iOS And Android Games Of The Week: December 14, 2012
It was quite an interesting week for smartphones and tablets. The Room was ported to iPhone, Captain America joined the Avengers Initiative, CSR Racing finally received multiplayer and Square Enix ported the 3DS favorite, Theatrhythm Final Fantasy, to iPhone and iPad. On that note, there can only be two winners, so here are the top picks for iOS and Android.
iOS: You Don't Know Jack
We've thoroughly enjoyed this critically acclaimed trivia series for well over a decade. That said, the free-to-play iPhone and iPad edition retains the campy humor, head-scratching questions and fart noises fans have come to know and love. Familiar question types, like Jack Attack and DisOrDat, will keep you entertained for hours, while the smarmy announcer never hesitates to make you feel inferior or superior. The freemium model restricts things a bit, as you need gold coins to play, but the entertaining presentation, wealth of questions and ability to compete against friends makes You Don't Know Jack a guilty pleasure, indeed.
Android: Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
It took a bothersome delay, but Rockstar managed to bring its 10th anniversary edition of GTA: Vice City to Android. With it, players can explore the Miami-inspired locale while listening to one of the finest soundtracks in gaming. A wealth of missions will keep them running over pedestrians and blasting cops/dirty crooks, and the quality cut scenes and voice acting do a remarkable job telling the detailed plot; not only that, but enhanced targeting and shooting lessen the impact of adjusting to virtual controls. Vice City shows it age, of course, but on mobile platforms, what's old is somewhat new again. We dig it.