Big Game Night: Papa Sangre II, Anomaly 2, and More

Wednesday, of course, is Big Game Night on the App Store, the night when many big developers release their games in hopes that Apple will feature them in iTunes. Read on for our picks of the biggest games hitting the market tonight at 11 p.m. EST/8 p.m. Pacific.

Anomaly 2

The first two games in this series— Anomaly Warzone Earth and Anomaly Korea— were incredible, PC-level strategy games. Anomaly 2 looks to do those title one better. In this “tower offense” game, you once again battle against aliens for control of the planet. With ridiculous graphics, a huge single-player campaign, and online multiplayer, Anomaly 2 is definitely worth a look for hardcore gamers.

Price: $4.99
App Store Link

Papa Sangre II

This game hasn’t hit the New Zealand App Store yet, but it’s expected to release today anyway. This sequel to the sound-based original puts you in the dark underworld and has you play through challenges based mostly on your sense of hearing. Narrated by Sean Bean (or, as he’s better known, Boromir/Ned Stark), this game should deliver the chills this Halloween.

Not yet on the NZ App Store

Pocket God: Ooga Jump

We haven’t seen a remarkable vertical platformer/jumping game in a while— probably since Sonic Jump. Pocket God, that old App Store classic, is looking to change that. With Ooga Jump, you control the main pygmy as you leap ever upward, collecting gems as you go. It might not be all that ambitious, but it might be worth a look.

Price: $0.99
App Store Link

Soccer Moves

This streamlined soccer game places you in front of a goal, gives you a limited set of moves, and asks you to weave around defenders and score a goal. It sounds similar to Backbreaker Football and Icebreaker Hockey, both of which we enjoyed.

Price: Free
App Store Link


This physics puzzler from Bulkypix stands out mostly because of its art style, which is kind of cute, kind of gross, and kind of spooky—perfect for Halloween. Vlad, a pink block with a face, wants to go to the sky, and you manipulate the environment to get him there.

Price: $0.99
App Store Link

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