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Distract Yourself With These Great Mobile Games on Sale Right Now

Posted by Campbell Bird on May 16th, 2022

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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.

Apple Arcade: Ranked - Top 25 [Updated 5.11]

Posted by Campbell Bird on May 11th, 2022

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

Over a year into the Apple Arcade experiment, I’m adjusting my approach to these rankings to make it a bit less cumbersome to update and read. For the most part, this means the number of updates on previously released games will decrease, and the text below each entry will be kept to a brief-yet-accurate justification for its positioning.

This has less to do with the pace of Apple Arcade releases and more to do with the fact that the general quality of games on the service simply isn’t what it should be. In the time that one release comes to the service, multiple high quality games hit the App Store that you don’t have to pay monthly upkeep for. Unless something drastic changes with the service, my opinion on it probably won’t change much. With the most recent update bringing older established titles to the service, Arcade is certainly the strongest it has ever been, but additional shakeups like this will need to keep happening to finally sell me on the service.

Anyway, on with the ranking updates:

Game ranking updates for 5/11:

The best mobile games to celebrate Star Wars Day

Posted by Campbell Bird on May 4th, 2022

Star Wars Day is coming, and if you want to celebrate appropriately, don’t shout or tweet “May the fourth be with you.” Play some Star Wars games instead. Trust me, everyone will be better served this way.

If you prefer your Star Wars gaming on the go, unfortunately, the pool of “actually good” Star Wars games is pretty slim. But, with this list of the best Star Wars games on the App Store, you can’t go wrong. Check out our picks below:

Apple Arcade: Ranked - 201+ [Updated 5.11]

Posted by Campbell Bird on April 13th, 2022

This is part 9 of our Apple Arcade rankings. Quick navigation to other parts:

1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75 | 76-100 | 101-125 | 126-150 | 151-175 | 176-200 | 201+


201. Angry Birds Reloaded

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Description:

Angry Birds Reloaded is an repackaging of Rovio's immensely successful bird-slinging puzzler. This title is a remake of the original Angry Birds game, but with some new birds, new challenges, and a whole new game mode.

Rank Explanation:

Angry Birds Reloaded feels about as dry a remake as you can get. The updated visuals I'm sure make the game look sharper, but it truly looks and feels like a game from over a decade ago. That, plus a whole host of consumables and currencies that give it a free-to-play feel, make Angry Birds Reloaded easy to pass over.

5 best Among Us costumes in 2022

Posted by Nitisha Upadhye on April 8th, 2022

Quite recently, we saw Among Us teasing a bunch of new skins. It was a welcome change since the popular social deduction game seems to be getting an overhaul. It is being said that Master Chief and Ratchet and Clank skins will be released soon.

Meanwhile, the makers of the 2022 Scream movie have collaborated with Among Us and we will soon have a Ghostface costume. Considering these new cosmetic items, let’s take a look at the fun costumes that you can wear in 2022.

5 best weapons in Terraria

Posted by Nitisha Upadhye on April 1st, 2022

As easy and adorable Terraria looks, it gets tougher as you progress. The bosses start seeming invincible and you have to keep crafting powerful weapons. In Terraria, you get to use a lot of different weapons.

From yo-yos to spears and shotguns, you can fight bosses in a variety of ways. You can craft some weapons and others are drops that you can gather after boss battles. So whether it’s pre-hardmode or hardmode, equip yourself with the strongest weapon on the list!

5 best games like Coin Master

Posted by Nitisha Upadhye on March 7th, 2022

Even in 2022, Coin Master remains one of the best-selling mobile games. The quick and easy gameplay combined with the slot mechanism makes it addictive. The attractive visuals and social sharing features only make it more fun.

Of course, a hit game quickly gives rise to rip-offs and imitative products, and Coin Master was not spared. In case you’re looking for other alternatives to Coin Master, you can check out this list.

Top 5 games like Township

Posted by Nitisha Upadhye on February 23rd, 2022

Over the years, farm simulators have become popular. Stardew Valley and Hay Day further increased their popularity. And, of course, mobile gaming makes it easier to access and play farm simulators anytime, anywhere.

Township is one of the more popular farm simulators with fun-filled gameplay and adorable visuals. The game lets players cultivate crops, harvest them, craft and sell items with raw materials, and trade with others. As the game progresses, you get to expand your farm.

Over the years, several notable publishers have created beautiful farm simulation games. We have handpicked the best of the bunch.

5 of the best battle royale games like Free Fire

Posted by Nitisha Upadhye on February 15th, 2022

With over a billion downloads, Garena Free Fire is one of the highest-grossing games on mobile. It has an active player community and a strong competitive scene. Garena recently launched Free Fire MAX, an amped-up version of Free Fire.

Free Fire has 50-player battle royale matches which are shorter and quicker. It also has 4v4 clashes with action-packed co-op that are fun to play.

There are other games that have similar features. Most of them offer both battle royale and TDM. You can check out the list and try the games!

The best mobile games for Valentine's Day

Posted by Campbell Bird on February 11th, 2022

Love—artificially manufactured and genuine—is in the air with Valentine’s Day coming up, but that’s no reason to stop gaming. Now you could just keep on logging in to your Genshin Impacts, Rocket Leagues, and posting your daily Wordle score, but you could also be playing some games that match this romantic time of year.

Luckily, there’s plenty of solid titles to let you do exactly that. Read on below for our top picks of fully vetted and endorsed mobile games that examine love, relationships, kissing, and more.

The best mobile games like Pokémon

Posted by Campbell Bird on February 8th, 2022

The latest entry in the mega-popular monster collecting and battling series is here in the form of Pokémon Legends: Arceus. In an effort to nakedly capitalize on everyone searching for “games like Pokémon” to recommend some great mobile games, here we are with a list of games fit that exact criteria.

Whether you want just another way to play with the same pocket monsters you know and love, or want something that just takes the underlying features of collecting and battling to different places, this list has you covered with rock solid titles along with reviews to inform your choice.

The 5 Best Mobile Games like Wordle

Posted by Campbell Bird on January 4th, 2022

Wordle is seemingly taking the internet by storm as of late. The little daily “guess the word” game has been popping up all across social media timelines in the last couple of weeks, and for good reason. It’s a fun little exercise that is satisfying to complete, easy to make a daily ritual, and easy to share online to compare results.

Now, Wordle is easy enough to play on your phone as it is, but just in case you’re looking for some more games that can satisfy in a similar way between daily resets, here are some incredible mobile games that can do just that.

148Apps Game of the Year 2021

Posted by Campbell Bird on December 31st, 2021

Continuing the trend begun last year, I wanted to model some Game of the Year awards through categories in addition to simply ranking my personal favorites. Between now and the dawn of 2022, I'll be updating this page regularly with new entries for each category, so make sure to check in and see what titles win which awards.


The Categories

For each of these categories, I'll choose a winner and mention some notable runner-ups. Any game nominated or chosen for any of these cateories is then eligible for the final category, Best Game, which is the culminating category where I will construct a ranked list of my favorite games from this year.

The 5 Best Mobile MOBAs

Posted by Campbell Bird on October 8th, 2021

MOBAs are a game genre that have almost everything working against them. at least on paper. They’re highly competitive and demanding multiplayer games where every player’s performance and abilities matter in determining the outcome of a match. Match lengths are pretty long, too, and if anyone rage-quits, the momentum of a match swings hard in favor of the team with more players.

All of these problems are exacerbated on mobile, where people are used to short play sessions in games they can drop in and out of. This is probably the reason why the turnover of games in this genre is so high on smaller screens. With the release of League of Legends: Wild Rift, we took a look on the App Store to find the best MOBAs that still have active communities. Check out our picks below.

The best iOS games to get you in the Halloween spirit

Posted by Campbell Bird on October 5th, 2021

We’re getting closer and closer to Halloween every day, which means everyone’s gearing up to watch their favorite horror movies, make weekend trips out to pumpkin patches, and do all kinds of other, fun seasonal stuff before this month ends and everyone looks toward Thanksgiving.

If you’re in the midst of all your Halloween activities and you want to take a break with some games that match the spirit, we’ve got good news for you. There’s a bunch of great games on the App Store that can get you in the mood for Halloween, and we’ve compiled a list of the best ones in a handy little list. We've also added a "spookiness rating" (1=not scary, 5=scariest) to each one so you can find the right game for you. Check out the picks below: