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Rise of Warlords - RoW

iOSAndroid
8.10
Brent DirksJul 29, 2021
Rise of Warlords is a game that's going to get under your skin if you let it. It's well put together for the most part, it throws some interesting ideas on top of a familiar foundation - the different terrain being a key example - and creates something that feels fresh and pretty darn unique at the same time.

Rickle

iOSAndroid
8.00
Brent DirksJun 11, 2021
Rickle is a decent casual game with solid presentation and an admirable philanthropic mission. It’s worth a look in a block-stacking genre that is perhaps a bit overcrowded.

Guardian Chronicle

iOSAndroid
8.30
Brent DirksNov 27, 2020
Guardian Chronicle is a promising prospect if you’re a tower defense fan, or a relatively casual strategy gamer on the lookout for a fresh take on the genre. There’s a nice, brisk rhythm to Guardian Chronicle’s gameplay, and it can be very difficult to put down when you know you’re just an upgrade or a reshuffle away from victory. It might not appeal to die-hard fans of Hearthstone and Magic: The Gathering, but if you’ve never seen yourself as a deck-building enthusiast this could be the game that proves you wrong.

Athenion: Tactical CCG

iOSAndroid
8.20
Brent DirksAug 22, 2020
Athenion might not be the easiest game to understand, but once things start clicking it becomes something really rather special. There are some brilliant ideas here and they're woven into a bright tapestry of gorgeous visuals and wonderfully paced mobile play. It won't be to everyone's taste, and it's fair to say that some players are going to put it down before they've even got to the good bits, but this is one CCG that it's well worth sticking with.

Cryptract

iOS
8.10
Brent DirksFeb 10, 2020
There are plenty of gacha-powered fantasy RPGs to choose from, and in gameplay terms it can be hard to tell them apart. Cryptract makes an effort with a strong sense of narrative and exceptional localization. It’s a well-balanced RPG, too, thanks no doubt to its years of playtesting in Japan. If you’re on the lookout for a new gacha RPG, Cryptract is a solid prospect. It may look modest, but it’s polished in the right ways.

Skilli World-Real Money Trivia

iOS
8.30
Brent DirksDec 02, 2019
Skilli World is a polished, accessible, innovative trivia app that gives you a genuine chance of winning some cash - as long as you’ve got the knowledge. Make use of the free introductory DMT to establish whether you’re in with a chance.

Dungeons & Zombies

iOS
8.10
Brent DirksOct 31, 2019
Dungeons & Zombies shouldn’t be mistaken for a throwaway casual puzzler. Gamers looking for some light, Halloween-themed relief are in for a shock. However, if you’re brave enough to take on a proper puzzle gaming challenge, you should definitely give it a try.

MU ORIGIN 2

iOS
8.60
Brent DirksJun 04, 2019
MU Origin 2 is not revolutionary, but it’s worthy of the MU license. While there’s plenty to keep you busy, and all the staples of the mobile RPG genre are here, you’ll enjoy it most if you like your RPGs fairly lightweight.

Creative Destruction

iOS
8.20
Brent DirksApr 08, 2019
Creative Destruction is a slick, polished, playable take on the battle royale genre, and if you’re tired of Fortnite and PUBG but still up for a spot of battle royale action this should fit the bill - as long as you’re not looking for something that’s radically different.

LifeAfter

iOS
8.10
Brent DirksMar 07, 2019
LifeAfter is an impressive survival game that is well worth playing for fans of the likes of Minecraft or PUBG. It successfully transports these types of experiences onto mobile, though not without a certain level of oddness.

Mobile Royale

iOS
8.20
Brent DirksJan 04, 2019
If you’re looking for a new strategy MMO to fill the hours, Mobile Royale is up there with the best of them.

Burger Shop 2

iOS
8.00
Brent DirksNov 26, 2018
Whether or not you played the first Burger Shop, if you’re a fan of casual time-management games like Diner Dash and Cook, Serve, Delicious! you’ll gobble this up. Burger Shop 2 may not be the slickest game of its type, but it has a fun story and a surprising amount of depth and challenge.

BirdsIsle

iOS
7.90
Brent DirksOct 22, 2018
No it’s not the most original game in the world, but BirdsIsle has more than enough about it to make it well worth a look into anyone with even a passing interest in the puzzle game genre.

Rise of Civilization

iOS
8.30
Brent DirksSep 24, 2018
If you have any interest in the genre, you ought to check Rise of Civilizations out.

You are Hope

iOS
8.40
Brent DirksAug 21, 2018
One Hour One Life isn’t your typical mobile game. In fact, it’s completely unique, and it contains a profound message about how to spend the time you have.

GALAK-Z: Variant Mobile

iOS
8.20
Brent DirksJul 24, 2018
There’s not a lot to grumble about. It’s clear that a lot of love and attention has gone into everything from the finely balanced gameplay to the gorgeous Anime-style presentation, slick graphics, and thumping soundtrack.

Super Chuckie Egg

iOS
8.00
Brent DirksJul 02, 2018
Super Chuckie Egg is a major leap forward for the venerable franchise, taking a character from the prehistoric age of videogames and giving it a chance to shine in a polished, playable, fun platformer.We’re only hoping that Downsideup Games can pull out even more stops for the next Chuckie Egg spin-off. With a few more modes and a little bit more ambition, little Harry might even find himself in the Premier League of platformers again.

Tiny Bubbles

iOS
9.50
Christine ChanMay 11, 2018
Tiny Bubbles is a welcome addition to my ever-growing collection of iPhone puzzle games. I'm in love with the unique visual style and sound design. The gameplay is interesting since it combines Tetris-like mechanics with physics puzzles, and knowing your color combinations is a true test. I just wish endless mode was truly endless, but the rest of the game is top notch.

BOMBARIKA

iOS
8.50
Christine ChanMay 10, 2018
As a sucker for puzzle games, I'm really enjoying Bombarika so far. I'm not done with the game yet, since it's taking me a few tries on some stages. However, I love the graphic style, the music is charming, and the controls are simple. I just wish that there was a bit more detail when it comes to depth perception here, and not too happy about a premium title still having in-app purchases. Still, it's a fun and challenging game that is sure to delight many puzzle fans.

Part Time UFO

iOS
9.30
Christine ChanMay 09, 2018
I only found Part Time UFO by chance, but I'm so glad I did. The graphics are sweet and enchanting, the sound design is amazing, and the controls are responsive. It does take some practice to master the physics sometimes, but it's still enjoyable. Plus, playing dress up is fun and gives you some useful abilities.Part Time UFO is available on the App Store as a universal download for your iPhone and iPad for just $3.99. There are no in-app purchases.

ilu

iOS
9.00
Christine ChanMay 04, 2018
As a fan of relaxing puzzle games, ilu is definitely one I'm going to be keeping around on my devices. The game's visuals are breathtaking, especially as life blooms on each planet, and the dynamic music is fun and delightful. I love logical puzzles, and these are the kind that make you go, "Aha! That all makes sense now" quite often. The ads don't get in the way of enjoying the game, but I think I'll be sending some money to the devs in the future to show support for this elegant little gem.

AXE.IO

iOS
8.40
Christine ChanMay 03, 2018
I've never played any .IO games before, but AXE.IO is a pretty fun one, I must admit. I enjoy low-poly graphics, so the visuals appeal to me, and the cartoonish style works considering the nature of the game. The music is fun and delightful, along with the sound effects. Controls are intuitive and not too complicated, considering the battlegrounds theme, so it's friendly enough for everyone. I just wish that there wasn't so much lag when the action gets pretty intense, as that has screwed me up a few times in the middle of combat. Not that big of a deal though, since it's so fast-paced, but some optimizations would be nice.

supertype

iOS
8.90
Christine ChanApr 26, 2018
As a lover of word games, Supertype is one that did not disappoint. The gameplay is interesting and makes me think about letters from a different perspective now, and it's just downright fun to watch and hear them get juggled around. The graphics are gorgeous, and everything runs pretty smoothly, aside from the glitch with the menu button. I'd recommend giving Supertype a try if you're in search of a word and puzzle game.

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery

iOS
7.90
Christine ChanApr 25, 2018
As a big Harry Potter fan, I'm still enjoying the fact that Hogwarts Mystery lets me live out my Hogwarts dreams. The visuals are okay, and the sound is great. The on-rails experience means you aren't going to get lost or confused, and always know where to go or what to do next. I like the mini-games for casting spells, making potions, and dueling since they have intuitive controls. Tough choices are going to be made, and I like that it affects the dynamic storyline. I just wish that the timers and energy system weren't the way they are, and that customization options were a bit cheaper.

Sdorica: Tactical RPG

iOS
9.80
Christine ChanApr 24, 2018
While I'm not usually a fan of free-to-play RPGs, I think Sdorica is one of the exceptions. Rayark did a fantastic job with this one, from the visual art style and sound to the interesting battle mechanic and tons of content for free, no strings attached. They also give you a ton of goals to complete for free premium currency, so the in-app purchases for more are more like a way to say thanks to the developers for making such a good game. It's completely optional and not necessary to play the game, but I can see myself spending a few bucks in the future to just support Sdorica. I highly recommend giving this game a chance if you're a fan of JRPGs.