Infinity Blade 2 ★★★★★ ($6.99 / App Store) for the iPhone and iPad is an epic sword fighting game with a touch of RPG. Sequels in movies are rarely as good as the first but in video games, their expected to be better - with Infinity Blade 2, it does that and so much more on an already perfect game. The graphics speak for themselves as its comparable to the PS3 or XBOX 360. The game play is outstanding and no other can match the intuitiveness of the touch-slash-sword methodology. The intriguing story follows from the first to a full featured and ultra cinematic presentation. The original Infinity Blade was the 2010 iOS game of the year and so will this. Infinity Blade 2 is without question the greatest game to come out to the iPhone or iPad, ever.
Imagine The Scale ★★★★★ ($2.99 / App Store) for the iPhone is an app the visually and understandably shows the scale of the smallest to the biggest things known in the known universe. If you have the slightest interest in science or just space, you need to get this app and don’t be scared off by the current 2.5 star average on the App Store. Despite the fact that it was last updated in 2009 and lacks retina display support, this is such a creative and fascinating app we give it 5 stars. It starts from a helium atom to humans to planets to galaxies and more. All objects can be tapped for more details. It also has an awesome classic space opera theme song to go along with this “journey”
Bear Grylls: Essentials ★★★★☆ ($2.99 / App Store) for the iPhone and iPod Touch is an interactive outdoor survival guide and tool. Developed and presented by the most famous survival expert, Bear Grylls. The app has 18 chapters, 100 photos, 40 videos, 35 interactive illustrations and some tools like an “analog” clock and weather predictor. Although this app doesn’t contain as much details as the SAS Survival Guide, Bear Grylls: Essentials is just as good because of the high graphical presentation and video media. With this app, your iPhone may actually be of some use when there is no service and your life depends on survival knowledge.
RPM: Gymkhana Racing ★★★☆☆ ($2.99 / App Store) for the iPhone and iPad is a stunt driving game. This is a true arcade type of racing game with heavy drifting the core of the game play. The handling is good for anyone to master with the graphics nice enough but not as great as other racers. There are 25 tracks of which none are linear and has a funky sound track. If Real Racing is professional golf, RPM is miniature golf. But that’s not a bad thing because of the charm, wackiness, obstacles and laid back feeling. If your a fan of unique driving games, RPM: Gymkhana Racing is worth a test drive.
DreamBook ★★★★☆ ($.99 / App Store) for the iPhone and iPad is a dream interpretation guide. Everyone has dreams but we still like to think there are special meanings to them but can’t quite interpret. DreamBook was designed specifically for that task. The app has dream knowledge of Sigmund Freud, Nostradamus, Hasse, Vanga and Gustavus Miller to interpret over 15,000 types of dreams. DreamBook has a great look with a usable interface and a calendar with journal. Using the Inception dream inducer app with this could have some interesting results. Now if only it could help us remember our dreams better.
Superman ★★★☆☆ ($.99 / App Store) for the iPhone and iPad is a 2D game that lets you take control of the Man of Steel. For such a powerful and classic character as Superman, you would figure there would be many well made video games. Well there are many iterations in history but none are any good. Oddly enough, this new iOS version is arguably the best Superman game yet. The game play is quite simple but intuitive and it just works. You get to roam around Metropolis as well as space doing what he does best, saving the day. There is an actual plot, told in comic book style. Although the game is a relatively short 18 missions, any Superman fan should pick this up for a mere .99 cents.