App Store Top Ten: Week of November 29, 2010

    Looks like the holiday weekend sales have been paying off, particularly for big-name iPhone games. Madden, Tetris, and the Sims have all snagged places on the top 10, along with popular board games and card games, like Uno, Scrabble, and Monopoly. Click ahead to see the rest of the list.

    #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: Madden NFL 11

    Our Score: 3/4

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

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    #3: 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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    #4: Monopoly

    Our Score: 4/4

    Our Bottom Line: An awesome adaptation of the classic board game that taught you cut-throat capitalism at a tender age.

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    #5: 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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    #6: The Sims Ambitions

    Our Score: 4/4

    Our Bottom Line: If you’re not working the job of your dreams, consider investing in a little polygonal avatar to pick up your slack.

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    #7: Pac-Man

    Our Score: 3/4

    Our Bottom Line: You don’t need to be an old-timer to appreciate this milestone in the gaming industry.

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    #8: Fruit Ninja

    Our Score: 3/4

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

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    #9: Uno

    Our Score: 2/4

    Our Bottom Line: This title does its best to bring a childhood favorite to the iPhone/iPod Touch, but the game doesn’t seem like a good match for the platform.

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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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