It’s Wednesday, the middle of the week, and that means it’s time for us to have a long hard look at five of the best games that are on sale on the App Store right now.
And for the first time in a while it’s actually been pretty tough to pick which ones to add to the list. Basically everything here is a gem, and there are other gems on sale as well.
But I’m a discerning gem-picker with an eye for quality, so these are the ones I’ve gone for. Click on the emboldened name of the game and you’ll be whisked away to the App Store where you can buy the game. You’re welcome.
Where the likes of New Star Soccer kick around whimsy with their sport managing, this one’s a little more po-faced. And if anything, it’s better for it.
Take control of a racing team and lead them to glory. Or if you’re anything like me, lead them to the back of the grid and bankruptcy.
A classic. It might not quite have the focus of the original, but it’s not as bloated as the third game in the series. And even now it looks absolutely incredible.
Slash and swipe your way through giant slobbering monsters. Then die, get reborn, and go and do the whole thing again. And right now it’s completely free.
A really rather special card game that involves trying to rob a train. And trying not to get robbed by all the other criminals that are in there as well.
Simple mechanics hide an incredibly deep and satisfying game. And it’s set in the Old West, so that means there’s moustaches galore.
A massive, chunky space RPG that owes more than a few debts to the Warhammer 40,000 universe. But if anything it’s better than most of the official adaptations.
Stomp through miserable space ships killing aliens and trying to stay alive. If you like your tactics smart and your guns futuristic, this is a solid bet.
A lonely space sim that involves you wandering around the far reaches of the universe in your space ship. And dying. There’s a lot of dying.
But there’s a poetic loveliness to all this misery. And moments of brevity that make the whole thing spark to life.