Sergio Velasquez

Retro review: Temple Run

Nowadays, endless runners are a dime a dozen. But back in the day, when the App Store was just beginning, they weren't as popular. That was until Temple Run released in 2011. This game took the world by surprise with a repetitive, yet addictive gameplay.

Now, the game remains one of the most popular games on the App Store. Currently, it's number 11 in the list of action games. It's been downloaded billions of times, which led to a sequel that has been equally popular. But, is it worth playing the classic Temple Run? Or are you better off playing its sequel? Or should you move on to another one of the many endless games out there? Let's find out in today's Retro review.

Apple Arcade review: Bleak Sword

There are always games that you can compare to Dark Souls. It was such a great game that, when a game with similar mechanics or difficulty came out, people compared it to the Souls franchise. It even became its own meme when the series was more popular.

Now, people don't use that reference that much anymore. However, games still come out that give you a feel of playing a Dark Souls game, even if they have nothing to do with the series. That's the case with Bleak Sword, one of the best games available on Apple Arcade.

Retro review: Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP

Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP is one of the best experiences I've had on my iPhone in like forever. Downloading this game for free on the App Store's Anniversary was the best decision I made when I was younger. I wasn't the only one who got hooked to this game. On the App Store, Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP sold 1.5 million copies, which led to this game to be ported to several different devices, the most recent being the Nintendo Switch.

However, being nostalgic about a game doesn't mean the game is good. So now, almost 9 years after its release on the iPad and iPhone, we have to revisit The Scythian in today's Retro review and see if the game is as good as we remember.

Black Friday deals on the App Store

Black Friday banner

Black Friday deals abound right now. And even if you don't plan on going out and take advantage of the physical offers, you can still use the digital ones. Especially on the App Store. A lot of apps and games have some of the greatest discounts we've seen this year. There are a bunch you can choose from, but here are some of the best Black Friday deals we've found on the App Store.

Arcade review: Sayonara Wild Hearts

When Apple launched Apple Arcade earlier this year, it had a few interesting and unique titles to captivate players. One of the launch games was Sayonara Wild Hearts, a game that caught my eye from the first time I saw it. However, I never really got the chance to play it. That is, until today's Arcade review, the best excuse to play the games you want.

Retro review: League of Evil

It's not very often that I run into a game that's not available on the App Store anymore. These Retro reviews are meant to look back at great games that gave us a fun time back in the day, so it's a bit sad when you find a game is not available. Especially if it's a great game like League of Evil was. While it's not available on the App Store, League of Evil is still available through Steam, so if you have a Mac or a PC you like to play games on, you can revisit this retro title on your computer instead.

League of Evil was one of the best-received games on the App Store when it first came out in 2011. Its huge success leed to getting 2 more sequels, which only improved what the game brought to the table. Now, the company behind the game, Ravenous Games, has moved on to work on a new title for PC called Deadtime Defenders.

Now it's our time to look back at one of the best games I've played on iPhone. Let's retro review League of Evil.

Arcade review: Speed Demons

When was the last time you played a racing game? Because it's been a while since the last time I played one. That's why I was actually looking forward to checking out Speed Demons, a new racing developed by Radiangames.

Speed Demons looks like it has potential. A lot of cars, different game modes for people than don't like regular racing games and a ton of things to collect. On paper, it may seem like a great game. But we need to take this game for a test drive in today's Arcade review.

Retro review: Ski Safari

If you've been playing mobile games for a while now, you probably know about Ski Safari. Hands down, one of the best mobile games on the App Store in my opinion. Or at least it was back in 2012 when it first released for the iPhone. This game was praised by its simple gameplay and great graphics and it quickly became the #1 paid app in a lot of countries.

Now it's time to see if this fun little game has survived the test of time. Is it still worth paying the $0.99 for this game? Or are you better off buying its sequel?

Arcade review: Dear Reader

Dear reader, do you love books as much as you love video games? Would you like to play and read at the same time? Do you want to play and improve your vocabulary while reading some of the world's most famous books? I don't know how, but this went from an Arcade review to an infomercial really quick.

Four games you should play this Halloween

Halloween games

Today is Halloween, the last day of the spooky season. You can't let this day pass by without some scares! That can only mean one thing: it's time to play some scary games. And there's no better place to find them than on Apple Arcade.

Actually, there are better places to find scary games. Granted, there are not many spooky games in Apple Arcade so far. So I'm bringing you 4 games that'll leave you scared, anxious and craving for more. At least that's what most of them did to me.

Retro review: Tiny Tower

Tiny Tower

Nowadays, simulators are extremely popular. You can be a doctor, a farmer, and even bread. These games are only limited by our own imagination. However, simulation games have been around for quite a while now, even before they were this popular.

In today's retro review, we'll take a look at an old simulation game that came to the App Store almost a decade ago. Its simple and addictive style helped it become one of the best games on the iPhone at that time. In 2011 it was awarded iPhone Game of the Year.

I'm talking about Tiny Tower, a small game about building administration. This game has seen better days. In 2015 the game was removed from the App Store, only to return a year later. Now, three years after its return, it's our time to determine if the game deserved to come back or not.

Arcade review: Grindstone – a puzzler with a great pedigree

If you've been gaming for a while, you're probably familiar with the Capy Games studio. If not, you've probably played some of its games. The studio is responsible for a lot of indie games, including working with Superbrothers to bring Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP, one of the best games you can experience on the iPhone, in my opinion.

Now, after a while, Capy is back with a new puzzle game, Grindstone. This game has big shoes to fill, unlike many other games on Apple Arcade. So this game lives up to the (my) expectations? Let's find out in today's Arcade review.