It’s been a week of great releases, great tragedies, and great apps. With that in mind, we’re going to choose to focus on the fun and the pleasant, rather than the horrific and saddening. So without further ado, jump on down below the break to view this week’s Top 5 iPhone and iPad App Roundup!
This Week’s Stand-Out Apps
That’s it for this week’s sneak peek! But you can keep reading for our full roundup, starting with:
Top 5 iPhone and iPad Apps of the Week
Great Big War Game – $2.99
If you weren’t lucky enough to play the first Great Little War Game application for the iPad and iPhone, then you’ve got another chance now to redeem yourself. The same developers have just released Great Big War Game, an even grander sequel to the much-loved strategy title. The new rendition arrives with a heck of a lot more content, more combat, and the same old humor that you’ve come to love.
The app is a turn-based strategy game with a whole lot of style. It also features one of the coolest 3D worlds to emerge on the scene in a while. In other words, it’s got great gameplay, a killer story, and enough sass to keep us occupied. If that isn’t a recommendation to the quirky strategy fans out there, then we have no idea what is!
Okay, so this one isn’t really a proper game. In fact, you may not have any interest in it at all. So why are we mentioning it? Well, it’s really quite simple my dear. We’re mentioning The Bourne Legacy because (firstly) we love the Bourne films, and (secondly) because it’s one of the damn coolest movie tie-ins to emerge in a while.
The app has you galavanting about your city performing real-world missions to unlock additional information about the film. This includes photographs, text briefings, and trailers. Okay, so the end rewards aren’t that great. But still, it’s an app with the Bourne name attached, and it’s got one heck of a geotagged fun factor to it. Best of all, you can try it out for free, as that’s what the app will cost you in the App Store.
The Dark Knight Rises – $6.99
On a potentially more satisfying note, here’s a proper movie tie-in game to whet your appetite with. This one is put out by Gameloft, which explains the hefty pricetag. It also explains why the game itself is so bloody good. Not sure what to expect within the app’s shadowy halls? Let us give you the rundown.
Essentially, The Dark Knight Rises is constructed to be exactly like a console Batman game. You’ll get all the same sneak-and-bash combat that you’re used to, as well as an hefty amount of movie plot action to chew on. The controls are pretty smooth, and the graphics are absolutely superb. After all, this is a title put out by Gameloft. So if you’re looking for an official, polished and rather entertaining batman game to play on your iPad and iPhone as you wait for the midnight release of the film, try this one out for size.
Tyype HD – $2.99
Do you do a lot of typing on the iPad? Do you wish there was a better way to get that text out of your mind and onto the screen? Well, if so then you’re in luck: This week finally brought us the release of Tyype HD for the iPad, and now we can all breathe a sigh of relief as we enjoy its touch-based controls. Here’s what the app is offering:
Essentially, it uses multi-touch functionality to help you type, edit and produce written copy a whole lot faster than if you were just using the standard keyboard. There are a lot of features to cover, so instead of listing them out here, we’ll simply tell you to check out the App Store. What we will say, though, is that the app works quite well. It’s got some chinks to be ironed out, but on the whole, this one’s a winner.
Pocket Army – Free
A side scroller, you say? One with roleplaying elements and a Maple Story look about it? What’s that? You can play it online with up to thousands of other players? Ah, you must be talking about Pocket Army, Sir!
Yes indeed, as this week finally brought us the release of the app. It’s got side-scrolling combat galore, as well as an healthy amount of online multiplayer to ensure that you’re never wanting for those to play against. There’s also a pretty slick single player game, if you’re into that sort of thing.