Recommended games in Puzzle

The Incorruptibles - Knights of the Realm

The Incorruptibles - It’s like Clash of Clans on super hard mode

I’ve been harsh on Clash of Clan clones at times. But that one game really has spawned a whole new genre. They aren’t really simulation, they certainly aren’t city builders, they are something unique.

The Incorruptibles has taken the basic idea of Clash of Clans, base and army building to conquer other territories and multiplied it and made it a lot tougher — in a very good way. The main differences are a much better single player campaign, with a lot more to do than build and collect. A large map to conquer with varied battles and layouts. And troops that are controlled and their numbers adjusted in the middle of battles. Overall it makes The Incorruptibles much more of a strategy game than Clash of Clan-like games have ever been.

The Incorruptibles is out now on iOS and coming soon to Android, highly recommended.

Posted December 8, 2015 by


Adventure, Base Builder, Dungeon Crawler, Player vs Player, Real Time Strategy

Offers in-app purchases ($4.99 - $99.99) Universal Game Center Rating: 9+

The Incorruptibles - Knights of the Realm is a game from Maximum Play, originally released 20th November, 2015 for iOS


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Groove Planet

Rhythmic clicker 'Groove Planet' gets 4.5/5 from Touch Arcade

I can honestly say that Groove Planet is the first game in this genre where I actually have enjoyed the clicking, and that’s really saying something. It’s so fun, in fact, that I kinda wish they’d taken the concept even further, like allowing menu clicks to count as part of the beat so you never lose your combos, or intelligently recognizing different rhythms so you can improvise your own “tap solos” (as long as they stay in beat, of course!). That’s probably a bit too complicated to implement, and anyway, what Groove Planet does already is pretty outstanding. It’s a clicker that was clearly made by people with a deep love and understanding of music, and because of that, it just might be the most satisfying one I’ve ever played.

Posted December 8, 2015 via Touch Arcade


Clicker, Music

Offers in-app purchases ($0.99 - $24.99) Universal Game Center Rating: 4+

Groove Planet is a game from Animoca Brands, originally released 30th November, 2015


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Maestria

If Monument Valley were a music game, it would be Maestria

A beautiful isometric world is a strange place for a simple puzzle game. But wow does it set the mood for the story of the game.

In Maestria the goal of the game is to ring the bells in a certain order with a ring that proceeds out from the main character, Fugue’s body. The distance from Fugue will determine the order of ringing. But the task gets trickier as the game progresses with obstacles and more.

Maestria is a great little $1.99 gem of a zen-like puzzle game. With over 160 levels in multiple worlds, there’s a lot to explore.

Posted December 7, 2015 by


Puzzle

Universal Rating: 4+

Maestria is a game from Antoine Latour, originally released 2nd December, 2015 for iOS


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Starlit Adventures

Starlit Adventures review gets 4/5 from Touch Arcade

Even though Starlit Adventures gives you a lot of enemies to outgun and a lot of stuff to collect, it’s a pretty relaxing game. Each maze has multiple paths to the exit, so if you don’t feel like solving some water-based mini-puzzle that provides you with an extra star, you don’t really have to (though you do need a certain amount of stars to unlock new worlds). You can just concentrate on the sheer fun of digging and taking down foes.

Posted December 4, 2015 via Touch Arcade


Action, Arcade

Offers in-app purchases ($0.99 - $9.99) Universal Rating: 4+

Starlit Adventures is a game from Rockhead Games, originally released 18th November, 2015 for iOS


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Rayman Adventures

Rayman Adventures Bounces onto the scene

The recent Rayman games on mobile have both been pretty good and Rayman Adventures continues on that well honed formula but is slightly tarnished by being the first free to play version in this series.

This action platformer is beautiful, and fun, but now free to play. The result is a slightly more repetitive and less fun game. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still a good game, but could have been better if the free to play siren song weren’t so strong right now.

Give it a shot and if you like the core mechanic, try out Rayman Jungle Run and Rayman Fiesta Run for more.

Posted December 3, 2015 by


Action, Arcade, Platformer

Offers in-app purchases ($2.99 - $49.99) Universal Game Center Rating: 4+

Rayman Adventures is a game from Ubisoft, originally released 20th October, 2015 for iOS


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Star Wars: Commander - Worlds in Conflict

Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes to Star Wars: Commander

Star Wars: Commander is arguably the best Star Wars game for mobile right now. Yet it seems to be the least appreciated of the three main ones. The other two big ones are just plain boring repetitive gatcha games. While it can be said that Star Wars: Commander takes a lot of inspiration from Clash of Clans, that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

If you haven’t given Star Wars: Commander a try yet, now’s a good time to hop in with the new Force Awakens content added including two new characters and a new planet.

Posted December 3, 2015 by


Adventure, Player vs Player, Strategy

Offers in-app purchases ($2.99 - $99.99) Universal Game Center Rating: 9+

Star Wars: Commander - Worlds in Conflict is a game from Disney, originally released 20th August, 2014 for Android, iOS


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Temple Run 2

Frozen Shadows expansion hits Temple Run 2

Temple Run 2 has been the perfect example of an endless runner. It has everything a fan of the genre would want — variety in gameplay, characters, and now an even bigger monkey!

With over one billion downloads already, is there anyone who hasn’t played this yet? This expansion to Temple Run 2 brings the nearly three year old game is a welcome sight for fans and those new to the game as well. It refreshes this game and just maybe introduces it to a new group of players.

If you haven’t played it, give it a shot. If you have, now you have a reason to play it again.

Posted December 3, 2015 by


Action, Adventure, Arcade, Infinite Runner

Offers in-app purchases ($0.99 - $19.99) Universal Game Center Rating: 9+

Temple Run 2 is a game from Imangi Studios, LLC, originally released 17th January, 2013 for Android, iOS


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Aralon: Forge and Flame

Touch Arcade gives Aralon: Forge and Flame 4/5

Taken as a complete experience, I enjoyed Aralon: Forge And Flame enough that I made my way through the game in only a few sessions. I can’t say I was completely satisfied in the end, but I had a lot of fun along the way, more than you might expect from my critical breakdown of the game’s various working parts. That’s the way it usually is with this kind of game, though, isn’t it? If you can overlook some flaws that have persisted through this whole line of games from Crescent Moon, you’ll probably enjoy this return to Aralon quite a bit. On the other hand, if you weren’t wowed by their previous efforts, you’ll likely be even less wowed with this game. Forge And Flame is quite good, especially considering its scope, but it’s not quite great.

Posted December 3, 2015 via Touch Arcade


Adventure, Open World, Role Playing

Universal Rating: 12+

Aralon: Forge and Flame is a game from Crescent Moon Games, originally released 2nd December, 2015 for iOS


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