apple_biteApple's weekly top cumulative download charts are pretty interesting this week, as even though the top titles basically stayed the same, there was considerable movement elsewhere. The Goat Simulator knock-off Goat Rampage [$0.99] is doing particularly well. Additionally, despite a fairly negative review and our community being pretty mad about the online requirements, it'd seem that the rest of the world really doesn't care as The Amazing Spider-Man 2 [$6.99] is charting really highly on both the iPhone and iPad side of things.

Here's the rest of the list, which unsurprisingly features a lot of 2048 and Minecraft:

Top Paid iPhone Games

  1. A Dark Room
  2. Goat Rampage
  3. Heads Up!
  4. Minecraft – Pocket Edition
  5. Hitman GO
  6. Plague Inc.
  7. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
  8. Bloons TD 5
  9. Papa's Freezeria To Go!
  10. R.B.I. Baseball 14

Top Free iPhone Games

  1. 2048 - The Game
  2. Piano Tiles
  3. Trials Frontier
  4. Flappy Smash - The End of a Ti...
  5. FarmVille 2: Country Escape
  6. Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff
  7. Don't step the white tile
  8. What’s the Difference? ~ spot ...
  9. Club Penguin
  10. Clash of Clans

Top Paid iPad Games

  1. Minecraft – Pocket Edition
  2. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
  3. Goat Rampage
  4. Heads Up!
  5. The Survival Games : Mini Game...
  6. Hitman GO
  7. R.B.I. Baseball 14
  8. Blek
  9. The Walls - Mini Survival Game
  10. FTL: Faster Than Light

Top Free iPad Games

  1. Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
  2. FarmVille 2: Country Escape
  3. 2048 - The Game
  4. Piano Tiles
  5. Trials Frontier
  6. Flappy Smash - The End of a Ti...
  7. Horn™
  8. Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff
  9. Farm Heroes Saga
  10. Clash of Clans
  • Stormourner

    Goat Simulator developers will not gonna be happy about that knock-off

  • Jay G

    Will you stop calling 2048 a clone? Despite it being on the same size grid and having a slide to match mechanic, it plays completely different, and it's a better game IMHO. I know you guys have played it, and you can't tell me it's a clone. A clone would imply that it's an exact copy, and it isn't.

    Threes-inspired would be a suitable description. Would you call Hodappy Bird a 'clone', or Flappy Bird-inspired? Or

    • Eli Hodapp

      Hodappy Bird is also a clone, yes.

      • Jay G

        It's equally as bad as the original, I'll give you that...

      • Design by Adrian

        You should try the other clone by the same developer: Flapthulhu - it actually has good effects!

      • Jay G

        Nope. Nope, nope, nope, nope, nope.

      • the_rebel14

        And a very sarcastic clone at that!

    • dancj

      2048 is a clone of 1024 - and plays pretty much exactly the same.

      My wife agrees with you about quality, but I think Threes is far superior. I love both games, but Threes has much more depth to it.

  • bcredonk

    Really nice to see hitman go chart, gamers will pay for good games! Faith in humanity is restored! My guilty pleasure is trials frontier though despite all the grinding ftp aspects

    • Slothwerks

      Loving Hitman Go right now! Seriously, who would have thought that a somewhat odd spinoff game from a popular action franchise could be so good?

      Haven't played any of the Hitman series, but I'm definitely more interested in it having played Go.

  • Gamergirl

    So are you going to play and review "a dark room"? It was number one on last weeks list also and you haven't mentioned it. Seems like you are silently ignoring it until it falls off the top charts. Which makes me wonder if the games that you do review are sponsored posts.

    • Eli Hodapp

      Can you explain the leap in logic between "You haven't reviewed the #1 charting game" and "all your reviews are paid for"? If all of our content was paid for by developers, wouldn't the #1 paid game have one of the largest budgets to pay for said content?

      • Kiltedsheep

        Well, I don't get the poster's conspiracy theory logic either, but I would love to know TA's take on 'A Dark Room'! How about it, Eli?

      • Eli Hodapp

        I fiddled with it for a bit, seems alright. Generally speaking I think TA has more value as a game discovery site, so we've focused our efforts on other things besides the #1 game on the App Store for weeks running that everyone's already downloading and knows about.

      • kioshi

        You should review Blackmoor. It's a gem that made little impact it seems 🙂

      • Eli Hodapp

        It's on the list!

  • Design by Adrian

    I still don't understand how Minecraft can appear in so many places on both the App Store and on YouTube...

    • nini

      YouTube acts as a feeder, people wonder what it is and buy it. Also, there's a lot of ten year old boys with iPod touches out there, not all will have $6.99 immediately and to be honest, it's just like Flappy Bird but deep enough to be respected by core gamers so avoids scorn though it entirely deserves it.

      • Jay G

        You did NOT just compare Minecraft to Flappy Bird.

        Your comment is the most ignorant one I have read today, and considering how many I have seen already, that is quite a feat.

      • kioshi

        Flappy Bird is more entertaining.

      • Holcman

        Haha, very funny. The idea of flappy bird is repetition. The idea of Minecraft is uniqueness. Minecraft has tons of different things to do, with new stuff added every day while flappy bird is just plain repetition. Just saying that is a dumb comment, not just because I prefer Minecraft, but because it'a true. Unless you really prefer flappy bird, in which case I have no words.

      • caaalrb

        Apples and oranges man

      • intrepid

        And horses for courses.

      • thiagovscoelho

        Minecraft P.E. though is very far from having new stuff added every day. How many months since the last update, again? I long for bigger worlds and generated structures

  • coolpepper43

    It's great to see Blek is charting. Such a great game. I'm very happy that it's getting more exposure. TA should probably review it.

  • Bool Zero

    The rest of the world doesn't care about the negativity on The Amazing Spider-Man 2 because it is The Amazing Spider-Man 2. I find it odd that Eli would even make the off comment of how it is not being effected by the limited bad reviews. It takes more than bad reviews to shake up sales on a property with such universal recognition. Just look at the vapid Man of Steel game which consist of the same 3 enemies over and over again with no other diversity in gameplay sitting at 4 stars. I don't think any assumed that this particular game would be affected by bad words of mouth... Let's face it, most consumers don't read the reviews much less visit game sites to care. They see Spider-Man, they buy Spider-Man.

    Never underestimate the power of brand recognition. These brands will make their money regardless of bad word of mouth and are somewhat a different species, being immune to such scrutiny because at the end of the day people will even buy a bad Spider-Man game because it is a Spider-Man game, period... It's the unfortunate truth of dealing with widely recognized properties.

    I think for a company like Gameloft to see any negative effect, such scrutiny would have to come to one of their own properties, such as their Modern Combat or Gangstar franchises. Let's see what the next installments of these games hold. I believe those would see more backlash from such current practices if they follow their current trend, if they suffer any at all.