App Store Top Ten: Week of August 2, 2010

In this week’s Top Ten Games on iTunes, Angry Birds maintains its place at the top, while classic board games Monopoly and The Game of Life roll their way onto the list. Unlike some recent weeks, there’s not a clunker in the bunch. Reviews, buy links, and more after the jump!

#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: 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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#3: The Game of Life: Classic Edition

Our Score: 3/4

Our Bottom Line: Life moves quickly, and so does this satisfying game, as long as you aren’t expecting a revolutionary gaming experience.

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#4: Doodle Jump

Our Score: 3/4

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

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#5: Fruit Ninja

Our Score: 3/4

Our Bottom Line: Next time you’re waiting for a haircut, cut up some fruit while you wait. It probably did something to deserve it.

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#6: Tiger Woods PGA Tour

Our Score: 4/4

Our Bottom Line: Tiger Woods PGA Tour, thanks to its incredible realism and excellent shot-making controls, is one of the best golf titles on the iPhone.

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#7: Skee-Ball

Our Score: 3/4

Our Bottom Line: Skee-Ball does just one thing really well, which makes it a good purchase for four quarters.

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#8: Hungry Shark – Part 2

Our Score: 3/4

Our Bottom Line: It’s far more of a shrimp-like snack than a swimmer-sized meal, but Hungry Shark delivers a helping of easy fun.

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#9: Chopper 2

Our Score: 4/4

Our Bottom Line: Chopper 2 is a lot of fun as a standalone game, but if you own both an iPhone and an iPad it becomes a killer app.

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#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.

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