336 Published Reviews
With a gripping story, fantastic visuals, and smart card play, Thronebreaker has finally found its true home
Galaxy Command is Stellaris on mobile, but that's also its biggest problem
A cute idea muddled by complex terminology, Randonautica is a novel experience if you're willing to stick with it
A sure pick for any who want an excellent resource management game or to live out their vicarious fantasies of starship captaincy
A charming and challenging puzzler with lovely presentation and friendly free-to-play mechanics
A charming Sims-lite with an admirable level of polish and attention to detail
Kingdom: Two Crowns can occasionally be a little frustrating, but on the whole it is impressive how much it gets done with so little
SpongeBob: Krusty Cook-off looks fantastic, but even the presentation can't distract from a lack of genuine gameplay
A feature-complete kart racer with excellent multiplayer out of the box and clever avoidance of off-putting pay-to-win mechanics
A fun mobile racer that suffers from balance issues and a lack of innovation
Legends of Runeterra is a fantastic deck-builder, and I think as a play experience it is probably the best on mobile, whether in terms of production value, concept, variety, or the mind boggling quantity of incredible concept art the game has. But it is also grindy, even for a deck-builder, and champions are hard to get, and that’s not great, because in the end, they are the bedrock this game is built upon.
A solid mobile port of a great multiplayer experience that's slightly hampered by iffy touch controls and unremarkable visuals.
With a touch of endless runner, a dash of MMO, and just a sprinkling of puzzles, Sky: Children of the Light soars to lofty heights.
A tight and surprisingly strategic shooter with an entertaining '80s arcade visual style that features disappointing and overly complex touch controls
Atari returns to one of its classic franchises for the first time in over a decade to deliver a faithful revival. The old gameplay has aged well, but screams to be revamped and reinvented, neither of which you’ll find in Missile Command: Recharged.
A standard gacha RPG that suffers from the same issues as the genre in general, so will only appeal to those that already like it and Game of Thrones.
All in all, Gwent is well worth your time. In spite of the occasional balancing issues, it’s brilliant at everything else, whether being quicker, more straightforward, or less pay-to-win than other big free-to-play mobile deck builders. So get out there, and get Gwent-ing.
All in all, if quick, turn-based puzzle/tactics are your thing, there's something in Seven Scrolls for you. It's the most “roguelike” game you’ll play so far this year, and is a great look at how sometimes just slight innovations can move a genre into new territory much faster than overdressing it with tons of other features.
Aces of the Luftwaffe is an admirable attempt to offer more than your standard arcade shooter. It is a game that doesn’t take itself seriously, with a pulpy storyline and over the top characters. Nevertheless, the upgradable skill trees and squadron-based gameplay ensures that there is a serious challenge lurking beneath the light-hearted exterior.
Castlevania: Symphony of the NightAndroid
If you missed the original, it’s a chance to experience one of the pillars of a now-trending genre. If you remember it fondly, that’s a small price to pay for the waves of nostalgia you’ll feel. If you do have a controller, you have no excuse. Get this game now. Maybe if enough people buy it, a port of Rondo of Blood will be just around the corner.
If you missed the original, it’s a chance to experience one of the pillars of a now-trending genre. If you remember it fondly, that’s a small price to pay for the waves of nostalgia you’ll feel from hearing That Music and fighting That Boss again. If you do have a controller, you have no excuse. Get this game now. Maybe if enough people buy it, a port of Rondo of Blood will be just around the corner!
The stripped down features and mechanics are a good way to translate football sim experience to the small screen. The extreme lack of information and abundant RNG make for a game that is hard to fully engage with. All that said, if you want football in quick doses, and that head coach management experience from the big boys on the go, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better alternative than Retro Bowl.
Its sole saving grace is that all the gimmicks and stylish distractions are built upon a rock solid core of Picross, and the pixelated images do have some retro gamer appeal, if you’re feeling nostalgic or indulgent. Still, taken altogether, it’s a mightily mediocre experience, so in all honesty unless you’ve been craving this particular brand of puzzle, just stay away.
Book of Demons: Tablet EditioniOS
There is much more to Book of Demons than initial impressions suggest. It can feel a little repetitive and automated at times, but thoughtful design decisions help to maintain interest. With three significantly different characters, each with their own signature cards and three levels of difficulty the game certainly warrants replaying even after completing your first eight-hour run through.
Company of HeroesiOS
Company of Heroes is an easy recommendation for anyone with an iPad that likes real-time strategy. It’s an exciting and unique experience that’s a good fit for mobile play. Now, everyone put Dawn of War II on your vision boards!