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Latest iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad App Reviews:

Ghost Trick review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on April 18th, 2024
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: RETURN FROM THE DEAD
This aging cult classic gets a shiny new remaster on iOS.

Slice & Dice review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on March 28th, 2024
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: PARTY PARLAY
This dice-based dungeon crawler has no shortage of design ingenuity and distinct identity, making it a standout roguelike experience.


Methods: Detective Competition review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on March 19th, 2024
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SILLY START
This quirky detective visual novel is the charming start to a lengthy adventure.

Ex Astris review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on March 12th, 2024
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: PACE OVER PLOT
This rpg is so exceptionally paced and designed that its poor storytelling doesn’t play a factor.


Shovel Pirate review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on March 5th, 2024
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: DIG IT
This charming platformer keeps things simple and straightforward.

Recontroller review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on February 22nd, 2024
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: VISUAL VALUE
This stylish shooter is little more than a fun visual spectacle, and that’s ok.


Of Two Minds review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on February 20th, 2024
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: TOO FAR GONE
This FMV game is most interesting as a curious cultural artifact and little else.

Resident Evil 4 review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on February 14th, 2024
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: REMADE BEYOND RECOGNITION
Seeing modern, major releases come to mobile is worth celebrating, but that doesn’t change the fact that this “re-make” is fairly disappointing.


Pack a magnifying glass and practice your gotcha catchphrase as Torchlight: Infinite casts players as a detective

Posted by Shaun Walton on April 22nd, 2024

Somehow it has already been a year since Torchlight: Infinite launched, and XD Games is celebrating by blending in what sounds like a truly fantastic new update. Fans of Cthulhu rejoice, as Whispering Mist brings some horror elements, and tests the limit of your Sainty.

You will need to don your Deerstalker and channel your inner Columbo, as you go from slayer of gods to Detective. Striking out into the haunting city of Mistville, there are mysteries abound that need solving, but this dark place takes a toll on your sanity. Light the lanterns and discover the truth, but try not to lose yourself doing so.

Summon your guild and prepare for war in Seven Knights Idle Adventure

Posted by Shaun Walton on April 19th, 2024

Netmarble is making some pretty big moves with their latest update for Seven Knights Idle Adventure, with a bunch of interesting additions. Two new heroes enter the battle, there are events and bosses abound, and perhaps most interesting, a huge new PvP mode.

Gather a squadron of your most trusted friends or those you want to see smacked around the most, as the brand-new Guild War brings a massive new 30v30 PvP mode. Guilds can duke it out to increase their Destruction Score and earn themselves rewards including the Medal of Honor to level up their Emblem growth system.

Make the passage of time your plaything as the latest Prime Access drops May 1st in Warframe

Posted by Shaun Walton on April 18th, 2024

While some of us are still waiting for a chance to get our hands on Ash Prime - yes, don’t remind me I could currently buy him this month I’m barely hanging on - Digital Extremes has announced its next anticipated Prime Form for Warframe. Starting May 1st, players can control time itself.

Announced during Devstream, 178 at PAX East last month, Protea Prime will make its debut. For the lore divers, Protea was assigned as the bodyguard for the Founder of the Corpus Faction, Parvos Granum. As far as protectors go, one that can make a mockery of the laws of time is probably a good bet.

Top Mobile Game Discounts

Posted by Campbell Bird on April 17th, 2024

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.

If you can find it and fit through the door maybe you can stay at the Hamster Inn

Posted by Shaun Walton on April 17th, 2024

The holy trinity of amazing company names have come together, to release their equally amazing and adorable mobile game, Hamster Inn. Published by HyperBeard Games, and co-developed by Mum Not Proud and Little Sasquatch Studios, it's time to shrink down and manage your own critter hotel.

Hotel Manager Hamsterin has called you in to help promote their fluffy hotel, and there are many ways to do this. Use your maracas to attract new guests, assign them a room, provide them with food, and clean their rooms to collect sunflower seeds. The better you do, the better your tips. Start pampering.

Amikin Survival opens for pre-orders on Android

Posted by Shaun Walton on April 16th, 2024

Join me on the wonderful trip down the inspiration rabbit hole; much as Palworld seemingly “borrowed” many aspects from the hit Pokemon franchise, it is time for the heavily armed animal survival to also spawn some illegitimate children as Helio Games announce pre-registration for Amikin Survival: Anime RPG.

Amikin Survival is set in the world of Amiterra, a world populated by adorable little Amikins. Having awoken with no memory of how you got here or what’s happening, it’s time to do the only logical thing; capture these cuddly critters and force them to do battle are you explore this fantasy sci-fi land.

PUBG Mobile teams up with global phenomenon SpyxFamily for theme goodies

Posted by Shaun Walton on April 15th, 2024

Since launching in 2019, SpyxFamily has exploded to damn near catastrophic popularity, so it was only a matter of time before a mobile game snapped up a collaboration. Enter PUBG Mobile. Until May 12th, players will be able to collect a host of themed items and sets to show off their fandom.

SpyxFamily follows the story of a spy who is forced to create the perfect family to get close to a target. Taking the moniker of Loi Forger, he marries Yor Briar, who unbeknownst to him is an assassin, and adopts an orphan named Anya, a telepath, which again neither is aware of. The humour from this has shifted 34 million copies of the manga.

Embark into the frozen tundra of certain demise with only some pieces of cardboard to protect you as Wildfrost launches

Posted by Shaun Walton on April 12th, 2024

Chucklefish, developers of hit action-adventure sandbox game Starbound and owner of one of the cutest logos in gaming, has released their roguelike deck-builder Wildfrost. Created alongside developers Gaziter and Deadpan Games, Wildfrost will frost you into the thick of the freeze with only your deck to protect you.

In a world taken over by the titular Wildrfrost, it is down to you to strike out across a world of beautiful, frozen landscapes in a bid to reach the mystical Sun Temple, said to be the only way to vanquish the frost and save the world. Your survival, and indeed that of the world, rests on the power of your cards.

MoreFun Studios has announced Season 4, Into The Fog of War for Arena Breakout

Posted by Shaun Walton on April 11th, 2024

Tension has escalated in the ever-volatile world of Arena Breakout, as your old pal Randall Fisher and bosses Fred and Perrero continue to lob insults and explosives at each other, bringing us to a new phase of warfare. Season 4, Into The Fog of War, introduces us to new guns and an exciting new way to play.

The conflict between Blackgold and Gresk continues to go from bad to inconceivable worse, forever altering the Valley map. With an expansion to the Norteño Court construction by the RV Camp, you will have more space to explore. The Small Factory in the north and the Port to the south will also provide some new places to loot.

Marvel Future Fight celebrates nine years by throwing a heap of characters at its players

Posted by Shaun Walton on April 10th, 2024

Announced alongside an advertising image I can only assume was aimed squarely at myself with the prominent Deadpool and Odin featured on it, Netmarble has revealed their celebrations for the 9th anniversary of Marvel Future Fight. The Countdown Event will be building all month up until the big day.

If you have not played it, Marvel Future Fight is an action RPG where you put together a squad of three of your favourite superheroes from a pool of over 200, and do what they do best; wanton collateral damage. Think of a mobile version of the Marvel Alliance games, complete with the only team that matters; Deadpool, Cable, and Domino.

HoYoFair 2024 prepares to showcase over ten lovingly made fan films on April 13th

Posted by Shaun Walton on April 9th, 2024

To say Genshin Impact took the world by storm when it was released would be an understatement. However, I think the most surprising part of the launch was just how much further it went than gaming. There have been concerts, art shows, massive conventions, and now, the 2024 Genshin Impact Fan Art Special Program.

Genshin Impact is, in my biased opinion, a fantastically beautiful game, so it is no wonder that fans have all flocked to work on their own little art projects for it. Instead of clamping down on it or ignoring it, HoYoverse instead has embraced it, putting together a program to celebrate their fandom.

Explore some of BBCs' most iconic series in Roblox with BBC Wonder Chase

Posted by Shaun Walton on April 8th, 2024

Despite your personal opinion on the BBC at a managerial level, it is undeniable that it has overseen some fantastic British shows in the past, and now thanks to a partnership with Roblox, players will be able to interact with some of these biggest titles in BBC Wonder Chase.

When you load into this new world you will be in Wonder Central, a city set on the water, possibly an allusion to Britain itself. Here you meet noted documentary makers, Louis Theroux and Zera McDermott, laugh with CCBC’s Hacker T Gog, or take part in a red nose game from Comic Relief. After this, there are four more parts to explore.

Play Together teams up with Sanrio to bring some iconic characters to Kaia Island

Posted by Shaun Walton on April 5th, 2024

I was quite surprised to learn that the massive social network game Play Together had never collaborated with the globally popular Sanrio IP, it seems like the perfect team. Well, this glaring omission has now been rectified, as that instantly recognisable feline and friends head to Kaia Island.

By heading to Downtown Kaia Island you will be able to spot a new building that has opened, and by this I mean you will be unable to miss the giant pink hotel. Cross its threshold, and you will find yourself mobbed by a host of cute characters. Hello Kitty, My Melody, and Cinnamoroll are but a few of the new friends you will make.

Dark and Darker Mobile gets a new teaser trailer showing a glimpse of the pitfalls of spleunking for fortune

Posted by Shaun Walton on April 4th, 2024

Bluehole Studio and KRAFTON have released a new teaser trailer for their upcoming loot extravaganza Dark and Darker Mobile. Alongside this look into the underside of treasure hunting, we have received a few pieces of information about gameplay modes and other offerings.

Dark and Darker Mobile is an extraction RPG, the type of game where you charge into a map and try to gather as much as you can then escape before invariably getting sniped. The difference here is that Bluehole has done away with the usual guns, and instead, you will have to embrace your inner medieval warrior to succeed.

DOFUS Touch relaunches on the global stage with a new English Server

Posted by Shaun Walton on April 3rd, 2024

After being a big part of a lot of gamers - or at the very least my - school years with Dofus and Wakfu, Ankama sort of shied away from the global stage a bit before staging a big comeback with Waven last year. Now, the France-based developers are taking another step on their march to global domination, with a global relaunch of DOFUS Touch.

Originally launched back in 2016, DOFUS Touch plops you in the middle of the World of Twelve, with nothing but a pocketful of dreams and one goal; learn about the mysterious and powerful dragon eggs called Dofus. It's an interesting world, and one whose lore feeds directly into the Wakfu Netflix series, if you like your world-building.