After making its debut on consoles, The Walking Dead series is now available on iOS, and it’s kicking off this week’s must-have games roundup. We also have two classic titles in the form of Fur Fighters and Spy vs Spy, a retro-style 2D platformer, and the official game of the new Total Recall movie.
The Walking Dead series has been available on consoles for a little while now, but now you can take it with you wherever you go, because it’s on iOS, too. It’s a five-part episodic game that’s set in the same universe as Robert Kirkman’s award-winning comics, but the story is brand new.
You are Lee Everett, a man who’s been given a second chance at life in a world devastated by the undead. Your focus is on survival, and protecting a young orphaned girl called Clementine from the bloodthirsty zombies that are ready finish off the remaining survivors.
Every decision you make can change the story around you, which means your experience of this game could be entirely different to anyone else’s. But you won’t be given too much time to think about those decisions. “There’s no time to ponder when the undead are pounding the door.”
The Fur Fighters are an elite squad of animal commandos on a quest to rescue their families from the fat-cat General Viggo. Your aim is to fight off Viggo’s army of dimwitted bears through over 30 different levels — with the help of 20 weapons — to save your babies and rescue the planet from the claws of evils.
You play as all six Fur Fighters, using their individual skills to solve puzzles and obliterate the bad guys, it what promises to be “part action shooter, part mind wrecking puzzler, all attitude!”
You may remember Fur Fighters from the Sega Dreamcast, on which it debuted back in 2000. But 12 years on, it’s just as fun and as entertaining as it ever was.
Total Recall, the official game for the upcoming science-fiction thriller, is a fast-paced first-person shooter that follow’s the movie’s storyline across eight missions, promising a wide variety of weapons for “non-stop, adrenaline-pumping action.”
It is the year 2084, and you suddenly find yourself on the run from mysterious assailants after a trip to the memory implant center Rekall goes horribly wrong. The Fate of the World hangs in the balance, as the line between Fantasy and Reality dissolves into a Paranoid Dream.
You step into the shoes of Douglas Quaid as you fight your way through New Asia and travel to the core of the Earth, enjoying immersive, cutting-edge 3D environments along the way — all of which are taken directly from the movie. Comic book-style scenes set the stage for each of your eight missions, with seven more coming soon.
Choose from handguns, assault rifles, small machine guns, shotguns and more to help you along your way, and upgrade each of your weapons as you progress. Look out for the rapid-fire Gatlin LMG, and the one-shot kill Rhino handgun.
“Total Recall Game is highly recommended for all fans of action, adventure and sci-fi thrillers, as well as those of First Person Shooter and Role Playing Games.”
Your mission: escape the embassy, top secret briefcase in hand. Remember, all else is but a mere distraction! You must locate and finally collect the missing passport, traveling money, key and secret plans before making your way to the airport door to board your plane – all before time runs out -all while placing booby-traps for your opponent, avoiding or defusing those set by him and engaging in club-to-club combat.
Spy vs Spy is another classic title that first launched on the Commodore 64 and the Apple II back in 1984, but it’s come a long way since then. It now boasts online and local multiplayer modes, 16 brand new embassies (24 in total), high-resolution graphics for Retina display devices, a new “club-to-club” combat mode, and lots more.
All of this for just $0.99! That’s with 50% off for a limited time, though, so grab it quick.
Manos is my personal favorite this week, because I’m a huge fan of retro platformers. And this one has everything. It promises to be “an homage to the great games you remember from your childhood,” in which “every man, woman, child, animal, and inanimate object were out to get your character.”
You play a guy called Mike, who along with his family have wandered into the desert to find a place to stay. They wind up in the haunted Valley Lodge, and Mike’s family go missing. He now has to find them, wandering the haunted hills, the desert, and the dark temple to battle the forces of darkness with his trusty revolver.
If you’re a fan of classic Super Mario games, or any other retro platformer for that matter, you’ll love Manos.
What’s Your Favorite?
So that concludes our list of this week’s must-have iOS games. If you’ve picked up something that you think we should have included, be sure to let us know about it in the comments.