All round great game 5/5
If you like building cities, fighting and trading, this is the game for you ! They always update to keep things interesting also. Addicting.
Amazing game 5/5
I’ve been playing for about a year and this is by far one of the greatest games and the consistent updates are always making it better. I normally don’t like to spend money on mobile games but this is one of the few times I’ve made the exception and I definitely do not regret it. Awesome game and I definitely recommend it.
Fun Game, but a Slow Game 4/5
By Saleen David
It’s an enjoyable game. However, I don’t like that it’s a very slow progress game, and I HATE that I can’t buy land until I unlock special expansions or spend tons of diamonds. Otherwise the city gets really crammed really fast. Please make it easier to buy land with coins instead of needing to waist to get a reward expansion.
Great game but 2/5
They erased my account because I took a break from the game. Now way in hell Im starting over again. Just a waste. Spent so much time in this game for them to just throw my work away. I can sign in but it makes me start fresh again.
So I email them about the issue, they say if you are away from the game for 30days they erase everything you have. People don't even try to start on this game. Bringing my stars down since this was their excuse. Horrible business erasing people accounts in such a short time frame.
Awesome game 5/5
By Orion blue
Lots of fun
It bad 2/5
3 stars. 3/5
I find the game interesting but confusing. A lot going on with little instruction. You just kind of have to wing it...And the ad to sell diamonds won’t close so I can get back to the game screen.
Absolutely garbage support horrible game waste of time and effort. Better off picking your nose
To many bugs
Ridiculous waste of money 2/5
By Deacon Zeke
Cannot get even basic pleasurable gameplay without forking money over constantly. Makes the game no fun whatsoever. Also, since the iPadOS update, it’s loading is flakey at best. Shame, because it’s a good game.
I love this game but... 5/5
By Bobby djddjdjdjowoowowsso
I love this game so much but you guys almost make it so we have to buy diamonds which I don’t want to do. I wish you could have the tool places produce more tools sense we have to build a lot of buildings super fast to get stone, marble, trees etc. other than this it’s super awesome.
huge download 1/5
A 564mb additional download is needed with the latest update? Why in the world does the latest addition need that much extra stuff??
good over time game
Forge of Empires 4/5
At some of the higher levels it can feel a bit slow. Overall there is a good flow especially if you can get a good balance between gold and production as well as between combat and trading/negotiation.
This game is trash it takes all your money and people cheat
Great game 4/5
Best way to kill time
By Pap fl
GvG is not available on mobile devices
Can Inno change this so we can participate
Could Inno mark items in the players inventory with the symbol as to what is example weather it’s a house decoration production or battle building
Have played FoE on & off for almost 5 years, but now 2/5
Tried to log in but was told to update version. App Store doesn’t give me the option to update, so I can no longer log in. I’m sure it’s because I need to update my iOS on my older 6+,but it’s frustrating that I need to update when the iOS I’m using isnot that old.
A Good Guild Makes Huge Difference 5/5
Many reviews have noted that as you progress it becomes more difficult to advance without spending money (real not game coins).
I have 3 different ‘towns’ in different worlds. I’m fairly new to the game and have made a lot bad decisions, and advancement has become slow. But I’m in a guild in one world that has a leader who responds quickly to all questions and offers tips and guidance, and is active in assisting guild members to solve problems and advance. Guild members help each other building GB and trading inventory within guild. There is lots of communication between guild members. The other two guilds rarely communicate and that makes the game much more difficult.
Spend more time in an age, build a good foundation, and find a good guild.
The game requires strategizing and planning which makes it challenging and keeps me involved.
It is not a game to play intermittently (like Candy Crush). I get frustrated with plunderers and superior military, but I’ gonna keep trying👍
Lost data 1/5
Away 2 hours, lots of buildings missing, lots of people missing. Am at same spot in game but without the acquired assets. It would take a week to get back to where I was. Monotony, kills... the need to replay days of strategy over again without assets. Nah, not me!
Great game, fun for all, and yes really free 5/5
I’ve been playing now for about 9 months; I started when my boyfriend recommended it, to get some free diamonds. I’m hooked. I have not found any need to buy diamonds, I collect quite a few from GE and Wishing wells as well as quests and my Crow’s Nest (best event building ever!). I never have issues completing event quests, without spending any money, and have maxed out all event buildings with ease. I would recommend for anyone.
Tips for new players: don’t rush through your tech tree and climb eras too quickly, take your time to collect bps for great buildings and really level them up. Also look at the rewards of the great buildings, not all are necessary, and you don’t want to invest in a building that in a couple of eras is useless (oracle of Delphi I’m looking at you). Neighborhoods change frequently, occasionally I have people that attack my city daily, but with regular pick ups they can’t steal too much from me. Most weeks are quiet on that front. At first I stayed away from pvp and gvg however they are now some of my favorite aspects of the game. Rearranging my city is like a puzzle to put together and I enjoy the process of reworking my city to free up some space. A good guild is so important, and they all have different approaches. I started in a guild that didn’t do gvg, but as I became interested in that aspect I found a guild that would be supporting that approach. Don’t be afraid to look for a guild that backs your play style.
In short, this is a game that is easy to start but can become as challenging as you want it to be.
Bug problems 2/5
I enjoy playing this game on my leisure time. Minus the inactive players and the bugs this game is great. I’ve made multiple reports in regards to reporting bugs and yet they are still visible. I’d like to refer gamers and will do so when the bugs are permanently fix..
What a game! 5/5
By gamer grognard
Excellent game mechanics that allow for a variety of strategies to follow. It is very possible to play this game for free, just at a slower pace. The designers are constantly tweaking the game and adding new player friendly features. The best part of this game is the freedom from becoming a farm for the wallet warriors, aka the whales. I have tried dozens of games but this one keeps me the most engaged over time. When I read the 1 and 2 star reviews I get the sense that those players are looking for a very different game geared towards rapid development and little need for careful resource development and usage. Proceeding slowly and taking the advice of the advanced players in a guild can provide a very rewarding game experience.
A number of bad reviews cite problems with plundering. There are a few strategies that you can use to avoid being plundered. The simplest techniques are to collect resources regularly and construct buildings that can’t be plundered. Once you gather a resource, you can’t lose it! I don’t keep a defensive army and don’t waste precious space on defensive buildings. I rarely get plundered and usually only lose an inconsequential amount of one resource. I’ve been in too many games where you can protect only a small fraction of what you collect and lose every other resource you farm, mine, or discover. As I mentioned above, by exploring membership in a variety of guilds you can find a number of players who generously support your efforts with trades and useful game info.
Long term playing 5/5
It’s a good game and I have been playing it in my free time for the last year and I enjoy it.
Playable without money BUT 2/5
Yes you can play and advance without spending real money, but the criticisms are still partly valid. At first it’s not that big a problem, but as you advance, the pace crawls with lots of mundane tasks required to keep things going. You could play by checking in for a few minutes several times a day, but you can’t really play for long periods unless you are content to grind through accumulating resources like supplies. Trouble is that if you don’t do the grinding they don’t accumulate that fast because you have to intentionally act to collect everything or it just sits uncollected. As for the fun stuff like conquering, being able to do that requires inordinate time grinding through the collecting. Costs and space requirements grow quickly.
Also, I have problems hitting the right icon. I’m constantly doing that and having to close the popup and try again. Seems like the alert icons are slightly off.
Forge of Empires 5/5
A great game for those who love turn based fighting and solving tasks that the game gives you. Join a guild and experience great camaraderie and don’t forget to stop at your friends taverns for a quick one.
Keylite Man Forge 5/5
Really great game, very interesting! Thank you!
Too Expensive to Play 1/5
They make it nearly impossible to play this game without buying diamonds (game currency.) I played for about 6 months and spent waaaay too much money for a past time! Also, the developers say diamonds only buy you time and you can play the entire game without diamonds. That’s true, however, the game takes too long to play without diamonds and it’s terribly boring. Playing mostly involves waiting and waiting and waiting. For instance, if you’re lucky, you can win a Rogues Hideout. A rogue is a type of soldier you can use to do battle. It takes all of 5 minutes to lose your rogue in battle and it takes 24 hours to build another one. And that’s relatively fast in comparison to most of the other things you end up having to wait for! Plus, if you come up against an army you can’t defeat, you can usually negotiate your way forward. The trouble is, you only get 3 free guesses to figure out what you need to pay for the negotiation. If you’re not successful after the third guess, you either have to pay diamonds to continue guessing or you must give up and forfeit all the goods you’ve already used trying to negotiate. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg! They have some very creative ways of making you spend your money! I can’t recommend this game at all unless you have a lot of disposable income that you can use to help keep this game interesting. And I’m talking a LOT of disposable income because everything in this game is expensive! It’s really easy to drop $49.00 on this game and lose it in less than a day! Beware! This game is a money pit!
Must spend real money 5/5
By trey 24
It’s a fun game to play but you reach a point in the game where you battle but must upgrade your troops so it’s either spent real money or wait until you have enough forge points to upgrade your troops
FOE Challenging 4/5
By Norman the Wiser
Forge of Empires is a challenging game that takes a lot of thought and requires you to strategize to move ahead . Being able to turn buildings and move them to fit your grid is something on my wish list. The game however has become a favorite of mine because of its challenging features. It’s not a game for the easily frustrated.
Try it you’ll like it!
BEST GAME EVER 1/5
I PUT 1 STAR CUZ THIS IS THE #1 BEST GAME EVER.ads are barely seen that’s good.u forgot to add ice age but that’s ok with me cuz I would be pasted it anyway I’m almost into the Iron Age I was in Iron Age on my iPad but it was so old I got a iPhone 6 and I had to start all over and I got a Game Center to save my progress. Suggestion, you should add horses pulling a wagon or something like that so u can send material to other players cuz my brother is stuck an I need to send him supply’s an lumber thanks for reading i BETTER get a respond from the developers.
Great Game 5/5
I love the historical aspect to the game
What to look forward too 5/5
This is not what you think it is it is way better than any normal game it is definitely worth while it makes you want to play it more my advice is if you get the game try to have fun with it it doesn’t have to be a challenge it is just a game you can check literally every hour or so and it will make a difference so hope you enjoyed the tips
Great game for me. 4/5
I’ve played other mmo games and this one is just right for me. Not a lot of chatter, no one attacking me. Patience is a virtue and pays off with this game. I’m in no hurry to build up. I have time. A bit frustrating at first, kinda learn as you go but getting the hang of it. Devs don’t offer packs at you all the time and I appreciate that. Thanks for a good well balanced game.
Overall a great game 5/5
It’s a great alternative to Clash of Clans, in my opinion. If you think about playing the game mostly solo, I recommend making multiple accounts. If you only have one account, you essentially only have natural accessibility to 2 (out of 5) goods per age. If you create more, sure you gotta spend more time on the game, but you essentially have the possibility to get more goods per age.
My only complaint, and I get that this cannot be fixed: The tech tree is wonky. I somewhat dislike it due to the strange progression.
Interesting but costly 2/5
OK I just got through playing a couple of war strategy games that were so call Free to Play. I spent a ton of money on those and wanted a decent game that was truly Free to Play. I have seen FOE advertised for a long time now and thought I'd try it. Well as usual if starts off relatively easy and no money needed. I liked it but then when you advance into the Iron Age and get into the research you almost have to spend money to get diamonds to progress. I'm refusing to spend any money to see how long it will take to move on playing for free. I'm checking in three to four times a day to pick up on any of the free stuff. This is only free to play if you have a couple of years and a lot of patience. I'm sure you can progress without spending but they're counting on everyone not wanting to wait. Typical of these games. They make a ton of money. I'll update this review in a month or two to let you know how far I've gotten not spending.
Game review 5/5
Really enjoying playing this game but it can be expensive overall.
Time killer 5/5
A fun game
Horrible Graphics 3/5
By Critic to the max
Must update graphics, close ups look horrible will play again once I see it.
Firstly, all they want you to do is spend money. Secondly, customer support is rude and nonexistent after both times of contacting them. Thirdly, The game’s quests and challenges are commonly unreasonable and hard to beat unless you spend money. After you’ve progressed through many ages, the game is just repetitive and boring.
Decent so far 4/5
By ad luds
Just started playing. Decent game so far.
I Love it! 5/5
I like how it enables you to travel through the ages and experience all of the different things, and battles!
Game Lags and knocks you off!!! 1/5
I’ve been playing since the game began and it evolved over time into a very addictive and competitive game, but recently the game lags to the point that you can’t enjoy playing when YOU want to play. I’ve submitted multiple tickets and have been given excuses such as “high volume of players”.....”auction finishing”...... etc etc. maybe the developers didn’t foresee the high volume of players or the problem created by the auction house, the settlements, GvG, etc. I’ve been in the midst of battle in GvG only to be knocked out of the game and unable to log back in because “my internet connection” was lost. Funny how I can do other things on the internet but not FOE. This happens on pc as well as mobile. Doesn’t matter.
Changed the star rating to one. No response to this critique and the game lags worse than ever. It’s becoming more and more difficult to play. Not as fun when you have to wait for the game to stop lagging or you have to log in again because you’re knocked out of the game.
Can’t play at all... 1/5
“Massive Diamond Sale” is freezing the game, can’t play at all.
What’s the fun in that...
By D. A. V.
Good game. Slow and freezes a lot. On wifi mostly so internet connection is not the issue.
Cleverly fun 5/5
Miss use your mike
Awesome possum 5/5
Engaging and addictive. A game I don’t mind spending a little money on!
New beginnings 5/5
So far so good