Welcome to the first iPad games roundup after the world didn’t end on Dec. 21, and the last iPad games roundup of 2012. This week’s apps will have you becoming: a big know-it-all while playing a wickedly fun trivia game; a crime-fighting middle manager who’s ready for life beyond his cube; a respawnable cartoon soldier; monsters Mike and Sulley who are on the run to save Boo; and a team of experts exploring a lost world.
Click “more” to take a look. And have a Happy New Year! (more…)
Beat-’em-up games have sort of a base appeal. While playing them, you essentially keep hitting things until there are no more things to hit. Along the way, you might integrate strategy to achieve this task faster or find ways to hit harder, but the formulas found in these games — especially when it comes to enemy attacks — keep them mindlessly simple, unrivaled fun that probably encourages violent behavior in the real world.
Several games surround their brawls with heroic stories of saving the day and rescuing enslaved denizens of fictional cities. Not Beatdown. The premise in this punch-packing bout is all about revenge. If you’re ready to take out some aggression, Beatdown might just be the game for you. Find out why after the jump.
As iOS gaming has gotten more and more popular over the years, we’ve seen a deluge of incredibly addictive quick-fix games mostly catered towards the casual market. While such games have definitely served their purpose, it’s no secret that hardcore gamers have been left in the dark with very few titles that satisfy their need for something more. As a result, iOS gaming has mostly been looked at as ground-zero for noob-friendly throwaway titles by the gaming elite.
With Heroes of Order & Chaos (which I will refer to as HOC going forward), Gameloft is taking another step in an attempt to once again win over portable gaming nay-sayers with their own MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) as a spinoff to last year’s release of Order & Chaos Online MMO. Could HOC be the title that serious mobile gamers have been waiting for? Read on for more. (more…)
If there’s one thing that can be said of gamers it’s that they love to do a little world-saving every now and then. The thrill of a life-in-the-balance adventure is enough to get the heart pounding and the instincts on edge.
Verticus delivers on both sensations, pushing the player’s reaction times to their limits and almost daring them to stay calm as the hero plummets to the Earth’s core.
Can this free-falling adrenaline rush push players to the peak of excitement and performance? Find out — appropriately — after the jump. (more…)
Whatever holiday you celebrate in December, or even if you don’t celebrate at all, there’s no denying the festive atmosphere this time of year. And this week’s roundup celebrates games whose developers have released cheery updates in line with the season.
So, if you’re one to get into the holiday spirit, extend those good tidings to your recreational iPad endeavors and play these games right into the new year! Click “more” to see which games have got some holiday spirit. (more…)
Despite the many technological and social advances made so far in the 21st century, there are some areas in the entertainment industry seemingly undergoing a period of stagnation. The number of rehashes and remakes of classic film and gaming brands is ever increasing with largely mixed-to-negative results. Such failures beg the question of whether original works can be bettered? If Conquist 2 is anything to go by there may be hope yet.
Military strategy games have always been amongst my favourites, whether it be the classic board game Risk or the legendary Command & Conquer series. Conquist 2 takes direct influence from the former, Risk, boldly mimicking the title’s famous premise and daring to try and better it. Can it succeed? Or is another rehash destined to fail? Stick around to find out more! (more…)
Here at AppStorm, we love games! Why not relax for a minute and find a fantastic new game to enjoy – hopefully these roundups will help you out.
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- 50 Incredible Sports Games
- 10 Awesome Board Games for the iPhone
Have you ever wished you could build your very own theme park full of crazy rollercoasters with enough twists, turns and drops that made everyone on them sick to their stomach, only to come back for more? Unless you’ve been a long-time PC gamer with fond memories of Roller Coaster Tycoon, the concept of being able to do such things is more than likely pretty foreign to you. With the recent release of Coaster Crazy for the iPad and iPhone, you now have free reign to create your perfect vomit comet and let your mind run free.
Frontier Developments Ltd. also happen to be the minds behind other similar games like the Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 expansions, Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 and the highly forgettable Thrillville series, so you can say they have plenty of experience in the world of thrill rides. So just how fun is their latest endeavor with Coaster Crazy? Read on to find out. (more…)
It has been available on the App Store for less than two months but Letterpress already has a massive following. If you are a fan of word games, or even a fan of strategy games, then Letterpress could be for you. It’s completely addictive, and I’ve come up with a few strategies to turn Letterpress matches to your advantage.
In my previous article, Letterpress: Perfecting the Perfect Word Game, I talked about how the app itself could be improved in the future. In this article, I discuss ways that you can raise your game and win more often. (more…)
This week’s roundup balances the seriously brutal with the seriously sweet. In one corner of the ring we have an elite team of super soldiers tasked with taking down a faction of terrorists; John Gore and his zombie-killing skill set; and a guild of wardens that includes knights, druids, mages and assassins.
And in the other corner … we have Santa’s toyshop, plus some Smurfs. Whose side will you be on? Click “more” to choose your team. (more…)