We're back again this month with another roundup of what users of the TouchArcade App [Free] are most excited for. We fiddled with how these list are tabulated since the September and August postings were so similar. So, before we were computing this data based on total users that have added a particular game to their watch. The side effect of this is that it has sort of created a lock on the top-end of the list, as basically nothing can come close to the number of watch list additions that a game like Infinity Blade: Dungeons has. To make things a little more interesting and feature some other games besides Real Racing 3, this is now a list of games that people added to their watch list the most in October.

10. The Witness - Jonathan Blow made quite a splash when he announced his next title, The Witness. It makes sense too, as basically anything that the creator of Braid does is big news. A blog post showing the game barely running on an iPad was more than enough to get people really excited, it'd seem.

9. Beatdown - Ravenous Games is responsible for some great iOS games that seem to share a common theme of typically being titles that wouldn't normally work that great on touch screens but their mastery of virtual controls totally changes that. Beatdown sort of follows in the footsteps of Double Dragon and other arcade-style beat 'em ups.

8. Minigore 2: Zombies - I think you could put "Minigore" on the box of just about anything and our community would be ridiculously excited for it. This dual stick sequel seems to fall in line just about perfectly with what fans expect of the series.

7. Team Monster - I actually met these developers on a trip to Korea and couldn't believe how cool their game trailer was. I'm a huge sucker for anything that plays on the Battleheart formula, and I'm excited to see how their social features play out.

6. FTL: Faster Than Light - It shouldn't be shocking at all that news of one of the best games I've played on the PC lately potentially coming to the iPad would get folks really excited. Personally, I think good touch controls and iPad compatibility would make this great game even better.

5. Badland - With a striking art style highly reminiscent of the console title Limbo, Badland mixes in a flying mechanic to create something that looks totally new and exciting.

4. Ravensword: Shadowlands - Being around for the release of the original Ravensword, it's insane looking at how far Crescent Moon has come since then. Their trailers are even getting significantly more epic.

3. Wraithborne - When veterans of Warhammer games get together to create an iOS hack and slash, I think it's understandable that it's rocket up a list like this. Those 40K games were fantastic.

2. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City - GTA3 may have re-imagined the series, but it wasn't until Vice City that the true greatness of a 3D Grand Theft Auto game was fully realized. Better in almost every way, Vice City is going to be amazing on iOS devices.

1. Angry Birds: Star Wars - There's two universal constants I live my life by recently: Haters gonna hate, and anything Angry Birds related is going to be really popular. Regardless of how much you might dislike the series, you've got to admit, the Star Wars variety is looking really fun.

Not seeing a game you think should be on this list? Well, download the TouchArcade app, and add it to your watch list. Any watch list additions following this post will be tabulated for November. Remember, this post is totally user-generated, so get involved!

  • http://twitter.com/Turkeydipking Jacek Mackiewicz

    Really surprised Forgotten Memories isn't on this list... I thought it was an iOS gamer's wet dream come true....
    Apart from that, yeah can't wait for all of these!

    • GetLitTonite

      That game looks amazing. I heard about it a while back. They need to put a release date on it.

  • http://twitter.com/Sanuku Sanuku

    Gosh Rovio`s Games are so damn overrated...

    • Brimah

      Can't tell if serious...

    • MidianGTX

      Bad Piggies is underrated. A lot of friends of mine that enjoy Angry Birds don't even know what it is when I mention it.

      • B3nlok

        This is why Rovio is milking Angry Birds franchise as much as they possibly can. They will never going to replicate the AB success and recognition in other IPs.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joe-Hayata/1241836104 Joe Hayata

        Does Rovio only have 1 IP? Because it sure looks like it, the way they're refrying their stale dish.

    • Zephiros

      Totally with you!

  • Baracus

    FTL FTW!!

    • Greyskull

      I just posted the exact. same. content. Punctuation and all. We must spend too much time on the internets.

      • Baracus

        Haha 😀 Well, you know what they say about great minds... Or maybe not 🙂

    • JJE

      How does one go about adding FTL to my watch list? Seriously, I don't see how.

      • Baracus

        In the TA app it's hanging off the green WATCH button at the top of article. Not sure about the site.

      • JJE

        I understand but that implies there was an FTL story that I missed or can't find using the app search. See my problem?

      • JJE


      • Baracus

        Derp? You've caught up with yourself then? 🙂

      • JJE

        Yea I derped. In my defense if you search for FTL in the app nothing comes up because of a ' in the title. So it's Brads fault cause he wrote it? Heh.

  • theorangeipod

    I agree rovios games don't deserve all the attention they are getting. Does anyone think I can cram ravensword shadowlands file size on my 8 gigabyte iPod 4g?

    • http://twitter.com/DaKleine Mark

      Filesize shouldn't be a problem (the limit for AppStore apps is 2GB if I remember correctly), the only problem is that the way things are looking right now it won't run on an iPod Touch 4. 

      • GetLitTonite

        Gangstar rio is 2.5 gigs. So thats not true

    • Greyskull

      Oooh. 8 Gb. I feel your pain. Next upgrade is 64 or nothing for me.

  • http://twitter.com/mooken Ken Sinn

    Really, no Star Command?
    After reading about the "new algorithm", maybe this should be listed as "top 10 games newly added to people's watch-lists". Calling them the top 10 most anticipated games is grossly inappropriate description.

    • otakuzod

      Star Command, yes. I'm anticipating not giving a red hot damn about Angry Birds: (insert new buzzword title here).

  • tulsy

    What happened to Star Command?

    • vic_viper_001

      It become the "Duke Nukem Forever" of iOS gaming, that's what happened. And people are probably thinking; screw this, it's never coming out!

  • GSport70

    Real Racing !?!?!?!

    • http://twitter.com/mguniverse Danny Perskinstein

      I'm starting to worry Real Racing 3 isn't going to be as fun as Need for Speed: Most Wanted is, but we'll see.

      • LootAsile

        That's not good. I found NFS:MW to be a pretty boring grind fest. If Real Racing is worse, yikes!

      • Baracus

        Depends what you class as fun in a racer. They have such a different design ethos you can't really compare them IMO. Having a blast with NFS but would be happy to delete it to make room for RR3 if I has to. Police do my head in... I just wanna race without being cut up and t-boned! The 'takeout' seems really random too. Sometimes a fairly weak move knocks them out and other times a proper slam in the same angle doesn't! Grrrrr

  • GSport70

    Real Racing 3....

  • Shadowking2214

    Vice city on iOS better have the original aiming system that it had when it was on console/pc,aiming in GTA 3 is a nightmare on iOS,max Payne on the other hand is easy since its the normal aiming system

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MEPFI6SVLNWASPNYKKQ2JR5ARU Arien

    Angry Birds really shouldn't be number one. It shouldn't even be on this list. I've owned every Angry Birds yet, but these other games blow it out of the water. Plus where's Prevail, and Ocean Horn?

    • MidianGTX

      In what way shouldn't it be number one? Look at the formula here: Angry Birds, the most popular mobile device game in history. Plus Star Wars, the most popular sci-fi franchise in history. Regardless of your opinion, everything about that screams massive, massive interest. If there were a position better than one, it would be in it. I'm not hugely excited about it either, but looking at the facts it's sitting right where it should be.

  • Greyskull

    FTL FTW!

  • smithmeg

    It might be worth having a top 10 newly added, but then also listing the top 10 overall, in case there's new people.

    • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

      That list is nearly identical to http://toucharcade.com/2012/09/28/toucharcade-app-users-top-ten-most-anticipated-upcoming-games-september-2012/

  • Korenaren

    You should have the 'add to watch list' slider on these posts! 🙂

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  • seanec89

    I guess I'm the only one looking forward to Heroes Of Order And Chaos.

  • Solidfart

    So no RR3 and MC4. Interesting...
    I guess after Most Wanted, people already know RR3 won't top or equal such exhilarating I suppose!

    • ImJPaul

      These are all the games people added in October only. I'm sure they're both in the tops of the list.

  • ImJPaul

    Everything on here looks soooo good. Wraithborne was submitted a week or 2 ago so we can scratch that one off the lists soon. So very excited to gets ma hack n slash on.

  • pheh

    Baldur's Gate?

  • Ataris8327

    No jet set radio or ace attorney hd.
    What madness is this!

  • cameron331

    I love how people still argue over which games should/shouldn't be on these lists. People must ignore the paragraph that explains what the list is based on.

    • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

      Why read the article when you can jump straight to the comments?

      • defred34

        Great logic Eli. Its a wonder we have someone like you helming the biggest mobile gaming community.

  • Dodjem

    I was expecting curiosity as number 1

  • http://twitter.com/SamF15h Sam Pepper

    Really? Angry birds?
    Jesus. Where's junk jack 2 or zombox?

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


  • Johnny101

    No more Birds man! What's next Angry Birds, Starship Troopers...

  • Hoot3000

    Man I'm still waiting for the summer 2012 release of Star Command. ?!?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MYHWXDGMMOZM2WCDB7QODLJQAY Sebastian

    Any idea on the release date of Ace Attorney Trilogy?

    • Ataris8327

      Late 2012

  • xDyNaMiiCx

    Wow, you know iOS sucks when angry birds: Star Wars is number 1 and modern combat 4 not even in top ten. Humanity is lost :/

    • osvd

      Fps on ios are shit

  • mike74

    Where's Modern Combat 4 and to a certain extent Shadowgun: Deadzone? I think you guys are being pretty mean to madfingergames just because dead trigger was a crappy freemium.

    They've brought out like four updates to the game to make it easier to get by without spending any real money and giving bigger maps and more zombies yet I've seen no mention of it on this website...

    From what I've seen in the beta testing only available to android (grr) Deadzone looks very promising and the original Shadowgun was a great game and they'll probably have learnt their mistakes from the last muck up!

  • nobstudio

    Baldur's Gate?
    I am excited to see if the developer will port the whole "5 discs long story" to ipad.

    • Respox

      Well, those five discs were CDs, not DVDs, and had a lot of redundant data between them. You could also play the game with just a partial install, swapping discs as needed into your drive... meaning a lot of that data had to have been stored uncompressed. The game was massive by 1998 standards, but nowadays? Not so much.

  • scdude

    No mc4 🙁

  • Brimah

    I really wonder if the people complaining about angry birds and *insert title not on there* realize that this is unbiased in the sense it is based completely on people watching the apps? It's not like its the editors personal want list, but the communities. Yes game #13 was better to you than angry birds, but when only 1/10000 of people played game #13 compared to angry birds, it doesn't matter, the mass wins in this topic.