iPhone Game Friday: New Releases

It’s been a big week for iPhone lovers, with more details released about the upcoming Game Center for iOS devices. Game Center is going to be a great platform for multiplayer gaming, and connecting with your friends.

While you wait for the official launch next month, we’ve collected five of the latest and greatest game releases on the App Store! Like always, if you have a game you want reviewed, please let us know!

Dead Runner

Dead Runner

Dead Runner

If you’ve ever played Canabalt, you’ll be familiar with this concept. Run as fast as your legs can carry you, and avoid the obstacles!

You wake up in a dark forest, surrounded by the sounds of the wailing souls trapped in the haunted trees. The howling wind is delivering a chilling message of evil which is drawing closer by the second. Time to run!

Certainly won’t keep you gripped for hours, but it’s a fun pick-up-and-play title.

Price: $0.99
Developer: Distinctive Developments 
Download: App Store

Mirror's Edge

Mirror's Edge

Mirror’s Edge

Another Canabalt style game, this is a classic that harks back to platformer days. True to the tradition that has made Mirror’s Edge a fan favorite around the world, immerse yourself in the world of Faith Connors – an underground “Runner” who bolts into action to stop a deadly threat in a “perfect society” full of sinister surveillance and relentless pursuers.

It looks great on the Retina Display, and is another fast-paced action game to enjoy over the weekend!

Price: $4.99
Developer: Electronic Arts 
Download: App Store

Zombie Highway

Zombie Highway

Zombie Highway

The goal is to survive… but you won’t. How long can you last? You’re a heavily armed car driver, struggling to stay on the road, and alive against the zombies surrounding your car. Not something I’d want to experience in real life, but a good laugh on the iPhone

Tilt, tap, and steer your way down the road while trying to knock zombies from your car and attack them with an arsenal of weapons. Not for the faint hearted!

Price: $0.99
Developer: Renderpaz 
Download: App Store

Spider-Man: Total Mayhem

Spider-Man: Total Mayhem

Spider-Man: Total Mayhem

Another big release from Gameloft, Spider-Man: Total Mayhem puts you in control of the spindly superhero, using all of his great powers to save New York from the worst breakout of Super Villains the city has ever seen.

Fight against time to stop the madness and mayhem created by the Super Villains who want to take over the city and disperse a poisonous virus! Not cheap, but a great few hours of fun to be had.

Price: $6.99
Developer: Gameloft 
Download: App Store

Doodle Jump

Doodle Jump

Doodle Jump

Not quite so new, but we haven’t featured Doodle Jump in a Game Friday just yet! Winner of an Apple Design Award, this is a highly acclaimed title that millions of people have enjoyed playing.

In Doodle Jump, you guide your character using some of the most subtle and accurate tilt controls in existence—on a springy journey up, up, up a sheet of graph paper, picking up jet packs, avoiding black holes, and blasting baddies with nose balls along the way.

It’s great fun, and definitely worth trying if you haven’t already had a chance to!

Price: $0.99
Developer: Lima Sky 
Download: App Store

What Have You Been Playing?

We always appreciate your feedback and suggestions for other games so please let us know what you have been playing in the comments below.


  • http://slightlyinsightful.com/ Ammon

    I can’t get enough of Dodonpachi Revolution–it’s pure bullet hell heaven!

  • Kumail

    These r cool but my favorite has to be archetype online multiplayer game for iphone and ipad

  • Itwasntme

    I cant get enough of pocket legends. I’ve also been playing yahtzee, hero of sprata II, sparkle HD, dungeon hunter HD, and midevil HD.

  • http://www.twitter.com/sswinkels Sebastiaan Swinkels

    I’ve been toying around with Spiderman: Total Mayhem. Imho it’s absolutely worth the money. If the iPhone’s screen was any bigger i wouldn’t even notice the fact that i’m playing a mobile game as it is just as beautiful as it would have been on the PC or a console.

    Also, yesterday Monkey Island 2 for the iPhone was discounted from $7.99 to $0.99 (just the iPhone version not the iPad version). It’s been completely reworked and has a new intuitive interface. No more words to describe actions but buttons. Graphics have been redrawn too, new fresh and sharp images everywhere but with just enough of a old-school rpg feel to it.

  • http://www.vishu.net Vishu

    I’m currently hooked on RockBand, can’t get enough of it!