This week’s must-have iOS games includes the incredible sequel to Gameloft’s hugely successful sci-fi FPS, N.O.V.A. This follow up title boasts new enemies with improved AI, a larger range of weapons and powers, and 10-on-10 online multiplayer – you won’t want to miss it!
Starfront: Collision is the second of Gameloft’s latest hits to make our list this week. Once again the company has looked at an incredibly popular game and created an iOS alternative that doesn’t disappoint. It’s a model they’ve been following for while with their App Store releases, and one that certainly seems to be working well for them. For fans of Blizzard’s Starcraft series and other real-time strategies, I highly recommend Starfront: Collision.
Since I first read it was coming, Back to the Future: Episode 1 for iPad was a game I couldn’t wait to see hit the App Store, and thanks to its striking voiceovers and delightful story line, the wait for this game didn’t disappoint. It’s sure to warm the hearts of fans of the movie and firmly earns its place in our favorite games.
N.O.V.A 2 – ($6.99) iPhone – Games
N.O.V.A 2 features an unparalleled single-player campaign taking you through 12 chapters of hostile, yet amazing environments of various Orbitals. Take your pick of over a dozen weapons including the dual hand guns, assault rifle, shotgun, sniper rifle, rocket launcher, and alien plasma gun, and get ready to experience a whole new level of iPhone FPS gaming. When you’ve finished with single-player, indulge in 10-on-10 multiplayer combat in free-for-all, team deathmatch, capture the flag, freeze tag, and more, over 10 stunning multiplayer maps. The ranking and perk system ensures the more you play, the better you become, and Gameloft LIVE allows you to team up with friends and take on the rest of the world. N.O.V.A 2 is recommended to anyone who’s a fan of FPS gaming on their iPhone and ready to experience one of the best shooter titles in the App Store
Starfront: Collisions – (Free + $6.99 in-app purchase) iPhone – Games
Starfront: Collision is the latest in Gameloft’s long string of smash hit releases, and claims to be the epitome of real-time strategy games. It packs 20 action-packed missions across five gorgeous environments, a competitive online multiplayer mode, and striking 3D-redered environments, making it one of the best RTS titles for iOS to date. Discover the deep and engaging story of a war of resources told throughout the solo campaign, or wage war against friends in 4-person online multiplayer. Live your first battles as a commander completely free, and if you’re ready to take up the challenge of the full game, you can unlock it through an in-app purchase.
Back to the Future: Episode 1 – ($6.99) iPad – Games
The first in a series of five highly-anticipated Back to the Future games for the iPad has finally hit the App Store with a brand new escapade for Marty and Doc. I adore how this touch-based puzzle adventure from Telltale Games deliveres a mesmerising experience that remains true to the original trilogy, with innovative touch controls and impressive visuals that make Back to the Future: Episode 1 a fantastic iPad game. Set 6 months after the events in the third movie, this storyline sees Marty take off in the DeLorean to save Doc once again. If you’re a fan of this movie and a lover of adventure games, this title is a sure-fire way to cure your weekend boredom – I’m certain you won’t be able to put it down.
Mahjongg Dimensions – ($0.99) Universal – Games
Just like classic Mahjong, the main aim of this game is to use your creativity, speed, and memory by matching and removing all of the tiles before the times runs out, but Mahjongg Dimensions offers a whole new way to play. Rather than a set of 2D tiles, Mahjongg Dimensions is a rotatable 3D cube that requires you to explore each side in order to find your matches. The faster you match, the more points you’ll earn, and the points multipliers and bonus rewards ensure there’s plenty of excitement and intensity to keep you hooked.
Sky Combat – ($0.99) iPhone – Games
Sky Combat is a vertical shooter from Chillingo that combines cutting-edge graphics with classic shoot ‘em up gameplay to deliver one of the most visually stunning aerial assault games for the iPhone. It’s packed full of intensely exciting levels and challenging bosses that pack some serious action; dodge missiles, hails of bullets, tank fire, and turrets, on your mission to take over the skies. Three difficulties levels ensure Sky Combat is hugely enjoyable whatever your level of gaming experience, and give you a reason to keep coming back for more in a bid to beat every tier.