App Store Top Ten: Week of January 31, 2011

In this week’s top-selling and top-grossing iOS games, we have a lot of the usual suspects: Angry Birds, Cut the Rope, Fruit Ninja, and Doodle Jump. But we also have some surprising new additions like Trenches, which just received online multiplayer via Game Center, and Madden NFL, which is probably rising due to Superbowl fever. Read on for the full list of both top-selling and top-grossing games, with review and download links.

Top-Selling Apps

#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.

Read Our Review

Buy The Game

#2: 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.

Read Our Review

Buy The Game

#3: Trenches

Our Score: 4/4

Our Bottom Line: Trenches is an addictive trench-filled WWI strategy game with a variety of units and game types, plus a multiplayer mode for modern-day WWI commanders.

Read Our Review

Buy The Game

#4: 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.

Read Our Review

Buy The Game

#5: 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.

Read Our Review

Buy The Game

#6: Angry Birds Seasons

Our Score: 4/4

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

Read Our Review

Buy The Game

#7: Doodle Jump

Our Score: 3/4

Our Bottom Line: Doodle Jump is a great microgame for the right price.

Read Our Review

Buy The Game

#8: Flick Golf

Our Score: 2/4

Our Bottom Line: Flick Golf is a fun minigame that gets old quickly due to lack of variety. .

Read Our Review

Buy The Game

#9: Stick Stunt Biker

Our Score: 2/4

Our Bottom Line: Stick Stunt Biker doesn’t bring anything new to the table, and its poorly considered UI causes more frustration than necessary.

Read Our Review

Buy The Game

#10: Bejeweled 2 + Blitz

Our Score: 3/4

Our Bottom Line: Bejeweled 2 is a classic Match-3 game that has proved just as addictive as its original version, though it does not have enough creativity for our top recommendation.

Read Our Review

Buy The Game

Top-Grossing Apps

#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.

Read Our Review

Buy The Game

#2: Dead Space

Our Score: 4/4

Our Bottom Line: Dead Space for iOS is just about everything we’d hoped it would be: action-packed, scary, challenging, and a total blast.

Read Our Review

Buy The Game

#3: Tap Zoo

Most useful iTunes review: “Good app. Great, but… I don’t have a facebook so I can’t get neighbors and certain things. Fix it”

Buy The Game

#4: Call of Duty: Zombies

Our Score: 4/4

Our Bottom Line: If you enjoyed the Zombie Nazi levels in Call of Duty: World at War, then you will be shocked at how well it translates into a mobile game.

Read Our Review

Buy The Game

#5: Tiny Chef

Most useful iTunes review: “If you don’t want your popularity score to go way down but don’t have any food ready, block your doorway. Put tables on each side & the front of the door and customers can’t get in. It will say door blocked but won’t take your score down.”

Buy The Game

#6: 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.

Read Our Review

Buy The Game

#7: Zombie Farm

Most useful iTunes review: “Every time I finish invading the app crashes and I don’t receive any money, brains, loot, powers, or credit but I still have to wait 2 hours to invade again?”

Buy The Game

#8: Zombie Cafe

Most useful iTunes review: “It all started with fighting zombies with guns then fighting them with plants now we r using zombies to run a restaurant who knew”

Buy The Game

#9: We Rule Quests

Most useful iTunes review: “Maybe you should fix glitches and problems before rushing out new versions/additions.”

Buy The Game

#10: Live Poker FREE by Zynga

Most useful iTunes review: “Requires Facebook info. Not worth compromising your information. Spreads ads to your Facebook friends. NO STARS. Horrible.”

Buy The Game