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Bug Heroes In-Depth Review

Bug Heroes was already excellent when it took the App Store by storm last week, but Foursaken Media's first "bug" fix update has brought it to the level of pure gaming bliss. It doesn't really matter which genre you're most fond of; Bug Heroes has something for everyone, whether it be a creative premise, furious onscreen action, high score competition, or deep player character customization....

Shadow Guardian Review

Gameloft are best known for putting their own spin on big name console games and bringing them to iOS. The results are usually either hit or miss. Lately, though they've been on a roll, with one spectacular title after another. While Shadow Guardian caught everyone unawares given the fact it was released so soon after it was announced, the core concept of the game came as no surprise - it's basically Naughty Dog's Uncharted for iPhone......

Dead Rising Mobile Review

Dead Rising should ring a bell with anyone even remotely interested in gaming. An over-the-top actioner set amid a zombie apocalypse, the game was a huge hit on Xbox and has a legion of fans. Unfortunately the iPhone version of Dead Rising is likely to be greeted with an altogether less enthusiastic response....

Dead Rising Mobile Giveaway!

iFanzine's Jay Circo is as we speak frantically dashing around a shopping mall and bustin' zombie skulls with a baseball bat in preparation for his full review of Capcom Mobile's iOS iteration of Dead Rising. While we wait for him to get back, how do you guys fancy getting your hands on a free copy of the game?....

Gangstar: Miami Vindication Review

Beating Rockstar to the punch, Gameloft's fully 3D Grand Theft Auto-esque Gangstar: West Coast Hustle was undoubtedly one of the most ambitious titles yet attempted on iPhone when it dropped back in 2009. This eagerly anticipated sequel transplants the illicit action to the sun-kissed streets and swamps of Miami, throws plenty of shiny new toys into the sandbox, and drafts in one the key writers of HBO's The Wire to up the script's grittiness, but has it lost its edge?...

First Look: LEGO Harry Potter

An owl just arrived at iFanzine's window with an intriguing press release from Warner Bros. That's right muggles, everybody's favorite boy wizard, Harry Potter, is being magicked onto iPhone by TT Games and LEGO just in time to coincide with the eagerly anticipated cinema release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows!...

WackyLands Boss Review

Cleverly subverting ye olde side-scrolling video game's traditional principles, WackyLands Boss by Chillingo and FairPlay Labs casts the player as the big, bad boss rather than yet another generic Mario or Sonic wannabe. It's a fantastic idea, and allows for some tremendously enjoyable, tongue-in-cheek action as you stomp through levels smiting the good guys, chowing down on princesses, and generally being a butt ugly menace to society....

DreamWorks Megamind Review

Trend-bucking bunch that they are, iPhone game developers seem determined to discredit the comforting truism that any title based on a film license is pretty much guaranteed to suck. Hard. I mean Chillingo's Predators actually had the gall to be bloody brilliant, while Glu made a damn fine job of How to Train Your Dragon. Thankfully Megamind, with its uninspired gameplay, horrendous controls, ugly visuals, and bland level design, is here to put the world to rights. Phew....

Shoot To Kill Review

Shoot to Kill: Addictive as Hell, a hot new collaboration by Vivid Games and Tower Studios, is an arcade-y actioner set in the fiery depths of Hades. The game has been unleashed on the App Store in various shapes and sizes - a coin-up style freemium version, a HD freemium version etc, etc - but, if you ask me, Addictive as Hell is the best and most fully featured experience of the lot, boasting, as it does, all 30 levels of shoot 'em up thrills, Game Center achievements, and 6 different modes from the off....

Samurai II: Vengeance Review

MADFINGER's followup to Samurai: Way of the Warrior brings to mind combo-heavy action games of the PlayStation 2 era owing to formidable gameplay and not just its luscious visuals. If you're squeamish at the sight of blood you need not apply, but otherwise this is one of the year's must-have titles for action fans especially....

Predators Review

The general rule of thumb is that any game based around a movie is likely to rushed, sloppy affair designed solely to cash in on celluloid success and turn a quick buck. For this reason, I approached Chillingo's iPhone adaptation of Predators with extreme caution. Happily, it shatters convention, and offers up a heady mix of brutally violent action, gorgeous visuals, and pitch-perfect controls....