There’s a lot going on right now, and I don’t really feel like trying to write some kind of pithy intro for it. All I’ll say is lots of people have been coming together and helping each other in small ways, and I’m choosing to focus on that as I try to stay safe myself.
One of the ways folks are trying to help are by making their games more affordable, or even free, during this time. Check out my top picks below of some great mobile titles that have gone on sale recently:
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.
Marvel Contest of Champions is getting a new character added to its growing roster of masked superheroes.This time it’s Spider-Ham, also going by the name of Peter Porker, who will be joining the game later this month.
Originally created for the Marvel Comics series in 1983, Spider-Ham is an anthropomorphic animal character which served as a parody of Spider-Man, however he didn’t really hit mainstream appeal until he was a major character voiced by American comedian John Mulaney in the 2018 film Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse.
LifeAfter’s Resident Evil crossover event is back for phase two after it successfully held an earlier collaboration earlier this year in August.
NetEase Games has kicked off phase two of the LifeAfter x Resident Evil event, which saw characters from the popular Capcom series appear within the framework of the familiar LifeAfter post-apocalypse survival gameplay. The event will last from this Thursday, 3rd December, and run until 17th December.
Street Kart Racing has teamed up with SKUSA to launch the Virtual Supernats, “Virtual Las Vegas” following the real-world event being cancelled due to Covid. The live in-game event starts on November 29th and will last for six days. During this time, players will be able to race against one another or against the AI.
Puppoz is a new, cutesy action game from developer Superstar Games that sees a bunch of canines darting about different levels popping balloons. It's a free game that you can download now for both iOS and Android devices.
Puppoz will see you making your way through 15 different levels, popping balloons as you go. Doing so is pretty simple, all you have to do is run into them. The overall aim is also very straightforward, pop as many as you can in a bid to earn yourself a higher score.
Square Enix has unveiled the next entry in the Tomb Raider series, this time headed for mobile platforms sometime in 2021.
Tomb Raider Reloaded sees the return of iconic video game legend Lara Croft as she explores lost ruins, battles wild animals and solves extravagant puzzles. The game will be a free to play action arcade title developed between Square Enix London and Emerald City Games.
All the parts of the Unreconciled Stars event in Genshin Impact are now available, with the latest being the Star of Destiny chapter. This chapter continues the investigation into the mysterious meteorites with the help of Fischl and Mona, but also unlocks a new co-op event known as the Fallen Star Challenge. To see the event in action, check out the video above. Otherwise, read on below for tips about the event and why you should do it.
The Battle of Polytopia released on PC back in August of this year with iOS and Android versions being dated too far behind. But now developer Midjiwan AB has released the Moonrise update to put it on the same level as its PC counterpart, bringing with it all of the features the popular strategy title has on that platform.
The Battle of Polytopia introduces a whole host of new features to the game including multiplayer matchmaking which’ll allow you to play against anyone from across the globe. Additionally, you can now create yourself an avatar to use in these online matches with a pool of randomly generated options to choose.
Transport City: Truck Tycoon is a brand new simulation game from developer Cupgum that's available now for iOS and Android. As you can probably guess from the name of the game it'll see you working on building a supply chain and logistics setup.
That may sound incredibly dull to some but for others, it'll be incredibly enticing. Simulation games have definitely grown in popularity in recent years and Cupgum is looking to capitalise on that. It promises simple to use controls where everything is controlled through tapping. Tapping to build, collect, deliver and so forth, you get the idea.
Genshin Impact's 1.1 update has brought a ton of new content to the game, and one of these things is a brand new event: Unreconciled Stars. This event kicked off yesterday and is running through the end of the month. There are sweet rewards and some cool world-building that happens across the event, so make sure you hop in and start it as soon as possible.
Just keep in mind that Unreconciled Stars is only available to players who are Adventure Rank 20 or higher. If you need tips on how to advance up to that rank quickly, check out our progression guide here before reading on about how to get involved in this event.
Headup Games' team up with their popular bridge-building franchise and AMC's zombie TV is now available for iOS and Android. Bridge Constructor: The Walking Dead is the latest game in the series and the second to make use of another IP after Bridge Constructor: Portal.
It will look to blend together the puzzle-based gameplay Bridge Constructor is known for with the post-apocalyptic world of the Walking Dead. You'll join a group of survivors as they battle against hordes of undead and a less than friendly human community.
In the 1.1 update to Genshin Impact, the final chapter to the story arc in Liyue reaches its climax with a fight against Tartaglia (AKA Childe), one of the Fatui Harbingers. We won't go into detail as to why this is or the circumstances of the world around the fight to avoid potentially spoiling anything more than we already have, but we wanted to post a guide on the Tartaglia boss fight because it is easily one of the toughest parts of the game to-date.
If you've been struggling to win this fight, particularly on mobile, check out the video above and some tips below on how you can win this fight and continue on your quest.
CD Projekt Red has announced Way of the Witcher, the next free expansion for its card game, Gwent: The Witcher Card Game. You won’t have long to wait either, as it’s coming to the game on 8th December.
This next expansion will introduce 70 new cards to play, each one focusing on the origins of witchers and their creator, Alzur. Many of the cards being added to the ever-growing roster will be faction-specific, but ten of them will be neutral that can be used with any Gwent faction.
Wales Interactive has announced its interactive FMV sci-fi thriller, The Complex, is coming to iOS and Android on 3rd December.
After a bio-weapon attack occurs in London, two scientists become locked in a laboratory with a limited air supply. Over the course of the game, you follow these two scientists as they make startling discoveries about the lab, form powerful relationships with other characters, and try to stay alive. You’ll also be making choices that affect the outcomes of these events, with it all ultimately leading up to one of eight different endings.
Frogger in Toy Town has received a new update called Party Cruise which adds new stages and costumes
Frogger in Toy Town was one of the initial bunch of Apple Arcade titles that launched alongside the service. As such it recently celebrated its first anniversary. To commemorate the occasion and to celebrate the game's first birthday it has recently received the Party Cruise update.
From Frogger's perspective, it's the day of the human festival, which has seen the harbour bustling with lots of interesting attractions. Among them is a pleasure boat that is now moored up with a party taking place on board.