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Harry used to be really good at Snake on the Nokia 5110. Apparently though, digital snake wrangling isn't a proper job, so now he writes words about games instead.

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These are the top 3 games for iPhone and iPad you'll be playing next week

Posted by Harry Slater on November 16th, 2018

The end of the week has rolled around again, which means it's time for us to look forward to the games you're going to be playing over the next seven days. We've got the return of a mobile gaming legend next week, as well as a couple of other really interesting looking experiences.

And if that wasn't enough we've stuck pre-order links in so you can have the game ready to download the second it lands on the App Store. We're good like that. So good that, if you think we've missed anything and you tell us in the comments, we almost certainly won't collapse in a ball and start weeping.

If you click here you can check out all of the other lists we've made over the recent months - there's some real gems in there even if we do say so ourselves. Now though, let's check our crystal balls and see the bangers you're going to be playing in the not-too-distant future.

Time for you to pick which of these top 5 iPhone and iPad games should be our game of the week

Posted by Harry Slater on November 15th, 2018

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Oh look, Thursday is upon us once more. And we all know what that means! You guessed it, it's time for you to vote for which of these five games you think deserves to win our game of the week award. And have we got a selection for y'all this week.

Right now you're probably wondering how to cast your vote. Well, you can either leave a comment at the bottom of this article letting us know which game you want to win, or you can let us know on Twitter or Facebook. If you're opting for the social route though, make sure you include the hashtag #148GOW so we can keep track of all of the entries.

Curious as to what won last week's game of the week award? Well click right here and you'll be able to find out. Right now though, let's check out the shortlist and find out which one you're going to be voting for.

Get your friends, these are the top 5 best iPhone multiplayer games

Posted by Harry Slater on November 14th, 2018

You can't be a lone wolf all the time, especially if you want to show off your gaming prowess. And that's where this list comes in - we're running down what we think are the top 5 multiplayer games for iPhone. There might be some controversial choices, but we're alright with that. 148Apps loves controversy IDST.

Obviously multiplayer games can be pretty subjective, so we'd love to hear if you've got a favorite that we haven't included. Let us know in the comments at the bottom of the article, or give us a shout on our Facebook or our Twitter. We love to chat.

Oh, and if you're interested in reading more of our awesome lists, all you need to do is click on this link right here. Right, now all that's out of the way, let's get on with the best multiplayer games for iPhone.

SpitKiss is the worthy winner of last week's 148Apps game of the week award

Posted by Harry Slater on November 13th, 2018

It's been a rough and tumble battle this week, with all of the games managing to get a few hits in where it counts, but after checking with the independent adjudicators at ringside, we can now reveal that gloriously gross smooching sim SpitKiss has won last week's game of the week award.

It's a game about love, polyamory, and modern relationships. But it's also one of the best platformers we've played on our phones for a very long time. And we think that's the finest reason for it to be crowned last week's game of the week.

The top 5 best games like Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes for iPhone and iPad

Posted by Harry Slater on November 12th, 2018

One of the things we like to do here at 148Apps is broaden your horizons. Maybe you're a fan of Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes and you're looking for something that's going to scratch similar itches? Well that's where we come, and more specifically this list of the top iOS games like Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes, comes in.

We've scoured the App Store to find games that fit into the same genre as Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes and that we think are going to really work their way into your play rotation. But of course if you've got your own suggestions then do let us know in the comments section at the bottom of the article.

Want to check out even more awesome lists of the best games in specific genres, then all you need to do is click on this link right here. Now though, let's get on with the best games like Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes.

The top 4 best iPhone and iPad games coming out next week

Posted by Harry Slater on November 9th, 2018

It's Friday, it's nearly the weekend, and it's time to look ahead to some of the awesome iPhone and iPad games you're going to be playing next week. And there are some really interesting titles headed to the App Store over the next seven days.

Sure, there aren't loads of them, but we've got a couple of puzzlers, an adorable idle game, and a super-shiny looking shooter, so there's probably going to be something that catches your eye on the list.

If you've got your own suggestions, let us know in the comments at the bottom of the article. And if you want to check out what we thought were the five best games that came out this week, and pick one of them to win our game of the week award, all you have to do is click right here.

Which of these top 5 iPhone and iPad games will win our game of the week award?

Posted by Harry Slater on November 8th, 2018

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Thursday is when we reveal the shortlist for our game of the week award. It's one of our favorite days of the week too, because it's the one where we spend most of our time playing new games. After doing our due-diligence, we've picked what we think are the five best games that hit the App Store over the past seven days.

Now it's up to you to pick which of them should be the winner of our prestigious game of the week award. You're probably wondering how you go about doing that though, right? Well, the simplest way is to leave a comment on this article. Or, if you're more of a social media butterfly, you can let us know your choice on Twitter or Facebook. Make sure you use the hashtag #148GOW when you do though, so we can count all the votes.

If you're interested in what won last week's award, you can smash a click right here to find out. And now, without any sort of extra fanfare, here's the games that are in the running for this week's award.

Why does everyone hate mobile games?

Posted by Harry Slater on November 7th, 2018

It's a really interesting question, and one that as players of mobile games, we need to ask ourselves from time to time - why does everyone hate us? It's something we've seen more of in recent years as traditionally AAA developers and publishers have started to realise that mobile gaming is actually a goldmine. The most recent, and one of the most vehement, backlashes has been against Blizzard after it announced Diablo Immortal.

But why does this keep happening? What is it about a game making the leap from PC and console to mobile that makes so many people feel the need to rage into the abyss of the internet? Is it a reflection of something underlying so-called gaming culture, or a problem that's inherent in every walk of life?

These are the questions that we're going to try and answer in this article. If you've got your own theories as to why this keeps happening, then do please let us know in the comments section at the bottom of the article. Before that though, let's get our grey matter working.

Trigger Heroes is the winner of last week's 148Apps game of the week award

Posted by Harry Slater on November 6th, 2018

After another tight competition, we've fed the numbers through our super sophisticated, room-sized supercomputer, and are confident enough with the outcome to reveal it to you, our dedicated readership. It's Trigger Heroes. Trigger Heroes won last week's game of the week award.

At first glance it might look like just another top-down shooter, but we think there's more than enough going on here to make it worth your while. What sort of thing are we talking about? Well you're going to have to keep reading to find out.

The top 6 things you need to know about Diablo Immortal for iPhone, iPad, and Android

Posted by Harry Slater on November 5th, 2018

You might not have heard, but over the weekend at BlizzCon 2018, Blizzard revealed that its classic dungeon-crawling franchise Diablo is set to hit mobile sometime in the not-too-distant future. That's a pretty big reveal, and as you might be able to imagine a lot of people have a lot of opinions about the game coming to iPhone.

There's a lot of information flying about, as you'd expect, so we thought it was important to make sure you had all the facts in one handy place. Thus, we have created this list of the top 6 most important things you need to know about Diablo Immortal.

If you've got more questions about the game, feel free to ask them in the comments at the bottom of the section. Oh, and click here to read our list of the best games like Diablo for iPhone you can play right now.

These are the top 5 iPhone games coming out next week

Posted by Harry Slater on November 2nd, 2018

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Every Friday here at 148Apps we like to prepare you for next week. Not in a weird way though, we just like making sure you're as excited as we are about the new games that are going to be landing on the App Store in the next seven days.

Because we're kind, we've also included pre-order links where applicable, so if you like the sound of one of our suggestions, you can get it ready and raring to go before it's even been released. Which is pretty awesome.

If you've got your own suggestions then feel free to let us know about them in the comments section. Oh, and if you want to check out some of the awesome games that came out this week, and pick which of them should be our game of the week, you can do that by clicking right here.

It's up to you to choose which of these iPhone and iPad games will win our game of the week award

Posted by Harry Slater on November 1st, 2018

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Thursday always seems to sneak up on us, doesn't it? Whether it's because we're not the sort of people who are always glaring at clocks, or because we're the sort of people who can't remember what day it is remains to be seen. But here we are anyway, with another 5 top picks for our game of the week award.

What's the game of the week award? Well, it's your chance to pick which game that came out over the past seven days is the best. We've created a shortlist, but it's up to you, our stylish and determined readers, to choose which of them is going to walk away with the hypothetical trophy.

But how? That's easy. You can either leave a comment on this article with the name of your choice, or let us know on Facebook or Twitter which game you think should win. Remember to use the hashtag #148GOW if you're casting your vote on social media though, otherwise it won't be checked.

If you're interested in what won last week's game of the week award, you can click here right this second to find out. But if you don't want to do that, let's just get on with this week's nominations, shall we?

Here are the top 5 best iPhone games like Overwatch

Posted by Harry Slater on October 31st, 2018

Overwatch is the game that proved Blizzard can essentially do anything it wants. It's a first-person shooter with co-op elements and a MOBA twist thrown in for good measure. And it's done brilliantly both in the world of real people, and in the make-believe land of eSports, where it's one of the biggest games. But, and it's a big but, you can't get it for mobile. That's not to say that there aren't alternatives though.

Alternatives like the ones we've put together in this list. There are some games you'd expect to be there, there are games you might expect to be there, and there's the standard 148Apps left-field, "what on earth is that doing there!?!" choice as well.

Obviously if you've got your own suggestions, feel free to stick them in the comments section at the bottom of the article. And if you're interested in list-based content, click here to check out all of the other lists we've made in recent time for your reading and perusal pleasure.

Last week's game of the week award goes to the spook-tastic Candies 'n Curses

Posted by Harry Slater on October 30th, 2018

This week it's been one of the closest run game of the week awards we've ever seen, but after sending the numbers to a specially convened council of counting elders in Bern, we can now reveal that Candies n' Curses has been awarded this week's title.

It's a spectacular mix of the old and the new that sees you legging it around a series of spooky one-screen dungeons, trying to kill ghosts with a flashlight. At first glance it might look like another simple high-score chaser, but trust us, there's so much more going on here than that. Read on and find out what.

Our top picks of the games coming out next week for iPhone and iPad

Posted by Harry Slater on October 26th, 2018

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It's Friday, and that means it's time for us to show you the games that you should be getting excited about playing next week. It's been a great week for releases (as you can see if you check out the games that are up for our game of the week award), and while next week isn't looking quite so shiny, there's still some impressive stuff waiting to be discovered.

And we've discovered it for you. You don't need to wander through the App Store scratching your head, because we've even included links where they're applicable so you can pre-order the game and then forget about it until you get a notification on your phone telling you that it's ready to download.

If you think we've missed anything out, then feel free to share your own suggestions in the comments at the bottom of the article. Click here to read some more of the incredible list-based content we create on the reg as well. Now, on with the games.