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The end of 2014 is almost here, which can only mean one thing.

Okay it can mean a lot of things, but in this specific context it means Game of the Year lists!

Which is why the 148Apps staff have all picked their favorites from the past year. And why we’ve put them all into one handy list for you all to enjoy. It’s a nice list, too. Lots of variety and even a few free downloads that are worth checking out. So give it a look, and if you agree (or even if you disagree) please chime in below!


Puzzle to the Center of the Earth


Puzzle to the Center of the Earth feels like a breath of fresh air compared to most everything else I played this year. It’s a fair free-to-play puzzle game that encourages and rewards patience in all of the best ways and none of the bad. It’s also a platformer that requires forethought and strategy rather than reflexes.

Unlike other mobile games like it, Puzzle to the Center of the Earth is not pushing players to make huge combos or speed-run through levels. Instead they can take their time planning out the best courses through a cave, much like an actual spelunker might (albeit with the power to carve out paths by magically matching blocks). It’s a super well made game that isn’t scared to have players get lost in its levels for a good while, which makes it unique as a puzzle game. For a mobile title, it strikes a fantastic balance of being engrossing, replayable, rewarding, and light enough for playing on the go, all of which lend to it being my favorite mobile game of 2014. – [Campbell Bird]
 

Hitman GO

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When I heard that an original Hitman game would be coming to iOS, like plenty of other people I couldn’t wait to cheese wire a guy to death while disguised as a security guard before popping another target in the face with my silenced pistol, all while waiting for a bus. When Hitman GO was released, many were initially disappointed to find that wasn’t the case. However, after playing what is a deceptively simple and infectious game of strategy for a short time, many (including myself) were hooked.

Hitman GO looks like the board game you wish your family would play at Christmas (put away the Cluedo box, grandma) with its sheen and minimalistic graphics that just ooze class akin to the suit Agent 47 is known for. Combine that with accessible gameplay that calls for multiple play-throughs thanks to the variety of challenges available, forcing players to tackle levels in different ways, and you have a winner in Hitman GO. It’s a game that should be on everyone’s hit list – [Lee Hamelet]
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Threes! is Currently on Sale in Honor of Being Named the App Store’s Game of the Year

Posted by on December 11th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

We’ve reached that time of the year where every man, woman, and corporate entity decides on their favorite games of the previous twelve months. Apple is no exception to this, and this week they named Threes from Sirvo LLC as their iPhone game of the year. To celebrate this honor, the developer has announced that the game is now on sale, with the price having had a very appropriate 33.3 recurring % sliced off.

In other words, Threes is available now for $1.99, down from its usual price of $2.99.

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via: Our Review

Oceanhorn Game of the Year Update Set to Arrive Tomorrow

Posted by on August 6th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

It has been announced that the long-awaited ‘Game of the Year’ update for Cornfox & Brothers‘/FDG Entertainment‘s Oceanhorn is set to arrive tomorrow (August 7).

This free update will bring several new features to the game, including the all-new Island of Whispers and a new fishing mini-game. Overall, the developers say that this update will add around four hours of content to the Zelda-esque title.

Oceanhorn is available on the App Store now for $8.99.

via: Our Review

The Portable Podcast: Episode 169

You’re the best around, no one’s ever gonna keep you down!

On This Episode:

  • It’s a yearly tradition! Various members of the iOS media come together and discuss the best releases of 2012, covering some of their honorable mentions before they discuss each of their top 3 games of 2012.
  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: Brett Nolan, AppAddict.net and the Apple’n’Apps and AppAddict Weekly Podcast
  • Guest: Blake Grundman, 148Apps and EvilCast Recap
  • Guest: Rob Rich, 148Apps and Press Pause Radio
  • Music:

    How to Listen:

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    Games Of The Year:

    Rob Rich:

    FREE!
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Released: 2012-11-29 :: Category: Games

    Blake Grundman:

    $2.99
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Released: 2012-11-01 :: Category: Games

    Brett Nolan:

    FREE!
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Released: 2012-07-26 :: Category: Games

    Carter Dotson:

    FREE!
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Released: 2012-10-25 :: Category: Games

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