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The 150 Best iPhone Games of All Time

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26. Sword & Poker (4.5 stars, $2.99) is a strategy game that provides the unique combination of poker with RPG elements. Create poker hands by placing cards around a grid to deal damage to your enemy. Use various poker hands (straights, flushes, etc) along with spells and special abilities to do extra damage. A unique and challenging strategy game.
27. Deer Hunter: African Safari (4.5 stars, $0.99) is a hunting-simulator/first-person shooting game where the goal is to take down animals in exotic locations using various modern weapons. Get a headshot for the cleanest possible kill. PETA loves this one.
28. Phoenix Wright (4.5 stars, $4.99) is a point-n-click puzzle game with a unique story line that was a classic on the Nintendo DS. You play an attorney trying to piece together clues to exonerate his client and discover the true murderer. Lots of humor, great story lines, and excellent puzzles are what make it a classic.
29. Zombie Highway (4.5 stars, $0.99) is part tilt-driving game and part survival game. Drive your SUV through a wasteland of destroyed vehicles while shaking off zombies with guns and smashing them against objects.
30. Doodle Jump (4.5 stars, $0.99) is an addictive but simple game where the object is to keep jumping upwards from platform to platform. Your task is complicated by monsters, breakaway platforms, and various other challenging obstacles. A classic casual game and a frequent #1 on the App Store charts.
31. Rolando 2: Quest for the Golden Orchid (4.5 stars, $4.99) is a unique tilt puzzler. Tilt the iPhone to roll your Rolando through, over, and around the game’s various obstacles. The sequel takes the gameplay to new levels with vehicles, and floating Rolandos.
32. Sudoku 2 HD Pro (4 stars, $2.99) is simply one of the best designed sudoku apps for the iPhone. Crisp clear graphics, easy filling out of boards, and a competitive online points system helps the game from feeling too repetitive.
33. Chaos Rings (4 stars, $5.99) is an action-heavy RPG with beautiful graphics and an interesting story. Take on a variety of enemies in an arena setting with an deep battle system. One of the best games of 2010.
34. Predators (4 stars, $0.99) is just as bloody and fun as the movie it is based on. You play the Predator hunting down humans. Features violent gameplay like ripping off heads and gutting characters. Brainless, violent fun.
35. Canabalt (4 stars, $2.99) plays like an action movie where you control a guy running across rooftops trying to escape from an alien invasion. Jump over obstacles, through windows, and just barely escape from crumbling buildings in order to survive.
36. Hector: Badge of Carnage (4 stars, $3.99) is a wonderfully vulgar and funny point-n-click adventure. Play Hector the overweight cop trying to solve a hostage situation. Explore areas, collect useful objects, and solve puzzles. Professional voice acting and hilarious dialogue. One of the iPhone’s funniest games.
37. The Simpsons Arcade (4 stars, $2.99) is the classic (and hilarious) arcade game perfectly ported to the iPhone along with some nice iPhone-specific touches. Play Homer Simpson as he fights his way through Springfield, with the occasional help from family members. Bright, colorful cartoon graphics look great on the iPhone’s screen.
38. Zen Bound (4 stars, $2.99) is a casual, relaxing puzzle game where you wrap strings around various object with the object of painting the entire object via the string. Features beautiful 3D art, 76 levels, and a great soundtrack. An iPhone classic.
39. Mirror’s Edge (4 stars, $1.99) is a fast-faced sidescroller where you must race across rooftops and navigate through underground passages using your amazing jumping ability to leap over gaps and obstacles. Features graceful animations and beautiful graphics.
40. I Dig It (4 stars, $0.99) is like an updated Dig Dug. The object is to dig down into the earth to recover buried treasures to sell at the surface. Use the cash to update your digger to go stay down longer and go deeper. Just don’t stay down too long, lest the darkness keep you forever.
41. I Dig It Expeditions (4 stars, $2.99) is the sequel to the classic original. Dig into 4 new unique locations, and discover new rare artifacts to sell at the surface. New dangers lay in wait below, like methane gas pockets, ocean currents, and who knows what kind of creatures.
42. Hook Champ (4 stars, $2.99) is a fast-paced, Indiana Jones-inspired survival game where the object is to swing through mines and ancient temples, collecting treasures and making your safe escape. Purchase additional gear and upgrades using the coins you collect.
43. Beneath a Steel Sky: Remastered (4 stars, $2.99) is an iPhone version of what some consider to be the best point-n-click adventure of all time. Set in a dystopian future, the object is to free yourself from mysterious abductors and find revenge for your murdered family.Features over 10 hours of intense narrative puzzle solving. Nice use of humor as well.
44. Real Racing (4 stars, $2.99) is a racing game that offers some of the best visuals you can get on the iPhone. A career racing mode allows you to unlock more classes of vehicles to race (over 30). Nice online community features as well.
45. Need for Speed Shift (4 stars, $6.99) is a racing game that features a 28-event career mode that will have you racing through streets in locations around the world, from Chicago to Tokyo. Earn cash to buy better cars and upgrade equipment. Earn points to level up. Accurate and perfectly tuned tilt steering.
46. Need for Speed: Undercover (4 stars, $4.99) features a pedal-to-the-metal combination of racing and survival gameplay. Win street races, deliver stolen cars, outrun and avoid the police. An interesting storyline with good voice acting (and sexy actress Maggie Q) helps pull you through the entire game.
47. Jet Car Stunts (4 stars, $1.99) is a single-player racing game that features two modes of gameplay: platform and time trials. Use ramps and boosters to fly over chasms and land safely on the other side. Features a fun drifting element as well. Perfectly tuned tilt controls and great game physics make this one of the most exciting racers in the App Store.
48. Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Conviction (4 stars, $6.99) is an action game where the object is to use stealth to take out your enemies. Attack from the shadows and take out terrorists with guns and hand-to-hand combat. Use the Mark & Execute feature to take out multiple enemies with a single press. A solid port of the console version
49. Harbor Master (4 stars, $1.99) puts you in charge of navigating ships into port to unload their wares. Use your finger to draw the paths the ships take while being careful not to run into other ships. A puzzle game similar to the popular Flight Control.
50. Labyrinth 2 (4 stars, $4.99) is a tilt game that betters the original, quite a hit itself. Guide the pinball through the maze to its ultimate goal, being sure to avoid the various pitfalls along the way. Realistic physics, graphics, and sound as well as clever obstacles make the game a pleasure to play.
51. Bookworm (4 stars, $0.99) is a classic and popular word game ported to the iPhone. The object is to find words in adjacent tiles. Gameplay features a lot of twists the distances it from similar word-forming games.
52. Words With Friends (4 stars, $2.99) is basically Scrabble with excellent online capabilities built in. Go up against a stranger or your friends. Play up to 20 games simultaneously. Push notifications tell you when it’s your turn.
53. Minigore (4 stars, $0.99) is a beautiful survival shooter. Fend off a never-ending, 360-degree onslaught of furries. Gather weapons and special powers to aid you in your quest. A game that has dramatically improved upon a great core through many updates.
54. Pocket God (4 stars, $0.99) puts you in a god-like role in control of primitive islanders. A game that is constantly updated and changed with scenes depending on the seasons, holidays, etc. Like an interactive comic book that is pure fun (and funny).
55. geoDefense (4 stars, $1.99) is a tower defense game with bright, vector-style graphics and cool special effects. Along with its sequel, probably the purest and most-challenging tower defense game in the App Store.
56. geoDefense Swarm (4 stars, $1.99) is a tower defense game featuring challenging gameplay and spectacular, colorful graphics and animations. One of the purest, most focused tower defense games in the App Store.
57. Defender Chronicles – Legend of the Desert King (4 stars, $2.99) is a fantasy-themed tower defense game with stunning graphics. Defend your kingdom against an army of monsters. Use your powerful hero as your last-ditch defense. Upgrade weapons and armor.
58. Zenonia (4 stars, $0.99) is one of the deepest RPG games on the iPhone. Complete quests, level up your main character, collect power weapons and armors. All the elements of a classic RPG are here. A Korean classic ported to the iPhone.
59. Zenonia 2 (4 stars, $1.99) is the sequel to the popular original. A deep RPG game with all the requisite elements: experience, gold, upgradable weapons and armor. Essentially, Zelda for the iPhone.
60. Inotia 2: A Wanderer of Luone (4 stars, $2.99) is an action-based RPG featuring the normal role-playing elements such as quests and leveling up. But there are some unique twists such as the ability to hire mercenaries to aid you in your quests, which in turn can be leveled up and customized. Comes with a great menu system (a problem with some other iPhone RPGs like Zenonia).
61. Ragdoll Blaster (4 stars, $1.99) is a physics-based game where the object is to blast limp-limbed ragdolls out of a cannon so that they hit a target. Various objects and obstacles stand in your way, so that you are forced to manipulate triggers and trapdoors to get to the target. Offers over 100 levels to solve.
62. Ragdoll Blaster 2 (4 stars, $2.99) is the sequel to the popular original. This version introduces steampunk-themed graphics as well as new obstacles and challenges. But the basics are the same, launch ragdolls so that they reach a target. You’ll need to solve some puzzles along the way to do it though.
63. Baseball Superstars 2010 (4 stars, $2.99) is the latest in a series of popular Baseball Superstars games. It’s a full-featured baseball game that allows you to play though an entire season as well homerun derbies, etc. It has RPG elements that allow you to customize players and upgrade them throughout the season. A deep baseball game with pleasant cartoon graphics. Fast-paced baseball fun.
64. Homerun Battle 3D (4 stars, $4.99) is a fun homerun-derby game that combines both tilt and touch controls. Unlock new items, equipment and features. Now with Retina Display graphics.
65. Let’s Golf (4 stars, $4.99) is a cartoonish golf game that is accessible for even novice golf players. Relatively fast-paced (for golf, anyways), it features one of the best and easiest controls schemes we’ve seen for a golf game, yet still remains challenging.
66. Let’s Golf 2 (4 stars, $4.99) is a sequel that puts a shine of polish on the already-excellent original. Graphics are now sharper, and the courses and characters have more features and details. A easy to use interface makes the game of golf accessible to anyone.
67. MobiGame’s Edge (4 stars, $2.99) is a puzzle game where the object is to “roll” a cube through the environment to an ultimate goal. You’ll need to activate various switches and overcome challenging obstacles in order to do it.
68. Fieldrunners (4 stars, $2.99) is a tower defense game that is both easy enough for anyone to pick up but challenging enough for veteran TD players. Cartoon-like graphics and excellent controls make this an instant iPhone classic.
69. Street Fighter IV (4 stars, $9.99) is the classic arcade fighter converted beautifully to the iPhone platform. Simplified controls allow for access to all the combos and special attacks you’d expect from a Street Fighter game.
70. Archetype (4 stars, $2.99) is a fast-paced, first-person shooter with high-res graphics perfect for the iPhone 4. Battle online against up to 10 players at once. Perfect for getting your FPS fix in small bites anywhere.
71. Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (4 stars, $9.99) is a massive game where you try to navigate through the world of crime by doing a little of your own. Complete missions, steal cars, travel through a huge world and meet shady characters of all types. A classic at a fraction of the price it costs on other mobile consoles.
72. Ninjatown: Tress of Doom! (4.5 stars, $1.99) is an addictive jumping game in the same spirit as Doodle Jump. Jump up or back and forth between two trees, all the while avoiding obstacles like monsters and poisons. Collect power-ups to aid you in your ascent and quest for a high score.
73. Parachute Ninja (4 stars, $0.99) is an addictive platformer where you launch your ninja via rubber bands and float from platform to platform via parachutes, with the object being to make it to the end of the level. Colorful graphics and challenging gameplay make this a great, well-loved casual game.
74. Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck’s Revenge (4 stars, $2.99) is the cult-classic point-and-click adventure on the iPhone. All the humor is here along with updated Retina Display graphics. Enjoy professional voice acting and challenging puzzles as you maneuver Guybrush Threepwood through his quest to become a pirate. One of the funniest games of all time.
75. Assassin’s Creed – Altair’s Chronicles (4 stars, $4.99) is the popular console action-adventure game brought to the iPhone, with graphics optimized for the iPhone 4’s Retina Display. Play an assassin sent to find a magical chalice with the power to end the Crusades. Master assassin skills in both close- and long-range combat. Dramatic and intense stealth fighting.

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  1. Craig Wolff says:

    Words With Friends is my favorite. In addition to being a good time-waster, I can tell myself I’m keeping my brain sharp as I hit middle age…

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  2. Alex says:

    Cut the Rope, definitely.

    As an added bonus to the great gameplay and gadgets that add complexity – you can just pass your phone over to anyone and they can play the game immediately with just a one sentence explanation of the mechanism. They’ll even be able to advance quite far since the levels are quite easy if you’re not going for the three stars.

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  3. Daniel says:

    Honestly, surprised that “Tilt to Live” isn’t here. So even though it isn’t, I have to go with it as my favorite. By far the best game for me. Simple, but while other games lose their luster, Tilt to Live keeps me coming back for its addictive gameplay and ultimately superior replay value.

    ~Daniel

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  4. Conrad says:

    Angry Birds by far. Although I’ve just started playing Cut the Rope and it is almost as addicting.

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  5. Kevin Dern says:

    From this list – Fruit Ninja is my favorite! Great list.

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  6. Seth Huntley says:

    I have several of the games listed here and enjoy them immensely. My favorite game listed here has to be Grand Theft Auto Chinatown Wars. Most games play through in a couple of days. I am still playing through GTA.

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  7. Angry Birds, always; it’s so addictive an fun. it’s my number one.
    btw: great list!!!

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  8. Amy says:

    Out of the 150+ listed here, I’ve only played a few. I’m a word puzzle kind of gal, so most of these don’t appeal to me. Crosswords was some of the best $10 I ever spent. I’ve never run out of puzzles yet!

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  9. Ben says:

    Angy Birds. The best.

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  10. Alan Lee says:

    I’ve been addicted to Angry Birds when it first came out. I still play it every day.

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  11. Eva says:

    I go back a long way with Myst.

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  12. Spencer says:

    Tower Madness for sure.

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  14. Kendall says:

    Osmos is my favorite.

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  15. John C says:

    chopper 2!!!!!!!!

    The Best!!!!!!

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  16. KerryH says:

    Bejeweled and Angry Birds are the two I keep going back to. Many others have come and gone, but these two had stood the test of time.

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  17. Mark says:

    Angry Birds is the best!

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  18. Simon says:

    Surprisingly, Trainyard was my favourite. I just kept coming back to it and enjoyed every second I played. Simple and elegant. Hope that there’s more in the pipeline!

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  19. Space Miner, easy!

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  20. Nick says:

    Bookworm is my favorite game and that bow-tied dirt creature would sure sound good on some Denon headphones I tell you what.

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  21. Mario says:

    I have to say Words with Friends. I have ten games going now and love to trash talk as I play

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  22. Joe says:

    Angry Birds is still my favorite.

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  23. Adrian says:

    Tough choices. I’d choose Gangstar: West Coast Hustle, only because it was my first game and I became immersed, obsessive even. I was amazed at what could be done with my little Touch. It will be interesting to see how great games get in a year or two.

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  24. Tiff says:

    Fishing Kings!! Think fishing is gross in real life, but love it on the iPhone! Great list, thanks for this mammoth wrap up!

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  25. skp says:

    Not sure how Field Runners is so far down on the list, that game rocks!! No matter what games I end up playing, I’ll always play a good round of field runners for some fun.

    Also high on the list of that type of game is an original, Tap Defense :)

    Of course there is Angry Birds and Plants V Zombies no question those should be high on the list, but what may as well be called “crack for the iPhone” is Bejeweled Blitz!! Talk about a distraction. Whether it be in work meetings, walking around shopping or dare i say while driving, that game is absolutely addicting!!

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  26. Dylan says:

    Angry Birds! I have wasted way to many hours with this game. Love it.

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  27. ChristopherC says:

    I love The Simpsons Arcade game!

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  28. Walter says:

    Angry Birds is my favorite. Rovio upgrades it often enough to keep it fresh and it’s endlessly challenging and entertaining. It takes skill and some smarts to win. Classic.

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  29. brad grossman says:

    meteor blitz

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  30. Kurt Place says:

    I like a lot of the games here, but I keep going back to Angry Birds. The game has so many positives. It starts up fast and playing for 3 stars is such fun. Such a kick.

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  31. Al says:

    Radiant is my favorite, although it’s not listed here. For games in this list I would have to go with Predators as the best.

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  32. Rick says:

    I love racing so I have to go with Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit.

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  33. Mike Alexander says:

    Tie between Angry Birds and Fruit Ninja for me…!

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  34. Amit Khanna says:

    I have many games from top, I love playing on IPHONE, it’s great to play so many FULL version games on IPHONE since you don’t need a computer also they turn out to be cheaper.

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  35. Mark Meszoros says:

    Can’t get enough Words With Friends. All the game needs is a poke function for when you’re frustrated your opponent hasn’t played in a while.

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  36. Rhea says:

    Angry Birds hands down. I will crush those pigs!

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  37. Ryan W. says:

    It’s gotta be peggle or angry birds for me.

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  38. Joe H says:

    I really like plants vs. zombies…. I couldn’t put it down.

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  39. Kevin S. says:

    Street Fighter IV would be my favorite

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  40. Jess says:

    As of Christmas week, Osmos and Plants vs. Zombies are my newest favorites. But, my vote will go to WWF (words with friends) because that’s the only app that I’ve been activly using for well over a year and counting.

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  41. R Spence says:

    As much as I love Angry Birds, Words With Friends, Plants vs Zombies and Doodle Jump, I’m gonna have to say that Soosiz has definitely been my favorite this year. I spent wayyyy more time with that game than I originally thought I would, and loved every moment of it.

    Also, thank you guys so much for adding Vay to the list! I had no idea that game was remade for iOS.

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  42. godafil says:

    I like puzzle games and Unblock me is the king of all.

    off topic : this is probably , one of the most useful sites about iphone. keep it up !

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  43. Barry Davis says:

    Angry Birds cause I HATE pigs.

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  44. Tom says:

    Trainyard

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  45. Bo Chandler says:

    Definitely Cut the Rope

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  46. Sulli says:

    Cut The Rope!

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  47. Thom says:

    The game I always keep on my phone is Canabalt. It is one that I keep playing over and over. I just need to get a few more yards so I keep getting sucked back in. Good music, graphics and user interface is the best. One tap is all you need.

    I was surprised that SimCity was no where on the list though. The Deluxe version is finally getting the experience as close to the PC version as possible.

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  48. Chris says:

    cut the rope … it’s too addictive

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  49. Chris Foresta says:

    Ive found myself turning into an angry bird trying to rebeat the game but with Three Stars on each level. For me its a toss between Words and Birds…

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  50. Felipe O. says:

    Angry Birds is fun but Plants Vs. Zombies was by far the best! Well it certainly decreased my productivity at work in 2010 haha.

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  51. Kylie Larsson says:

    Definitely Plants vs. Zombies

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  52. Jim says:

    Gotta go with Infinity Blade! Slice and dice away…

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  53. Chris says:

    Fragger, the best. 2 times in a row finished all over again…

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  54. Cris305 says:

    I have to say that Angry Birds, Cut the Rope and Infinity Blade. But I am surprised that JOSE COMES TO USA and Dead Space are not in the list.

    So here are my suggestions-
    151-JOSE COMES TO USA
    152-DEAD SPACE

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  55. Kyle says:

    ANGRY BIRDS, DOODLE JUMP, CUT THE ROPE, MINIGORE, JELLY CAR 3, PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES, ZOMBIEVILLE, BATTLEHEART, CALL OF DUTY ZOMBIES, AND HUNGRY SHARK PART 3 ARE ALL THE ABSOLUTE BEST AND UNBEATABLE APPS EVER! BUY THEM ALL!!!

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  56. denise says:

    Hector is by far the best game I have ever played – even better than Angry Birds – and I never thought I would say that about any game.

    SO FUNNY!

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  57. Dmitriy says:

    Yeah, Angry Birds really cool, also I like “Finger Snake” game from my childhood :)

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  58. Rannakis says:

    Cut the rope is the best!
    Puzzle Man Pro is my second

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