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Rebuild 3: Gangs of Deadsville Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on September 3rd, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: BYE SOCIETY
Rebuild 3 isn’t so much a sequel as a “remaster,” but what a remaster.
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The Walking Dead: Road to Survival Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on September 1st, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: BUSY ZOMBIES
The Walking Dead: Road to Survival is a F2P settlement building/RPG game that's a bit by the numbers.
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This Week at 148Apps: August 10-14, 2015

Posted by Chris Kirby on August 17th, 2015

Amped Up for August With 148Apps

How do you know what apps are worth your time and money? Just look to the review team at 148Apps. We sort through the chaos and find the apps you're looking for. The ones we love become Editor’s Choice, standing out above the many good apps and games with something just a little bit more to offer. Take a look at what we've been up to this week, and find even more in our Reviews Archive.

Score! Hero

More like a kind of physics puzzle game than a regular soccer title, Score! Hero feels a little unfair at times with more than a dose of randomness thrown in. Odds are though, you’ll still be giving it a shot every now and then as it’s quite fun.You’re controlling the career of an up and coming soccer play. There are some light management style options with you able to customize your player before choosing teams to play for. Then you get thrown into the action. --Jennifer Allen

Direct Shot

Direct Shot is a simple yet effective app, enabling you to directly save photos and videos to your Dropbox account as you snap them. For those users who are always running out of space on their phone or iPad, it’s a real time saver.Setup is a breeze. You just log in to your Dropbox account, pick a folder to deposit your images, and away you go. you can switch between different folders, which is going to be particularly useful if you like to be organized and have plenty of subjects in mind. --Jennifer Allen

Apocalypse Meow: Save the Last Humans

"Don’t mess with cats" is the moral of Apocalypse Meow: Save the Last Humans - an arcade style shooter with a surprising amount of personality. It’s a more welcoming shooter than most, meaning even casual players can enjoy what’s here, but it’s still pretty taxing.You play your way through various levels, completing numerous missions in a bid to unlock new upgrades for your ship, as well as defeat the evil cats. Action is immensely simple. You use your finger to drag your ship around with firing done automatically. --Jennifer Allen

Animation Desk Cloud

Have you ever wanted to create cool animations but had no idea where to start? Animation Desk Cloud is a fairly good starting place, although do expect to have to practice to truly get the most from it. Requiring a quick sign up process to get the most from it, the app throws a text based overlay at you to explain what button performs what task. In reality, experimentation is the best way to understand things. Animation Desk Cloud is a little unwieldy at first, meaning poking around at what can be accomplished makes way more sense. Much like other art based apps, some of your success is going to be down to your ability to draw well. You can use various different brushes to create shapes and images, with your ability level and imagination the only real restriction. Coloring is easily changed around too. --Jennifer Allen


It looks like a fairly cute puzzle game but Zoombinis is much more than that, actually offering up a series of logical and mathematical puzzles to tax your gray matter. It’s a remake of a 1990s puzzle game, Logical Journey of the Zoombinis, but old and new players should quite appreciate it - even if it does look a little old fashioned. You’re helping a series of small blue creatures as they attempt to reach the safety of Zoombiniville. This involves completing 12 tricky puzzles. The unique twist to Zoombinis is that you choose how your creatures look and what accessories they possess, and that actually affects what unfolds. --Jennifer Allen

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Samsung S Action Bluetooth Mouse

I have a confession. I actually like using the iPad Mini.Oops.My second generation was originally procured for work, and it became an ever huger part of my process due to (then) superior WordPress app on iOS. Paired with a great keyboard combo, and one gets an effective makeshift netbook.One shortcoming, for my needs, is the inability to use a bluetooth mouse. When it’s all said and done, I like using bigger tablets like an aforementioned notebook — or more like a full-fledged computer — when the occasion calls for it, and reaching to touch the screen for navigation irks me more than I’d like to admit.--Tre Lawrence

Army Helicopter - Relief Cargo

Army Helicopter – Relief Cargo is a game that makes heroes out of players.It’s a simple game, really, so the lack of any pointers probably shouldn’t hurt it in the eyes of prospective players too much. The first scene runs right into it; one uses a truck to load a heavy duty chopper with gear, and there is a bit of skill required to direct the truck in there, what with virtual steering wheel, brakes, gas and gearbox. In addition, one has a time limit to contend with, so errors can be costly.The end game, at first, is to get the trucks in position. As this is the first level, it is easy enough. Next, one gets a bank of controls and a new task: get the helicopter from the home pad to a way point some distance away. This part is trickier, and the lack of instructions does jar a teeny bit, especially as this portion is timed as well, but it isn’t too hard to feel one’s way through it. If one makes it through in time, the next level is opened up, which is to offload the chopper. Quickly.--Tre Lawrence

Angry Birds 2

Angry Birds dropped on the mobile gaming scene and all but created a new genre of game. An entire generation of folks got lost in the infinite charm of bringing avian justice to wayward pigs.What followed the original is an entire stable of spin-offs and branded versions: Star Wars, Rio, Go! and more.Now, we get a “true” sequel to original blockbuster in Angry Birds 2. The pigs are just as insolent, the birds as, uh, angry and the game begs to be played.--Tre Lawrence

All this, plus news, game guides and even more reviews than we can share here!

Pre-Registration has Begun for Kill Me Again, and We Finally Have a Release Date

Posted by Rob Rich on July 21st, 2015

I got my first glimpse of Kill Me Again at GDC last March, and it's been on my mind every time I've seen a match-3 game ever since. Like I said back then, "I shouldn't be this excited about a match-3 puzzle game, let alone one involving zombies, but I totally am."

Dead Eyes Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on May 17th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: A GRUESOME PUZZLE
Dead Eyes is a very atmospheric puzzler that’s just a bit too simple.
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Zombies, Run! has Shuffled its Way Over to a Freemium Payment Model

Posted by Rob Rich on May 14th, 2015
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: TERRIFYING EXERCISE FUN :: Read Review »

Everyone's favorite "pretend you're exscaping a horde of zombies and get fit while doing it" simulator, Zombies, Run!, has just gone free. And not the on-sale kind of free, either - it's completely shifted to a freemium model.

Become the World's Most Important Delivery Boy in Must Deliver

Posted by Jessica Fisher on April 26th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Must Deliver, by cherrypick games, is a top-downendless-runner witha healthy dose of the living dead.

Corridor Z Review

+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch
By Campbell Bird on April 14th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: UNDEAD CONCEPT
This endless runner makes a few neat changes to the formula, but the core game is built on a lot of well-worn territory.
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Take a Look at The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land Coming This Fall.

Posted by Jessica Fisher on April 10th, 2015

Next Games has released some new details and visuals for its upcoming gameThe Walking Dead: No Man’s Land. The game will revolve around a group of people as they struggle to survive the walker apocalypse. There are not many details about the game yet, but Next says it will be more open and less story driven, giving you a continuing experience without a set end.

While there is no set release date, Next Games and AMC have decided to launchThe Walking Dead: No Man’s Landaround the beginning of season 6 this fall. We'll just have to wait a bit longer to sate our zombie hunger.

Space is Full of Zombies in Dead Effect 2

Posted by Jessica Fisher on March 10th, 2015

Dead Effect 2, BadFly Interactive's sequel to their popular sci-fi zombie zombie shooter, is coming soon to iOS. The game will be released for free in the third quarter of 2015.

In Dead Effect 2 you're an engineered killing machine on a spaceship full of the undead. The game looks like it will have a whole bunch of new deadly weapons to play with, including some that were designed by fans during BadFly's Weapon Contests.

You can take a look at some of the exquisite visuals of Dead Effect 2 in the teaser trailer below.

You'd Better Hail a Cab, the Undead Hordes of Unkilled Are Coming This June.

Posted by Jessica Fisher on March 4th, 2015

MADFINGER Games has announced their newest zombie shooter Unkilled is coming in June 2015! New York City is facing a plague of zombies and it is up to you to kill the unkilled. The game promises hundreds of missions, quick access to tons of weapon, and a complex storyline.

“Unkilled continues in the tradition of the best from MADFINGER Games, who has employed visual quality, entertainment and diverse gameplay to capture the imaginations of over 80 million gamers,” clarifies game design and project leader, Tomáš Štěpánek, with regard to the development of the game. “Unkilled will offer each player the possibility to experience what it is like to get caught up in the chaos arising from the outbreak of the zombie apocalypse in the stylized backdrop of New York City.”

GDC 2015 - Zombie Match Defense is a Match-3 Game That's (Wait for it) Legitimately Interesting

Posted by Rob Rich on March 4th, 2015

I know, I know. Match-3 is kind of an overdone concept at this point. It's sort of like the zombies of game design. Good thing there aren't any... oh, wait. Seriously though, don't let the match-3 and zombies combination fool you into a false sense of "meh" before you really take a look at Zombie Match Defense from shovelware games. It might just surprise you.

You'll be matching three-of-a-kind brains (or more than three if you can) throughout Zombie Match Defense, this is true, but what's interesting is that unlike a typical match-3 it's done as a means to clear out the approaching zombie horde - not unlike a certain popular lane defense game about plants and... other stuff. As they creep in from the right you'll need to match-up brains similar to whatever the zombies are noshing on in order to get rid of them. And each turn brings the remaining walkers one step closer to your delicious, defenseless scientists.

Well, they're almost defenseless. Some power-ups are available that can turn the tide in a pinch. Of course there are also other zombies that will require more matches to eliminate or lock the brains their chewing on down so you can't swap them. It's something of a trade-off.

Zombie Match Defense still has a ways to go before it's ready for a release. But you know, for a game based around stale puzzle mechanics and featuring even staler antagonists, it actually feels pretty fresh.

Season 4 of Zombies, Run! is Shambling This Way

Posted by Jessica Fisher on February 26th, 2015
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: TERRIFYING EXERCISE FUN :: Read Review »

Are you ready to run for your life all over again? Season 4 of Zombies, Run! will be launching this Spring! The update will come with 40 new missions and a huge number of new options.

You'll be able to edit and delete run logs from inside the app and sync with the website, see your estimated mission duration, set your difficulty, and autoplay next mission if you find yourself ready to run two back to back. Six to Start has also improved the music playback so now it is even easier to use Spotify, Pandora, and other streaming music services. In addition, there will be a new user interface, in-app mission synopses, a Halfway-there notification, and more.

You can download Zombies, Run! for $3.99 on the App Store to start training.

World Zombination Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on February 19th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: A FUN TWIST
World Zombination is a fun twist on the base building/tower defense format, and it really does feel original.
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Roses Are Red, Violets Are Fighting a Zombie Horde - Plants vs. Zombies 2 Gets Valenbrainz.

Posted by Jessica Fisher on February 13th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: FANTASTIC FREEMIUM FUN :: Read Review »

The newest update to Popcap's super popular Plants vs. Zombies 2 is here, and it has brought with it a special holiday surprise. From now until February 14 you can join in on a special “Valenbrainz Hug-a-thon” event. The zombies will be donning their valentine's best to impress the... plants? Everything will be all lovey dovey; rose petals will be strewn about and your lawn mowers will be painted red.

Download Plants vs. Zombies 2 for free and get bitten by the love bug before time runs out.