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What are the best same-device multiplayer games for mobile?

Feature By Harry Slater, 6 hours, 49 minutes ago
What are the best same-device multiplayer games for mobile?

Gaming on mobile can sometimes feel like a lonely experience. These devices are supposed to keep us connected, but instead we're staring at them to the detriment of the people around us. Or are we? After all, we might be playing a same-device multiplayer game. Handily, that's what this list is all about. These are the very best games that you can play with your friends on the same iPhone or iPad. There'll be jostling, there'll be laughter, and there'll be no arguing that technology isn't capable of bringing us all much closer together. As is the way of things with short lists, you might think that we've missed some stuff out. That's fine, we accept we're not perfect. But do let us know in…

The top 5 best Voodoo and Ketchapp-style hyper-casual games for mobile

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 day, 7 hours ago
The top 5 best Voodoo and Ketchapp-style hyper-casual games for mobile

There are times when big games can get to be too much. You need to remember books-worth of story, figure out what all the buttons do, and try and find plenty of time to set aside to play them. That's why hyper-casual games come in. Within seconds you can be playing a game, and within minutes you'll be racking up highscores. But what are the best hyper-casual games for mobile? There are so many of them out there, clogging up every pore of the App Store, that sometimes picking one can feel like more of a chore than playing one. Which is where this list comes in. We reckon these five are, if not the best, certainly among the best quick-fire, one-finger arcade games that you can pick up right…

The 5 best JRPGs that you can download for mobile

Feature By Harry Slater, 2 days, 12 hours ago
The 5 best JRPGs that you can download for mobile

Yesterday we looked at the best RPGs for mobile. You might have noticed that there were some pretty obvious omissions in that list. And that's because today we're going to look at the very best JRPGs for mobile. If you don't know, that J is for Japanese. These games are pretty different to their Western counterparts, and you could consider this list both a history lesson in JRPG gaming, and a break down of all the games you should be playing if you really want to understand the genre. Sure, it's a Square-heavy list, but since the master of the genre is releasing so many games on the App Store, that was always going to be the way. We'd love to hear your suggestions, especially if you think…

The 5 best mobile RPG games for iOS

Feature By Harry Slater, 3 days, 12 hours ago
The 5 best mobile RPG games for iOS

RPGs are the bread and butter of a lot of gamers. They're huge, engaging experiences, and getting stuck into one of them can mean a huge investment of time. But since there are so many of them on the App Store, it can sometimes be difficult to choose which one you should be handing over that chunk of your life too. Which is where we come in. We've scoured the App Store and chosen what we think are the very best RPGs you can grab for your iPad or iPhone right now. There's something here for everyone, whether you're looking for something midcore, hardcore, or somewhere in between. Now, if you disagree with our choices, that's all well and fine, but you should definitely let us know about it…

It's time to check out the 5 best indie games for mobile

Feature By Harry Slater, 4 days, 6 hours ago
It's time to check out the 5 best indie games for mobile

Mobile games aren't all about massive budgets, huge advertising spend, and cynical free to play money making. There are some brilliant indie games out there on the App Store too. They'll tug your heart, they'll test your reflexes, and one of them is going to make you fall in love with a coloured square. Obviously this isn't a definitive list, but we've picked the games that we think best represent how good indie gaming is on the App Store right now. If you've got your own suggestions or comments, let us know in the comments at the bottom of the article. If you don't, well just have fun reading these lovely words instead. Bastion - download for iOS A beautiful-looking RPG with a story th…

These are the 5 best battle royale games for mobile

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 week ago
These are the 5 best battle royale games for mobile

We all love running around and pretending to shoot people. I mean, let's be honest, you spent a decent chunk of your childhood doing just that. Which is why battle royale games are doing so well on mobile at the moment. It's like a glimpse into a rose-tinted past, mixed with a violent and potentially victorious glimpse into the future. But since they're all the rage at the moment, we thought it'd be a good idea to break down which of the battle royale games on mobile are worthy of your attention. We came up with these 5. Agree, disagree, want to try and sell something dodgy and make people click on virus-filled links? Let us know in the comments. Fortnite Battle Royale - download for iOS…

What are the very best MOBAs for mobile?

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 week, 1 day ago
What are the very best MOBAs for mobile?

The MOBA genre is one of the more modern entrants into the videogame pantheon. Alongside battle royale games, the last few years have really belonged to the MOBA. So it shouldn't come as too much of a surprise to you that there's plenty of them to choose from on the App Store. But which one should you go for? Well that's where this list comes in. We've picked the five best mobile MOBAs, in no particular order, to give you a breakdown of the best of the best that's available from the App Store. Obviously, if you've got your own suggestions then feel free to chuck them in the comments at the bottom of the article. Click the download links and you'll be able to grab the games from the App Sto…

These are the top sci-fi games for mobile

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 week, 2 days ago
These are the top sci-fi games for mobile

Have you ever looked up at the stars and wondered what's out there, waiting to reveal itself in that enormous vastness? Probably, since it's one of the most human things to do. But since you're never going to get space yourself, we thought we'd take a look at the best science-fiction games for mobile. They're going to take you to space, they're going to take you to the past and the future, and you're going to have a brilliant time visiting all of the weird and wonderful locations that these game offer up. Some will make you sad, some will make you happy, but they'll all keep you entertained. If you think we've missed anything out, feel free to let us know in the comments below. And if you'…

Check out our list of the 5 top fighting games for mobile

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 week, 3 days ago
Check out our list of the 5 top fighting games for mobile

Put up your dukes! No, no it's fine, you don't really have to do that. In fact, the human race simply doesn't need to fight anymore, since we can do all of our pugilism via the medium of games. But what are the very best fighting games on the App Store? Why it's these ones, of course, hence the name of the article. In this list we'll show you the very best brawlers that mobile gaming has to offer. We're focusing on the classic one-on-one scrappers. Y'know, the sort of thing you used to drop all of your pocket money in at the arcade. But since all of the arcades have shut down, and all of your money goes on rent and bills nowadays, these are the games that are going to release some of that…

Here's our list of the 5 best strategy games for mobile

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 week, 4 days ago
Here's our list of the 5 best strategy games for mobile

Just because you want to create wholesale slaughter doesn't mean that that slaughter has to be mindless. Sometimes you want strategic slaughter, where each decision is way more important than 'shoot here.' And that's where strategy games come in. But there are loads of them on the App Store, which can make it difficult to pick the one that's right for you. That's where this list comes in. We've picked what we think are the 5 best strategy games for mobile. There's a decent mix here, from side-on to top-down, from detailed to pared back. Each and every game here is worth checking out, so our advice to you would be to buy them all. But, if you think we've made a mistake and missed something…

Check out our pick of the 5 best racing games for mobile

Feature By Harry Slater, 2 weeks ago
Check out our pick of the 5 best racing games for mobile

The smell of burning clutches, the scream of tyres pushed to their very limit, the T-shirts bearing the name of famous car brands the spectators will never be able to afford. There's something special about racing, and there's something special about racing games for mobile. But there's also loads of them, so we've gone ahead and picked the five that we think are the cream of the crop. The best of the best. The games that are always going to be close to the top of the podium when it comes time to work out who's won. There are download links, there are videos. To all intents and purposes there's everything you need to make a selection. But remember, just like in real racing, you need to fol…

What are the 5 best mobile puzzle games?

Feature By Harry Slater, 2 weeks, 1 day ago
What are the 5 best mobile puzzle games?

Sometimes you don't want to shoot people in the face. Or punch people in the face. Or do anything mean to anyone's face. And at times like that you need a puzzle games. But with so many on the App Store it's sometimes hard to figure out which one is best for you. But don't you worry little one, because that's where this list comes in. We've picked the five very best iPhone and iPad puzzlers that you can download now. We've given you links, we've given you videos, we've given you everything you need to make an informed decision. After all, when it comes to games that tax your brain power, making an informed decision is probably one of the most important things you can do. The Witness - dow…

These are definitely the 5 best zombie games for mobile

Feature By Harry Slater, 2 weeks, 2 days ago
These are definitely the 5 best zombie games for mobile

Like it or not, the undead are everywhere. Not literally, because that would be absolutely terrifying. But if you pick up any sort of pop-culture entertainment nowadays, chances are it's going to have zombies in it one way or another. And the same is true on the App Store too. In fact the App Store might have more zombies-per-unit (ZPU, the standard zombie counting algorithm) than anywhere else. So we thought it was high-time to take a look at all those flesh-craving monsters and decide which five mobile games featuring the undead are the best. It's these five. So there you go. Death Road to Canada - download for iOS A ridiculous road trip that sees you piling in a car and trying to esc…

The best mobile multiplayer games to play with your friends

Feature By Harry Slater, 2 weeks, 3 days ago
The best mobile multiplayer games to play with your friends

You've probably got friends, which is good for you. But what to do when you fancy playing some games with them on your iPhone or iPad? I mean, there are so many multiplayer games available on the App Store, how can you pick which one to play and which one to avoid like the plague? Well that's easy, all you need to do is read this list. We've handpicked the finest mobile multiplayer games to save you any sort of hassle. All you have to do is click the links next to them to get them downloaded. Essentially we're a public service, a bit like the fire brigade but far more useful. Hearthstone - download for iOS Not just one of the best multiplayer games on mobile, but one of the best games o…

What are the 5 best word games for mobile?

Feature By Harry Slater, 2 weeks, 4 days ago
What are the 5 best word games for mobile?

Love them or loathe them, you can't argue that word games don't fit brilliantly onto mobile devices. Done right they can be exactly the sort of jump-in-jump-out puzzlers that work so well when you're on the go. So we thought it was high time that we had a good long look at the very best word games that you can pick up on the App Store right now. We've picked five that we think really represent the cream of the crop, the sort of games that are going to make you learn without you even knowing it. If you've got your own suggestions then feel free to chuck them in the comments at the bottom of the article, but for now let's drop all this preamble and dive straight into the most vocabulary-heav…