From a role-playing game without a story to a gory falling death, full-featured football to the future of music gaming, this Week in Gaming Apps has something for everyone, even if they prefer sheep.

Writing up this round-up of our daily gaming app posts really helps put into perspective the staggering variety of gaming apps being released each week. We started with soccer, ended with role-playing, and filled the middle with delicious lamb meat. All I need now is a beer and a little mint jelly and I'm good for the weekend.


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First Touch Football is Full-Featured Footy

Typically, upon hearing that a sports game is unlicensed, I expect completely generic teams populated by bland rosters. First Touch Soccer is hardly gimped in such a way. Yes, the team names themselves are altered. But draw up a match with "Manchester Red," and sure enough, there is "Rooney" at forward. More »

Falling Fred Lands on His Feet

What goes up, must come down. In iOS game Falling Fred, Fred not only comes down, he avoid saws, fire, blades and concrete ledges. It's a seemingly endless race to the bottom, and the goal here is to see how far Fred can fall before splattering to bits. More »

Pulse: Volume One is a Fantastic Marriage of Music and Motion

While it may look like just another tap rhythm game for the iPad, Pulse: Volume One's concentric circles set the stage for a whimsical musical journey with limitless potential. More »

Home Sheep Home May Have Been Nominated for a BAFTA, But It's Just Too Thin to Win

Home Sheep Home, you're no Angry Birds-at least not when it comes to value. You may be a handsome, amusing diversion for the iPhone and iPod touch, but there's just not enough of your sheepish, physics-based puzzle solving to go around. More »

Thank You for Removing Story from the Role-Playing Game, Dungeon Raid

Have you ever played a Final Fantasy or a Dragon Age? Actually, have you ever had to slog through a bad role-playing game, one in which the characters just go on and on about their problems and the evil that's going to destroy the world? More »