Top iOS Games of 2011

Welcome to VideoGamer.com's top iOS games of 2011, a list of the best videogames, created from editorial reviews on the site. It's the perfect tool to find that great game you haven't played yet, or even to find a gem for a friend or loved one as a gift.

Please take into account this list is in descending order! VideoGamer.com is always open to hearing about your opinion. Would your list be different? If so let us know by contacting us or tweeting us @VideoGamerCom.

  • 30.

    Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Review

    Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light

    A few control issues bringing the overall quality of the product down, but that doesn't mean Guardian of Light isn't worth a look. Discard any dusty, out of date preconceptions you might have about raiding... more

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  • 29.

    Ghost Trick Review

    Ghost Trick

    Ghost Trick is well worth the price of admission, but sadly the game lets itself down with its overall simplicity and the disappointment of its crucial final act. Designing a video game around the most tired of all narrative crutches - an... more

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  • 28.

    The Sims 3 Review

    The Sims 3

    The franchise has successfully managed to spread itself across multiple platforms, but it seems as though the 3DS takes more away from it than it adds. For years Sims on the PC has been capitalising on a "more is better"... more

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  • 27.

    Land-a Panda Review

    Land-a Panda

    Land-a Panda is another cutesy puzzle-platform game with an animal theme, but Big Pixel Studios' offering is a good one; one of those games you can happily dip in and out of over a period of weeks. Pandas. Aren't they just brilliant? With their funny eye make-up, tufty... more

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  • 26.

    Mos Speedrun Review

    Mos Speedrun

    Probably the closest thing the App Store has to Super Meat Boy, which is high praise indeed. Mos Speedrun taps into a very pure vein of gaming: completing 2D levels as... more

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  • 25.

    Spazcon Review

    Spazcon

    It doesn't feel like an entirely finished product but the combination of retro feel and in-game job promotions is enough to keep you climbing that corporate ladder. Give a man a coffee and he will drink for half an hour. Give a man 1200... more

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  • 24.

    Fast Five the Movie: Official Game Review

    Fast Five the Movie: Official Game

    Gameloft's Fast Five is good fun while it lasts and looks as good as any racer on the App Store, but a short campaign, some iffy drift mechanics and a somewhat erratic frame rate let the side down. Considering The Fast and the Furious is a movie series built around high... more

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  • 23.

    Death Rally Review

    Death Rally

    Death Rally is great fun for a few hours, but without real players to compete against, it quickly runs out of gas. Have you seen that film Death Race? The one where Jason Statham is plucked... more

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  • 22.

    Alice: Madness Returns Review

    Alice: Madness Returns

    If you miss the classic 3D platformer and like games with a heavy dose of surrealism, you could do a lot worse than give Alice: Madness Returns a shot. I'm not sure I should like Alice: Madness Returns as much as I do. Spicy... more

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  • 21.

    Tiny Tower Review

    Tiny Tower

    Tiny Tower's real question is about the scale of its economy, then, and whether you can stomach playing a game that becomes increasingly desperate in its desires to part you with chunks of your money. One of the joys of iOS gaming is that the proliferation of the devices and... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iOS

  • 20.

    Tiny Invaders Review

    Tiny Invaders

    (Personal) Space Invaders Tiny Invaders, the first iOS effort from independent UK studio Hogrocket,... more

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  • 19.

    Death Worm Review

    Death Worm

    the most well produced variation on the Deadly Giant Worm genre That feeling of déjà vu is thanks to the heap of games throughout 2010 that... more

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  • 18.

    Deathsmiles Review

    Deathsmiles

    This is the perfect game to sit around on an iDevice for occasional high-score runs. You might think a ceaseless torrent of advertisements and shameless... more

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  • 17.

    KAMI RETRO Review

    KAMI RETRO

    With more than 60 stages to complete, Kami Retro will take some time to beat. This is a quirky little title which stands out in a market swamped with clones. Think of Lemmings crossed with indie WiiWare game LostWinds and you've got... more

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  • 16.

    Angry Birds RIO Review

    Angry Birds RIO

    With 60 levels and with the promise of four new level packs to be released between now and November, Rio isn't about to help you kick your old Angry Birds habit. After enslaving most of the phone-owning public with its... more

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  • 15.

    Tiny Wings Review

    Tiny Wings

    Tiny Wings' high position in the App Store charts is quite simply because it's one of the best games released this year. While Nintendo President Satoru Iwata attempted to devalue the mobile gaming... more

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  • 14.

    Cover Orange Review

    Cover Orange

    Cover Orange might not have the star power of Angry Birds or the score-based draw of Tiny Wings, but it's a brilliant physics-based puzzler that can be enjoyed alone or with friends. In Cover Orange you do what it says on the tin: cover oranges. Each level... more

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  • 13.

    Cart Cow Review

    Cart Cow

    Cart Cow is a surprisingly clever game that deserves to be played. The day when all ideas are finally wrung out of iOS physics games will be a... more

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  • 12.

    Sky Burger Review

    Sky Burger

    If only the reality of being a career burger stacker was this fun. For anyone clamouring for a game that places you in the enviable shoes of a... more

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  • 11.

    Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP Review

    Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP

    Even if you find yourself irked by the tone, it is impossible to ignore the passion and creativity that went into creating Sworcery. Sword & Sworcery EP sees itself as a 21st century exploration of vintage... more

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  • 10.

    Ms. Splosion Man Review

    Ms. Splosion Man

    By iterating on its most endearing property, Twisted Pixel has created a sequel that injects a fresh lease of life into both the platform genre and Xbox LIVE Arcade itself. Whatever happened to silly games? I'm talking about actual silliness as... more

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  • 9.

    Groove Coaster Review

    Groove Coaster

    Whether it's flying along at juddering right angles, or gently cruising around a relaxing curve, Groove Coaster is a consistently enjoyable audiovisual experience. This latest rhythm game from Taito combines a wireframe aesthetic that... more

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  • 8.

    Cut the Rope: Experiments Review

    Cut the Rope: Experiments

    It's impossible to discount the entertainment derived from Cut the Rope: Experiments' content. Cut the Rope was one of the App Store's more prominent success stories, and... more

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  • 7.

    FIFA 12 Review

    FIFA 12

    This is the best handheld football game ever, but it'll undoubtedly be convincingly beaten once EA has got to grips with the hardware - hopefully in time for FIFA 13 later this year. Forget what you know about FIFA. While EA has been keen to highlight how... more

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  • 6.

    DrawRace 2 Review

    DrawRace 2

    Sometimes a second crack at the whip can make all the difference, and Draw Race 2 is perfect proof. Sometimes a second crack at the whip can make all the difference, and... more

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  • 5.

    PES 2012 Review

    PES 2012

    This year Konami's cultured approach offers a genuinely worthwhile and distinct alternative – enough, perhaps, to cause some to switch allegiances. The sun is beating down, and the wind is shooting through the stadium. We're... more

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  • 4.

    Rayman Origins Review

    Rayman Origins

    A passionate tribute to the days when platform games ruled the Earth, but beyond that, it's also one of the best examples of the genre we've had in recent memory. Somewhere out there, in a leafy private estate, there's a place called The... more

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  • 3.

    LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 Review

    LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7

    Thanks to the strength of its stories, its fat pack of content and its irresistible charm, even those initially resistant to the prospect of another three terms at Hogwarts are likely to be won over. In the interests of saving everyone some time, I'd like you to answer the... more

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  • 2.

    Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing Review

    Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing

    Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing has all the best qualities that Mario Kart initiated years ago and features controls tailored to the portable iOS devices. Sonic and SEGA All-Stars Racing was released across multiple platforms last... more

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  • 1.

    Cordy Review

    Cordy

    Cordy is a a beautiful 2D platformer with 3D visuals and a slight LittleBigPlanet feel. For £1.49 it's an absolute must buy. Platformers aren't rare on the App Store, but I've struggled to find one... more

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