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Eric Ford from @toucharcade lists his Top Ten Games of 2014

Eric Ford from @toucharcade lists his Top Ten Games of 2014

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Modern Combat 5

Developer : Gameloft
Price: 0.0
Version: 5.8.7
Release Date: 2014-07-24T07:00:00Z
Content Advisory Rating: 17+
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Create a squad from 11 classes, add your friends for team play, and test your skills in dynamic arenas or through Battle Royale warfare against online rivals from around the world! Prefer to work alone? Then feel free to step into the thrilling solo play campaign as you shoot your way through one dire situation after another to save the world as you launch an attack against a lunatic’s apocalyptic plans. 11 CLASSES WITH UNIQUE SKILLS > Customize and level up any of the 10 classes across solo play and team play modes. > Find the playstyle that suits you: Assault, Heavy, Recon, Sniper, Support, Bounty Hunter, Sapper, X1-Morph, Kommander, Marauder or Tracker. > Activate class-specific skills by earning and spending Skill Points. HIGH-POWERED ONLINE MULTIPLAYER > Watch players engaged in live online FPS battles and eSports competitions with all the great graphics you expect in the Spectator mode. > Epic guns-a-blazing team play in Squad vs. Squad matches. > Drop into Battle Royale mode and fight for survival with up to 70 players. > Talk to other players to plan your online multiplayer strategies and coordinate an attack in the Global and Squad Chats. > Top the individual and Squad leaderboards as you master your eSports skills. > Win free rewards and cool prizes in limited-time events. RANK UP > Accumulate XP and level up by playing solo play missions, team play matches, and Battle Royale. > Unlock higher-tier guns and other weapons by mastering lower-tier guns. > Customize the perfect weapon using a host of attachments and jump straight into the free game action. INTENSE SOLO PLAY CAMPAIGN > Engage in fast-paced story missions where the call will take you from Tokyo to Venice for a variety of first person shooter challenges. > Play the new Spec Ops missions for a real online FPS adrenaline rush. > Great graphics, music and voice performances perfectly adapted for a first person shooter game. HIGHLY CUSTOMIZABLE CONTROLS > Intuitive, highly customizable controls so you can play the game just the way you want. Modern Combat 5 requires an Internet connection. So if you’re ready for the online FPS of your dreams, dive into this unparalleled free game that takes online multiplayer to new heights. Perfect for anyone hungry for solo play first person shooter fun, team play eSports competition, or a thrilling Battle Royale challenge. This app allows you to purchase virtual items within the app and may contain third party advertisements that may redirect you to a third party site _____________________________________________ Join our Discord: https://discord.com/invite/moderncombat Visit our official site at http://gmlft.co/website_EN Check out the new blog at http://gmlft.co/central Don't forget to follow us on social media: Facebook: http://gmlft.co/SNS_FB_EN Twitter: http://gmlft.co/SNS_TW_EN Instagram: http://gmlft.co/GL_SNS_IG YouTube: http://gmlft.co/GL_SNS_YT Privacy Policy: http://www.gameloft.com/en-gb/privacy-notice Terms of Use: http://www.gameloft.com/en-gb/conditions-of-use End-User License Agreement: http://www.gameloft.com/en-gb/eula
Release Notes:
Various bug fixes and improvements

Threes!

Developer : Sirvo LLC
Price: 5.99
Version: 3.0.1
Release Date: 2014-02-06T05:10:08Z
Content Advisory Rating: 4+
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Threes is tiny puzzle that grows on you. This is the buy-once-play-forever version. ³ Apple Game of the Year 2014!! ³ Apple Design Award 2014 Winner ∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞ “You might as well delete Candy Crush Saga now.” ~ Pocket Gamer “It's surprisingly adorable, for a game starring numbers.” ~ Joystiq “It’s the kind of game that embosses the rules on your brain within 30 seconds, but then compels you to spend the next two hours playing.” ~ Pocket Tactics ∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞ Explore our little game’s deep challenge and grow your mind beyond imagination. Optimized for iOS8 and human brains. Universal app for iPhone and iPads. ³ Endless challenge from one simple game mode ³ An endearing cast of characters ³ A heart-warming soundtrack ³ No IAP - Threes is a complete experience the moment you download it Honorably mentioned for Excellence in Design by the Independent Games Festival. ∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞ From the makers of PUZZLEJUICE: ³ Designed by Asher Vollmer ³ Illustrated by Greg Wohlwend (Ridiculous Fishing, Hundreds) ³ Scored by Jimmy Hinson (Black Ops 2, Mass Effect 2) ³ Optimized by Hidden Variable (Bag It!, Tic Tactics) ∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞ Threes grows with you and you’ll grow with Threes.
Release Notes:
~ v3.0 ~ ³ Game now boots with a black screen in order to not blind our dark mode users ³ Fixed issue with submitting GameCenter scores ³ Fixed issue with status bar on iOS 14 We don't feel comfortable interrupting your game experience to ask for reviews, but if you are feeling generous with your time please take a moment and let us know what you think of the game ^__^ Thank you for playing!

Avadon 2: The Corruption HD

Developer : Spiderweb Software
Price: 9.99
Version: 1.2.1
Release Date: 2014-02-27T08:00:00Z
Content Advisory Rating: 12+
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* 'With everything set up so that even a newcomer to the genre can pick it up quickly, there’s no reason not to see if this could be the beginning of a lovely relationship. 4/5" - Indie Game Reviewer * "A very rewarding and easily recommended gaming experience." - Gear Diary * "As a whole, Avadon 2: The Corruption offers a great value for those who enjoy an old-school style RPG. To tell you the truth, I ended up playing this game for eight hours straight on my first play. 4.5/5" - Game Industry News * "Do yourself a favor and pick it up now and support this great effort to bring us a quality RPG. 5/5" - RPGWatch * "Frankly this is the most fun I've had with an RPG all year. 7/10" - Dealspwn Avadon 2: The Corruption is a huge, indie fantasy role-playing adventure, the second chapter in the epic Avadon trilogy. You will serve the keep of Avadon, working as a spy and warrior to fight the enemies of your homeland. As a servant of the Black Fortress, your word is law. Experience an exciting fantasy role-playing adventure as you try to save your homeland from civil war and fiery destruction. Avadon 2: The Corruption Features: * Comes with the entire game, fully functional. No need to pay more money to do anything. * Epic fantasy role-playing adventure in an enormous and unique world. * Five different character classes, with dozens of unique spells and abilities. * Uncover the fascinating histories of Avadon and the many lands of Lynaeus. * Many different endings. Will you be loyal to Avadon or switch sides and bring it down? The choice is yours! * Dozens of side quests, dungeons, and secrets to discover. * Hundreds of magical items to find. Use powerful crystals to make your artifacts even more powerful. * Huge adventure with lots of replay value. Experience with Avadon: The Black Fortress is entirely unnecessary to enjoy Avadon 2.
Release Notes:
* Rebuilt to work correctly with new models of iPad.

FTL: Faster Than Light

Price: 9.99
Version: 1.6.21
Release Date: 2014-04-03T07:00:00Z
Content Advisory Rating: 9+
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The award winning PC spaceship simulation game from Subset Games comes to iPad! Includes the free expansion, FTL: Advanced Edition, which adds new ships, enemies, events, weapons, and more! PC version’s awards include: - IGN - Game Of the Year Nominee 2012 - PC Gamer - 2012 Best Short-Form Game - Indie Game Festival 2013 - Excellence in Design - Indie Game Festival 2013 - Audience Award - Game Developers Choice Awards 2013 - Best Debut: Subset Games In FTL you experience the atmosphere of running a spaceship trying to save the galaxy. It's a dangerous mission, with every encounter presenting a unique challenge with multiple solutions. What will you do if a heavy missile barrage shuts down your shields? Reroute all power to the engines in an attempt to escape, power up additional weapons to blow your enemy out of the sky, or take the fight to them with a boarding party? This "spaceship simulation roguelike-like" allows you to take your ship and crew on an adventure through a randomly generated galaxy filled with glory and bitter defeat. Key Features: - Give orders to your crew, manage ship power distribution and choose weapon targets in the heat of battle. - Pause the game mid-combat to evaluate your strategy and give orders. - Upgrade your ship and unlock new ones with the help of seven diverse alien races. - Hundreds of text based encounters will force you to make tough decisions. - Each play-through will feature different enemies, events, and results to your decisions. No two play-throughs will be quite the same. - Permadeath means when you die, there's no coming back. The constant threat of defeat adds importance and tension to every action. Website - www.FTLgame.com Twitter - @FTLgame NOTE: Only compatible with iPad 2 or newer -- Will NOT run on iPad 1!
Release Notes:
Update for newer iPad Mini support.

DRAGON QUEST IV

Price: 14.99
Version: 1.1.1
Release Date: 2014-08-07T07:00:00Z
Content Advisory Rating: 9+
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******************** Dragon Quest IV, the first instalment in the Zenithian Trilogy, is now out on mobile devices! This epic adventure, unfolding over five unique chapters, each focusing on a different cast of characters, can now be enjoyed on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad! Experience the full epic game with over 40 hours of gameplay in one standalone package! Download it once, and there’s nothing else to buy, and nothing else to download! *In-game text is available in English only. ******************** ◆ Story In the far-flung corners of the world, our heroes’ stories are about to unfold... Chapter 1: Ragnar McRyan and the Case of the Missing Children Starring Ragnar McRyan, noble knight of bonnie Burland. Chapter 2: Alena and the Journey to the Tourney Starring Tsarevna Alena, tomboy princess, Kiryl the priest, her devoted follower, and Borya, the cantankerous conjurer who has watched over Alena since childhood. Chapter 3: Torneko and the Extravagant Excavation Starring Torneko Taloon, a weapon merchant chasing his lifelong dream. Chapter 4: Meena and Maya and the Mahabala Mystery Starring a pair of gifted sisters —Maya, the most alluring dancer in the entire world, and her fortune-telling sibling Meena—who will stop at nothing to avenge their father’s death. Chapter 5: The Chosen Starring a youthful hero destined to deliver the world from disaster. At long last, the Chosen Ones, inseparably bound together by the thread of fate, set off to face their ultimate enemy! ◆ Game Features ・Party Talk Chat with your loyal companions any time you like during your adventure! They’ll tell you all kinds of interesting things, depending on where you are in the story, and what heroic feats you have accomplished! ・360-Degree Views Rotate your viewpoint in towns and villages through a full 360 degrees to make sure you don’t miss a thing! ・Wagon Quest! Once you have the wagon, you can take a team of up to ten companions around with you on your adventure, and swap them in and out of your party at will! ・AI Battles Tired of giving orders? Your faithful companions can be instructed to fight automatically! Use the various tactics at your disposal to see off even the toughest enemies with ease! ・The Casino The old series favourite is back! Will you make a killing at the casino? Try your luck at three fantastic games: slot machines, poker and monster battles! ・Chapter 6? Experience an extra chapter past the ending and explore a challenging bonus dungeon. -------------------- [Supported Operating Systems] iOS11.0 and above. [Supported Devices] iPhone 5S/iPod touch (6th Generation)/iPad (5th Generation) and above.
Release Notes:
Fixed minor bugs.

Wayward Souls

Developer : Rocketcat LLC
Price: 7.99
Version: 1.61
Release Date: 2014-04-24T07:00:00Z
Content Advisory Rating: 9+
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Wayward Souls is an action-adventure game built for quick playthroughs and massive amounts of replay value. It was inspired by Spelunky, Secret of Mana, and our previous game, Mage Gauntlet. Procedurally generated random levels mean that every time you play the game, it's a different experience. Control one of six characters, all with their own unique playstyles, abilities, and equipment. Explore and fight for survival, in combat where your tactics, positioning, and timing matter. More Features: - Fancy control scheme with no virtual buttons or sticks to fumble over. - Unlock new areas, for increasingly punishing difficulty. - 13 area types, all with different monsters, potential traps, and rare encounters. - Each character can find equipment combinations that change their gameplay. - Victory is based on your increasing skill as a player, not solely on grinding. - Hats. - No IAP ever, even for the hats. All content updates will be free for our fans. - Unprecedented scope and variety for an action-adventure game on iOS, maybe anywhere. @rocketcatgames or www.facebook.com/rocketcatgames
Release Notes:
- Paladin's Shrine talent should now work properly - Some various fixes and tweaks

XCOM®: Enemy Within

Developer : 2K (2K, INC.)
Price: 4.99
Version: 1.4.0
Release Date: 2014-11-13T12:50:03Z
Content Advisory Rating: 17+
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***NOTE: Compatible with iPad 3, iPad mini 2, iPhone 5 and up. WILL NOT be able to run on earlier generations, despite being able to purchase them on those devices*** XCOM®: Enemy Within is a standalone expansion to the 2012 strategy game of the year XCOM: Enemy Unknown and it's now available on iOS devices! Enemy Within features the core gameplay of Enemy Unknown plus more exciting content. Check out the new soldiers, abilities, enemies, maps, missions, and multiplayer mode for the fresh new strategy gaming experience! • New Soldier Abilities: Build new base facilities to unlock unearthly new capabilities for XCOM’s soldiers. The Genetics Lab will allow soldiers to receive powerful genetic modifications, and the Cybernetics Lab allows soldiers to use devastating mechanized cybersuits in battle. • New Weapons and Equipment: Give your operatives an extra tactical edge with new projects from your engineering team and the Foundry. • New Enemy Threats: Adopt new tactics to counter the threats from two new alien types and a deadly new organization known as EXALT. • New Strategic Resource: A valuable new alien resource, known as Meld, has been discovered. Secure it on the battlefield, research a new technology to unlock its power, and use it carefully back at base to unlock new upgrades and weaponry. • New Story Elements: Investigate a terrifying threat in an abandoned fishing village, and defend the XCOM headquarters from alien attack in a series of new plot-driven missions. • New Multiplayer maps, units, and abilities: Create your custom squad from a wider array of options and dominate your opponent in intense, one-on-one, turn-based matches. NOTE: XCOM: Enemy Within is a graphically rich game with advanced features. To OPTIMIZE your playing experience, you may want to turn off other apps before playing. The content of this videogame is fictional and is not intended to represent or depict an actual record of the events, persons, locations, or entities in the game’s setting. The makers and publishers of this videogame do not in any way endorse, condone or encourage engaging in any conduct depicted in this videogame. Follow us on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/xcom Follow us on Twitter: @xcom For more great games visit: http://www.2kgames.com/mobile/ 18+ "запрещено для детей" for Russia Privacy Policy: http://www.take2games.com/privacy/index.html Terms of Service: http://www.take2games.com/legal/ End User License Agreement: http://www.take2games.com/eula/index.html
Release Notes:
This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon. Addresses a crash on iPhone 8 devices
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