Backstab iPad App Review

Philip Garde June 30, 2011 0
  • Graphics
  • Gameplay
  • Controls
  • Sound
  • Presentation

Backstab is an action-adventure game for the iPad centered about a man named Henry Blake and his quest for redemption. Here is our review of this app:

The game opens with how Blake’s story unfolds. It is full of great cinematic but for those who hate waiting, you could always press the skip button.

It seems that this iPad app is actually a mix of Prince of Persia and Assassin’s Creed. You can select and collect various weapons, as well as, you can review your quests from time to time.

Navigation is easy with a great map view that you can even zoom and explore. Further, conversations add a great depth to the game with lifelike interactions and voice-overs.


No major complaints about the graphics, it is very remarkable for an iOS game.


Controls are good too. You move the character by using the on-screen pad that is very smooth and responsive. The combat system is simple and fast to master. Combination of attack equates to a much stronger assault. You can move the camera around by just moving your finger to your desired angle.


The music is thrilling and the sound effects offer a realistic thud. You can control and adjust the Master volume, SFX volume, VFX volume and the music volume.


Everything is accessible quickly. No more long introductions before you get a chance to play the game.


Solid gameplay combined with a nice touch of the storyline. This game boasts of a never before seen action-adventure game in the iOS market.

Graphics is outstanding
Fresh adventure game for iOS
Auto-save feature with 5 saving slots
Fast loading times (reviewed on iPad 2)

No level of difficulty to choose from
Combats are not that challenging.
Repetitive moves
Mouth does not open in conversations.

For adventure genre junkies, this iPad app would capture your bold and brave inner self and you would definitely crave for more.

Gameloft made another fresh offering for iOS addicts that would categorically cement their status as an elite game developer in the App Store.


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Compatibility: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later.

Seller: Gameloft S.A.
© 2011 Gameloft. All Rights Reserved. Gameloft, the Gameloft logo and Backstab are trademarks of Gameloft in the US and/or other countries.

Price: $6.99 [iTunes Link]

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