The Tuesday best of – Hellblade is out, so here are the best psychological horrors for iPhone and iPad

Well, it’s Tuesday. I just went outside and got soaked to the skin. Don’t go outside if you don’t like getting wet and live near where I live. In fact it’s probably best not to go outside at all if you live near where I live, it’s pretty grim around here.

And speaking of grim things, today has seen the release of Hellblade on PS4 and PC. It’s a gritty hack and slash game with psychological horror elements. Obviously it’s not going to come to mobile, but it did get me thinking – what are the best psychological horror games on the App Store?

So that’s exactly what I’ve gone and written. A list of the three best psychological horror games for iOS. You can download them by clicking on the emboldened names below. And if you, inevitably, disagree, stick your own suggestions in the comments at the bottom of the article.

Forgotten Memories

Do you like Silent Hill? Well the developer of Forgotten Memories certainly did. This is a creepy horror game that borrows heavily from Konami’s classic series. Not that that’s a bad thing. I mean, if you’re going to borrow you should definitely borrow from the best. There are spooky mannequins, weird shenanigans, and more than one moment where you’ll probably soil yourself. You know, in a good way.

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The Tuesday Best of – Metroidvanias for iPhone and iPad

Forma.8 came out last week. It’s a clever twist on the metroidvania formula that sees you floating around gorgeous levels acquiring new skills along the way. It’s slick and it’s ever so slightly lovely.

But it got me thinking about classic metroidvania games you could play on your iPhone. And that in turn set the content alarms screaming in my mind. Plus it’s Tuesday, the day when we quite often round up three of the best games in a specific genre.

Everything has fallen nicely into place. So here are the three best metroidvania games you can get on the App Store. Click on the emboldened names below to download them. And if you think I’ve missed anything, chuck your own suggestions in the comments at the bottom.


A wonderfully difficult game with an art style that wouldn’t look out of place on a ZX Spectrum. You’re exploring the often bizarre innards of a spaceship, trying to find your friends as you do. It’s super tough, and sees you manipulating gravity rather than jumping. If you’ve not played it before, mobile is as good a place as any to have a crack at it.

Read the Pocket Gamer review here

Tiny Dangerous Dungeons

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The Tuesday Best of – Multiplayer shooters for iPhone and iPad

Modern Combat Versus has just soft launched in Australia and New Zealand. If you’ve not heard of it it’s Gameloft’s latest version of its shooty bang bang series, this time with a focus on multiplayer. Shoot men, shoot some more men, win points and make your shooty stuff better. You know the drill, soldier.

So now seemed like a pretty good time to round up the three best multiplayer shooters that are available world wide on the App Store right now. Basically we’re taking a moment to check out the competition.

As usual you can click on the emboldened name of the game below to be whisked away to a safe and special place where you can download it. And if you think we’ve missed anything out – hard to believe I know – then chuck your own suggestions in the comments below the content.

Guns of Boom

It might have a terrible name, but right now this is the shooter to beat on the App Store. It’s super slick, super fast, and an incredible amount of fun to play. Team-based blasting with some neat ideas and a decent free to play system.

Sure it’s closer to the likes of Team Fortress 2 than the CoD-aping Modern Combat, but don’t let that put you off. This is one of the finest multiplayer experiences you can have on that little computer in your pocket.


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The Tuesday Best of – Telltale Games for iPhone and iPad

Well it’s Tuesday, so I thought we should have a look at some games. Mobile games. Because, y’know, this is AppSpy, and that’s basically what we’re here for.

And since The Walking Dead: A New Frontier is coming to an end soon, I thought it was high time to look at the three best series that Telltale has released on mobile so far.

As usual you can click on the emboldened names of the games below to download them. And if you think we’ve missed any, feel free to stick your own suggestions in the comments below.

Tales From the Borderlands

It was a bit of a departure for Telltale this one, but in the end it was well worth your time. Set in the Borderlands universe, it’s one of the slickest releases from TT yet, blending humour, action, and gorgeous graphics to create something really rather special.

Read the Pocket Gamer review here

The Walking Dead

The original and, some might say, the best. Sure Telltale had released some other games before this one, but it was The Walking Dead that really put it on the map. Chock full of difficult decisions and painted in glorious shades of grey, this was the game that really kickstarted…

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The Tuesday best of – Sonic The Hedgehog games for iPhone and iPad

Well, it looks like there’s another Sonic mobile game on the way. I think maybe there’s always another Sonic mobile game on the way. Because, y’know, Sonic.

Anyway, that made me think it was high time to rank the blue speedster’s mobile outings to date, and then present those findings in some sort of list form. Which is exactly what I’m going to do in a bit.

As always you can click on the emboldened name of the game to download it. And if you think we’ve missed anything out, stick your suggestions in the comments right down at the bottom of the article. Go on, you know you want to.

Sonic Dash – Free

It’s interesting that in the mobile gaming world, Sonic’s two main attributes have been cut up into two distinct experiences. The first of them is here in Sonic Dash. It’s a game about running forwards. A lot.

Essentially it’s an auto-runner starring the cast from Sonic’s adventures. And it’s actually a lot of fun. Slick and well put together, you’ll find an awful lot to like here if you’re not looking for anything with any depth.

Read the Pocket Gamer review here

Sonic Jump – &p

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The Tuesday best of – Point and click adventures for iPhone and iPad

It’s Tuesday. You probably noticed I wasn’t around on Friday and Monday. It’s not because I’m lazy, it’s because they were holidays in the UK. Fret not though, because I’m back, and I’ve got lovely content for you to ogle.

First up we’ve got our Tuesday best of. And since there’s a new Telltale game out, based on Guardians of the Galaxy, I thought it’d be fitting to look at some of the best point and click adventures on mobile.

As usual, you can click on the name of the game below to go and download them. And if you haven’t played any of them, I suggest you should do just that. Yup. Uh huh. Okay then.

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective

A super clever adventure about a dead detective. Solve crimes before they happen by poking and prodding the screen. And have a lovely old time doing it. Fresh and original, it’s gorgeous to look at as well.

Read the Pocket Gamer review here

Day of the Tentacle Remastered

It was hard to choose one classic remaster to add to this list. I’ve gone for this one though, because it doesn’t get as much love as it deserves. One from the heyday of…

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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.


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 Tuesday Best of – Star Wars games

Guess what’s coming out this week? Star Wars: Rogue One. So that means it’s the perfect time to have a look back at the best Star Wars games on mobile. There aren’t that many that are REAL good, so it’s quite a short list.

But that’s okay, because as we all know it’s quality not quantity that makes the wheels of the world go round. Or something like that. And these games really are of the tip toppest quality. One of them might even be my favourite game ever.

And the other two are probably the best examples of the series they’re part of. So all in all, there might not be that many ace Star Wars games on mobile, but the ace ones are super ace. Just go read the list.

Knights of the Old Republic

I can’t count the number of times I’ve written about KOTOR in glowing terms. And I expect that’s because it’s a high number, not that I can’t count very high. But it really is the finest example of the Western RPG in existence.

And this mobile version works brilliantly, letting you take control of one of the most interesting stories the Star Wars universe has ever told. And it has all the hallmarks of the Bioware games that came afterwards.

Set in the dim and distant past (a long LONG time ago) it’s a tale of Sith and Jedi that spans the galaxy. And it’s a galaxy populated with interesting character…

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