It's almost Christmas, and that means new games and new devices to play them on! Perhaps that's why I've been busting my ass playing the nine games spotlighted in this Week in Gaming Apps—gotta make room for more, right?
On top of a handful of great games like the inventive shooter Alpha Zero, the tower offense brilliance of Anomaly: Korea and the simple charm of Scribble Hero, I also managed to pen three of this week's Gaming Apps of the Day, take care of two 18-month-old children and finish my Christmas shopping, all while juggling knives and cats, often at the same time.
What can I say? I love you guys. Consider these suggestions your Christmas presents. Feel free to go in on a gift for me. I like islands.
A space shooter with a unique control mechanics — drag the ship about with your finger, aim with the other. Quite touching!
Mindless shooting fun with a page-crease direction-changing feature.
From Splash Damage, the developer of the console shooter Brink, a turn-based tactics game with collectible heroes and online multiplayer. Beautiful.
2D hack-and-slash combat with some incredibly sharp graphics. I like it.
I need a lot more time with this mobile answer to The Elder Scrolls.
Minigore 2: Zombies
Mowing down endless hordes of zombies with your cube-headed hero. A bloody good way to waste a few minutes.