Best of 2011 (Top 5):
Aah, the salt of the sea. Deadly waves threatening to drown passersby. Armed frigates firing on civilians. Mummies scuttling across the sandy beaches, infecting helpless folks with their embalmed charm. It's just an ordinary day for the citizens in Open Sea!, a satisfying and great-looking mobile arcade game by The Pixelizers. To get everyone to safety, you're going to need a little bit of luck and a whole lot of lightning bolts.
Infinity Blade 2 is the reason your iOS device exists (other than all of that non-gaming stuff, of course). It's the deep, compelling, great-looking release that melds the casual and the mainstream gaming ideals together. It seamlessly incorporates a strong fantasy story with role playing elements, upgrades, exploration, and even a hint of hidden objects along with fast-reflexes action that will make you sit up straight to play.
The creator of Kosmo Spin has released another cute, simple game you'll want to get your iPhone-owning paws on. While the happy little vroom car putters along above, your job is to use your finger to bulge the landscape, knocking the car up or simply nudging it closer to the items you want to collect. The physics are spot-on accurate and allow you to affect the vehicle's speed, direction, and make it jump almost anywhere you want. Several tracks are available with varying difficulty, making it the perfect physics game for just about any casual gamer looking for a cute slice of entertainment bliss!
Ready for a rhythm game that will make you feel like a musical mastermind while potentially sending your synapses into a frenzy? Pulse: Volume One has that power, and this iPad-exclusive from Cipher Prime, creator of Fractal and Auditorium, has both the visual package and musical variety to lull you into a brilliant trance of dot tapping and circle watching.
How could anyone possibly say no to more EDGE? Just released as a PC/Mac download, EDGE has been the favorite action/puzzle child of the mobile market for several years now. EDGE Extended introduces a new 3D physics engine, improved visuals, and almost as many levels as the original game, making it a healthy addition to the already stellar experience.