Ok, here we are near the end of another year and here are my personal favorite Games that are a safe bet if you don’t already have them (some will be reviewed in full later). Here’s looking forward to another great year of new games as well as updates to make these games even better (Doodle Jump’s new snow mode is absolutely amazing). It should also be taken into consideration that several of the games below are on sale for the Holidays, so if any look good now is probably the time to pick them up if they are on sale but they are ALL well worth their full price.
And without further adieu, here’s the list (in no particular order):
1. Doodle Jump. If you don’t have it, you should. It’s amazingly fun and addictive and can keep you occupied for a few minutes or a few hours if you want.
2. Orbital. Another simple and addicting pick up and play game that’s perfect for a few minutes of spare time or to fill a longer block of time. This and Doodle Jump are probably my most frequently opened 3rd party Apps.
3. Catan. I never heard of this game before receiving a promo code to review it–and that was a lucky happenstance that has paid off well. I really enjoy Catan for when I want a bit more depth in a gaming session and though its graphics and UI are a bit quirky, the developers have recently updated it to make gameplay even faster if desired. Overall a great board game that I’m really hoping gets online multiplayer and expansions to broaden gameplay even more.
4. I Dig It: Expeditions. A review is forthcoming but there really isn’t much need for one–this game (as well as the original I Dig It) is just plain fun and addicting. Dig down through the depths to uncover treasure while upgrading your digging machine in the process. Overall very well polished with fantastic graphics, sounds, controls and great gameplay.
5. geoDefense Swarm. I loved the original geoDefense, and Swarm lives up to the hype as one of the best Tower Defense games available on the iPhone. A must-own (and get geoDefense also).
6. Bloons TD. Another Tower Defense game that’s a bit more ‘traditional’ than Swarm–definitely pick it up for long hours of balloon popping fun!
7. Soosiz. If you like platformers even a little bit, just buy this one right now. The fact that it’s on sale for $0.99 should mean that you’ve already clicked to buy it–it’s that good.
8. MiniSquadron. Another amazingly fun pick up and play arcade flight shooter game with incredibly smooth gameplay this one is an easy recommendation.
9. Sword of Fargoal. Another game with a review upcoming–an easy recommendation for retro gaming fans. This one might not have the broadest appeal, but it’s still definitely worth checking out and is incredibly fun.
10. Doom Classic. Call me a sucker for old school FPS games, but Doom Classic is definitely a must-have for anyone into FPS games to see one of the classics in your pocket. With the current sale price of $2.99 I’d say it’s a no brainier (at $6.99 it might be a bit too pricey).
11. Hook Champ. What, a #11 on a Top 10 list?! Yes, your eyes do not deceive you. Think of Hook Champ as a substitute for Catan if you absolutely hate board games. This swinging game is just ridiculously fun with quirky retro graphics and great smooth gameplay.
12. iBlast Moki. Why not a #12 while we’re at it? iBlast Moki is a great puzzle game with amazingly cute Mokis for you to figure out how to get to the target (somewhat like Ragdoll Blaster). Overall a really fun game with quirky graphics that really is quite fun.
Amazing Games I Have NOT Tried Yet! (Yes, I am too honest! Here are the games I’m going to be picking up due to their amazing positive user reviews and critical acclaim)
1. Labyrinth 2. I have Wooden Labyrinth 3D and Labyrinth 2 just looks to be beyond amazing and has received nearly unanimous positive reviews.
2. Words with Friends. A word game that I did not get a promo code for? The horror! Overall looks like a cool concept with its online play and again, amazingly well reviewed.
3. N.O.V.A. For when I get bored with Doom Classic or Eliminate Pro, this Halo-looking game has received very good reviews and is definitely one to watch.
There you have it, my go-to-games for this Holiday Season. I’m sure I left a few off, but the list was getting kind of long! Please check them out and let me know if you enjoy them as much as I do! I hope you all have a very Happy Holidays!
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