The best iPad and iPhone games to play for International Women’s Day

It’s International Women’s Day, so what better time to celebrate the female protagonists on the App Store? Well, every day really, because it’s important to cherish diversity and inclusivity. That’s what we do here at AppSpy.

And if you’ve got a problem with that, well do one, basically. If, on the other hand, you’ve got your own ideas about which woman-fronted mobile gaming experience you think deserves some plaudits, well chuck that in the comments.

You can click on the emboldened game names below to download said games. Er, I think that covers everything so let’s smash out a list.

Lara Croft GO

If you’re looking for an iconic woman in gaming you don’t need to look much further than Lara Croft. And in this mobile adventure she’s on top form. Shooting snakes, pushing blocks, and generally being brilliant.

Read the Pocket Gamer review here

Transistor

From the developer behind Bastion, this is a game about a woman who becomes entangled with a mysterious talking sword. Part action RPG, part adventure, all really good. It’s super polished and super fun.

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The 3 best Tin Man Games adventures you can play on your iPad and iPhone

Tin Man Games has got a new version of the classic gamebook The Warlock of Firetop Mountain coming out next week, so I thought this was a pretty good time to look at some of the company’s other games and decide which three are the best.

Yeah, that’s right, it’s time for one of those articles where I make subjective choices about games in order to get you riled up and shouting at me in the comments. Alas though, it never really works.

Anyway, if you’re just starting your Tin Man journey, these three games are the ones you should be starting with. And if you click on their emboldened names you’ll be taken to the App Store where you can download them. Awwwwww yeah.

Appointment with F.E.A.R


This is the only game on the list that ties back to the Fighting Fantasy gamebooks with which Tin Man made its digital name. And it’s a step up from the more standard swords-and-sorcery experience.

You’re a superhero who’s trying to save the world. And stay alive. And do a bunch of other stuff as well. And the whole game is presented a lot like a comic, which makes it far more exciting to look at.

Bright and bold and with an intriguing story, if you’ve ever thought gamebooks were a bit stuffy, then this is an amazing place to start your adventures.…

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The best games on sale on iPad and iPhone right now – February 15th

It’s Wednesday, the middle of the week, and that means it’s time for us to have a long hard look at five of the best games that are on sale on the App Store right now.

And for the first time in a while it’s actually been pretty tough to pick which ones to add to the list. Basically everything here is a gem, and there are other gems on sale as well.

But I’m a discerning gem-picker with an eye for quality, so these are the ones I’ve gone for. Click on the emboldened name of the game and you’ll be whisked away to the App Store where you can buy the game. You’re welcome.

Motorsport Manager – Free

Where the likes of New Star Soccer kick around whimsy with their sport managing, this one’s a little more po-faced. And if anything, it’s better for it.

Take control of a racing team and lead them to glory. Or if you’re anything like me, lead them to the back of the grid and bankruptcy.

Read the Pocket Gamer review here.

Infinity Blade 2 – Free

A classic. It might not quite have the focus of the original, but it’s not as bloated as the third game in th…

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The 5 best iPad and iPhone games this week – 12th February

It’s Sunday. And that can only mean one thing. We’re all horribly sad that the weekend has come to such a horrible yet inevitable conclusion. But there’s still time for one more thing.

And it’s this one thing – a list of the five best games that came out last week. In no particular order, rather presented in the order that they came to me while I was sat on my sofa wondering what went wrong with my life.

Join us next week for more exciting content about the world of mobile games. And probably a bunch of other stuff as well. Maybe sandwiches? I really like sandwiches.

Voyageur

A text-based adventure with its own unique style. It might get a little bit repetitive towards the end, but there’s also a lot going on to recommend it.

There’s a great bit of writing here, and the game manages to mix its RPG tropes together into a compelling adventure that pushes you deeper into its galactic core.

Read the Pocket Gamer review here.

Maze Lord


A game about trawling thro…

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The best games on sale on iPhone and iPad right now – February 8th

Wednesday, Wednesday, gotta write a list of the best games on sale on the App Store on Wednesday. Everybody’s looking forward to reading and consuming the list, then acting on its suggestions.

That was a pretty catchy song, I think you’ll agree. And it also managed to spell out exactly what I’m up to in this here list. All that stuff I said up there. Wicked.

If you like the look of any of the games, then you can click on their emboldened names to be taken to the App Store, where you can download them to your heart’s content. Probably just once, but that’s more than none, right?

Bertram Fiddle: Episode 1: A Dreadly Business – 99p / 99c

A tongue-in-cheek point and click adventure with a decidedly British thread of humour running through it. It looks lovely, and it plays just fine.

You play the titular investigator who’s trying to track down a serial killer before they strike again. Cue jokes and shenanigans in an alternate Victorian London.

Read the Pocket Gamer review here.

Rush Rally 2 – 99p / 99c


Probably one of the best rallying games on the App…

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The 5 best iPad and iPhone games this week – 4th February

It’s the weekend! Happy weekend everyone. I hope you’re out and about expressing yourself in however you see fit. And if you’re not, I hope you’ve got a good game to keep you company.

You don’t? Well that’s awful. But don’t worry, I’m here to help you out with things like that. How about I go right ahead and write a list about the five best iOS games that hit the App Store this week?

Sounds good? Ace. Well, here’s the list then. And I hope you find something on it that’s to your liking. Or if not, that you have a lovely old time reading it.

Pixel Craft


A mix of modern and old fashioned arcade sensibilities come together to make this shooter surprisingly addictive.

Chase high scores, blow up bosses, and upgrade your blocky little spaceship. It’s fun, it’s fast, and it’ll keep your fingers busy for a good few hours before you get bored.

Read the Pocket Gamer review here.

Warlock’s Tower


A super retro puzzle game that looks like it was lifted directly from the screen of a Gameboy. And you play as a mailman, which is pretty cool.

Work your way up the titular tower, sticking within the tight move limit and avoiding all the awful tr…

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The best games on sale on iPad and iPhone right now – February 1st

It’s Wednesday. At least, I think it’s Wednesday. I’ve sort of lost track of time. I’m going to say it’s Wednesday, and you can all just agree with me because I’m super cool and get to write all the words.

Anyway, with it probably being Wednesday it’s time for us to round up the five best games that are on sale on the App Store right now.

It’s not what you might call a vintage week for games being on sale, but there are a few here that you should definitely consider picking up if you haven’t already splashed some of your cash on them.

Don’t Starve: Pocket Edition


While a new version of the game might have graced the App Store recently, that doesn’t mean you should overlook this excellent survival RPG.

Wander around a randomly generated wasteland making things, starting fires, and trying to stay alive for as long as you possibly can.

Read the Pocket Gamer review here.

Little Luca


A smart and cute as a button physics puzzler that sees you trying to find all the stars after they fell out of the sky.

Gorgeous to look at, easy to play, and bubbling with interesting ideas. There might be a few niggles here and there but it’s definitely worth a…

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The best games on sale on iPhone and iPad right now – January 25th

It’s Wednesday, so that means it’s time to round up the best games that are on sale on the App Store right now. Because if we didn’t do it, who else would? That guy over there? I heartily doubt he’d have the nous.

There are some excellent games for cheap. One that’s only just come out, a couple that are reasonably new, and one that is, in my humble opinion, the finest entry into a classic series.

So let’s just jump right in and start listing things. Do you have your list helmet on? I hope so, because here we go. Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

Rollercoaster Tycoon 3


There are some really bad Rollercoaster Tycoon games on the App Store. This isn’t one of them though. It’s a bit fiddly, but it’s premium and it does what it says on its digital tin.

If you want to run a theme park from the comfort of your own phone, then this is the game for you. Especially now it’s pretty cheap.

Read the Pocket Gamer review here.

Angry Birds Space


In some ways, this is the last great Angry Birds game. It tweaks the formula in all the right ways, and the introduction of gravity is, quite frankly, ingenious.

It looks great, it plays great, and right now you can pick it up for nothing at all. So why don’t you stop messing about and…

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The Tuesday Best of – Third person shooters

It seemed fitting in this Tuesday best-of to have a gander at the best third-person shooters on the App Store, since we’re looking at one over the course of a week in our guide series. I think that’s called synergy?

Anyway, we’re going to pick the three third-person shooters you can download right now that I think will make your heart beat faster and your palms get sweatier. Because that’s the sort of thing they do to me.

If you disagree, well that’s fine. But make sure you tell me in the comments so I can have a right old giggle about just how wrong you are.

Afterpulse


This is, hands-down, the best real-time multiplayer shooter on the App Store. I’m not even kidding a little bit. I really, properly love Afterpulse.

It strips the shooter down to its bare minimum, gets rid of clunky things like cover and jumping and just lets you run around gunning down strangers to earn points.

There are a few niggles here and there, but if you like shooting things and you don’t mind not being able to play with your friends then you’re going to lap this right up.

Read the Pocket Gamer review here.

Max Ammo


If Afterpulse goes in one direction with its minimalist blasting, then Max…

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The 5 best iPad and iPhone games this week – 20th January

Oh Friday. Lovely, lovely Friday. The last day of the week, time to kick back, relax and maybe play some games. But what games are you going to play? That’s the question, isn’t it?

But don’t you worry, because here at AppSpy we’re really good at answering questions. And we’re going to answer that one in the form of a list. Because research has shown that lists are the best way of listing things.

So here we go, a list of the five games you should definitely think about playing this weekend. Especially if you like playing games. If you don’t like playing games I’m not entirely sure what you’re doing here.

WarFriends


You don’t really make any friends in war. You just shoot people until they’re dead and get horribly traumatised. That doesn’t change the fact that this is a solid third person cover shooter with a twist.

The twist is that it’s also sort of a tower offence game. And a bit like Clash Royale. It’s also a lot of fun, so go and play it and shoot people and upgrade things.

Read the Pocket Gamer review here.

Sky Dancer


Yes, fine, it’s an auto-runner, but it’s also a really good looking game that’s surprisingly calming.…

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