Top iOS Games of 2012

Welcome to's top iOS games of 2012, 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! 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.

  • 29.

    Woody Woodpecker iOS Review

    Woody Woodpecker iOS

    Woody Woodpecker is a fairly successful (if brazen) attempt at nicking off with Tiny Wings' formula, but Tintash's decision to dirty its waters with a wonky racing element leaves a bitter taste. I never much cared for Woody Woodpecker as a child, but he's on the... more

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  • 28.

    Mass Effect Infiltrator Review

    Mass Effect Infiltrator

    Mass Effect: Infiltrator is a generic third-person shooter that leaves out the best aspects of the franchise. Remember Battlefield 3: Aftershock, the 'companion' game so bad EA pulled it... more

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  • 27.

    Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II Review

    Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II

    Sonic 4: Episode II is worse than its predecessor in almost every respect. It seems a long way off now, but there was a time when news of a new Sonic... more

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  • 26.

    Paper Monsters Review

    Paper Monsters

    A charming little game lacking the creativity its presentation suggests is going to be present. Fun while it lasts, but a little too safe to be considered one of the genre's best on iOS. It doesn't take much for a new iOS game to gain a nice bit of hype. Paper... more

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  • 25.

    774 Deaths Review

    774 Deaths

    If you like a challenge then 774 Deaths is an interesting curio you can really sink your teeth into, but give it a miss if you get frustrated easily. These days, it feels like games are easier than ever. Adventures ship with... more

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  • 24.

    Amazing Alex Review

    Amazing Alex

    Does Rovio's first game not featuring disgruntled birds make us angry? At first glance Amazing Alex is so impressively unremarkable you might think... more

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  • 23.

    The Unfinished Swan Review

    The Unfinished Swan

    This short-lived, artistically-worthy slice of downloadable eccentricity fails on that most crucial of fundamentals – it's just not much fun to play. There's a danger in becoming enamoured with any game that eschews the grit... more

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  • 22.

    Super Crate Box Review

    Super Crate Box

    The Crate Escape It's impossible not to feel a large pang of sympathy for Vlambeer, the... more

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  • 21.

    Triple Town Review

    Triple Town

    Three to play? I'm an aspiring sort, so I spend most of my days determined to get invited... more

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  • 20.

    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. This review was originally published for the DS version of Ghost Trick,... more

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  • 19.

    AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! (Force = Mass x Acceleration) Review

    AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! (Force = Mass x Acceleration)

    Getting high scores is where Aaaaa!!! works best, but it rarely capitalises on that thrill. Ultimately this is a fun little game, but one you're unlikely to be playing in a few weeks. AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! is quite often a bollock-rocking adrenaline... more

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  • 18.

    Draw Something Review

    Draw Something

    Draw Something isn't about the game you're playing, but about the friends you're playing with. Draw Something, the seemingly overnight sensation from recent $210 million... more

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  • 17.

    Traffic Wonder Review

    Traffic Wonder

    Traffic Wonder is a very pleasant surprise. I'm the kind of person who, when faced with public services, occasionally... more

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  • 16.

    Score! Classic Goals Review

    Score! Classic Goals

    I might have no idea what constitutes a classic goal, but it's impossible not to notice that Score! is a quality game. Score! Classic Goals purports to be an entertaining puzzle game even if... more

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  • 15.

    PuzzleJuice Review


    PuzzleJuice is a triathlon of different games, all competing in unison and prodding various parts of your addled brain at the same time. The micro-team behind PuzzleJuice is under no illusions about just how hard... more

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  • 14.

    FIFA Football 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. Modelling FIFA Football after FIFA 11 isn't a bad thing, but in doing so EA... more

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  • 13.

    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. This review was originally published for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3... more

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  • 12.

    Tobe & Friends: Hookshot Escape Review

    Tobe & Friends: Hookshot Escape

    It's an endless runner with all the addiction of a Doodle Jump, but it has a sharp, decidedly retro twist that makes it more than just a fluffy, throwaway time-waster. The hookshot - the mythical do-all superweapon from Zelda - is not the only... more

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  • 11.

    Sine Mora Review

    Sine Mora

    Sine Mora strikes a deft balance between madness and shoot-em-up fun. The majority of Sine Mora was developed in Budapest by Digital Reality, but... more

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  • 10.

    Angry Birds Space Review

    Angry Birds Space

    I find it a shame, though understandable, that many people see iOS development as a race to the bottom. Angry Birds Space, however, effortlessly shows why Rovio is currently on top. Angry Birds, eh? It's like the Call of Duty of the mobile world, in that it... more

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  • 9.

    Rayman Jungle Run Review

    Rayman Jungle Run

    Jungle Run works so well because it remembers that the core joy of platform games comes from the kinetic thrill of movement. Rayman Jungle Run isn't a game that dawdles, so neither will I: it's... more

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  • 8.

    Football Manager 2013 Review

    Football Manager 2013

    It's Football Manager, and chances are if you liked other ones you'll have snapped this up already or are planning to. The Football Manager carnival is back in town, bringing with it hundreds of... more

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  • 7.

    Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Review

    Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

    Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing Transformed mixes some wonderfully loving nostalgia and ambitious design to create a credible Mario Kart alternative. A worrying and terrifying fact I realised the other day is that those of us... more

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  • 6.

    Beat Sneak Bandit Review

    Beat Sneak Bandit

    Even if you're a bit rubbish at Beat Sneak Bandit, it's impossible not to fall in love with this funky little number. The hardest thing about Simogo's new game is that every movement must be... more

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  • 5.

    FEZ Review


    Fez's ornate world, sumptuous audiovisual presentation, and cryptic machinations made me feel like an adrift archaeologist filled with wonder. By and large indie games don't get a lot of pre-release hype. Plenty become... more

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  • 4.

    Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition Review


    4J Studios has played its part in one of gaming's grandest success story with affable competence, allowing console owners to grab their tools and build something in Mojang's intricate world Minecraft is only limited by your imagination. The limit of my imagination,... more

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  • 3.

    FIFA 13 Review

    FIFA 13

    FIFA 13 is definitely an improvement on its predecessor. Despite producing an outstanding game last year, FIFA 12 unravelled after a... more

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  • 2.

    XCOM: Enemy Unknown Review

    XCOM: Enemy Unknown

    XCOM works best as a panic management simulator. To get the most enjoyment from XCOM: Enemy Unknown, name your squad. Whether... more

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  • 1.

    Need For Speed: Most Wanted (2012) Review

    Need For Speed: Most Wanted (2012)

    Need for Speed: Most Wanted's greatest achievement is how it sets such a firm focus on racing. Criterion set out to make an open-world arcade racer where competition is king, and succeeded. Like the cold metal girders and sun-glinted glass panels that make up... more

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