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.
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.
Bounties are new to Genshin Impact in its 1.1 update. As mentioned in our write-up of the new content, players can now grind out reputation for each region available in the game, and one of the ways you can do this is through hunting down powerful boss creatures and killing them in a set time limit.
Watch the video above to see what bounties are like, and read on below to learn everything else you need to know about them.
Following a hefty pre-registration period, Kabam has now revealed that its 3v3 MOBA Marvel Realm of Champions will release on iOS and Android devices on 16th December and there will be a big update made to the game to celebrate it.
In Marvel Realm of Champions, you will be able to do battle against heroes and villains of the Marvel Comics universe in small 3v3 matches. You’ll be able to customise your own version of these superheroes, selecting from different gear and weapons to suit your own playstyle as well as the different situations you’re up against. Here’s a video which goes into detail on the customisation available for champions.
In case you missed it, I am on a quest to rank every Apple Arcade game there is.
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 11/10:
- South of the Circle (#20)
- Slash Quest! (#25)
- Reigns: Beyond (#47)
- The Collage Atlas (#54)
- All of You (#56)
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.
Two years after its original launch on PC, hand-drawn adventure game Inked: A Tale of Love has been announced to be coming to iOS devices on 20th January, 2021, and pre-orders are open now on the App Store.
You control a nameless hero, a ronin-type character who must make his way through a series of geometric puzzles as he searches for Aiko, his lost love. The twist is that the hero and the circumstances surrounding his story are actually a fabrication of a comic book artist named Adam, and you’re instead playing out the plot that this artist has outlined. As it goes on, parallels are drawn between the two men as the narrative intertwines in unexpected ways.