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Campbell has been writing about games for the majority of his adult life and made the jump into covering mobile games in 2013. He is always on Twitter when he's not playing games.

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Circulous review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on August 14th, 2020
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SO FAR SO GOOD
Circulous is an episodic narrative puzzle adventure that’s off to a promising start.
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Distract Yourself With These Great Mobile Games on Sale Right Now

Posted by Campbell Bird on August 14th, 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.

Everything you need to know about Catalyst Black

Posted by Campbell Bird on August 13th, 2020

Super Evil Megacorp, the minds behind long-standing mobile MOBA Vainglory, are back with a new game called Catalyst Black. This new title is a team-based shooter that focuses on equippable loot, and although it isn't out yet, the game recently became available to a select few folks during their early access period.

This early access, termed the "Secret Service" by the developers, is a limited form of the game that doesn't include all of the polish you might expect from an official release, but it does give a good sense of what Catalyst Black will be when it eventually hits the App Store. We were able to snag a spot in the Secret Service and are ready to spill everything we know about the game. Read on below to find out more, including how you might be able to join us online sooner rather than later.

Clash Royale: The Road to Legendary Arena: Spooky Town

Posted by Campbell Bird on August 12th, 2020

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.

Brawlhalla review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on August 11th, 2020
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: CONTROLLERED CHAOS
Brawlhalla is a streamlined platform fighter that works great on mobile, provided you have a controller handy.
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Apple Arcade: Ranked - Top 25 [Updated 8.10]

Posted by Campbell Bird on August 10th, 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 7/28:

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.

PUSS! review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on August 7th, 2020
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: CATCOPHONY
PUSS! would be more enjoyable if its chaos were a little more directed.
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Clash Royale: The Road to Legendary Arena: Electro Valley

Posted by Campbell Bird on August 5th, 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.

Gun Rounds review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on August 3rd, 2020
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: SHALLOW SHOOTER
Gun Rounds is a stylish turn-based shooter that could use a little more substance.
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The 5 Best Mobile Platformers

Posted by Campbell Bird on July 30th, 2020

Touch screens and action-oriented gameplay don't typically mix, but over the course of pondering the best platformers on mobile, I found myself having a really hard time picking just five. Quite a few developers have found really creative ways to make games that require quick reflexes and precision feel perfectly enjoyable on your phone or tablet.

Check out our top picks for platformers on iOS, which cover the range of one-handed, streamlined experiences to titles more typical of the console platfomer experience. If you're looking for some other great mobile games to play, click here to check out all the other top lists we've been making lately.

Clash Royale: The Road to Legendary Arena: Hog Mountain

Posted by Campbell Bird on July 29th, 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.

Bird Alone review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on July 27th, 2020
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: JABBERIN JERRY
Bird Alone is a game about forming a sustained relationship with a lonely but charming bird.
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Good Sudoku review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on July 24th, 2020
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: BEST SUDOKU
Good Sudoku is so pleasant and approachable that even non-Sudoku players can learn to love the game.
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Clash Royale: The Road to Legendary Arena: Jungle Arena

Posted by Campbell Bird on July 23rd, 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.

Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on July 22nd, 2020
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: TRIAL COMPLETE
Now that it is fully playable, the mobile version of Danganronpa is a strangely satisfying narrative mystery.
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