The 25 Best iOS Games of 2013, So Far

    It’s our job to sift through the thousands of games that hit the App Store every year. We know that your time is precious, and you want to read about the best of the best. At the end of the year, as usual, we’ll rank our top 50 games in order. But for now, we’ll just highlight our 25 favorite games that have hit the App Store so far in 2013.

    Anomaly Korea

    Bottom Line: If you liked the first game, this is an absolute must-buy.
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    Badland

    Game of the Month, April 2013
    Bottom Line: Badland’s unique gameplay and atmosphere make it a must-download.
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    Block Fortress

    Bottom Line: Block Fortress’s combination of Minecraft plus tower defense plus first-person shooter teeters on the edge of too much shooter, but the combination is a blast to play.
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    Combo Crew

    Bottom Line: Combo Crew is a tongue-in-cheek brawler that succeeds at being both accessible and deep.
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    Dungelot

    Bottom Line: Dungelot is a traditional rogue-like game with a casual attitude.
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    Fetch

    Game of the Month Runner Up, March 2013
    Bottom Line: Fetch is an adventure game with some action elements, but it could have easily become a classic cartoon or e-book. It’s a rare, warm story in a cold, mechanized world.
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    Final Fantasy V

    Bottom Line: Final Fantasy V is a game that enhances everything that’s come before in the series, and provides one of the most enthralling RPG experiences you’ll find.
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    Frozen Synapse

    Bottom Line: There are few games that can claim the depth of gameplay and the polished experience that Frozen Synapse presents. Strategy fans should rejoice.
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    Haunted Hollow

    Bottom Line: As a free download, Haunted Hollow will give you many hours of enjoyment. It’s beautifully designed, well-balanced, and has a lot of charm.
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    Heroes and Castles

    Game of the Month, January 2013
    Bottom Line: Heroes and Castles goes far beyond any tower defense game you’ve played before.
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    Hundreds

    Bottom Line: Hundreds is a wonderfully creative and simplistic puzzle game that constantly surprises and entertains.
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    Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot Mystery: Episode 1

    Bottom Line: The 3D visuals, full voice-overs, and engaging puzzles make Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot Mystery a top-tier iOS puzzle adventure.
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    Little Inferno

    Game of the Month Runner Up, February 2013
    Bottom Line: Dark, weird, and very different, Little Inferno is great for those looking for something different.
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    Magicka

    Bottom Line: The iOS version of Magicka has been simplified, but it’s just as much fun as its big brother PC game.
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    Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes

    Game of the Month Runner Up, January 2013
    Bottom Line: If you haven’t joined the war against the demons, it’s time to get off your butt and start sifting through colors.
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    Pixel People

    Bottom Line: Pixel People is a highly appealing freemium game that just about everyone should try.
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    Poker Night 2

    Bottom Line: Poker Night 2 isn’t virtual poker; it’s a night with your buddies.
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    Ridiculous Fishing – A Tale of Redemption

    Game of the Month, March 2013
    Bottom Line: Ridiculous Fishing brings joy and happiness to the App Store.
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    Robot Unicorn Attack 2

    Game of the Month Runner Up, April 2013
    Bottom Line: Robot Unicorn Attack 2 is a gloriously bizarre game that uses its freemium model responsibly.
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    Sorcery!

    Bottom Line: Sorcery! is one of those games that can have you almost thinking you actually were inside this fabulously well drawn and realized world. We just wish it were a little bit longer.
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    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

    Game of the Month, May 2013
    Bottom Line: KOTOR. iPad. ‘Nuff Said.
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    Table Top Racing

    Game of the Month, February 2013
    Bottom Line: A great arcade racer with plenty to for both single and multiplayers.
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    Temple Run 2

    Bottom Line: Temple Run 2 is a firecracker of a game that every iOS gamer should download.
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    Tiny Troopers 2: Special Ops

    Bottom Line: More than just more of the same, Tiny Troopers 2 is a shining example of how to do a sequel right.
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    Warhammer Quest

    Game of the Month Runner Up, May 2013
    Bottom Line: Warhammer fans and fantasy fans in general will find a whole lot to like with Warhammer Quest.
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