Hey everybody, here's the best games we reviewed in the month of September. Keep in mind you can view all of our 5 star and 4.5 star games via category sorting. Similarly, you can see all of these "best of" roundups by clicking the Best iPhone Games category. You'll find tons of good stuff in there, especially if you dig back into the archives a bit.

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5 Stars

Bad Piggies, $0.99 / HD - [Review] - [Forum Thread] - A fantastically fresh spin on the Angry Birds formula, this time you play as the pigs and build various contraptions to reassemble your grand plan for stealing the eggs from the birds. This game is shockingly good, and shouldn't be missed. Sandbox mode, in particular, is incredible.

Super Monsters Ate My Condo!, Free - [Review] - [Forum Thread] - The original game was awesome, but this new Bejeweled Blitz-like spin on the formula cranks things up to 11. Two minute long games are hectic from start to finish, and if you're good, you can still pull off those insane scores that people loved bragging about in the original Monsters Ate My Condo.

God of Blades, $2.99 - [Review] - [Forum Thread] - An incredibly unique game with art and sound design that's out of this world. It almost reminds us of Sword & Sworcery in a way in that the game is so artistic that the entire experience is something you don't see very often on the App Store. Definitely dig into our review.

4.5 Stars

Lili™, $2.99 - [Review] - [Forum Thread] - This Unreal engine powered game has a look at feel that is by far the most Nintendo-like I've seen on the App Store. Add a sword fighting mechanic and a Triforce, and it might pass for Zelda. The flower picking mechanic is a little weird, but it's easy to get into.

Rayman Jungle Run, $2.99 - [Review] - [Forum Thread] - When I first heard of this game, I rolled my eyes expecting another Temple Run clone. Instead, we got a platformer that is not only totally awesome but feels perfect on the iPhone.

Plight of the Zombie, $0.99 - [Review] - [Forum Thread] - A really slick line drawing stealth game that puts the player in charge of moving zombies around various levels. If you're tired of zombie games, give this one a try, it feels really fresh compared to most mindless zombie games.

Super Hexagon, $2.99 - [Review] - [Forum Thread] - This game has taken the TouchArcade crew by storm, with Jared and Arn fiercely competing on leaderboards with a few of our mutual Twitter followers. I'm not good enough at video games to make a good effort, but if you like very short very fast paced games, you need this one.

Splice : Tree of Life, $3.99 - [Review] - [Forum Thread] - Cipher Prime nails it again with an oddly obscure cellular puzzler. It started its life on the PC, but like all of their games, the iPad almost feels like Splice's natural home.

  • bradnicholson

    research the new world order

  • http://twitter.com/Aghartastudio Agharta studio

    I feel sad not seeing shufflepuck cantina in here 

    • mreford

      Hmmm, I wonder *why* it isn't there...

      • cameron331

        Because you're bad at it?

  • ConceptNormal

    100% agreed. Too polished and mechanical sound to not be.

  • Deixa

    Man I'm tired of all these games. Nothing to be excited about. Hopefully 2013 will have decent games

  • http://www.facebook.com/johnnewton29 John Newton

    * Braces for God of Blades 5 star rant*

  • regkilla

    No FIFA 13? It's the best.

  • NPeart

    If these are the best, then I'm truly sorry that I wasted 700$ into mobile gaming.(ok, that was as slight hyperbole; I am very disappointed in mobile gaming, but I bought iPhone for its truly ambitious music making software, and I'm very pleased in iPhones synthesizers and continue to get next iPad too because of that, but I have stopped even wasting time on downloading some of these "best" games, even when they are on sale/free.)

  • GSJ1977

    One of these (Splice) is actually good.

    • swatbot

      The Room was very good too.  Well-crafted, and short but with a degree of flair and detail far exceeding most iOS titles.  It's not on this list, but at least it has done quite well on the app store and in Metacritic.

      • GSJ1977

        The Room is GOTY IMO. :-)

        But TA gave it four stars, so it didn't make this list of "awesome" (cough splutter) games.

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

    Super Hexagon is my current iCrack

  • grits

    Outwitters. AAA

  • Lyndell

    Screw Rovio, they want me to pay $0.99 and $2.99 if I want it on both my iPhone and iPad, on Android both are free. They are filled with in app purchases, and on top of that still no iCloud support. Amazing Alex, went down in flames because it didn't have their stupid branding, I can't wait till that where's off so I can laugh at there horrible business practices. I can't wait to see this skinned 8 different times all with the same price model.