Top Ten Best New iPhone & iPad Games - November 2013
The October iPhone and iPad release schedule was packed full of great games, and whittling the list down to our ten favorite titles from last month was no easy task. We got there in the end though, so without further ado, here's our monthly round-up of the very best new games to hit the App Store.
10. Fright Heights
Unless you're a hardcore puzzle gamer, Fright Heights will likely scare you away before you've finished the first few levels, but those with an appetite for a seriously terrifying challenge will find much to love about the game. Take a look at the video above for a better idea of what you're in for.
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9. Gunner Z
Like the magnificent Zombie Gunship, Gunner Z gives you a disgusting assortment of weaponry to dispatch the undead with - and has a focus on style over jarring attempts at graphical realism. This one will have you coming back again and again for just one more delicious bout of destruction.
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8. Steampunk Tower
It takes a lot for us to get excited about another static tower-defense game, but Steampunk Tower really won us over with its imaginative mechanics, superb artwork, and delicious collection of weapons and upgrades. Highly recommended for fans of the genre.
Steampunk Tower - Review
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Type:Rider won't appeal to those who just want to blast away at something for a few minutes on the way to work, but for those interested in something a little more engaging, this is a must-have. The history of typography as a videogame? Trust us, Type:Rider is so much better than it sounds.
Type:Rider - Review
6. Paint It Back
Don't expect a huge amount of originality from Paint It Back, but do expect one of the best Picross games you can get for your iPhone or iPad. There are loads of puzzles to get stuck into, and it does a superb job of easing total newcomers into this very addictive sub-genre of puzzle gaming.
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5. Anomaly 2
It's largely a case of more of the same for 11bit's Anomaly 2, but when the previous Anomaly games did so much to delight tower-defense nuts, you can hardly blame them for sticking to a winning formula. Expect a generous campaign, a great collection of strategic upgrades, and one of the prettiest gaming experiences you can get for your mobile.
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4. ARC Squadron: Redux
ARC Squadron: Redux is actually a re-release of an earlier game, this time given a very generous free-to-play makeover. We had high praise for the game's Starfox-esque gameplay, gameplay which can be enjoyed and completed without spending a cent.
3. Device 6
Earlier this year the developers at Simogo released the surreal adventure game Year Walk. They've followed that up with Device 7, an intriguing maze of flowing text and tantalizing puzzles that challenge you to crack codes and hunt down hidden secrets. An essential download for anyone who craves originality and innovation in their mobile games.
Device 6 - Review
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2. Dead Trigger 2
Dead Trigger was one of our favorite shooters of last year, so we were relieved to find out that Madfinger Games had taken everything that made the original so popular, and improved upon it in just about every way. Even if you're sick to (un)death of apocalyptic zombie shooters, don't write the genre off until you've sampled the delights of this gruesome game.
1. Bit.Trip Run
Dead Trigger 2 would have taken the crown for last month's mobile games, were it not for the last-minute arrival of the magnificent Bit.Trip Run. A wonderful remix of 2013's Bit Trip Runner 2 for PC, this mobile edition does a more than commendable job of transferring the series' precision controls onto touchscreens. A fantastic mobile music game, and a very worthy winner.
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