Galcon 2 is the Best iPhone, iPad and Mac Game You’ve Never Played


Are you bored of being bored with the game selection on your iPhone, iPad and/or Mac? Do you crave a game with infinite replay-ability—that’s never the same twice? That takes some strategy to master? That can be played solo or multiplayer? How about a game that can be played in as quick as 1 minute or can last over half an hour? A game that is completely free?

If you’ve answered yes to any or all of the above, you need to try Galcon 2.

Galcon 2 is the latest in a long line of “swarming” spaceship games from indie developer Phil Hassey. As you may have guessed by the game’s name, the point of the game is to take over the galaxy—to conquer it. Phil’s website describes it as a demolition derby in space.

I’ve been playing Galcon, in one version or another, for several years now. It’s highly addicting. So much so that I have uninstalled the game (only to reinstall it a day later) in order to keep it from taking over my life too many times to count.

Galcon is, by definition, a competitive game. While there is a solo mode, I never play it. The solo campaign is best for teaching beginning players the basics of the game and for practicing against the AI. Eventually, as players improve their ...

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