Category Archives: iPhone Game Reviews

‘FRAMED 2’ Review: A Proper Prequel

FRAMED 2 By: Loveshack Once in a while, a truly rare and unique game comes along that's not just a perfect fit for touchscreens, but makes you wonder why it hasn't been done before because it just seems simultaneously ingenious and obvious. Loveshack's 2014 puzzler, FRAMED, is one of those games. It had you swapping panels of a comic strip in order to change the outcome. It's definitely one of the most unique games I've ever played, and the mechanic works really well, making for some interesting Read more [...]

‘Monument Valley 2’ Review: Beauty Without the Brains

Monument Valley 2 By: usTwo Games I've never bought a game as fast and without a second thought as I did usTwo Games' Monument Valley 2. I never expected a sequel and there was no warning of it, so when I saw it available I mashed that BUY button without even looking at the screenshots or description. I was one of those who loved the original but felt it was a little short and on the easy side. I was hoping for something with a bit more bite and the developers answered my prayers with the Forgotten Read more [...]

‘Old Man’s Journey’ Review: The Beauty in Life’s Ups and Downs

Old Man's Journey By: Broken Rules I'd been looking forward to Broken Rules' Old Man's Journey ever since I saw some early screenshots and teaser videos of it. As an adventure fan and a sucker for eye candy, it's hard not to get excited about games that look like playable art. And I'm happy to report that it's every bit as gorgeous as I'd hoped, with the entire game feeling like you're inside a painting. And what's more, the puzzles tie into the story and art style well, instead of being tacked Read more [...]

‘Artificial Superintelligence’ Review: Play It, Meatbags!

Artificial Superintelligence By: Grailr LLC Nerial's Reigns (published by Devolver Digital) was one of my favorite games of 2016. It's an incredibly innovative game inspired by Tinder that manages to make simple binary choices super compelling and even quite tricky. It's a perfect fit for mobile devices, as all you need is a body part that can swipe left and right and you're good to go. I didn't review it, but I did make a thorough walkthrough and interview the developer. The game has been highly Read more [...]

‘SPACEPLAN’ iOS Review: Half-Baked Potato

SPACEPLAN By: Devolver Digital & Jake Hollands To be honest, I had no intention of buying and playing Jake Holland's (published by Devolver Digital) SPACEPLAN. Not much about it really appealed to me -- I'm not a fan of clickers or idle games and the screenshots did nothing to sway me. I was perfectly willing to let this one go. But I kept seeing people raving about how great it is, how surprising things happen and how it has such an amazing, hilarious story. So I finally caved and dropped the Read more [...]