Category Archives: $6.99

Early last month Activision surprised everyone with the release of Call of Duty: Strike Team [$6.99], but perhaps more surprising than unleashing a new entry in one of the biggest video game franchises in the world without any prior warning was how brilliantly Strike Team was crafted for the touchscreen. At any given time, you could switch between the normal first-person view and a top-down view, the latter letting your control your team of soldiers via line-drawing and tap gestures. First-person shooter virtual controls have always been finicky for some folks, so an option to play the game from the alternate perspective was a welcome one. Plus, it added to the strategy of each mission in a way that not even the console Call of Duty games could do. We really enjoyed Strike Team in our review for these reasons and more...

'Pandemic: The Board Game' for iPad Review - Saving the World, One Sneeze at a Time

Many of us dream of saving the world, but few really get that opportunity. Pandemic: The Board Game [$6.99 (HD)] is a cooperative board game that tasks you with stopping four deadly diseases before they consume the world. It has already been a blockbuster on tabletops, attracting the likes of Wil Wheaton, and now it's taking the App Store by storm. This first time effort from developer F2Z has a lot riding on it. Let’s see if it lives up to expectations...

'Transport Tycoon' Review - All Aboard for a Great Ride

The year was 1994. It was a more innocent time. The 80s had been over for a few years (sadly), and music was about six years away from sucking. There was a man named Chris Sawyer. Years before he sucked away our lives with Rollercoaster Tycoon, he killed our social life with a business management sim, something that was new at the time...

'Infinity Blade III' Hits the App Store

What's left to say? Infinity Blade is one of the biggest (if not THE biggest) franchises on the App Store, and the final entry in the epic trilogy Infinity Blade III [$6.99] is now available to download. We've already posted our full review, noting that once again the Infinity Blade series has marked the graphical benchmark for iOS games, but also that it brings even more of the fantastic one-on-one battling that has defined the series for the past three years. It's more Infinity Blade, but bigger, better and more beautiful than it's ever been...

Racing games on mobile platforms can be a bit of a mixed bag. Between the abuse of IAPs and the finicky nature of tilt and touch controls alone, it's hard to really find a good racer these days. 2K Drive [$6.99] is aiming high, attempting to take the throne from Real Racing 3 in the realm of more simulation-style racers, and in the process, it's a solid addition to the mobile racing genre...

'Call of Duty: Strike Team' Review - A Precision Single-Player Strike

Considering it's been nearly two years since we've seen a Call of Duty game hit iOS, we were pretty surprised when the folks at Activision seemed to conjure up Call of Duty: Strike Team [$6.99] out of thin air. Even more interesting was Strike Team being billed as a whole new Call of Duty adventure, and not just a port of a gameplay mode from a console game. While this alone would make most gamers hyped to check it out, I'm happy to report that Strike Team is simply an incredible game in its own right. Successfully taking the essence of Call of Duty and infusing it into a mobile package, Strike Team is a must-own...

Activision Releases 'Call of Duty: Strike Team' On The App Store

Boy, there's nothing quite like a surprise release of a totally new Call of Duty iOS game to start your morning. It's called Call of Duty: Strike Team [$6.99] and it's been totally built with mobile devices in mind. Featuring both traditional first person mode as well as a third-person view to manage your entire squad, Call of Duty: Strike Team seems like it's ticking all the checkboxes that makes for an awesome Call of Duty game...

When Deus Ex: The Fall [$6.99] released last month, it blew the minds of a lot of people by offering a very Deus Ex experience in a very mobile package. It also tied into the world and story of the critically acclaimed Deus Ex: Human Revolution on consoles and PC as well as that game's prequel novel 'Deus Ex: Icarus Effect', making it a real treat for fans of the series who were really engrossed in the universe. Also, it was just a damn fun shooter in its own right, though a bit short. We really enjoyed The Fall in our review and are very much looking forward to more content...

'Bloodmasque' Review - Vampires + Stupid Faces = Massive Entertainment

Bloodmasque [Free] from Square Enix is a true oddity. It's part RPG, part Infinity Blade [$5.99] and part Clone Booth [$0.99]. You play the part of a vampire hunter who has sworn his (or her) life to ridding the world of the bloodsucking vermin, starting with nineteenth century Paris, France...

When it was announced that the next entry in the beloved Deus Ex series was going to be a mobile title, people got upset. Then when Deus Ex: The Fall [$6.99] launched last week, some of those people changed their minds, as it was actually a pretty awesome game. (Some people were still very upset, it should be noted.)..

'Deus Ex: The Fall' Review - Console Gaming Stuffed into a Mobile Package

When Square Enix announced that the next entry in the highly regarded Deus Ex series would be a mobile-only title, there was a lot of blowback. The original Deus Ex was a landmark PC title back in 2000, both for its immersive atmosphere and game world as well as its emphasis on player choice and branching dialogue paths that could affect how the game played out. Having such a darling in video game's history be relegated to "just a mobile title" left a lot of people pretty darn miffed...

'Agricola' Review - Farming is Beautiful, and Brutal

Agricola [$6.99] is a farming sim set in 17th century Europe. You may think you know what a farming sim is, but until you've played Agricola, you don't know anything. There are no timers in Agricola, no virtual currency, and the only people whose farms you'll be paying attention to are those of the 0-4 people (or AI opponents) you are playing against...

Hey mobile shooter fans, Gameloft's first-person shooting opus Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour [$6.99] has just received a major update to its already robust multiplayer offering. Dubbed the Meltdown update, it brings three brand new multiplayer maps into the mix. Fracture, set in a Barcelona train station; Extraction set in an Antarctic research facility; and Backfire which is in the streets of Barcelona...

Following on the heels of West Coast Hustle, Miami Vindication and Rio, Gameloft’s latest Gangstar entry, Gangstar Vegas [$2.99] brings the largest environment in the series by virtually recreating everybody’s favorite city of sin, Las Vegas...

Well, this is weird. Breaking free of the Wednesday night release cycle, Gameloft's Gangstar Vegas [$2.99] hit the App Store at about 4:00 AM Central this morning. We've been covering Gangstar quite a bit, and with the release of the first of three developer diaries released this week we had our bets on a release next week at the earliest. But, hey, earlier is always better, right?..

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