The past few years have been terrific for mobile gaming. The improvements in hardware has resulted in developers pushing harder with what they can come up with. It has also resulted in a lot of console and PC games being ported over, as it is now possible to do so without losing much in the process.
2014 was a great year for mobile games, with a lot of new games and ports appearing on both the major mobile platforms. We went through a ton of them in the course of a year with our reviews and although some of them were quite disappointing, most were excellent, which is why it was such a hard task to choose the top ten best games of the year, and even more difficult was to arrange them in an order.
It was a tough job, but we did it anyway and now that we have the list, here are our top 10 mobile games of 2014. Read more »
Samsung Smart TV owners will soon be able to stream PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 games on to their televisions in 2015. Sony has announced that the PlayStation Now game streaming service is coming to Samsung’s televisions.
To play these games, you will need the Sony PlayStation Now app installed on your Samsung Smart TV and the games will be streamed to you from the cloud. You don’t need to own either the physical console or the games to play. All you will need is a DualShock 4 controller, which can be purchased separately. Read more »
George Lucas’ timeless classic needs no introduction, nor any more praise it has proven itself time and time again ass one of the most influential and significant cultural phenomenon in existence. Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic is one of the absolute must-play titles for any true Star Wars fan. Since its initial release back in 2003 it has won the hearts of countless gamers and is perhaps the most critically acclaimed game in LucasArts’ sizable portfolio.
Today the title is still captivating younger generations of gamers thanks to skillfully executed mobile ports of the RPG. iOS users have had the pleasure of enjoying the space classic for over an year now and now Android devices can also partake in the fun. Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic can be downloaded from the Google Play Store starting today, for just $5 (reduced by 50% from the regular price as a launch promotion). Read more »
For those who are planning to buy a Sony Playstation 4, here is some good news: Walmart is offering the 500 GB gaming console for only $329, which is $70 off its usual retail price. There’s no word on when the offer expires.
Although the offer is mouth-watering, given that the device hasn’t seen much of a price drop this holiday season, there’s a catch: it is good for in-store pickup only as shipping is not available for the product. This means that if your local retailers are out of stock, you’re out of luck. Read more »
Papers, Please is a multi award-winning indie game on the desktop. The game was lauded for its interesting gameplay premise, involving an immigration office where your job is to go through people’s passports and documents to allow or deny them entry into the fictional country of Arstotzka.
The game was initially launched on the desktop but has now been ported over to the iPad with full touch support. Let’s take a look at the iPad version. Read more »
It’s bundles all the way at Nvidia – starting today (and ending December 24) you can grab an Nvidia Shield Tablet (32GB LTE), plus a Wireless Controller, plus the Green Box bundle.
The whole thing will cost you $400 – the regular asking price of a Shield Tablet 32GB LTE. The wireless controller itself is another $60. Read more »
Nvidia’s latest update to the Shield Hub brings a new Material Design overhaul with better focus on games and the option to stream games from your Shield device to a TV in 1080p at 60fps quality. There is also the usual bug fixes and performance improvements.
The update affects both the Nvidia Shield gaming device and the Shield Tablet. Shield Hub will now show you more games on the same screen and reduce the need for scrolling. Read more »
The PS4 Remote Play app allows owners PlayStation 4 and Xperia devices to use the portable device as a wireless screen for their gaming console. That neat trick is reserved for certain Sony Androids, though with a little help from XDA Developers you can now lift that restriction.
The ported app requires Android 4.4 KitKat or later (Lollipop is a bit more difficult to set up), a PlayStation 4 (obviously), while a 5GHz router is recommended. Read more »
Many months after it launched for iOS and Android, Angry Birds Stella has today become available for Windows Phone. As you may have expected, it’s a free download, but does feature in-app purchases.
The game is an “all-new physics-based slingshot adventure”, and it comes with over 120 levels. “The fierce flock” contains six fun birds, each with its own personality. Read more »
Popular online multiplayer card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, better known as just Hearthstone, is now finally on Android. The game has only received a soft launch for now and is available only in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. As with the iOS version, Hearthstone on Android only runs on tablets.
For those who are not aware, Hearthstone is a card game where you compete against people online. You play one-on-one against another player with your deck of cards, with each of the cards having different health and attack points. You can choose your cards and form your deck of 30 cards, which then appear randomly as you play. Your objective is to attack your opponent and reduce their health to zero using your cards before they do that to you. Read more »
Half-Life 2: Episode One made its way to Nvidia Shield Tablet. The classic gaming title is available to install from Google Play for $7.99.
Half-Life 2: Episode One is exclusive to Nvidia’s latest tablet and requires a controller. Read more »
The ultra-popular, incredibly time wasting mobile game Candy Crush Saga is now available for Windows Phone devices. The title is available to install for free from the Windows Phone Store.
Candy Crush Saga for Windows Phone looks and plays just like its iOS and Android counterparts. Read more »
Following Microsoft’s acquisition of Minecraft maker Mojang in September, the mobile version of the well known game has now finally arrived on Windows Phone. Minecraft Pocket Edition can now be purchased from the Windows Phone app store for $6.99. It will only work on devices running Windows Phone 8.1, though, so if you’re stuck on an older version of the OS you should update (if you can).
The game lets you play it either as a single player or in multiplayer, and there are two modes to choose from: Survival or Creative. Read more »
We’ve seen some games crop up on smartwatches, but what about playing with the smartwatch rather than on it? That’s exactly what HandyGames did (I’m not sure if the name is a coincidence or not).
HandyGames adapted its Aces of the Luftwaffe to use a wearable as a sort of joystick. Read more »
Few titles have captivated the gaming world the same way the legendary Heroes of Might and Magic series has. The third installment of the franchise is a universally acclaimed timeless classic, which still lures in adventure-hungry players with its superbly crafted turn-based style, immersive storyline and most of all – incredibly addictive gameplay. True fans and nostalgic retro gamers everywhere can now rejoice as Ubisoft has announced the resurrection of Heroes of Might and Magic III in a whole new HD edition.
The release is set for January 29 2015, which is really close. And just when you thought this news couldn’t possibly get any better the announcement also cites that a tablet version, with touch-optimized controls will be coming out for both Android and iOS. Read more »