App Store Top 10: Week of January 10, 2011

It’s amazing how little variation there is in the top game downloads week after week. It seems that the only thing to have a major impact on the list is when big companies put their games on sale. There’s no major sale going on this week, so today’s list looks strikingly similar to the lists over the past few weeks. In fact, the only game we haven’t seen on here before is Burn the Rope, a fun puzzle game that our reviewer liked quite a bit. See the rest of the list 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: Burn The Rope

Our Score: 3/4

Our Bottom Line: Burn the Rope has the inventiveness that makes the best puzzle games interesting.

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#3: 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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#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.

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#5: Doodle Jump

Our Score: 3/4

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

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#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.

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#7: 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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#8: Family Guy Time Warped

Our Score: 2/4

Our Bottom Line: The constant use of clips from the TV show remind us that we’d rather be watching Family Guy than playing this game.

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#9: 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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#10: Family Feud

Our Score: 3/4

Our Bottom Line: Even though it doesn’t dispense real prize money, Family Feud is a great app if you’ve ever dreamed of being a contestant on the show.

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