Mobile Games

Motosport Manager

'Motorsport Manager 3' Runs a Good Race, But Is Too Scared of Losing

A good racing strategy game is let down by a management layer that makes it too tough to fail.
Rob Zacny
Religion and games

In Thailand, Buddhist Monks Grapple with the Meaning of Video Games

Discussing games and reincarnation with Monks at Wat Chedi Luang in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Robert Rath
cooking games

'Cooking Craze' Offers a Fleeting Escape To a Tastier World

On finding comfort from the world inside a hectic freemium cooking game.
Emilie Friedlander

We Talk About Impossible Challenges and Forever Games on Waypoint Radio

From 'No Man's Sky' to Rob's explorations in 'Thief,' these are the games that just keep drawing us back.
Danielle Riendeau
free play

The World Needs This Frog Friendship Sim from the Makers of ‘Neko Atsume’

Have fun storming the castle!
Jordan Mallory

One Player's 21,000 Hole Quest to Beat the Seemingly Endless 'Desert Golf'

For two years, a glitch halted Luke Yagnow's progress. Then, everything changed.
Patrick Klepek

How 'Words With Friends' Became a Game About the Language of Everyday Life

The successor-apparent to 'Scrabble' does more than just transport the board game classic to your phone. It embraces the words of today.
Stephen Kearse
Professor Layton

The Localization of the New Professor Layton Game Has a Brexit Joke In It

Which is far from crass or anything—it’s the sign of a great job being done.
Kate Gray

Nintendo’s ‘Ever Oasis’ Is Caught Between High Adventure and Headache

'Secret of Mana' director Koichi Ishii's new game never finds a sweet spot, however cute its looks and sublime its music.
Mike Diver
Mobile Games

This is One of the Funniest Puzzle Games I've Ever Played

'Zip-Zap' is a mobile game of mechanical humor.
Jack de Quidt
The Pick-Me-Up

'MagiKarp Jump' Gives the World's Worst Pokémon the Clicker Game It Deserves

The heart-warming celebration of the world’s worst Pokémon is also a delightfully cheery little game.
Chris Schilling
Yes It's Effing Political

'Corbyn Run' Highlights the Stakes of This Week's British Election

The free mobile game’s simplistic, sure, but it’s sending a potentially powerful message to voters.
Marijam Didzgalvyte