Mobile games

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Tencent curbs on gaming time will shock markets but please many parents
China’s regulators are on the march again but moves to restrict children’s access may be welcomed by many

Alex Hern

04, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Overboard! review – ingenious cruise-ship thriller casts you as the villain
You are the murderous starlet forced to concoct your alibi in Inkle’s fresh and beautifully detailed paperback crime novel of a game

Keith Stuart

09, Jun, 2021 @9:46 AM

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From Monument Valley to Minecraft: 10 of the best mobile games
Revisit tortured first loves, explore a deserted town and make your daily plod around the park more exciting with Pokémon Go

Keza MacDonald

12, Mar, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Comfort and control: video game recommendations for the ongoing lockdown
From lonely birds to legal eagles, our critics share their favourite digital diversions to combat the boredom and uncertainty of the Covid era

Matthew Castle, Edwin Evans-Thirlwell, Sarah Maria Griffin, Stacey Henley, Malindy Hetfeld, Laura Hudson and Carolyn Petit

03, Feb, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Super Meat Boy Forever review – a gristly challenge
Precision and playfulness made the original irresistibly difficult, but this vindictive sequel feels more like a punishment

Keza MacDonald

13, Jan, 2021 @1:54 PM

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Among Us: the video game that has shot 100 million players into outer space
A new hunger for social contact during lockdown has boosted participation in online multiplayer games

Alice Fisher

29, Nov, 2020 @10:30 AM

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Video games are good for your mental health? Not if you play like me | Adrian Chiles
An Oxford report on the positive effects of gaming inspired me to dip back in for the first time in decades. A lot has changed, but not my aptitude

Adrian Chiles

19, Nov, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Among Us is the ultimate party game of the Covid era
Launched into obscurity in 2018 but now hugely popular, this online version of wink murder, with its focus on fabrication and blame-shifting, is scarily on point

Keith Stuart

29, Sep, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Creaks review - a darkly surreal puzzle game
The Czech studio best known for point-and-click adventures Samorost and Machinarium brings its idiosyncratic genius to the puzzle platformer

Keith Stuart

22, Jul, 2020 @12:30 PM

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Little Orpheus review – madcap adventure to the centre of the Earth
It’s a bit fiddly on your phone, but guiding Soviet cosmonaut Ivan through lush jungles and forgotten cities is still a lot of fun

Keza MacDonald

18, Jun, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Novel adventures: 12 video games for when you’re too restless to read
Many of us are finding it hard to concentrate on books during lockdown – so here are some games that do fascinating things with words and stories

Keith Stuart

28, Apr, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Block party: eight brilliant Minecraft models to attempt at home
Professional Minecraft modeller Adam Clarke suggests great builds for Guardian readers – send us your best screenshots

Adam Clarke

20, Apr, 2020 @11:47 AM

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