Blade Warrior For iPad | Strategy/RPG Games

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There are plenty of apps that boast incredible presentation values, but not much underneath. Blade Warrior straddles this idea almost perfectly. From the off, you can tell that a lot of care has gone into it, as every aspect looks mesmerising, while an appropriately epic score provides the energy necessary to promote that big game feel. When you actually get into it, however, it doesn't match the build up. As minions attack one of your many … [Read more...]

Words With Friends

Words With Friends

Words With Friends : Chances are, any given iPhone has Words With Friends downloaded on it. Zynga's run¬away hit found the sweet spot among word game enthusiasts when it came over to iOS in 2009, making the iump from the web browser and Facebook to the iPhone and iPad. The asynchronous, turn-taking mode with push notifications set the standard for these types of multiplayer games. Players match up with friends from Facebook or their contacts … [Read more...]

Armado For iPad | Action Games

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Armado is an armadillo who is both tough and quick, and it's your job to guide him through various perilous levels in this enjoyable game from Tricky Software. Platform games are a difficult market on the iPhone because of the lack of physical buttons, but Armado manages to get around this by using the accelerometer for controlling Armado's direction and a single screen tap to make him jump.This is an incredibly enjoyable app and a lot of fun to … [Read more...]

Trucks And Skulls NITRO For iPad | Racing Games

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Fans of Angry Birds are going to adore Trucks And Skulls, primarily because it's effectively the same game. The various birdies and pigs have been replaced by different vehicles and skulls and its charming gameplay and cheap price point makes it worth playing. Each level features a cleverly stacked structure with strategically placed skulls, and you have a limited number of different vehicles that you must fling at the increasingly outlandish … [Read more...]

Army of Darkness for iPad

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It’s The Evil Dead mixed with castle defence gameplay! Army of Darkness for iPad : Fan of the Evil Dead films? If so, you'll get a real kick out of this game. It's loosely based on the Evil Dead universe, and sees Ash Williams battle hordes of the undead with a variety of weapons. This is a castle defence game with a side-on view. That means the majority of the gameplay sees you dash forward as far as possible before retreating tug-of-war … [Read more...]

Devil May Cry 4 Refrain For iPad | Adventure Games

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The point of Devil May Cry 4 Refrain was to port a DMC experience. Congratulations Capcom, in that you have succeeded. Just don't ex­pect us to be nearly as enamoured with this eviscer­ated portable action-adventure as we were with the original. It opens in the same fashion as Devil May Cry 4, with Dante teas­ing his sibling Nero before displaying his affections by engaging Nero in battle; single combat being an effective method as any of … [Read more...]

Stranded Without A Phone HD For iPad | Adventure Games

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Perhaps the greatest success any video game can lay claim to is in feeding addicts' most basic desires — in this case, collection — without the player being any wiser as to what's taking place. SWAP HD sees you taking control of a hopelessly adrift traveller, charged with escaping a desert island using only his wits, and the ability to hammer, tie and shoot the many objects that lie about. Every step taken depletes his energy reserves, be … [Read more...]

N.Y.Zombies For iPad | Action Games

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NY Zombies is fairly unique in its approach to wanton slaughter of the undead, somehow managing to combine elements of lightgun shooters like The House Of The Dead, in that you have no control over your movement other than where you're shooting, and the stoking of your survival instinct that made the recent Left 4 Dead so popular. It's somewhat limited, but it's well-suited to being played on a phone with missions never lasting more than a few … [Read more...]

Iron Man 2 For iPhone


This one should have stayed in the cinemas Tony Stark's robotic alter-ego may be sporting a shiny new paint job in his last big-budget Hollywood outing, but this iPhone adaptation feels rusty and tired, with little in the way of original content or innovation. Above-average presentation fails to hide the woeful shortcomings of the gameplay, which is incredibly basic and not at all challenging. The controls range from workmanlike to frustrating, … [Read more...]

The Incredible Machine for iPad


Can the original physics game live up to its name? This Disney game finds itself in an interesting predicament. Despite starting off the physics-based puzzle genre back in 1993, The incredible Machine has taken a fair old bit of time to receive an iOS port. and as a result now feels like old hat compared to the rest of the app store. On each level, you're given a specific task, ranging from capturing a cat to having to score with a basketball. … [Read more...]

SpongeBob Tickler for iPad

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If you or your kids love SpongeBob SquarePants, you will likely love this. For two minutes. Before you realise you have better things to do. This app presents you with SpongeBob in an underwater scene, and you can do pretty much whatever you like to him; touch his mouth to make him speak a limited number of phrases, touch his eyes to make him wink, and touch the background to create bubbles that he stares at. If you tilt the iPhone, he slides … [Read more...]

Toy Story 3 For iPad | Adventure Games

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Not so long ago you couldn't move for Toy Story 3 merchandising — toys, books, stationery. Well, the iDevices just had to get in on the act, and Disney has put together an excellent tribute to probably the best movie Pixar has ever created. The app acts to draw together lots of information on the movie, offering trailers, info and the ability to link up to the official Toy Story website. Then there's Woody's Wild Ride, where you get to … [Read more...]

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