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A release date for act 2 of Tim Schafer’s Broken Age adventure series has finally been set: April 28 in North America and April 29 in Europe. That’s the release date for the PC version of the game, but the mobile version shouldn’t be far behind.
If you’ve already bought Broken Age Act 1 on PC, Act 2 will be delivered as a free download. Likewise, once those dates hit, the game will no longer be split into “acts,” and will only be available as one full experience for $24.99.
IGN has just updated its list of the top 25 iPhone and iPad games. Check it out here. But if you’re impatient or just hate clicking/tapping links, here are the top 5.
- 5. Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery
- 4. FTL
- 3. Infinity Blade II
- 2. Device 6
- 1. Hearthstone
Square-Enix’s latest free-to-play RPG lets you relive famous battles from across Final Fantasy’s history. You can also collect tons of items, learn new skills, and forge equipment. Final Fantasy Record Keeper is a real nostalgia rush, but newcomers to the Final Fantasy series should find tons to do, too.
Are you ready for Wrestlemania, brother? It’s happening on Sunday, so the free-to-play WWE Immortals game has been updated with new Wrestlemania events, plus two new characters: Stone Cold Steve Austin and Macho Man Randy Savage.
The new Events System will provide new ways to play the game and compete with other players, with leaderboards to compete on and special prizes to get. The first event is a WrestleMania event, running until April 2nd, where the top players can win either a WrestleMania 31 Four-Star Gear or a Two-Star “Ticket” Gear, which you can only get from the event. All the daily quests in the event will reflect WrestleMania 31 matches, so get hyped. And they’re promising more characters coming at some point.
A great premium game, The Trace is an adventure game that lets the player act as the detective in a murder mystery. The game also received and Editors’ Choice on the App Store.
AppSpy’s review of Kiloo’s hack-and-slash adventure pegs it as a more casual take on the Infinity Blade franchise. There’s fewer things to collect, less ways to gear up, and you’ll ultimately hit the inevitable grind-or-pay wall that accompanies many free-to-play titles, but you’ll have a good time for an hour or so.
Compass Point: West is a town building / card-collecting / action game that understandably gets pretty busy at times. If you’re having trouble holding onto your claim, 148Apps has a strategy guide that should help you bring some semblance of order to the Old West.
Pandas tend to take things easy in the wild, but Snail Games’ Taichi Panda isn’t about to slow down. The action-driven MMOG recently received a huge update that brings a ton of new stuff to the table, most notably the fox mage sorcerer class. There are also new pets, a new outfit enchanting system, a new level cap, and lots more. Taichi Panda is free to download.
Even though mobile games are creeping closer and closer to console quality, sometimes you just need to go totally retro and unwind with a classic: Snake. But Sid the Snake is more akin to a full-blown arcade title than the monochrome Nokia experience you’re probably familiar with. At any rate, it’s very shiny thanks to its neon graphics, and pretty difficult. How long can you survive?
Stan Lee’s free-to-download action game is pleasant enough but could ultimately be so much more, according to Gamezebo’s review of the title.
A wide variety of henchmen and low level baddies inevitably stands in the way of whatever you’re trying to accomplish, but while the combat is fast-paced and simple beat ‘em up fare, it’s also quite frustrating. The thumbstick and large button for basic attacks work well enough, but the buttons for your hero’s powers are almost comically small — so much so that you’ll tap where you think the button is and simply fail to activate anything.
Nitrome’s stretchable pup is ready to go in Silly Sausage in Meat Land, an action game that’s illustrated with lovely sprite graphics and offers a crazy challenge. Seems like a good option if you’ve had it with Mr Jump. Silly Sausage in Meat Land is free to download.
Doctor Who: Legacy is one of my favorites of the match-3 RPG genre. It’s great to see the game repeatedly updated and expanded. This update brings a whole new adventure game that takes place inside the Tardis. Titled “Bigger on the Inside,” this 8-bit inspired mini-game looks amazing.
Touch Arcade has reviewed the murder mystery game The Trace. They liked it! You can read the 4.5 out of 5 star review here.
The Trace has so many genres mixed in that it’ll be hard for mobile gamers not to enjoy at least some part of the game. I thoroughly enjoyed the time I spent with it and, even though I had to swipe a few too many times, I was engaged throughout. So, if you enjoy puzzle games, hidden object games, crime-solving games, or all of the above mixed in one, I have just the right number of dead bodies for you.