We're not sure what has possessed the publishers of dozens of amazing iPhone games to decide that tonight was the night to hold a massive sale -- but it's happened. And you can benefit from it.

A huge number of high profile games have dropped in price to all time lows. The number of high quality games you can pick up for $0.99 right now is amazing. We hand picked a few to highlight here, but below we've listed dozens more. Every game on this list is worth the sale price, so now's your chance.

A few notable games dropping to $0.99 include:

Osmos, $2.99 Osmos was originally released in late August of 2009 for the PC, and went on to win numerous awards. The multi-touch controls work wonderfully on the platform and it's a natural fit for the iPhone. We highly recommend picking this one up. Review

Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor, $1.99 We choose Tiger Style Games' Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor for our 2009 Game of the Year. Spider is an original concept built specifically for the iPhone by a small self funded team. Review

2K Sports NHL 2K11, $3.99 It wouldn't be hard for NHL 2K11 to claim the title of best ice hockey game on the iPhone, since the competition is sorely lacking. But it surprisingly goes above and beyond and offers a truly full-fledged NHL experience on a mobile platform. Review

Archetype, $0.99 Archetype delivers one of the most robust, beautiful, and most importantly fun first person shooter (FPS) experiences that can be had on the iPhone. Review

Here's the rest of the list, grouped by price. Unfortunately, this appears to be an iPhone / iPod Touch phenomenon mostly. Only two games (marked below) are iPad native.

$0.99

$1.99

$2.99+

  • B34$T

    Add Chuzzle and Metal Gear.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Werner-Ruotsalainen/685558551 Werner Ruotsalainen

      Metal Gear is only available (for $3) in the US store - the international one still has it for $7.

    • Sales

      metal Gear my favority..www.smalasussie.com

  • http://gerardodiaz.com Falsoman

    Damn! That's too many good games... I don't even have the space anymore to put them, but i so want to buy them!

    • http://twitter.com/NoSuperMan ImNoSuperMan

      Well, you can have Madden NFL 11 for iphone and ipad for 99cents each in international stores compared to US price of $13 for iPad and $8 for iphone version ;)

      • http://gerardodiaz.com Falsoman

        Yeah, but i don't like madden :DI wanted Mirror's Edge cheap :P

        Though maybe it's a good thing since i just bought like 7 games.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Werner-Ruotsalainen/685558551 Werner Ruotsalainen

        Thanks for the heads-up :) Great news!

  • Anonymous

    I. Love. Sales.

  • http://twitter.com/NoSuperMan ImNoSuperMan

    G-damn it. Too many Sales. Too many new games. Worst day for an appshopper gamer with limited iTunes Credit :p

  • tsharpfilm

    Great... Now I get to spend the next hour reading through reviews, and trying to figure out which of these games I should get... (:D

  • iphone jim

    Damn. Good thing I put some more money in my account just this week.

  • addybojangles

    Can't recommend Osmos enough. What a gorgeous game. Kind of that flOw/Flower (for you PS3 fans) experience on an iPhone...

  • Spacecowgoesmoo

    Woo, I'm having a great week! Got Persona 4 new for $5 a few days ago from spending some built up credit on Amazon, and now here's Zenonia 2, Hybrid 2, and Doom RPG 2 for $5 more :D

  • Kizna

    Zenonia (the first) is also on sale for .99! I love sales, so I hope everyone can benefit for sure. I'm just a little bummed I didn't wait a day. I bought 4 of these games this morning. Kicking myself a little right now. :P

    • http://twitter.com/ross_hudgins Ross Hudgins

      Yeah, I missed the NHL2K11 introductory price at $2, and paid the full $7! Now it's on for 99 cents...crazy market. :)

  • http://twitter.com/pobregizmo Pobre Gizmo

    Can't recommend Tony Hawk enough. Still playing that game (was playing all week) and I bought it almost when it came out. Have now beaten it with all but two characters. Love that game, and it is an absolute steal at $1.99

  • Thomazfranzotti

    And as always game companys forget to out their ipad games on sale. Not asking to make all games universal apps, but if you tive the iphone app a 50% sale, why not do the same to the ipad version?

  • Anonymous

    Ugh. I purchased and gifted so many great games on this list. And then I bought Blue wave 2nd defense. I barely have time for the hundreds of games I already own but I just can't say no to these great deals. Thanks TouchArcade!

  • Tom

    How long are these sales usually on? Just one day

    • http://twitter.com/NoSuperMan ImNoSuperMan

      No one knows. Could be a couple of days or even a week. Could go back up in price in 5 minutes, before you even manage to click the buy button. So make sure you get whatever you think is worth the current price for you, asap :)

  • Anonymous

    i just bought way too many apps. At least i only paid around $20 for a whole slew of new games that i prolly won't touch for more than 5 minutes. Yay!

  • Jack

    Avoid assassin creed 2. it is unplayable and ubisoft seems never bother to update it. shitty company.

    • Dyscode

      that´s what makes me think, too.
      I don´t mind .99 but bad game update politics

      • Sunr1der

        Assassins Creed 2 works fine for me when I bought it today.

      • Jack

        Check the 'most recent comment' in app store review. You'll understand its not isolated case.

  • Nick

    Mirror's Edge and RISK show up as their normal prices in app store for me. : Could some of these specials be region locked or something? I'm in Australia.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Werner-Ruotsalainen/685558551 Werner Ruotsalainen

      EA's games are only on sale in the US store, except for Madden, which is only available for $1 outside the US.

  • Ricinator

    yeah the "world" games are only on sale in usa.

  • Karzak85

    buy buy buy buy buy buy!!! :D

  • Dyscode

    Also on Sale:
    Resident Evil 4 - 1.99

  • Dyscode

    +
    Doom Classic - 1.99 (-> $6.99)
    Vanguard Storm - 1.99 (-> $3.99)
    Driver $3 (-> $4.99)

  • Thaurin

    Don't forget Final Fantasy I & II are on sale, too!

  • http://www.facebook.com/skamando Casey Poluk

    Picked up a few of these already, and I'm sure I'm gonna pick up a bunch more. This is ridiculous.

  • Axess

    wooot! Great! Hope I have enough credits left.
    I'm gonna buy:
    Monkey Island 2 Special Edition
    Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor
    Osmos
    Final Fantasy

    yay, no time to work anymore!

  • weeeevil

    cannot believe that nobody picked up on the fact that COD zombies had a price drop to half AND ALL THE MAPS ARE INCLUDED FOR FREE.............. YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEHHHHHHHHHHHHH

  • Dyscode

    and slipped through the attention of most, and it´s from Cyan Worlds, well well well...

    Manhole: Masterpeoce Edition - 1.99 -> 0.99

  • Fail

    cant buy mirrors edge. isnt on sale @ international version
    cant buy cod zombies. isnt avaible @ german store

    bought osmos, peggle, archetype, real racer and spider

  • Tom

    Star Wars: Trench Run is 4.99 > 1.99 and all of these sales seem to be valid in Canada as well so it may be North American sales?

  • Fail

    it is possible, that some1 who can buy cod zombies gift it to me?

  • Fail

    it is possible, that some1 who can buy call of duty zombies gift it to me? cause it isn't avaible in germany

  • Sera

    it is possible, that some1 who can buy call of duty zombies gift it to me? cause it isn't avaible in germany

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IBXRMHVVMDHCF7E4BBHXRMUHNM Tanyel Stoyloff

    it is possible, that some1 who can buy call of duty zombies gift it to me? cause it isn't avaible in germany

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IBXRMHVVMDHCF7E4BBHXRMUHNM Tanyel Stoyloff

    it is possible, that some1 who can buy call of duty zombies gift it to me? cause it isn't avaible in germany

  • http://www.meadiciona.com/charles_anjos Charles Albert

    Hey! I heard that the new Shift update erases the TOP cars and makes you pay for them AGAIN! Is this true?

  • Jon

    WTF?

  • http://twitter.com/CrimsonPaw Ryan Curry

    Thinking I'm going to grab Zenonia 2, the first one was decent and it sounds like 2 is a bit of an improvement.

  • http://twitter.com/qrunchmonkey Kris Harris

    I don't know what's caused everyone to go sale crazy on iPhone games today either, but I'm not missing out on the party.

    8 Track Mind, an unique musical puzzle game, is on sale today for only $0.99! It's got an awesome interactive chiptune soundtrack, and 20 mind-bending musical puzzles. Check it out:
    http://qrun.ch/8trackmind (iTunes link)
    http://improbablesciences.com/products/8-track-mind/ (Screenshots and video)

  • http://twitter.com/AugieD369 AugieD369

    Turns out the game sales are part of a promotion on the App Store by Apple: http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewRoom?fcId=394938126&mt=8&id=25180

  • Xius Eyroo

    Any reason why I absolutely can't find Geometry Wars in Slovak App Store? D'oh...

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XRDZQTUJL7MEERBSLNA3NPBF3E westsider

    Add Full Moon: Warrior Within $2.99 -> $1.99 Classic Action Beat Em Up game!

  • http://twitter.com/kaisersoze72 kaisersoze72

    Jame's Cameron's "Avatar" from Gameloft is 99 cents.

  • http://viettelonline.com USB 3G

    thanks for your information