148 Apps on Facebook 148 Apps on Twitter

Category: Opinion »

[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.

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

Posted by Harry Slater on December 20th, 2018

Oh hi there. We're up to August in our round-up of all of the very best games that came out in 2018. Other sites might do a game of the year, but we want to remind you about all of the amazing games that came out this year, so you can be sure that you've not missed out on a single thing.

You can click here to check out the rest of the list, covering the months from January to July. And when you've had a read of August's games, and realize you've got your own opinion on all of this, then do please make it heard in the comments section at the bottom of the article.

Ticket to Earth's third chapter makes it a must-play

Posted by Campbell Bird on December 19th, 2018
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: BETTER AND BETTER :: Read Review »

Ticket to Earth is a game that’s grown on me since its release back in March of 2017. At first I hated it, then I kinda liked it, then I thought it was legitimately great. After developer Robot Circus put out a third chapter to the game earlier this month, I now think Ticket to Earth is probably one of the all-time best mobile games around.

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

Posted by Harry Slater on December 19th, 2018

We've passed the halfway point of our round-up of all the amazing games that have come out over the past 12 months. If you've not managed to catch up with all of the other entries in the list, you can click here to check them all out. When you've done that, come back here and we'll get you caught up with the very best games that came out in July 2018.

Now we don't want to spoil anything before we get into the meat of the list, but we can tell you that July was one of the best months in mobile gaming of 2018. Cutting the crop down to just five was pretty difficult, but we put the work in and we're pretty happy with the choices we've ended up with.

What about you? Think we've got it wrong? Think we've got it spot on? Please do let us know in the comments section at the bottom of the article. After all, who doesn't love a good natter?

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

Posted by Harry Slater on December 18th, 2018

We've reached the mid-point of our round-up of the best games that came out for iPhone and iPad over the past twelve months. In other words we've reached the summer months, specifically June. Everything was sunny outside, you probably ate more ice cream than you did the rest of the year, and some games came out on the App Store.

We've gone through all of the games that came out in June 2018, and we've picked what we think are the top 5 games of the month. Have a read, have a think, and if you think we've got it right, or you think we've got it wrong, then please do let us know in the comments section at the bottom of the article.

If you want to check out the other parts of this list, we've put them all in a handy place for you which you can find by clicking right here.

The top 5 best games for iPhone and iPad coming out next week - December 14th

Posted by Harry Slater on December 14th, 2018

Renaissance of Evil Screenshot - Some of the art from the game's App Store page

Every time Friday rolls around here at 148Apps, we like to make sure you're au fait with the awesome digital gaming experiences that are going to land on the App Store over the upcoming seven days. Or, in less florid language, we tell you the top 5 games for iPhone and iPad that are coming out next week.

Because we're kind we also include pre-order links for all of the games, where available, to ensure that you're only ever a few clicks away from being ready for an amazing few days of play. If you're looking for games you can play now though, check out our list of the best games that came out this week.

If you think we've missed anything out, then do let us know in the comments section at the bottom of the article. Or, alternatively, let us know which of the games you're most excited about.

The top 4 best games for iPhone and iPad this week - December 13th

Posted by Harry Slater on December 13th, 2018

148Apps logo

It's Thursday, which means it's time for us to take a look at the very best games that are now available on the App Store. We've trawled the new releases and picked what we think are the top games for iPhone and iPad that came out over the last seven days. We've got shooters, puzzlers, a platformer that might make you punch strangers, and a classic tale of exploration and family ties.

If you think we've missed anything in our round-up do be sure to let us know in the comments section at the bottom of the article. And if you want to check out all the other awesome lists we've been creating here at 148Apps, all you have to do is click on this link here.

Now, without any further ado, let's get to our pick of the 5 best iPhone and iPad games that you should be playing this week.

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

Posted by Harry Slater on December 12th, 2018

We've reached the fifth month of the year in our round-up of all of the top games for iPhone and iPad that came out in 2018. If you've missed the other entries in this massive list, don't you worry, because we're going to give you links to them all in the next paragraph.

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

Posted by Harry Slater on December 11th, 2018

Oh hi there, and welcome to the fourth part of our series about the very best iPhone and iPad games that came out in 2018. We've made it to April, which is when Fortnite came out. So, yeah, Fortnite is at top of this part of the list. Not really a surprise, but we thought we'd get it out of the way before you clicked anything anyway.

Just because Fortnite is the marquee name here, that doesn't mean you should ignore the other games. We've got vandalism, MOBA shooters, and one of the most gruesome licensed games we've seen in a long, long time. Basically April, like most months in mobile gaming, gave us some real gems.

You can click here to read about the best games of January 2018, here to read about the best games of February 2018, and here for the best games of March. And make sure you come back tomorrow, because we'll be rounding up the best iPhone and iPad games that came out in May 2018.

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

Posted by Harry Slater on December 10th, 2018

It's Monday, and our round-up of the best games of 2018 has landed on March. There were some pretty amazing developments in the third month of the year, mainly thanks to the launch of PUBG and the start of the Fortnite beta (technically Fortnite didn't release around the world until April, which is why we've not included it in this chunk of our recap.

Even without that new lynchpin of the mobile gaming community though, March was pretty exceptional. It was tough cutting the list down to just five, but we think we might have managed. If you disagree though, do make sure that you let us know in the comments at the bottom of the article.

Click here and you can check out the top five games from January 2018, and if you click here you'll be able to read what we think are the five best games from February. Check back later in the week when our round-up is going to hit April. Sick.

Which of these iPhone and iPad games should win our game of the week award?

Posted by Harry Slater on December 7th, 2018

148Apps logo

On a normal week we like to give you the chance to vote for your game of the week on Thursday. But since this clearly isn't a normal week, we've decided to give you the chance to vote for our game of the week on Friday. You're welcome.

We've selected what we think are the five best games that came out over the past week, and now it's up to you to pick which of them walks away with the award. There are a number of ways to vote - you can leave a comment here, you can send us a tweet, or you can let us know on Facebook. If you're using the social methods though, be sure to add the hashtag #148GOW so we can keep track of all the entires.

Don't forget to check out all the other awesome lists we've written for your viewing pleasure over the past few weeks. And now, let's get on with the shortlist for our game of the week award.

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

Posted by Harry Slater on December 5th, 2018

Our round up of the best games of the year has rolled along to February. Which makes sense, since we started off with January - click here and you'll be able to read the top 5 in its entirety - and February was definitely a doozy, we can tell you that.

We've included download links so you can grab the games without leaving the comfort of this browser window. And, where applicable, we've stuck a link to our review in as well, so you can make sure you know exactly what you're getting into before you spend any money or download anything.

Remember to check out all of the other lists we've been writing over the past few months by clicking here. Click here to get the low-down on the best holiday gifts for mobile gamers. And make sure you come back next week when we'll be heading down a different part of memory lane and rounding up the best games of March 2018.

The top 5 best gifts for mobile gamers this holiday season

Posted by Harry Slater on December 4th, 2018

Since it's the most wonderful time of the year according to most adverts, and since the most wonderful time of the year is all about the giving and receiving of presents (and probably some other stuff, we guess), we thought it was high time we found some of the best gifts for the mobile gamer in your life.

These are our top picks of the things that are actually going to make your little iOS gamer's eyes light up when they rip open their presents. Or at least we think they will - do bear in mind there's no accounting for taste and we're not trying to ruin your holidays on purpose.

If you've got your own suggestions as to what a mobile gamer would like to receive this holiday season, then do let us know in the comments. Be nice about it though, after all it's the season to be jolly. And if you're interested in what the best games of the last 12 months have been, check out the first part of our look back at 2018 right here.

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

Posted by Harry Slater on December 3rd, 2018

We're heading towards the end of the year, which can only mean it's time to start thinking about what games we're going to remember from the last 12 months. And we're going to break it down into a series of top 5s, one for each month. We're starting with January 2018, because it'd be weird to start anywhere else really.

We'll be doing the other months in due time, but since January was the start of the year, that's where we're going to begin. We've included download links for you, as well as links to our reviews where applicable. So you're not just going to be able to purchase the games from this page, you're going to be able to make an informed purchase, which is even better.

If you think we've missed any games that came out in January, then do let us know in the comments section at the bottom of the article. And make sure you keep checking back to 148Apps regularly so you're not missing out on our recap of the last 12 months in mobile gaming.

Everything you need to know to have the best mobile gaming holiday season

Posted by Harry Slater on November 28th, 2018

A happy French Bulldog puppy waiting patiently for Santa

It's almost December, which means that the festive period at the end of the year is almost upon us. You've probably already done some shopping. Or, if you're anything like us, you've tutted about people who've already done their shopping. But we thought you might like some help getting prepared for the holidays, which is where this article comes in.

We're going to update it regularly with everything you need to know to make sure you spend the holidays in the finest mobile gaming place the world has ever seen. Every Wednesday we're going to be adding some new tips, tricks, deals, and more, as well as linking out to all the other festive content we're going to be creating.

Since the holidays are all about friends and family, we'd love you to join in. Got your own questions, comments, or ideas? Then please do let us know in the comments section at the bottom of the article. We might even get you a present or two, in the form of replies.