When the eggnog wears off and your wacky aunt starts reminiscing about the "war on Christmas," you're going to need some new iOS games to distract yourself from the ensuing mayhem of family celebrations. Whether you're an existing iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch owner--or are convinced you'll receive one in a shiny box in the short term--here are ten recent releases that'll keep your mind (and eyes) where they need to be this weekend: playing games.
Creation is the name of the game with Apple’s revolutionary iPad. Whether you’re creating beats, finger painting, or writing the next great American novel, users all over the globe use the iPad to create nearly as much as they use it to consume media. This week we take a look at three big games that’ll have you creating as much as any creation app in the App Store. The games we chose run the gamut—from spiritual to downright toxic.
After a brief hiatus, GameTime is back and better than ever. This week we’re covering three awesome and supremely polished games. In case you missed it, last week we had an article where users could drop their Game Center IDs to make a few friends; though the contest is over, you can still make some friends here.
Surprise! AT&T isn't making friends with Consumer Reports readers and we wonder once again how come no talks about a Sprint iPhone.
iPad 2 rumors spin up the Internet. The latest rumor involves a shipping date for the next-generation iPad. We still think it'll drop in April instead of February. Listen for our super logical iPad-in-April reasons.
And finally, Flo has an issue with the new ABBA app.
If there’s one immutable truth, it’s this: rock stars are among the coolest, most talented people out there and we all want to be one. Thus, it stands as no surprise that an iPad version of Rock Band has just become available in the iTunes Store.
Age of Zombies is a loveably inappropriate top-down shooter (think Gun Bros but with sprites). Similar to Gun Bros, you gotta shoot wave after wave of bad guys. But in Age of Zombies, you must protect the universe from Zombies. The premise is awesome – the evil Dr. Brains has infected the entire world with Zombies by dropping them off in every time period, so it’s your job, as Barry Steakfries, to go to those time periods and save the world.
Gun Bros is a non-stop 3D top-down dual-stick freemium shooter (say that ten times fast). You try to survive wave after wave of TOOL enemies until you die, earning Xplodium that can be refined into money. You then take that money and buy new weapons and armor that will make it easier to clear more waves (and earn more Xplodium – to buy more weapons and armor).
Sure, we’ve sort of compared everything to Doodle Jump since it was released in 2009, but that’s because it’s so good everyone wants to be it. Now, Hedgehog Launch isn’t exactly what you might consider a Doodle Jump clone, but its similarities are undeniable. With Hedgehog Launch you shoot a cutesy little hedgehog into the sky, and bounce off of platforms to get higher and higher. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.