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Best iPhone and iPad Games of 2013

Yesterday we announced that Ridiculous Fishing [$2.99] scored our Game of the Year pick, but there's loads of great games where that came from. Last year we broke out all of these games into multiple posts spanning all sorts of genres, even weird ones...

Best Free iPhone and iPad Games of 2013

If you haven't noticed, free to play games have hit critical mass on the App Store. There's definitely a load of bad ones that put monetization first while gameplay takes the back seat, but that certainly isn't the case for all of them...

TouchArcade Game of the Year 2013: 'Ridiculous Fishing'

2013 is coming to a close, and this has been a monumental year for iOS gamers. We got iOS 7, redesigned iPads, finally a Retina Display on the iPad mini, faster iPhones, Apple-blessed physical controllers, and tons more. As of today, the App Store has had 83,880 games released this year, and of those games we reviewed 521 of them. Now, we distill that down further to a single game of the year, one of 83,880...

Here's a freebie you don't want to miss: Angry Birds Star Wars II [Free] just dropped to the low, low price of zero dollars and zero cents. I really liked the game in our review, and the lack of a price tag makes it that much more appealing...

Just a quick heads-up to let you know that the Sonic The Hedgehog 2 [$2.99] remastered update, which we gave you some first impressions of yesterday, is now available as a free update to the original game in the App Store. Additionally, if you're amongst the Android ranks, the game is now available on Google Play for the first time ever. In addition to improved visuals, widescreen and Universal iPad support, and a 60fps frame rate, this remastered Sonic 2 also includes brand new additions like a Boss Attack Mode, an online 2-player mode, Knuckles as a playable character right from the start, and the first ever official inclusion of the long-lost Hidden Palace Zone which was scrapped from the original Sega Genesis version of the game just days before release back in 1992...

I'm not sure how they do it, but @evleaks, the source of seriously every other iOS controller leak is at it again with the Razer Kazuyo. Like previous leaks, nothing is known about it aside from these images, but it's easy to make assumptions based on what we know about the MOGA Ace Power and the Logitech Powershell...

If for some strange reason you don't have BeaverTap Games' Mikey Shorts [$1.99] yet, here's your chance. We reviewed it after it was released a little over a year ago and to this day still totally dig its speed run style gameplay that'll have you redoing levels over and over- Particularly if you're the kind of person who takes pride in dominating leaderboards...

We've got a big old sales post coming up in just a bit, but I thought that this deserved its own special mention. For the first time ever, the award-winning puzzle game World of Goo HD [$4.99] is free for the first time ever since launching on the App Store in December of 2010. World of Goo first made a splash on desktop PC and Nintendo's WiiWare service back in 2008, and when it did finally come to iOS in 2010 (as an iPad only title at that time) it actually felt even better than the original due to the intuitive touchscreen controls. The game has since been updated with Universal iPhone support as well as widescreen and Retina Display support...

'Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas' is Coming to The App Store Next Month

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, in my opinion, was by far the most technically impressive game in the entirety of the PlayStation 2's library, and we just got word from Rockstar that it's coming to the App Store "next month." With the iTunes freeze imminent, we're looking at either December 5th or December 12th as possible release dates...

Out Now: 'Flick Kick Football Legends', 'Hatch', 'Lords of Waterdeep', 'Space Chicks', 'Steam Punks', 'Touchgrind Skate 2' and Tons More

Strap in, boys and girls, as this week's release onslaught is one for the ages. I think I've got everything here, but there's always last minute surprises that pop up sometime during the multiple hours it takes us to compile this post. Either way, let's go wild on some of these games and as always if you're interested in any of these games be sure to swing in to the forum thread to see what our community is saying about them...

We had our pepperoni greased hands all over the MOGA Ace Power, but they're not the only game in town. Logitech is similarly throwing their hat into the iOS 7 controller ring with the Powershell. A lot of the complaints I had with the MOGA are likely going to apply to the Powershell as well, as it monopolizes the Lightning port, software support hasn't improved in the last 24 hours, and it shares the same $99 price point...

Hands-On With The MOGA Ace Power iOS 7 Game Controller

Potential. Potential is the word that kept ringing through my head throughout the entirety of my last week with the MOGA Ace Power controller. From our very first whiffs of new of iOS 7 game controllers to now, the potential that these devices could have on the iOS gaming landscape seems almost unfathomable. I'm not sure we're there yet, but the MOGA Ace Power is a very promising first entry into an ecosystem that I'm sure will be just as vast and varied as the rest of the iOS accessory world. My week with the MOGA was filled with some surprises, a few disappointments, and a whole lot of playing games that I didn't previously enjoy that were given new life with a controller...

Freebie Alert: Turn-based Law Battler 'Devil's Attorney' Free for the Weekend

Here is a very nice treat as we head into the weekend. 1337 Game Design's Devil's Attorney [$2.99] is free for the first time ever. Originally launching back in September of last year, Devil's Attorney took the strategic turn-based battling that you might find in any number of RPG or TBS titles and applied it to the courtroom. Rather than hurling magic spells, you're using Objections to cool down the prosecution or Reverse Psychology to get key witnesses against your client to turn on themselves. Being that you're the Devil's attorney and all, your ultimate goal is to get your less-than-desirable clients off scot-free by using every dirty trick you can think of...

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Anomaly 2'

The idea behind the TouchArcade Game of the Week is that every Friday afternoon we post the one game that came out this week that we think is worth giving a special nod to. Now, before anyone goes over-thinking this, it doesn't necessarily mean our Game of the Week pick is the highest scoring game in a review, the game with the best graphics, or really any other quantifiable "best" thing. Instead, it's more just us picking out the single game out of the week's releases that we think is the most noteworthy, surprising, interesting, or really any other hard to describe quality that makes it worth having if you were just going to pick up one...

Freebie Alert: Vampire Action RPG 'Bloodmasque' Goes Free for the First Time

Halloween may be over, but there's still plenty of vampire slaying to be done in Square Ennix's Bloodmasque [Free], which is currently free for the first time ever. Originally releasing this past July, Bloodmasque is an action RPG that tasks you with ridding Paris of vampires in the late 1800s. Combat resembles the face-to-face fighting of Infinity Blade, and there's a fairly robust leveling system for your vampire slayer along with a variety of different weapons and attacks to acquire along the way...

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