Phew. It has been a week, but now it's time to relax, put your feet up, and enjoy some brand new mobile games. It was a bit of slow week, but there's still plenty of new titles to add to your collection. Here are four of our favorites.
Into the Dead 2 is an endless gunner, of sorts, with a lot of grit and satisfying gunplay behind it. The game looks amazing, and tells an effective story to boot. Plus, it has some quality voice acting behind it to really bring the story to life.
Though it's an endless runner-esque game, things can get tough out there when hundreds of zombies are ganging up on you. Here are a few tips to help you survive every level.
Earlier this year, A-33 Studio made the leap from developing Counter Strike Online to launching its very own FPS for the mobile. Combat Squad: Project Wednesday pits your team of mercs against the world in multiplayer death matches, so if you’re on the hunt for a new shooter this might be worth a shot.
Gameplay involves assembling a team of five mercenaries, each with distinct specialties ranging from clandestine sniping to close-range combat. You can customise your band of brawlers further by equipping different perks, with forty to choose from in total. Controlling a member of your plucky paramilitary is done using the onscreen sticks – left to move and right to look. There’s a button in the centre for manual shooting, or an auto-fire option if you want to make life a little easier. Pretty standard for mobile shooters, so if you’re au fait with this fare then you’ll fare OK.
During one-versus-one battle, Combat Squad’s Dive system allows you to switch control between soldiers, with AI taking over to guide the rest of your team against combatants. If you’re a more sociable kind of soldier, you can also play five-versus-five, joining arms with other online players to take on rival teams in an all-out slaughter fest. There are seven multiplayer modes to get stuck into, including Deathmatch, Zombie and Demolition, taking place across maps spanning Europe and Central Asia. You won’t have much time to admire the exotic locales, though, what with all the bullet dodging.
If Combat Squad’s launch passed you by, don’t worry - you haven’t missed the boat. In fact you and your mercs can scuba your way to the boat, commandeer it and show these other pretenders who’s boss. But first you’ve got to download it for free from the App Store or Google Play.
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Sci-fi puzzler The Talos Principle arrived on the App Store this week. The game, which tells the tale of a newly awokened robot, is a philosophical story of what it means to be human, while the player explores over 100 different areas in a beautiful 3D space.
The game is published by Devolver Digital, who has a bounty of other fine indie titles on iOS. Here are seven of the best.
Games are meant to be an escape from real world drudgery, but we sure love games that put us to work. Tycoon games often have us up into the wee hours of the morning clicking away. There's just something about running an imaginary business. If you're looking for some fun tycoon games to play on your mobile device, here are a few of our favorites.
Virtual pets have become a mainstay in the modern gaming world, though newer titles have added on new bells and whistles to keep things exciting. Virtual pets are no longer just about feeding and cleaning up poop before your 8-bit blob withers away. Now there are all sorts of things you can do with virtual pets, especially on mobile, where you're free to take your companions with you on the go. Here are five of our favorites.
Color 6 is a well, colorful puzzle game in which you fit geometric shapes on a 2D board to score points. It can get tricky when you can only match shapes of the same color, and the hexagonal board starts to fill up. We have a few tips to help you get a high score while using the fewest moves possible.
In this ever-changing world of mobile news, few things are guaranteed. Few things, that is, save for the always dependable deals going up on the App Store each week.
Our friendly ritual continues this week with more games fresh from the App Store bargain bin. It's an especially good week for fans of board and card games. Let's take a look.
MMORPGs still have quite a bit of growing to do in the mobile space, but we're starting to see these large scale multiplayer games more and more. With the promise of games like Lineage II and EVE Online hitting iOS and Android, it's clear to see that MMORPG developers are setting their eyes on mobile.
There are already a few great MMORPGs on mobile if you're looking to do some questing on the go. Here are four of our favorites.
Dunk Hit is a new high score chaser from Voodoo, purveyors of breezy, addictive arcade games. Players try to make sweet dunks using the fewest dribbles possible. It's easy to jump right in and start scoring, but harder to chain dunks together for super high scores.
We've gathered a few tips and tricks for reaching high scores and getting perfect shots. Let's take a look.
CCP Games announced at EVE Vegas this week that they're partnering with PlayRaven games to create a new mobile game set in the EVE universe. Project Aurora, the game's working title, is a condensed version of CCP's sprawling space MMORPG, though its promising all of the drama and epic battles you might be familiar with in EVE Online. We got a chance to sit down with the developers and play some Project Aurora this weekend. Here are a few things we learned about the game.
Happy Friday, 148Apps friends. It's time for our weekly roundup, where we come together every Friday to reflect on the best games we've played this week. This week was a bit sparse, but the new games we did get were pretty high quality. Moreover, the games were super interesting, and you'll find that each game on this list does something unique. Let's get started.
When Runestone Keeper was released on iOS and Steam back in 2015, it won plenty of fans and even picked up some awards. INNOTEG had managed to produce a retro dungeon crawler that tickled the nostalgia glands of older gamers whilst drawing a younger crowd into a notoriously tough roguelike world. But all of us curtain-twitchers stuck in Android camp could only watch on in curiosity, since there was no version for us. Two years later, though, and a dedicated Android release means we can play catch-up by exploring the depths of Runestone Keeper. And in doing so die, over and over again, as per tradition.
The game itself is a little reminiscent of Dungelot, with greater RPG elements and a bit of a backstory pinning it all together. In the beginning, you play as a nameless hero, but after successive runs you’ll unlock more characters including vampires and sorcerers, offering a variety of different stats and abilities. Each run involves moving floor-by-floor downward into the dark 16-bit dungeon, exploring your surroundings one tile at a time. The levels are seven-by-seven grids, a departure from many dungeon crawlers featuring expansive maps, and the floors are sprinkled with monsters to kill, traps to trip and loot to plunder.
Combat in Runestone Keeper is turn-based, and you’ll often benefit from taking a tactical approach, including making the odd retreat. The aim is to get as far as possible before inevitably meeting your end in some cobwebbed corner, only to start all over again. It’s like Billy Murray in Groundhog Day, except instead of learning piano, you have to slay monsters ad infinitum.
There are some novel features including the ability to worship one of several gods, who will grant you some bonus abilities in exchange for a sacrifice of their choosing. You can switch divine allegiances mid-run, since certain gods can offer more in exchange for your loyalty, but be prepared to fork out a severance package for any Brexit-like withdrawal of membership.
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REKT! Is an all new stunt-racer that’s stunning in its slick tricks, smooth driving mechanics, and addictive power. It’s easy to sink yourself into, but challenging to perfect.
There are myriad challenges to complete, and of course, you’ll be chasing that elusive high score. We’re here to show you how to score high in REKT! While perfecting your technique.
While we'll have to wait and see how upcoming disaster movie Geostorm pans out, we can play the game right now and it's actually . . . pretty good? It's a tactical puzzle game much like Lara Croft GO and its kin, and that's a good thing.
The puzzles can get tricky right off the bat, so we're here to help you out with a few strategies for getting through the early stages of the game. Let's get to it.