When an official video game based on the most successful mature animated series in the history of television is one of the least exciting items on the list, you know you're in for one hell of a Week in Gaming Apps. What's better than Homer Simpson?
How about the experiemental music toy-meets-tower defense with a statement game, Bad Hotel? Or the classic card game Lost Cities? Gasketball is a hell of a lot of fun as well.
And then there's Horn. Sweet, sweet Horn. When a new Unreal Engine 3 game comes out for Android and iOS it's a spectacle. When it comes out and it plays as good as it looks? That's magic.
So sorry, The Simpsons: Tapped Out. You'll likely sell more in-game junk than all of these other games combined, but that doesn't make you better. It just makes you huge piles of cash.
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Classic adventure-themed Lost Cities is a pretty great card game. It's now a pretty great iOS game as well. More »
Yesterday, I kept telling my colleagues about Bad Hotel. You need to play this game, I told them. It's cooler than all of us combined. (Maybe that's not so hard?) Bad Hotel? They were confused, because it doesn't even sound like the name of a video game, let alone a good one. More »
Chances are, you've played H-O-R-S-E. Maybe the last time you chucked up balls in the make-this-exact same-shot-as-someone-else basketball battle was in high school or a long time ago. But it probably didn't involve sawblades, teleporters and boost strips. More »
I don't tend to enjoy city-building social games. I try them, and then I end up disappointed in my inability to advance quickly and I end up walking away rather than giving them my money. Clearly, the problem with every previous game I played was that it did not star The Simpsons. More »
With The Dark Meadow, Phosphor Games Studio proved it could make a game that looked as good as a console title, but the sinister shooter's limited on-rails gameplay was strictly mobile-grade. This week, in conjunction with Zynga, Phosphor released its latest Unreal Engine 3 powered mobile game, Horn, and it's every bit as rich and satisfying as any console adventure game - and better than many. More »