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Distract Yourself With These Great Mobile Games on Sale Right Now

Posted by Campbell Bird on October 22nd, 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.

All the best games on sale for iPhone and iPad right now - January 19th

Posted by Harry Slater on January 19th, 2018

Another week has flown by. Sometimes it feels like the only truly unstoppable thing is time. Time will make dust of us all. But before it does, we should probably play as many awesome mobile videogames as we can. Am I right, or am I right?

To help you in that quest, we've gone and rounded-up all the amazing games that are currently on sale on the App Store. These are the best of the best, the cream of the crop. If you want a game and you want to save money, then these are the ones you should be splurging on.

The best deals on the App Store this week - November 6

Posted by Jessica Famularo on November 6th, 2017



Another week means a fresh batch of sales on the App Store. You'll find that Apple has a moving cycle on discounted games that shifts from week to week, and now we're here to present you with a fresh batch of games on the cheap. Narrative adventures, bizarre space titles, and more are all featured in this week's roundup. Let's take a look.

The best mobile point-and-click adventure games

Posted by Jessica Famularo on August 12th, 2017



Nostalgia for classic point-and-click adventure games has reached an all-time high in recent years, and the rise of mobile games have provided a perfect platform for this old-school genre.

This week we're going to take a look at some of the best adventure games on mobile that aren't by Double Fine. Double Fine adventure games are great, but we think you know all about them at this point, and if you don't, information on them is easily available. Here are some other quality point and clicks for you to try.

The best deals on the App Store this week

Posted by Jessica Famularo on June 23rd, 2017



iOS publishers are pulling out all the stops this week -- there's a huge number of seriously great games at discounted prices this week. Let's not waste any time and get right down to business.

Kingdom: New Lands and Kathy Rain on sale this week

Posted by Jessica Famularo on April 11th, 2017



Sure, we usually save our discount round-ups for the weekend, but we couldn't resist sharing this news. Raw Fury is having a pretty generous spring sale at the moment, offering 66% discounts on most of their mobile titles, including some of our favorite mobile releases of the past few months.

148Apps's best games of 2016 - Campbell's list

Posted by Campbell Bird on December 30th, 2016


2016 sure was miserable in a lot of ways, but fortunately there were some pretty good games that came out to help take the edge off. For mobile in particular, it was actually an astoundingly great year. So many great games came out that it's hard to choose just 10! In fact, Jessica and I couldn't even agree on one top 10 game between the two of us. Check out her list here if you don't believe me. Here are my top mobile game picks for 2016.

10.
Pathfinder Adventures takes the epic feeling of playing a full Dungeons & Dragons campaign and distills it into a strategic deck-building game. It also gotten a lot of support throughout the year with added content, making it a game worth continuing to play for some time to come.

9.
I'm particularly fond of Twin Peaks, and Kathy Rain is a point-and-click adventure game that's very reminiscent of that show in more ways than one. Add to that some great characters and not-too-obscure puzzle design, and you've got one of the best adventure games out there.

8.
Steins;Gate is one of the most memorable games from this year almost purely because so much happens in it. It's a Japanese visual novel that takes about 20 hours to complete. All the while, you make subtle decisions that can completely alter your story. In games that give players the power to make choices, you can usually see the seams pretty clearly, but Steins;Gate masks them very well, all while telling a story that grows on you.

7.
I don't like crafting games too much, but I sure do like Crashlands. It takes a lot of the annoying aspects of the genre (inventory management, roguelike mechanics) and tosses them all out the window to make a game more focused on getting lost in a world than on pure survival. It sounds like it could make for a boring game, but there are more than enough things that the folks at Butterscotch Shennanigans threw into the game to keep it interesting.

6.
Shadow Blade: Reload is a silky smooth platformer that looks great and offers plenty of challenge. Plus, you play as a ninja that can dodge bullets. After you finish the game the first time, the there are plenty of collectibles and time challenges to give you something to do on subsequent playthroughs. It's hard to ask for more than that.

5.
I have said it once and I'll say it again: Riptide GP: Renegade is the best racing game on iOS. The game plays like a mix between Hydro Thunder and SSX, all while looking awesome, running at a smooth framerate, and having a robust single-player campaign. It used to have some trouble with online matchmaking, but that's been fixed. If you like racing games, go play Riptide GP; Renegade!

4.
Peter Panic! might as well be called WarioWare: The Musical. It's a downright silly game about saving the local theater by fighting a demon that is trying to destroy it. Since the game is about the theater, there are plenty of goofy and charming musical numbers throughout too. Also, did I mention it's basically a WarioWare game, and a pretty darn good one at that?

3.
I hate when strategy games put you in control of expert characters who can sometimes muck up simple actions because of a bad dice roll. A large part of the reason Invisible, Inc. is so great is that this cannot happen. Its random elements are things you can react to knowing that your expert team of hackers are so good at what they do they will not make a mistake. That is, unless you make a mistake for them.

2.
Every once in a while, a game comes out of nowhere and completely knocks you out. This year, that game was Gemini - A Journey of Two Stars. It's a beautiful game about companionship that tells its story using its mechanics and some wonderful music. It's also one of the few games all year that I replayed multiple times.

1.
If you told me at the beginning of this year that the sequel to Banner Saga would be one of my favorite games of 2016, I would've thought you were crazy. I didn't love the first Banner Saga enough to get more than an hour or two in, but Banner Saga 2 gripped me so hard from the start and didn't let go until I hit the end credits. It's a great strategy game, but it's also so much more than that. Banner Saga 2 blends gameplay, storytelling, and art in a way that makes it feel so much more than the sum of its parts, making it my personal Game of the Year.

What are your favorite games of the year? Tell us about it in the comments below!

Kathy Rain review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on November 28th, 2016
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: PHENOMENAL ADVENTURE
This point-and-click adventure game is very conventional on a mechanical level, but tells a great original story along the way.
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5 point and click games like Kathy Rain

Posted by Jessica Famularo on November 24th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: PHENOMENAL ADVENTURE :: Read Review »


Raw Fury’s latest game, Kathy Rain, is now on mobile for all of you potential super sleuths out there. Set in a small town, journalism major Kathy Rain uses her investigative skills to uncover the mystery surrounding her grandfather’s death while also dealing with issues of family and loss. It’s quite good, especially if you’re a fan of point and click adventure games. Once you’ve beaten it, we recommend these other fine point and clicks.