There are 22 excruciating days left until The Dark Knight Rises is in theatres. To keep us company in these hard times, we’ve turned to our iOS devices to keep our minds off our anticipation. Here are our favorite gaming apps we’re playing these days.
Affliction: Zombie Rising
Anyone sick of zombies yet? No? Good, because this first-person shooter zombie game, Affliction, is one of the darkest and creepiest games we’ve played on our iPads in a while. It gives us the same kind of creeps we got when we first played Silent Hill! Set in a bloodstained warehouse, you are tasked with saving your own life from the hordes of impending zombies who hunger for your brains. What’s unique about this game is that you hold your device as if you’re taking a photograph and have to physically move your phone or iPad around to assess your surroundings. If you are playing on a first-generation iPad that does not have any gyroscope capabilities, there is an adapted virtual stick. Draw those blinds, turn down the lights, put on your headphones and get shooting.
Rad Skater Apocalypse
Daydream of your youth filled with mix tapes, graffiti and old-school skateboarding with the new game Rad Skater Apocalypse. Sure, there’s nothing new to it, but it’s a throwback to games like Bartman vs. Radioactive Man on the NES that has us hooked. Basically you have control of the guy skating down the street and need to clear the level without cracking your skull or being eaten by monsters that come along with the apocalypse. Simple as that. Remember to jump those fire hydrants!
Asphalt 7: Heat
We’re not just saying that Asphalt 7: Heat is the best racing game for iOS because we’re giving it away for free over on @playboydotcom, we’re saying it’s the best because it is! Like other games developed by Gameloft, Asphalt 7’s graphics exceed all other games on the market, and it features a ton of different tracks to speed around the world in 15 different levels. We like that there are four different ways to control your driving instead of the generic in or out of the car choice. The color quality in the levels is incredible too; we can’t believe they were able to produce such a sharp-looking game for such a low cost.
If you loved the gameplay in Heavy Rain, you’ll love the new game Yesterday. Packed with sex, profanity and all of that other fun stuff (don’t let the kiddy graphics fool you!) this Memento-esque game aims to please. You play the role of John Yesterday, who after a failed suicide attempt has been left with a touch of amnesia and has to solve a homicide case involving the kidnapping, torture and killing of homeless people around the city. Overall, it’s an interesting concept for an iOS game, but we’d prefer to keep the postcoital pillow talk out of our apps. That part of the gameplay was just awkward.