Great Games from Major 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,; free "Lite” version, 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. 

In previous issues of iPhone Life, I've reviewed some of the lesser-known gems available in the App Store. In this issue, I'll look at some of the better releases from major developers.

Big name developers in the App Store to stay

Some people aren't entirely happy about the presence of big name developers in the App Store, arguing that it makes it harder for smaller companies to compete. However, most gamers appreciate the high quality games that the big developers release for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. For better or for worse, these gaming juggernauts are in the App Store to stay. And as I see it, it's a good thing for gamers. We'll get to enjoy great titles from big developers and smaller companies alike.

4 top-notch games from Epic Games, id software, and other big game developers
July-August 2011
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