Category Archives: iPhone games

Armello [Free] from League of Geeks is a game of options, and figuring out how to deal with your opponents. You and three other opponents take turns in a day-night cycle, all the while the King of Armello is dying from corruption by the Rot. Then, this becomes a game of plotting, intrigue, and even potential alliances in the game's online multiplayer mode. The fun comes from being devious, and watching as your glorious plan starts to come together...

Okay, I know some people out there aren't going to believe me, but sometimes educational things can be fun. Sometimes fun things can be educational. Our parents and teachers weren't totally misguided. Exhibit A: logic puzzles. Are they the greatest puzzles out there? It depends on your tastes, but at the very least I expect most fans of video games to enjoy logic puzzles in some form or another. The interesting thing is that no matter how they are presented, they all come down to a set of very basic rules that can be diagrammed in a way that looks more like homework than entertainment. Throw in an element of time pressure and you've got yourself a blueprint for a fine video game...




Lucasfilm and Disney don't officially call him Old Luke, but let's face it: Luke Skywalker had some years on him in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. That said, he still showed Mr. Emo himself, Kylo Ren, a few new tricks, and he'll look to do the same for mobile gamers since he's joining the fray in the latest update to Star Wars: Force Arena [Free], along with more characters from the most recent Star Wars saga film, conveniently released on digital HD earlier this week...

'Evoland 2' Review: Let's do the Timewarp Again

Shiro Games isn't the type of game company to release tons of games that are broad reaching and cover many genres. This is kind of weird because in order to be proficient at making a game like Evoland 2[$6.99], they have the chops to make a LOT of games. Unlike the original Evoland, the sequel fully explores several genres and manages a voice and a character all it's own. While the first Evoland really never fully pushed past the big names that it pays homage to, Evoland 2 will draw you in and make you forget at times that it is in many ways an almanac of gaming nostalgia. Evoland 2 just recently released on iOS as a port from the PC version, and it is a really great way to play this enchanting game...

The Elder Scrolls: Legends [Free] is ready to expand once again by returning to the mushroom-esque landscapes in Vvardenfell when Houses of Morrowind launches. This will be the biggest expansion content wise since Heroes of Skyrim. There will be 149 new cards that will be all too familiar to fans of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind. The expansion also brings various new abilities for each House. The abilities include Betray, Rally, Exalt, Plot, and more. This expansion arrives after Return to Clockwork City arrived a few months ago...

I've experienced a few games now from Magic Cube, and while they've always sounded interesting on paper, they never quite seem to come together like you would hope. Their latest, Mirror Land [$0.99], is a monster-collecting RPG built around a cute idea. The game uses your actual location and allows you to summon monsters based on that information. The farther you are from where you first started up the game, the more interesting and unusual creatures you'll find. It's obviously inspired by Pokemon GO, but it works a little differently in practice. The game attached to that cool idea, on the other hand, is simultaneously the best I've played from this developer so far and yet still quite flawed...

The last year or so has been a bit of a drier spell than usual for mobile gamebook fans, and much of that can be attributed to the relative absence of new Tin Man Games releases. Facing an increasingly challenging market for this sort of game in the App Store, Tin Man took some time to try a few new ideas. There was the subscription-based story hub Choices That Matter [Free], a visual novel based on Miss Fisher [Free], and the board game-like Warlock of Firetop Mountain [$4.99]. Having stretched their legs a little, Tin Man is ready to come back to the gamebook format that the company was built on with Fighting Fantasy Classics [Free], now available in the App Store...

'PUBG Mobile' Soft Launch Released on Android, iOS Version Coming Later Today?

Battle royale games are already the hottest genre in gaming, and they just had another big moment of Tuesday night when Fortnite streamer Ninja blazed his way into the consciousness of whoever didn't already know him by enlisting Drake, Travis Scott and NFL player JuJu Smith-Schuster to help break Twitch records. Epic Games recently announced that Fortnite is on its way to mobile soon, so the gauntlet has really been thrown back to its main competitor, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. And lo and behold, that challenge has been accepted, because PUBG Mobile, the legit mobile version of that game, is entering soft launch today...

I've been a little grumbly at times about Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp [Free], I'll admit. Perhaps I've just been frustrated that what seemed like a slam-dunk franchise for a mobile game seemed to almost completely miss the point. But I also haven't exactly been quiet about my main gripe with the game, which comes down to just how little there is to do in it. Even the events have mostly had you doing the same old things and getting rewards. The gardening event was neat the first time, but now that we've had a few, it's getting a little boring. Well, the latest update to the game hit yesterday, and it seems to have brought a new type of event with it: a fishing tournament...

'Oddmar' Is a Beautiful Cartoon Viking Platformer From the Developers of 'Leo's Fortune', Releasing This Spring

If dog years are the equivalent of seven human years, I can't even begin to comprehend how long App Store years are. It feels like we get a month's worth of game announcements and releases practically every week, and while this is great for anyone starved of things to do, it also means many brilliant concepts and ideas get buried under the sheer volume of news. If we go back all the way to 2015, Viking Mushroom was one such game that really generated a lot of excitement and anticipation from our community - the beautifully animated cartoon graphics looked like you were playing a cartoon, and some tight platforming action made the overall package from developer MobGe a particularly enticing prospect. However, Viking Mushroom soon missed its 2016 release date, and news was relatively sparse on this promising upcoming platformer. It may have taken a while, but we finally have our update. Viking Mushroom has been reborn as a brand new game as Oddmar, and while it retains the abundant charm of its source material, it's evident from the preview trailer that the game has come a long way over the past few years...

Originally dated on the beginning of the month, #WarGames [Free] from Sam Barlow (Her Story [$3.99]) is finally available on iOS. #WarGames is a reimagining of the classic 1980s movie of the same name (no hashtag in the 80s though). Kelly, played by Jess Nurse of Scandal and Grace and Frankie, is an ex military brat who wants to fix the world and can only imagine doing so through some hacking. She joins up with more international hackers to bring out world peace. Watch the announcement trailer for it below:..

Over the last few years, we saw some really nice games get discounts. At first it was just Darkest Dungeon [$4.99 (HD)] and The Witness [$9.99] being quite heavily discounted. Soon after, more games started popping up like Gorogoa [$4.99] that sees its first discount ever on iOS and the likes of Thumper [$4.99] and more. For a change, I don’t own everything that’s discounted in the list below and while this is no coincidence, as of this writing, there doesn’t seem to be a feature up on the App Store for this big title sale. ..

Take a First Glimpse of 'Fortnite: Battle Royale' iPhone X Gameplay in the Latest Official Reveal Trailer

Unless you've been living under a rock, you'll likely be well aware of Fortnite: Battle Royale's exciting mobile reveal last week and what a huge statement this means for iOS as a gaming platform. Unfortunately, that is exactly me - it seems taking a few days of online detox has happened to coincide with the iPhone announcement of the decade. Don't fear, as I've spent the past five minutes catching up with the extensive coverage we've shared with you here on FortniteArcade, and the hype train is not slowing down anytime soon. Yesterday, the official mobile trailer for Fortnite was released, which showcases the game in all of its hilarious cartoon glory, as well as giving us a first glimpse of gameplay on the iPhone X and how the controls may work in action...

Considering how The Sims Mobile [Free] has made itself right at home on the free apps chart, it's quite possible you're one of the millions of mobile gamers who has already dipped your toes into Maxis and EA's latest take on simulated life. You've tested out a career, attended a party or two and gussied up your clothes and house, probably more than once. Yet you may not have been able to avoid a very simple question: Is there something more?..

Best iPhone Game Updates: 'Fire Emblem Heroes', 'Cookie Jam', 'Pinball Arcade', 'Clash of Clans', 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. These matters are always subjective, but you know what? I think we've got a really great list of updates this time around. Paid, free, popular, niche, whatever your fancy, there's a little something here for you. 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!..

The Invite Event on iOS for ‘Fortnite Battle Royale’ Has Now Begun and You Can Sign up for It Here

Epic Games’ Invite Event for Fortnite Battle Royale on iOS has just begun. If you aren’t aware, Epic Games announced Fortnite Battle Royale for iOS and Android. Before you scoff at this, it isn’t a scaled down port or a mobile spin off game. This is the real deal and progression syncs between other platforms and mobile with players also being able to play against others on non mobile platforms. Initially, the iOS version will be available through an Invite Event and the Android version will follow in the months after. Unlike other battle royale games, Fortnite has base building and a big building component. I’m curious to see how that aspect works and controls on iOS. Watch the trailer for Fortnite Battle Royale below:..

Pre-Registrations for the Westworld Mobile Game from Warner Brothers Have Begun on iOS and Android, Full Game Releases in April

If you’ve been hyped to play the Westworld mobile game, the release date inches closer and Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment have begun pre-registrations for it today. Westworld is based on the HBO original series and is being produced by WB Games San Francisco and Kilter Films. Behaviour Interactive are the developers of the iOS and Android version that will release this year. You play as Delos Trainee who is a new hire with access to the Delos Park Training Simulation. You will be able to control everything at the Westworld park operations in a strategy simulation experience. Watch the teaser trailer for it below:..

As promised, Beamdog have launched Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear [$9.99] in the iOS App Store today. Taking place between the original Baldur's Gate [$9.99], which launched back in 1998, and Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn [$9.99], which launched in 2000, Siege of Dragonspear is a brand new title bridging the gap between those two stories. It's built in the same Infinity Engine that was used on the original two Baldur's Gate games, lending it some old-school authenticity, but with some additional fixes and features that are along the lines of what Beamdog did with their Enhanced Edition remakes of the first two games. ..

About one week ago, a mysterious teaser trailer for some sort of release related to the 1999 PlayStation classic Valkyrie Profile hit. The trailer didn't give a lot of information, and made no mention of what platforms the project would involve. The biggest clue was that it used the name Valkyrie Profile Lenneth, which was the title of the 2006 PSP port/remake. Well, the official site for the game is up with more information, and it's now known that this is in fact a mobile port of that PSP release. It's due to hit iOS and Android sometime this spring in Japan, with a worldwide release of some kind highly likely...

Square Enix Is Bringing the Previously PS Vita Exclusive ‘SaGa Scarlet Grace’ to iOS, Android, and Nintendo Switch This Year and an English Release Is Likely

Square Enix revealed SaGa Scarlet Grace for Nintendo Switch during the Nintendo Direct that just aired. The 2016 released PlayStation Vita title was apparently heading to the Switch but soon after the Direct, they confirmed that it is not just coming to Switch but to basically every platform including iOS and Android. SaGa Scarlet Grace is an interesting game in the long running SaGa franchise. It was also one of the last few PlayStation Vita only games from Square Enix. Romancing SaGa 2 [$17.99] was interesting with how it handled grinding which is something a lot of people including myself use to break RPGs. SaGa Scarlet Grace is the first original console game in the franchise since 2002 and it has been written by Akitoshi Kawazu. It features various improvements from previous SaGa games and lets you play as four different protagonists through separate stories. Watch the trailer for it below:..

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