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Horizon Zero Dawn will never come to iPad and iPhone, but here are some games to play instead

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 day, 1 hour ago
Horizon Zero Dawn will never come to iPad and iPhone, but here are some games to play instead

Horizon Zero Dawn is, if you'll forgive the pun, on the horizon. Is that even a pun? I can't decide. Anyway, it's coming out next week. It's a big shiny action RPG from the developer behind Killzone, and it's getting some pretty good reviews. But here at AppSpy we only really like big shiny things if they fit in our pockets. Like medium sized emeralds. But more like mobile games. And that got me thinking, since Horizon Zero Dawn isn't coming to mobile, what could we play instead? Well, we could play these games. They might not be as polished, they might not have as many buttons, and all-in-all they probably won't be as good as Horizon Zero Dawn. But they might pass the time, and sometimes…

The best games on sale on iPhone and iPad right now - February 22nd

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 day, 5 hours ago
The best games on sale on iPhone and iPad right now - February 22nd

Oh hi. Didn't see you there lurking in the darkened corner of the internet. What are you looking for? Is it the best deals on the App Store right now? Because if it is you've come to the right place. Wednesday is when we grab the App Store by the ankles, turn it upside down, and shake it until the best games for the cheapest prices come spilling out. Then we rake through them and tell you which ones you should buy. There are some gems here, and one of the biggest price drops we've seen in a good long while. And you can click on the emboldened name of the games in the list below to be whisked to their App Store page. And then you can buy them. What a lovely way to spend your time. Adventur…

Tower Keepers - Here's everything you need to know about the new iPad and iPhone game

Feature By Harry Slater, 2 days, 2 hours ago
Tower Keepers - Here's everything you need to know about the new iPad and iPhone game

Tower Keepers is a game about heroes that live in a tower. I mean I'm pretty sure that much is obvious from the name. What might not be so obvious is what the game's actually about. After all, sounds like another tower defence title, yeah? NO. It's actually a casual RPG with some interesting twists and PvP modes. And I've found all of this out so you don't have to go searching for information from other, lesser content hubs. Like your friends, or whatever. So here, in easy to digest form, is a breakdown of everything you need to know about Tower Keepers. Oh, and click the emboldened name of the game below this paragraph and you'll be able to download it from the App Store. Bish bash bosh.…

The Tuesday best of - Political games on iPad and iPhone

Feature By Harry Slater, 2 days, 6 hours ago
The Tuesday best of - Political games on iPad and iPhone

Games can be fun. Games can be a lovely distraction from the horrible reality of the world we have to spend most of our time in. But they can also shine a light on some of the darkness that we prefer to avoid. Which leads us to this week's Tuesday Best-of. We're going to have a look at three of the best politically charged games you can grab from the App Store. It sort of seemed like a good idea, what with the world collapsing into an ever-more likely third world war. These games are going to take you to places that maybe you don't want to go. They're going to ask questions that maybe you don't want to answer. But they're important, and if you haven't played them yet, then you should. Oh,…

How to play Blocky Snowboarding on iPad and iPhone

Feature By Harry Slater, 3 days, 1 hour ago
How to play Blocky Snowboarding on iPad and iPhone

Who doesn't like snowboarding? And with global warming set to make all the snow disappear, what better way to experience the thrills of sliding down a mountain than with a mobile game? Best not to answer that, actually. Anyway, Blocky Snowboarding came out last week, and it's actually not completely terrible. In fact it's so not completely terrible I thought I'd write up some tips and tricks to make sure you're getting the most out of shredding the powder. I don't know if that's a snowboarding term and quite frankly I don't care. Anyway, enough passive aggressive preamble. Here's a breakdown of some of the skills you're going to have to master, as well as a few ideas you're going to have t…

The Monday Musing - Is NOVA Legacy a step in the wrong direction for mobile?

Feature By Harry Slater, 3 days, 3 hours ago
The Monday Musing - Is NOVA Legacy a step in the wrong direction for mobile?

Hello there. It's Monday. And we all know what that means around these parts. It's time to have a ruminate about one of the big things that's happened to mobile gaming in the past 7 days. But what shall we talk about today team? Well, I think it's only right that we have a ponder on the concept of the mobile remastering. After all, Gameloft has announced that it's going to release a spruced up version of its sort-of-classic Halo-aping shooter NOVA. The game is going to be called NOVA Legacy (sorry, I'm not putting all those dots in its name, and let's be honest you're not going to be doing that when you're searching for information about the game, either), and it's going to retell the stor…

Who has the best iPad and iPhone games, DC or Marvel?

Feature By Harry Slater, 6 days ago
Who has the best iPad and iPhone games, DC or Marvel?

Injustice 2 has just been soft-launched in a few countries. So our much more effective video arm has grabbed some footage to show you what to expect from the kicky punch super hero game. To summaries - if you’ve played the first game on mobile you’re going to know exactly what to expect. Capes, swipes, and some card collecting too. Why don’t you just watch the video below and you’ll get the idea. But this all made me wonder - which comic publisher has the best games on the App Store? And as we all know, the only way to settle things in comic book world is with a massive scrap. So here goes, Marvel vs DC, to the death, winner gets to keep their underwear on outside…

Here's our beginners guide to Slayaway Camp on iPad and iPhone

Feature By Harry Slater, 6 days, 21 hours ago
Here's our beginners guide to Slayaway Camp on iPad and iPhone

Slayaway Camp is a brilliant new action game that sees you taking on the role of a pyshotic killer. Not in a weird way though. It’s an homage to the finest era of the slasher movie - the 80’s - when no teen was safe from the hacking blows of some maniac swamp-dweller. So I thought I’d write up a little bit of a guide for the game, so you know what you’re going to be doing when you get started. I mean, you’re going to be murdering super cute little polygon people, but there’s more to it than that. Here then are some hints and tips to get you up to speed. Oh, and if you want to download the game just bash the link in the emboldened name just below the end…

The Thursday Find - Evergrow

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 week ago
The Thursday Find - Evergrow

Thursday has rumbled around like a thing that rumbles around every seven days. And that means it's time to dig up a gem from the games that came out this week and tell you why you should think about giving it a go. It's been a pretty good week for mobile gaming as well, so deciding what I should tell you to grab was pretty tricky. Fret ye not though, because I got there in the end. You can click on the emboldened name of the game just below this paragraph if you want to download it. And I think you should. But what is it? Well, what indeed. It's... Evergrow - £2.99 / $2.99 Evergrow mashes together a few genres and comes up with something that's actually pretty special. You're in co…

The 3 best Tin Man Games adventures you can play on your iPad and iPhone

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 week ago
The 3 best Tin Man Games adventures you can play on your iPad and iPhone

Tin Man Games has got a new version of the classic gamebook The Warlock of Firetop Mountain coming out next week, so I thought this was a pretty good time to look at some of the company’s other games and decide which three are the best. Yeah, that’s right, it’s time for one of those articles where I make subjective choices about games in order to get you riled up and shouting at me in the comments. Alas though, it never really works. Anyway, if you’re just starting your Tin Man journey, these three games are the ones you should be starting with. And if you click on their emboldened names you’ll be taken to the App Store where you can download them. Awwwwww yea…

The best games on sale on iPad and iPhone right now - February 15th

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 week, 1 day ago
The best games on sale on iPad and iPhone right now - February 15th

It’s Wednesday, the middle of the week, and that means it’s time for us to have a long hard look at five of the best games that are on sale on the App Store right now. And for the first time in a while it’s actually been pretty tough to pick which ones to add to the list. Basically everything here is a gem, and there are other gems on sale as well. But I’m a discerning gem-picker with an eye for quality, so these are the ones I’ve gone for. Click on the emboldened name of the game and you’ll be whisked away to the App Store where you can buy the game. You’re welcome. Motorsport Manager - Free Where the likes of New Star Soccer kick around whims…

5 games you shouldn't play with your significant other this Valentine's Day

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 week, 1 day ago
5 games you shouldn't play with your significant other this Valentine's Day

It’s Valentine’s Day. And we all know what that means. Other people are enjoying themselves, and you’re trapped in a cycle of gloom that means you’re probably going to die alone. But is there anything you can do to break out of that cycle? Probably loads, yeah. But within the remit of AppSpy? Er, probably not, no. This is a mobile gaming site after all. With that in mind, here is a list of games that you should play tonight to make sure that you remain alone for the rest of your life. You’re most welcome. The Room Series There’s nothing like the dank confines of a gloomy Victorian mansion to really destroy any chance you’ve got of ever smiling…

The Tuesday Best of - Lego games

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 week, 1 day ago
The Tuesday Best of - Lego games

It’s Tuesday. Happy Tuesday. Well done on making it this far into another week. Get ready for people saying confusing things about hump day to you tomorrow though. Sorry about that. Today though we’re going to take one of our usual looks at three of the best games in a specific genre on the App Store. But what genre to pick? Whaaaaat genre? How about the best Lego games on iOS? Since they’re mostly on sale at the moment because that Lego Batman game has come out. You can click on the name of the game to be taken to the App Store. But which ones should you get? Why not… THESE ONES. The Lego Movie Video Game How could a game based on the Lego Movie be bad? The a…

5 games you should play with your significant other this Valentine's Day

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 week, 2 days ago
5 games you should play with your significant other this Valentine's Day

Love is in the air. Or it might be the sulphurous emanations of the portal to hell that this whole world seems to be getting sucked deeper and deeper into everyday. Either way, it’s Valentine’s day tomorrow. And that means I’m going to have to create some content. Because I just love that sweet SEO. Mmmmm, come to me SEO, dance with me in the moonlight and tell me of your many secrets. Anyway, in this here piece of super on point internet writing, I’m going to tell you the three games you should definitely play with your significant other tomorrow. Because spread the love and all that. The Room Series So it’s not multiplayer, but that’s not the point…

The Monday Musing - How Infinity Blade ruined mobile action games

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 week, 2 days ago
The Monday Musing - How Infinity Blade ruined mobile action games

Time for the Monday Musing then. What shall I muse about this Monday? What caught my eye last week the deserves 350-ish words of semi-coherent ranting about? Oh, I'll tell you what, let's do something about Lords of the Fallen. It's a subpar Infinity Blade clone with an eye-wateringly high price tag. And it's stuffed full of IAPs as well. And that got me thinking. And as I thought, my mind wandering to strange and grim places, I came up with this. Infinity Blade ruined mobile action gaming. You see, the thing is, Infinity Blade did that big budget mobile action thing really, really well. And in doing so it unwittingly set a template. It laid a foundation for the annihilation of the entire…