Top iOS Games of 2012

Welcome to's top 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.

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  • 13.

    Super Crate Box

    The Crate Escape It's impossible not to feel a large pang of sympathy for Vlambeer, the prominent two-man indie developer who's had to put up with two of their games being ripped off with App Store copies in the last year.... more

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  • 12.

    Triple Town

    Three to play? I'm an aspiring sort, so I spend most of my days determined to get invited to gaming's chin-stroking intelligentsia. "Of course I like city building games," I will say when asked at a cheese and wine soiree,... more

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  • 11.

    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... more

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  • 10.

    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... more

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  • 9.

    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 Zynga acquisition OMGPOP, is a very simple concept... more

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  • 8.

    Traffic Wonder

    Traffic Wonder is a very pleasant surprise. I'm the kind of person who, when faced with public services, occasionally mutters that he could do better and good merciful gracious how can things be this way. At 7:50am on a weekday... more

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  • 7.

    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 you're not a fan of football,... more

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  • 6.


    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 its game... more

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  • 5.

    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... more

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  • 4.

    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... more

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  • 3.

    Super Hexagon

    Super Hexagon is hard enough to infuriate, but its competent design makes it inviting as well. Super Hexagon started life as a Flash game simply titled Hexagon, thrown together in less than a day by prolific indie developer... more

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  • 2.

    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 excellent. Ubisoft's latest... more

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  • 1.

    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 made to the tick-tock beat of... more

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