4 top-notch games from Epic Games, id software, and other big game developers
When the App Store was first unveiled, the vast majority of games available were from smaller, lesser-known developers. That's not to say that those games were bad—many of them were phenomenal. For example, Mediatonic's Must.Eat.Birds ($0.99, app2.me/3095; free "Lite” version, app2.me/3099) is one of the best iPhone games available.
Well, times have changed. Apple's iOS devices are not only more varied and powerful, they're used by millions of people. All this makes the platform particularly appealing to major game developers such as Epic Games and the legendary ID Software.
More retro action is now available in the App store from SEGA. Check out Golden Axe 3, featuring head-to-head team play (using BT), and more hack and slash challenges for you and your friends. This completes the main versions ported for the series, so grab it here for $2.99...enjoy!
Samurai Tale is a simple combat game, and it had the potential to be rather interesting, especially if you’re looking for something with fighting that doesn’t have the complexities of a Street Fighter type game. Unfortunately, there are enough little things wrong with it that the game becomes somewhat mediocre as a whole, and given the number of quality games available on the App Store, that’s not a good thing. I would love to see some more work put into this to help it rise above its current level, because I’m one of those that really likes a casual fighter from time to time.
There’s something about an underwater setting that promotes peace and tranquility – unless, of course, you’re a fish with a vengeance and can blow killer bubbles. In Treasure Reef you play Herby, a fish trying to find the legendary treasure of Reef Island. Unfortunately there are these nasty creatures called Creeps that will do whatever they can to make sure you don’t get that treasure. You have 28 levels to prove them wrong and find out what the legend is.
Playing games on my iOS devices is always very entertaining, but if it is something that can make me think hen it is really exciting. One such game is Chillingham Manor by Synqua Games- Chillingham Manor is a well-designed puzzle game that is easy to play while on the go.
This game far exceeded my expectations on the first look. After seeing the screenshots and icons I thought the game might come under the action category involving zombies and ghosts. But after exploring the game I discovered it was actually a puzzle game with a fancy design and interface. There are zombies, ghosts, bats and much more on the screens makes the game feel haunted, but the game play is still just a puzzle game.