Mass Effect: Infiltrator
Developers at BioWare knew they’d have to follow up the highly popular Mass Effect franchise with something, but no fan was expecting a completely new chapter to the story just for iOS! Running parallel to the Mass Effect 3 storyline, you play the role of Cerberus agent Randall Ezno battling through a base to deliver incriminatory evidence to the Alliance. What’s cool about Infiltrator is that whatever points you accumulate while playing on your iPad (it was one of the few games that were optimized for the new iPad’s retina display) you can then tranfer over to your Galactic Readiness Rating on your console.
Max Payne Mobile
It’s been about a decade since we last saw Max Payne, the tenacious neo-noir character that blasted his way through our hearts all those years ago. He’s never left our minds, though; as of 2011 the Max Payne game franchise had sold over 7.5 million copies, which is a pretty incredible feat. With the release of Max Payne 3 this year, they also put out the original game in all of its gritty glory through iOS. There’s not much to explain; it’s still the same old Max Payne out for revenge.
It may be the fact that you’re able to drive vehicles throughout the game or it may have been the six multiplayer modes that kept us interested. Whatever the case, we found ourselves playing a lot of N.O.V.A. 3 this year in our spare time. The graphics were exemplary, the story was interesting and the gameplay, which took place in ten different galaxies, was really addictive. Oh, and did we mention that you’re able to jump into a vehicle with another gamer if you’re in multiplayer mode? Yeah, I think we have a thing for cars.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted
Speaking of cars, wasn’t Need for Speed awesome? Our own Gamer Next Door took a liking to it when she went to the track to drive some of the cars featured in the game. What was so impressive about Need for Speed was its ability to transfer points through a new CloudCompete technology designed to let gamers pick up where they left off at home when they are on the go. Being able to keep playing anywhere is terrifyingly addictive but is definitely the dawn of a new way of gaming.