Wow, this might go down as the most epic release week in quite some time. Between the highly-anticipated Oceanhorn finally being upon us, exciting sequels to two huge iOS classics in Epoch 2 and Tilt to Live 2, possibly the best digital adaptation of a gamebook that I've ever seen in Lone Wolf, a port of a cool looking stealth puzzler in Stealth Inc, and… well, I could go on and on. Let's just say our collective wallets and free time are going to be under extreme duress after this week. And, something tells me this is just the beginning as the holiday rush is kicking into gear. Anyway, we captured lots of hands-on video of many of the games which you can see embedded below, as well as the normal forum and App Store links, so use those tools to your advantage as you go on a reckless spending spree with the rest of us.

Beetle Breaker

iTunes Description

Send these kamikaze critters sky high to obliterate huge objects in this challenging physics-based puzzler.

Forum Thread: Beetle Breaker by Chillingo (Universal)

Chicken Boy

iTunes Description

Get ready to step into Chicken Boy's shoes and play one of the best action games of the year! Chicken Boy is a fast paced action game introducing the ever vigilant, slightly overweight hero the world's been waiting for. Fend off waves of enemies across space and time. Swing your bat with intuitive touch controls and save your chicks!

Forum Thread: Chicken Boy (Universal app By Funtomic)

Dead on Arrival 2

iTunes Description

Tear through wave after wave of the walking dead as you fight for your life in an industrial playground filled with deadly traps and deadlier enemies. An intense top down survival shooter, bringing console quality graphics to your mobile device.

Forum Thread: Dead on Arrival 2 - (by N3V Games Pty Ltd) [Universal]

Death Tower


iTunes Description

You awaken alone in a dungeon: you don't know how you got there, and you don't know how to get out. As you explore DEATH TOWER, you gain new party members, but they don't know anything either... or do they? A surreal and paranoid story guides you through one of the deepest and most difficult dungeon RPGs ever made for iOS. 18 playable characters, 9 classes, over 50 abilities, 45 artifacts, 128 unique monsters, and 130 levels means this game will keep you busy for some time.

Forum Thread: Death Tower - (by Devin Passage)[Universal]


iTunes Description

From team Cytus, a world acclaimed music rhythm game. Rayark brings you Deemo, a hybrid of music rhythm game and the story of urban fantasy, with hand-drawn art, story-telling gallery and real instrumental feedback of piano key sound. Deemo is a mystic character lives in solitude, a castle, all by itself. A little girl falls from the sky, not knowing who she is, where she comes from. To help the little girl back to her world, Deemo comes to realize a tree keeps growing tall on top of the piano whenever it plays. What would Deemo do when it gets comfortable with the companionship it never had before? What if the little girl couldn't deal with the truth when her seemingly lost memories regained?!

Forum Thread: Deemo - (by Rayark Inc.)[Universal]

Don't Shoot Yourself!

iTunes Description

Your bullets are your worst enemy in this addictive new puzzle shoot-'em-up. Loads of levels with NO IAPs or extra charges! Move around the screen constantly firing bullets and avoiding your deadly ammunition to stay alive. Sounds easy right? Think again! You’ll need quick reflexes and creative strategy to reach the next fiendishly designed level.

Forum Thread: Don't Shoot Yourself! - (by Ayopa Games LLC) [Universal]

Epoch 2

iTunes Description

EPOCH has trekked across a war-ravaged country to find the one person he was programmed to protect: the Princess, Amelia. Now he must follow a final, desperate lead to reach her, with the two warring robot armies of Omegatroniks and Alphetekk standing in his way. But what surprises await EPOCH when the Princess is finally located? And what will she make of the world she wakes up to?

Forum Thread: Epoch 2 (Universal app By Uppercut Games)

Football Manager Handheld 2014

iTunes Description

Football Manager Handheld 2014 is the best-selling and most realistic football management game available for mobile and tablet devices. The game allows you to live out the ultimate dream of managing your favourite club – you make the big decisions, you decide on transfers, tactics and substitutions as you follow the match live with the acclaimed match engine. Can you keep the fans, board and media happy and lead your team to glory?

Forum Thread: Football Manager Handheld 2014 (Universal app By SEGA)

Galaxy Factions

iTunes Description

Dominate the galaxy in an exciting 3D Sci-Fi combat strategy experience! Gather resources and loot equipment to build your simple space station into a massive fortress while you muster an army, recruit special Heroes with unique abilities, and destroy your enemies. Make alliances to bolster your forces and conquer even more, but beware—your friends may be waiting for the right moment to strike…

Forum Thread: Galaxy Factions - (By Coco / Faceroll Games) [Universal]

GT Racing 2: The Real Car Experience

iTunes Description

GT Racing 2: The Real Car Experience is a true-to-life automotive journey featuring the most prestigious cars in the world! The best-selling franchise is back and it’s designed to offer an unprecedented level of driving enjoyment, whether playing solo or multiplayer.

Forum Thread: GT Racing 2: The Real Car Experience - (by Gameloft) [Universal]

Hunter Island

iTunes Description

60 hour monster training RPG…no waiting! Catch, evolve and combine 300+ monsters! Hunter Island is a real monster collection RPG with live multiplayer. From the developers of Dragon Island Blue, the former No.1 RPG in 43 Countries. Awaiting you is a vast world to explore and an epic story. Suffering from war, drought, and other unusual disasters, the island is going through troubled times, and the people living there are in need of a hero like you. In order to put a stop to these disasters, you must uncover the secrets behind the disappearance of ancient civilizations. Do you have what it takes to stop the evil plot to awaken the destructive force buried beneath the island!?

Forum Thread: Hunter Island (Universal app By NTT Resonant Inc.)

Joe Dever's Lone Wolf

iTunes Description

Lone Wolf is back, as a video game and with a brand-new story, a new combat system, stunning graphics and much more! The world-famous author Joe Dever has teamed up with Forge Reply and Atlantyca Entertainment to create a new adventure starring the legendary Kai Lord: a new gamebook experience for long-time enthusiasts and new fans alike.

Forum Thread: Joe Dever's Lone Wolf (Universal app By Bulkypix)

King's League: Odyssey

iTunes Description

The acclaimed Flash strategy hit game with over 5 Million players finally arrives on mobile, enhanced with premium content and HD graphics. The kingdom beckons to those with courage to join the King’s League. The winner will receive the coveted seat at the round table of His Majesty’s most trusted warriors. Recruit an army of over 40 unique classes including Lancers, Berserkers, and Dragoons to battle against other teams in the League. Conquer territories for resources to upgrade training facilities, promote soldiers to new classes and unlock new areas. Embark on side quests, explore dungeons, and participate in the grueling Battlethon. Embark on an Odyssey, make that first step - the King awaits you!

Forum Thread: King's League: Odyssey (Universal app by Gamenauts)

Neon Shadow

iTunes Description

Neon Shadow is a fast paced Cyber Punk FPS inspired by classic shooters. Suit up and grab your shotgun. Your mission: Save humanity from the dark mechanoids who have taken control of your space station and soon the rest of the galaxy!

Forum Thread: Neon Shadow (Universal app By Crescent Moon Games)

Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas

iTunes Description

You wake up and find a letter from your father. He is gone… The only lead is his old notebook and a mysterious necklace. What happened? Explore the islands of Uncharted Seas, a world filled with many dangers, puzzles and secrets. Fight monsters, learn to use magic and discover ancient treasures which will help you on your quest. Use all your wits and skill to unravel the mysteries of ancient kingdom Arcadia and sea monster Oceanhorn. Oceanhorn combines captivating storytelling, breathtaking 3D visuals and exciting gameplay into one massive action adventure experience you will never forget.

Forum Thread: Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas (Universal app By FDG Entertainment)

The Rivers of Alice

iTunes Description

The Rivers of Alice is a graphic adventure that takes place in a world of riddles and characters inspired by the music and lyrics of vetusta morla. Whenever Alice falls asleep, enters in a fantasy world in which the player must help her to face their fears. Sloth, Envy, Patience... A leisurely game to play, enjoying the beautiful pictures and the soundtrack composed expressly for the music group.

Forum Thread: The Rivers of Alice (Universal app By Delirium Studios)

Stealth, Inc

iTunes Description

Stealth Inc is a fast-paced stealth platformer featuring brutal hazards, ruthless enemies, fiendish puzzles and red pixels galore. Jump, sneak, and be chunked through 80 levels. Will you make it out alive? Armed with only your wits and a pair of top of the range Stealthing Goggles, it's your job to sneak your way through a deadly facility that's determined to extinguish your fragile little life. With no weapons and no armour, being seen means instant death. Stay out of the light to avoid the attention of deadly security robots! Leap like a lusty salmon to avoid those zap-happy lasers! Think fast as the walls close in around you! Only the fastest and sneakiest will make it to the exit. Will you be among them?

Forum Thread: Stealth Inc (Universal app By Curve Digital Games)

Stellar Wars

iTunes Description

The futuristic successor to the award wining Legendary Wars series! Join the last remaining robots on a quest to rebuild a lost civilization in a mysterious new solar system. Things quickly change when the bots find themselves in the middle of a war for the future of the Galaxy. Take to the skies in your Stellar Fighter! Build a large cast of customizable robots and take on hordes of aliens in a unique blend of Strategy Defense and Sidescrolling Space Ship Shooter. The fate of the Galaxy is in your hands!

Forum Thread: Stellar Wars - (app by Liv Games) [Universal]

Sunday Lawn Seasons

iTunes Description

Fans spoke! We listened. "Sunday Lawn Seasons" is the highly anticipated sequel to fan favorite "Sunday Lawn", but with THREE new seasons!
After a flourishing summer with his lawn mower, Charlie expands his summer job into a YEAR ROUND BUSINESS. Faithful to the game play of the original Sunday Lawn, this all-new sequel packs on new gardens, graphics, features and animals.

Forum Thread: Sunday Lawn Seasons (Universal app By Donut Games)

Super Lemonade Factory Two

iTunes Description

Usually when you see a description of a sequel that starts with "The two main characters are back and bigger than ever" it's a sure sign of a cash grab. Andre and Liselot are back, and this game is bigger than ever! Super Lemonade Factory Two has more of everything you loved about the first, more zany dialog, more gorgeous pixel art and more spikes. Taking place around the globe in Sydney Australia, New York City and a military base.

Forum Thread: Super Lemonade Factory Two [Universal]

Tilt to Live 2: Redonkulous

iTunes Description

Return to a world of fast-paced, tilt-only arcade action! You’ll flee a relentless onslaught of dastardly dots, desperately darting between single-use weapon orbs. Each orb provides a unique burst of fiery relief! Sometimes it’s lasery relief. It really depends.

Forum Thread: Tilt to Live 2: Redonkulous (Universal app By One Man Left Studios)

  • toxiccheese

    Well this has been my most expensive Wednesday to date... $29. Not bad for so many games!

    • HelperMonkey

      Grab the whole line-up and it's still about the price of one console game. Gotta love the app store.

    • annalisedyy264

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      • HelperMonkey

        Don't go idolizing your buddy's mom just because your own mother is a prostitute. She still puts food on the table, right?

  • raviadso

    Good god. This week is fantastic.

    • Sebastian Gomez

      ISN'T IT?!!

  • spokentruths772

    Welp looks like im gonna be broke for the weekend 😛

    • Sebastian Gomez

      I'll be for the next couple of weekends xD

  • falco

    Omg Oceanhorn is finaly here O_o

  • Sebastian Gomez

    Now all I have to do is wait for my crappy internet to finish downloading my 18 bucks haha

    Nice week

  • Mountain872

    All the games are available in the US app store right now even if you type them in and they dont show up. If youre using the touch arcade app, scroll to the bottom of the article where all the games are and click the one you want. Then click on the price and it will lead you to the app store where you can buy it.

    • ImJPaul

      OMG!!! Now way!!!

  • Pete Osborne

    Also worth looking at:
    OreZom Trail Adventure (69p) another zombie Oregon Trail homage
    Gardenscapes 2 (Free, in-app purchase for full game)
    Civil War II: 1862 (69p) for hex-based strategy fans
    King of Fighters 97 (2.49) - port of the classic beat em up
    ShapeScape (69p) an interesting looking physics/puzzley thing
    Maze Crusade (Free) endless runner/maze combo. Seems fair with IAPs
    Chiptune Runner Lite (Free) chance to try a game that's potentially good

  • Taclys

    I bought Ocean Horn, and wanted Neon Shadow but didn't have the cash.

    • PresidentZer0

      That sounds a rally interesting story, could you tell us more?

  • Bool Zero

    Expensive night but a lot of gams to show for it! About $30 spent tonight and from briefly playing each not a single regrettable purchase!

  • echo_pdx

    One of those kid-in-candy-store weeks!

  • dariusjr98

    Best week in a while. Even better than last week, and last week was pretty awesome too.

    • raviadso

      Best week this year IMO. Great collection of meaty, paid apps.

  • anabolicMike

    Get death tower. I've been pouring time into it lol

  • Gahe

    Glad to visit your blog. Thanks for this great post that you share to us.

  • addicted2games

    Downloading oceanhorn!! Its been a long wait for this game but its finally here.
    What are peoples thoughts on 'The Rivers of Alice'? Unsure whether to give it a try.

  • sawyer4325

    Why must these game come out the week I have a big paper due???

  • nicoper

    Stealth Inc. is basically Stealth Bastard Deluxe ported to iOS?