Top iOS Games of 2011

Welcome to VideoGamer.com's top 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.

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  • 22.

    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 Discard any dusty, out of date preconceptions you might have about raiding tombs; unlike previous... more

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  • 21.

    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... more

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  • 20.

    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 fast as you can whilst collecting as many coins as possible... more

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  • 19.

    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.... more

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  • 18.

    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... more

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  • 17.

    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 out of jail to compete in a futuristic... more

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  • 16.

    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... more

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  • 15.

    Tiny Invaders

    (Personal) Space Invaders Tiny Invaders, the first iOS effort from independent UK studio Hogrocket, cleverly subverts the staple iOS cutesy aesthetic - most of its cast are nothing short of adorable - to propel you into a... more

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  • 14.

    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 are identical to Death Worm. It's bad timing for the poor guy. Back in August a similar... more

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  • 13.

    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... more

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  • 12.

    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 throw-a-bird-at-a-pig... more

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  • 11.

    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 market in his confrontational... more

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  • 10.

    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... more

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  • 9.

    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 harrowing one, but for now we're safe in the arms of Cart Cow - the physics-based... more

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  • 8.

    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 fast-food employee, you're in luck. Nowadays you can almost see the blue fibres... more

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  • 7.

    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 old-school adventures,... more

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  • 6.

    Deathsmiles

    This is the perfect game to sit around on an iDevice for occasional high-score runs. Deathsmiles on the iPhone is, for the most part, the same game as we saw released earlier this year on Xbox 360. Building on the earlier... more

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  • 5.

    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... more

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  • 4.

    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 its skill-based puzzle challenges made it much more... more

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  • 3.

    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 DrawRace 2 is perfect proof. Red Lynx's first attempt... more

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  • 2.

    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... more

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  • 1.

    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 that I really clicked with.... more

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