appSIZED: Top 10 iPhone and iPad Games of 2011

Quirky jellies. Adorable warriors. Reformist prison guard. Giant dancing unicorn. Funny army troops. FBI’s oddball puzzle agent. Elegant hand-to-hand combat. Cheerleader vs zombies. Ardanian wit meets tough strategy. These are appSIZED’s Top 10 iOS Original Games for 2011.

It was not easy coming up with appSIZED’s Top 10 games for 2011. This year, I wanted to give credit to iOS original titles – that is, fun, compelling and high quality games that first appeared on the iOS platform. The following games were chosen for the following reasons: they make use of the touch screen and multitouch well, they have excellent graphics and sounds, and they bring something new and/or great to their respective genres. I highly recommend that you put them on your app shopping list.

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iOS App Review: Infinity Blade II

Infinity Blade 2 on appSIZED

The stunning visuals, mysterious and complex storyline, elegantly simple controls and focused, one-on-one combat made Infinity Blade phenomenally successful. Sink your teeth into this incredible sequel, and see for yourself why Infinity Blade II raises the bar even higher for iOS and mobile gaming.

The tyrant god-king, wields the extremely powerful Infinity Blade to perpetuate his reign and draws strength from our hero’s bloodline. Infinity Blade was a never ending cycle of fighting enemies and gaining strength in order to ultimately defeat the god-king. In the hotly anticipated sequel, Infinity Blade II, the storyline delves deeper into the mysterious Deathless ones (introduced in the first, via complex route of exploring the game’s secrets) and our hero’s mysterious origins. Our hero seeks not only to avenge the death of his father (Infinity Blade), but also free the Worker of Secrets from the hands of the Deathless, in order to learn the truth about himself and his bloodline.

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iOS Sale Alert! Samurai Bloodshow, Airport Mania 2 HD, Assassin’s Creed HD and Infinity Blade

Samurai Bloodshow Airport Mania 2 Assassin's Creed Infinity Blade

appSIZED has been away for a couple of days, but just back in time to deliver today’s top sale picks:
 
1) Samurai Bloodshow ($0.99/Universal) – This unique new title from Sega is a gorgeous tower defense game that makes use of tradeable cards. Don’t miss this one!
 
2) Airport Mania 2: Wild Trips HD ($1.99/iPad) – Fans of the original time management favorite, Airport Mania: First Flight, rejoice! The sequel boasts of more colorful and exotic locations and the same delightful gameplay that made the original such a hit.  The iPhone game Airport Mania: Nonstop Flights is also free!
 
3) Assassin’s Creed HD: Altair’s Chronicles ($0.99/iPad) – Revisit the exciting action adventure Assassin’s Creed for the awesome price of less than a dollar!
 
4) Infinity Blade ($2.99/Universal) – If you don’t have Infinity Blade yet, then you are missing out on a lot! This console quality title is a complex action/RPG game and one of the best examples of gaming for the iOS.
 
If you want to add to the list, feel free to leave a message in the comments section!
 
H(app)y shopping!