The 5 best games for iPhone and iPad this week – December 8th

Friday has rolled around, which means that it’s time to round up the best games that came out this week on the App Store. Because, after all, that’s the sort of thing that we like to do on Friday. That and drinking mimosas on the beach. Mmmmmm beach.

It’s been a pretty good week on the App Store all told, as weeks in December usually are. Devs are rushing to get their games out before everyone gets a new iPhone for Christmas or something, I guess. I dunno, I’m not a dev. That’s why I’m writing this.

As usual you can click on the names of the games below to grab them from the App Store. And if you’ve seen anything you think should be included on the list, make sure you chuck them in the comments down there at the bottom of the content.

Reigns: Her Majesty

A game about making choices. You’re a queen, and your subjects petition you with questions, and your answers change the esteem they hold you in. You need to balance the different faction’s feelings, and figure out what’s going on underneath it all. Slick, smart, and an awful lot of fun to play.

Portal Knights

An ARPG set in a giant sandbox that sees you teaming up with other players to peg it around, smash things up, and fight giant bosses. It’s a little…

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Price Drop: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies (Games)

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies 1.00.06

Device: iOS Universal
Category: Games
Price: $ .99 -> Free, Version: 1.00.06 (iTunes)


This game does not support devices running iOS 11 (including beta versions) or later. Please be aware of this when changing devices and/or updating your device’s iOS as the game may not run properly under an unsupported version of iOS.

・Please read "Supported iOS and Devices" before purchasing or playing.

In cases where the game unexpectedly crashes:
Please try re-downloading your purchase data (Title Screen -> Purchase Content -> Restore).

If the above steps do not resolve the issue, please contact us at

== Game Intro ==

There are no "Objections!" to this exciting entry of the Ace Attorney series! Become a lawyer and solve the case. Your client’s life is in your hands!
Clear you client in Episode 1, then purchase Episodes 2 through 5 of the main story individually or as a set.

◆Point Your Way to Victory◆
Simply tap the screen to play. The intuitive interface includes useful features such as a backlog for you to re-read testimony and story dialogue.

◆Immersive Investigations◆
Freely explore 3D crime scenes for evidence and speak with witnesses for information that you can use in court.

◆Fast-Paced, Entertaining Trials◆
Dismantle lies and resolve contradictions between witnesses’ words and the evidence. Solve the case and save your client from trumped-up charges!

◆Colorful Cast of Characters◆
Join Phoenix Wright and his junior lawyers as they confront an all new cast of interesting, amusing, and sometimes outrageous characters. Fan favorites also make their return under some unexpected and unusual circumstances!

◆Surprising Twists◆
Delight in solving the mysteries and smile at the characters’ amusing and often ridiculous shenanigans. The drama and dialogue will keep you laughing, crying, and guessing until the very end!

◆Lighthearted Additional Content◆
Dress the three lawyer protagonists up in costumes and use them in the main game for some unintentionally humorous trials!

In addition, try your hand at the extra Special Episode "Turnabout Reclaimed"! Can you successfully defend a wrongfully accused killer killer whale and bring this aquatic punk pirate show to a happy end?

◆iCloud Support◆
Transfer your save data between multiple iOS devices to play wherever and whenever you want!

※The story in this game is the same as in previous releases.

*When Purchasing Content*
・Episodes 2 through 5 can be purchased separately or together as a pack (Main Story Set). In the event that the content of your purchases overlap, please be aware that we cannot refund you the difference.

*Supported iOS and Devices*
・iOS 8.0 through iOS 10.1.1, iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPod Touch (Generation 6), iPad (Generation 3), iPad (Generation 4), iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4

※We cannot guarantee that this app will work on any iOS or devices not listed above.
※iPhone 4S, iPod Touch (Generation 5), and earlier devices are not supported.
※It’s possible to download this app on an iPhone 4S, iPod Touch (Generation 5), iPad (Generation 2), or iPad mini (Generation 1), but we cannot guarantee that it will work.

Learn More About "Ace Attorney"

More Capcom Games:

What’s New

The list of supported devices and iOS versions has changed. Depending on your current device and version of iOS, please be aware that there is a possibility that this game will not run properly after updating.

In this update:
・This app now supports iOS 10.1.1.
・The following devices are also now supported: iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus

※In making this app iOS 10.1.1 compatible, this game no longer supports the following devices: iPhone 4S, iPod Touch (Generation 5), iPad (Generation 2), iPad mini (Generation 1)
※This app no longer supports the Game Center Achievements function.

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Price Drop: Apollo Justice Ace Attorney (Games)

Apollo Justice Ace Attorney 1.00.01

Device: iOS Universal
Category: Games
Price: $ .99 -> Free, Version: 1.00.01 (iTunes)


Court Is Back In Session

Star as rookie defense attorney, Apollo Justice, as he visits crime scenes, questions key witnesses and collects vital evidence before stepping into the courtroom to prove his clients’ innocence.

· All-new high-resolution graphics
· A new touch screen interface
· Interactive forensic testing mini-games that allow players to reveal hidden clues by dusting for prints, testing for traces of blood, and other exciting techniques.
· Two distinct gameplay segments:
o Investigation phase – survey crime scenes, interview witnesses and gather forensic evidence that will be used in court
o Trial phase – present findings from the investigation to support your case, listen to testimonies and examine witnesses
· An eclectic cast of characters:
o Apollo Justice: Stepping into the shoes of Phoenix Wright, the new rookie attorney leads the series into an exciting next chapter
o Klavier Gavin: Lead prosecutor, Apollo’s nemesis and rock star legend
o Kristoph Gavin: the coolest defense attorney on the judicial circuit, and Apollo’s mentor.
o Trucy: A mysterious magician and Apollo’s assistant

The initial purchase price includes half of episode one. The remaining episodes can be acquired through in-app purchases

Recommended Devices:
iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPod Touch (6th Gen), iPad(4t Gen), iPad Air, iPad Air2, iPad mini2, iPad mini3, iPad mini4, 9.7 Inch iPad Pro, 12.9 Inch iPad Pro

Recommended iOS:
OS:iOS7.0~iOS 10.0.3

It may be possible to download the game on a device that is not officially supported.
PLEASE NOTE: “Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney” offers some optional in game content that requires payment. You can turn off the payment feature by disabling in-app purchases in your device’s settings.

What’s New

Fixed various system-related issues.

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Everything you need to know about Reigns: Her Majesty for iPhone and iPad

It’s Thursday again. I hope you’re all well rested and invigorated for the mad dash to the weekend. You’ve probably got Christmas shopping to do on Saturday. I’m sorry that you have friends and loved ones you have to buy things for, it must be very difficult for you.

If you’re thinking about buying them a game for their mobile, well then you’re a bit weird. But we’ve gone right ahead and picked the best one that’s come out this week to shower with attention. And hopefully you’re going to shower it with attention as well.

You can click the header below to download the game from the App Store. And if you’d like to share your thoughts, feel free to do so in the comments section all the way down there at the bottom of the content.

Reigns: Her Majesty

Put simply, if you loved the original Reigns you’re going to love this one even more. The writing is sharper, the ideas are more interesting, and there’s a fizz and a bubble to proceedings that makes you want to push deeper into the experience.

You’re still swiping cards left and right to make decisions, but this time around you’re a queen. Well, you’re THE queen. Not that one, the one in the game. You need to balance the esteem that four factions hold you in. Go to far either way and you’ll die. Die, and you’ll be reincarnated as the next queen and start a new era of rule.

There’s much mor…

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New: Getting Over It (Games)

Getting Over It 1.0

Device: iOS Universal
Category: Games
Price: $ 4.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes)


A game I made
For a certain kind of person

To hurt them.

• Climb up an enormous mountain with nothing but a hammer and a pot.
• Listen as I make philosophical observations about the problem at hand.
• Between 2 and ∞ hours of agonizing gameplay, depending. The median time to finish for my playtesters was 5 hours, but the mean was closer to ∞.
• Lose all your progress, over and over.
• Feel new types of frustration you didn’t know you were capable of.

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New: Portal Knights (Games)

Portal Knights 1.2.4

Device: iOS Universal
Category: Games
Price: $ 4.99, Version: 1.2.4 (iTunes)


Craft your adventure. Forge your hero. Become the ultimate Portal Knight!

Leave the familiar world behind and step into the fantastic unknown with Portal Knights, a cooperative 3D sandbox action-RPG! Level up your character and craft powerful gear to defeat your enemies in real-time tactical combat. Explore dozens of randomly-generated islands and restore peace to a world torn apart by The Fracture.

– Travel between randomly generated 3D sandbox worlds

– Tactical action combat

– RPG character classes including warrior, ranger and mage

– Epic boss battles

– Random Events

– Mine and gather resources from across the lands to craft your arsenal and supplies

– Build your home with dozens of materials and furnishings

– Join your friends in 4-person Multiplayer (same Wi-Fi)

Larger islands available on devices with 2GB or more memory.

In-game languages supported: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese-Brazil, Russian, Finnish, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Simplified Chinese, Swedish, Polish, Turkish, Czech, Thai.

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Update: GNOG (Games)

GNOG 1.01

Device: iOS Universal
Category: Games
Price: $ 4.99, Version: 1.0 -> 1.01 (iTunes)


GNOG is a 3D puzzle game set in a tactile world of toys and secrets. Point, click, grab, poke, spin, pull, and play with uniquely charming monster heads, and explore the hidden worlds inside them. Inspired by real-world toy designs, every GNOG head is a miniature world to discover. GNOG has optional AR support to transform your tabletop into a magical toy box, bringing a new level of tactile, physical interaction to its world.

What’s New

Thanks everyone for checking out GNOG, it’s great to see such a positive reception! This version is a general bug fix and polish update.

– Fixed crashes on iPhone 5s. Sorry about that. If you experienced this bug your save data should have been fine and it will still have unlocked the next level.
– Fixed a rare issue where summoning the four butterflies in FRG-Y wouldn’t advance the level
– Fixed an issue causing the AR floor not to appear in PURP-L
– Fixed issues with music playback in several levels
– General bug fixes and tweaks in several levels

We’re working on more bug fixes and a couple of surprises. If you’re enjoying GNOG please leave us a review, it helps us immensely!

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It’s not all Clash Royale. These are the iPhone and iPad games that we think would make amazing eSports

Everyone knows that eSports are the big thing right now in mobile gaming. If you don’t believe me, check out our sister site Pocket Gamer’s coverage of the recent Clash Royale grand finals. It’s pretty exciting stuff, y’know, if you’re interested in that sort of thing.

So far the main thrust of the mobile eSports genre has focused mainly on games like Clash Royale, MOBAs to give them another name. But there’s money in RTS games and shooters on other devices, and that got me thinking.

What games out there on mobile right now are likely to transfer well to the eSports arena. Basically this is a primer to make sure you’re playing the games that are going to end up making you the big bucks in the future. And all I’m asking is that you give me a cool ten percent. Or just share and comment on the article. That’ll work as well.

Guns of Boom

A team-based shooter that borrows a lot from the likes of Team Fortress 2. It’s bright and garish, but it also does some really cool things. It’s one of the first shooters that just clicks on mobile. The controls are brilliant, the blasting is fun, and there’s plenty here that spectators are going to get a kick out of.

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