Category Archives: $6.99

As we mentioned back in December, Minecraft Pocket Edition [$6.99 / Free] passed the 5 million units sold mark (and that's before including the crazy download numbers from Christmas) and developer Mojang was busy working on an update for release later this month or in early February. A couple of the Mojang team members responsible for the Pocket Edition have taken to Twitter to dish some details about what we might be seeing in this upcoming version 0.5.1 update...

'Ravensword: Shadowlands' Review - A New Benchmark in iOS Open-world Gaming

In case you haven't noticed, we've really been awaiting the release of Crescent Moon Games' follow-up to their 2009 open-world RPG Ravensword [$2.99] (and so have you, if our anticipated games list is any indication). After years of waiting, including the launch of a new label as well as another excellent RPG, Ravensword: Shadowlands [$6.99] is finally here. Just as the original Ravensword made its mark for bringing a sought-after genre to iOS, Shadowlands demonstrates just how far the genre has come on the platform, making it one of the most ambitious and enjoyable RPGs of the year...

One of the developers responsible for working on Minecraft - Pocket Edition [$6.99 / Free], the mobile version of Mojang's open-world block-building phenomenon, took to his Twitter recently to dish some details on Pocket Edition, reports Joystiq...

'Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour' Multiplayer Review - Still the Gold Standard for iOS Multiplayer

Recently we reviewed and enjoyed Gameloft's Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour's [$6.99] single player offerings. While the game's campaign continued the trend of offering a pretty great single player experience, there were a few perpetual nagging issues that seemed to hold it back. Of course, like its console brethren, most folks don't play Modern Combat for its story. Rather, they play it for its multiplayer options, which were introduced with Black Pegasus and greatly refined in Fallen Nation. With Zero Hour, Gameloft has again delivered an awesome FPS multiplayer experience on iOS that really can't be beat...

The latest Minecraft - Pocket Edition [$6.99 / Free] update, the one which we first learned about from developer Mojang earlier this month, is now available in the App Store. In version 0.5.0 of Minecraft - PE you now have the ability to create paintings to adorn on the walls of your cave dwelling, or your 1:1 recreation of Uncle Phil's mansion from The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, if that's how you roll. You can also now farm mushrooms, despite them being the most disgusting food on the planet (can you tell I don't like mushrooms?)...

One of the most high-profile and popular games on the entire App Store is Epic and Chair Entertainment's Infinity Blade II [$6.99], the sequel to 2010's gorgeous gesture-based sword fighting RPG. Unsurprisingly, Infinity Blade II was even more gorgeous than the original, and fleshed-out most of the mechanics from the first game to make for an even bigger and better experience. ..

Borderlands Legends [$4.99 / $6.99 (HD)] doesn't lean on enough of the series' strengths. Instead, it turns a lot of them on their heads to its detriment. ..

Borderlands Legends [$4.99 / $6.99] hit the New Zealand App Store very early this morning, and we've got our greasy mitts all over this game. Unfortunately, once you get it on your device, all the strange things 2K was doing like revealing the game in a strategy guide starts to make a lot of sense as the game is just not good. The best way to describe it is by likening it to the "GameBoy version" of popular video games, and anyone alive in the 80's should know exactly what I mean...

'Need For Speed Most Wanted' Review - A Racer That Really Twirls My Keychain

It's crazy to think that in a couple of years we'll be celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the Need for Speed series. The games have come a shockingly long way since the original 3DO release in 1994, and while Need For Speed Most Wanted [$6.99] definitely has that highly-iterative EA feel to it, they're getting closer and closer to perfection. ..

At the beginning of the week, we told you that Cave's Dodonpachi Maximum would be heading to the App Store, and as of today it is now available worldwide. Dodonpachi Maximum [$11.99] is an original shooter created specifically for mobile, arriving exclusively on the Windows Phone 7 platform back in April. It takes elements from previous Dodonpachi games and slaps them into a "bullet simulator" to offer sort of a best-of-Cave compilation...

Once a stagnant genre at the onset of the App Store, RPG fans have become increasingly fortunate in recent years with a nice selection of titles, both new and old, to enjoy. Spiderweb Software has been doing its part by revamping and porting its large collection of old-school PC RPGs to the iPad. Avernum 6 is the third such title (after Avernum [$4.99 (HD)] and Avadon [$9.99 (HD)]) to be released on iOS and continues the trend of strong, narrative-driven role playing games on the iPad...

Lunar: Silver Star Story Touch [$6.99] is a port of the classic Sega CD/Saturn game, a JRPG with high-quality anime cut scenes, an unusually strong combat engine, and well-developed characters...

EA’s newest iteration of its soccer franchise, FIFA 13 [$6.99], has hit the App Store to coincide with the release of the console versions today. You might remember we briefly checked out FIFA 13 at E3 this year, and EA showed off even more of the game’s features at their media event last month...

Almost a year ago to the day, at last year’s Tokyo Game Show, Square Enix announced a card battling game called Demon’s Score. Well, at least that’s what we thought at the time, but thanks to some sketchy translation issues that wasn’t actually the case. Square Enix WAS working on a card-battling game, and in fact it launched just last week. It’s not called Demon’s Score, though, it’s called Guardian Cross [Free] and it’s free to download and check out for yourself, or you can see what people have been saying about it in our forums...

We've been keeping tabs on Wild Blood [$6.99] every since Gameloft announced that they would be utilizing Unreal Engine 3 in their iOS games. Being one of the games taking advantage of that engine, there's little doubt that Wild Blood is a nice looking game. However, an uneven difficulty curve, control issues, and a few other technical missteps keep this adventure from reaching the lofty heights of the tale it's based on...

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