You're probably going to need a bigger boat when you try Hungry Shark Evolution [Free], a brand new 3D sequel to Future Games of London's popular Hungry Shark trilogy on iOS. Brad and I jumped in head first with Hungry Shark Evolution, and though the water was cold we warmed our bellies by gobbling up absolutely everything in sight.

I was a pretty big fan of the original Hungry Shark games, as they gave you the freedom to explore interesting underwater environments and there was a survival aspect that had you constantly scouring for food lest you end up floating belly-up at the surface. With Evolution, things have been somewhat freemium'd out and there's actually the ability to buy diamonds that allow you to continue after dying.

That sort of defeats the whole survival purpose that I liked in the originals, but I still can't deny that Hungry Shark Evolution is a ton of fun. I've been dying for the series to truly get a modern rendition, and visually this delivers on all fronts. The rest of the freemium implementation is your standard "grind for upgrades or pay to speed it up" type of deal, which isn't too off-putting when the game is as enjoyable as it is.

Might want to hide the kiddies, though, as Hungry Shark Evolution features buckets of over-the-top gore as you chomp through everything from fish, to sea turtles, to humans, right down to other sharks. It's available now so check it out.

  • Decaf Table

    Before I booted up the video I read that the game could get gory. After watching you tear a swimmer to shreds I almost pissed my pants lol freakin' awesome!

  • louisa

    Are you thinking of the feeding frenzy games on Xbox maybe?

  • http://www.facebook.com/JosueF Josue Feliciano

    The game you're looking for is E.V.O: Search for Eden.  I posted a comment with a link, but it was moderated (maybe a spam filter).

    • OldBearEric

      Loved this game! Played it for hours on the SNES, I totally wish they would port or remake it for iOS.

    • bradnicholson

      YES. I LOVE YOU THANKS.

      • JCho133

        Also the Cell stage in Spore was like that

  • Jerutix

    Not sure about the SNES game, but this reminds me of Ecco the Dolphin a little (much more violent). I remember playing the second game Brad talked about, the educational one. I think it was called Odell Down Under (named after, I always assumed, Island or the Blue Dolphins writer Scott O'Dell).

    • Jerutix

      I shouldn't assume... Turns out it was the sequel to a game called Odell Lake, which is based on Odell Lake in Oregon. And the educational value of the game continues!

  • Greyskull

    There is a reason the term freemium exists. The download is free. This is not freemium. And let's not use the term paidmium or paymium anymore. Let's use the appropriate word, scam.

  • Greyskull

    There is a reason the term freemium exists. The download is free. This is not freemium. And let's not use the term paidmium or paymium anymore. Let's use the appropriate word, scam.