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Even though there is some serious competition from the Battlefield and Titanfall series this year, November will always be the Call of Duty month, and the one-two punch of both Modern and Infinite Warfare (certainly a lot of conflict, by any means) has proved to be a commercial hit, even if critics haven't been as favourable to Activision's flagship first person shooter series this time around. Thankfully, November isn't solely an exciting time for console gamers - as well as the soft launch release of card game spin-off Call of Duty: Siege last month, the publishing behemoth has reduced every Call of Duty title to $1.99 in an App Store wide sale. The titles featured in this promotion are as follows:..

Rhythm games tend to have a way of reinvigorating even the most stale genres, as the music actually interacting with the gameplay rather than being passive in the background adds a whole new element of immersion - let alone when you're able to choose what tracks are played. Lost in Harmony [$3.99] was the iteration of this formula that took the runner mechanics that have been done to death on mobile devices, and turned the levels into dynamic and emotive experience that we loved in our review back in January. Today, Lost in Harmony has been put on sale for absolutely nothing, so any fans looking for something which isn't your typical runner game should definitely skate down to the App Store and try the unique amalgamation of ideas that developer Digixart Entertainment was so successful at combining for the price of absolutely nothing...




If you like board game ports, then you truly can't go wrong with Eclipse: New Dawn for the Galaxy [$6.99 (HD)], especially if you enjoy playing a relatively-streamlined 4X game on your tablet. The game has been out since 2013, but it's now free for the first time ever, so this is a great time to grab it. Mind you, when I say the game is relatively-streamlined, I say that within the context of 4X games; Eclipse is still a pretty complex game, but it's made easier to play because of theĀ limited options and a set game length. It takes a while to get the hang of it, but once you do, all the systems play together quite well and combine to make Eclipse a very entertaining 4X game...

It may be Halloween, but that doesn't mean it's not the time to start getting excited about the impending ski season. However, for anyone who doesn't fancy the idea of launching themselves down a hill at ridiculous speeds with only a mere helmet for protection, developers Sleepy Z Studios have a way of experiencing the same winter wackiness without the many risks associated with extreme sports, as they have made Ski Safari 2 [$0.99] free for today as part of a 'App of the Day' promotion...

Mos Speedrun 2 [$1.99] was the absolute best sort of sequel you can find, both on the App Store and in terms of gaming generally. While it wasn't as focused on the short and hyper-precise speed-running segments of the original - instead preferring longer and more adventurous levels - it kept the elements that made Physmo's first game so essential, while expanding the experience into an essential content-rich platformer. While our five star review and subsequent Game of the Week award speak for themselves, personally I don't think I played an iOS game more than Mos Speedrun 2 in 2015, so if the initial price of $1.99 was an absolute bargain, the fact it has today gone on sale for free is an Ocean's Eleven-level heist, and I'd implore anyone who hasn't already downloaded Mos Speedrun 2 to run and jump to the App Store and try it out while this spontaneous reduction lasts...

Make no bones about it - Michael Brough's latest game Imbroglio [$3.99] is an essential dungeon-crawling experience that, in our review, we stated stands firm with his previous classic iOS releases such as 868-HACK [$4.99]. However, on the topic of bones, an incoming update to Imbroglio is as suitably obsessed with skeletons as the imminent Halloween celebrations would suggest. This expansion, which is titled Imbroglio: Ossuary (in other words, a container where bones of deceased are placed), sends your heroes into perilous bone-pits, to undoubtedly uncover a whole host of freaky items, enemies and gems to collect throughout the game. Brough has stated in a recent blog post that the expansion will be released tomorrow, so will launch with plenty of time before the spooky spectacle of October 31st. For anyone who hasn't tried Imbroglio yet, the game is also on sale for the first time ever, so this is a great time to pick it up if you have a lot of free time you don't mind being stolen by the undead...

This Halloween, instead of dressing up in ridiculous costumes, or harassing people in your local area for a borderline life-threatening amount of sugar, why don't you stay inside and play iOS games all day! Apple certainly have the same idea, as fitting with the season of spookiness and scares, they have coordinated a mass Halloween sale on the App Store, with some games that have rarely, if ever, seen a price drop in their history. In particular, Severed [$3.99] has had its first major sale, and after receiving extremely positive reviews from the unflappable Carter Dotson back in July, as well as on every other platform the game has released on, a reduced price of $2.99 is basically getting away with murder. Continuing with the trend of releasing scary, horror-infused games in the terrifying month of July, Crypt of the Necromancer [$4.99] also released around the same time with equally glowing critical acclaim, and I cannot recommend it enough for only $1.99. Here is the full list - to the best of my knowledge - of the games on sale in Apple's new 'Spooky Games' promotion:..

Despite my lack of knowledge and interest in the card game that it takes its name from, Solitairica [$3.99] managed to take over my life for a few weeks in August, mainly thanks to its smooth difficulty curve, abundance of charm, and the ever-enticing goal of trying to get to the end of the road and defeat the omnipotent Emperor Stuck. With an extremely positive review last month, Solitairica was a bargain as its initial $3.99 price point - however, for anyone on the fence, developers Righteous Hammer Games have today put the game on sale for $1.99, which is an absolute bargain for the amount of hours you are likely to lose to the game...

However you rank Final Fantasy 4 [$14.99] among the many installments of the popular RPG series, it's clear that it's special to many people. Not the least of them being the people at Square Enix, who have seen fit to remake and re-release the game more than any other installment in the series. It's the only Super NES Final Fantasy to get a direct sequel game, which itself has been remade a few times in spite of being a pretty weak effort. Just as last weekend got underway, Final Fantasy 4 got another feather in its cap, as it's the subject of the latest event in the well-received Final Fantasy Brave Exvius [Free]. To celebrate that, Square Enix has temporarily reduced the price of the iOS version of Final Fantasy 4 to less than half of its usual cost...

If you haven't played Tennis Champs Returns [Free], I have to say: what is wrong with you?! This is the best tennis game since Mario Tennis for Game Boy Color, and Jared has fanboyed out for this game like no other. It's free to download, but it comes with some in-app purchases (the most expensive one is $1.99), including one that's perfect for our audience. The VIP will remove ads, double your career XP, eliminates the coin costs for entry into career events, and makes scouting half price. That normally runs you $1.99, but now will only cost you $0.99 today, Friday, October 14th. It's an instabuy, especially at that cost...

If you want three very good digital board games, especially if you like 2-player ones, you should pounce on the Digidiced sale. The games on sale are Agricola All Creatures Big and Small [$4.99], Patchwork: The Game [$2.99], and Le Havre: The Inland Port [$4.99]. All three games are focused on one versus one and are very well made. Agricola All Creatures Big and Small is a 2-player adaptation of the famous Agricola board game and is a much more focused experience than the complex Agricola. Patchwork is an award-winning game where you try and combine various fabric pieces into a patchwork, and it's a great combination of theme and gameplay...

In the time after Sentinels of the Multiverse [$6.99] launched all the way back in October 2014, the game has grown and developed far beyond the entertaining but flawed card game which warranted a relatively average three star review at release. Since this initial launch, we've seen a universal update, multiplayer implementation, numerous expansions, and most recently a whole new season that released last month, which has seen the game create a significant community amongst like-minded mobile gaming enthusiasts. However, the pre-eminent complaint in our review was that, for its original $9.99 price tag, Sentinels of the Multiverse was a bit expensive whilst it still had a few major issues. Having gone some way to fixing the latter issue, developers Handelabra Studio have gone one step further and reduced the base game to a record low price of $0.99, which is certainly a lot more palatable for anyone looking to try out this character-packed card game...

In an environment like the App Store where constant fluctuations in price is the norm, it's incredibly rare to see a game stay at a constant price for any significant period of time, let alone over two years. 80 Days [$4.99] had been an absolute bargain at $4.99 ever since its release back in July 2014, and quickly became a cult hit and one of the few reference points for mobile gaming as a powerful vehicle for some of the more memorable and emotive experiences in gaming. However, for the first time ever, 80 Days has gone on sale for $1.99 as part of a wider 'Indie Gems Sale', alongside some other critically acclaimed App Store titles such as Badland 2 [$3.99], Lumino City [$4.99], Machinarium [$4.99], Monument Valley [$1.99], and many more...

Last week saw the launch of many interesting App Store releases, one of which was Shadow Bug Rush [Free], the free to play endless alternative to the similarly named Shadow Bug [$3.99] that released earlier this year. Featuring a cool graphical style reminiscent of Badlands [$2.99], and some hardcore action platforming action to boot, Muro Studios crafted a game that became a cult favorite amongst the iOS community. While the endless iteration launched for a sweet price of zero dollars, the original Shadow Bug has today also been reduced to absolutely free, which is a great chance for fans of the new game to try out the fully fledged adventure alternative...

All the way back in 2013, Wonderful Lasers released the infuriatingly difficult yet ridiculously compulsive arcade title Impossible Road [$1.99], and even three years later it still holds up incredibly well, with its beautiful minimalistic design and inventive gameplay. In our initial review, we found the game really did live up to its name, however despite an open admission of its intentionally unfair difficulty curve, the immersive combination of all the different elements to Impossible Road made it bizarrely difficult to put down. If you missed out on Impossible Road first time around, or just feel particularly masochistic today, the game has gone on sale at a bargain price of absolutely nothing for the first time ever, so now is a great time to pick up an App Store classic, and promptly put it back down in blind fury...

In celebration of its Android release, Legend of the Skyfish [$3.99] has gone on sale on iOS for the first time since its release. If you don't own the game but you like games that remind you of Zelda, you should pick this one up while it's cheaper. The game is an entertaining action adventure puzzle game with lovely art and a clever weapon, a fishing pole. No, you won't be fishing the whole time; instead, you'll be using that pole both as a weapon and as a tool in an attempt to make it to the final boss, the monstrous Skyfish. As you fight through the various levels, you ill be upgrading your fishing pole and learning how to use it better...

Developers Semidome have made a name for themselves on the App Store, through bringing some truly beautiful and immersive visual and audio experiences to a platform that is normally synonymous with short and succinct gaming sessions. Last Voyage [$1.99] caught the eye - and subsequently the imagination - of the masses who played it when the title launched in 2015, even if our review suggested the game elements were somewhat shallow. Semidome's next major release, Nightgate [$2.99], managed to improve on Last Voyage in nearly every way, and while it was a bargain at its original $3.99 price point, the game has today gone on a 48 hour sale to $1.99 for the first time, so if anyone missed it back in August, now is a fantastic chance to play one of the best iOS games of the summer...

'Sproggiwood' on Sale for Lowest Price Yet

September 26th, 2016 2:30 PM EST by Carter Dotson in News, Sales
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Freehold Games' Sproggiwood [$4.99] has just gone on sale for its lowest price yet, at $1.99, down from its regular price of $4.99. Now, the game was $9.99 at launch after it was $14.99 on PC at launch, but the game got a permanent price drop at one point to help out with its long tail. But now, you can get the game at its absolute cheapest price point yet, for a limited time...

If you haven't yet picked up Space Marshals 2 [$5.99], why haven't you? If you haven't, though, you can now pick it up for cheaper since it has dropped in price for the first time since it came out about a month ago (the original is also on sale, but it has been on sale in the past). If you don't know what the game is about, this is the sequel to the great stealth-based Space Marshals that we - and many in ourĀ forums - loved. Space Marshals 2 does everything the first one did but refines the formula and goes for one long game rather than the episodic formula of the original. One of the major new additions is stealth kills; now you can end lives without being noticed...

Deus Ex GO [$1.99] was one of the most highly anticipated releases of the Summer, and for good reason. The precedent set by Square Enix's other GO series games - with Lara Croft GO [$4.99] especially being one of the best games of 2015 - suggested it would be an essential download, and the Deus Ex series has its own pedigree, even if the recent console entry in the franchise didn't hit the same heights as previous titles. While we may have been somewhat disappointed with the lack of innovation in our review for Deus Ex GO last month, it was still an extremely entertaining experience, that took the elements of what makes the GO titles so perfect for mobile gameplay, and placed them perfectly into the Deus Ex universe. If anyone was on the fence regarding Deus Ex GO, it has today gone on sale for $1.99, which is a perfect opportunity for cynics, fans, or anyone short on funds to see what he game has to offer...

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