The label of games as art is often bandied about – typically to no avail. But just every now and again a game like Superbrothers: Sword and Sorcery comes about and makes a compelling argument for videogames. In Superbrothers: Sword and Sorcery, you play as a wandering warrior monk, solving mystical musical puzzles as you adventure across this beautiful and magical realm. The game is affected by phases of the moon and you can co-operate with friends through Twitter to unravel its mysteries.
Amazing Breaker ($0.99)
This physics-based destruction-oriented puzzle game has plenty of levels that will both frustrate and entertain you. Using an array of different explosives, your goal is to completely demolish various shapes that appear on each level – but that’s easier said than done.
Flight Control ($0.99)
Why is it that pilots get all the credit? Most of their work is automated thanks to modern technology. The real test of skill comes for air traffic controllers. If you think you’re up for the challenge, test out just how skilled you are with Flight Control. You’ll be tasked with bringing in planes for a safe landing. It sounds easy enough but when you find yourself in charge of busy air fields on a stormy day, you might just start feeling a bead of sweat roll down your forehead. Wipe it away quick and get back to swiping your screen–these planes need clearance for a clean landing.Doodle Jump ($0.99)
Any app with four and a half stars from 2,700 reviews and counting has to be doing something right. Such is the case with Doodle Jump, which earns its hallowed place on the list with ultra-addictive gameplay that you’ll learn seconds and won’t be able to put down for hours.
Plants vs. Zombies ($2.99)
Zombies sure seem to be all the rage lately. Show those walking piles of flesh they picked the wrong yard to invade in Plants vs. Zombies. The undead have a terrible sense of direction, yet they keep managing to find their way into your backyard. Send them packing with an army of flora that would make any gardener’s thumb green with envy. It’s a great tower defense style game disguised with vibrant visuals, funny plot, and quirky characters. The zombie apocalypse may be on its way and this game is the best way to prepare yourself than with a plant-based defense.