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It's up to you to decide which of these 5 games deserves to win our game of the week award

Posted by Harry Slater on August 16th, 2018

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Thursday has slipped up on us once again, and here at 148Apps that means it's time to start the game of the week process all over again. We've picked five of the best games that have come out over the last seven days, and it's up to you which of them leaves with the mobile gaming world's biggest accolade.

There's a pretty mixed bunch of games for you to choose from, with free to play, premium, and everything in between pretty well represented. We've got violence, we've got running, and we've got an evil taxi all waiting to see if they're going to get your vote.

But how do you vote? Well it's easy. You can leave a comment on this post, RT our tweets about the individual games on Twitter, making sure you include the hashtag #148GOW, or you can leave us a comment on Facebook. Whatever way you decide to do it, come back on Tuesday when we'll be announcing which of these five has earned the right to call itself the game of the week.

The best female characters in mobile gaming

Posted by Elizabeth Eagen-Jones on August 15th, 2018

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In the world of mobile gaming, truly well-made games can often be something of a rarity. Well-made games that feature female protagonists are even rarer, and while many games give you the option to choose between a male or female avatar, it's not often that the star of a game is a woman.

With that in mind, here's a few high-quality games that feature a woman not just as an avatar, but as the main character.

This week's game of the week is the stealth-tastic Sneak Ops

Posted by Harry Slater on August 14th, 2018

Well it was a tight one this week, but after a count, a recount, and a harried phone call with the game of the week administration in Strasbourg, we can now reveal that the winner of this week's game of the week award is midcore stealth banger, Sneak Ops.

The game sees you making your way through a maze-like structure, hiding from guards, laser trip-wires, and the roving eyes of sentry cameras. It's the stealth game with all of its frippery peeled back, and quite frankly it's pretty darn wonderful.

But why do we think it deserves to win our game of the week award? Not that it's up to us, but there's a damn good reason it's clearly resonated with so many of you.

Which mobile games let you experience life through someone else's eyes?

Posted by Harry Slater on August 10th, 2018

There are plenty of what you might call standard experiences on the App Store. You know the sort of game I'm talking about. A man wanders around hurting people in order to complete some task, quest, or mission. It's the way video games have been for a while now.

But there are other games out there that do things differently, that let you experience the world from a completely different point of view. And it's those games that we're going to be having a look at today.

This is by-no-means a complete or exhaustive list, but we reckon that these games are the best introduction to the kind of empathy and understanding that mobile gaming can offer up. If you've got your own suggestions then, feel free to stick them in the comments section at the bottom of the article. After all, the more we know, the more we grow.

Which of these 5 mobile games deserves to be crowned this week's 148Apps game of the week?

Posted by Harry Slater on August 9th, 2018

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Time certainly flies when you're having fun, and if you spend all of your life playing the best mobile games in the world, you best believe that time's flying like a bullet from a really big gun. Basically what I'm saying is that it's Thursday again, so it's time for you to pick your game of the week from these five choices.

There are some real gems in the mix this week, and there's going to be something for you whether you're a die-hard premium fan or don't mind dabbling in the shadowier world of free to play. We've got board games, we've got cats, we've got punching sleeping guards in the face, and we've got mutated radioactive zombie gits too.

If you want to make your voice heard and pick one of the games as this week's winner, there are a few ways you can do it. Leave a comment on this here article with your pick, tweet us your choice using the hashtag #148GOW, or just let us know on Facebook what you think deserves to win. And make sure to check back next week when we'll announce the victor.

Numbers and monsters RPG Math and Sorcery has won our game of the week award

Posted by Harry Slater on August 8th, 2018

We've counted up all the votes, sent them off to the court of arbitration in Strasbourg and had them vetted by an independent panel of retired judges and this guy we know who said he was real honest. I tell you all of this so when I announce the winner of the game of the week award, you know that the result is infallible.

It's Math and Sorcery, by the way. A game all about, wait for it, Math and Sorcery. But don't let that get you down, because there's so much to enjoy in both the mathematical and dark-arts departments here that it'd be churlish to complain.

What we can learn about life from Papers, Please

Posted by Harry Slater on August 6th, 2018

Papers, Please iOS screenshot - An applicant at the border

What does it mean to care about another human being? To worry about their hopes and desires, to show concern when they're putting themselves in danger? And when their dreams are in your hands, when their life is hanging in the balance because of you, do you have the strength of character to do what's right?

That's the idea at the heart of Papers, Please. For all that it's a simulator of a border crossing in some imaginary nation, it's really a game about how we treat each other, and about how we react when we have all the power.

It's a game that tries to teach us something, but does it in an entertaining, often harrowing way. If you want to know what sort of person you are, then playing Papers, Please is going to give you a pretty damn good indication.

Want to pick the best mobile game that came out this week? Well you can here

Posted by Harry Slater on August 3rd, 2018

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Yeah, sure, we're a day later than usual with our game of the week award, but that just makes things more exciting. You've no doubt been waiting with baited breath for the contestants to be announced. And that's exactly what we're doing in this here article, so cool your jets.

It's an interesting mix this week. We've got premium, we've got free to play. We've got deep simulation and we've got super-fast reactions. We've got retro, modern, puzzle, and almost everything in between. But it's up to you now which one walks away the victor.

To vote you can just leave us a comment at the bottom of the article. Or tweet us using the hashtag #148GOW, or post on our Facebook page. That's it. That's all you have to do.Pretty darn easy right? Anyway, on with the picks, then on with the votes.

The winner of this week's game of the week award is The Horus Heresy: Legions

Posted by Harry Slater on July 31st, 2018

After another close-fought battle, and plenty of dissent among the ranks, we can now reveal the winner of this week's game of the week award. And if you've been paying attention to all of this psuedo-military speak, you've probably worked out that it's The Horus Heresy: Legions.

It's a card game of surprising depth and accessibility, that sees you building a deck of Space Marines, daemons, Imperial Guard troopers, and giant tanks to take out all of your foes. Think Hearthstone but set in the grim-dark-darkly-grim-grim future of Games Workshop's Warhammer 40K universe.

How The Room: Old Sins understands where fear truly comes from

Posted by Harry Slater on July 25th, 2018

How do you take a series in a new direction when it’s already so well established as The Room? That must have been the question facing Fireproof Games when it sat down to work on The Room: Old Sins. The fourth game in a series is always going to be a tough one to make, and even more so when it’s the newest entry in one of the best-loved franchises in mobile gaming.

Obdurately stick to what came before and you leave yourself open to accusations of resting on your laurels, or try something new and risk losing what made the previous games so great in the first place. But in the end The Room: Old Sins took both paths, and Fireproof created another mobile masterpiece.

The winner of this week's game of the week award is Rowdy Wrestling

Posted by Harry Slater on July 24th, 2018

We've run the numbers. We've run the numbers again, and we've run the numbers one final time, and we can now reveal which of these five games has won our highly coveted game of the week award. It's Rowdy Wrestling. Sorry, we don't do fanfare around these parts.

The game is a brilliant arcade blast of crunching nonsense that sees you duking it out against burly men in order to be crowned the champion. And sure, that might sound like it's been done before, but trust us when we say that there's a lot more going on here than that.

Too fast, too furious, or just right? We go hands-on with Asphalt 9: Legends for mobile

Posted by Harry Slater on July 23rd, 2018

Asphalt 9: Legends iOS preview screenshot - Getting some air

Asphalt 9: Legends is stupid. But I don't want you to think that's a bad thing, because it's really, really not. This is the polar opposite of a hardcore racing sim, and it wears its arcade heart on its ridiculously pimped-up sleeve. Oh, and it looks amazing as well.

The game is currently out in soft launch in the Philippines, so we thought we should grab some time with it before its worldwide release to give you some idea of what to expect when the game lands in the coming month. And most of what we've seen has left us far from disappointed.

Alto's Odyssey shows how mobile sequels can be much more than the sum of their parts

Posted by Harry Slater on July 20th, 2018

The very best games mix together an effortless class and a compulsion loop that keeps you playing until your eyes are sore, your fingers are chafed, and you can't remember the last time you saw any sun other than a digital one. And that's why Alto's Odyssey ranks among the very finest experiences you can get on the App Store.

More than that though, the game is a brilliant example of how to do a sequel. It doesn't slavishly adhere to the formula of its predecessor, but it doesn't stray too far from what made Alto's Adventure great either. It's a balancing act of the very best kind. And it's also a whole heap of fun.

Which of these is the best mobile game that came out this week? You decide - July 19th

Posted by Harry Slater on July 19th, 2018

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Every Thursday here at 148Apps we like to give you a choice. We pick what we think are the five best games that have come out this week, and let you vote to crown one of them the 148Apps game of the week. And since it's Thursday today, that's exactly what we're going to do.

If you want to vote there are three ways to go about it. You can leave a comment at the bottom of this article with the name of the game you'd like to win. You can send us a tweet using the hashtag 148GOW, or you can leave us a comment on Facebook letting us know your pick.

Pretty easy, right? And don't forget to come back on Tuesday to see which of the games takes home the most coveted prize in mobile gaming. Yeah, that's right, the most coveted prize in mobile gaming. Deal with it.

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: