5pb just announced a huge sale on its iOS games for a limited time. The discounts have rolled out, but the most notable one is both versions of the super popular visual novel time traveling adventure Steins;Gate ($19.99). Steins;Gate and Steins;Gate HD are separate apps. Longtime readers and iOS gamers might remember when we had games with HD versions for iPad. That has carried over to the current version of Steins;Gate on iOS. Right now, both Steins;Gate and Steins;Gate HD are down to $3.99 from $19.99 for a limited time. The historic low price is $2.99, but this is still a fantastic deal if you’ve not played Steins;Gate yet. If you do have a modern console, you can play Steins;Gate Elite which is a remake of Steins;Gate featuring anime cut-scenes. I like both versions and can recommend either, but prefer the original as it feels like the best intro to the genre for me.
If you’ve not played Steins;Gate on mobile, read Shaun’s review of it here. It has a fantastic story with great characters and a brilliant soundtrack across its multiple endings. Steins;Gate is also a great entry point into the visual novel genre. It is available on the App Store for iPhone here and iPad (HD) here. Check out the forum thread for Steins;Gate here. You can get it here on Google Play where it is free to start, and I’m not sure if it is discounted there as of now. What is your favorite game in the series across all platforms and will you be trying out the console and PC release Anonymous;Code in September?