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The best iOS games to get you in the Halloween spirit

Posted by Campbell Bird on October 2nd, 2020

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:

Why love matters in adventure games

Posted by Emily Sowden on August 21st, 2018

Alright, get your 'weeee-woooo' girly jokes out of the way early, folks, 'cos I'm about to crack open the lid on love in adventure games so hard the jar will shatter. Too much? Sorry, it's been a while.

Truthfully, I'd never really thought much on it when I was a nipper. Adventure games were, and are, my jam, but it's only been the past decade or so years that I've started paying attention to the plotlines more enthusiastically. It's not all about jumping from one deadly platform to the next – it's about WHY we're taking the leap.

After all, love comes in many shapes and sizes and affects people in a bunch of different ways. Plus, whether you want to admit it or not, love makes things a lot more interesting (yes, even the clichés).

The best mobile games to play during dreaded Thanksgiving travel

Posted by Jessica Famularo on November 22nd, 2017



Thanksgiving Day is, generally speaking, a chance to spend some quality time with family and friends and eat inordinate amounts of food. However, the days leading up to the holiday call for quite the pilgrimage, especially if you're traveling from quite a ways away.

Congested highways, busy airports, and the general stress of being in transit can take its toll, so try to take care ofyourself during your Thanksgiving Day travel. You'll need all of that energy for dealing with your eccentric uncle. We're here to recommend a few quality mobile games for you to enjoy on your travels (unless you're driving, that is. Don't play and drive, friends).

The Mummy Dark Universe Stories review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on June 21st, 2017
Our rating: starstarblankstarblankstarblankstar :: CRUMMY MUMMY
Even Night School Studio can't make The Mummy reboot interesting.
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Oxenfree review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on March 28th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: TALKY TEENS
Night School Studio brought their fantastic adventure game to mobile and it's still amazing.
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The best deals on the App Store this week

Posted by Jessica Famularo on March 25th, 2017



Deals, deals, deals. We're all about a good bargain here on 148Apps, and luckily this was another fine week in App Store discounts. There's a big board game sale happening right now, and a few fine indies are still discounted through the weekend. You'll regret missing out on some of these sales, but we're here to help. Here are the best discounts in iOS games right now.

Here are the best indie games that debuted on the App Store this week

Posted by Jessica Famularo on March 17th, 2017


The App Store has been running a pretty spectacular promotion of indie games over the past few days, featuring a selection of indie games quite prominently on the storefront while releasing a brand new indie game each day. The promotion is running until Monday, but Apple's come out to say that they'll continue to feature indie games in their own section moving forward.

As the week winds down, let's take a look at all of the lovely games that launched in the promotion thus far. There's a good mix of fast-paced arcade hits, RPGs, roguelikes, puzzlers, and more.

Surprise! Teenage thriller Oxenfree goes mobile

Posted by Jessica Famularo on March 16th, 2017

Before there was Stranger Things, there was Oxenfree, gaming's very own supernatural cult thriller. If you missed out when the game arrived on Steam, fear not. You'll now have a second chance to experience the sci-fi spookiness, as the game's just launched on iOS. It's apt timing since the App Store has been celebrating indie games over the past few days.