Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, and has been all my life. What's there not to love about an entire day revolving around eating massive amounts of turkey, stuffing, and all the other fixings? Sure, I could do without needing to feign interest in football, but thankfully tryptophan overload usually allows me to sleep through all of that. If you're looking for something to do this year while you do your best to either pretend to be interested in football or anxiously wait for the food to be done, there are a ton of sales on the App Store to consider.

The basis of this post comes from SirAwesome's awesome thread in our new price drops, freebies, and deals forum. He put together an extremely exhaustive listing of everything that's on sale, and the thread is good to stop by just to make sure you're not missing anything that might have since gone on sale since the writing of this post. Also, some of these sales start at different times, if something isn't the price that is listed here, check back later (or Friday).

First off, here are some of what we consider must-have games that are on sale. We've positively reviewed all of these, and really recommend picking them up if you're going to grab anything from this price drop extravaganza-

Need for Speed Shift, $2.99 This is an absolutely fantastic arcade style racer that actually manages to capture almost everything that made the console version of the game fun. A must-have at 99¢.

ChuChu Rocket!, $0.99 A classic Dreamcast puzzle game that I paid full console game price for that I don't regret one bit. A recent updated added a ton more content, making this a no-brainer for a buck.

Ravensword: The Fallen King, $2.99 This is the cheapest that this open-world RPG has ever been. It hasn't exactly aged well compared to more recent 3D games (especially looking forward to Aralon) but it's still a ton of fun and probably your best bang for the buck with hours upon hours of gameplay.

Defender Chronicles - Legend of The Desert King, $1.99 A cool twist on tower defense that has been updated a ton with all kinds of new content since its initial release. If you like tower defense and earning experience points, this is the game for you.

Harbor Master, Free Harbor Master has been selling for $1.99 for quite a while now, if you missed the initial 99¢ launch price of this fun little content-packed line drawing game, here's your chance to snag it again.

Jet Car Stunts, $1.99 Half racing game, half puzzle platformer. Pilot your jet car through a series of ridiculous jumps, twists, turns, and other obstacles. Retina Display graphics looks awesome, and the game runs fantastic on every device I've ever played it on.

Chopper 2, $2.99 This awesome sequel is loaded with all kinds of cool options, such as being able to control the game running on your iPad with your iPhone. Chopper had a huge fan following, and Chopper 2 doesn't disappoint.

Game Dev Story, $4.99 If you're looking for a game that will quite literally suck up your entire day (and battery in the process) look no further than Game Dev Story. Create your own game company, and even release your own game console eventually. It's awesome.

MovieCat! - Movie Trivia Game, $1.99 This is by far the best movie trivia game that I've tried... And it's cat themed, what's not to love? If you like movie trivia, download this now.

And here's everything else we consider noteworthy that's on sale-


Dug Dug Remix
Galaga Remix
Garters & Ghouls
Gator Panic
Inspector Gadget
Isaac Newton's Gravity
Lt. Fly Rise of the Arachnids
Mr. Driller
Noby Noby Boy
PAC-Chain Compact
PAC-MAN for iPad
PAC-MAN Championship Edition
PAC-Match Party
PAC-Match Party HD
Pole Position: Remix
Pool Pro Online 3
Pool Pro Online 3 for iPad
Star Trigon
Tamagotchi: Round the World
Time Crisis Strike
Tinseltown Dreams: The 50s

Ace Combat Xi
i Love Katamari
Ridge Racer Accelerated

Time Crisis 2nd Strike


Hybrid: Eternal Whisper
Soccer Superstars

Zenonia 2
Hybrid 2
Baseball Superstars 2010


Madden 11
Need For Speed Undercover
The Sims 3 Ambitions
RISK : The Official Game
Monopoly Here & Now: The World Edition
SimCity Deluxe
Need for Speed Shift
The Sims 3 World Adventures
The Game of Life Classic Edition
The Simpsons Arcade
Reckless Racing HD
Yahtzee HD

Rock Band
Mirrors Edge for iPad
Scrabble for iPad
Madden NFL 11 for iPad


Let's Golf!® 2
NFL 2011
Hero of Sparta II
Iron Man 2
Brothers In Arms® 2: Global Front
The Settlers HD
Splinter Cell Conviction™ HD
GT Racing: Motor Academy HD
Brothers In Arms® 2: Global Front HD
Iron Man 2 for iPad
Let's Golf! 2 HD
Hero of Sparta 2 HD
Prince of Persia: Warrior Within HD

Real Golf 2011

Big Pixel Studios

Meow Meow Happy Fight
Meow Meow Happy Fight HD
Piyo Blocks
Piyo Blocks 2


Deer Hunter 3D
Paperboy: Special Delivery
Build-a-Lot 2: Town of the Year
Build-a-Lot 2: Town of the Year HD
World Series of Poker Hold'em Legends
World Series of Poker Hold’em Legend for iPad


Chu Chu Rocket
Phantasy Star II
Golden Axe

Super Monkey Ball 2: Sakura Edition
ChuChu Rocket HD

Sonic The Hedgehog 4™ Episode I


Victory Day
Crazy Tanks
Pirate Waters
BeeCells HD

Victory Day HD
uBoot HD
Crazy Choppers HD

99 Games

Mystic Emporium
Christmas Sudoku
Create a Mall
Create a Mall HD
Mystic Emproium HD
Christmas Sudoku HD


Billabong Surf Trip
Radio Flare REDUX
Radio Flare REDUX HD
Ravensword: The Fallen King
Parking Mania HD
Defender Chronicles - Legend of the Desert King
Master of Alchemy
Master of Alchemy HD
Fiona’s Flowers

Cogs HD


Toy Bot Diaries Compilation
A.D.D. Addictive Dumb Distractions
Daisy Mae's Alien Buffet
Freeballin' 5 Pinball Tables
Spy Bot Chronicles
Star Hogs: Online & Campaign Battles
Toy Bot Mini Missions
Zombie Attack!
Zombie Attack! Second Wave XL
Cliffed XL
Implode! XL

Everyone Else

Chop Chop Runner
Aqua Moto Racing
Babylonian Twins - Escape

Harbor Master
Mr. Bill
Jet Car Stunts
Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2011
Rapala Pro Bass Fishing
Fantastic Contraption

The Secret of Monkey Island Special Edition for iPad
Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck's Revenge for iPad

Chopper 2
Game Dev Story
Fruit Ninja HD
Fantastic Contraption 2
Ragdoll Blaster 2 HD

Crimision Gem Saga
UFC Undisputed 2010

Keep in mind, this isn't everything that has seen its price slashed. For a full listing, check AppShopper where there are listings for:

Also, to see iPhone, iPad, or Universal games just click the respective buttons on the top left of the AppShopper listing. Oh, and if you haven't yet, be sure to check out the AppShopper App [Free] itself. It's got push alerts and all kinds of other slick features so if what you want isn't on sale this time around, you will get a push alert as soon as it is.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

  • Guest

    Prince of Persia: Warrior Within HD is $6.99

    • Anonymous

      Actually it was $0.99 for about 2 hrs this week.

      • Guest

        I got the iphone/ipod touch version when it was on sale for 99 cents several weeks ago.

        I've been waiting for the HD version to go on sale. I'm pissed if it missed it. Gameloft will put it on sale again. I'm patient.

      • Anonymous

        You should install the mobile AppShopper on your device. The HD version was $0.99 for 2 hrs on Nov 23. See here:

      • Guest

        Good idea. Thanks for the heads up!

    • jbverschoor

      Just wanted to let you guys know that Damian Filigree: the Book of Thoth is free for today (from 1.99)

    • Fhpace
  • Webdrache

    Azkend - now 0.99$

  • Nadia Sydorenko

    Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter has to be mentioned:

  • Keith Burgun

    100 Rogues has a sale going on now, too - it's $1.99, until SUNDAY! Too bad it wasn't mentioned, especially since TA gave us such a stellar review back when we released in May.


    Samurai: Way of the Warrior HD for iPad is on sale 4.99USD -> 0.99 USD from Friday to Monday !!!!


  • Sera

    defender chronicles isn't on sale?!

  • shpyo

    Yeeeeeey! 😀

  • Brett Archibald

    You forgot IUGO...

  • Brementer

    Cogs HD is showing $4.99 not $1.99. Why are you teasing me? I want that game but $5 is to much.

  • Cosmos Interactive

    Babylonian Twins Escape (Retina) is free during Thanksgiving

    • Sera

      difference between escape and premium version?

  • Hsdbvaku

    madden is .99 for the first time.......not notible enough?

  • Yuppo

    Wasn't ravensword down to 99c around the iphone 4 launch?

    • Balu

      Yeah it was.
      Great list though.

    • Zach Williams

      I was going to say the same thing.

  • Daniel Rehn
  • Brian Kritzberg

    Don't forget about The Hockey Experiment....Only $0.99 till 11/29/10

  • esfrost

    Just bought sonic the hedgehog 4 episode I, but cant play it, it quits everytime i start it with a white screen that shows up for a second, reinstalled the game, rebooted the phone (i4, 4.2), but didnt help, is there anyone with the same spec, with the same problem?

  • Brian Kritzberg
  • Gameprom Ltd

    Please add in list Pinball HD and Pinball HD for iPhone.

  • Julio Gorgé

    We have also put Airport Mania for iPhone ( and Airport Mania HD for iPad ( on sale, only $.99 each! 🙂

  • Dyscode

    I am so HAPPY!!! most of the Sales either I already have or I am not interested in!
    SO this is going to be a cheap TG for me 😀

  • Bob

    All of the Brain Blaze games are on sale!

  • Zach Williams

    Game Dev Story went back up to $3.99 already

  • Philosonic


  • Altrez

    pop is $6.99 It needs to be removed from the list. I check them website and was like #@$ then checked iTunes and was like ;(


  • bootant

    uBoot HD by bootant is $0.99 not $1.99

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Kelly

    Dungeons & Dice - now 0.99$ (like Talisman Game)

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