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Why I'm looking forward to Stardew Valley on mobile

Posted by Emily Sowden on October 16th, 2018

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Last week I read the words I'd been hoping for and got so excited I almost cried: Stardew Valley is coming to mobile on October 24th. While, my colleagues know of my love for the game I think my reasons behind it have always been a bit of a mystery to them.

The wonderful thing is that everyone's reasons for loving it are different, though some of you lovely gamers reading might experience the same sort of deal.

These are the 5 best iPhone games like Nintendo's Mario

Posted by Harry Slater on October 15th, 2018

There's a Mario game on the App Store nowadays, but if it hasn't quite sated your desires to fiddle with an Italian plumber while you're out and about, we've got some suggestions that might help. That's right, it's a list of games like Mario for iPhone.

Of course, none of these games would exist without Mario, but we've picked the ones that we think best capture the feeling of Nintendo's flagship franchise throughout the different iterations in its long, long life.

Obviously you might have your own suggestions, and we'd love it if you shared them with us. Hell, even if you disagree with every word written here, we'd like to hear why. So make sure you drop a comment at the bottom of the article.

Oh, and if you want to check out all of our other awesome lists, click right here and you'll be able to do just that.

My scariest game - Simulacra

Posted by Campbell Bird on October 11th, 2018
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: TOUCHSCREEN TERROR :: Read Review »

If you really want to be spooked for Halloween, there are few mobile games that can do the job better than Kaigan Games’s Simulacra. This is a game I included on my list of games to get you in the Halloween spirit specifically because it’s the most horrifying game I’ve played on a phone, bar none.

Time to pick which of these games should be the 148Apps iPhone and iPad game of the week

Posted by Harry Slater on October 11th, 2018

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It's Thursday, and every Thursday here at 148Apps we like to have a little vote. We pick what we think are the best games that have come out over the past seven days, and then it's up to you to choose which of them should be crowned the 148Apps iPhone and iPad game of the week.

And it's definitely been a busy week. It was hard trimming the shortlist down to just five, but we reckon we just about managed it in the end. And it's left us with some really awesome selections for you to argue over.

You're no doubt wondering how to vote by now. Well, it couldn't be simpler. Either send us a tweet with the hashtag #148GOW, or leave us a comment on our Facebook page. You could even let us know your choice by dropping a comment in the comments box at the bottom of the article.

However you choose to do it, we hope you pick wisely. Click here and you'll find out if last week's voters were wise with the choice they made. And if you're done there, let's get on with this week's fine selection.

My scariest mobile game - Corpse Party

Posted by Emily Sowden on October 10th, 2018
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

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With the season of creepy stuff and spooks upon us, it feels right to chat about our favourite spooky games, doesn't it? Everyone's got one that stuck with them regardless of the platform. Whether it's the rhythmic drums of Slenderman, the gross mutilated family of Resident Evil 7, or the static radio sounds from Silent Hill 2 (AKA the greatest horror game of all time), everyone's got that one game that rubs them up the right and wrong ways.

In mobile it's a little trickier, only because it's tougher to balance the content and controls in such a way that the experience doesn't feel cheap or underwhelming. That's not saying there aren't tons to choose from, of course. We're very much spoiled for choice.

These are the best iPhone games to play with friends

Posted by Harry Slater on October 10th, 2018

Playing on your own is cool, but sometimes you want to play with your friends. And if you're playing on an iPhone, that can often be a difficult process. So we thought we'd pick our favourite games on the App Store that you can play with your chums. They all need you to be in the same room, because real friends stick together.

We've got platformers, spaceship piloters, and at least one game that's going to make you laugh out loud. This isn't a definitive list, but these are the five games we've chosen because they represent different spectra of the same-place multiplayer genre.

If you've thrown your own iPhone gaming parties, and you've got some suggestions to share, then feel free to stick them in the comments section at the bottom of the article. And if you want to find out more about the games on iPhone, click here to check out the rest of our genre lists.

True Surf is the winner of last week's 148Apps iPhone and iPad game of the week award

Posted by Harry Slater on October 9th, 2018

We've run all of the numbers through our massive, high-tech, super powerful AI-controlled computer, sent them off to the laboratories in Switzerland for final approval, and consulted our lizard overlords to ensure that we're not treading on anyone's toes, but we can now reveal that the winner of this week's game of the week award is none other than True Surf.

It was the runaway winner of the prize, thanks largely to a big vote from the surfing community. But how good is it, does it manage to capture that feeling of slicing through the waves, and do we think it's a worthy winner of our game of the week award? The answer to that last one is yes, we definitely do. You're going to have to read on to get the answers to the others though.

It's time for you to pick which of these games should win our 148Apps game of the week award

Posted by Harry Slater on October 4th, 2018

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It's Thursday again, and we all know what that means - it's time for us to pick what we think are the five best games that have come out over the last week. And it's time for you to pick which of them should become the 148Apps game of the week.

It's an interesting mix this week. We've got platformers, cruel action RPGs, a surfing sim, and a game that's all about combining monkeys together to make super monkeys. They're all really good, but it's up to you to decide which of them should walk away with the coveted award.

How do you vote though? Well, it's pretty simple. All you need to do is leave a comment at the bottom of the article. Or, if you'd prefer, tweet us your select @148Apps with the hashtag #148GOW. You can leave us a comment on Facebook as well if that's your way of doing things.

Right then, on with the games.

These are definitely the 5 best iPad and iPhone games like Diablo

Posted by Harry Slater on October 3rd, 2018

Diablo often feels like Blizzard's forgotten child. World of Warcraft keeps ticking over with new updates, Overwatch is doing brilliantly in the eSports arena, as are Hearthstone and Starcraft 2. But what of poor little Diablo?

Well, there's a version of Diablo 3 coming out for Switch next month, but there rarely seem to be rumblings about the game getting a sequel. And a mobile version? I don't think anyone's ever even tried to rumble about that.

So we decided it'd be a good idea to write a list of the best games like Diablo for iPhone. That way you can get a little taste of dangerous dungeoneering without having to dig out a console or turn your PC on.

If you think we've missed anything out, feel free to let us know in the comments section at the bottom of the article. And hit that click on this link to check out all of the other awesome lists on the site.

Here's our list of the 5 best iPhone games like Animal Crossing

Posted by Elizabeth Eagen-Jones on October 3rd, 2018

Can't get enough questing and making friends in Animal Crossing? We know the feeling. Sometimes it feels like delivering fish and butterflies to our cute fuzzy friends is more of a vocation than a game.

But what if you're looking for a mobile game to try and ensure you get your cuteness fix? Well, there's Animal Crossing: Pocket Campe, but we reckon we can do better than that. Which is why we've created this list of the five best games like Animal Crossing for iPhone.

Check out our list below, and if you've got your own suggestions make sure you stick them in the comments section. Oh, and click here to check out all of the other great lists we've been making over the months and year.

5 games like Stardew Valley for iPhone and iPad

Posted by Emily Sowden on October 2nd, 2018

stardew valley robin overgrown farm

If any of you guys read my ramblings over on Pocket Gamer you might know how much of a fan I am of Stardew Valley. Hands-down, I'm not ashamed to say it's one of my favourite games in the world, but it's not on mobile. Wah.

That got me thinking – what options do we really have on mobile that might scratch that adorable farm-building, people-friending itch? No dead ringers just yet, but these five mobile games should satiate that need.

Hooky Crook is the winner of last week's game of the week award

Posted by Harry Slater on October 2nd, 2018

After some pretty difficult calculations (seriously, we nearly ran out of toes to count on), but we can now reveal the winner of last week's game of the week award. And that winner is the simple, one-touch arcade leaper, Hooky Crook.

But don't let that word - simple - fool you, because while the controls in the game are a breeze, there's a good deal more going on here than you might first expect. Read on and we'll let you know why we think Hooky Crook is a worthy winner of our prestigious-ish award.

These are the 5 best iPhone games like Fortnite

Posted by Harry Slater on October 1st, 2018

Fortnite has been the big hitter in mobile gaming this year, and it's not hard to see why. Thanks to some excellent marketing, and a polished experience that almost anyone can enjoy, it's really taken the App Store by storm.

But there are other battle royale experiences out there if you want to try something different. Some of them are terrible though, so we thought it'd be a good idea to round up what we think are the very best games like Fortnite for iPhone.

We've included links that will let you download the games as well, we're good like that. If you think we've got our suggestions wrong, then feel free to add your own in the comments at the bottom of the article. And don't forget to check out all the other lists on the site by clicking here. Now, without further ado, let's get on with the choices.

5 mobile games like Minecraft for iPhone and iPad

Posted by Emily Sowden on September 28th, 2018

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Remember when Minecraft was all the rage? Back before battle royale became the coolest thing to play it was all about the sandbox survival game… though it's apparently still rated one of the most watched video games on YouTube.

Minecraft is one of those games you think you're going to hate, but once you start playing it's rather hard to stop. Whether you're going about in survival mode or just having a bit of fun in creative mode, there's something for mostly everyone.

When it comes to getting the Minecraft experience on mobile there are a few games you can dig into. One won't be surprising at all, of course, but the others should give you food for thought.

It's up to you to pick our iOS game of the week from these 5 candidates

Posted by Harry Slater on September 27th, 2018

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The fourth day of the working week only means one thing here at 148Apps towers - it's time to pick which game should win our game of the week award. We've narrowed down the shortlist to five, but it's up to you to choose which of them deserves to walk away with this week's crown.

It's been a difficult week for shortlisting though, since so many awesome, and unexpected games have come out over the past seven days. In other weeks, plenty of those would have made it onto this round-up of five, but this isn't other weeks. It's this week, and these are the games we've picked for you.

So how do you vote? Well, it couldn't be simpler. You can tweet us your choice using the hashtag #148GOW, you can leave a comment on our Facebook page, or you can register your choice by leaving a comment on this here article. See, it'd be difficult to make that any easier for you.