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Swipe Manager Soccer 2018 review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on August 13th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: HE SWIPES, HE SCORES
An unexpected mashup of Reigns and sports makes for a pretty delightful management game.

Escape from Chernobyl review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on August 9th, 2018
Our rating: starstarblankstarblankstarblankstar :: NUCLEAR NIGHTMARE
For being the third entry in a series of survival games, Escape from Chernobyl is surprisingly rough.


Vista Golf Rivals review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on August 8th, 2018
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: CASH FOR GOLF
Vista Golf Rivals is a more exciting golfing experience, but it has the same problems as Vista Golf.

Shin Megami Tensei Liberation Dx2 review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Elizabeth Eagen-Jones on August 8th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SAY WHAT
A solid RPG with a ridiculously complicated name.


Asphalt 9: Legends review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Emily Sowden on August 7th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: HEART PUMPING
Asphalt 9: Legends is the best of the series so far. While it may lean a little more toward the casual side of arcade racing, it's still a ton of fun and gorgeous, to boot.

Radiant One review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on August 6th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SLEEPER HIT
Short as it may be, Radiant One is a powerful experience that’s absolutely worth having.


Lightseekers review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on August 1st, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: SEEK ELSEWHERE
This version of Lightseekers does not do the card game justice.

Pocket City review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on July 31st, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: PREMIUM BUT NOT PERFECT
It’s nice to have a city builder that’s not a free-to-play game, but Pocket City still has some issues.


This week's game of the week is the stealth-tastic Sneak Ops

Posted by Harry Slater on August 14th, 2018

Well it was a tight one this week, but after a count, a recount, and a harried phone call with the game of the week administration in Strasbourg, we can now reveal that the winner of this week's game of the week award is midcore stealth banger, Sneak Ops.

The game sees you making your way through a maze-like structure, hiding from guards, laser trip-wires, and the roving eyes of sentry cameras. It's the stealth game with all of its frippery peeled back, and quite frankly it's pretty darn wonderful.

But why do we think it deserves to win our game of the week award? Not that it's up to us, but there's a damn good reason it's clearly resonated with so many of you.

The best games for iPhone - The definitive 148 Apps list [Updated August 14th]

Posted by Harry Slater on August 14th, 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!

How to get the highest score in Tomb of the Mask for Android and iOS

Posted by Harry Slater on August 13th, 2018

Tomb of the Mask is a super-quick arcade dasher with remarkably simple swipe controls. It's also fiendishly tough, and if it gets your claws into you there's a very good chance that about every third second of your life is going to be consumed by thoughts of it. Honestly, it's very addictive.

But while it's easy to get to grips with what the game has to offer, there's still plenty of scope to learn more. That's where this list comes in. With these handy hints and tips you're going to be getting the sort of highscores that are going to put all of your friends to shame.

We've put a good few hours into the game now, and we're pretty sure we know what we're talking about. If you've got your own suggestions though, make your voice heard in the comments. That way we can all be horribly addicted to a game we're quite good at. Sick.

Which mobile games let you experience life through someone else's eyes?

Posted by Harry Slater on August 10th, 2018

There are plenty of what you might call standard experiences on the App Store. You know the sort of game I'm talking about. A man wanders around hurting people in order to complete some task, quest, or mission. It's the way video games have been for a while now.

But there are other games out there that do things differently, that let you experience the world from a completely different point of view. And it's those games that we're going to be having a look at today.

This is by-no-means a complete or exhaustive list, but we reckon that these games are the best introduction to the kind of empathy and understanding that mobile gaming can offer up. If you've got your own suggestions then, feel free to stick them in the comments section at the bottom of the article. After all, the more we know, the more we grow.

Which of these 5 mobile games deserves to be crowned this week's 148Apps game of the week?

Posted by Harry Slater on August 9th, 2018

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Time certainly flies when you're having fun, and if you spend all of your life playing the best mobile games in the world, you best believe that time's flying like a bullet from a really big gun. Basically what I'm saying is that it's Thursday again, so it's time for you to pick your game of the week from these five choices.

There are some real gems in the mix this week, and there's going to be something for you whether you're a die-hard premium fan or don't mind dabbling in the shadowier world of free to play. We've got board games, we've got cats, we've got punching sleeping guards in the face, and we've got mutated radioactive zombie gits too.

If you want to make your voice heard and pick one of the games as this week's winner, there are a few ways you can do it. Leave a comment on this here article with your pick, tweet us your choice using the hashtag #148GOW, or just let us know on Facebook what you think deserves to win. And make sure to check back next week when we'll announce the victor.

Knights Chronicle guide - Everything you need to know about the August 9 update

Posted by Campbell Bird on August 8th, 2018

It seems like every two weeks, we can expect some new and exciting things to come to Knights Chronicle. In the last update, there were some nice quality of life features added to the game, but aside from a couple new heroes, not anything huge to shake the game up too much.

This upcoming update, which should hit within the next 24 hours, promises much more than that. Balance changes to heroes, a whole new game mode, and–of course–some more heroes to gush over. See below for more details:

Numbers and monsters RPG Math and Sorcery has won our game of the week award

Posted by Harry Slater on August 8th, 2018

We've counted up all the votes, sent them off to the court of arbitration in Strasbourg and had them vetted by an independent panel of retired judges and this guy we know who said he was real honest. I tell you all of this so when I announce the winner of the game of the week award, you know that the result is infallible.

It's Math and Sorcery, by the way. A game all about, wait for it, Math and Sorcery. But don't let that get you down, because there's so much to enjoy in both the mathematical and dark-arts departments here that it'd be churlish to complain.

What we can learn about life from Papers, Please

Posted by Harry Slater on August 6th, 2018

Papers, Please iOS screenshot - An applicant at the border

What does it mean to care about another human being? To worry about their hopes and desires, to show concern when they're putting themselves in danger? And when their dreams are in your hands, when their life is hanging in the balance because of you, do you have the strength of character to do what's right?

That's the idea at the heart of Papers, Please. For all that it's a simulator of a border crossing in some imaginary nation, it's really a game about how we treat each other, and about how we react when we have all the power.

It's a game that tries to teach us something, but does it in an entertaining, often harrowing way. If you want to know what sort of person you are, then playing Papers, Please is going to give you a pretty damn good indication.

Want to pick the best mobile game that came out this week? Well you can here

Posted by Harry Slater on August 3rd, 2018

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Yeah, sure, we're a day later than usual with our game of the week award, but that just makes things more exciting. You've no doubt been waiting with baited breath for the contestants to be announced. And that's exactly what we're doing in this here article, so cool your jets.

It's an interesting mix this week. We've got premium, we've got free to play. We've got deep simulation and we've got super-fast reactions. We've got retro, modern, puzzle, and almost everything in between. But it's up to you now which one walks away the victor.

To vote you can just leave us a comment at the bottom of the article. Or tweet us using the hashtag #148GOW, or post on our Facebook page. That's it. That's all you have to do.Pretty darn easy right? Anyway, on with the picks, then on with the votes.

Knights Chronicle guide - The best PvP characters

Posted by Campbell Bird on August 2nd, 2018

We’re continuing our pseudo-tier list for Knights Chronicle by listing our picks of the best heroes to have on your team in the Arena.

Again, because the criteria for what makes a hero so great in Knights Chronicle can be extremely situational, we’ve simply given our top three picks for best heroes by type that will generally serve you well in the Arena. See our picks below:

Scavenge for rewards in the latest DLC for apocalyptic simulator 60 Seconds!

Posted by 148Apps Staff on July 31st, 2018
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Tinned food is underrated. When the warning siren goes, and your suburban home is nuked into a radioactive pancake, what else are you going to depend on for sustenance down in the bunker? But if you’ve only got 60 seconds to gather supplies, you’ll have to pocket a lot of canned tomato soup. And everything else you and your family will need to stay alive. Then comes the tough part – spending countless days holed up in your fallout shelter, with only your family and mutant cockroaches for company. At least the cockroaches don’t nag.

So begins developer Robot Gentleman’s apocalyptic simulator 60 Seconds!. The game’s nightmare scenario is given a strong dose of dark humour throughout, helped by the 1950s, white-picket-fence backdrop. You take control of Ted, hell-bent on keeping his family alive, even when all around him has turned to ash. First released on PC, Nintendo Switch and iOS, 60 Seconds! received its debut on Android in December last year. It’s managed over a million sales across all platforms since then, and the latest DLC is sure to draw more players.

The winner of this week's game of the week award is The Horus Heresy: Legions

Posted by Harry Slater on July 31st, 2018

After another close-fought battle, and plenty of dissent among the ranks, we can now reveal the winner of this week's game of the week award. And if you've been paying attention to all of this psuedo-military speak, you've probably worked out that it's The Horus Heresy: Legions.

It's a card game of surprising depth and accessibility, that sees you building a deck of Space Marines, daemons, Imperial Guard troopers, and giant tanks to take out all of your foes. Think Hearthstone but set in the grim-dark-darkly-grim-grim future of Games Workshop's Warhammer 40K universe.

The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot might not be on Steam anymore, but we've tried the mobile version

Posted by Harry Slater on July 30th, 2018

The Might Quest for Epic Loot iOS preview screenshot - One of the early fights

I have a hat that makes me look quite a lot like a bear. This is pleasing to me. I also run around waving my axe about like I've gone a little bit bonkers. This is also pleasing. In fact, there's a lot of things about the soft-launched version of The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot that are going to please people, as you're going to find out in this preview.

It's a little more interactive than your usual midcore dungeon crawler, but it still manages to be wonderfully accessible. And then there are the little touches that set the game apart, and the polish and care that's clearly been lavished on the game. TLDR: this one's looking awesome.

How to play Speeball! for iOS and Android

Posted by Harry Slater on July 30th, 2018

Speedball iOS guide screenshot - Don't do this

No, Speedball isn't a digital remastering of the classic Amiga game of violence and sliding. Instead it's a game about a ball that goes really, really fast. And you need to tap the screen in order to ensure that that super fast lil' roller doesn't smash into any of the obstacles in front of you.

Unsurprisingly it's much harder than it looks. And since it looks pretty difficult, you can imagine the lengths you're going to have to go to to get the highest scores in the game. Luckily though, we've got your back on that account.

We've played a whole load of the game, and we've come up with some hints, tips, and tricks to ensure that every time you roll out on that road, you're going to be doing the very best you can.

How do I play Color Tube for mobile?

Posted by Harry Slater on July 27th, 2018

Color Tube is a super simple game of not smashing your little ball into the wrong colored part of a tube. Well, it sounds simple anyway. In actuality it's a hair-tearing, super-frustrating game of screaming at your phone and wishing ill to the developers.

But, since you probably want your hair to stay in one place, and you don't want to go on a murderous rampage against iOS game developers, we've written this handy guide to walk you through the ins-and-outs of the game.

It might not make you the greatest Color Tube player in the world, but by our reckoning if you follow these hints and tips you're going to be in the top ten at the very least.