Bang! iPhone deftly recreates the classic parlor game. Secret roles and special abilities combine with a well balanced card set to create an intriguing and addictive experience. Add to this the cross-platform multiplayer and this is an impressive iPhone/iPad/PC offering... read now
We had early access to the Ubooly iPhone/iPod Touch peripheral. It's a soft cuddly toy that uses the Apple device as the face, ears and voice of a virtual friend for young children. It can already tell stories, initiate imaginative play and tell jokes. The clever thing about the technology that App updates can deliver new functions, characters and content seamlessly... watch now
Seems like everyone I know has been sucked in to Angry Birds at some point. On the train, between meetings, in bed, waiting to pick up kids. Yep, 250 million downloads at last count, according to several sources in the Twitosphere... read now
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit brings the Burnout styling of the reborn console game to the iPhone. Although more diminutive than those versions, the range of real cars and clash of metal on metal still got the racer in me going... read now
Reckless Racing's top-down driving is Micro Machines reborn for the iPhone. Visuals and game modes may be different, but for any returning gamer it's obvious to spot the same frenzied driving we enjoyed from days gone by... read now
Plants Vs Zombies brings zany addictive tower defence to the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad in style. Popcap made their name with Peggle, Bookworm and Bejeweled, but it's the depth of their creative well that continues to impress with games like this... read now
Dark Void Zero plays the nostalgia card in style. Coming to iPhone and iPod Touch from the DSi, it continues our trip to the alternate history of this supposedly cancelled NES game. Not scary, but hugely faithful to those unnerving 8-bit moments... read now
We Rule on iPhone places you in charge of a little kingdom, growing food and manufacturing goods for money and experience. Its toytown charm makes it fun for a while, but connectivity issues may mean missed opportunities when you can't access your kingdom. If Farmville is your idea of fun, this one's for you... read now
Angry Birds is 59p on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch and has sat at the top of the top 100 apps for weeks, with good reason. Charming design and a fantastic understanding of the iPhone's unique features created this success for developer Rovio... read now
British Military Fitness's iPhone app My Fitness Instructor is simple and effective. It delivers their training expertise where ever you are. High production values and the quality of the source material make working out not only more enjoyable but more effective... read now
Canabalt's simplicity and single minded game play is as endearing as it is addictive. Sound, and grey scale visuals combine to offer your senses all they need for you to survive. On Flash or iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch, Canabalt is heart stopping exhilarating fun... read now
Final Fantasy 2 is more evokative of later games in the series, and demonstrates the various elements that make Final Fantasy such fun. It might not be as polished as later Final Fantasys but it makes for a much more well rounded title. Finally, there's some semblance of an emotive storyline making it an enjoyable bitesized piece of considered gaming, even if it is still a little shallow... read now
With so many different perspectives it can be hard to know where to start - a little like walking into a crowded pub. Sorry about that.
But so far we've not found a way to streamline our review output - there's basically too much of it. So, rather than dilute things for newcomers we have decided to live with the hubbub while helping new readers find the columnists they will enjoy.
What sort of gamer are you?
Our columnists each focus on a particular perspective and fall into one of the following types of gamers: