148 Apps on Facebook 148 Apps on Twitter

Category: Opinion »

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

148Apps logo

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 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 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.

Least Anticipated Trends of 2019

Posted by Campbell Bird on January 11th, 2019

Earlier this week, I wrote about some of the things I’m most excited about on the mobile front for this coming year. Now it’s time to invert that a bit, but not exactly. If this were a true flip, I’d be talking about games like they’re bad before I’ve even played them, which is obviously poor practice.

Instead, I’ll try to predict some of 2019’s worst trends as they pertain to mobile and tell you why I’m not looking forward to hearing about them, and why you shouldn’t either.

Apple Editorial continuing to be a thing

Editorial content for mobile is great and—in my (biased) opinion—pretty necessary. The App Store isn’t quite as wild as the Android market, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t imitations, clones, and straight up awful garbage coming out on the store every day. This is probably why Apple’s new editorial games content exists on the App Store now, but just because it exists doesn’t mean it’s good.

In fact, my entire experience engaging with Apple’s written content around gaming has convinced me that it’s pretty rotten. Picks of new games seem to hinge on whether they can sell more copies of it because of some sort of name recognition or impressive screenshot, and they cover up their weak/questionable picks by burying them in lists of mobile titles other mobile outlets have already scrounged up and identified as great games from before Apple Editorial was a thing. It’s almost like they have no actual integrity and are just trying to get people to buy more games. It’s almost like whoever is writing for that team has a vested interest in people buying games.

All of this was true in 2018, but I super don’t look forward to seeing it continue to grow in 2019.

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.

The best party games for iPhone and iPad this holiday season

Posted by Harry Slater on December 28th, 2018

It's party season right now, which means you might be looking for some iPhone or iPad games that all of your guests can enjoy, so we've written up a short list of the best same-room multiplayer experiences that are available on the App Store.

If you've got your own suggestions then please do chuck them in the comments section at the bottom of the article - who knows, you might manage to save someone's festivities from disaster, and that's the sort of present we should all be giving when we're able.

148Apps year end round-up: These are the top 5 games that came out in December 2018

Posted by Harry Slater on December 27th, 2018

Here it is then, the last part of our round-up of the sixty best games that came out for iPhone and iPad in 2018. We've covered every month from January to November, and you can check out all of the games included in the list by clicking this link right here. There's a whole bunch of the very best mobile games for you to discover there.

This last entry will be added to the list in a few days, so you'll be able to peruse the entire list at your leisure. Right now though, we're going to tell you what we think were the five best games that came out in December 2015. Agree? Disagree? Want to sell some dodgy pills? Then let us know in the comments at the bottom of the article.

Thanks for sticking with us through the whole of the list, and thanks for choosing 148Apps as your go-to site for the best news, views, and opinions on mobile gaming. We're going to be doing the same thing all over again in 2019, and we'd love it if you could join us then.

148Apps year end round-up: These are the top 5 games that came out in November 2018

Posted by Harry Slater on December 26th, 2018

We're up to the second to last part of our round-up of all of the amazing games that came out for iPhone and iPad over the last 12 months. That's right, these are the top five games that came out on the App Store in November 2018. And there are some real gems on this one, believe you us.

If you've not managed to check out any of the other entries in our massive list of the best games that came out this year, you can do that by clicking this link right here. Have you played them all? Do you think we've missed something out? Then be sure to let us know in the comments section at the bottom of the article.

And make sure you come back tomorrow to discover which games that came out in December have snuck into contention as the year winds down. And then come back in 2019 when we'll be covering all the best games for the whole darn year.

148Apps year end round-up: These are the top 5 games that came out in October 2018

Posted by Harry Slater on December 24th, 2018

In 2018, October, much like it has been for every year for a long time, was the 10th month of the year. Quite a lot of really good iPhone and iPad games came out, and we've picked what we think are the top 5 games out of all of them. It was a month heavy with sequels and ports, but don't let that put you off too much.

Remember you can check the rest of the list by clicking this link right here. By the end of the year, it'll comprise of a list of the 60 best games that came out in 2018. We think that's a pretty suitable salute to what's been an impressive 12 months.

Of course you might not agree with us, which is absolutely fine. Or you might be compelled to sing our praises to anyone who's going to listen. There might even be a middle road you could try and take. Whatever you choose though, let us know in the comments section at the bottom of the article.

148Apps year end round-up: These are the top 5 games that came out in September 2018

Posted by Harry Slater on December 21st, 2018

We're not going to mess you around here - September was another amazing month for iPhone and iPad gaming. Picking the five best games that came out in those wonderful 30-ish days was one of the most difficult tasks we've had to undertake. Which we guess proves how easy our jobs are.

Obviously we haven't started our list with September - that would be strange to say the least - so if you've missed out on any of the other entries you can click here to get caught up. Come New Year we'll have listed the 60 best games that have come out this year - we'd like to see another site that offers such value.

If you disagree with our choices, or if you think we've absolutely nailed everything here, please do let us know in the comments at the bottom of the article. Before that though, let's take a little wander down memory lane to the halcyon days of the ninth month of 2018.

[Updated] 148Apps year end round-up: The 60 best games for iPhone and iPad of 2018

Posted by Harry Slater on December 21st, 2018

Was 2018 the best year for mobile gaming this past decade No, probably not. But this is mobile gaming, which means that there are so many games coming out every week that there's always something good, always something to play, and always something that's going to make you smile. Which is why we've been rounding up, month by month, the best games that have landed for iPhone and iPad in 2018.

We've included links below to each individual piece, starting at January and eventually running all the way to December, so by the end of the series you're going to know 60 awesome games that came out this year on the App Store that you should definitely get to playing if you haven't already.

Obviously we'd love to hear your thoughts on our selections, so if you think we've missed anything, or if you're super glad to see your game of the year included, make sure you let us know. We'll be updating this list as and when we add new entries, so check back regularly all the way up to Christmas Day if you want to ensure you're ahead of the curve. Our year-end coverage doesn't end here either - we're you're one stop shop for everything you need to know or remember about the past 12 months in iPhone and iPad gaming.