Mighty Thor has returned in Thor: The Dark World. And since no movie would be complete without some video game tie-ins, Thor: The Dark World is also available as an iOS game on the App Store. You'll control the God of Thunder as he wages war on Malekith, the lord of the Dark Elves who plans on destroying the Nine Worlds. Grab your trusty Mjolnir and jump into the Asgardian fray!
Gameloft has pulled onto the starting line with Asphalt 8: Airborne. With three previous incarnations of the Asphalt series already under their belt, we were starting to worry if Gameloft was just turning Asphalt into the yearly Madden of racing. Asphalt 8 boasts that players are able to defy gravity and pull off some of the most amazing automotive stunts ever done on the pixelated raceway. Does Asphalt 8: Airborne soar sky-high and make some crazy money? Or should this racer stay in the driveway?
Free to play titles, due to necessity, are usually plagued with advertisements that, if you're the impatient type, may prove annoying beyond belief. That dynamic infests NFL Pro 2014, as promotions often take center stage over actual game play. But what about diehard pigskin fans? Will this completely ruin their experience, or is a little discomfort worth a few touchdowns?
Are you ready for another movie-based video game? Well, it doesn't matter, because Despicable Me: Minion Rush has already sped its way into the App Store. I never know what to make with these titles. NES games like Jaws and Total Recall set the precedent early on that the quality of the movie did not have to match up with the quality of the game. And since then, there's definitely been a stigma attached between games and movies (especially when it's going the other way). So what to make of a Despicable Me endless runner? On paper, it's not something I was getting too enthused about.
Aladdin was right -- there are whole new worlds out there! Gangstar Vegas is the newest iOS open world game, and it’s brought to us by Gameloft. There have been a plethora of games in this genre, including quite a few other Gangstar versions. There are so many that we’re now seeing strong re-imaginings of it, like the superhero open world, fantasy open world, and hamburger chef open world. The question here is whether or not this current title will be one of those games that’ll open your eyes to a shining, shimmering splendid new world.
Farming game enthusiasts who need an alternative to The Simpsons: Tapped Out should give Epic, a title based on the 3D animated feature of the same name, a shot. The goal is to build a mini kingdom in the middle of a forest and aid a group of warriors named the Leafmen in their battle against the environmentally-unfriendly Boggans. If you hold a connection with Mother Nature or just love the color, this free-to-download title is worth a peek.
Gameloft is getting ready to release the official game for Epic, the upcoming animated feature from Fox Digital Entertainment.
As it is standard operating procedure for blockbuster franchises, all of the Iron Man movies have had mobile spin-offs. As is the case with a lot of movie games, the Iron Man titles have all been relatively playable, but not all that notable. While the most recent game for Iron Man 2 was an action brawler, the latest effort is an endless runner, the genre that's become ubiquitous across the App Store. Though it should be noted that in the case of Iron Man 3: The Official Video Game, we technically have an "endless flyer."
The Iron Man 3 movie and official mobile game are about to blast off next week. But before they both take flight, let's take a look at the trailer, which just launched today.