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

Feature By Emily Sowden, 3 weeks, 4 days 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, 3 weeks, 6 days 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, 3 weeks, 6 days 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, 4 weeks, 1 day 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 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…

Best iOS games to help you chill out after your GCSE results

Feature By Emily Sowden, 1 month ago
Best iOS games to help you chill out after your GCSE results

We know it's been a hell of a stressful period with exam after exam to go through and (what feels like) the world resting on your shoulders, but breathe! GSCE results day is here at last and whatever you got and however happy you are with it, at least you don't have to wonder anymore. Of course it sucks if you didn't get the results you wanted, but it's not the end of the world. Whatever way you're feeling about them today, here are some brilliant mobile games to help you mellow the hell out. If you're not getting your GCSE results but are feeling particularly stressed at the moment, this one's for you too. Flower - download for £4.99/$4.99 Off the bat I'll say this is a game that…

Waiting for next year's VMAs won't be hard with these 5 music games on iOS

Feature By Emily Sowden, 1 month ago
Waiting for next year's VMAs won't be hard with these 5 music games on iOS

With the VMAs over and done with some of you might be feeling a little blue. No more amazing performances, no more questionable tributes, no more celebrity drama (kidding – there'll always be celebrity drama), at least for another year. If you're already missing celebrating the world's best funky beats there's no need to fret. These musical mobile games may not blare Ariana Grande out at full volume or come with their own stream of catty comments, but there's a lot of fun to be had with or without headphones. Muse Dash – download on iOS for £2.99/$2.99 Striking graphics, anime characters, and fresh beats – what's there not to like here? It may take a sweet second…

The 5 prettiest mobile games for iPhone and iPad

Feature By Emily Sowden, 1 month ago
The 5 prettiest mobile games for iPhone and iPad

People say that looks aren't everything and I'm down with that most of the time. Why else would I be sat here in my baggiest trousers with my hair in full peacock mode? While you're not supposed to judge a book by its cover it's hard not to appreciate some of the App Store's most gorgeous games. I mean, there are WAY more than just five about the place, but here at the ones that I can't seem to get out of my head. Florence - Download for iOS Developed by Mountains and published by Annapurna, Florence is a particularly precious experience for me. Why? Well, I didn't know how to feel about it the first couple of days after I played it. After all, it was premium but not a particularly long…

Armed Heist is the new fast-paced mobile shooter where you can pull off the perfect crime

Preferred By AppSpy Staff, 1 month, 1 week ago
Armed Heist is the new fast-paced mobile shooter where you can pull off the perfect crime

Providing all the thrills that come with undertaking a suspenseful bank robbery, Armed Heist is the new action-packed shooter developed from the ground up for mobile. Releasing exclusively for iOS devices, you’ll need to assess, plan, and execute jobs perfectly to evade the law and bring home the bacon in time.   Armed Heist places you and a team of talented crime professionals at the centre of the ultimate payday. Detailed 3D graphics make navigating each level’s map a breeze, in addition to dynamic heist scenarios that ensures no bank job ever play out the same. You’ll need to always stay alert, as you’ll never know what’s coming! There are over 30 u…

What are the best same-device multiplayer games for mobile?

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 month, 1 week ago
What are the best same-device multiplayer games for mobile?

Gaming on mobile can sometimes feel like a lonely experience. These devices are supposed to keep us connected, but instead we're staring at them to the detriment of the people around us. Or are we? After all, we might be playing a same-device multiplayer game. Handily, that's what this list is all about. These are the very best games that you can play with your friends on the same iPhone or iPad. There'll be jostling, there'll be laughter, and there'll be no arguing that technology isn't capable of bringing us all much closer together. As is the way of things with short lists, you might think that we've missed some stuff out. That's fine, we accept we're not perfect. But do let us know in…

The top 5 best Voodoo and Ketchapp-style hyper-casual games for mobile

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 month, 1 week ago
The top 5 best Voodoo and Ketchapp-style hyper-casual games for mobile

There are times when big games can get to be too much. You need to remember books-worth of story, figure out what all the buttons do, and try and find plenty of time to set aside to play them. That's why hyper-casual games come in. Within seconds you can be playing a game, and within minutes you'll be racking up highscores. But what are the best hyper-casual games for mobile? There are so many of them out there, clogging up every pore of the App Store, that sometimes picking one can feel like more of a chore than playing one. Which is where this list comes in. We reckon these five are, if not the best, certainly among the best quick-fire, one-finger arcade games that you can pick up right…

REACH classic is the new match-3 puzzler on the block

Preferred By AppSpy Staff, 1 month, 1 week ago
REACH classic is the new match-3 puzzler on the block

Match-3 puzzlers are in no short supply on mobile, but that didn’t stop REACH classic from standing out on the app stores during its soft launch in Canada. B2tGame’s latest tile-matching title was top dog in the puzzle, strategy and paid games categories on its home turf, and the Montreal-based studio has just released it worldwide so you can see exactly what all the fuss is about. REACH classic sees players skillfully matching tiles by colour to prevent them from building up at the top of the screen. If they reach the bottom, it’s all over, but arranging the shapes strategically is key, so it’s best to take your time every so often to make the smart choice. Ther…

The 5 best JRPGs that you can download for mobile

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 month, 1 week ago
The 5 best JRPGs that you can download for mobile

Yesterday we looked at the best RPGs for mobile. You might have noticed that there were some pretty obvious omissions in that list. And that's because today we're going to look at the very best JRPGs for mobile. If you don't know, that J is for Japanese. These games are pretty different to their Western counterparts, and you could consider this list both a history lesson in JRPG gaming, and a break down of all the games you should be playing if you really want to understand the genre. Sure, it's a Square-heavy list, but since the master of the genre is releasing so many games on the App Store, that was always going to be the way. We'd love to hear your suggestions, especially if you think…

The 5 best mobile RPG games for iOS

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 month, 1 week ago
The 5 best mobile RPG games for iOS

RPGs are the bread and butter of a lot of gamers. They're huge, engaging experiences, and getting stuck into one of them can mean a huge investment of time. But since there are so many of them on the App Store, it can sometimes be difficult to choose which one you should be handing over that chunk of your life too. Which is where we come in. We've scoured the App Store and chosen what we think are the very best RPGs you can grab for your iPad or iPhone right now. There's something here for everyone, whether you're looking for something midcore, hardcore, or somewhere in between. Now, if you disagree with our choices, that's all well and fine, but you should definitely let us know about it…

It's time to check out the 5 best indie games for mobile

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 month, 1 week ago
It's time to check out the 5 best indie games for mobile

Mobile games aren't all about massive budgets, huge advertising spend, and cynical free to play money making. There are some brilliant indie games out there on the App Store too. They'll tug your heart, they'll test your reflexes, and one of them is going to make you fall in love with a coloured square. Obviously this isn't a definitive list, but we've picked the games that we think best represent how good indie gaming is on the App Store right now. If you've got your own suggestions or comments, let us know in the comments at the bottom of the article. If you don't, well just have fun reading these lovely words instead. Bastion - download for iOS A beautiful-looking RPG with a story th…