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5 strategy mobile games for iOS that play as good as they look

Feature By Emily Sowden, 1 month ago
5 strategy mobile games for iOS that play as good as they look

You might not want to think too hard on a Monday, and that's totally fine. But sometimes you'll be face-to-face with excellent mobile strategy games like these and it's silly not to give them a play. We've covered some of the best strategy games on the market before and we'll definitely stand by it. Of course, you can't and shouldn't judge a book by its cover – or, in this case, a game by its visuals – but it's nice to dig into a title that has style and substance, right? What I do know is that these mobile strategy games tick all of the boxes: content, audio, artwork, you name it. If we've missed out on your favourite, let us know in those comments below. The Banner Saga &nda…

The best mobile gaming videos from AppSpy's YouTube channel: September 14th

Feature By Emily Sowden, 1 month ago
The best mobile gaming videos from AppSpy's YouTube channel: September 14th

Another week's come and gone and it's been a bit of a quiet one over here on AppSpy. Mr. James Gilmour has been off being a cool dude at Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki, so we're not drowning in videos. However, the ones we've got are definitely worth watching and we'd hate for you to miss a single second. So, because we're super nice and don't want you lifting a finger on a Friday (except to click the video), we've collected them in a tidy little list below. Wall Kickers – download on iOS One-touch games can be a little hit or miss, but if you're looking for one to settle into this weekend you'll definitely want to give Wall Kickers a go. While it feels like a game you've played b…

5 excellent free-to-play mobile puzzlers for iOS

Feature By Emily Sowden, 1 month ago
5 excellent free-to-play mobile puzzlers for iOS

Alright, going all in with action-oriented games is fun, but sometimes you just fancy kicking back with something that'll work your mind more than your reflexes. You don't have to be a genius to have a go with most puzzlers and in today's list you don't even have to spend a penny to jump in and start playing. No, these are simple, easy to get into, and overall rather fun. Obviously five is a small number, so let us know what some of your favourite other titles are in the comments down below. Infinite West – download on iOS With a style similar to the ever-loved GO games, this isn't just another grid-based puzzler. It's a little bit like chess, a little bit board game, and throws a…

The 5 best first-person mobile shooters on iOS

Feature By Emily Sowden, 1 month ago
The 5 best first-person mobile shooters on iOS

Ahh, now first-person shooters are very tricky beasts to tame on mobile. They're straight forward enough when it comes down to story, sure, but it's all about the controls. If you don't have good controls, it's hard to have fun in a shooter and that can be very frustrating indeed. However, despite a generous helping of bad FPS on the market, we know you'll have a blast with these ones. Just to throw it out there PUBG Mobile's not included in this particular list since I'm looking more at non-battle royale games. If you're hankering for a bit of BR, however, do check out this list right here. Guns of Boom – download on iOS When it comes to competitive multiplayer experiences, Guns…

The 5 best free-to-play auto runner games for mobile

Feature By Emily Sowden, 1 month ago
The 5 best free-to-play auto runner games for mobile

Yesterday we gave you a list of the best auto-runners money could buy. Well, if you're a bit strapped for cash there's no need to worry, there are a bunch of fantastic games in the genre you can sit down with free-to-play. Easy peasy. These titles run on adverts and IAPs, but don't bully you into buying the goods. No they're incredibly enjoyable and, in some cases, thoroughly challenging. Subway Surfers - download on iOS As one of the most downloaded App Store games of all time, Subway Surfers remains one of the best auto-runners on the market. Sure, it's simple and occasionally shows its age, but it's constantly updated and a fantastic time-killer. Sprint along train tracks avoiding th…

The 5 best premium auto-runner games for mobile

Feature By Emily Sowden, 1 month, 1 week ago
The 5 best premium auto-runner games for mobile

I feel like Mondays always split people into two groups. On one side you've got the early risers and keen beans and on the other side you've got the folks who wish they could bring their bed to work with them. Sure, you've got to get going and you've got some time to kill on the bus, train, or on your lunch break, but you don't want to play anything that's TOO much effort, right? Well, that's where auto-runners come in handy. Whether it's an endless or level-based runner, some of the App Store's grandest adventures can be spent trying to 'git gud' at these games. Better still, for the most part you only need to tap the screen. Ooo, pure luxury. Alto's Odyssey - download on iOS (£4.9…

The best mobile gaming videos from AppSpy's YouTube channel: September 6th

Feature By Emily Sowden, 1 month, 1 week ago
The best mobile gaming videos from AppSpy's YouTube channel: September 6th

Another week is almost over and now's a brilliant time to take a look back at the past several days. I know I've been writing this round-up up on a Friday, but I figured there's no harm in doing it a day early. Why? James has been busy at work creating more fantastic content for you over on AppSpy's YouTube channel and I just can't wait to share it with you. Maybe you've seen it, maybe you haven't, but I'd highly recommend having a watch of what we've got in store. We're rich in reviews this week, but card game-lovers will definitely want to stick around to read what's been going on. QUARTO review Board game enthusiasts, you should really check this review out. It's only a couple of min…

The best silly sports mobile games to play with one hand

Feature By Emily Sowden, 1 month, 1 week ago
The best silly sports mobile games to play with one hand

It's sunny, there's a slight bite to the air now summer's coming to an end, and we're half-way through the week. Why is that a big deal? Well, it's not really, but it can often feel like the day's going a little slower than usual. You know what would be a pretty good remedy to such a time? Silly sports games, of course. What? You've never played any silly sports games? You're probably not alone. Whatever mood you in, whatever kind of day you're having, these mobile titles take the idea of playing a sport and gives it a bit of a jiggle. Management sims offer up more of a logical, straight-forward challenge if you're a hardcore sports fan. But, for me I often think about the lighter side &nd…

These are the 5 best single player card games on mobile

Feature By Emily Sowden, 1 month, 1 week ago
These are the 5 best single player card games on mobile

We know card games can be an absolute riot, especially when you're up against other people. Win or lose, it's all in good fun – unless you're a big baby about losing. However, occasionally there comes a time when you fancy playing a card game, but don't really want to interact with anyone else. Perhaps you've finally grown sick of being slated online or maybe you're just not in the mood for socialising. These solo card games are just what you need. Like those touchscreen booths you can order from at – er – a popular fast-food chain, you can tackle these on your lonesome. They won't spit out burgers and fries, but they will keep you well amused. Meteorfall – downloa…

The best 5 mobile bullet hell games for iOS

Feature By Emily Sowden, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
The best 5 mobile bullet hell games for iOS

You may think that diving into a bullet hell on Monday morning might not be the best idea. After all, you probably won't wake up properly until at LEAST Tuesday afternoon, but I'm not judging. However, what's better to give your brain a bit of a jolt than diving into some high-octane, bullet-riddled chaos? Your morning coffee might wake you a bit, but this'll get your blood pumping and your fingers aching without fail. Even if you're reading this list in the evening, on a Wednesday, or maybe even in the Christmas holidays, these shmups are some of the very best available and we think you'll have a ball with them. Five isn't a huge number, so if you don't see your fave down below, be sure t…

The best mobile gaming videos of the week from AppSpy's YouTube channel

Feature By Emily Sowden, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
The best mobile gaming videos of the week from AppSpy's YouTube channel

It's the end of another week and, thanks to a beautiful bank holiday Monday here in the UK, it probably feels a little shorter than normal. Well, I guess that's because it was shorter than normal… because we were all enjoying an extra day of R&R. Like last week, Friday's a great time to take a look back at the past few days and see what's been going on over at AppSpy's YouTube channel. Don't worry I won't waffle on too much. If you've been umm-ing and ahh-ing about whether to subscribe, I'd suggest doing so. James does have the voice of a gruff, grizzy angel after all. Donut County review If you're not so sure about whether it's worth picking it up for £4.99/$4.99 on i…

Here's everything you need to know about The Elder Scrolls: Blades

Feature By Emily Sowden, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Here's everything you need to know about The Elder Scrolls: Blades

Okay, we may have given you a quick list of fantastic first-person RPGs yesterday to satiate your hunger, but what's the big deal about The Elder Scrolls: Blades? There have been other similar experiences on mobile before and there'll be more experiences like it to come, but this is going to be something special. I don't know whether it'll be in a good or bad way yet, but it's going to be fun finding out. Just because we're super nice folks, we did the hard part for you and compiled everything you need to know about the game in one, handy article. Yes, yes, wonderful are we. What is it? The Elder Scrolls: Blades is a first-person action RPG by Bethesda where you embody a member of the…

The best first-person RPGs for mobile

Feature By Emily Sowden, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
The best first-person RPGs for mobile

Whether you're here just because you LOVE RPGs or fancy putting some time into some first-person mobile games before Elder Scrolls: Blades comes out later this week, you'll have an absolute ball with these. Or maybe you won't, I'm not your mother. Elder Scrolls: Blades has been an eagerly-awaited mobile game since its reveal at E3 earlier this year. Not only will it be free-to-play, but it's got a lot of the classic Skyrim charm and has a new and vastly interesting combat system. Better still, it looks like it'll be a breeze to play. That makes this list a bit harder since RPGs are rather subjective and I'm missing out on a couple of greats, I'm sure, but I think there's a lot to love here…

5 best free-to-play cooking games for mobile

Feature By Emily Sowden, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
5 best free-to-play cooking games for mobile

Cooking games are one of those odd areas that shouldn't be really be fun, but always seem to be amusing in one way or another. Some games offer up pure cooking experiences, others are comfortable as restaurant sims, and some are a big ol' mix of genres. Whether you're in the UK or outside of the isle reading this, the Great British Bake Off – or the Great British Baking Show as you might know it – is returning today after a year and we in Britain are really getting into the spirit. So, it seems like a pretty good time to check out some of the most interesting cooking games you can get on mobile, doesn't it? Yes? GOOD. Cooking Mama - download on iOS No surprise here, how could…

The best mobile gaming videos of the week from AppSpy's YouTube channel

Feature By Emily Sowden, 1 month, 3 weeks ago
The best mobile gaming videos of the week from AppSpy's YouTube channel

Well, we made it to the end of the week somehow. It might be because of all of the coffee we've been drinking, or maybe just the promise of the coming weekend has kept us going, either way it's so close we can taste it. Before we can step into wearing our pyjamas for 48 hours, eating our weight in pretzels, and not seeing the light of day, now's a good time to check over what's been happening on our video channel. After all, James has slapped up some fantastic content that you might have missed over on AppSpy's YouTube. Don't worry though, we've done the hard work for you. Barbearian review Barbearian may charge a hefty £8.99/$8.99 for it on iOS, but you're getting a full experienc…