This is turning out to be a surprisingly huge release week for iOS. We already know about Bioshock, but there's also a load of other awesome stuff in this pile of games. As usual, they should all be released at 11:00 PM Eastern. The one exception to that is Tiny Tower Vegas which is already soft launched, so that'll be available worldwide whenever NimbleBit decides to throw the switch which could be a little earlier or a little later than the rest of these games.

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Here's what's on our radar:

Oh, and in case you missed it, these new games were released yesterday:

  • lainsxp

    i want hitman sniper -.-

  • Jerutix

    I think tonight I'll go with The Nightmare Cooperative and Dino Skater. I mean, it's a dinosaur on a skateboard... what else could I want in life?

    • gmattergames

      I'm sure Bioshock will grab most of the attention, but I'm with you, Nightmare Coop looks promising.

  • djstout

    Chunky cat for me, Bioshock... well I finished it on ps3 long ago, not too sure I want to do it again on my iphone, I downloaded so many games like dead space, mass effects and other ports but never really felt satisfied

    • Based Xatu

      Mass effect and dead space on ios were stand alone games, not ports.

      • djstout

        You are right about those two games, but the problem is that even if they were stand alone games, they were never as good as the PS3 versions, so Bioshock... I am really not too sure about it, FPS dont fit portable games

      • Desertking24

        As standalone games you really shouldn't judge them by consoles because they are called standalone a for a reason

      • apolloa

        So does that include the Modern Combat series and the Dead Trigger series too? IMO they play very very well and prove FPS does work on tablets or smartphones, plus they have controller support.

      • Endscrypt

        Agreed and that's playing it with a dualshock3, I don't know what it is, it just doesn't pull/hold my interest as much as a FPS does on a 50" Panasonic, peace

      • roguewaver

        The newer iPads legitimately have higher resolutions than the television you assume is so much better.

      • roguewaver

        Well sure if you're playing stuff like this on your phone, The screen is just too damn tiny. Games on the iPad are a whole different ball game if you haven't had the luxury. It's the sort of thing you cant even realize you're missing out on until you experience it first hand, like someone insisting an SSD isnt a big deal until they have one. It isn't just a big phone and it isn't just another tablet. It's hard to describe.

      • djstout

        Yes I agree with you, I am pretty sure its a way better on ipad, couldn't buy one yet.

    • Leydz Boomshaka-Irwin

      Same here, so many ports that I have collected and never really gotten around to playing. I just end up playing the Tower Defense games and games like Chunky Cat (which looks fun)

  • Rythan

    Now that's a strong week!

  • sakara214ever

    Bioshock!!! Omg omg ong. Never played it on ps3 so now it is time for my iPad to burn.

    • the_rebel14

      Start the 10 minute battery life jokes in 3, 2, 1...

      • roguewaver

        My iPads have terrific battery life even when using intense apps.

    • miumius

      Ten minute battery life... Ha? Did I do it right?

  • videba

    I have an ipad 2 so a weak week for me

    • Leguro

      Sucks for you. Update you old school hardware.

      • roguewaver

        I have an old iPad 1 (64 gigs with 3g) and a new iPad and my older device certainly has not been put out to pasture. I almost use it more often than not because so many things run just fine. It gets a ton of usage as an iMame cabinet and it is my primary comic book reader. It absolutely handles those situations with a breeze. Then again 5.1.1 on a jailbroken device with 3g and wifi with large storage is probably more tolerable than certain other configurations. Sure some apps have had big updates and some things will never run on it, but the stuff that is truly awesome more so than gimmicky has always worked just fine, No apps stopped working for me that I care about. Some are on older builds but even the older builds work really well for the most part. I never expected to still love the old girl. My family is shocked I haven't sold it yet but it is just so damn useful even as it stands now. It would never be worth whatever I could sell it for. it's worth far more for me. It's a little yarrrred out so its filled to the brim with the good stuff. I pay for all my new apps on my iPhone and new iPad these days. My newer device is for my work, so maybe that encourages me to use it less. Who knows.

      • shadax

        But can it play Bioshock?

    • sakara214ever

      Oh man i know how it feels. I had an iPad 2 till July. :(

      • roguewaver

        All you kids whining about a 2, ha. I often rock a one.

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    • Jake7905

      Don't encourage him....

      • basil

        Boo Jake

  • http://www.mobilenations.com/ Simon Sage

    I've been playing Alone for a week or two now. It's really, really good.

  • MonkeyChunks

    Tiny Tower again? The biggest ripoff of all micromanagement games, be it hotel, tower, Death Star, now Vegas . I just feel after my disappoint experience with a tiny tower game I must tell people to be careful. Don't fall for initial seemingly no pressure IAP environment. The game will become obsolete without your buying some kind of currency like "bux" and it will stab you in the back.

    • gmattergames

      Agreed, it exemplifies the worst kind of freemium model. I liked their train game though, it almost led you to believe you had control of the game without IAP.

      • roguewaver

        Weird. I always played the beta editions without any worries at all about that. Perhaps it depends how you strategize. I was often in forums talking to other gung ho players rather than going it alone. Maybe I just learned and heard how to maximize it without the bux.

    • Jerutix

      I disagree. With the exception of the stingy Tiny Tower Death Star (which was handled by LucasArts, in cooperation with Nimblebit), Tiny Tower games offer a lot of premium currency. I never had issues earning while beta testing Vegas with earning, not did I ever have trouble in the original Tiny Tower.

      The problem I did have is what I have termed The Limit of Pointlessness. All games are pointless to some degree, because they are not essential for life. But many games give enough fun or engagement to overcome their non-essentialness and stave off the Limit of Pointlessness.

      Tiny Tower games, because they are not so much games as simulations that require constant babysitting, more noticeably reach the Limit of Pointlessness. Progression becomes a chore and you realize you are wasting your life playing. Personally, mine came just short of a month after installing.

      • Goggles789

        Mine hit after about 5 minutes.

      • roguewaver

        I had the same experiences.

  • ste86uk

    New Meltdown update, who needs anything else

    • Echoen

      Asphalt 8 got an update too with Dubai and 5 new cars

  • princia

    Tonight my bank card will be out hahaha. Lot of many good games.

  • Goggles789

    Was really looking forward to bio shock but my hardware is not supported and I don't want to plunk down 500 bucks just to play one game. Oh well!

    • Endscrypt

      A very old game at that, a good one though but I'd personally prefer to play this type of game on a console/P.C

  • anabolicMike

    I am disappointed. There is such a list of games. I was so excited to read each and every one of them. But there is nearly nothing! I bought that F.E.A.R. Gamebook lastnight and it wasn't at all what I wanted. However I need to give it more time to grow on me. I have no interest in bioshock, I don't play those types of games. At least the nightmare cooperative gives me one to think about eh! I think I'll get it tonight when it comes out! But out of that entire list... One!!!! Hehheh. I look forward to next wensday now! :). I love wensdays and what that Sanuku and PeteOzzy do for us

  • Durduhdur

    Still no seabeard? C'mon now

    • caaalrb

      Tell me about it, I'm tempted to go out and buy a 3ds just to play Fantasy Life or whatever it's called.

  • Ultima12

    Bioshock!!!

  • gleeclub

    $17 for bioshock, uh, kinda pricey, :(

    • Holcman

      Uh, way more on console, and this is portable. Kind of cheap.

      • iAjent

        Not really. You can pick up Bioshock for about £5 on PS3.

        But I'd be tempted to get iOS Bioshock when I pickup an MFi controller.

    • shadax

      What did you seriously expect? $0.99 for a full console port of a AAA game?

      I'm surprised it wasn't at least $20.

  • Zazzy

    Again no midnight star or implosion oh well.....

  • apolloa

    BIOSHOCK!!!!!!!!!!

    Damn good couple of weeks for gaming, I have been bashing at The Last Of Us Re-Mastered, downloading my inFAMOUS First Light DLC, and I got Metal Gears Solid V Ground Zeros for £12 as it was on sale in the PSN store. So between the iPad and PS4 it's been cool, kinda nice after the drought for the last few weeks.

  • Speedster117

    Dude I was not excpecting it to come so soon! Freaking amazing week.

  • Speedster117

    We'll just killed my excitement, bioshock says it doesn't work on IPod Touch 5th gen :/ at least I have the terraria update to look foward to.

  • slamraman

    damn! No Mikey.

  • porsupah

    Damn, some especially nifty titles this time.. Back to Bed is going to be difficult to refuse, and Almightree looks simply gorgeous. I'm not huge on 8-bit styling, but 8bit Doves exudes love exercised in its artwork design. And I'm sort of interested to see what Appointment with F.E.A.R. and Optika are actually like.

  • Rythan

    Any news on fotonica ?

  • araczynski

    nothing for me, glad.

  • HippoHumper

    While I'm glad to see a premium game like Bioshock show up on the release list for this Wednesday I'm still patiently waiting for Implosion to drop and I'm starting to get antsy.

  • paulkane

    Bubble Blast Adventure, Alone, Almightree- I got my eyes on you!

  • vic_viper_001

    Darn it... where'd that awesome remade version of Lunar disappear to?