great game 5/5
this game is so fun takes a lot of time to get good hero’s and level them up but it’s worth the grind
Needs work 3/5
I have played this for some time and while I enjoy it, the tournament feels rigged. Since I stopped continuing with gems, I have not made it past day 3. The tiles get scattered and offer zero moves. If there is no adjustment in the future, I will have to consider deleting. It’s not a competition, it is “pay to play”.
Report as Scam 1/5
This game is a scam.
Too hard/Lives do not last long 1/5
I’d love to place this game for longer durations but unfortunately the game eventually gets so difficult that a life will last a minute or so. Before I know I’m out of lives and just have to put the game down. Recommend seriously adjusting the game difficulty so the game can be played longer.
Pay to win even then you don’t win 1/5
You can sink thousands of $$ and still not be competitive enough, save yourself some $$ and don’t play this game. Pulls are the worst of any game out there. I am a long time player quitting after being a loyal players for 4 years, as the game has gotten progressively worse and worse. New players you have no chance unless you got few grand to spend on a game that just will be obsolete in 6 months. In game name is Sultan, you can see how long I have been playing this game so not just bad mouthing but taking overall experience with the game and company that runs it. They have 0 interest of making your time and money worthwhile.
By delley doy
Was a good game until Zynga took over. Greed outweighs quality of game play. Game is rigged now. They should have stuck to poker. Thanks for ruining the game Zynga
Raid Groups Unfair Pairing 3/5
This is a good game, however; if you decide to play on raids/player vs. player beware... you get unevenly placed against players that are 30-50 levels above you. I was a mere 35lvl player but was placed against a lvl 65? Now at a lvl 53 get placed against lvls 70-80. I get it, I’m a so-so player but it frustrates me that if you get beat by higher lvls you loose 30-50 points on your score.. why is that fair? If you win you only get20 points? It also seems that the game “sees” the color of characters your raid team is made up of and the tiles NEVER seem to be that color. I have played 12 consecutive games and every time the tiles never favor you characters. They say it is “random” but I doubt it!
This is a completely unbalanced game 1/5
By Cannon's Canon
If you haven’t started playing this game, don’t start. It is completely unbalanced in PvP. The lower “power” team will more than likely perform a clean sweep during battles.
This company apparently doesn’t to play testing of the newest flavor of the month pay to win.
DO NOT DOWNLOAD 1/5
This game is horrible, even as pay to play it will cause you more frustration than joy, I’ve invested a lot of money in this game for basically nothing. Been playing for almost 2 years and it’s blatantly obvious it’s designed to get you to spend money. There is nothing puzzles or strategy about this game. You either get lucky with your board or you lose. Save yourself the frustration and don’t download.
Low quality game. Bad matchmaking 2/5
The devs secretly nerf players. Matchmaking is garbage. The RNG is terrible. Don’t waste your time or money. I also think it’s ironic how people come on here to complain about about other people complaining...must be a mouth-breathing millennial thing. In any case, don’t waste your time or money on this game.
Nothing changes to actually help the players. 1/5
By Agent KingSol
All the devs are doing is creating more bundles for purchase and new heroes that you can’t summon unless you have tons of money. Good luck to anyone wanting this to be free to play. Small Giant is owned by Zynga which is known for its crappy gambling apps. It all makes sense why they claim to be free to play but you won’t get far or have fun without a wide open wallet. All the new events are only designed to make over powered long term players advance. Problem is every event only ever rewards the teams already at the top. Teams building will never be at the top since they will always be competing with teams far advanced. Don’t expect to ever reach top tier status if you weren’t part of the initial teams to play the game. The developers continue to cheat their players with bad algorithms that entice the player to hope for better odds to improve in the game. Don’t get sucked into this miserable game. Nothing but a time and money drain for no reward. This game has so many ways to screw over the players. Long term play should keep people, but the gambling chance aspect for EVERYTHING make this game more frustrating than anything. Want better heroes, good luck, need material good luck. Yes it’s free to play, but even then you can spent 1000s of dollars only for increased “chances” to get something better. You can’t even grind this game out to improve, unless you like wasting 2 years of your life gambling MAYBE you’ll get something that can compete with the overpowered teams that started when the game was fun. Events, only the strong get items of value INCLUDING new strong heroes. You’re weak, so what you’re rewarded with crap. Overall, you start playing you’ll get addicted by the initial starter stuff then they got you hooked.
By call me speed
This game is joke. I am level 30 (which takes forever to get to) and I literally don’t have enough material to ascend my 5 star to max level. I have yet to be able to ascend one character to max level because this game legit doesn’t drop the material you need. It’s been such a waste of time
Lots of stuff 2/5
Lots of in game advertisements for purchases. Once loading the game you can have 5 or more offers pop up that must be individually declined. Also battles against other players are far from fair. I can have battles against people who should dominate me and it’s a walk in the park or the inverse as well. Take on a player that should be very easy and death in a few turns. Balance is way off. Gaining power above 4,000 without spending money is extremely hard.
They bought reviews. 1/5
In no way are there 5 stars reviews without paying for them. It’s a money grab of a game. I’ll be playing less and less till I quit.
Excellent game 5/5
By better not see
This is a must play game.
Heavily manipulated 1/5
Once great game is trash. Developers only listen in beta to whales who spends thousands of dollars. As a result, the challenges and special event difficulty is adjusted upward until they are nigh on impossible for the vast majority of players. They don’t even do a legitimate “easy” option any more; the “easy” option isn’t easy, it’s just limited to lower rarity characters and is equally as impossible if you don’t have a max’d out line.
The game is fun but the downside is it takes way to long for the buildings and troops to complete. Some can take 12 days. That’s almost 2 weeks for a building to be upgraded.
Atrocious customer service, Horrible Company, decent game. 2/5
By D. Sea
Empires and Puzzles is a decent little game, but not for strategists. The code is clearly written to ensure each participant wins and loses at regular intervals regardless of ability or strategy. This takes the fun out of the game for most as outcomes are more the result of algorithms designed to guarantee equal wins and losses than anything else.
To make matters worse, Small Giant has one of the worst customer service teams I have had the pleasure of interacting with. They claim their game is perfect with “Fail Safes in place to ensure zero errors.”
Being a long term member of an alliance I have observed multiple instances where the “Fail Safes” have failed.
Do yourself a favor…find a different game offered by a company that is capable of showing just a little human consideration and decency. Small Giant is not one of those.
Crap game worse costumer service 1/5
By nacho biz
I give a 1 * review only because I can’t give -5 review.
They will gladly take your money. When it comes time to get any kind of costumer service. They will treat you worse the a step child. They have the attitude of… do as I say and you will like it. They will tell you… this is the way it is and we don’t debate it.
Great job at nonexistent costumer service. I guess you forget. Without the ones playing the game. You won’t have a job.
Used to be great 1/5
I’ve watched this game go down the crapper this year (2022) Sad bc it had a great community and people are now retiring left and right. It’s pretty obvious the developers got greedy. I’m going to stick around a while longer, but I can’t imagine coming into this as a low level player and pumping money into it.
By Steven Zis
This is more than puzzle but a gambling. Simply Pay to win. You can check YouTube channel by searching empire and puzzle, many people wasted their money even not grantee the hero you want.
Warning: BIG SCAM 1/5
Lures you in to spend. Summons rate is crap. Everything rigged to spend gems. Also weakens heroes on their own terms without consulting players. Nothing but a money pit. Delete the app. Not worth time & definitely not worth any cent.
Second review 2/5
By Zombie prepared
Week three playing empires and puzzles, definitely a pay to win game. I have reached the stage where if I don’t spend money daily I cannot progress. Could be a really fun game if it were experience points that leveled up your hero’s and not $$$
Fun game with some connection issues 4/5
This is a fantastic game that has added a lot of features to keep long time players interested. One issue that has come up several times is when the game losses connection during a war/titan/raid battle. If you lose connection you lose the battle. Very frustrating, to put in the work and have the game rip the rug from under you.
No longer free to play 1/5
I have been playing almost 3 years and literally been on every individual leaderboard in the game. As of September 2021 you now have to use premium currency to complete some content. I see the automated responses from the past and they are incredibly misleading. Even if you are the best, even if you spend to “progress faster”, you will now have use premium currency to complete content.
This game has gone down the toilet. Two companies are in the midst of a buyout and and the seller is destroying the game to gain a larger bonus. Feel free to google zynga and small giant. They make electronic arts (EA) look benevolent.
150% Scam 1/5
Lol this is the true
More Gambling than Gaming 1/5
There is too much slot machine style luck to this game.
Not worth putting money into 3/5
It’s a cool game IF YOU DON’T spend money! Buy gems in hopes to get better hero’s is a joke. I will continue to play the game and bug passing here and there strictly to support but I won’t ever spend high amounts cause spending money help nothing.
This is the 2nd time I tried this game on a different phone 1/5
And the hacking to steal is WORSE 😑
And it takes 4 days to get the new update of which this is the third one in2months and I haven’t gotten any of the upper level prizes even though it said I did. The only champions I get are 1 and 2 stars when I won a gold hero coin the screen blinked and then I didn’t have the coin. Each level I opened in training that gives you a high level hero.. I didn’t get the corresponding hero . The levels I opened in the forge I didn’t get except for the low level ones. When winning I don’t get half of my prizes. So I’m really very disappointed 😔
They need to redo the coding. 1/5
This makes zero sense. My team is literally 4600 vs a 4100. 2400 vs 2200 trophies and I still lose. Let me guess I should spend money to actually win? This is horrible
My experience 5/5
I love this game this game so dope
By sprtn reaper
If you had a one time option where you get to pay for your favorite character or trade x amount of characters for (example 3 fully leveled 5star for ur favorite unleveled 5 star) or trade from team mates but you most be on a team for x amount of days to trade
TRY IT! 5/5
By ok i dont know what to say
You should really try it, it’s really fun and a really good game so why not good graphics cool games and it’s really fun so try it out you’ll love it
Do Not Download 1/5
Rigged pile of trash!
Your deep pockets are needed. 2/5
By f2p is dead.
I’ve played for quite some time now. Unfortunately, if you don’t spend, you’ll get left behind. The power creep has turned into power leap, and those who don’t spend are left with underpowered heroes who are mere cannon fodder for the latest and greatest. It used to be a fantastic game. But no longer. There’s a reason longtime players are leaving in droves. So grab your credit card, (and your friends’ cards as well).
A JOKE 1/5
If you like gambling your money away this is the game for you . Unlike other games where you spend you know what you’re getting in return . Not this game ! It’s a gamble everytime you spend which if you want to compete in this game your gonna have to spend a lot . Bottom line this game is a joke
Any thought to trades? 5/5
Very fun game that requires real strategy to win. After almost two years playing now, I have amassed a nice array of heroes. Was wondering if the developers have put any thought into trades? I know it's something my alliance talks about and I'm sure others do too. Would be nice if I wanted to trade a hero with an alliance member because I have multiples of something they need. Even if it cost some resources to help the hero make the trip
Excellent game 5/5
I’ve been playing for several years and still love it. It’s as involved or casual as you’d like to play it, and there’s always another update with new challenges to keep it interesting. Also, if you’re playing but haven’t joined/started an alliance, you’re missing out on a lot of fun.
A few notes from my own experience:
You absolutely can play for free. I haven’t spent any money on this game (sorry, developers!) and have no intention to.
Yes, there are some pop ups, mainly when you first open it. They do offer for-purchase packages, but even when I accidentally click through one, it’s pretty much impossible to accidentally make a purchase (at least on iOS). Once you close these ads, you generally only get another one (never during core game play) after playing for a while.
The rarer the item is, the more difficult it will be to get it. I’ve read a lot of complaints about this and can only shake my head. You WILL get them over time. Be patient and enjoy the game.
The alliance feature is great. Chatting with other players and egging/cheering each other on in the game is a great dynamic. Even though we only know each other by screen name and only contact each other via the alliance chat, I’ve made some good friends here. My only suggestion for improvement here is to allow trading among alliance members, but I understand the reasons why this hasn’t been implemented.
It’s just a game. It doesn’t owe you a legendary hero or the exact item you want. Play for fun. Chances are you’ll get it or something better when you least expect it.
Este juego esta muy encontrar de los que quieren tener un poco de distracción este juego lo que quiere es solo dinero si no compas no obtienes héroes bueno o materiales porqué no consumes de la tienda del juego está poniéndose aburrido por la situación de que un jugador de menos poder pueda más que uno que tiene más tiempo experiencia y poder no puede ganar en los asaltos o en guerras
Para conclusión este juego se está poniendo un ASCO
Used to be a great game…. 1/5
By Bob-o 87
Now with the past few updates the game cuts out and freezes all the time in the middle of battles/wars/titan attacks gives you ZERO points and you lose every item and bit of progress made during that attack
Good stuff 5/5
Paying the lottery 1/5
Hey do you love the idea of throwing hundreds of dollars a month at a game that enjoys giving you little or nothing in return?? This game is for you!!! Didn’t get that new hero? No worries they’ll take more of your money to make you think it’s possible. Idk what happened to this game it used to be awesome. Now it’s pitted against you in all ways. Even tiles to fight with! Sad
SCAM SCAM SCAM 1/5
This game is a SCAM SCAM SCAM!!! The worst mercenary game I have ever seen in my life !!!!!
Be careful !!!! Small Giant E&P , only help those who pay, buying all those expensive items they offer to summon good heroes. when i stop putting money..and thats like 1 year now..i have never gained 1 hero with the extra summon chance for hero of the month..absolutely nothing, and all the other 29 members of my guild that put a lot of money into the game( I’m talking about over $1000.00 dollars $$$$) those same players constantly win those Heroes of Months more than just 1 time , there are members here with 3..4..repeated Heroes. and I have every SS in our alliance chat in What’s-up , to prove everything! Small Giants at E&P = scam scam scam, mercenary.. etc.. etc..If you have no intention to to put lots and lots of money here you only going to get yourself frustrated.
Good game, bad customer service 3/5
This is a great game and I’ll admit I have spent a bunch of money on it. Here’s where my problem comes in:
There’s been three times that I remember where I’ve made back to back purchases, the last declines, so I add my PayPal to make that second purchase. It has taken money from my PayPal for the other purchases as well, and didn’t give me anything for that withdrawal. Recently I bought the $4.99 gems pack a few times, up to about $35 at that point, it withdrew the $35 from my card and my PayPal after I added PayPal to the payment options, but only gave me the gems for the first $35. I call Apple, get a refund for the $35 purchase since I only got the content for one of the $35 taken from me, come back to negative gems. I go to support for the app but just got an automated message telling me there’s negative gems because of a refund, just a vicious cycle. DON’T add secondary payment options or else you’ll be out some money😐
Very disappointing and unattractive 1/5
Would you please make one addition to the buildings in our kingdom: It would be very helpful to players and give them piece of mind if all buildings had a progress bar. Buildings such as: Mines/advanced mines, houses/advanced houses, farms/advanced farms.
We want to be able to see how much time remains until it is fully replenished.
Thank you for taking the time to read this.
Avoid it/Evítenlo 1/5
I have been playing this game for 3 years and it is entertaining and I invested money for 2 years in a row but I almost never received what I expected, and that is the reason why I give a single star to the game, since the system they have gives what the developer wants to give and not what we pay for. I understand that developers want to make a profit but you get tired of spending and not receiving almost nothing in return.
1) The invocations for 5-star heroes of 2,3,4 seasons are almost impossible despite the fact that one can spend gems for 30 summons and always give it the same and the same heroes of 3 stars
2) The maximum level Training Camps only rarely give 5-star Heroes of the first season and when we try to exchange it in the Heroes academy they only exchange for 5-star Heroes of the first season and very rarely something different comes out.
3) Alchemy's laborartion to the maximum to be able to exchange the Epic ascent elements that one wants to exchange for another Epic Element one has to spend 300 gems and they do not give him what one wants but what the developers want to give, nothing assured.
Hopefully the developers will allow us to exchange 5stars Heroes or let us buy them like other games of its kind but unfortunately the developers of Empire and Puzzles are to greedy and don’t care about their costumers.
Yo llevo jugando este juego por 3 años y es entretenido y le inverti dinero por 2 años seguidos pero casi nunca recibí lo que esperaba, y es esa la razón por la que le doy una sola estrella al juego, ya que el sistema que tienen da lo que el productor quiere dar y no lo que uno está pagando. Yo entiendo que los productores quieran tener ganancias pero uno se cansa de gastar y no recibir a cambio casi, nada.
1)Las invocaciones para héroes de 5 estrellas de temporadas 2,3,4 son casi nulas apesar de que uno pueda gastar gemas para 30 invocaciones y siempre le dan lo mismo y lo mismo.
2) Los Campos de Entrenamiento maximo nivel solo rara vez dan Heroes de 5 estrellas de la primera temporada y cuando uno lo quiere intercambiar en la academia de Héroes solo intercambian por Héroes de 5 estrellas de la primera temporada y muy rara vez sale algo diferente.
3) El laborartion de Alquimia al maximo para poder intercambiar los elementes de ascencion Epicos que uno quiere intercambiar por otro Elemento Epico uno tiene que gastar 300 gemas y no le dan lo que uno quiere sino lo que los productores quieren dar, nada asegurado.
Ojala los productores del juego dejaran intercambiar Héroes o dejarnos comprar los Héroes de 5 estrellas como otros juegos pero desafortunadamente Empires and Puzzles no les importa lo que el cliente quiere sino lo que ellos quieren dar.
Watch out for scripts 1/5
The game makes no sense. They need to check for people running scripts. I cant beat someone who is lower lever then me and also has lower 3 star troops. But someone whos team power is 3400 and lower troops can beat me when im a 4200 team power and 4 star troops. Stupid game. Dont waste your time playing
Rigged game 1/5
Boards are not random at all. Team power level dose not mean anything.