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Reigns: Game of Thrones review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on October 17th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: A SONG OF SWIPING AND DYING
Nerial finds a way to breathe new life into two properties that are past their prime.

SMASH PUCK review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on October 17th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: SLO-MO SLIDING
SMASH PUCK is a mezmerizing puzzler that occasionally feels too restrictive.


Dizzy Knight review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Emily Sowden on October 12th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: DIZZYING ACTION
Dizzy Knight is a decent time-waster overall, but doesn't quite satisfy the craving for a good adventure game

Monster Hunter Stories review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Emily Sowden on October 6th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: MONSTIES AND POOGIES
It may be a bit of a steep price point, but Monster Hunter Stories absolutely oozes quality and has plenty to keep you busy with


Dragalia Lost review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on October 2nd, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: DO BETTER NINTENDO
Nintendo’s latest venture on mobile demonstrates their lack of interest in truly supporting the platform.

Paper.io 2 review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Elizabeth Eagen-Jones on October 1st, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: PAPER CUT
A simple experience that can't get past the lag


Bouncing Hero review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on September 25th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: POGO PERFECTION
This simple action game works astoundingly well on mobile.

Ammo Pigs: Armed and Delicious review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on September 20th, 2018
Our rating: starstarblankstarblankstarblankstar :: NOT MUCH MEAT
This game appears to be a throwback, but to what?


Dragalia Lost - Who to upgrade if you don't have five-star Adventurers

Posted by Campbell Bird on October 23rd, 2018

As a gacha game, Dragalia Lost only allows you to build your teams of Adventurers out of the best units you have around you. So, although we may all want to have teams full of S tier five-star Adventurers, that’s simply not realistic.

Most players may have only one or no five-star Adventurers and will have to resort to putting together a rag-tag group of “lesser” heroes. Fortunately, Dragalia Lost is pretty well balanced so that you don’t need ultra rare units to do well in late game content, though they aren’t great about letting you know who these folks are. See below for my picks of some of Dragalia Lost’s best non-five-star heroes (and even some advice about five-star units to avoid):

My scariest mobile game - The Room Two

Posted by Elizabeth Eagen-Jones on October 23rd, 2018

Let's be honest - I'm a weakling when it comes to horror games. Even something mildly creepy will be plenty to give me nightmares, and I actively shy away from most titles that have "horror" in either the description or the name. So it's not really surprising that the supernatural elements in The Room series were plenty to give me a good scare, particularly one scene in The Room 2.

One thing The Room series excels at is creating a vaguely unsettling vibe throughout the various environments and puzzles within the game. As you piece together the storyline from letters and other clues left for you to find, you'll slowly start to understand the surreal plotline that underscores the puzzles you're solving.

Take control of the Portals in Little Lords of Twilight, soft launched on iOS and Android

Posted by 148Apps Staff on October 23rd, 2018
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Fans of RPG and Strategy games, have we got something for you! The 1v1 tactical RPG “Little Lords of Twilight” has begun soft launch. Step into the grids for a sneak peek, available now in UK, Germany, France, Spain, Philippines, and Malaysia. The soft launch version is giving away enough gems to claim a free hero skin!

In Little lords of Twilight, you win by either defeating your opponent or rushing to their portal on the end of the battlefield. Collect characters, minions, learn spells, and special abilities to create the ultimate deck and rule the world of Zikverland. Beware of the day and night system which changes the appearance and abilities of the characters. This change in stats may give you a boost or weaken your power.

Dragalia Lost Imperial Onslaught Guide

Posted by Campbell Bird on October 22nd, 2018

Now that Dragalia Lost has been out for a bit, most players have likely found time between limited events like Loyalty’s Requiem and Trick or Treasure to complete the game’s campaign. If you somehow haven’t yet though, make sure you do, as completion of Dragalia Lost’s campaign unlocks a new mission type called The Imperial Onslaught.

The Imperial Onslaught is a pretty tough mission type, but they’re extremely worth adding to your daily regimen once you have access to them. These missions grant unique rewards that can allow you to do everything from advance your Facility Level to create some of the most powerful weapons in the game. See below for everything you need to know about The Imperial Onslaught.

These are the 5 top iPhone and iPad games like Skyrim

Posted by Harry Slater on October 22nd, 2018

While there is an official Elder Scrolls action RPG coming to the App Store later in the year (you can find out more about the game, The Elder Scrolls: Blades by clicking right here), at the moment you need to go unofficial if you want to scratch your Skyrim itch. Which is why we're written this list of the top games like Skyrim for iPhone.

As usual there's some leftfield choices thrown in there, but we like to think that's why you keep coming back to 148Apps. We've included download links, so if any of the games tickle your fancy you're only a couple of clicks away from getting them onto your device.

If you've got your own suggestions for iPhone games like Skyrim, make sure you let us know in the comments at the bottom of the page. And click here to check out all of the other brilliant lists we've been creating for you lately.

Dragalia Lost Trick or Treasure Jumpstart Guide

Posted by Campbell Bird on October 19th, 2018

It’s finally here! Loyalty’s Requiem ended in Dragalia Lost, but it has swiftly been replaced with a new Halloween event. This event—called Trick or Treasure—had quite a bit of hype surrounding it before it came out, and for good reason too.

This isn’t just another raid-based event for another element type. It’s a facility event, meaning it’s focused around letting you earn rewards to help you upgrade your Castle Grounds. In light of the fact that Trick or Treasure is such a different beast, we’ve put together a quick and dirty guide on how to get a jumpstart on this Halloween event.

Here are the awesome iPhone and iPad games you should be excited about playing next week

Posted by Harry Slater on October 19th, 2018

Euclidean Skies iOS preview screenshot - Fighting on a walkway with a demon nearby

Ah the working week is crawling towards its end. But fret not, dear reader, there's still time for us to share with you the iPhone and iPad games that you should be excited about playing next week. And we reckon there are at least three games on the list that everyone should be getting psyched about right now.

October and November are often the best months for iOS gaming, and it's looking like that's going to be the case this year as well. Every game we've chosen is pretty special, and we hope that you're going to agree with us about that.

If not, well feel free to stick your own suggestions in the comments section at the bottom of the article. No one's perfect, everyone makes mistakes, so be gentle if you think we have. If you're interested in the games that came out this week, click here to check out what's up for this week's game of the week award.

It's up to you to decide the winner of our iPhone and iPad game of the week award

Posted by Harry Slater on October 18th, 2018

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Thursday is the day when most of the new releases come out on the App Store. It's also the day when we pick what we think are the best five games that have come out over the last seven days. Then we pose you, our readers, a simple question - which is best?

There's one game on the list that probably stands above all the others in terms of how excited people are to play it, but if we've learned anything from these articles, it's that excitement isn't always a good marker of what game is going to walk away from the vote victorious.

You're probably wondering how you vote now. Well, it couldn't be easier. You can leave a comment at the bottom of the article with your choice. Or contact us on Twitter with the hashtage #148GOW with your pick. If that's not enough, you can even leave us a comment on our Facebook page to let us know.

If you're wondering what won last week's game of the week award, you can find that out by clicking right here. Right then, on with the shortlist.

Grimvalor is last week's 148Apps iPhone and iPad game of the week

Posted by Harry Slater on October 18th, 2018

What a week it has been here at 148Apps towers. We've been swamped, which means we're a bit late letting you know what last week's game of the week was. Don't worry though, we're here now, and we can reveal that Grimvalor takes away the prize.

It was a pretty tight run thing this week, but we're pretty confident that the correct game has won. Grimvalor might look a lot like a Dark Souls clone at first glance, but dig a bit deeper and you'll discover something really rather special lurking in the grim fantasy aesthetic. And we love special things here at 148Apps.

My scariest mobile game - Final Fantasy 7

Posted by Harry Slater on October 17th, 2018

This is going to be a bit of a weird one, but bear with me. The game that has scared me the most isn't a horror experience (don't get me wrong, I won't go outside if it's foggy thanks to Silent Hill 2), it's actually Final Fantasy 7. Sounds ridiculous, right? But there's a good reason that no other games have managed to put me quite so on edge as Square's classic JRPG.

There are some horror aspects in the game - you find Vincent Valentine in a coffin in the basement of a mansion. And he's a vampire. But those moments are more box-ticking tropes than anything else. No one's terrified of Vincent Valentine, unless they harbour dark fears about androgynous cybergoths.

It's not the bits in Final Fantasy 7 that were meant to scary that put the fear of Genova into me, it's the moments where it shows just how vulnerable your party is. It's when it shows you just how exposed to the world you really are.

Dragalia Lost Daily Tasks Guide

Posted by Campbell Bird on October 16th, 2018

Part of what makes gacha games compelling (and sometimes annoying) is their grind. You’re always supposed to be advancing something in these games, meaning you need to be checking in on your progress once or multiple times a day to make sure you’re progressing at an optimal pace.

Something nice about Dragalia Lost is that its daily grind is relatively light compared to similar games. This is to say the specific objectives given to you every day aren’t something that takes a huge time investment. That said though, there’s quite a few tasks you should be doing every day to advance your progress, even though they aren’t daily quests. See below:

Why I'm looking forward to Stardew Valley on mobile

Posted by Emily Sowden on October 16th, 2018

stardew valley ios barn autumn cow

Last week I read the words I'd been hoping for and got so excited I almost cried: Stardew Valley is coming to mobile on October 24th. While, my colleagues know of my love for the game I think my reasons behind it have always been a bit of a mystery to them.

The wonderful thing is that everyone's reasons for loving it are different, though some of you lovely gamers reading might experience the same sort of deal.

The best games for iPhone - The definitive 148 Apps list [Updated October 16th]

Posted by Harry Slater on October 16th, 2018

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!

Mad Rocket: Fog of War is the next big base-building game you didn’t know you needed

Posted by 148Apps Staff on October 15th, 2018

Mad Rocket: Fog of War is the latest title from pblisher Four Thirty Three, and it’s a game that will have you rethinking your approach to strategic war games. In this new base-building card battler, you’ll be invading bases enshrouded in thick fog. How will you adapt your strategy to work around these dangerous conditions?

Carefully lay out a strategy for infiltrating your enemy’s base, while taking your limited visibility into account. You’ll have to predict your opponent’s strategy, selecting units from your battle deck that can survive any manner of attack. Send out units that can withstand aerial attacks, assaults from larger buildings, and many more. Creativity is key here, so get out there and experiment with the tools you have at your disposal. As your skills develop, you’ll be able to join the Seasonal Rankings to earn rewards and medals.

These are the 5 best iPhone games like Nintendo's Mario

Posted by Harry Slater on October 15th, 2018

There's a Mario game on the App Store nowadays, but if it hasn't quite sated your desires to fiddle with an Italian plumber while you're out and about, we've got some suggestions that might help. That's right, it's a list of games like Mario for iPhone.

Of course, none of these games would exist without Mario, but we've picked the ones that we think best capture the feeling of Nintendo's flagship franchise throughout the different iterations in its long, long life.

Obviously you might have your own suggestions, and we'd love it if you shared them with us. Hell, even if you disagree with every word written here, we'd like to hear why. So make sure you drop a comment at the bottom of the article.

Oh, and if you want to check out all of our other awesome lists, click right here and you'll be able to do just that.