The best new games we played this week
This week welcomed a lot of new games to the App Store, but how do you tell which ones are worth your precious time? We've done all of the heavy lifting for you to highlight the best of the bunch. It's another fine mix of quality games that are sure to please even the pickiest of gamers. Let's dig in.
Star Billions is an episodic visual novel that initially released in 2015. Two years later, the game's last episode finally released and we're quite pleased with it. Our discerning reviews editor Campbell Bird gave it an impressive four stars in his review. Star Billions sees you joining the crew of a starship piloted by fuzzy, anthropomorphic animals after you accidentally connect to this ship via a mobile app. It's a touching story and one of the finest visual novels on the App Store.
Full of Stars
Alright, so outer space adventure is definitely a running theme in this list. Full of Stars combines top-down space schmup action with an intense story of human survival. The game is visually stunning, complemented by a well-crafted soundtrack. The shoot 'em up bits control well and are quite fun, especially once you delve into customizing your ship.
The classic isometric RPG landed on mobile this week in a surprise twist. It's a rich, dark fantasy that's well-written. If you like text-heavy adventures that favor moral decision-making and scheming over intensive combat, you'll find Planescape: Torment to be a good match.
Another top-down space shooter, Broadside trades an expansive story for more arcade-style action. Choose a faction, then work towards souping up your starship and becoming a champion in glorious battle.
Will you be picking up any of these games? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.