iOS And Android Games Of The Week: July 6, 2012
You'll be up to your ears in duct tape and zombies. Too bad you can't use the former to stop the latter.
This week's iOS and Android games lack the star power seen throughout June, but there's still a solid lineup of titles to keep you entertained. On the iOS front, we tackled an end of the world obstacle course, while on Android, we continued the zombie slaughter. Interestingly enough, both of today's games involve the apocalypse. Coincidence, or warning sign of things to come?
Temple Run has been king of the 3D running games for a while, and it was only a matter of time before someone built a better mousetrap. Turns out, that someone was Goroid, with its breakout hit, TheEndApp. This post-apocalyptic runner plays almost exactly like Temple Run (same exact controls), except it looks significantly better, complete with a ravaged city featuring destroyed planes, cars and rubble strewn across the environment. What's more, you can absorb a certain amount of damage while racing down the streets and leaping off ramps, while a Challenges mode presents 14 days of missions to complete. Beyond that, the game's virtual currency, duct tape, lets you activate a variety of power-ups, and multi-tiered achievements will keep you busy. Definitely a standout game. The fact that it's free makes it a smart download.
Android: Dead Trigger
It took several days after the iOS release, but Madfinger Games finally managed to bring Dead Trigger to Android. Based on the number of five-star reviews (1,316), it was worth the wait. This gorgeous first-person shooter will bring out the best in any compatible smartphone or tablet, with realistic water effects, expertly designed maps and the game's real star, hordes of blood-covered zombies. What's especially impressive is how smooth things run, with more than five undead freaks crowding the screen and the player unloading countless rounds of ammunition upon the hordes, whereupon which their heads and limbs pop off; hit a zombie in its chest and watch that sucker explode.
Missions quickly grow repetitive, but with new weapons and items to unlock, along with a temporarily exclusive update that adds iron sight aiming, Dead Trigger makes for a fine addition to any Android fan's collection.