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Hands-on with Hail to the King: Deathbat, the horrific Avenged Sevenfold mobile game

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 week, 1 day ago
Hands-on with Hail to the King: Deathbat, the horrific Avenged Sevenfold mobile game

I wouldn't bother pressing play on that video below. Honestly. The video contains about ten minutes of footage of me playing Hail to the King: Deathbat, an almost entirely awful new action adventure game that's been developed in partnership with a band called Avenged Sevenfold. Think about all the things in life you could do with the extra ten minutes you'd save not watching it: you could put the laundry on and win brownie points with your partner, you could read a news website and be more aware of global events, or you could do a few push-ups to help maintain your health... ... … still here? Fine, hit play, but don't say I didn't warn you.…


Swap Heroes launch trailer is equal parts epic and adorable

News By Peter Willington, 1 week, 1 day ago
Swap Heroes launch trailer is equal parts epic and adorable

In Swap Heroes you take a group of hroes and wade through level after level of turn-based combat with a puzzler twist: you swap members of your party to launch attacks. I love the pixel art and retro-inspired soundtrack on this trailer, and I think you will too, so take a look. It'll be available on iOS this week, and will cost you 99c / 69p.…


Hands-on with Tiki Taka Soccer, the thoroughly sensible game of soccer

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 week, 2 days ago
Hands-on with Tiki Taka Soccer, the thoroughly sensible game of soccer

So while I may not adore the actual sport of foot-to-ball, I have on occasion known to like a high quality video rendition of the pastime. Tiki Taka Soccer is definitely one of those games. With elements of classic footie video games, mixed up with modern game design sensibilities, this still-in-development title is looking very promising indeed.…


CreepStorm is an impressive looking tower defence game that'll be exclusive to Fire Tablets

News By Peter Willington, 1 week, 2 days ago
CreepStorm is an impressive looking tower defence game that'll be exclusive to Fire Tablets

CreepStorm may be a tower defence game, but its towers are a bit different to what you might expect: they're actually heroes - with their own stats and upgrades - that you can move around the playfield to conquer all foes that lie in wait. It's out of Happy Tuesday and Amazon Game Studios, and it'll only be available on Fire Tablets. Hopefully we'll bring you more on the game in the run up to release, but for now here's the trailer.…


Til Morning's Light features spooky puzzles, terrifying combat, and a haunted manor

News By Peter Willington, 1 week, 2 days ago
Til Morning's Light features spooky puzzles, terrifying combat, and a haunted manor

Til Morning's Light is an upcoming exploration game, with puzzle and combat elements, and it's coming exclusively to the Fire Phone via Amazon Game Studios. The game is being co-developed with WayForward (Shantae, Mighty Switch Force, Contra 4), it'll apparently make use of the Fire Phone's Dynamic Perspective tech, and there's even a series of audio blog posts by the game's star over on Audible in support of its upcoming release. Here's the trailer, what do you think?…


Hands-on with The Silent Age: Chapter 2, the time-hopping point-and-click adventure

Feature By James Gilmour, 1 week, 2 days ago
Hands-on with The Silent Age: Chapter 2, the time-hopping point-and-click adventure

The Silent Age came out of nowhere. Released without fanfare as a free download, the game caught us slightly off-guard by really rather good. The minimal presentation was strong, the time-travel hook delivered a few surprises, and the puzzles were smart. It's been a long time coming, but the sequel has just arrived as an in-app purchase. Mark Brown sees how the story continues in the video above.…


Genre Busters: top 4 best free-to-play fighting games on iOS

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 week, 2 days ago
Genre Busters: top 4 best free-to-play fighting games on iOS

Free-to-play and fighting games have gone hand-in-hand on mobile of late, with plenty of big name brawlers getting the freemium mobile punch-em-up treatment. So James and I decided to take a look at some of the best (and one of the worst) games in the genre to bring you the definitive guide on what you should be spending your time on. Too busy fighting in the streets to watch the whole thing? Click on the game you want to see in action below to jump straight to it. 1. Batman: Arkham Origins2. Injustice: Gods Among Us3. Soulcalibur: Unbreakable Soul4. Marvel: Contest of Champions…


Skullduggery! Review

Review ClutchPlay Games By James Gilmour, 1 week, 3 days ago
Skullduggery! Review

In this zombie obsessed culture of ours you'll find hundreds of games built around protecting your brain from becoming a deadite's breakfast. Skullduggery! flips the script on this trend. Here, your brain is not a helpless yet delicious blob of matter tucked away inside your bonce. Instead, it's an elastic and dynamic system of propulsion and attack, one which you will learn to manipulate until you can navigate mazes and shatter skeletons into bony bits. Check out Mark Brown's review…

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Hands-on with The Taekwondo Game, the incredibly promising mobile fighting sim

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 week, 3 days ago
Hands-on with The Taekwondo Game, the incredibly promising mobile fighting sim

When it comes to fighting games, though I will play a brawler on mobile, I always prefer to play on consoles. The Taekwondo Game might be the first title that finally gets fighting controls and character movement totally right on iOS, and is rapidly becoming my most anticipated game on iOS this year. Take a look at a super early hands-on video below for footage of this startlingly polished fighter that's still very much in development.…


Play Sigils of Elohim now, unlock doodads in The Talos Principle later

News By Peter Willington, 1 week, 3 days ago
Play Sigils of Elohim now, unlock doodads in The Talos Principle later

Croteam has a new title for PCs (and maybe mobiles) on the way, called The Talos Principle. It's described as a "philosophical first person puzzle game" and looks like a cross between Myst, Portal, and Gone Home. It's not out for a while, but to get you in the mood there's a free prequel that's just been released for iOS and Android (and PC, Mac, and Linux). Sigils of Elohim is its name: a puzzle game where completing its various challenges will unlock special items in The Talos Principle. The first part of Sigils of Elohim is out now, with further updates planned before the release of The Talos Principle. [App Store link][Google Play link]…


Hands-on with Skater, the simulation skateboarding game vying for Touchgrind and True Skate's crown

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 week, 3 days ago
Hands-on with Skater, the simulation skateboarding game vying for Touchgrind and True Skate's crown

Touchgrind Skate 2, True Skate, and now Skater: the world of mobile games isn't exactly lacking simulation skateboarding games, and I for one am very pleased. I'm a big fan of the two former titles, and I've now spent a fair chunk of time with Skater to see how it compares to the other two giants of the genre. Take a look.…


Hands-on with Darklings: Season 2, the adorable swipe-based puzzle combat sequel

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 week, 3 days ago
Hands-on with Darklings: Season 2, the adorable swipe-based puzzle combat sequel

We've just gotten our hands on an exclusive build of Darklings: Season 2, so naturally we wanted to bring you a sneak peek at how the game's shaping up. If you're yet to play the original, this new game is an action puzzler in which you need to copy the patterns of white atop your enemy's head by swiping them as commands into the touchscreen. This then destroys them, and the stars they release give you more time. It's cute, it's fun, and there's a fair amount to unlock from what I've seen so far.…


Banner Saga Review

Review Stoic By James Gilmour, 1 week, 3 days ago
Banner Saga Review

It's been out on PC for a while, but viking epic The Banner Saga has finally made the trek onto iOS. It's an unforgiving tale of warring factions and ancient evils, played out via choose-your-own-adventure style choices and isometric strategy combat. Pocket Gamer's Jon Munday rose to the game's many challenges, and reveals his opinion in the video above.…

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Butters from South Park is getting his very own pinball game, courtesy of Zen Studios

News By Peter Willington, 1 week, 3 days ago
Butters from South Park is getting his very own pinball game, courtesy of Zen Studios

South Park: Super-Sweet Pinball, and South Park: Butters' Very Own Pinball Game are new South Park-themed tables coming to Zen Pinball shortly. South Park: Super-Sweet Pinball follows the pinball exploits of Cartman, Kenny, Stan and Kyle, and references various episodes of the TV series along the way. But the real news here is that literally everyone's favourite cartoon character - Butters Stotch - will also be receiving a table of his very own, appropriately titled South Park: Butters' Very Own Pinball Game. South Park Pinball will be released this week on iOS and Android (plus PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PS Vita, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC and Mac), and costs $3.99 / £2.49 as a st…


Hands-on with Find the Line, a wonderfully artistic puzzler almost ruined by ads

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 week, 4 days ago
Hands-on with Find the Line, a wonderfully artistic puzzler almost ruined by ads

It breaks your heart when you play a game that comes so close to being amazing, only to have one aspect of it ruin the experience. In the case of Find the Line, it's the video ads: they demolish the peace and thoughtful elegance of this otherwise beautiful puzzle experience. You'll see exactly what I mean in my hands-on video below.…