The weather may be getting cooler and the leaves starting to fall, but when it comes to games the Windows Phone Store is still in full bloom.
To see for yourself, here’s our top 10 new favourites of the month. We’ve got Puzzle games, adventure games, and even a couple of wonderfully creepy games have all been keeping our brains busy. Get your Lumias at the ready!
Why we love it: “The last rays of dusk fade, and the dreadful things come out to play.” If you’re looking to get your pants scared off, this is the game for you. You’ll need to hide from threatening creatures, maintain a creepy cabin in the woods, maintain your sanity, and unravel mysterious secrets in this thrilling adventure game. It costs $4.49, but it’s worth every penny for horror fans and those that loved the PC version of Knock-Knock.
Why we love it: Do you want to defeat monsters in your own neighborhood? Monster Buster: World Invasion lets you do that, and more. Using location services, this free game requires you to get up and get moving, seeking out hidden monsters in your community. Once you defeat a monster, it gets added to your own monster collection. You can also fight the monsters of other players!
Why we love it: Exotic locations, tough puzzles, and mind-bending mysteries – what’s not to love? In this free game you’ll travel to lost cities and ancient temples, solving brain teasers and secrets about the explorer Professor Flintlock. Give it a try if you’re feeling a little adventurous!
Why we love it: This free puzzle game sounds simple – mix the three primary colors to create colorful paths – but it can prove to be quite challenging. The game will give you a path to trace, which you’ll need to do in a specified color…if you can figure out how! It’s an intriguing and fun game, which just might have you scratching your head over something you learned in kindergarten.
Why we love it: If number games and speed are your thing, check out Revers9. Not only is it free, but it’s incredibly simple! You’ll be shown tiles numbered 1 through 9, and you need to put them in numerological order by tapping them into place. The point is to do it as quickly as you can. Some might find it a bit repetitive and some might love topping their high scores, but you won’t know until you try it!
Why we love it: This 3D simulation game has a fresh take on football games. It not only lets you play footy games, but first, you’ll need to create a team by recruiting players, build a stadium, and train your players. It’s immersive and fun with a great soundtrack and sharp graphics, so we’d say it’s definitely a great way to spend some time if you’re a football fan.
Why we love it: Straight from the Workbench of Microsoft Garage, Lost Turtle is a free game in which you help Walter (a jetpack-wearing turtle) find his way home. Journey through mountainous and volcanic levels, and help Walter get back to the water. The graphics are cute and colorful, and the puzzles are entertaining. Lost Turtle is unfortunately only available to players in the US.
Why we love it: This clever game requires a bit of logic and knowledge of physics to win. The premise of Amazing Pens is simple: you need to get a ball into a can. You do this by hand drawing red lines around the screen using virtual ink (which is limited!) for the ball to fall and roll on. The graphics are nice and clean, using a drafting theme that fits perfectly with the premise of the game. And it’s free!
Iconic was recently featured as one of our favorite apps of the week, but we loved it so much that we just had to include it in our favorite games of the month! If you haven’t checked it out yet, Iconic is a word game that uses visual language, presenting you with pop-cultural icons that you need to guess the name of. We really love the minimalistic design! Even better, the free game has recently been updated with 45 new fan-created puzzles.
Why we love it: Raise your hand if you love math games! Those of you with your hands in the air, give Hiken a try. This free game, similar to Sudoku, has you fill out colored tiles to reach a goal number. Called a “brain trainer” by its developers, Hiken will make you exercise your visual memory, deduction skills, and mental arithmetic. The gameplay is fun and addictive!
10 great games, guaranteed to brighten up your dark autumn days and keep your fingers tapping away! Let us know in the comments what you think of these, and drop a few of your own favorites as well.
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