January 1st, 2013 | By Charles Ferrendelli
The year 2012 had many good games, so many that we’ve decided to break up the best iOS and Android apps by genre! We’re days away from entering a new year, and unlike many sites out there, we waited till the last possible minute so we could check out all the indie games releasing in late December (and a few of them made the lists too!). So over the next couple days we’ll be releasing lists of our favorite games of 2012. If you disagree with any of our picks feel free to leave a comment below and tell us what indie game you thought should have been included! Here’s to another prosperous year in gaming for 2013!
God of Blades - iOS ($0.99)
The dead king rises! Become a spectral warrior who has returned to defend his planet against a rampaging doom-cult and the devouring touch of the cosmic horrors they serve. Wrenching this world from the grasp of oblivion, the Nameless King wields phantom blades forged from the legends and heritage of a dying world.
Rage of the Gladiator - iOS ($2.99)
You play the role of Gracius, a gladiator battling for his life in the arena. Your opponents are no ordinary evil, but are epic boss fights whose tricky attacks will challenge even the most elite gamers. There are no ‘fodder’ enemies – its all bosses — the most fun part of games! Beat them before they brutally beat you.
Beatdown - iOS ($0.99)
Get ready for the best beat-em up to hit the App Store! Wrongfully dismissed from his job, the hero is on a war path to take down anyone who gets in his way of giving the CEO a much needed beatdown! Inspired by the classic beat-em up genre; get ready for BEATDOWN!
ARC Squadron - iOS (Free)
An evil race known as the Guardians is taking over the universe, ravaging planets, and killing all peaceful life forms. You are the galaxy’s only hope for salvation. As an elite pilot serving in the ARC Squadron, you are tasked to take on the Guardians in head-to-head combat and bring down their empire.
Trigger Fist - iOS (Free)
Dominate your friends in intense modern day firefights across six unique environments in four multiplayer modes. Scratch your shooter itch on the go with Free-for-All, Team Deathmatch, King of the Hill, and Sacred Goat — a team based scenario with the objective of carrying a disgruntled goat around the battlefield for the maximum amount of time.
Minigore 2: Zombies - iOS ($0.99)
The furries are gone and a new threat is emerging from the dark corners of Hardland. You must help JOHN GORE fight his way through sunny lakes, graveyards and freezing plains into a stormy forest where the legendary METUSALEM has brought to life murderous chefs, giant lumberjacks, killer penguins, a single moose, three hundred rabbits and the entire undead army of the COSSACK GENERAL.
Join thousands of people rocking out to their music. Grab this game because it’ll make you feel good! Gameplay Powered by YOUR Music! Experience YOUR music collection like never before with this intense music driven arcade shooter. Blast away to your favorite tracks. Watch your firepower pulse to the energy of the music.
In 2097, life is discovered on Mars. When your mission of first contact becomes trapped by a cave-in, you must master the alien ecosystem to survive. With time running out, you will make a decision that determines the fate of a lost planet.