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UFO99 review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on January 24th, 2023
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: NOT QUITE 100
UFO99 presents some quick and quirky fun but is just shy of feeling like a truly standout experience.

Pine Tar Poker review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on January 19th, 2023
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: DARE TO DEAL?
Pine Tar Poker is just an innocent and folksy spin on poker. Or is it?


Wavecade review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on January 18th, 2023
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: RIDE THE WAVE
This arcade shooter may look familiar, but it finds ways to be unlike just about anything else.

Finding Paradise review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on December 23rd, 2022
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: DREAM OF THE DEAD
This follow-up to To the Moon is a heartfelt exploration of inner life, and does so successfully as a standalone experience.


Afterplace review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on December 21st, 2022
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: WEIRD AND WONDERFUL
Afterplace isn’t the easiest game to make your way through, but a lot of its friction and weirdness is also what makes it a special experience.

A Memoir Blue review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on December 1st, 2022
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: MEMORABLE MEMORIES
This adventure game may take a moment to distinguish itself, but once it does it is a nice and affecting tale.


Wreckfest review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on November 28th, 2022
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: CRASH AND BURN
This racing game shows some detailed destruction but getting the game to create these moments just doesn’t feel all that great.

OPUS: Echo of Starsong review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on November 22nd, 2022
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: UNIQUE UNIVERSE
This narrative sci-fi adventure creates one of the most nuanced and complete game worlds that has ever come to mobile.


Rec Room will be playing host to major artists for a year of musical marvels

Posted by Shaun Walton on January 30th, 2023

It has been a good time for gaming and music lovers lately with names like Blackpink and Man with a Mission popping up in various mobile games, and now Rec room wants to get involved in a big way, striking a deal to bring Republic Records artists to the game throughout 2023.

If Republic Records rings a bell, that’s probably because they have signed some pretty big artists. The likes of Volbeat, Ariana Grande, Of Monsters and Men and Taylor Swift make up the prospective catalogue we could see in Rec Rooms so fans could be in for an interesting year.

Old School RuneScape announces landmark result to player vote

Posted by Shaun Walton on January 27th, 2023

Jagex has announced some groundbreaking news for fans of its iconic MMORPG, Old School RuneScape. For the first time in the game's 15-year history, the player base has voted in favour of the implementation of a new skill to the retro masterpiece.

For those who don’t know, Old School Runescape is pretty much what it sounds like. Jagex took the old, iconic MMORPG that was many gamers' first foray into the genre, and recreated it as a standalone to run alongside its modern, updated version. It came about as the result of overwhelming fan support, and Jagex has continued to place the future of Retro RuneScape in the hands of its players.

Top Mobile Game Discounts

Posted by Campbell Bird on January 27th, 2023

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Every day, we pick out a curated list of the best mobile discounts on the App Store and post them here. This list won't be comprehensive, but it every game on it is recommended. Feel free to check out the coverage we did on them in the links below to further vet these discounted games before you decide to buy:

Games marked with an asterisk(*) denote that the entire developer/publisher’s catalog is discounted, despite the fact that all of their games may not be listed here.

Burgeon and Flourish are releasing an FMV adventure that's been brewing for 30 years

Posted by Shaun Walton on January 26th, 2023

Game development can take a while, with bugs, reworks and good old-fashioned arguments delaying things. However, the upcoming FMV game Of Two Minds may have the longest source material to game delay of all time, being a huge 30 years in the making.

Back in 1989, the founder of film-makers Burgeon and Flourish, Michael Bergmann, shot over three hours of footage, based on the story of two psychoanalysts and their love affair. Now, with the help of game designer and composer Lucas Tahiruzzaman Syed, gamers the world over will be able to take a crash course in psychoanalytics.

Honkai: Star Rail prepares to open its door for its final Closed Beta

Posted by Shaun Walton on January 25th, 2023

HoYoverse has announced the launch of the final closed beta on iOS and Android for its upcoming space RPG Honkai: Star Rail. Players can enjoy the latest entry in the acclaimed Honkai franchise and get an early look at some new in-game features and the grand storyline you can soon embark upon.

The Final Closed Beta will show players the origin of Honkai, starting in the Herta Space Station. You will soon be spacefaring as you travel the galaxy, from Jarilo-BI and Xianzhou Luofu, the two major destinations in this prologue. Each of the worlds brings distinctive environments to enjoy.

Invincibles Studio reflects on an incredibly solid beginning for Soccer Manager 2023

Posted by Shaun Walton on January 24th, 2023

Despite the horrific blunder made during the naming of the series, Soccer Manager 2023 has been absolutely steaming ahead since its launch in September 2022. Developers Invincibles Studio has released some statistics for the current iteration, and they speak volumes about the quality of the game.

Soccer Manager 2023 gives players an incredibly in-depth hands-on approach to helming a whole football club. You have the opportunity to bolster your team out of over 25,000 officially licensed FIFPRO players using the game's dynamic live transfers system, or even create your own club from the ground up. During games you can do a lot to influence the game, from barking orders to your players, making key substitutions and changing tactics when called for.

New State Mobile is getting a raft of adjustments to upset the current meta

Posted by Shaun Walton on January 22nd, 2023

If you’ve been feeling like you have mastered New State Mobile and win every game you enter without trying, then prepare yourselves because the times are changing in a big way. Krafton has announced a raft of changes in its January Update that will overhaul the meta and make New State a little more competitive, at least until a new meta is inevitably established.

To start with, Krafton has made a host of balancing changes to weapons based on player feedback. The long-range damage of the SMGs, ARs and LMGs has been decreased in a bid to encourage the use of guns that have proven unpopular in the past, It is a change that makes sense, given how SMGs in particular are more mid to close-range.

Huuuge Games announces the acquisition of two independent development studios

Posted by Shaun Walton on January 20th, 2023

Global mobile game developer and publisher Huuuge Games has announced the signing of two new publishing agreements. Independent developers Square Triangle and Friedeggames will be joining the Huuuge family in a move that will hopefully pay off well for all involved.

These latest acquisitions will see the Huuuge portfolio bolstered with the arrival of these two established studios, adding a bit of diversity to a pot that currently includes Huuuge Casino and Billionaire Casino. Both of the studios are fairly new but have already put out some well-received games.

War of the Visions Final Fantasy Brave Exvius is currently bursting with special content and events

Posted by Shaun Walton on January 19th, 2023

Square Enix has started its celebration for the Lunar New Year with mobile tactical RPG War of the Visions Final Fantasy Brave Exvius. Players can pick up new characters and even get free items from the ongoing collaboration with TikTok star Addison Rae.

Until February 7th, you can take part in the Lunar New Year Festival, with a chance to summon the brand-new festive-looking unit - Resnick the Hoppy. You can try out this swift Jumping Juggler in her Starter Quest, and if you like what you see, try and pull her through the 9-Step 10x Summon, with steps three and six being free. Each step will also give you 100 event medals to spend at the Lunar New Year shop.

Northgard Mobile prepares to release its latest Clan at the end of January

Posted by Shaun Walton on January 18th, 2023

Northgard Mobile welcomes its newest clan on January 31st, alongside the introduction of a new mechanic. The Clan of the Squirrel is a fun-loving bunch who spend their time cooking and gathering ingredients, in the name of Ratatoskr.

The Clan of the Squirrel is led by their warchef Andhrimnir, and that is not a typo. Andhrimnir is known for his fearless and authoritative demeanour, both on the battlefield and in the kitchen, making him the dreaded Warchef, which seems fairly fitting for a clan named after the fluffy, innocent Squirrel.

PUBG Mobile partners with Polaris Inc to bring players the only vehicle they will ever need

Posted by Shaun Walton on January 17th, 2023

We have all had those moments on PUBG Mobile where you get too engrossed in looting that you just haven’t noticed that the blue zone is now nipping at your heels, but you are far from the safe zone with rough terrain slowing you down. Worry no more, as thanks to the latest partnership with Polaris, there will be nothing that can hold you back.

Since 1954 Polaris has honed its skills and become an expert at designing the best vehicles for all outdoor pursuits including ATVs, boats and snowmobiles. This partnership sees two of Polaris’ offroad vehicles arrive for players to race around in, which sounds excellent.

Ensemble Stars Music ignores the passage of time and announce upcoming Spring season content

Posted by Shaun Walton on January 16th, 2023

Developers HappyElements have decided that they are bored of winter now and that it is time to ring in the Spring season with its rhythm game Ensemble Stars Music. Taking place from January 17th through February 6th, players will be able to warm up with a variety of spring-themed content and campaigns.

During the Embracing Spring event, players will be able to mingle with some idols, exchanging greetings or meeting gift boxes by visiting different parts of Ensemble Square with invitations gained by clearing Idol Work and Live with BP, or by buying them with Diamonds.

Arknights revel in third Anniversary celebrations with release of latest event

Posted by Shaun Walton on January 13th, 2023

Arknights is celebrating its third anniversary with the launch of its latest event. The Ideal City: Endless Carnival brings with it a story of great disaster, which you can attempt to avert with the help of four new operators.

Ideal City: Endless Carnival will last until February 10th, and follows the story of a Durin named Minimalist, who seeks the help of Tomimi and Rhodes Island to prevent the impending disaster of Zeruertza. Gavial and Eunectes heed the call, travelling the Zeruertza to help Minimalist through the crisis.

Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds kicks of the New Year with a bevy of rewards and a tough new challenge

Posted by Shaun Walton on January 12th, 2023

Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds is starting off the New Year with a big update, bringing with it some free gifts, a new event with awesome rewards, and the arrival of a new Familiar. Be warned, however, as a powerful old enemy is back with some new tricks.

To celebrate the start of 2023, the New Year Dice Event gives all players the chance to pick up some pretty nice rewards. By completing some fairly simple missions, one is just to log in so you won’t need to be too far into the game, you can have a chance to grab prizes such as the 6 Star Tetro Puzzle Selection Pack and a Miraculous Warding Doll Selection Chest.

XD Inc announces the full launch of its platform fighter Flash Party

Posted by Shaun Walton on January 11th, 2023

Flash Party has officially fully launched alongside its massive Stardust Warriors update, bringing significantly improved core gameplay, a new hero, a chaotic new mode and more.

The 21st hero has landed, the adorably named duo Cookie and Can. Their quick charge attack offers some ranged coverage that can deliver a powerful KO, whilst being highly manoeuvrable so they never get caught out. Every hero in the game can now reach level ten, and has been assigned one of four roles; All-rounder, Power House, Assaulter and Impeder, each with their own unique mechanics to master.