Each week we’ll be recommending the best things to download from the app stores, to keep you bang up to date with the latest and greatest entertainment. Let’s start with a biggie…
San Andreas is one of those huge, special effects filled disaster movies that we’re all too embarrassed to admit we love.
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson plays Ray Gaines, a Los Angeles Fire Department Air Rescue pilot. Annoyingly, the biggest earthquake in history hits, and Ray is forced to go on a dangerous journey with his ex-wife to find his daughter amidst the chaos.
San Andreas is awesome. Don’t let this YouTube clip of scenes from the film without the special effects put you off.
Download or rent San Andreas from your favourite app store.
Walking War Robots
FREE on iOS or Android
Sometimes you can tell exactly what a game’s going to be like by its title. Walking War Robots is one of those bad boys. You’re a robot. You can walk. And you’re at war. Game on!
Walking War Robots is a great-looking beast of a 3D shooter. You can choose from 15 battle robots with different strengths, and then arm them with a choice of 20 weapons. This gives you loads of different combinations to create your own war machine that fits your playing style.
Yes, there’s a strategic element to this game, where you can team up in 6 vs 6 multiplayer team battles, and work together to outflank the enemy. But you don’t have to worry too much about tactics to have fun - The Lowdown’s favourite method of attack is simply walking slowly towards the enemy, firing all our weapons at once and shouting: “Get some!” Very satisfying.
Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits by David Wong
This new novel from David Wong (of John Dies at the End fame) is an action-packed cinematic blockbuster of a book. Check it out before it gets made into a film. The film won’t be as good.
We recommend you read our following plot summary out loud in as deep a voice as possible for that full-on trailer experience…
"In a gruesomely violent near-future, superhero vigilantes are pitted against thugs fixated by super-villain fantasies. In the middle, trying to keep the peace, are The Men in Fancy Suits.
Zoey, a recent college graduate, becomes unwittingly embroiled in the conflict when she gets kidnapped by a Dr.Doom-esque villain. But why has she been taken hostage? Could it be anything to do with her recently deceased father who died spectacularly?"
Yes, it could. Download the book from your app store to find out more.
This is England ’90 – Original Soundtrack
This is England ’90 finished last week. We’re not going to give any spoilers away in case you haven't seen it yet, but all we can say is “Oh, Milky!”
If you enjoyed the show, you can re-live your favourite happy moments (maybe ‘happy’ isn’t quite the right word) with this soundtrack. Alongside the finest baggie anthems of the era (Fools Gold, Step On, Come Home), there are also several haunting melodies by pianist Ludovico Enaudi.
And to top it all off, there are a few spoken words segments that’ll bring back fond memories. Especially track 5 - Sniffbanging. No further explanation required.
This is England ’90 – Original Soundtrack can be downloaded from the usual places, and is also on Spotify.