Stop. Can you hear that? It’s the sound of thousands of indie game developers crying, as their games face off against oodles of discounted Electronic Arts titles. In celebration of Memorial Day, the publisher has been dropping prices right and left, no doubt in the hope that we’ll be busting out our iPhones and iPads instead of listening to our folks in the car or by the barbecue or in the living room.
Below, we’ve highlighted a small selection of the games from this sale. The full list is an exhausting 49 games, all reduced to pennies or just over two bucks a pop. The easiest way to check out everything that’s all sale is through this iTunes link.
Burnout™ CRASH!, $4.99 - [Review] – Burnout Crash is a little like pinball, but with cars. Inspired by a mode in Burnout proper, Crash is a delightful and goofy game that challenges you to smash cars into each other over and over. At this price, it’s recommended.
Dead Space™ for iPad, $4.99 - [Review] – With rumors swirling about Dead Space 3, there’s no better time to jump into that supposed game’s predecessor’s prequel. Sharp visuals, smart control options, and play that stays honest with the franchise are the things that make us love Dead Space for iPad.
NBA JAM by EA SPORTS™ for iPad, $4.99 - [Review] – This new NBA Jam is a welcome return to the breezy, action-filled arcade basketball play many of us grew up with. If you enjoy over-the-top commentary and basketball at its most pyrotechnic, you’ll dig this.
SPY mouse HD, Free - [Review] – Let’s be frank: most stealth games suck. Spy Mouse HD, on the other hand, doesn’t. A super intuitive control scheme and great level design keeps the action steady, while its cartoony world makes you go “aww" every ten seconds.
Ultimate Mortal Kombat™ 3 for iPad, $4.99 - [Review] – Mortal Kombat on touch devices isn’t a substitute for the experience you’ll get in arcades, but it’s good enough. If you like punching things until they explode into pieces, Mortal Kombat at this price is hard to pass up.