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

We’ve got to the end of the first week of the year. I expect your hangovers have finally subsided now, and you’re back neck deep in the drudgery of your 9 to 5 existence. Ah well, it’s the weekend now, two days to sit around and recover enough energy to survive for the five days after.

But there’s still time for a little bit more content. And that content is here, in the shape of a round up of the best games that came out this week on the App Store. It’s not been the best week ever, but then that’s only to be expected really. And technically we’re covering about a week and a half, but that’s not the point.

Still, there’s a decent enough line up here. As usual you can click on the emboldened names of the games below to grab them. And if there’s anything out there you’ve played and loved that isn’t on the list, feel free to chuck it in the comments at the bottom.

Antihero

A slick and sophisticated mash up of an RPG and a board game, Antihero sees you trying to take over the underworld in Victorian London. It’s got a simple set of rules and a surprising amount of death. And you can train urchins to beat up other urchins too. Which is nice.

Shurado

A mix of Infinity Blade and Dark Souls. Stomp through an unforgiving labyrinth mashing the faces o…

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The 5 best games for iPhone and iPad this week – December 22nd

It’s the last week of the App Store being open in 2017. Some games have come out. Some of them are quite good. Some of them aren’t very good though. So we’ve gone right ahead and picked the five best so you’re not throwing money at something that’s going to leave you cold and disappointed. Like a bad coat.

You can click on the names of the games below to download them from the App Store. And feel free to lob your own suggestions into the comments section down there at the bottom of this slick chunk of late-year content.

Bridge Constructor Portal

A clever mash up of two different franchises that manages to take the best of them of them and combine them into something really interesting. It’s funny, it’s smart, and if you’re a fan of Portal of Bridge Constructor you’re almost certainly going to love it.

Sonic Runners Adventure

A pretty damn decent 2D Sonic game. It’s an auto-runner, a bit like Super Mario Run, but starring Sonic and all of his friends. It’s tough in places, and sometimes pretty frustrating, but it just about manages to get the feel of the classic Sonic games.

Dash Quest Heroes

An RPG and an auto…

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The best gifts for iPhone and iPad gamers this Christmas

It’s the Monday before Christmas, which means you’ve still got a bit of time to go out and get the mobile gamer in your life some presents. Or order them off the internet. I don’t know, there aren’t any mobile gamers in my life to be honest.

Anyway, we thought it was as good a time as any to put together a guide to let you know some of the cool stuff out there that a mobile gamer might just appreciate. I mean, they might not, but don’t hold it against us. There’s a chance they’re just the sort of person who doesn’t appreciate getting gifts.

You can click on the names of the items below to get them from Amazon. Apart from the iTunes gift card, which you can’t buy from Amazon. If you’ve got your own suggestions for what people might want to find in their stockings a week today, feel free to chuck them in the comments at the bottom of the article.

An iTunes gift card

Yeah it’s not the most imaginative present, but you’ve googled what to buy a mobile gamer for Christmas, so it’s not really my fault. You can grab gift cards in all manner of currencies and amounts, and it means you don’t actually have to think about what the person receiving the gift likes. And since there have been plenty of amazing games that came out on the App Store this year, they’re going to have a lot to spend their imaginary money on.

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The 5 best games for iPhone and iPad this week – December 15th

Oh what a week it has been. Games have been flying at us left right and centre. Some of them have been ace, some of them have been real good, and some of them have been amazing. It has been what we here at AppSpy like to call a bit of a crazy one.

So cutting everything down to just five games has been a bit of a chore. We got there in the end though. You can click on the names of the games below to download them from the App Store. And feel free to chuck your own suggestions into the comments at the bottom of the article. I’m pretty sure you’re going to have some.

Life is Strange


One of the best adventure games of the past couple of years finally makes it to mobile. It’s not what you might expect, but there’s an awful lot of intriguing story to get through here. And it plays just as well on your phone as it did on anything else.

Inside

A grim and heartless puzzling platformer from the dev behind Limbo. Make it through a dystopian future, pull the tail off a pig, and control people with your mind. Oh, and also get murdered in lots and lots of horrible ways.

Fez Pocket Edition


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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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The 5 best games for iPhone and iPad this week – December 1st

It’s the end of the week. That’s nice isn’t it? Unless you have to work at the weekend. Then I feel sorry for you. I’m sure you’ll make it through though, I believe in you, and your overwhelming power to succeed whatever the odds.

As it’s Friday we’re going to round up the best games of the week. Because that’s what we like to do on Friday. It’s been a pretty damn good week all told, with some big games and some small games and quite a lot of fun games. And we all love fun here at AppSpy. We love it so much.

You can click on the bold names of the games below to download them from the App Store. And if there’s anything you’ve spotted on your travels that you think your fellow App-Spiers should be playing, feel free to wham it in the comments at the bottom of the content.

GRID Autosport

A super-slick racing sim that’s premium. Pay once, get everything. It looks incredible, it controls even better, and there’s so much going on here that even for the price it’s well worth checking out. Oh, and most importantly it’s wonderfully exciting. The sort of racer thats going to crawl into your brain and stay there.

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GNOG

A game that’s all about…

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The 5 best games for iPhone and iPad this week – November 17th

Well, the week is finally at an end. We had some laughs didn’t we? We had some giggles? I’m pretty sure I saw some people other there engaged in just a little bit of banter. Basically what I”m trying to say is that we’ve had a jolly old time.

But that jolly old time isn’t coming to an end just yet. We’ve got one last bit of content to throw in your face before old father time claims the week as his own. And since it’s Friday, it’s a round up of all the best games that came out on the App Store this week. I thought you’d be pleased.

Following the agreed format, you can click on the emboldened names of the games below to go and grab them from the App Store. Oh, and if you’ve played anything that we haven’t included, feel free to stick it in the comments at the bottom of the article. Thanks.

Shadow Fight 3


Do you like beating the living snot out of bad guys? Do you like super slick fighting games that twinkle and fizz thanks to the latest technological advancements? Er, do you like shadows? If you answered yes to most of those then you’re going to love Shadow Fight 3. It’s a super polished brawler and a great way to show what your slick new hardware can do.

Beat Street

Almost the antithesis of Shadow Fight 3. Whi…

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The 5 best games for iPhone and iPad this week – November 10th

Oh thank whoever you like to thank for things, it’s the end of the week. We can all curl up for two days and not have to face the horrors of being a grown up or having to put trousers on. What a delight. What a fine gift from our capitalist overlords.

But before we slink away to the safety and comfort of our respective blanket forts, there’s time for one more chunk of content. And as it’s Friday that means that it’s time to round up the best games that have landed on the App Store this week.

As usual you can click on the emboldened names of the games below to download them. And if there’s anything you think I’ve missed, feel free to stick your own suggestions in the comments all the way down at the bottom of the article.

Starman

A wonderfully evocative adventure. It looks gorgeous, presented in slick black and white, and it plays brilliantly. Each level is essentially a puzzle to figure out. There’s an intriguing story here as well, and it’s well worth sticking with the game all the way to the end.

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Cally’s Caves 4

Retro platforming done remarkably well. Make your way through a series of challenging levels in order to fin…

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The 5 best games for iPhone and iPad this week – October 27th

Oh well it’s Friday. Another week lost to the rampant march of time. Have you achieved all the things you wanted to? Have you become a useful member of the work force? Have you sat around in your pants a lot wondering what you’re doing with your life? Probably that last one if you’re anything like me.

Whatever you have or haven’t done, Friday is when we round up the best games that have come out on the App Store this week. It’s just something we like to do, we’re not contractually obliged to do it or anything. It’s just a bit of a giggle.

As usual you can click on the emboldened names of the games below to download them from the App Store. And if you think we’ve missed anything feel free to dump your own suggestions in the cess pool at the bottom of the content that we like to call the comments section.

Highwind

A shooter that takes the shooter apart, then lets you play around with the different parts. It’s pretty smart, it’s pretty slick, and it’s got a load of decent ideas floating around within its little blasts of blasting. It’s not perfect, but it’s definitely worth checking out.

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Bury Me, My Love

A game that’s essentially a WhatsA…

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The 5 best games for iPhone and iPad this week – November 3rd

It’s Friday, and when it’s Friday we like to round up the best games that have come out on the App Store this week. So guess what? That’s exactly what we’re going to do. No messing about here today.

If you want to download any of our selection, you can click on the emboldened names of the games below. And if you think we’ve missed anything out, feel free to let us know in the comments section at the bottom of the article.

Final Fantasy Dimensions 2

A neat FF game that sits somewhere between Squeenix’s mobile output and a fully fledged title. It’s a lot of fun, and it cuts back on a lot of the wandering around that some people find off putting about the series. It’s full of retro charm, interesting characters, and plenty of scraps to sink your teeth into.

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Runic Rampage

You’re a dwarf. A very angry dwarf. And you’ve got a big hammer. Your job is to stomp around tight levels, mashing bad monsters to bits. It’s a simple set up, but the crunching combat and giant splurges of gore are pretty special to behold. An RPG levelling system lets you tailor your character to how you play as well.

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