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The Best Dungeon RPGs for iPhone and iPad - A TouchArcade Ranking

Hello, gentle readers. Are you looking for a quick and easy list of recommendations for a particular genre of games? I'm hoping to help you out with these semi-regular rankings, carefully compiled and presented for your enjoyment. The topic this time around is the dungeon RPG genre, an admittedly weird label that requires additional explanation. I would love to call these dungeon crawlers, but that genre label gets messy and means different things to different people. What we're looking for here is the sub-genre of RPGs that follows in the footsteps of Wizardry, Might & Magic, Dungeon Master, and so on. These involve first-person exploration and are usually turn-based in nature. There aren't as many of them on iOS as you might expect! Nevertheless, there are definitely a handful you'll want to check out. Please note: this is not the final word, and your list can be (and probably is) different...

Out Now: 'Alto's Odyssey', 'Dice Brawl: Captain's League', 'Birdy Trip', 'Romance of the Three Kingdoms', 'Glitch Dash', 'Dissembler', 'Up a Cave', 'SiNKR' and More

It's yet another week in the never ending cycle of new games flooding the App Store, and as always we're here to round up the best of the lot. This week sees the release of a highly-anticipated follow-up to one of the App Store's all-time greats, and that is the beautiful Alto's Odyssey. One thing I've learned is that the first few minutes feel like just more Alto, which is absolutely great, but the longer you play the more you uncover new and interesting twists on the formula and even at this early stage I'm pretty confident this tops the original Alto's Adventure in every way. Of course there's plenty more on offer besides that so give the full list of new games below a thorough look and let us know which games you'll be playing this week. ..




Best New iPhone Games on Our Forums: 'Glitch Dash', 'Alto's Odyssey', 'Rogue Hearts', '81!',  and More

The end of February is closing in on us, the year of already melting by with loads of awesome iOS games coming out every day. When you throw the Nintendo Switch into the mix, there's just too many amazing games coming out to even keep up with, but we'll try! In the world of made up holidays, today is National Sticky Bun Day! (So, get yer' butt to a Cinnabon and go to town.) ..

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Florence'

The idea behind the TouchArcade Game of the Week is that every Friday afternoon we post the one game that came out this week that we think is worth giving a special nod to. Now, before anyone goes over-thinking this, it doesn't necessarily mean our Game of the Week pick is the highest scoring game in a review, the game with the best graphics, or really any other quantifiable "best" thing. Instead, it's more just us picking out the single game out of the week's releases that we think is the most noteworthy, surprising, interesting, or really any other hard to describe quality that makes it worth having if you were just going to pick up one...

What to Do in 'Dissidia Final Fantasy OO' After You've Beaten It

So you've made it all the way to the end of Dissidia Final Fantasy OO [Free]. First off, congratulations. That means you've watched a ton of cutscenes and battled your way through all five chapters of the story so far, undoubtedly tackling plenty of optional quests along the way. Nevertheless, there's probably some stirring in some corner of the gamer part of your soul, wondering if that's all there is (or maybe the regular part of your soul too, if you're the existential part). The answer is no, because not only is there assuredly more to come on the story front — and if you've beaten what the game has laid out to date, you know that there's nothing close to a resolution to its epic tale — there's plenty to do while you wait for the developers to add more to the main quest line. If you want to keep playing, here's what you should be doing every day to make sure your characters are as well-prepared as they can be for what eventually lies ahead...

Out Now: 'Death Squared', 'Florence', 'Purrfect Date', 'Nitro Racing GO', 'FLO Game', Flippy, 'Evil Cogs', 'Cubor', 'Hostage Negotiator', 'Hit n' Run!' and More

It's that time of week once again where we round up all the best new games of the past seven days. It's a relatively "light" week this week, insomuch that in the world of mobile that still means a dozen and a half games. Some of this week's earlier arrivals we were able to put through their paces already so be sure to check out our review of Florence as well as our review of Death Squared, both of which we enjoyed a lot. And then check out the full list of all the rest of this week's new games below and let us know which ones you've got your eye on...

Best New iPhone Games on Our Forums: 'Death Squared', 'Florence', 'Dice Brawl: Captain's League', 'Purrfect Date', and More

Hey it's International Book Giving Day, which is a great way to unload all those old books you move from apartment to apartment while looking super generous at the same time! Once you've finished doing that, you can relax and play some of the new iOS games that have hit our forums this week. The biggest two releases are probably Death Squared and Florence (which we already reviewed). These initial roundup posts are getting a little weird because of the whole preorder thing, so make sure you check out full listing later in the evening where we catch all that stuff as it hits the App Store...

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition'

The idea behind the TouchArcade Game of the Week is that every Friday afternoon we post the one game that came out this week that we think is worth giving a special nod to. Now, before anyone goes over-thinking this, it doesn't necessarily mean our Game of the Week pick is the highest scoring game in a review, the game with the best graphics, or really any other quantifiable "best" thing. Instead, it's more just us picking out the single game out of the week's releases that we think is the most noteworthy, surprising, interesting, or really any other hard to describe quality that makes it worth having if you were just going to pick up one...

Developer Alert this is Not a Drill: Stugan is Back! Applications for 2018 Now Open

Every year we post about an amazing opportunity that you as an app developer have to be a hermit in the woods for two months. Named after the Swedish term for "the cabin", Stugan is a retreat away from the gridlock and grind of everyday life. This lakeside resort offers a verdant sanctuary in the heart of sylvan Sweden where you can cast aside your cares..... and make a game!! What is it about Stugan that gets us fired up year after year? This non-profit get together is seriously cool and amazing and unique! Not only do you get to keep the rights to the game you make there, and not only do you get to have two full months to create and soak up those amazing lake house vibes, but you will be rubbing elbows with the best and brightest stars in the mobile universe. ..

Out Now: 'Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition', 'Dandara', 'Dig Dog - Treasure Hunter', 'Grand Summoners', 'Light a Way', 'Bluebird of Happiness', 'Ninja Attack!', 'StrikeMaster Bowling', 'The X-Files Deep State' and More

Ok, so, a little game called Final Fantasy (maybe you've heard of it?) decided to release its latest mobile version a little earlier than planned, so Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition is kind of dominating this week's list of new releases arriving one day earlier than its previously announced February 9th release date. It's free to try though, so try it out! But don't let it overshadow some of the other excellent releases this week like Dandara, which we loved in our review, the quirky roguelite digger Dig Dog from Rusty Moyher, or even the over the top new bowling game StrikeMasters Bowling from the folks who brought us the Great Little War Game series. THAT'S unexpected. Anyway, check out the full list of this week's new games below and let us know which ones you'll be checking out...

New iPhone Games on Our Forums: 'Stickman Disc Golf Battle', 'Dandara', 'Inochi', and More

It's a short list so far of new games that have popped up on our forums, but that's alright because everyone should just be playing Dandara [$14.99]. We've already got a review up, along with another article discussing whether or not it's better on the Switch or on iOS. If you're more into made up holidays than you are iOS games (which would be weird), today is National Fettuccine Day, so be sure to carb up if you have the opportunity...

Best iPhone Game Updates: 'Rules of Survival', 'Super Phantom Cat 2', 'Vainglory', 'Elder Scrolls: Legends', and More

Hello everyone, and welcome to the week! It's time once again for our look back at the noteworthy updates of the last seven days. Updates, there were a few. Perhaps a few more than a few, but not many more than that. I hunted down some interesting ones, or at least some somewhat-interesting ones. There are cats, panthers, sorcerers, and other such things to look forward to later in the article if you've got the moxie to hang around. Of course, you can keep an eye out for updates yourself using AppShopper or by participating in the TouchArcade forums. This weekly summary is just here to fill you in on the things you might have missed. Let's dig in!..

Super Bowl 52: How to Watch on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV - Best Football Games to Play While Watching

Wondering how to watch the Super Bowl on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV? Thankfully, 2018 is the best year ever for watching the New England Patriots play the Philadelphia Eagles on a small screen. Multiple apps are streaming the game, and anyone with an iPhone in the US can watch the game for free. The game itself starts at 6:30 PM EST, but there will be plenty of pregame coverage as well...

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Pako 2'

The idea behind the TouchArcade Game of the Week is that every Friday afternoon we post the one game that came out this week that we think is worth giving a special nod to. Now, before anyone goes over-thinking this, it doesn't necessarily mean our Game of the Week pick is the highest scoring game in a review, the game with the best graphics, or really any other quantifiable "best" thing. Instead, it's more just us picking out the single game out of the week's releases that we think is the most noteworthy, surprising, interesting, or really any other hard to describe quality that makes it worth having if you were just going to pick up one...

Two of the apps I find myself using the most on my iPhone are Discord [Free] and Spotify Music [Free]. Neither should need any kind of introduction, but in case you haven't heard of them, Discord is a gamer-centric chat service that spawned from the defunct mobile MOBA Fates Forever (another piece of Discord trivia: Some of the same folks behind OpenFeint are in charge of Discord). We've got really awesome TouchArcade Discord Server that's filled with hundreds of people talking about iOS gaming around the clock. We also use it to coordinate TouchArcade content, so the whole TouchArcade crew is super active. Spotify Music is my preferred online music service, largely because I've been using it forever and now I'm so deep in the Spotify ecosystem with different Spotify-connected hardware and services I can't ever leave. (This is how they get ya'!) That being said, I have zero complaints with Spotify and the $9.99 I give them is some of the best money I'll spend in a month...

Out Now: 'Final Fantasy Dissidia Opera Omnia', 'PAKO 2', 'Disc Drivin' 2', 'Bring You Home', 'Dice Soccer City', 'Mad Skills BMX 2', 'Run Gun Sports', 'Magic Golf', 'Unicycle Hero', 'Headshot ZD' and More

Welcome to another week of new iOS game releases, and honestly, I don't have anything coherent to say right now. I've been staring at my laptop for nearly 12 hours and the games just keep on coming. It's unbelievable the number of awesome-looking stuff that launched this week, including the sequel to cult-classic PAKO, a new free to play Final Fantasy game, the stealth release of Bring You Home from the geniuses who brought us Tiny Thief and Love You To Bits, and of course the highly-anticipated sequel to THE game of TouchArcade with Disc Drivin' 2. Seriously, my brain is mush and I probably should have eaten something today, but get your mind off my well being and onto the huge list of new games below and let us know which ones you're interested in picking up this week...

Best New iPhone Games on Our Forums: 'Onmyoji', 'Hero Hunters', 'Final Fantasy Dissidia Opera Omnia', 'Pako 2', and Loads More

We're finally getting back to "normal" Wednesday mornings- Or, as normal as a Wednesday on the App Store can be, anyway, with a huge amount of games getting released. We've already had news posts (and reviews) published for a few of these, but I'm pretty excited to dive into Pako 2 myself. On the made-up holiday front, today is National Hot Chocolate Day and if you're looking to celebrate with something other than the chalky pre-mix stuff, America's Test Kitchen has a clever alternative...

Best iPhone Game Updates: 'Rules of Survival', 'Getting Over It', 'SimCity BuildIt', 'Flipping Legend', and More

Hello everyone, and welcome to the week! It's time once again for our look back at the noteworthy updates of the last seven days. It seems like business is finally picking up again, as we've got a pretty decent mix of titles in this week's grab bag of goodies. I've picked out what I think are the finest or most interesting to give you something to read while you process your Monday. Of course, you can keep an eye out for updates yourself using AppShopper or by participating in the TouchArcade forums. This weekly summary is just here to fill you in on the things you might have missed. Let's dig in!..

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'The Room: Old Sins'

The idea behind the TouchArcade Game of the Week is that every Friday afternoon we post the one game that came out this week that we think is worth giving a special nod to. Now, before anyone goes over-thinking this, it doesn't necessarily mean our Game of the Week pick is the highest scoring game in a review, the game with the best graphics, or really any other quantifiable "best" thing. Instead, it's more just us picking out the single game out of the week's releases that we think is the most noteworthy, surprising, interesting, or really any other hard to describe quality that makes it worth having if you were just going to pick up one...

'World of Warships Blitz' Review - Smoke (and Shells and Torpedoes) on the Water

It's kind of a crutch any time one explains or reviews a mobile game and says "it's kind of like x but with y instead." Yet there are cases where those kinds of comparisons are more than appropriate, and World of Warships Blitz [Free] is one of those. Wargaming already gave us a good idea of what to expect with World of Tanks Blitz [Free], and if you substitute water for land and boats for tanks, you get the idea pretty quickly. Let's say, for the sake of argument, you've never played World of Tanks Blitz or any of Wargaming's free-to-play multiplayer military battlers. If this is your entry point, that might be a good thing, as life on the sea is all you'll know. ..

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