Category Archives: Sales

If you've been enjoying your virtual adventures in Aralon: Forge and Flame [$4.99] but feel like you'd enjoy it even more if you could play as a Paladin class, well, today's update is for you. The oft-requested Paladin class has been added to the game, along with a brand new dungeon called The Ruins of Valemar. In addition to the new class and new dungeon, an in-app store has been added to Aralon: Forge and Flame so if you want to spend some real-life money to fast-track your virtual character's progression, then now you have that option. ..

This War of Mine [$14.99] put gamers in an awkward position when it came out because while the game is great in so many ways, it was tricky saying that you really enjoyed a game about the despair of civilian population in warzones. This was a game about war at its grittiest, and while I hesitate to use the word "realistic," it was definitely a depiction of warfare as experienced by the vast majority of those involved in it. As our 5-star review pointed out, games that create lasting impressions and have you thinking about your decisions long after you turn off your tablet are worth experiencing, and now you can experience This War of Mine at its lowest price ever. The game is 70% off its usual $14.99, and now you really have no excuse not to get it; well, unless that excuse was that the game's violence and stark representation of war doesn't sound like a fun time, because that excuse is still a valid one...




The Room trilogy has offered mobile gamers some of the prettiest games on the platform as well as showing off how the touchscreen interface could offer different gameplay experiences than a controller or a keyboard. The games' tactility combined with the occult themes made The Room trilogy stand out. The Room Three [$4.99] was probably Fireproof Studios' crowning achievement because of how it managed to create a more coherent game world while still retaining the emphasis on object and space manipulation. Now, and for a limited time, you can get The Room Three for half the price, and that's a pretty good deal since the game is a visual treat as well as an evolution of the original game both in terms of puzzles and in terms of storytelling. While not everything the developers did worked perfectly, overall the game is definitely one of those mobile gems; it's no wonder we gave it 5 stars in our review...

The original Badland is a game I often show people to demonstrate how gorgeous mobile games can be. The lighting effects and the great animation of both your little creatures and the environment makes for a beautiful game. And yet, surprisingly, Badland 2 [$2.99] managed to surpass it, not just in the visuals department but also in terms of gameplay since it added plenty of new mechanics as well as the ability to move backwards. We loved the game in our review, and now that it's on sale for the first time (down from $4.99 to $1.99), you should definitely get this one. It looks and plays fantastically on both the iPad and the iPhone, and it costs less than a latte. It's even been updated recently with new levels, a new rolling character, and reactive AI characters, a first in the franchise...

As our own Andrew called it in his review, Punch Club [$4.99] is a gut punch of nostalgia whose tropes and references will make the older ones among you smile up until the point when the grind kicks in. Despite the grind, Punch Club is a pretty entertaining and quite complex game, and now that the game has received The Dark Fist expansion and a price drop, this is as good as time to get it as any. If you haven't checked out the game yet, Punch Club is a boxing tycoon management game with multiple branching story lines, most of which will remind you of movies from 20, 30 years ago. The game has both tycoon and RPG elements, and, in a departure from most tycoon games, it's heavily story-driven, which makes it stand about among most other tycoon games on the App Store...

1000000 [$2.99] was an amazing puzzle game that absorbed months of my life, so when we heard there was a sequel coming, I was unbelievably stoked. You Must Build a Boat [$2.99] is better than 10000000 in just about every way, which Shaun goes into incredible detail explaining in his review. ..

'Dungeon of the Endless' Roguelike and Tower Defense Hybrid Goes Free This Week

Good news for you if Dungeon of the Endless [$1.99 (HD)] was on your list of games to someday check out but you just never got around to buying it: the game is currently free this week. No IAP, no shenanigans: just a free download of this interesting mix between a roguelike and tower defense game, all set in a pixel art landscape. If you need more convincing than "it's free right now," Shaun's review should convince you...

Radiangames Having a Huge Blowout Sale with 6 Games for Free and 5 for 99¢ Each

I think it's safe to say that Radiangames, aka solo developer Luke Schneider, is one of the preeminent developers on mobile. For many years now Luke has been putting out some of the very best dual-stick shooters on the platform, and whenever he's not releasing a new shooter he's releasing an insanely clever puzzle game. It's an odd mix of genres to master, but Radian has done exactly that. They also don't throw a whole lot of sales, but today Radian has decided to put literally their entire iOS library on massive discount, including 6 titles that have dropped down to free and 5 more that have dropped down to just 99¢. Here's the full list of what's on sale:..

If you've never heard of McGraw-Hill Education before, check any educational textbook you've got laying around and chances are it's got their logo on it. They're in the "big three" of educational megacorps responsible for books, computer programs, apps, and all sorts of other educational aids from pre-kindergarten all the way up to post-graduate levels. As anyone who has ever bought anything from a textbook company knows, their stuff is never free. (Far from it, in fact!) Well, today apparently is Digital Learning Day, and they've reduced the price of all their learning games/apps to free...

Last week's bummer story of the week was definitely news of Rodeo Games going under following Warhammer 40,000: Deathwatch - Tyranid Invasion [$0.99] not doing anywhere near as well as they had hoped which resulted in most of the Rodeo Games staff leaving the company. Well, if you were curious to see the studio-slaying Warhammer game, Deathwatch is now free for anyone to download and check out...

If you're a Grand Theft Auto fan, and haven't gotten a chance to play Liberty City Stories [$6.99] yet, then good news: the game is on sale right now for the first time, dropping from $6.99 to $3.99. This is a limited-time sale with the game planned to go back to $6.99 at some point. The game is also out on Android now for the first time, and on sale for $3.99 there too. So if you are on the dark side of mobile gaming, then go for it...

If you've been reading my reviews, you'll know how much I like almost everything that has to do with the Football Manager franchise because, well, they are the best sports management games on the App Store (at least in my humble, European opinion). The only issue that many have taken with Football Manager Touch 2016 [$19.99 (HD)] - which is iPad only - and Football Manager Mobile 2016 [$8.99] is their price, normally $19.99 and $8.99 respectively. Well, Sports Interactive has dropped the price of both games considerably to celebrate the upcoming Winter Transfer Update, and now you really have no excuse not to buy either one or both of these games because they offer hours (some would say too many hours) of entertainment and can be played either with total dedication or a passing interest...

If you like to crash again, and again, and again, then you should be playing Piloteer [$2.99], a very challenging but equally rewarding jetpack (dying) simulator from Fixpoint Productions that's gone free for the first time as Apple's Free App of the Week. We really liked the game when we reviewed it because while it's absurdly challenging, it's not impossible. So, when you actually get the hang of it, or at least as much as one can get the hang of a rocket strapped to ones back, the game becomes incredibly satisfying. Mastering your jetpack doesn't come from buying the right upgrade but rather having the right feel for it. There are many iOS games that border on the impossible and infuriating but not that many that walk the fine line of "nigh impossible yet doable once mastered" (after many, many attempts)...

One of last year's biggest games and indeed one of our own Best of 2015 and a serious contender for Game of the Year, Aquiris Game Studio's Horizon Chase [Free], has just gone free for the first time since its release. The best way I can describe Horizon Chase is that it's like what someone in 1985 would imagine an arcade racing video game would be like in 2015. It has a decidedly retro feel but somehow still feels modern at the same time. I mean, just look at this glorious trailer for Horizon Chase...

Activision's Guitar Hero Live [Free] hit the App Store in mid-October, setting a really neat precedence of releasing a huge name franchise on mobile the same day as it's console release. A typical App Store SNAFU lead to the game being pretty broken on launch, but it was quickly fixed, and we ended up liking it quite a bit in our review. Currently, the way the game's pay structure is set up has you downloading the app for free and getting a brief tease of what it's like, then paying $9.99 to unlock the rest of the content...

'Lifeline' Goes Free for the First Time

January 13th, 2016 12:19 AM EDT by Carter Dotson in News, Sales
$1.99 Buy Now

3 Minute Games' Lifeline [$1.99] has just gone free for the first time. This could be the new free app of the week right after Super Hexagon [$2.99], which will expire soon, or just a random freebie, but either way, it's well worth a download to check it out while it's free...

PSA: Go Download 'Super Hexagon' for Free While You Still Can

You've probably seen or heard that Super Hexagon [$2.99] by Terry Cavanagh is currently free as the App Store's App of the Week. Well, let this serve as a handy heads-up that if you haven't heard, or have been procrastinating on downloading it, that you have a limited amount of time to go and pick it up at this low, low price before it goes back to being paid. This might be sometime on Thursday, it might be on Wednesday, depending on when the switchover is. ..

One of my favorite games of 2014 was Secret Crush's planet-hopping, gravity-based action puzzler Sunburn! [$2.99], and for the first time and likely a limited time you can nab this unique puzzler for free. Those who aren't familiar with Sunburn! may be wondering what the heck it's all about, and I'd be happy to tell you! The premise is one of the best things about this game. You're a space captain, and a comet has come along and destroyed your ship, leaving you and your crew stranded in space. There's no getting out of this one, no one coming to rescue you. You're all going to die. ..

While I'm pretty sure that you're not hurting for free games to play on the App Store right now, especially considering that 2 of the 14 games featured this week on the App Store are paid games, how does a paid game gone free sound like to you? Well, Shane McCafferty's Starseed: Origin [$2.99] is free to download right now. Did the 33% off launch sale not entice you? Well, how about a whopping 100%? Are you not entertained? Do you demand that Shane McCafferty give you money to play his game? How about Rob at Fractures Audio who did the sound and music for the game, must he pay penance unto you to get you to download this? You're a madman if you demand anything more than free without IAP!..

Here's a quick heads up to let you know that one of the all-time classics on the App Store, Terry Cavanagh's brilliant twitch arcade game Super Hexagon [$2.99], is currently free for the first time. If you somehow don't know what Super Hexagon is all about, you play as a tiny triangle who must rotate either left or right around the center point of the screen as the walls literally close in on it from every side. Find the gaps to pass through and try to last as long as possible without crashing into a wall. It's extremely difficult in the beginning, but the more you play the better your skill gets and eventually you get locked in a zone dashing back and forth between increasingly faster and more difficult patters of walls...

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