It's official: there are too many iOS games. It's harder than ever to spot the great ones among all the junk, so we've done the hard work for you and collected the classics for this list. Every game here is playable on both iPad and iPhone (plus iPod touch, naturally), although some are split into device-specific versions. Read on and enjoy!
It’s a wild week for new releases before Apple closes off the submission pipeline for the holidays, with Republique, Colossatron: Massive World Threat, and The Shadow Sun standing out as interesting original releases, and Walking Dead: Season Two, Cut the Rope 2, and Ridge Racer Slipstream delivering notable new entries in popular franchises — and there’s quite a bit more out there beyond the 10 titles spotlighted here. Enjoy the holidays with these and other new iOS releases, and keep an eye out for our year-end gaming lists in the coming days.
Three years and an equal number of follow-ups after the original game took the App Store by storm, ZeptoLab has finally gotten around to releasing a proper sequel to Cut the Rope. Expectedly, it’s the most notable shift in design and mechanics seen in any of the later entries, due to one major alteration: Instead of adorable green creature Om Nom waiting patiently to receive the candy you’ll typically maneuver his way through various physics-centric puzzles, he can now be shifted and manipulated around the screen to solve the myriad conundrums you’ll encounter in the 100+ stages. That’s not exactly a subtle tweak to the formula, but what’s surprising is how little it seems to alter the tried-and-true sensation of playing the series’ single-screen puzzles.
Little about the act of slicing strands seems terribly appealing in our everyday lives, but that simple premise is responsible for one of the App Store's biggest sensations. Cut the Rope's diverse and colorful physics-based puzzles have made green alien creature Om Nom a household name across two entries – the original smash and the even-more-whimsical Cut the Rope: Experiments – and now Cut the Rope: Time Travel aims to push the formula further ahead by looking to the past for thematic inspiration.
Cut the Rope remains one of the most popular and best-loved App Store titles more than two years after its release, with ZeptoLab's sensational physics-based puzzler racking up more than 100 million downloads across platforms in the process. Expectations are unsurprisingly high for the studio's first totally new release since, but much as Pudding Monsters employs a similar aesthetic and trial-and-error approach to gameplay, these gelatinous blobs deliver their own solidly enticing experience.
When a mobile game such as Cut the Rope becomes so iconic, can its creators ever trap the genie in the bottle a second time? That's what ZeptoLab is hoping to find out with its followup title, Pudding Monsters.
Games, mostly games today. We need fun today and we need laughs. We need to remember that people also make lovely fun things that are wonderful to behold. Go get The Story of a World and make a nice one, okay?
Apple hasn’t historically been too generous with freebies, especially when it comes to the App Store, which the company maintains with a pretty much hands-off attitude. But that may be changing, with a new “Free App of the Week” section now available.
Have you still not gotten around to downloading the original Cut the Rope? Go. Now. Download that wonderful game and don't look back. It's ten times the puzzle game Angry Birds could ever be! And it's from that point of lofty praise that the sequel has to pick up the baton and continue the legacy. Thankfully, Cut the Rope: Experiments is more than up to the task.
Can’t get enough of Cut the Rope and that loveable little monster Om Nom? Developer ZeptoLab has just released the latest chapter in the saga to the App Store, available in both an HD version for the iPad as well as a small-screen edition for the iPhone/iPod touch.