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The best iOS games to get you in the Halloween spirit

Posted by Campbell Bird on October 5th, 2022

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:

Kingdom Rush Vengeance Update Guide 3 - What you need to know about the Halloween Update

Posted by Campbell Bird on October 24th, 2019

Kingdom Rush: Vengeance now has gotten three updates. It started with the Subaquatic Menace back in February, followed by The Frozen Nightmare in May. And just yesterday, a Halloween update went live featuring three new stages, four new enemies, a premium hero, and a premium tower.

After playing through this latest update, I can safely say it’s the most satisfying content addition to the game so far. Read on for why that is.

Candies n' Curses review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on October 30th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: GHOULS GOTTA GO
Wish there was a more Halloween-y version of Downwell? Candies n' Curses might just be your best bet.
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Dragalia Lost Trick or Treasure Jumpstart Guide

Posted by Campbell Bird on October 19th, 2018

It’s finally here! Loyalty’s Requiem ended in Dragalia Lost, but it has swiftly been replaced with a new Halloween event. This event—called Trick or Treasure—had quite a bit of hype surrounding it before it came out, and for good reason too.

This isn’t just another raid-based event for another element type. It’s a facility event, meaning it’s focused around letting you earn rewards to help you upgrade your Castle Grounds. In light of the fact that Trick or Treasure is such a different beast, we’ve put together a quick and dirty guide on how to get a jumpstart on this Halloween event.

Everything You Need to Know About Dragalia Lost’s Next Event

Posted by Campbell Bird on October 15th, 2018

As of this writing, you’re no longer able to take on Phraeganoth or any of the other content in Loyalty’s Requiem. Dragalia Lost will just go back to its original state at launch… or will it?

According to some savvy players, there’s another event coming to Dragalia Lost, and it’s coming very soon. Thanks to some data mining and other clever trickery, there’s a quite a bit of info on this next event coming out, and we’ve compiled the most important bits in one convenient place. See below for what you need to know:

My scariest game - Simulacra

Posted by Campbell Bird on October 11th, 2018
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: TOUCHSCREEN TERROR :: Read Review »

If you really want to be spooked for Halloween, there are few mobile games that can do the job better than Kaigan Games’s Simulacra. This is a game I included on my list of games to get you in the Halloween spirit specifically because it’s the most horrifying game I’ve played on a phone, bar none.

4 popular apps getting a Halloween makeover

Posted by Jessica Famularo on October 24th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: LINGUISTICALLY EDUCATIONAL :: Read Review »

'Tis the season for all things spooky. So much, so, in fact, that even apps are getting into the spirt of things, dressing up in costume and spreading jack o' lanterns all about the place. These updates bring frightening new character skins, scary new levels, haunting music, and other tricks and treats for you to discover. If you need a starting point, these four hugely popular apps are all celebrating Halloween in their own ways. Let's see what they've got planned.

Six terrifying games to play with your kids this Halloween

Posted by Jennifer Allen on October 31st, 2015

It’s Halloween which means it’s the perfect time to gather around as a family and enjoy some quality time together.

We’ve rounded up six apps and games you can play together this Hallow's Eve, with each appealing to a different age group. So no matter the age of your kids, there should be something to appeal to them.

The top 10 most frightening Halloween updates of 2015

Posted by Jennifer Allen on October 31st, 2015

Halloween is upon us, which means spooky costumes, a sickening amount of candy, and frighteningly good updates to your favorite games.

We at 148Appshavescoured the App Store to give you this list of top 10 absolute best updates on offer this Halloween.

Blight's Decay Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Andrew Fisher on November 7th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: SIMPLE BUT SOLID
Blight's Decay is a filler game, neither deep nor complex. However, it is still quite fun and excellently presented.
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Knights of Pen & Paper Haunted Fall Expansion Out Today

Posted by Jessica Fisher on November 7th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: I WANNA CAST MAGIC MISSILE! :: Read Review »

Knights of Pen & Paper, by Paradox North, has gotten a Halloween-themed update called Haunted Fall.  While the holiday has already passed, the update includes plenty to keep you happy.

You'll have access to a new Witch class, enemies, locations, and quests. The Witch joins your team as a healer and hexer, weakening your foes just when you need it. You'll be able to explore the Corn Field Maze and the Abandoned Dwarven Mall.

Pick up Knights of Pen & Paper with its Haunted Fall update for $4.99 on the App Store.

Monster Flash Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jordan Minor on October 31st, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: ALONE IN THE DARK
Solid shooting and a surprising amount of spooky tension make Monster Flash a great portable piece of Halloween.
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Hyperbeard Games' Muertitos Celebrates Halloween and Dia de los Muertos

Posted by Jessica Fisher on October 31st, 2014

Hyperbeard Games is releasing a new matching puzzler with a Día de los Muertos theme, called Muertitos.

The game challenges you to think ahead as you match pieces and try to beat each level. The pieces are designed to look like Mexican 'calaveritas' (little skulls). If you want to get into the spirit of Halloween, the game offers a second set of pieces with classic monsters on them. The game has 32 different characters, 4 different power-ups, and a highscore leaderboard so you can compete with your friends.

You'll be able to grab Muertitos off the App Store soon for $0.99.

Naailde the Witch Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Amy Solomon on October 30th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: PITCH-PERFECT STORYTELLING
Marvelous storytelling, narration, and moving illustrations make this storybook worth a download.
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Kim Kardashian​: Hollywood Has Gotten a Halloween Makeover

Posted by Jessica Fisher on October 29th, 2014
+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: SHALLOW ROLEPLAY :: Read Review »

Kardashian fans, grab your Prada candy buckets and don a Versace costume because Kim Kardashian​: Hollywood is getting into the Halloween spirit. Glu Games has updated their popular celebrity app with Halloweeney goodness.

Now you can collect candy and do projects to earn costumes to wear to Kim’s Halloween party on October 31. You can also now visit Dubai in the game, where there will be new quests and places to explore. Climb your way to the tippy-top, up all the way to level 27.

The Halloween theme is only available until October 31, so download Kim Kardashian​: Hollywood  for free on the App Store now to start trick-or-treating.