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GRID Autosport review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on December 8th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: BEAUTIFUL BUT BOILERPLATE
GRID Autosport is a really, really ridiculously good looking racer, but is otherwise a pretty straightforward experience.

Reigns: Her Majesty review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on December 7th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: A WORTHY HEIR
The follow up to Reigns adds a ton of extra content while maintaining the same base formula.


7 Wonders review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Campbell Bird on December 6th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: MOSTLY WONDERFUL
It’s great to have a mobile version of 7 Wonders finally, but it’s still not quite as good as the real thing.

Far from Noise review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on December 5th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: HANGING BY A MOMENT
Far from Noise is a refreshingly slow-paced narrative game.


I Am The Hero review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on December 4th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: CHARACTER FLAWS
This brawler is super stylish, but also suffers from some technical issues.

Game Dev Tycoon review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on December 1st, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: MAKING GAMES IS HARD
Game Dev Tycoon is a remarkably detailed and lovingly crafted management sim about the games industry.


Hoppenhelm review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on November 30th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: HOP FOR JOY
Hoppenhelm is a simple arcade game that succeeds because of how good its controls feel.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on November 29th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: HAPPY CAMPER
Pocket Camp is a pretty ordinary game that’s propped up with heaps of Nintendo charm.


Reigns: Her Majesty guide - how to use every item

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 10th, 2017



Ruling a kingdom isn't easy--doubly so for a queen whose every decision is questioned by the other factions seeking a slice of power. Reigns: Her Majesty builds on the original game's swipey tactics, adding items that you can use to move the story forward and potentially save your life. This spoiler free guide will show you how to use these items effectively so that you will reign long and triumphantly.

The best new games we played this week - December 8

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 8th, 2017



Friday has crept up on us once again, so it's time to honor the best new games we've played over the past few days. This past week was a pretty exciting one, with the debut of lots of beautiful new indies and some familiar faces returning to the fray. There are a lot of excellent new games to dig into this weekend, so we hope you've freed up some space on your calendar!

Portal Knights guide- beginner tips and tricks

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 8th, 2017

Portal Knights is finally making the jump to iOS and Android, and it's already climbing the ranks to become the next big MMO experience on mobile. This sprawling sandbox game will let you pursue any adventure you wish, whether you want to sling spells at fearsome monsters or build a towering base that's the envy of players from all around.

Portal Knights is a game of endless possibilities, but sometimes the lack of limits can feel a bit overwhelming. Here are a few tips to help you get started and dive into the world.

Reigns: Her Majesty guide - how to swipe your way to a victorious reign

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 8th, 2017

Reigns: Her Majesty is storming the App Store this week, bringing more tinder-esque kingdom building to eager players everywhere. If you've played the original Reigns, you'll know that leading a kingdom is never easy. It's a careful balancing act keeping the church, army, and commoners happy.

More often than not, you'll succumb to some terrible end. We're here to prevent that. Use these tips to grow in power without giving in to all of the powers itching for their spot on the throne.

Pocket Legends Adventures guide - how to build a strong character

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 6th, 2017

Pocket Legends Adventures is a fun action adventure RPG that takes control when you want it to, but also opens itself for player input, too, if you're looking to tkae a more active role in combat. Regardless of play style, the game can be quite difficult at times, so we've devised a few tips to help you get started. Here's how to become a top player in Pocket Legends Adventures.

The best deals on the App Store this week - December 6

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 6th, 2017



Another week means another roundup of quality bargain games. This week's list features a few games we haven't featured before in our weekly roundups. If you're on the prowl for new games, now's an optimal time to try something completely new for quite a low price. Let's take a look.

Construction Simulator 2’s latest update adds more vehicles and features we think you’ll dig

Posted by 148Apps Staff on December 6th, 2017
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: OPEN BUILD :: Read Review »



astragon Entertainment have released a new update for its marquee construction sim, Construction Simulator 2, which brings with it a glut of new machines and vehicles to get behind. Available now for both iOS and Android users, becoming the biggest real-estate tycoon based in the Westside Plains just got a little more enticing.

Taking its already impressive licensed vehicle line-up to well over 40, Construction Simulator 2’s big update sees machines from Mack Trucks and MEILLER Kipper enter the fold. This means that as well as manning heavy-duty trucks from well-known makers like Caterpillar, Liebherr, Palfinger, Kenworth Bell Equipment, STILL and ATLAS, players can now put the pedal to the medal with the Mack Titan tractor truck and MEILLER MHKA semi-trailer to better complete jobs on time.

Dig a little deeper into Construction Simulator 2 when you load it up next, and there’s more to unearth by way of new missions to complete and tasks to carry out. Load, shift, and excavate your way to success by making use of the new machinery that awaits. Those seeking to get their regular forklift fix can also look forward to driving a real STILL® RX60-80 forklift, which now replaces the base model from before.

Construction Simulator 2’s jam-packed update also has a special treat in store for Android players, adding in experimental external game controller support. Simply connect your gamepad to your smartphone or tablet, and you’ll be greeted by a cleaned-up game OS, meaning you can keep on trucking uninterrupted.

Dig into all the new construction content, Construction Simulator 2’s latest update is available for iOS and Android now.

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners.

Kick the Buddy guide - how to unlock all weapons

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 5th, 2017



Kick the Buddy
is an addictive beat-em up (blow-em up?) that's more commonly tagged as a stress reliever rather than a formal game. You're given a slew weapons which you can then use to take out your frustrations on the titular buddy, a stuffed doll.

The only real goal is to get as much money as possible to unlock new weapons to give you even more ways to kill the buddy. Here are a few tips to help you unlock every weapon in the game.

Game Dev Tycoon guide - how to get your video game studio up and running

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 5th, 2017

Game Dev Tycoon is a masterfully constructed sim in which you lead a video game studio to fame and fortune (hopefully). Not only is it a fun game in its own right, it's also a fascinating look into the game design process. Game Dev Tycoon has finally landed on iOS and it's a perfect fit for mobile devices.

Making games is never easy, though, so you might need some help to get started. Luckily we have a few handy beginners tips to guide you. Let's get to it.

Rush guide - beginner tips and tricks for survival

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 5th, 2017



Rush
is a new tough-as-nails endless arcade game from Ketchapp that sees you guiding a ball down an endless neon track while avoiding obstacles along the way. The concept is simple, but it's fast-paced and fun, and most definitely a challenge.

Rush can seem impossibly difficult on our first few tries, but give it some time and follow these tips and you'll be zipping around with the competition in no time.

AdVenture Communist guide - tips and tricks for beginners

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 5th, 2017

From the minds that brought you AdVenture Capitalist comes an entirely new way of running things.AdVenture Communistshirks the every-man-for-himself trappings of capitalism for a worlm in which every man throws their potatoes into the pot for the good of society as a whole. Sound ridiculous? It kind of is, but that's why we love it.

AdVenture Communist is an addictive idle-clicker game where you're tasked with keeping a communist nation afloat. Running a country is never easy, though. Luckily for you, we have a few helpful beginner tips and tricks to help you get started.

Shadow Fight 3 guide - how to become a seasoned fighter

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 2nd, 2017

Shadow Fight 3 is a fun new brawler with a few RPG elements thrown in for some extra flavor. Set in feudal Japan, you'll rely on just your fists and perhaps a blade or two to help you win out against your opponent. Combat is multilayered and requires a decent bit of study if you want to make it far. Here are a few tips to help you go pro.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp guide - how to get every holiday item

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 2nd, 2017



Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp's
first big holiday event got under way this week. Players can now craft exclusive festive items and collect fun santa outfits. It's a great way to get into the holiday spirit. The only catch is, you only have 25 days to take advantage of it all. Once Christmas is past, the event is over, whether you've collected everything or not.

25 days gives you plenty of time to collect everything, though. Here's how you can craft every item and collect every costume piece before your time is up, without spending a single leaf.

The best new games we played this week - November 30

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 1st, 2017



We took a break for Thanksgiving, but your favorite weekly roundup is back. It's once again time to take a look at the best new games that released this past week (or two). There's a good bit of variety, and the quality is outstanding. There are only four games on the list this week, but they're probably some of the best games out on iOS this year. Let's take a look, shall we?

Rules of Survival guide - how to protect yourself from other players

Posted by Jessica Famularo on November 30th, 2017



In Rules of Survival, anything goes. The only real rule is to stay alive, and your opponents are going to do everything in their power to follow it. That means sneaking, sniping, and sometimes flat out fire fights.

It can be tough adapting to these brutal tactics, but there are plenty of ways to avoid them. Here are a few tips to help you survive any human encounter in Rules of Survival.