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Ever since its November 2013 release, Oceanhorn hasn’t received a discount as its developer, Germany-based FDG Entertainment, has stuck to its original price of nine bucks.

Up until today, that is. In a limited anniversary sale, Oceanhorn is now available for five bucks a pop.

If you haven’t played Oceanhorn yet or heard about it, you’re wholeheartedly recommended to check out Lory’s review and grab this remarkable gem of a game before it goes back up to its normal price of nine bucks.

In Oceanhorn, you’re tasked with exploring the islands of Uncharted Seas. Along the way, you’ll be learning magic, fighting monsters and discovering ancient treasures to unravel the mysteries of ancient kingdom Arcadia and sea monster Oceanhorn.

Featuring Zelda-like atmosphere and heavily focused on exploration and solving light puzzles, Oceanhorn will bring a smile to your face as you begin to realize you can smash planters, chop weeds, throw barrels on enemies and move things around to discover secrets and solve puzzles.

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I’m loving attention to detail that shines in every aspect of Oceanhorn, be it stunning ocean animations, high-quality voiceover, crisp sound effects or the little touches like how it handles game saves.

I recently purchased the game and spent a few hours playing it on my iPhone. Then the other day I downloaded it to my iPad and started playing.

Oceanhorn iCloud save detected

As soon as Oceanhorn detected an iCloud save file from my iPhone, it put a charming little cloud icon next to it and kindly asked whether I wanted to continue playing from my local save point or continue where I’d left off on my iPhone.

Other games would normally overwrite whatever local save file was on my device with an iCloud version, but Oceanhorn offered me a choice and it felt great.

Seriously, you’d be making a big mistake arguing that $5 is too much for this gorgeously presented Zelda-like action adventure game.

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For starters, Oceanhorn is original and highly addictive. We named it one of the best games of last year and it’s certainly one of the best games on the iOS platform ever.

And earlier this week, it’s received a huge graphics update delivering four times the polygon count on the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iPad Air 2 with improved lighting effects, ambient occlusion and jerk-free execution at a silky smooth 60 frames per second.

Oceanhorn features:

  • Music from legendary Nobuo Uematsu and Kenji Ito
  • 10+ hours of story driven gameplay.
  • Master magic and swordfight
  • Find ancient items to help you on your quest
  • Game Center Achievements
  • Accurate Touch Controls
  • iOS 7 Controller Support

The soundtrack from Nobuo Uematsu and Kenji Ito is amazing, let me tell you that!

Perhaps most importantly, the game contains absolutely no In-App Purchases so you get exactly what you pay for, which is some truly massive action adventure content. That it has a 4.5 star rating from over 3,100 reviewers doesn’t hurt either.

Oceanhorn is $4.99 in the App Store for a limited time.

  • James G

    This is a must-own for any iOS fan of the Zelda series. I’ve already played through it once on my iPad 2 and am now playing through it again with the updated graphics and the Anniversary Edition which has more gameplay elements to it on an iPhone 6. If I ever get an iPad Air 2, I’ll do that as well.

    The touch controls were great on the iPad version of the app. Having a MFi controller for the iPhone 6 is making that a better experience as well.

    Can’t recommend this game enough. If you like adventure gaming, you owe it to yourself to drop the $5 or $9 to buy this app. You won’t regret it!

  • regkilla

    I quickly lost interest in this game.

    • Danial Hakim

      why

  • Victor Molina

    This is not a quick pick up game. This is hours and hours of gameplay. Long story short get it and I dare you to beat the game is less then 5 hours.

  • Julian

    Just bought this! The graphics update with the price drop was a good idea. Finally had to pull the trigger!

  • It’s a fun game but gets repetitive quickly.

  • Jamessmooth

    Thanks for the heads up on the dropped price, iDB. This has been on my “wish list” for awhile now… pulled the trigger and can’t wait to spend my xmas next week playing this!