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The 50 Best Game Series on iOS: Final Fantasy

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Few series on any platform have had the worldwide impact of Final Fantasy. This role-playing series, known for its captivating visuals, detailed combat systems, and epic storylines, is available in many forms on iOS. You can download remastered versions of the first five Final Fantasy games (with a sixth on the way), plus multiple spin-offs of varying quality. (more…)

The 50 Best Game Series on iOS: Pix’n Love Rush

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Over the years, French publisher Bulkypix has released dozens of top-quality iOS games. Each one is unique, and only a few (like Babel Rising, or Runaway) are part of a series. We wanted to pay tribute to what we feel is their finest mobile game, Pix'n Love Rush, which was developed by Pastagames, makers of Rayman Jungle Run. Pix'n Love Rush is a frantic, charming game that comes in both regular and DX versions, making it…

The 50 Best Game Series on iOS: Metal Slug

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How many arcade-goers have stopped by a Metal Slug cabinet, astonished by the game's vivid animation and expressive characters? Metal Slug was always an eye-catching series in arcades, but now this shoot 'em up is also available on iOS. Challenging action, creative bosses and enemies, and the option of using a Bluetooth controller for added finesse make Metal Slug on iOS a Must Have series. (more…)

The 50 Best Game Series on iOS: G5′s Hidden Object Adventures

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Just as action-based games let us test our reflexes, hidden object games allow us to hone our hunter-gatherer skills. Searching for something, whether it's edible berries on a bush or an important piece of paper on a cluttered desk, is a natural human behavior that can be both challenging and rewarding. G5 Entertainment has published over 100 games on iOS, but some of their most popular games force you to look careful at a crowded…

The 50 Best Game Series on iOS: Sky Gamblers

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On the iPhone or iPad, precise tilt controls make it a perfect device for steering a car in Need for Speed or Real Racing. It's even more thrilling when you take your virtual controls into the air. Although there have been a number of great flying games, the most successful flight combat series on iOS is easily Sky Gamblers, since each of these great games has earned a Must Have rating from our reviewers. (more…)

Under the Radar: October 4, 2013

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So many games come out for iOS on a regular basis that it can be difficult to keep track of them all, let alone review them. In this edition of Under the Radar, I highlight a handful of games from this summer that I enjoyed immensely. Whether it’s because of ingenuity in gameplay, or a great mix of old-school and new, these are games, in no particular order, that captured my attention over the last…

The 50 Best Game Series on iOS: Where’s My Water?

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Some of the best game series on iOS, like Angry Birds and Cut the Rope, have a few important features in common. They're all easy to pick up and play, offer surprising depth and value, and star a cute mascot ready-made for a spin-off TV show or movie. Where's My Water? from Disney Mobile checks all the right boxes, which made the first game an instant success in 2011. (more…)

The 50 Best Game Series on iOS: Temple Run

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From Pac-Man to Mario, videogame characters have always had to run for their lives. What's inspiring about Temple Run and other auto-running games is that your goal is not to reach the finish line-- it's to last as long as possible before death inevitably catches up to you. Imangi's Temple Run series has been downloaded over 100 million times, and has spawned a couple of movie spin-offs. Even after enduring countless deaths, we're still playing…

The 50 Best Game Series on iOS: Nimblebit’s Pocket Sims

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Some of the best experiences we've had playing iOS games, like breeding tropical frogs, building a skyscraper, and managing an airport, have all come from one unique company: Nimblebit. With their delightful pixel art and mastery of the freemium play style, Nimblebit has found incredible success on the App Store. Here are a few of our favorite Nimblebit simulations. (more…)

Big Game Night: The Cave, NASCAR, and More

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It's Big Game Night on the App Store. "What the heck is that," you say? Wednesday night is usually when major developers release their games on the App Store in hopes that Apple will give them a coveted feature slot tomorrow. Below, we’ve selected our picks for the biggest games hitting the market tonight at 11 p.m. EST. (more…)