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What mobile games are we looking forward to in the second half of 2018? - Campbell's picks

Posted by Campbell Bird on July 18th, 2018

2018 has been a pretty great year on mobile already, but since it’s half over, we wanted to take a look at all the awesome stuff we have to look forward to. Earlier this month, Harry already laid out his picks for games that he think will make waves in the coming months, but now it’s my turn.

Some of this picks will not surprise you if you’ve stuck with the site for a while now, but some of there are some pretty unexpected picks in here as well. So, without further ado, check out my most anticipated games for 2018 below:

The best games for iPhone - The definitive 148 Apps list [Updated July 17th]

Posted by Harry Slater on July 17th, 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!

The best mobile games of 2018 so far - Campbell's picks

Posted by Campbell Bird on July 13th, 2018

Now that the year is half over, we decided to take a look back at the first half of the year’s best games and highlight them. So far, our reviews have only hit the five-star mark five times, but there are other game’s worth celebrating here too.

Specifically, the games I’m revisiting are titles that have stuck with me after playing them for review. Whether it’s just because they were so memorable when I finished them or I’m still playing them today, here are some of the best releases from this year so far.

It's time to choose which of these 5 mobile games is going to be the 148Apps game of the week - July 12th

Posted by Harry Slater on July 12th, 2018

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Well, it's Thursday again. Time moves pretty fast, right? Or slow. Whatever time does, Thursday is when we announce which 5 iOS games are up for our game of the week award. And I tell you what, we've got some right crackers for you this week.

If you want to get involved, leave a comment at the bottom of the article, post on our Facebook page, or send out a tweet using the hashtag #148GOW. It really couldn't be simpler. We'll be announcing the winner next week, so make sure you keep your eyes on 148Apps to see if the game you backed has won.

What mobile games are we looking forward to in the second half of 2018? - Harry's picks

Posted by Harry Slater on July 6th, 2018

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Today we're going to have a look at some of the games that I think are going to make waves on mobile over the next six months of the year. Some of them are soft-launched, some of them are just announced, and some of them aren't even that.

We've got tie-in games, new experiences, and something new from the developer of one of the best known games on the App Store. We'll have a few more pieces in the series in the coming weeks too, so make sure you check back to 148Apps regularly to find out exactly what we think you should be excited about in the second half of 2018.

5 things you need to know to get started in Pokemon Quest

Posted by Emily Sowden on July 5th, 2018

Pokemon Quest iOS screenshot - A Bellsprout

After Pokemon Quest snuck out on Nintendo Switch, we had to wait a surprisingly short amoung of time before getting it on iOS and Android. I mean, we knew it was coming, but you'd never know if we'd only be waiting a month or six to get our hands on the game.

If you're looking for a full RPG you won't find it here, sorry chaps. This one's a free to play title that's not quite the style of Pokemon you'd recognise. It may have all of the fan-favourites from Red and Blue, but they're – er – blockier, so there are a few new things to learn.

Not to worry, though! Here's a handy ol' guide to walk you through the basics so you can command an epic team and collect all of the delicious, shiny loot.

Harry's biggest disappointments in mobile gaming in 2018 so far

Posted by Harry Slater on July 4th, 2018

We're half way through the year, so here at 148Apps, we're dedicating July to looking back at the best, and worst games that have come out in the first half of the year, and looking forward to some of the delights that await us on the mobile gaming horizon.

First up, we're going to have a look at some of the games that have disappointed us in the first chunk of 2018. It's not that they're bad games, it's just that they didn't live up to the lofty expectations we set for them, for one reason or another.

Don't worry though, we'll be taking a more positive look at the year-so-far in other pieces, so it's not going to be all doom and gloom. And, of course, if you disagree with us on anything here, make sure you let us know in the comments at the bottom of the article.

Is Battlelands Royale better than Fortnite on mobile?

Posted by Harry Slater on June 29th, 2018
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What happens when you take the battle royale template and mix it into a more mobile shape? Well, what happens is Battlelands Royale. It's like if Fortnite had a little brother who wanted to copy its elder sibling, and did so in the most adorable way.

You get everything you get in the likes of Fortnite (apart from the building). There's shooting, a drop zone, equipment to discover, and an ever-shrinking playfield upon which to try and slaughter every other player and be crowned the champion.

But does simplifying things make them better? That's the question we're going to ask in this here article - is Battlelands Royale better than Fortnite?

Time to pick which of these 5 is the best game that came out this week for iPhone and iPad - June 28th

Posted by Harry Slater on June 28th, 2018

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This week's roundup of the five best games that have been released for iPhone and iPad is a damn good one. There's violence, there's questing, there's strategy, and there's an awful lot of dungeons. Oh, and plenty of awesome cel-shaded robots as well.

If you want to get involved in choosing which of the three is best, there are a couple of options. You can leave a comment on the article saying which one you think is best, you can send a tweet with the hashtag #148GOW, or you can comment on the Facebook post linking to this article.

The very best soccer games for iPhone and iPad

Posted by Kieran Robertson on June 27th, 2018

Football Manager Mobile 2018 logo

With the FIFA World Cup going on in Russia right now everyone has football on the brain. The FIFA video game series has done tremendously well on consoles with chart-topping annual releases since the 90s. But what about mobile? What great football games are out on IOS that will tide you over until the next World Cup match?

We’ve found three games on the App Store that you should definitely check out. If you know of any other great football games post them in the comments below! So, let’s kick off with our first game.

The Switch games we'd love to see coming out for iPhone and iPad

Posted by Kieran Robertson on June 26th, 2018

The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker screenshot - Some Rorschach blobs

It's been a little over a year since the release of the Nintendo Switch. AAA studios and small indie devs alike have warmly embraced the console, and it’s not hard to see why. There have been some really great games on the Switch over the first twelve months of its life-span, which got us thinking.

And some of those games would be great additions on other mobile devices. So here are a few games out on Switch that should totally be ported to iPhone and iPad. If you’ve got your own suggestions, make sure you chuck them in the comments at the bottom of the article. With that out of the way, let’s get on with it.

All the best games on sale for iPhone and iPad right now - June 22nd

Posted by Harry Slater on June 22nd, 2018

You know how sometimes it's a struggle to find games to stuck on this list? Well this week the opposite is true. I've had to be ruthless with my selection, cutting away the games that didn't score highly enough when we reviewed them. Even with that, I think this is the biggest list we've had in a good long while.

As usual there are review and download links to make your browsing as easy as possible. And if you've got your own recommendations, make sure you add them to the comments at the bottom of the article. I expect you're going to have loads.

The 5 best games that came out for iPhone and iPad this week - June 21st

Posted by Harry Slater on June 21st, 2018
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Well, it's Thursday again, and that means that it's time for us to round up the five best games that have landed on the App Store over the past seven days. And let me tell you, there's a whole heap of class that's come out on iOS this week. I reckon there might actually be something for everyone in this list.

Of course, thousands of games come out on the App Store each week, so it's entirely possible we've missed something. Feel free to shout about it in the comments section down at the bottom of the article. Also, we're trying something a bit different this week. We want you to let us know which is the games in the list below is your favorite. The winner will be crowned our game of the week. Again, chuck your suggestions in the comments. In the mean time, onwards and upwards, this list isn't going to write itself.

All the best games on sale for iPhone and iPad right now - June 15th

Posted by Harry Slater on June 15th, 2018

Well, if this week's new releases were a little underwhelming, it's fair to say that the current crop of sales on the App Store is following a similar pattern. But that's not going to stop us from rounding up the very best games for iPhone and iPad that are going cheaper than usual at the moment.

And while we say it isn't the best crop, one of the games on the list is acknowledged by many to be the finest experience you can get on mobile, so it's not all doom and gloom. And there are a few other decent games too. So settle in and let's get this show somewhere close to the road.

The best games that came out for iPhone and iPad this week - June 14th

Posted by Harry Slater on June 14th, 2018

Ark Survival Evolve screenshot

Well would you look at that, it's Thursday again. And that means it's time for us to roundup the best games that have come out for iOS over the past seven days. And, I'll be honest with you, it's not the most impressive week we've ever seen. But, there are a few gems among the E3-avoiding derth.

There's an impressive port of a console game, an interesting use of AI, and a puzzler that's actually all about testing your reactions. There's loads more too, and I've stuck in download links so you can grab whichever of them tickles your fancy.