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If Found... review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on May 22nd, 2020
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: BURN WHILE READING
If Found... is a gorgeous narrative experience about human connection.

Juicy Realm review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on May 13th, 2020
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: FRUIT EM UP
Juicy Realm is a small and sweet shooter loaded with charm.


Hello Human review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on May 12th, 2020
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: OUTWIT THE OS
Hello Human is a fun little puzzle game about outwitting a rogue AI.

Democratic Socialism Simulator review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on May 8th, 2020
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SWIPE FOR SOLIDARITY
Democratic Socialism Simulator imagines a world where the US government actually works for the people.


Kingdom Two Crowns review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on May 4th, 2020
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: KINKDOM
There’s a lot of mystery in Kingdom Two Crowns, for better or for worse.

Levelhead review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on April 30th, 2020
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: LEVEL UP
It’s no Mario Maker, but that’s kind of the point.


Rebel Cops review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on April 27th, 2020
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: SCUMMY SHERIFFS
Rebel Cops is a focused spin-off of This is the Police that encourages trial-and-error tactics.

The Greater Good review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on April 22nd, 2020
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: GREAT AND GOOD
The Greater Good captures the magic of classic JRPGs while still feeling fresh and modern.


Apple Arcade: Ranked - Top 50 [Updated 5.26]

Posted by Campbell Bird on May 26th, 2020

In case you missed it, I am on a quest to rank every Apple Arcade game there is.

Patch Notes:

Patch notes have been removed and have been replaced with (NEW) designation for the games most recently added or updated on this list.

*UPDATE:* As the pace of Apple Arcade has slowed, old games will also be re-evaluated based on reader feedback and content updates. Recently re-evaluated titles will be designated with (UPDATE) next to the title name.

Game ranking updates for 5/26:

  • Outlanders (#8)
  • Yaga The Roleplaying Folktale (#73)
  • Sonic Racing (#95)
  • Towers of Everland (NEW) (#96)
  • Hot Lava (#97)

Games marked with an asterisk(*) are games that suffer in rank due to technical problems.

All current rankings are listed below. More titles will be added frequently until the list is complete.

Apple Arcade: Ranked - 51-100 [Updated 5.26]

Posted by Campbell Bird on May 26th, 2020

This is part 2 of our Apple Arcade Ranking list. To see part 1, go here. To skip to part 3, click here.


51. Agent Intercept

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Description:

Agent Intercept is a cross between a racing game and a puzzle game. You play as a secret agent who is chasing all sorts of villains all over the world. In your chase, you need to drive fast, but you also get points for drifting, hitting jumps, and taking down henchmen. The ultimate goal of any level is to get the best score on the leaderboards, which change out every day when a new level becomes available.

Rank Explanation:

This game gets a lot of bonus points just based on its style alone. The super spy theming of Agent Intercept is so spot on and makes playing it feel really cool. Its “one challenge per day” structure also feels like a perfect dose for this kind of game. I just wish the driving felt a little better. The controls just give you a slider to move your vehicle from left to right, which doesn’t always feel the most responsive.

Distract Yourself With These Great Mobile Games on Sale Right Now

Posted by Campbell Bird on May 25th, 2020

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.

SINoALICE, Yoko Taro and Pokelabo's fantastical RPG, opens for pre-registration on iOS

Posted by Cameron Bald on May 24th, 2020

Yoko Taro and developer Pokelabo's SINoALICE has now opened for pre-registration over on the App Store. It's already amassed 1.5 million Android pre-registrations, and it's currently slated to launch on July 1st.

This one revolves around iconic literary characters attempting to resurrect their authors. You can expect to see fresh takes on Alice, Cinderella, and many more fantasy characters as you continue along on this strangest of quests.

Combat plays out in real-time and requires you to make best use of your roster of collectable heroes. The game will have two major crossover events with director and writer Yoko Taro's NieR, and NieR series composer Keiichi Okabe is also behind SINoALICE's soundtrack, underscoring the action with "life-or-death gravitas".

Masketeers: Idle Has Fallen's latest update introduces the support character Nightingale to the idle RPG

Posted by Stephen Gregson on May 22nd, 2020

Masketeers: Idle Has Fallen is the latest endeavour from Appxplore, the folks behind Crab War, Thor: War of Tapnarok and Light A Way. It's an idle RPG that's currently available for Android in Early Access and will head to iOS at a later date.

The Early Access version of the game has recently been updated with various things being re-balanced. But most interestingly, it has seen the arrival of a brand new character to the game called Nightingale. She will be a support and has the ability to overheal.

Evil Hunter Tycoon celebrates 2 million downloads with a major update

Posted by Cameron Bald on May 22nd, 2020

Evil Hunter Tycoon has proved to be quite the hit since launching back in March, with its most recent milestone being 2 million downloads. To celebrate the achievement, developer Super Planet has released a new updated called Darkness' Front Yard.

Here, your hunters will advance through a portal in an effort to save humanity from its greatest threat, the Dark Lord. That said, you'll first need to obtain the scroll, so it's a whole thing. This challenging, likely fatal quest will ultimately decide the fate of your town and villagers. No pressure, then.

So how do you find the scroll? Well, you'll first have to catch the new hunting ground's field boss. This would be hard enough as is, but the only way to receive the scroll from the boss is to take him on at hard difficulty or above.

Peak's Edge is an intriguing roguelike puzzler that's heading for both iOS and Android

Posted by Stephen Gregson on May 21st, 2020

Peak's Edge is an upcoming roguelike puzzle game from developer Kenny Sun that's heading for both iOS and Android on June 4th as a free-to-play title. It will see players rolling a pyramid shape through a variety of different levels.

Each side of your pyramid will have a different piece of armour with varying effects that you'll need to make sure are facing certain enemies to defeat them, otherwise, your pyramid will meet an untimely end. That means a lot of the gameplay will see you re-orienting the position of your pyramid to ensure the correct side will hit the enemy.

Clash Royale: The Road to Legendary Arena: Barbarian Bowl

Posted by Campbell Bird on May 21st, 2020
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: ROYALLY FUN :: Read Review »

Supercell recently celebrated its 10th anniversary and their best title, Clash Royale, is as good as it's ever been. Even for lapsed players, returning to the game is as easy as can be.

If you want to join us in picking the game back up, we've put together this guide series to help guide you through each arena with a top deck recommendation and some tips for how to do it. Check it out below, as well as all of our other Clash Royale guides.

The Magic Gladiator class arrives in MU Origin 2 bringing a mixture of melee and magic

Posted by 148Apps Staff on May 21st, 2020
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

The Magic Gladiator class is now available in MU Origin 2 following the most recent patch. It also marks the start of Abyss Season 11 and the introduction of Couple Skills and Couple Dungeons.

But a new class is always the most exciting addition, so we'll start there. The Magic Gladiator is a special class that allows players to dual wield a staff and sword. They will have access to 16 different skills across both weapons. Players will be able to decide if their Gladiator focuses on Strength or Energy.

The 5 Best Mobile Racing Games

Posted by Campbell Bird on May 19th, 2020

With KartRider Rush+ making a splash this past week, we figured it was high time we updated our list of the best mobile racing games out there. From realistic racing sims to futuristic arcade racers (and even racing management games!), check out our top picks for the absolute best games for those with a need for speed.

If you’re more interested in games where driving is the key focus, check out our list of top driving games here. For all of our most up-to-date top lists, click here.

KartRider Rush+ Guide - Tips for new racers

Posted by Campbell Bird on May 18th, 2020

KartRider Rush+ continues to be a surprisingly refreshing and fun kart racer that's entirely free-to-play. The main reason for this is just how high its skill ceiling is. Check out the video above if you're curious to know what top level play looks like.

In case you're looking to dive in (or already have) and are looking for tips to be a better racer, take a look at some of these tips and strategies to up your game instantly.

KartRider Rush+ might be good, actually?

Posted by Campbell Bird on May 15th, 2020
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

It's hard to find good racing games on mobile. Most of them are free-to-play, and free-to-play racers generally suck. Even Nintendo couldn't put together a competent Mario Kart game, opting instead for a weird score chaser that resembles--but feels nothing like--actual Mario Kart.

So, when Nexon released KartRider Rush+ earlier this week, I had low expectations, but I decided to boot it up and try it out anyway. I played a few races, and then I played some more. Then I joined a racing club, found myself friending people, and racing even more. Before I knew it, my week was consumed with playing KartRider Rush+ because--somehow--it has managed to create a free-to-play racing experience that actually feels good.

LifeAfter, NetEase's popular survival game, is set to receive a new map with an erupting volcano later this month

Posted by Stephen Gregson on May 15th, 2020

A new map will be making its way into NetEase's popular survival game LifeAfter. The map is set to arrive on May 28th and will introduce a volcano that's teetering on the verge of eruption, bringing a host of added challenges to the game.

It has lead to extremely high temperatures and elsewhere there are reduced crop yields, unexplained animal deaths and a mysterious fog that's spreading over the landscape. These various anomalies have led many to believe a crisis is just around the corner.

Super Mecha Champions is having its first crossover event with the anime Granbelm

Posted by Stephen Gregson on May 14th, 2020

Super Mecha Champions is having its first crossover event, teaming up with the popular anime Granbelm. The event will last four weeks and see the arrival of a new game mode, mechas, pilots and more.

Granbelm is a relatively new anime, having first released in July last year and follows the story of Mangetsu Kohinata. Despite being quite a young series, it's proven to be fairly popular since it first aired and it has mechs in, which naturally makes it a perfect fit for this game.

Clash Royale: The Road to Legendary Arena: Bone Pit

Posted by Campbell Bird on May 14th, 2020
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: ROYALLY FUN :: Read Review »

Clash Royale recently kicked off its 11th season and the game is as good as it's ever been. Even for lapsed players, returning to the game is as easy as can be.

If you want to join us in picking the game back up, we've put together this guide series to help guide you through each arena with a top deck recommendation and some tips for how to do it. Check it out below, as well as all of our other Clash Royale guides.

Arena 2: Bone Pit