount in ‘the near future’.
It was a short time offer. There will be more sales in the near futureé
— Square Enix Montréal (@SquareEnixMtl) August 2, 2016