Wordament (iOS) Review by Marsh931

28 Apr 2014
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In all honesty, I only downloaded Wordament as I was excited to see an iOS game with Xbox achievements. Despite this, I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of this app and its gameplay.

Wordament is a boggle-esque game that challenges you to find as many words in a 4x4 grid as possible, by joining together adjacent letters, within a certain time limit. That’s pretty much it. The cool part is that you play against people from all over the world, therefore the ultimate challenge is to be at the top of the points leaderboard at the end of the round.
At the end of each round, you are shown your points breakdown, including which common and uncommon words you found. You’re also shown every word that was available in this grid, and tapping on a letter in the grid shows you all of the words that contain this specific letter. Such a detailed review of each round is a nice feature, especially if you’re looking to perfect your game.

You may imagine that the gameplay would get very repetitive very quickly, and if you’re not a fan of word-based puzzle games, you’d be absolutely right. Whilst random challenges are thrown in every few rounds; such as beginning a word with a specific letter, or using the letters in the corner of the grid, it becomes a case of same old, same old, relatively quickly.
The design of the app is very nice and easy to use. From the home screen you can swipe left and right to view leaderboards, high scores, achievements and settings, and one swipe is all it takes to join a game. Another nice feature is the array of languages Wordament can be played in. It’s likely you’ll only ever play in 1 or 2 languages, but it’s nice to see a word game offer so many variations.

All in all I was very impressed with Wordament. Its design, usability and gameplay were all very simple and clean. For fans of word based games, I would definitely recommend Wordament; it does everything it needs to, and well.