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The top 3 best iPhone and iPad games coming out next week - Jan 18th

Posted by Harry Slater on January 18th, 2019

Alien: Blackout screenshot

The end of the week has rolled around. It's been a pretty good seven days for mobile gaming - if you want proof you can click here and check out our five favorite games that came out this week - but now we're going to turn our attention to the future. We're sort of like psychics, except what we're saying is based on actual facts rather than just things we've made up in our brains.

There's a chance some of these games might not come out next week, such is the fickle nature of the mobile gaming beast, but we're pretty sure they're going to land when they said they would. And there might be other games we've not spotted coming out too - if you've seen any, do let us know in the comments section at the bottom of the article, we'd love to hear from you.

You can check out all the other great lists we've been making recently by clicking this link, and while we're a bit biased, we definitely reckon you should have a look through - there's some great work there even if we do say so ourselves. Right we've done our due diligence, let's get on with getting excited about next week's games.

The best games for iPhone and iPad that came out this week - January 17th

Posted by Harry Slater on January 17th, 2019

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Every week here at 148Apps we like to make sure that you're up to date with all the awesome games that have come out for iPhone and iPad over the past 7 days. We pick the cream of the crop to ensure that you don't have to play anything boring and broken. That's our job - you can let us sort out the wheat from the chaff while you have a nice cup of coffee and put your feet up.

This week we've got free to play games, we've got premium games, and we've got games where you can fall off a mountain. And if that wasn't enough there's a game where you can steal the Mona Lisa, and another one where you can shoot aliens into gory little puddles. What a week we're having.

If you've got your own suggestions then please do let us know about them in the comments section at the bottom of the article, after all, sharing is caring. And while you're considering other games, why not click here and check out all of the other awesome lists we've been writing over the past few months. Right then, let's get on with this week's games.

The top 3 best idle games for iPhone and iPad

Posted by Harry Slater on January 16th, 2019

Sometimes you want to play a game where you don't really have to do anything. Don't worry, we're not here to judge you, we're exactly the same. We love some action when we're in the right mood, but sometimes we want something a little more chill - something that lets us turn our brains off when we pick it up. Which is why we've written this list of our three favorite idle games for iOS.

These are the games that really got under our skin, be it because of the compulsion loops they generate, or the simple fact that they're a brilliant slice of distracting fun. Obviously, with this being a short list, there's a good chance that you're not going to see some of the games you'd pick on it. That's cool though, we'd still love to hear about them, so let us know what they are in the comments section at the bottom of the article.

And if that wasn't enough, you can smash a click right here to check out all of the other amazing lists we've been creating over the last few months. Each one of them will reveal some new aspect of mobile gaming to you, so it's well worth taking the time to read them all. Well, we would say that, but anyway, on with the list.

The best games for iPhone - The definitive 148 Apps list [Updated January 15th]

Posted by Harry Slater on January 15th, 2019

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!

The top 5 best games with great stories for iPhone and iPad

Posted by Harry Slater on January 14th, 2019

Last week we took a look at the best games for iOS that you could waste hours and hours of your life playing, so now we thought we'd have a look at the top 5 games for iPhone and iPad that have great stories. These are the tales that have stuck with us the most, or the games that weave their stories with the most skill, intelligence, and fun.

Obviously stories are really, really subjective - how they hit you can differ depending on where you are in your life, the things you've seen, and even something as seemingly unimportant as whether you're experiencing that story in the day or at night. With that in mind, there's a good chance that your own favorite story didn't make the list - be sure to let us know about it in the comments at the bottom of the article, we'd love to hear how mobile gaming has affected people.

And obviously while you're here, you should definitely check out all of the other amazing lists we've been writing over the past few months. There's some great stuff there, and if you click here you'll be able to check all of the lists out at your own leisure. You're welcome.

How will World of Warcraft, Starcraft, and Blizzard's other games work for mobile?

Posted by Harry Slater on January 14th, 2019

You might have heard that Blizzard is bringing Diablo to mobile with Diablo Ultimate. There's been plenty of controversy surrounding that decision, and it's meant that a really important piece of information has been glossed over a little. Namely that Blizzard is bringing all of its IP to mobile in the foreseeable future.

Obviously that kicked our brains into gear here at 148App's palatial research unit. We got to thinking about how Blizzard's massive franchises could make it onto the App Store. And then we wrote down those thoughts. What you're looking at now is the culmination of that endeavour.

If you've got your own suggestions as to how Blizzard could squish its game down to pocket-sized, then be sure to let us know in the comments at the bottom of the article. First though, let's find out what we thought about the obstacles and challenges that are waiting for Blizzard.

The top 3 best iPhone games that you can play for hours

Posted by Harry Slater on January 14th, 2019

Sometimes you're on the lookout for a game that's going to last for a long, long time. Which is why we've come up with this short list that breaks down three games that we think are going to suck up vast swathes of your free time. And, if you're not careful, vast swathes of the time you should be doing productive and life-prolonging things.

This, as you can tell, is a pretty short list, which means it's possible we've missed out something that you've spent hours on - that doesn't mean we hate those games though, and we'd love to hear the reasons you think they've stuck around for so long on your iPhone or iPad.

You'll find even more awesome lists by smashing a click right here - from genres to play-time, from style to art-style, we've got something for everyone in our huge list of lists. Right, enough time wasting, let's list the games that are the very best for wasting your time on.

The top 3 best iPhone and iPad games coming out next week

Posted by Harry Slater on January 11th, 2019

Sheeping Around artwork - The main logo of the game

Our mission here at 148Apps is pretty simple - we want to make sure that you're playing the best iPhone and iPad games in the world. Which is why, every Friday, we like to give you an insight into the incredible games that are set to rock your world in the next seven days. Call it a headstart on the rest of the world, if you'd like.

It's possible next week is going to be a little thin on the ground when it comes to new releases, although we're often pleasantly surprised on weeks like that when something amazing sneaks out at the last second. That's not to say the games we've picked aren't great, just that there aren't that many of them.

Click here and you'll be able to check out all of the other interesting lists we've created over the last few months. Or, if you'd rather we just got on with telling you with what games are coming out next week, we're just about to get on with telling you what games are coming out next week.


Hang Line: Mountain Climber

- pre-order for iOS

Getting mountain climbing games right is difficult, but it's always good to see another studio trying. This one doesn't take itself too seriously, but there's a lot of swinging, plenty of grabbing, and more than a few stranded climbers that you're going to have to help to safety. It's bright and cheery, and if it gets its controls right it may well become a sleeper hit in 2019.


Sheeping Around

- pre-order for iOS

This one's a strategic card game with a silly core concept - it's about either trying to steal or protect a small flock of sheep. You pick to be the shepherd or the poacher, and it's up to you to make it back home with two out of three sheep in your possession. You're going to be playing online against real players, which should give this one the energy it needs to succeed.


Galaxy Stack

- pre-order for iOS

This one's a little more simple. It takes the bones of a shooter, wraps them around a stuff-stacking device, and then lets you go nuts. You're not just mowing down waves of incoming alien fighters, you're piling up their shattered remains as a taunt to any other space monsters that might want to come and have a go. Wow, that's actually really dark when you type it out.

The top 5 best games for iPhone and iPad that came out this week

Posted by Harry Slater on January 11th, 2019

It's been a pretty decent week for releases on the App Store, all told. This week has the feeling of a mobile-first start to the year, with developers releasing games that fit perfectly in the palm of your hand. And we've picked what we think are the top 5 games that you should be playing from the recent crop of App Store debutants.

There's some hardcore screaming, a tiny piano, and one of the most interesting dungeon crawlers we've seen in a while. And there's a lot of block-busting, which fans of a certain arcade era are going to adore. Of course, we might have missed out on your favorite, so be sure to let us know your own suggestions in the comments section at the bottom of the article.

Click here and you'll be able to check out all the other awesome lists we've been creating, ranging from the best new releases to our top picks of the finest games in every genre. Basically, if you want to know anything about mobile gaming, this is the place to find it out.

Most Anticipated Games 2019

Posted by Campbell Bird on January 8th, 2019

All told, I think 2018 was an ok year for mobile games. There were some truly great titles, but there wasn't any sort of deluge of amazing games as there have been in the past.

2019, however, is looking to be quite a stunner for mobile. There's a lot of releases just over the horizon that I really can't wait to get my hands on. See some of my top picks of most anticipated games below:

Space Haven

Space Haven was on my most anticipated games list last year, but I knew it was a bit of a stretch. There was no promised release date for 2018, and the game looks like an ambitious combination of Dwarf Fortress and FTL. Here's to hoping this game can come out this year, and here's to hoping it's the less-combat-forward version of Star Command that I'm hoping it will be.

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

Posted by Harry Slater on January 4th, 2019

The first few days of the year are always a bit of a write-off, but we're getting back up to speed here at 148Apps. And when we're at speed, we like to make sure that you're all up to date with the games you're going to be playing soon. Which is exactly what this list of the top games coming out next week intends to do.

We've checked our records and sent out emails to the right people, and we reckon these four games are the finest that are going to hit the App Store over the next seven days. We might be wrong, but we think we've had our best stab at it - if you disagree though, do let us know in the comments at the bottom of the article.

While you're here, why not have a click through to check out some of the other awesome content we've been making over the past few months. Even if we do say so ourselves, it's all really, really good.

The top 6 games for iPhone and iPad that are coming out in 2019

Posted by Harry Slater on January 3rd, 2019

2018 is so last year. Here at 148Apps we're all about 2019 now, and the exciting games that we're hopefully going to end up playing over the next 12 months. But what are those games, and why are we so excited about them? Well, that's where this list comes in - the top 6 games for iPhone and iPad that we're looking forward to in 2018.

Obviously we're looking forward to way more than six games, but these are the cream of the crop - the ones that we're champing at the bit to play. That means our picks might not quite line up with yours, and if that's the case do let us know in the comments section at the bottom of the article.

And if you're looking for even more information about the very best games you can already play on your iPhone, you can click here to check out our definitive list. It's growing all the time, so make sure you check back regularly to find out what else we've added.

Our top 5 predictions for iPhone and iPad gaming in 2019

Posted by Harry Slater on January 2nd, 2019

Hello there, and welcome to the world of tomorrow. Or, more accurately, to the world of today. It's 2019, we're back, and we thought we'd kick off the year by having a look at what we think are going to be the major changes in mobile gaming over the next 12 months. It's crystal ball-gazing time people.

You see we haven't been idle over the holidays, we've been on top of everything, pushing our brains to think about what mobile gaming might look like when 2020 rolls around. Obviously these are more than just guesses - our picks are all based on our deep understanding of the mobile gaming market. And maybe just a little bit of wishful thinking - but hey, it's the start of the year, and if you can't be wishful now, when can you be?

If you've got your own predictions for the year ahead, we'd love to hear them - so make sure you stick them in the comments sections at the bottom of the article. Oh, and click here to check out all of the other awesome lists we've been working on.

The best single player games for iPhone and iPad this holiday season

Posted by Harry Slater on December 31st, 2018

The holidays are upon us, and while it's nice to see people you've not been in contact for a while, sometimes the sheer amount of mingling can take its toll. At times like that you're going to want a game you can really sink some time into away from all the small talk and awkward questions.

That's why we've written this short list of what we think are the best single player experiences that you're really going to be able to put some time into over the holiday period. Don't blame us if you get shouted at for ignoring people though, but do let us know if you've got your own suggestions in the comments at the bottom of the article.

Game of the Year 2018 - Campbell's List

Posted by Campbell Bird on December 29th, 2018

Another year has gone by and I've found myself thinking of a new approach to how I’d like to honor my favorite games from this year. Instead of trying to stack rank games in an ordered list of ten, which seems par for the course, I decided instead to do things a little bit differently.

Below is a list of games I played this year that I have no reservations recommending to just about anyone. I figured this is probably easier than making caveats for certain games to fill out a list of ten, or trying to split hairs over whether one fantastic game is better than the other. I love every game on this list, and the only reason certain games are listed before others is because this list is ordered by release date. Check them out: