App Store Top Ten: Week of June 20, 2011

    Hanging With Friends, the online game of hangman, snatches the top grossing game slot from Angry Birds this week, while the top grossing list sees the addition of the freemium popularity sim Top Girl. See the rest of both lists below, along with links to the App Store and our reviews.

    Top-Selling Apps

    #1: Hanging With Friends

    Our Score: 4/4

    Our Bottom Line: If you like hangman and Scrabble, you’ll be down with Hanging With Friends.

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    #2: Angry Birds

    Our Score: 4/4

    Our Bottom Line: Destructive physics help make this a very charming puzzler, and the great level variety seals the deal.

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    #3: Words With Friends

    Our Score: 3/4

    Our Bottom Line: Words With Friends is a great experience that word game fans will enjoy.

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    #4: Angry Birds Rio

    Our Score: 4/4

    Our Bottom Line: Angry Birds Rio doesn’t change the formula, but it doesn’t need to. Angry Birds Rio is a blast.

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    #5: Fruit Ninja

    Our Score: 4/4

    Our Bottom Line: As far as simple pick-up-and-play games go, Fruit Ninja is among the best.

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    #6: Tiny Wings

    Our Score: 4/4

    Our Bottom Line: Tiny Wings is brilliant in its simplicity, originality, and ability to keep you coming back again and again.

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    #7: Cut the Rope

    Our Score: 4/4

    Our Bottom Line: Cut the Rope is a charming, challenging, and– most importantly– fun puzzle game that nearly anyone will enjoy.

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    #8: Tetris

    Our Score: 3/4

    Our Bottom Line: This version of Tetris is a lot of fun, especially with the new Magic mode.

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    #9: Angry Birds Seasons

    Our Score: 4/4

    Our Bottom Line: All the fun of Angry Birds, but more challenging, and with pumpkins and presents.

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    #10: Battlefield: Bad Company 2

    Our Score: 4/4

    Our Bottom Line: Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is a good rendition of an excellent console game that should satisfy fans of military-themed shooters.

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    Top-Grossing Apps

    #1: Top Girl

    Most helpful iTunes review: “I luv this game but is WAY to slow to refill energy! Plz change that!”

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    #2: Tap Pet Hotel

    Most helpful iTunes review: Fun and different from all those other games out there! I love my panda!

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    #3: Tap Zoo

    Our Score: 3/4

    Our Bottom Line: Lions, tigers, and bears! Also, teeny-tiny animals in a teeny-tiny land!

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    #4: Angry Birds

    Our Score: 4/4

    Our Bottom Line: Destructive physics help make this a very charming puzzler, and the great level variety seals the deal.

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    #5: Hanging With Friends

    Our Score: 4/4

    Our Bottom Line: If you like hangman and Scrabble, you’ll be down with Hanging With Friends.

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    #6: Zynga Poker

    Most helpful iTunes review: “Fun way to pass time.”

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    #7: Words With Friends

    Our Score: 3/4

    Our Bottom Line: Words With Friends is a great experience that word game fans will enjoy.

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    #8: Texas Poker

    Most helpful iTunes review: “Looks great and fun to play.”

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    #9: We Rule Deluxe

    Most helpful iTunes review: “[They] completely screwed the pooch on this [update].”

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    #10: Smurfs’ Village

    Our Score: 2/4

    Our Bottom Line: The Smurfs’ Village doesn’t offer much gameplay beyond building a Smurf enclave and some middling minigames. But for a casual distraction, you could do worse.

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