Castle Doombad Review

Evil is an oft-neglected demographic in the world of game development. Grumpyface Studios (the makers of Super Mole Escape) and Adult Swim Games have teamed up to fill this void with Castle Doombad, a 2D, side-scrolling trap game. Players take on the role of a minion in the service of Dr. Lord Evilstein and are tasked with setting up a collection of traps to fend off waves of attacking heroes.  Read More →

RoboCop Review

RoboCop is a fusion of man and machine, a being caught between technology and his humanity. We feel trapped in the same way when a particularly addictive app prevents us from putting down our iPad. Glu’s new free-to-download shooter RoboCop is an endless series of intense shootouts that will fuse your device to your hands.   Read More →

Fightback Review

Developer Ninja Theory has been pumping out some impressively cinematic and gorgeous third-person action games on console systems for a while now, but Fightback is their first foray into the mobile world. They started out simple, sticking to what they know– great looking brawling with a distinctly classic sensibility. Although the game comes out hot on the tail of Double Dragon Trilogy and is clearly influenced by such classic coin-op games, Fightback is built from the ground up to be a touchscreen-based fighter.  Read More →

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Review

Anyone old enough to remember playing Sonic the Hedgehog on the Sega Genesis will recall the frenetic speed of the platformer, so it only makes sense for the Sega mascot to get his turn at a kart racing game. He’s had a few attempts spanning various consoles, with the most notable being Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing a few years back. Now he gets another great one with an iOS port of his most recent console racer, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. It’s a fun, spirited game that deserves a spot on any racing fan’s podium.  Read More →

Republique Review

Republique is the first episode of a new IP that hits the ground running on iOS. The main character starts off locked in a jail cell, where you quickly learn that she’s been placed for possessing what the oppressive dictatorship considers contraband. The twist is, you don’t play as the main character. You are a rogue security guard who has control over the regime’s network and has decided to help the main character escape her captivity. Her name, in a none-too-subtle bit of symbolism, is Hope.  Read More →

Star Trek Trexels Review

Much like the films of the franchise, Star Trek games have always been a mixed bag. But where the films run the gamut from good to lousy, the games, for the most part, are a mix of playable-but-dull to downright awful. YesGnome is the latest developer to take a shot at the franchise, with Trexels, a micro-manager for iOS in which you supply and train a crew of Starfleet personnel on your very own Federation starship that you build up and maintain. So was their phaser set to deliver a truly stunning game or have they killed their chance at creating a fantastic Trexperience?  Read More →

Anchorman 2: Scotchy Scotch Toss Review

Movie tie-in games are universally regarded with suspicion. Often, their development isn’t motivated by the need for creative expression, but rather a cynical opportunity to piggyback on a Hollywood marketing campaign. There are exceptions, like Despicable Me: Minion Rush, a fun licensed game that has racked up an incredible number of downloads. But Anchorman 2: Scotchy Scotch Toss is a paltry app that is much less fun than the film that inspired it.  Read More →

The Shadow Sun Review

The Shadow Sun is a game that I honestly thought we would never see. Announced three years ago, the game was promised to be something that would give us an Elder Scrolls-like experience for iOS from developers who had worked on games like Baldur’s Gate and NeverWinter Nights. With a gameplay promise like that and from people with those kinds of resumes, expectations ran high for RPG fans.  Read More →