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Florence review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on February 14th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: A BRIEF FLING
Florence is a brief, but beautiful experience.

Purrfect Date review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on February 14th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: CATS ARE JERKS
This parody of a dating sim suffers from some unlikable characters and repetitive gameplay.


Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on February 13th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: A MINI MARVEL
Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition is an amazing new model for mobile ports that should get applied to more (and better) games.

Dig Dog - Treasure Hunter review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on February 8th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: DIG DOGGONE IT
Spelunky meets Dig Dug in this charming minimal platformer.


Dandara review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on February 6th, 2018
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: A JARRING JOURNEY
Dandara’s take on the Metroidvania formula is admirable, but unfortunately not well realized.

Disc Drivin’ 2 review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on February 1st, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: TURN BY TURN
Disc Drivin’ has a few flaws, but it’s also one of the most original racing games out there.


PAKO 2 review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on January 31st, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: MINOR OFFENSE
PAKO 2 is a super stylish game that is lacking a little bit of depth.

Thumper: Pocket Edition review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on January 26th, 2018
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: A LOUD THUD
Thumper is not for everyone. Even if you do like it, this version is not ideal.


Check out these 5 games that are a lot like Minecraft for mobile

Posted by Harry Slater on February 19th, 2018

Minecraft screenshot

So you're in love with Minecraft, but you're looking for something else to play as well? You've come to the right place then, because this list is all about games that are a bit like Minecraft. Some of them, more than others.

I've included download links, and links to our reviews if we've got them. If you've got your own suggestions though, feel free to stick them in the comments section at the bottom of the page.

Our top 5 characters from casual RPG Creature Quest

Posted by 148Apps Staff on February 16th, 2018
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Creature Quest definitely lives up to its name with a host of collectible creatures based on fantasy tales and world mythologies. To celebrate Creature Quest’s first birthday, we’re going to lay out what we think are the five best characters in the game. Let’s get to it.

5. Celestial Sentinel

The Celestial Sentinel is Creature Quest’s best healer, hands down. Not only can he resurrect and heal your party members, he’ll also restore your team members’ mana. If he dies, he can revive and heal the rest of your team, including himself. He’s the ideal safety net.

Around the Empire: What have you missed on Steel Media's other sites this week? - Feb 16th

Posted by Harry Slater on February 16th, 2018

Severed iOS screenshot

Did you know that Steel Media has a whole swathe of other sites dedicated to all aspects of mobile gaming? Sure you'll get the very best iPhone news, reviews, and opinions right here at 148Apps, but we don't want you missing out on a single piece of portable goodness.

Which is why every week we round up all the very best stuff that's gone on around the Steel Media network over the last seven days. So make sure you check back as often as possible on all of the other sites, while firmly remaining a big fan of 148Apps. Please.

All the best games on sale for iPhone and iPad right now - February 16th

Posted by Harry Slater on February 16th, 2018

Monster Hunter Freedom Unite on sale for iOS screenshot

Oh hi there, and welcome to our round-up of the best games that are currently on sale for iPhone and iPad. You thought I didn't see you there, did you, skulking behind the bushes? Trust me though, the bushes aren't where the best deals are. The best deals are right here.

There's a whole load of games on sale this week, but I've gone right ahead and picked what I consider to be the cream of the crop. Disagree? Have your own suggestions to throw out there? Well let me know in the comments then. Go on, I don't bite.

The Battle of Polytopia Guide - How to Hop Into The New Multiplayer Update

Posted by Campbell Bird on February 15th, 2018

A new update just released for The Battle of Polytopia (formerly Super Tribes), which introduces online multiplayer. For all the fans of Midjiwan’s lite take on Civilization, this is certainly welcome news, but playing online isn’t as easy and straightforward as it could be. Luckily, we’ve gone ahead and figured out the best way to start hopping online and playing against people. Check out the tips below:

Pay to play

Although The Battle of Polytopia is a free-to-play game, you can only unlock access to the game’s multiplayer mode if you’ve made at least one purchase in the game. If you’re not sure if you want to shell out just to play online, no problem! You can test out The Battle of Polytopia as much as you want offline for free before deciding whether you want to dive into an online competition or not.

The best games that came out for iPhone and iPad this week - February 15th

Posted by Harry Slater on February 15th, 2018

Florence best new iOS games screenshot

Another week, another bunch of new releases on the App Store, another update to our big list of new games. It's not a classic lineup this week, but there are some really good ones in the mix all the same.

I've stuck download links in so you can swoop over to the App Store and grab the games you fancy right this second. And if you think we've missed anything from the list, feel free to let us know in the comments at the bottom of the article. And see you again in seven days!

Here are the very best mobile games to play with your significant other this Valentine's Day

Posted by Harry Slater on February 14th, 2018

Heart Star best Valentine's Day games screenshot

It's Valentine's Day! Did you get loads of cards and chocolates and other tacky, simple expressions of human affection? Did you send out tat because you find it almost impossible to express emotion unless there's a section dedicated to it at your local shop? Hahahaha it's all fun and games.

If you're stumped for what to do on this most momentous of date nights, don't fret, because we've got you covered. After all, what says 'I love you' better than a mobile game? Literally nothing, that's what. So here are the best games to play with your soul mate this evening.

The best games for iPhone - The definitive 148 Apps list [Updated February 13th]

Posted by Harry Slater on February 13th, 2018

Eisenhorn Xenos best iPhone games

Hi there, and welcome to our ever-increasing list of the very best games for iPhone. We're going to be updating this regularly with new content, so make sure you check back often, because you're not going to want to miss out on even one of the games we're including here. Trust me, they're that good.

You can click the links below to download the games from the App Store, and find out more about them. And if you've got some games you think should be included, feel free to chuck them into the comments section. Hopefully we can get a good bit of debate going!

More monsters to collect and evolve in Creature Quest’s anniversary update

Posted by 148Apps Staff on February 12th, 2018
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

A laid-back mix of RPG and TCG, Creature Quest is all about building your deck, evolving your creatures and winning in battle. It’s the creation of VC Mobile, set up by Might and Magic producer Jon Van Caneghem. There are elements of that classic PC game here, but for the most part, this is a modern, mobile experience. Now one year on from its launch, it's just received a new update with some big changes.

Firstly, you’ll gain more loot in the Battle Tower, making your fights more fruitful. You’ll also receive rewards on a sliding scale, based on how many of your creatures survive the fray, so the better you do, the more you’ll win. New players will also benefit from a week of check-in rewards and a Legendary creature to kickstart your deck.

You’ve also got two new automatic features to play with. Auto-battle lets you leave your captured creatures to handle the fight, while auto-pickup hoovers up the loot you stumble upon exploring quest maps. These optional features should make grinding less onerous.

The update introduces three new creatures to collect. The Legendary-level Cacaelia and Siege Construct and the Rare-level Lightning Nymph – a Battle Tower reward that is guaranteed to come with at least three Combo Dots.

Beyond the update’s under-the-hood tweaking, there’s a busy diary of in-game events and dungeon challenges planned. There’ll be a Valentine’s Day take-over and an exclusive quest, Battlefield of Love, between February 9-19. Creature Quest will get a St Patrick’s Day take-over in March, along with another one-off quest, the unsettlingly-titled Ooze Cruise. And there’s much more planned for 2018.

If you want to join the creature-catching, monster-battling fun, download Creature Quest for free on iOS and Android.

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media preferred partners.

Check out this awesome hands-on with the official version of PUBG for iPhone

Posted by Harry Slater on February 12th, 2018

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds logo

Well, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has come out on mobile. This isn't a clone, this isn't a riff on the battleroyale mechanics of the game, it's the official mobile port by Tencent. But there's a little bit of a hitch.

Because right now the game is only out in China. And as you might be able to imagine, that means that the version of the game you might be able to find a way to download, is all going to be in Chinese.

Arena of Valor Guide - The Best Heroes to Support the Team

Posted by Campbell Bird on February 9th, 2018

Arena of Valor might just be the best MOBA on mobile, and a ton of people are playing it. The only problem is, everyone wants to play as a carry or other high damage dealing character. While I get the appeal of wanting to lay waste to the enemy team like a perfect killing machine, the key to victory is about having a quality and balanced team, which might require you to play more of a support role. These characters aren’t quite as straightforward as high damage dealers, so check out this handy guide to pick the right support character for you:

PAPER Anne by UsFun Games lets you solve puzzles in a paper world

Posted by 148Apps Staff on February 9th, 2018
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

PAPER Anne is a brand-new puzzle game from developer UsFun Games, slated for release on 27th February. It’s a charming, family-friendly fairy-tale that’s sure to warm hearts.

Anne is a paper girl, in a paper world. But this world isn’t quite the right fit for her. She’s surrounded by characters straight out of the annals of children’s fiction, with references to The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Nut Cracker, The Ugly Duckling and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. You’ll take instructions from the Cheshire Cat, fight at the Tin Soldier’s side, question the Queen of Hearts and overcome the Mouse King’s evil spell. As you help or hinder the characters from these classics, you’ll acquire pieces of Anne’s story, and she’ll move closer to discovering her rightful world.

Around the Empire: What have you missed on Steel Media's other sites this week? - Feb 9th

Posted by Harry Slater on February 9th, 2018

Have you been keeping up to date with everything going on in the Steel Media empire? You haven't? Well that's okay, because we've gone right ahead and done a round-up of all the awesome content that's gone up on our family of sites over the last seven days.

There are features, there are reviews, and there are some awesome videos. And don't worry if you don't have time to pay attention to all of the sites, because we'll be back here, same time, same place next week with another round-up. We're kind and caring like that.

All the best games on sale for iPhone and iPad right now - February 9th

Posted by Harry Slater on February 9th, 2018

Deus Ex Go screenshot

It's that time again. Time to round up the best games that are currently on sale on the App Store. We've survived another week. Well done everyone. I hope it hasn't been too difficult and you've got some awesome plans for the weekend that involve spending time with the people who mean the most to you in the whole world.

There are some real winners in the list this week, and I've included links to the App Store and our reviews. There's even some sick videos for you to watch. Make sure you keep your eye on 148Apps next week too. We'll have even more exciting things to share with you, promise.

Dig Dog Guide - Dig Deep to Discover Your Inner Dog

Posted by Campbell Bird on February 8th, 2018

Dig Dog is a platforming game that feels something like a cross between the arcade simplicity of Dig Dug and the ultra tough (but unwaveringly fair) Spelunky. Here’s a few tips to help you get better in your dogged pursuit of bones.

Go the distance

When you first start playing Dig Dog, I recommend just trying to get as far into the game’s Bone Hunt mode as possible. This is both because the Dig Dog’s other mode seems almost completely lacking in challenge and also because getting through levels in Bone Hunt can unlock new worlds that you can warp to immediately on new runs. If you clear enough levels to visit a new world a few times, you eventually get the power to warp straight there, which can cut out having to replay older and easier worlds.

Older dogs learn newer tricks