App Store Top Ten: Week of December 20, 2010

    Once again, sales are having a major effect on the App Store Top 10. This time it’s EA’s price drop, which has all of their games hovering at a cool $0.99, that’s bringing the buyers. Check out EA’s hot sellers, along with all the others, below.

    #1: 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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    #2: 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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    #3: Need for Speed Hot Pursuit

    Our Score: 3/4

    Our Bottom Line: Need for Speed Hot Pursuit is a Burnout-inspired racer that’s a lot of fun, even if it’s not online.

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    #4: 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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    #5: 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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    #6: 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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    #7: Madden NFL 11

    Our Score: 3/4

    Our Bottom Line: Madden 11 is a few yards shy of absolute greatness, but it’s a good sequel to last year’s standout football game.

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    #8: Doodle Jump Christmas Special

    Most Helpful iTunes Review: They should have made it an in-app purchase though because high scores don’t transfer or anything.

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    #9: NBA Elite 11

    Most Helpful iTunes Review: I would give it a 4.5 but I can’t. This game is very fun but has a few issues.

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    #10: Scrabble

    Our Score: 4/4

    Our Bottom Line: If you’re a fan of Scrabble, then this is a great portable version. It’s everything you could ask for and a little bit more.

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