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Best iOS Games – September 2012: ‘Bad Piggies’, ‘Super Monsters Ate My Condo’, ‘God of Blades’ and More

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Hey everybody, here’s the best games we reviewed in the month of September. Keep in mind you can view all of our 5 star and 4.5 star games via category sorting. Similarly, you can see all of these “best of" roundups by clicking the Best iPhone Games category. You’ll find tons of good stuff in there, especially if you dig back into the archives a bit.

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5 Stars

Bad Piggies, Free / HD – [Review] – [Forum Thread] – A fantastically fresh spin on the Angry Birds formula, this time you play as the pigs and build various contraptions to reassemble your grand plan for stealing the eggs from the birds. This game is shockingly good, and shouldn’t be missed. Sandbox mode, in particular, is incredible.

Super Monsters Ate My Condo!, Free – [Review] – [Forum Thread] – The original game was awesome, but this new Bejeweled Blitz-like spin on the formula cranks things up to 11. Two minute long games are hectic from start to finish, and if you’re good, you can still pull off those insane scores that people loved bragging about in the original Monsters Ate My Condo.

God of Blades, Free – [Review] – [Forum Thread] – An incredibly unique game with art and sound design that’s out of this world. It almost reminds us of Sword & Sworcery in a way in that the game is so artistic that the entire experience is something you don’t see very often on the App Store. Definitely dig into our review.

4.5 Stars

Lili™, $0.99 – [Review] – [Forum Thread] – This Unreal engine powered game has a look at feel that is by far the most Nintendo-like I’ve seen on the App Store. Add a sword fighting mechanic and a Triforce, and it might pass for Zelda. The flower picking mechanic is a little weird, but it’s easy to get into.

Rayman Jungle Run, $2.99 – [Review] – [Forum Thread] – When I first heard of this game, I rolled my eyes expecting another Temple Run clone. Instead, we got a platformer that is not only totally awesome but feels perfect on the iPhone.

Plight of the Zombie, $0.99 – [Review] – [Forum Thread] – A really slick line drawing stealth game that puts the player in charge of moving zombies around various levels. If you’re tired of zombie games, give this one a try, it feels really fresh compared to most mindless zombie games.

Super Hexagon, $2.99 – [Review] – [Forum Thread] – This game has taken the TouchArcade crew by storm, with Jared and Arn fiercely competing on leaderboards with a few of our mutual Twitter followers. I’m not good enough at video games to make a good effort, but if you like very short very fast paced games, you need this one.

Splice : Tree of Life, $3.99 – [Review] – [Forum Thread] – Cipher Prime nails it again with an oddly obscure cellular puzzler. It started its life on the PC, but like all of their games, the iPad almost feels like Splice’s natural home.

  • Bad Piggies

    From the creators of Angry Birds: a game from the PIGS’ point of view! OiNk! Build makeshift contraptions from a huge …
    TA Rating:
    Free
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  • Rayman Jungle Run

    **APP STORE BEST OF 2012** “A marvel to look at” – IGN “One of the most gorgeous games I’ve seen on iOS” -…
    TA Rating:
    $2.99
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  • Plight of the Zombie

    Now with FASTER loading times! And more zombies! "An Unique Strategic Line-tracing Game I Bet You've Never Seen Before"…
    TA Rating:
    $0.99
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  • God of Blades

    One of the Best iPhone and iPad Games of 2012: Action- TouchArcade

    Pocket Tactics' Action Game of the Year!
    TA Rating:
    Free
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  • Splice : Tree of Life

    Selected for PAX10! Indiecade 2012 Nominee! Winner of Best Puzzle Game 2011 Intel Level Up! Kotaku Gaming App of the Day…
    TA Rating:
    $3.99
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  • Super Hexagon

    Super Hexagon is a minimal action game by Terry Cavanagh, with music by Chipzel. Super Hexagon was a best of 2012 runne…
    TA Rating:
    $2.99
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  • Super Monsters Ate My Condo!

    ** App Store Best of 2012 - Casual Games ** “Completely wacky style that’s almost impossible not to love” ***** - …
    TA Rating:
    Free
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  • Lili™

    - AS SEEN ON STAGE AT APPLE KEYNOTE EVENT! -
    *IMPORTANT* iPod Touch (4th generation) NOT SUPPORTED
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    TA Rating:
    $0.99
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