It’s almost hard to believe that Minecraft has been around since 2011. Even though the game now has a new owner, it’s still loved by millions of players from around the world. Since Microsoft acquired Minecraft from the game’s original developer, Mojang, in 2014, they’ve been working tirelessly, trying to improve the game as much as possible.
The latest version of Minecraft includes The End and its iconic ultimate boss battle, the Ender Dragon, as well as a Festive skin pack and access to Minecraft Realms, a monthly subscription service that lets you create your own always-online Minecraft world, either for $3.99 for two players or for $7.99 for up to 10 players.
Players are unanimously praising how smoothly the game runs, and the community is just as thriving and welcoming as it ever was. The biggest difference is the number of resources new players have at their disposal. Entire books have been written about Minecraft, describing every last gameplay mechanic in great detail.
Mobile games that get local multiplayer right are a rare breed. So, when one becomes a nation-wide sensation and skyrockets to become one of the best-selling apps on the App Store, we have an obligation to take a throughout look at it.
Heads Up! is a simple guessing game. You draw a card with a word on it by placing your iPhone on your forehead, and you goal is to guess the word from your friends’ clues before the timer runs out. The basic version includes plenty cards for many hours of entertainment, and you can purchase additional decks via the app’s in-app purchases, each for $0.99.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
In GTA: San Andreas, you play as Carl Johnson, a young man whose family has fallen apart and who must journey across the entire state of San Andreas to take control of the streets and save the legacy of his family.
In the typical Rockstar fashion, the game is filled with memorable characters, pop-culture references, many missions and achievements, and, above all, a huge open world whose streets and roads you can freely explore to your heart’s content.
Even though GTA: San Andreas was original released on PC and consoles, the mobile version of the game is the best way how to experience it. It features graphical enhancements, physical controller support, cloud save support, and three different control schemes.
Goat Simulator is a deliberately buggy game that lets you play as a goat. The game comes with the following disclaimer: Goat Simulator is a completely stupid game and, to be honest, you should probably spend your money on something else, such as a hula hoop, a pile of bricks, or maybe pool your money together with your friends and buy a real goat.
Trust us: a hula hoop will give you much less enjoyment than Goat Simulator, unless, of course, you’re the girl from that Fatboy Slim video. This game is the ultimate time-waster, and we guarantee you that it will become one of those few titles that stay in your regular rotation.
It’s not easy to make an interesting sports game. After all, the rules seem to always stay the same, and there’s only so much you can do in terms of gameplay mechanics. Sports games that do become popular either stand out because of their excellent visuals or because they offer a polished experience that’s easy to get into but hard to put down.
NBA 2K17 falls into both categories. It features revamped gameplay controls, physical controller support, in-depth career mode, and expanded EuroLeague with many new teams. The only thing that keeps customer ratings down is how incomplete certain parts of the game feel. But 2K Sports is working hard, trying to release updates on a regular basis, so it’s only a matter of time before their vision comes to fruition.