ta_logo_whiteOur February game ratings are in place now, and here are the top of the heap. Our monthly "best of" round-up summarizes the top rated games that we looked at in the previous month. Each game reviewed receives a 1-5 star rating relative to the other games from that month. Generally, a 3 or higher is considered a "good" rating.

Our final scores are not the product of any traditionally objective measures such as graphics or sound, but simply reflect the games we would most recommend to others.

5 Stars


Space Miner - It's probably no surprise that this game topped our list for February. Space Miner: Space Ore Bust has an unusually broad appeal successfully mixing shooter and RPG genres into a humorous and well scripted package. Whatever sort of gamer you are, don't miss out on this one. (Review, App Store)


Plants vs. Zombies - Popcap's breakout hit for PC has come to the iPhone -- and it's great. Popcap took the standard tower defense formula and greatly simplified it. Instead of a path to build towers along, you drop seeds in your yard which then grow in to plants that have various offensive or defensive capabilities. While it does lack a few gameplay modes from the original, the iPhone adaption is very well done and highly recommended. (Review, App Store)

4.5 Stars

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Doom II RPG - Like Wolfenstein RPG before it, id Software’s latest venture into the world of Doom has more in common with turn-based dungeon hacks than twitch shooters. While it may seem like a strange direction for the franchise to explore, it really works. The excellent game design kept us on the edge of our seats throughout. (Review, App Store)

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X2 Snowboarding - We were happy to report in February that a quality snowboarding title had finally landed on the iPhone. X2 Snowboarding from Exient is a highly enjoyable romp on the slopes that sets itself apart from the crowd in graphics, controls and gameplay. With a great sense of speed and immersion, this is our snowboarding game of choice for the iPhone. (Review, App Store / Lite)

The rest of February game ratings can be seen in their respective rating categories (also found in the sidebar navigation): 5 Stars, 4.5 Stars, 4 Stars, 3.5 Stars, 3 Stars, and 2 Stars.

As always, we expect there will be some debate about relative scores, but keep in mind that everyone's personal ratings may vary based on individual tastes.

  • Prab

    Plants vs. Zombies ftw :D

  • Prab

    Plants vs. Zombies ftw :D

  • James

    Loved Plants vs. Zombies, but Space Miner was just amazing.

    • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

      The fact that it's an iDevice original makes it even more so.

  • James

    Loved Plants vs. Zombies, but Space Miner was just amazing.

    • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

      The fact that it's an iDevice original makes it even more so.

  • rich_952000

    I just started my third playthrough of Space Miner :) I'm now trying it on the hardest difficulty. I think I'll give it a rest after this time, it just hasn't become stale to play as most games so far. The game is an absolute five-star, fully-featured gem and the developers hopefully won't relax on it's success for long. Please, make more games!!

    Richard

  • rich_952000

    I just started my third playthrough of Space Miner :) I'm now trying it on the hardest difficulty. I think I'll give it a rest after this time, it just hasn't become stale to play as most games so far. The game is an absolute five-star, fully-featured gem and the developers hopefully won't relax on it's success for long. Please, make more games!!

    Richard

  • Roger Chiu

    I got PVZ and SM. ^O^

  • Roger Chiu

    I got PVZ and SM. ^O^

  • Nejibana

    Space Miner is great.

    no Tilt to Live? it should atleast deserve a 4.5

  • Nejibana

    Space Miner is great.

    no Tilt to Live? it should atleast deserve a 4.5

  • Tut22

    One of my best of the month hasn't been reviewed yet. Last Front: Europe deserves at least a 4.5. (a 5 in my opinion).

  • Tut22

    One of my best of the month hasn't been reviewed yet. Last Front: Europe deserves at least a 4.5. (a 5 in my opinion).

  • warzun

    I reckon you should have a category for unsung heroes of the month.

    And maybe most original concept too.

    As your site gives a lot of focus for gamers to see excellent efforts by developers who cannot afford to advertise much.

    And i would nominate Spirit for unsung hero this month (or was it last month??)

  • warzun

    I reckon you should have a category for unsung heroes of the month.

    And maybe most original concept too.

    As your site gives a lot of focus for gamers to see excellent efforts by developers who cannot afford to advertise much.

    And i would nominate Spirit for unsung hero this month (or was it last month??)

  • arn

    Tilt to Live and Spirit were reviewed in March.
    Last Front: Europe was released in March.

    This list is for February.

  • arn

    Tilt to Live and Spirit were reviewed in March.
    Last Front: Europe was released in March.

    This list is for February.

  • jase

    What about Gamebook Adventures 1: An Assassin in Orlandes? It deserves more attention from Toucharcade and some consideration for the best game of February.

    • MrMuesli

      I would say it is the best 'gamebook' in the app store at present, but until all the typos are sorted out it doesn't deserve best game of Feb imo. For a gameBOOK, proof reading really should be a top priority. Otherwise a top app, plus the story is much more iDevice friendly than the Fighting Fantasy gamebooks which are rendered pretty useless as iDevice games without a auto-mapping function. Not quite sure how that didn't occur to them??

  • jase

    What about Gamebook Adventures 1: An Assassin in Orlandes? It deserves more attention from Toucharcade and some consideration for the best game of February.

    • MrMuesli

      I would say it is the best 'gamebook' in the app store at present, but until all the typos are sorted out it doesn't deserve best game of Feb imo. For a gameBOOK, proof reading really should be a top priority. Otherwise a top app, plus the story is much more iDevice friendly than the Fighting Fantasy gamebooks which are rendered pretty useless as iDevice games without a auto-mapping function. Not quite sure how that didn't occur to them??

  • goimot

    Good List. BUt where are "Gamebook Adventures 1: An Assassin in Orlandes" (released on Feb 07) and "Parachute NInja" (released Feb 01)?
    Those two are great games with awesome reviews everywhere.

  • goimot

    Good List. BUt where are "Gamebook Adventures 1: An Assassin in Orlandes" (released on Feb 07) and "Parachute NInja" (released Feb 01)?
    Those two are great games with awesome reviews everywhere.

  • http://www.fluugo.com cu

    Plants vs. Zombies is a really funny game.

  • http://www.fluugo.com cu

    Plants vs. Zombies is a really funny game.

  • Bob

    I must be missing the point of Space Miner. I was very underwhelmed after reading all the reviews on here.

    Plants vs. Zombies is tons of fun though.

  • Bob

    I must be missing the point of Space Miner. I was very underwhelmed after reading all the reviews on here.

    Plants vs. Zombies is tons of fun though.

  • http://www.silentrocco.com SIlent Rocco

    Won't comment anymore, since I'm not free to.

  • http://www.silentrocco.com SIlent Rocco

    Won't comment anymore, since I'm not free to.

  • Synther

    When I read this I thought: where is tilt to live? But tilt to live came out in March.

  • Synther

    When I read this I thought: where is tilt to live? But tilt to live came out in March.

  • ant

    where's vector tanks extreme easily outclasses both plants vs zombies and the horribly boring space miner i'd rather plays meteors than that overblown game

  • ant

    where's vector tanks extreme easily outclasses both plants vs zombies and the horribly boring space miner i'd rather plays meteors than that overblown game

  • Rivozzz

    If there is no final fantasy 1 or 2 this is nuts..it top rpg!

    • Chinito77

      I was wondering the same thing. I really like this FF remake. 4 starts at the very least!

  • Rivozzz

    If there is no final fantasy 1 or 2 this is nuts..it top rpg!

    • Chinito77

      I was wondering the same thing. I really like this FF remake. 4 starts at the very least!

  • http://www.snowboarder-mike.com Mike

    Finally, snowboarding is on the top 5... Awesome!!

  • http://www.snowboarder-mike.com Mike

    Finally, snowboarding is on the top 5... Awesome!!