Here are a couple of games that we have previewed in the past. They've since come out though neither gets our full recommendation, but for closure we've included them in this roundup:


Rocket Racing League is a game we previewed last month, and takes racing to the skies as you pilot an advanced high speed aircraft through courses set in the open space of beautiful landscapes around the globe. Screenshots don't really do it justice, as the game looks really great in motion. There's a staggering amount of features and customization options available, from the color and style of your craft to the in-depth options for adjusting controls and game settings.

On paper, it seems to be a pretty impressive package, but unfortunately in practice the fun factor is somewhat lacking. Races feel tedious as you make your way through each checkpoint, and although the sense of speed is pretty nice I wasn't dying to make my way to each new race. It felt like I was merely going through the motions. Still, the overall presentation of the game is really well done, and some may find the racing more satisfying than we did.

Deadly Dungeon is a 3D hack 'n slash game we previewed a couple weeks ago, and has since made its way onto the App Store. The visuals are definitely impressive, with detailed character models and smooth animations. The dark dungeons and foreboding music set the perfect atmosphere for this type of game. The controls also work quite well, and there's a nice assortment of magical attacks to dispatch enemies with.

The only problem with Deadly Dungeon is there just isn't that much to it. Enemies are sparse, and the dungeon scenery never changes. There's also quite a few glitches in the game. Sometimes enemies suddenly appear out of nowhere only to take your life before you even have a chance to realize what happened. Even worse, some levels don't have walls to contain your character, leaving you free to wander off into the blackness past the dungeon boundaries, resulting in a frustrating restart. Even at 99¢, we just hope to see the game fleshed out a lot more down the road.

  • JB

    Yeah, I have Deadly Dungeon and the game could be AWESOME if the developers add new locations, more creatures, maybe traps and some form of a story line. It's almost as if the dev simply decided against putting any more time into the game and went ahead and released it early. The foundation is certainly there for an epic but even at $.99 it's a bit disappointing.

  • JB

    Yeah, I have Deadly Dungeon and the game could be AWESOME if the developers add new locations, more creatures, maybe traps and some form of a story line. It's almost as if the dev simply decided against putting any more time into the game and went ahead and released it early. The foundation is certainly there for an epic but even at $.99 it's a bit disappointing.

  • The Theory

    both of those look like definite passes from me. thanks for the head's up.

  • The Theory

    both of those look like definite passes from me. thanks for the head's up.

  • http://www.grokion.com Jclef

    The devs for Deadly Dungeon have plans to expand the game. They have a blog where you can vote on what you'd like to see in the next update. Some of these include new locations, more monsters, storyline, etc...

    http://deadlydungeon.blogspot.com/

    So if you have the game, by all means let your voice be heard! As stated before, this has tons of potential and I believe with enough support it will be realized.

  • http://www.grokion.com Jclef

    The devs for Deadly Dungeon have plans to expand the game. They have a blog where you can vote on what you'd like to see in the next update. Some of these include new locations, more monsters, storyline, etc...

    http://deadlydungeon.blogspot.com/

    So if you have the game, by all means let your voice be heard! As stated before, this has tons of potential and I believe with enough support it will be realized.

  • dyscode

    I got it when it came out.

    Anybody remember "Ian Livingston's Deathtrap Dungeon" on the PS1. If the devs get to go this route It could be aweseom. I loved that game. And for some other reason than just the name Deadyl Dungeon remind me of it.

  • dyscode

    I got it when it came out.

    Anybody remember "Ian Livingston's Deathtrap Dungeon" on the PS1. If the devs get to go this route It could be aweseom. I loved that game. And for some other reason than just the name Deadyl Dungeon remind me of it.

  • Ziad

    Does anyone remember the game Dungeon Hunter by Gameloft? Isn't that just a bad copy of the game?

  • Ziad

    Does anyone remember the game Dungeon Hunter by Gameloft? Isn't that just a bad copy of the game?