The App Store has seen some awesome game releases in the last 7 days, and our favorites include two huge new titles from Gameloft, a thrilling new racer from the creators of Reckless Racing, and Captain America’s iOS debut. We’ve also got an awesome new dual-stick dungeon-crawling RPG from Crescent Moon Games that’s guaranteed to get you drooling.
9MM — ($6.99) Universal — Games
John “Loose” Kannon is the leader of a special team of hardened cops who aren’t afraid to bend the law to clean up the streets. But when they kill a local drug lord’s brother and steal millions in cash, Kannon’s whole team becomes a target of revenge. Now Kannon has just one option: Take down the gang leader that’s hunting them before his team gets taken out first.
You play Kannon is Gameloft’s latest high caliber thriller, diving headfirst into action-packed gun fights with an arsenal of weapons. Set out to fight crime in locations like latino suburbs, night clubs, police department, rich suburbs, and Mexico. Catch gang leaders and informants alive, chasing them through city streets and taking them aside for a not-so-friendly chat in the interrogation challenge. There’s also an online multiplayer mode for up to 12 people which adds endless replay value.
9MM boasts eye-popping visuals on both the iPhone 4 and the iPad 2 and is by far one of the coolest iOS games I’ve played for some time.
Pocket RPG — ($2.99) iPad — Games
Explore a world overrun by hordes of monsters, explore trap-filled dungeons and fact mighty bosses, collect piles of treasure and items, invest dozens in abilities and unlockable equipment, and test your skills the oncoming darkness. Pocket RPG is a dual-stick dungeon-crawler that offers a unique RPG experience. The hero starts at level zero with an empty satchel and collects items and rapidly builds their strength. Its developers say it’s not a “my numbers beat your numbers” games, but rather the items you collect and the way in which you use them are more important. There are three distinct classes to choose from, each with their own combat style, including The Blade Master, The Battle Mage, and The Dark Ranger.
Pocket RPG is a fantastic RPG with a unique dual-stick shooter approach that definitely pays off.
Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty — ($4.99) iPhone — Games
Captain America finally makes his iOS debut in Sentinel of Liberty. Play as the Super Soldier Captain America as you go behind enemy lines to rescue Falsworth, Dum Dum Dugan and Bucky from Red Skull and HYDRA. Use your unbreakable shield to battle, block, and manoeuvre your way on what seems like a suicide mission. Execute wall runs, slide under traps, and unleash devastating combo attacks with dynamic intensity you can feel.
Captain America packs 24 levels that unfold over three massive episodes, impressive unlockables and high score leaderboards, awesome 3D graphics and precise touch controls.
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Shadow Vanguard HD — ($6.99) iPad — Games
It’s about time Shadow Vanguard hit the iPad. It’s been around on the iPhone for sometime, and those who have eagerly awaited its release on the iPad’s larger screen (as I have) won’t be disappointed.
A global terrorist organisation threatens the world balance. Only one team can prevent this: the Rainbow Unit. Play 11 thrilling missions to defeat a dangerous and well-organized terrorist group. Play recreated and enriched levels based on the original Rainbow Six game, like the Embassy Hostage Crisis, an oil platform assault, or the infiltration of a rebel camp in Africa. Infiltrate enemy compounds without them ever knowing you’re there thanks to a wide range of state-of-the-art gadgets. Use snake cameras to spy around corners, silencers to keep your kills discreet, and many more cover weapons and tools. Plus enjoy an exhilarating co-op and multiplayer mode on 5 exclusive maps, with up to 10 players.
Reckless Getaway — ($2.99) Universal — Games
The developers behind the smash-hit racer Reckless Racing bring another addictive car game to iOS. In this one, however, you’re racing to get away from the “fuzz hot at your heels,” in a bid to escape with your hard-earned loot. Weave in and out of oncoming traffic; dodge outrun or ram pursuing police cars; and smash your way through 16 varied levels. “Let’s face it: beating someone across the finish line is a lot of fun, but not nearly as much fun as tackling them into oncoming traffic to watch chaos ensue.”
Reckless Getaway is just as addictive, if not even more so than its Reckless cousin, with impressive visuals, unlockable tracks and Game Center integration..