Here's what's new in iOS gaming this week!
Every Thursday I go on a quest to find all the notable new games released on the App Store over the week, but instead of taking all the gold and experience for myself, I pass my knowledge on to you! Whether you're looking for new games, games on-sale, or wondering if your favorite game got a big update, I'll break down all the notable iOS gaming news for you!
New games of the week
Need something new and shiny? Every week tons of games hit the App Store, and I keep track, so you don't have to; here are the notable releases for this week.
Failbetter's award-winning PC game is now on iOS. Take control of your steamship and set sail in the Sunless Sea.
Set in the Victorian Gothic universe of Fallen London, you'll need to assemble a crew to help you discover the wonders that wait for you out in the water. Watch out, the darkness hides not only dangerous creatures but causes madness and loneliness as well.
Praised for its depth and compelling storytelling, Sunless Sea is a dark-humored adventure that allows you to choose what happens to you and your crew at every turn. Will you betray your crew, sell your soul to the Devil, or marry your sweetheart? Only time will tell.
$9.99 - Download Now
Death Road to Canada
Stuck in Florida in the midst of a Zombie apocalypse, you decide to head to Canada to escape the flesh-eating monsters! The only problem: the road to get there is filled with loads of zombie hordes!
Death Road to Canada is a roguelike action-RPG where you manage a group of people trying to get to Canada. You'll need to explore cities, abandoned houses, and face up to 500 zombies at once!
Every playthrough is different because everything's randomized. Locations, events, the skills of the people you meet — no two road trips to Canada are ever the same!
The developers are adding more to the game each update, but with every update comes a price hike, so get it now!
$7.99 - Download Now
Dive into a pixelated survival game where starvation and lack of shelter can kill you just as easily as monsters.
Pixel Terra tasks you with finding resources, food, and shelter to protect yourself from the dangerous world around you. Experience different creatures in the day or at night, run into helpful trading partners, and battle harsh weather conditions to stay alive.
$0.99 - Download Now
The Elder Scrolls: Legends
Dive into The Elder Scrolls universe with Bethesda's new strategy card game.
Choose an avatar from nine playable races, build your deck, and battle the forces of darkness as you make your way through a detailed Story Mode. Or you can head over to the Arena Mode and build multiple decks to take on AI or human opponents.
I have just begun playing The Elder Scrolls: Legends, and so far I'm enjoying it. If you're a fan of games like Hearthstone and Magic the Gathering: Duels, I have no doubt you'll enjoy this game.
Free - Download Now
Games on sale this week
Good things come to those who wait! Every week games go on sale, and you can take advantage of great savings. Here are the notable sales of this week.
This War of Mine
An absolutely *huge price drop, This War of Mine can be yours today for only $1.99!
You'll play as a group of civilians trying to survive in a besieged city, struggling with lack of food, medicine, and constant danger from soldiers and scavengers alike. The game throws you into the middle of a brutal war and you see it from a heart-breaking perspective rarely seen in war video games.
This War of Mine will force you to decide who lives and who dies. You can try to protect everyone, or you can let a few die to save many more. At the end of the day, survival is the only mission.
$1.99 - Download Now
A simple, minimalist, and challenging puzzle game that takes place in the stars, Stars Wheel is on sale for only $0.99.
This beautifully designed puzzler has an incredible soundtrack and gives your brain a real workout. Solve the colorful starry puzzles and advance to new levels and see just how far you can get!
$0.99 - Download Now
Updates of the week
Games are constantly being updated with new features, bug fixes, and gameplay tweaks. Here are the notable updates for this week.
Super Mario Run: Version 2.0 hit the App Store, and there are a few significant changes to note. There are now four new playable characters: Blue Yoshi, Purple Yoshi, Yellow Yoshi, and Red Yoshi, and they can help you attract Toads that are the same color in Toad Rally Mode, making it easier to unlock other characters. Plus, Toad Rally tickets are easier to find in the bonus houses, and you can turn on Easy Mode with the tap of a button at the beginning of any level in World Tour Mode.
See all the changes for yourself by visiting the App Store!
Ticket to Earth: If you've been enjoying the strategy-RPG as much as I have, you'll be happy to know that the bug they have fixed the issue with the game crashing after your screen goes to sleep. Now you don't have to worry about walking away from your phone while you're playing.
To see a full list of updates to Ticket to Earth, visit the App Store.
Luke's game of the week.
There are so many games in the App Store, and I'm on a mission to play them all, which means I'm playing a different game every week. Whether it's brand new or a classic game, I'll let you know what has my attention!
$4.99 - Download Now
Shardlight takes a post-apocalyptic premise you've seen a million times, in countless works of fiction, and sucks you into a well-developed world populated with genuine characters.
The plot has plenty of twists and turns that will keep you second-guessing yourself throughout the game. The rebellion against the new world order seems just as shady and sinister as the Aristocrats themselves, and it's impossible to know who to trust. It's been a long time since I was this invested in a story.
The design is solid, and although the backgrounds occasionally feel cluttered, they do an excellent job of setting the tone of the game. Plus, the voice acting is an excellent addition to an already impressive script, making this game just as fun to listen to as it is to read.
Other games you saw this week?
Did I miss anything? Anything you're particularly excited about this week? Let me know in the comments!