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Which mobile games are most like Assetto Corsa?

Feature By AppSpy Staff, 3 months ago

So you like digitally tinkering with cars, huh? That's cool, everyone needs a hobby. That's why games like Assetto Corsa exist, so you can really get down to fine tuning your polygonal automobile. But what if you fancy doing it when you're on the go? Well, why not try one of these mobile games? They might not be quite so fancy, but we reckon you'll still have a lovely old time with them. Real Racing 3 If you're a fan of burning rubber on your phone then there's a decent chance you've already got all oiled up over this one. It's about as close as you're likely to get to a proper racing simulator on your blower. There's plenty to tune, loads to poke around, and some solid racing to back…

Duck for cover with 60 Seconds!, the recently announced survival adventure game from Robot Gentleman

Preferred By AppSpy Staff, 3 months ago
Duck for cover with 60 Seconds!, the recently announced survival adventure game from Robot Gentleman

It’s about time we had a post-apocalyptic game with some dark humour. From developers Robot Gentleman, the survival game 60 seconds! arrives on app stores next month with its unique take on the adventure game genre. The aim of the game is (you’ve guessed it) survive. You’re tasked with saving your family before a nuke hits, collecting supplies along the way to aid your progress. But the game looks to pose a deeper question – what would you do if a nuke were about to hit? You play the role of Ted, who is given the 60 second warning, leading to a frantic rush that ensues through his procedurally generated house. It’s your responsibility to use that time wisely…

Now that the Marvel Avengers Alliance games are going, how can you get your mobile Marvel fix?

Feature By AppSpy Staff, 3 months ago
Now that the Marvel Avengers Alliance games are going, how can you get your mobile Marvel fix?

Well Disney has called time on the Marvel Avengers Alliance games, taking them off the App Store and saying that it's going to close the servers come the end of the month. And that's a pretty big shame if you're a fan of playing about as a superhero on your phone. But don't worry, we've got you covered. Here's a big list of some of the best Marvel games on the App Store, and why you're probably going to enjoy playing them more than just hurling your phone out of the window and having a sulk. Marvel Contest of Champions A superb brawler featuring an all star cast of heroes from the Marvel Universe. As these simplified fighters go, Contest of Champions is pretty much the top of the tree.…

The 6 best iOS games to play when Autumn finally rolls in

Feature By AppSpy Staff, 3 months ago
The 6 best iOS games to play when Autumn finally rolls in

The seasons are starting to turn, the leaves are starting to fall, the nights are drawing in and soon you'll have to throw away those hot pants and put on some sensible thermal trousers that your mother would be proud of. Okay so it's not Autumn yet, and only in the Northern hemisphere, but here are a bunch of iOS games to keep you warm when the winds are whipping through skeleton trees and everyone's started banging on about Halloween. Road Not Taken A beautiful, meditative puzzler from Spry Fox. It's part roguelike, part head-scratcher, and all absolutely lovely. Imagine a game made from all the colours of autumn and you're pretty much there. This is iOS gaming at its most lovely, so…

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, 1 week 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, 2 weeks 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, 2 weeks 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…