We made it to the end of another week. Congratulations everyone! Let’s celebrate with an awesome sale on the App Store. There’s something for everyone here – from war mongering worms to managing a boutique fashion store or even racing around insane tracks at breakneck speeds.
In our opinion, the standout game in this sale is the stealth-based title, République. In our review in Issue 1 of Grab It Magazine, we called Republique a stunning success that delivers on gameplay and story. We also caught up with Ryan Payton – the founder of the studio Camouflaj behind this excellent game – who has previously worked on the Halo series. You can read the full interview in our free Issue 0. Make sure to also pick up the mind bending title Duet, which we included on our 50 Best Indie Games of 2013 and is also reviewed in Issue 1 alongside a developer interview.
We also heard on the delicious RPG grapevine that legendary developer Kemco has slashed the price of a number of its old school JRPGs. If you haven’t picked up any Kemco titles, now is the perfect time to find out what a classic JRPG looks like; especially if you’re keen on involved storylines, complex characters and an abundance of dungeons to explore. In doing so, you’ll also save yourself almost $40 from the usual cost.
Yesterday, we reported that a pretty hefty sale was just getting underway on the App Store. A number of quality titles like Deus Ex: The Fall, Lara Croft and The Guardian of Light, and Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic all received deep discounts.
The list of truly excellent games on sale has continued to grow.
If you had plans to go out this weekend, then cancel them. A number of truly excellent games have just been given deep discounts on the App Store. There's a little bit for everyone here - from fighting Sith Lords, to shamelessly dancing around your lounge and platforming as Lara Croft.
Check out the list below which equates to a $40 saving. If anything takes your fancy, don't forget to grab it. We highly recommend RPG fans dive into the classic Knights of the Old Republic by developer BioWare (Mass Effect, Dragon's Age), while Deus Ex: The Fall is a strong standalone entry in this revered series. Lara Croft and the Guardians of Light is also a great isometric, puzzle heavy action game that is a top spin-off from the main Tomb Raider adventures. Going out on the weekend is overrated anyway, right?
You should also check out last weeks 12 Games in App Store Frenzy sale, as some remain on discount, like XCOM: Enemy Unknown. And while you're on the App Store, do us a solid and pick up an issue of Grab It Magazine - you'll discover the very best new indie games in there.
Update: God of Light is now available on the App Store. You can grab it here.
Original Story: A number of weeks back, we debuted an intriguing trailer for God of Light, a light-based puzzle game by Playmous that includes a soundtrack composed by the one and only UNKLE. UNKLE began life as a trip-hop collaboration between DJ Shadow and James Lavelle, but has since been taken by Lavelle down many interesting routes over the course of five albums. Now the electronic maestro can had game development to his impressive CV.
The game itself looks like a treat, with simple thought-provoking gameplay and a soothing atmosphere that draws you into its charm. We'll have more on the game as soon as we can get out hands on it. In the interim, why don't you check out the recently released game by Radiohead, Polyfauna.
LCDemake specialist Clicker has created a very cool little niche for itself whereby the team of retro champions turn the iPad into a Game & Watch screen, then take existing worlds and execute them in that old-fashioned gameplay style. It did this to mighty MMORPG World of Warcraft in its game World of Watchcraft: Spawn of Squishy. The good news is, the game just went free and you can experience it right now just for kicks - grab it here.
Why has it gone free? Check out this news story about Clicker's latest game, Snip and Chu. We're guessing it's in honour of its launch.
Fans of a bit of retro brawling are in for a good weekend. The Double Dragon Trilogy has just dropped from $2.99 to 99c - that's a lot of dragon for your money. Tie a headband on now and get amongst it - grab it here.
In other sales news of a retro flavour, the original R-Type is also down from $1.99 to 99c - grab it here.
It's a great week for bargain hunters, as we reported yesterday when 12 award-winning games from 2013 all received a huge discount.
Did something happen? Are the aliens coming? Or the zombies? Or alien zombies? It seems like the world must be coming to an end if the below list of excellent, excellent games (a number of which starred in our 50 Best iPad Games of 2013 awards) is anything to go by. Get a load of this, which equates to a $56 saving – and just click the game name to grab the bargain.
For many, the best iPad gaming experience of 2013 was turn-based strategy blockbuster XCOM: Enemy Unknown. A legendary series that made a highly impressive comeback on consoles, then carried that across to the modern, brave new world of tablets with an excellent touchscreen port. Not only did it make our 50 Best iPad Games of 2013 awards, but when we asked Ryan Payton - founder of République developer Camouflaj - his top 10 games of 2013 he didn't hesitate to put the game in his number one spot.
A premium product, until now XCOM: Enemy Unknown would set you back $20.99 - you can grab it right now for $10.49. Now that is a saving. Enjoy the trailer below and get playing.
Controlling the robot EPOCH in this post-apocalyptic adventure is an example of the touchscreen used as an opportunity to innovate, rather than hinder. Using a series of swipes and gestures the player moves from cover to cover, choosing who to shoot, when to dodge and how to move on, as well as which weapons and countermeasures to use. The end result is an intense sci-fi third-person shooter with spectacular visuals and a solid storyline you'll engage with.