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Wonder Blade review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on August 16th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: BLADE BASHERS
If you want to play something like Castle Crashers on mobile, this is your best bet.

Sneak Ops review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Emily Sowden on August 15th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SNEAKY SUSPENSE
Even if you're not a fan of stealth games, Sneak Ops is fast-paced, clever, and fun enough for everyone to enjoy

Barbearian review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on August 15th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: FUN BUT CLUNKY
This brawler has a ton of neat stuff going on in it, but the combat leaves something to be desired.

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.

We sat down with one of the developers of Powerless to talk about diversity, telling believable stories, and more

Posted by Harry Slater on August 17th, 2018

Powerless is a new game that's set to hit the App Store on August 23rd. It's an interactive novel of sorts, with a huge cast of characters and a really intriguing story involving the end of technology as we know it.

The game's got lots of interesting ideas, so we took a moment to have a chat with the co-founder of Narratio, the dev behind the game, Lauren Anne Marie Carter. Carter also designed the game, and has some really interesting insights about tech, life, and diversity.

It's up to you to decide which of these 5 games deserves to win our game of the week award

Posted by Harry Slater on August 16th, 2018


Thursday has slipped up on us once again, and here at 148Apps that means it's time to start the game of the week process all over again. We've picked five of the best games that have come out over the last seven days, and it's up to you which of them leaves with the mobile gaming world's biggest accolade.

There's a pretty mixed bunch of games for you to choose from, with free to play, premium, and everything in between pretty well represented. We've got violence, we've got running, and we've got an evil taxi all waiting to see if they're going to get your vote.

But how do you vote? Well it's easy. You can leave a comment on this post, RT our tweets about the individual games on Twitter, making sure you include the hashtag #148GOW, or you can leave us a comment on Facebook. Whatever way you decide to do it, come back on Tuesday when we'll be announcing which of these five has earned the right to call itself the game of the week.

REACH classic puzzles its way onto mobile devices worldwide

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

Match-3 puzzler REACH classic proved a smash hit during its Canadian soft launch, and now developer B2tGame has brought it to mobile devices worldwide so you can see what all the fuss is about.

After topping the App Store charts for the puzzle, strategy and paid games categories in its home territory, the tile-matching title has brought its brand of accessible colour-combining gameplay to iOS and Android users across the globe.

REACH classic will put your brain through its paces with its strategically-rich gameplay. Players must astutely arrange a never-ending supply of tiles by colour, to prevent them from building up at the top of the screen. If they reach the bottom, you’re done for.

The best female characters in mobile gaming

Posted by Elizabeth Eagen-Jones on August 15th, 2018

Lara Croft GO iOS screenshot - Pushing a block

In the world of mobile gaming, truly well-made games can often be something of a rarity. Well-made games that feature female protagonists are even rarer, and while many games give you the option to choose between a male or female avatar, it's not often that the star of a game is a woman.

With that in mind, here's a few high-quality games that feature a woman not just as an avatar, but as the main character.

Knights Chronicle guide - Everything you need to know about Guild Battles

Posted by Campbell Bird on August 14th, 2018

The latest update to Knights Chronicle brought us some balance changes and interesting new characters, but perhaps the most interesting addition of all is the game’s new mode. Guild Battle allows teams of players to test their collective strength against others, but participating in it isn’t as straightforward as you might think.

Underneath the basic premise of “beat as many other players as possible,” Guild Battle actually has some nuanced mechanics to it that can make the difference between being a mere contributor to your guild and a guild hero. Check out our tips below:

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: