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Can't play World of Warcraft: Legion on iOS? Try these games instead

Feature By AppSpy Staff, 3 months ago
Can't play World of Warcraft: Legion on iOS? Try these games instead

You can't play World of Warcraft: Legion on your phone. And that's sad, because as we all know playing games on your phone is definitely the best way to play games. That's why I'm here, that's why you're here, because we're the smartest gamers in the whole of the world. And if you fancy something a bit like WoW but pocket sized, we've got your back. Check out these iOS games that could just tickle your WoW bits while you're away from your PC or Mac. Order & Chaos 2 Yes, Gameloft basically makes iterations on famous games. But the fact of the matter is that it's pretty darn good at it. Or at least it used to be. Order & Chaos 2 is, to all intents and purposes, an alternate dimen…

5 mobile games that might scratch your Deus Ex: Mankind Divided itch

Feature By AppSpy Staff, 3 months ago
5 mobile games that might scratch your Deus Ex: Mankind Divided itch

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is out on those consoles you all like to play games on. But what if you fancy some cyberpunk goodness on your mobile phone? Well don't worry, because with this handy list of pocket-sized games that are like the gritty dystopian shooter you'll soon be hacking into the matrix and riding the information super high way all the way to sci-fi glory. Deus Ex GO Okay so the first two entries in the list are going to be cheats. Deus EX GO is the latest game in Square Enix's GO series, following on from the success of the good Hitman GO and the great Lard Croft GO. It's got all the yellow-hued sneaky shooty action of the games that inspired it, but packaged up in a magnif…

3 reasons to get excited for FPS MMO Shadowgun Legends

Feature By AppSpy Staff, 3 months, 1 week ago
3 reasons to get excited for FPS MMO Shadowgun Legends

Shadowgun Legends looks a little bit special doesn't it? It's all shiny and pew-pew and exciting and I think we can all agree we wouldn't mind having a crack at it at soon as possible. But what is it that's got our juices flowing, what is it that's got us scratching our skin in anticipation at all the shooty bang-bang goodness? Let's take a closer look. Look at it! I mean, the first thing that jumps out at you about the game is just how good it looks. Look at the screenshots, look at the video, look at how shiny and lovely it is. Madfinger is known for knocking the visuals of its games so far out of the park that they land in another park, bounce once, then end up in a third park. And t…

Auralux Constellations and 4 more RTS games that work on mobile

Feature By Jon Mundy, 3 months, 1 week ago
Auralux Constellations and 4 more RTS games that work on mobile

Auralux Constellations is out this week, bringing an absorbing slice of distilled real time strategy to iOS. It's not the only game to make RTS, a genre that typically belongs on PC, work well on mobile though. Indeed, various developers have taken on the challenge, with pleasingly diverse results. Check out these examples of mobile-friendly real time strategy games. Auralux Constellations The newest game on this list borrows heavily from mobile RTS pioneer Galcon, in that you're controlling whole planets full of troops and sending them out in swarms to conquer others. Auralux Constellations is deceptively intuitive yet bracingly tough. Crush Your Enemies This brilliantly pure stra…

Six! on iOS is like Jenga-flavoured digital bubble wrap

Feature By Jon Mundy, 3 months, 1 week ago
Six! on iOS is like Jenga-flavoured digital bubble wrap

We're suckers for a good casual puzzle game on AppSpy - those games where the solid mechanics and tactile controls are everything, to the point where playing the game becomes like scratching a perpetual itch. New iOS release Six! is just such a game. It's pretty much digital bubble wrap. The idea is to drop a hexagonal block down from the top of an endless tower of Tetris-like blocks. You do this by tapping at individual blocks to make them disappear. Joy of Six Six! is simple enough to play, but the challenge comes from the fact that the blocks and your hexagon follow the laws of physics, so unbalancing the tower or tipping the hexagon at too steep an angle will send it careening off th…

Magic Mansion for iOS brilliantly evokes Nintendo's Game Boy and Game & Watch series

Feature By Jon Mundy, 3 months, 1 week ago
Magic Mansion for iOS brilliantly evokes Nintendo's Game Boy and Game & Watch series

We've grown somewhat accustomed to seeing iOS games that evoke the 8-bit and 16-bit eras of gaming - all chunky sprites and chiptronica soundtrack. But most of these references come from past eras of home console gaming. Magic Mansion, on the other hand, references a very specific period of portable gaming. Its monochrome palette and crisp, simple 2D graphics evoke Nintendo's original Game Boy handheld, and the stand-alone Game & Watch devices that inspired that. Endless climber Developer Sets and Settings (who made Wrassling and Battle Golf) and publisher Nitrome (Beneath the Lighthouse, Gunbrick, Icebreaker) refers to this aesthetic as 1-bit, which just about sums it up to perfectio…

Space Marshals 2 shows how a proper Deus Ex mobile game could work

Feature By Jon Mundy, 3 months, 1 week ago
Space Marshals 2 shows how a proper Deus Ex mobile game could work

We've recently seen the release of Deus Ex GO onto the App Store, which is a brilliant puzzler set in the universe of the new Deus Ex: Mankind Divided game for console and PC. Deus Ex GO is far removed from the ambitious-but-flawed Deus Ex: The Fall, a 2013 iOS game that tried to be a little too faithful the the first person stealth-action of its host series. Indeed, in recognising the platform's unique attributes and - yes - limitations, we reckon that Deus Ex GO is the better mobile game of the two. But another new iOS release has me wondering if there was another way. Space Marshals 2 is a deeply impressive stealth-action game that nails many of the core elements of the Deus Ex console…

Solitairica and 4 more iOS solitaire games with a twist

Feature By Jon Mundy, 3 months, 1 week ago
Solitairica and 4 more iOS solitaire games with a twist

Solitairica is out now on the App Store, bringing a delightful RPG twist to the classic single-player card game. It joins a surprisingly fertile sub-genre of games that take solitaire and apply some video game magic to form something new and exciting. Often that involves RPG elements, but it seems as if anything goes - from golf to pirates. If you're fed up of dealing yourself the same old cards, download a few of these onto your iPhone or iPad. Solitairica The latest addition to this list is Solitairica from Righteous Hammer Games. It's a colourful Unreal Engine-powered card battler that utilises solitaire rules as its basis, but stirs in some RPG elements. Clearing cards adds powers…

Riptide GP Renegade could be your new favourite iOS racing game

Feature By Jon Mundy, 3 months, 1 week ago
Riptide GP Renegade could be your new favourite iOS racing game

On the lookout for the next top iOS racer? We may have found just the game you're looking for - and there isn't a squealing tire in sight. Riptide GP Renegade is the third entry in the popular Riptide series. Vector Unit has built a reputation for creating graphically impressive, console-standard aquatic racers that are often used to show off fresh mobile hardware. Yes, we said aquatic. By taking the action off the road and onto the waves, it gives the developer a chance to show off some impressive water effects, with each 'track' reacting realistically and changing on the fly according to the actions of your fellow racers and other environmental incidents (a rocket ship taking off at trac…

The next Pokemon GO update will help you pick the best Pokemon for battle

Feature By Jon Mundy, 3 months, 2 weeks ago
The next Pokemon GO update will help you pick the best Pokemon for battle

Niantic is readying its next big Pokemon GO update, and while there's still no sign of a proper tracking feature, we can expect an interesting tool to help us pick our team for battle. Version 0.35.0 for Android and 1.5.0 for iOS devices is in the process of rolling out, according to Niantic. The biggest new feature to be added will be 'Pokémon Appraisal'. According to Niantic, "Trainers will now be able to learn about a Pokémon’s attack and defense capabilities from their Team Leader (Candela, Blanche or Spark) to determine which of their Pokémon have the most potential for battle." It has to be said that this sounds like a useful feature. It's tricky to get a…

Flip Diving is the perfect iOS game for budding Tom Daleys

Feature By Jon Mundy, 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Flip Diving is the perfect iOS game for budding Tom Daleys

Britain's Tom Daley may have experienced mixed fortunes at the Rio Olympics, but his performances and those of his fellow divers were enough to give many us the curious urge to throw ourselves off a high position into a body of water. Okay, so very few of us would be crazy enough to actually attempt high diving ourselves. But with Flip Diving, we can still get a tiny taster of this unique sport. Miniclip's free game is currently topping the free apps chart on the App Store, and it's easy to see why. It's got that irresistible mixture of one-button accessibility and refined technique. Flipping out With your diver positioned on the edge of a cliff (other jump locations are available as unl…

New iOS games we're looking forward to this week - Space Marshals 2, Riptide GP: Renegade and more

Feature By Jon Mundy, 3 months, 2 weeks ago
New iOS games we're looking forward to this week - Space Marshals 2, Riptide GP: Renegade and more

Each week a fresh batch of iOS games hits the App Store, and it can be easy to overlook or miss a few. We thought it would be a good example, then, to round up some of our most eagerly anticipated games headed for a release some time over the coming days. This week we're looking forward to a console-quality arcade racer, a top-notch twin-stick action game sequel, a colourful card game, and more. We should supply the caveat that no release dates are set in stone, particularly when it comes to Apple's App Store. But as far as we know, all of these games are set to launch this week. Space Marshals 2 The first Space Marshals was an uncommonly polished top-down twin-stick shooter with a hef…

7 iOS games made better by 3D Touch controls

Feature By Jon Mundy, 3 months, 2 weeks ago
7 iOS games made better by 3D Touch controls

With iOS classic Jetpack Joyride gaining 3D Touch compatibility through a recent update, it got us to thinking about the best gaming applications of Apple's pressure sensitive technology. The iPhone 6S is almost a year old now, so the announcement of the iPhone 7 (or whatever Apple calls it) is more than likely only a couple of weeks away. One of the things this will mean is that Apple's revolutionary 3D Touch technology will be well established, and most of the company's iPhone range will sport the technology. With added 3D Touch functionality likely to be added to the next version of iOS, we suspect that game developers will be working a little harder to implement 3D Touch controls into…

Leap of Fate is a new iOS roguelike shooter with real chops

Feature By Jon Mundy, 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Leap of Fate is a new iOS roguelike shooter with real chops

Leap of Fate has just hit the iOS App Store, and it's a game that deserves some serious attention. With Deus Ex GO and Mr. Robot:1.51exfiltrati0n hitting the App Store this week, it's understandable that other iOS games might struggle for attention. But we're going to highlight one particular fresh release that you might want to know about. Leap of Fate doesn't have a big IP attached to it or a major studio behind it, but it's still got some intriguing pedigree. Steam punk It started out life on Steam as an indie PC game, where it's attracted a great deal of word-of-mouth praise. Now it's made its way over to iOS, where it looks set to impress a whole new crowd. Leap of Fate is a twin-s…