Weekly Mobile Roundup — December 21

As of this year, Google Play and Apple’s App Store contain more than 1,000,000 apps each. One million. With that amount of options, it can be difficult to choose which games to download on a week-to-week basis.

Luckily for you, we at The Game Fanatics will be picking out a handful of titles each week that we think you should be on the lookout for. In this edition we highlight The Walking Dead’s newest episode, some classic Tomb Raider, and an original stealth game that will have you re-thinking what a mobile game can be. Disclosure: Our apologies this week, Android users.

cut the rope 2Cut the Rope 2
Developer: ZeptoLab
Platform: iOS
Price: $0.99

An App Store review for Cut the Rope 2: I LOVE CUT THE ROPE, EXPERIMENT, TIME TRAVEL, AND NOW IT’S CUT THE ROPE 2!!!! I LOVE IT. Expected for Android in early 2014.

 

walking dead 2 mobileThe Walking Dead: Season 2: Episode 1
Developer: Telltale Games
Platform: iOS
Price: $4.99

Most people are well aware of Telltale’s critically acclaimed The Walking Dead game by now. The first episode of its second season came out this week for multiple platforms, including iOS, and this time around players step into the shoes of Clementine. Holy headshot, is she cute.

 

republiqueRepublique
Developer: Camouflaj
Platform: iOS
Price: $4.99

This attractive stealth game has been getting a healthy amount of attention from game sites, and some have likened it to Metal Gear Solid. Unfortunately, Republique isn’t available for Android, but Camouflaj founder Ryan Payton recently told Pocket Gamer that “…Android is definitely a platform we’re interested in.”

 

Tom Raider 1 iosTomb Raider 1
Developer: Core Design (original)
Platform: iOS
Price: $0.99

Square Enix has re-released Lara Croft’s very first adventure on iPhone and iPad, and they say it’s barely been touched. If you were ever curious about where Tomb Raider got its start, this is as good a time as you’re gonna get.

 

The Shadow Sun mobileThe Shadow Sun
Developer: Ossian Studios
Platform: iOS
Price: $7.99

The Shadow Sun was announced all the way back in 2010, and fans can finally get their hands on this original Western RPG from Ossian Studios. An intriguing fantasy story, real-time 3D combat, and a shared ancestry with games like The Elder Scrolls make this title one to look out for. Note that Ossian Studios have previously worked on games in the D&D and Neverwinter Nights series.

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