There's always a whole bunch of games on sale on the App Store. So much so that it's often difficult to decide which of them you should be chucking your money at. But that's where we come in. Every week we round up the very best games that have had some cash knocked off their normal price.
We've included download links for all of the games as well, so you can swoop over to the App Store and grab the games without too much hassle. And, where they exist, we've given you links to our reviews of the games too. That way, if you need to read more before your purchase, you're all set. And if you think we've missed anything, make sure you let us know in the comments.
Some of the games that we were looking forward to this week have really left us disappointed. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, we're looking at you. But that doesn't mean there aren't some great new additions to the App Store. And it doesn't mean we're not going to do you a round up for you our fearless readers either.
There's almost something for everyone, and we've included download links so you can hop straight over to the App Store and grab them without any hesitation. And if you think we've missed anything out, chuck your own suggestions in the comments at the bottom of the article.
Online shooter Galaxy.io Space Arena has blasted off on mobile devices, bringing intergalactic PvP to a universe near you.
Available on iOS, and Android, the space blaster places players inside a heavily-armed spacecraft and pits them against one another in deep-space arenas littered with asteroids and other cosmic debris.
Galaxy.io pilots fire upon each other with futuristic laser canons and the more opponents you take down, the more upgrade points you’ll earn for customising your craft or buying a new one.
On their way to the upper reaches of the leaderboard, players will also accumulate Crystals, an in-game currency which can be used for levelling up and unlocking new abilities. Skills on offer include extra damage resistance and faster movement, and pilots can mix and match these to suit their playing style.
This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners.
There are lots of arguments that iOS gamers like to have, but one of them involves which is the best shooter on the App Store. We're not talking about arcade shooters or bullet hell games here, we're talking about first and third person shooters. So we figured it was time to talk about the games that really are the cream of the crop.
And because we're a friendly lot here, we've included download links so you can grab them from the App Store as quickly as possible. And links to our reviews so you can check out exactly what we think about each of the games on the list.
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is a brilliant representation of everything that's wrong with mobile gaming
There's something rotten at Hogwarts. Something maleficent and unstoppable. It's worked its way into every classroom, weaving its evil spells and attempting to ruin the lives of everyone who tries to get in its way.
No, that's not the plot of Harry Potter: Hogwart's Mystery. I'm talking about something much more invasive than the influence of He Who Must Not Be Named. I'm talking about monetization, wait-timers, and one of the blandest mobile games I've seen in a good long while.
This is an experience that seems almost designed to sully any good feeling you might have ever had about Harry Potter games. It feels cynical, cold, and overtly calculating. So I thought we should have a good look at everything that's wrong with it.
You might not know this, but our sister site Pocket Gamer has a special section that's dedicated to digital board games. It's called TableTap, and sometimes it takes to Twitch to stream some of the best digital dice-rolling and tile-placing games in the world.
And tomorrow is one of those times. Tomorrow you're getting two for the price of one as well. Not only will the dulcet voiced-and-faced James Gilmour be hosting the stream, he'll be joined by the also excellent Stephanie Straw as well.
Brew Town is an intriguing simulation game that mixes together booze, a neat art style, and some smart ideas into one enticing package. But there's a lot to do in the game, so we thought it'd be a good idea to break it down for you so you can get to grips with it quickly. Hence this guide.
Follow these steps and you'll be brewing up some delicious digital beers in no time, and selling them to a range of people with some of the very best beards you're ever likely to see in a videogame. And yes, that goes for God of War as well.
It's Friday again, and here at 148Apps that means it's time to round up the best games that are currently on sale on the App Store. It's a really brilliant week for sales, so I hope you've been saving up your pocket money because you're almost certainly going to be chucking all of it away once you've read this list.
In fact it's such a good week, games have been trimmed that would normally make it onto our round-up. So, if you think we've missed anything we definitely should have included, then make sure you add a comment at the bottom of the article to let everyone know. And come back next week when we'll do the same thing all over again.
Every week here at 148Apps we like to round up the cream of the crop of the newest games releases on the App Store. We think of it like a public service. There are so many games smashing onto iOS every week that sometimes it's hard to keep track of what's worth picking up and what's worth ignoring.
So that's what I've gone ahead and done. There are some pretty great games out this week, including one stellar release that you really want to be grabbing as soon as possible. If you think we've missed anything out though, feel free to let us know in the comments section at the bottom of the article.
The land of Thoria has been beset by the evil Darkness, and it’s up to you to save it. In Quest to be King, you’ll sort out match-3 puzzles with an RPG twist to combat the encroaching forces of darkness while juggling your armies and supporting your civilians.
Quest to be King offers up 30 different regions for you to command and conquer across a sprawling world map. You’ll build buildings and manage resources to grow your kingdom into a massive empire, while ensuring that your armed forces are well prepared for the battles ahead. The Darkness will be pitting you against dragons, zombies, and other nasty things, but with an arsenal of different weapons and abilities, you’ll surely be up to the challenge.
Combat is set in a clever match-3 format with distinct RPG elements. Match tiles to inflict damage and status effects on your foes, or heal your troops. You’ll have to think creatively to come up with strategies to defend your kingdom.
You can find Quest to be King right now on iOS.
Chopper enthusiasts on iOS needn’t twiddle their thumbs any longer (except to direct hot lead at their enemies) – GameSpire’s World of Gunships is finally available on Apple devices. This aerial shooter puts you in control of an attack helicopter as you take on other players and NPCs in a battle to the death.
There are a few different modes to play around with. Death Match does what it says on the fuselage, pitting you against other players from around the world, whilst Teamplay divides players into two groups for a war in the sky. Campaign mode challenges you with various missions requiring your firepower and flying expertise to complete.
As you play, you’ll unlock, upgrade and customise more than 20 gunships, all with differing stats. During battle, you have your main cannon for lower-powered automatic fire, and your missiles for sporadic but explosive attacks. While your main cannon has unlimited ammo, firing too much in quick succession will cause the gun to overheat. Missiles and fuel are finite, and your gunship will accumulate damage over time. Luckily, the enemies you defeat sometimes drop ammo, refuelling canisters and repair spanners to keep you in the fight.
The controls in World of Gunships are straightforward enough – the pad on the left is for movement and direction, the pad on the right for firepower. The graphics are detailed, fully 3D and in a third-person perspective so you can admire your choice of camo skin. The HUD includes all the detail you need such as altitude, fuel capacity and where your enemies are, without feeling cluttered.
Take to the skies and test your mettle against players from around the world. Download World of Gunships for free from the App Store.
You've probably read a lot over the past few days, or at least you probably have if you've got any interest in video games outside of the mobile sphere, about Nintendo Labo. People have been getting their hands on the new tech, and the general consensus is that it's looking like it might be pretty special.
Which got me thinking - is this the sort of thing we're likely to see coming to mobile any time soon? And if we are, what form is it likely to take? These questions and more are all going to get answered in the next few paragraphs, so let's put on our thinking caps and see where they take us.
So you've reached level 20 in Shadowgun Legends, and you're trying to figure out what to do next? Well, the game still has plenty to offer anyone who's reached the level cap, it's just that you need to be a little more selective with what you do.
In this guide we're going to look at how you can keep your fame and power rising, as well as what happens to the XP you earn when you're already in the top tier of Shadowguns. If you've got your own suggestions to share, feel free to add them in the comments section at the bottom of the article.
Project Highrise gives you a lot of tools and deep systems to grapple with while building the skyscraper of your dreams, but in doing so, it can be hard to know exactly where to start. As we dumped time into the game while reviewing it, we came up with this list of tips that should be good for getting you started with the game:
Builders can be finicky
The one constant in every Project Highrise building is the presence of a construction crew. These are the people that follow your directions when it comes to building new floors, installing apartments, outfitting offices, etc. They are the true key to your success in the game, but they aren’t always the easiest people to control.
Since you have no direct control over builders, they choose when to work and what to work on. The main things you need to know about their habits are that your builders generally work on projects in the order that you mark things for construction, and they won’t work tirelessly. Every once in a while they’ll want to take a break. Keeping these things in mind, make sure you build things in the order that you want them to go up and make sure you don’t wait to the last minute to build crucial additions to your building.
Friday has snuck up on us a bit this week, but that doesn't mean we're not prepared here at 148Apps. We've gone right ahead and rounded-up all the very best games that are currently on sale on the App Store. And there are some gems out there right now, so we hope you've been saving your money.
We've included download links so you can grab the games quicker than something else quick. There are also links to our reviews when we've got them. And if you think we've missed anything, feel free to let us know in the comments at the bottom of the article.