Everything you need to know about Antihero for iPhone and iPad

By , on January 4, 2018
Last modified 1 year, 2 months ago

Feels like only yesterday it was Wednesday. Probably because it was. Now it's Thursday, and that means it's time to give you the low down on the one new game on the App Store that you should definitely be playing this week.

It's fair to say that it hasn't been the most exciting week for releases, but that's always the case in the post Christmas lull. Still, there has been some wheat among the chaff, including the really rather excellent game I'm going to recommend to you today.

As usual, click on the emboldened name of the game below to download it. And if you'd like to share your own, no doubt very deep and meaningful, thoughts, feel free to do it in the comments section at the bottom of the article.


Antihero is a digital board game that's all about building up your own criminal empire in a cartoony version of Victorian London. You burgle houses, recruit new members to your gang, and try and outsmart the other players with guile, trickery, and poisoned knives.

There's a simplicity to the game that makes it really easy to get to grips with, but underneath that there's a good deal of strategy and depth that you can really get your big ol' gnashers into. Which is the sort of thing we all like to do I'm sure you'll agree.

There's a chunky single player campaign, as well as plenty of multiplayer options and skirmishes that let you jump in to a one player game without too much hassle. Oh, and it looks really good as well. All shiny and awesome.

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Is it premium?

Indeed it is. You pay once, you get everything the game has to offer. And trust me on this, the game has an awful lot to offer. It's the sort of experience that you're easily going to lose hours of your life to, if you wanna.

Is there a real life version of the game?

Nope, this one is a digital first board game. It's been out on Steam for a while, and it's received some rave reviews in that time as well. Also there are no dice or cards here. The whole thing feels more like a mash up of an RPG and a board game, and that makes it work brilliantly on mobile.

Anything else I should know?

Even if you're not a fan of board games, this one is well worth checking out. It's fast-paced, there aren't a whole bunch of rules to wade through, and it tells you everything you need to know in a series of really good tutorial levels. So yeah, basically check it out.