There are thousands of app sales happening at any one time, and most of them aren’t worth your time. Cutting through the fluff to find the few gleaming gems among can be a time consuming process, so it’s lucky I’ve already done it for you.
This week we’ve got an abundance of quality games, and a noticeable shortage of useful utilities. If you’re looking for something to waste your time on this weekend, you’re in the right place.
Summary Pro (
$2.99, now $0.99)
Probably the most useful app on this list, Summary Pro is a tool for collecting and organising study materials, doing research and then exporting them as a collection. If you’re in school, college or otherwise working on a long term project, Summary Pro could prove very useful. Read our full review.
$4.99, now $3.99)
Need to SSH into work really quick, but only have your iPhone? vSSH is an advanced and customisable SSH and Telnet client that claims the fastest terminal rendering in the App Store. It’s fully adapted to the touchscreen and keeps working in the background if you have to dip into another app.
XCOM: Enemy Unknown (
$19.99, now $9.99)
XCOM: Enemy Unknown was originally released for PC and consoles, but made the jump to iPad with great success. In it you are tasked with combating an invading alien force by building a base, researching new technology and commanding units. It always seems like XCOM is on sale, but 50% off can’t be argued with so pick it up if you’re curious.
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (
Brace yourselves, this Sonic racer isn’t half bad! Don’t be fooled by that horrible broken mess of a Kinect game they turned out a few years ago, Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed is a decent game. It’s more Diddy Kong Racing than Mario Kart, but with 10 racers, dynamic tracks and four-player multiplayer races, this is a lot of fun.
Skulls of the Shogun (
$4.99, now $2.99)
If regular turn-based strategy games are a bit too slow for you, why not try Skulls of the Shogun? This beautifully animated strategy game features 24 levels of single player action, as well as a four-player online multiplayer mode and pass-and-play local multiplayer too.
Sid Meier’s Ace Patrol: Pacific Skies (
Sid Meier of Civilization fame turns his hand to second World War flight strategy games in Pacific Skies. It’s the turn-based strategy you fondly remember, jazzed up with pretty animations and beautiful 3D graphics. The trailer above refers to the original PC version, but the iPad version shouldn’t differ from the formula too much.
Riptide GP2 (
$2.99, now $0.99)
The official sequel to the Riptide console game that was released a few years ago on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network, Riptide GP2 is back with yet more beautiful water physics. This time round it brings with it online multiplayer, upgradeable hydro jets and some beautiful new tracks to explore, as well as all the fast-paced and frantic action of the first game.
Ready Steady Bang (
$0.99, now free)
Simply genius, Ready Steady Bang is a two-player duelling simulator. Your only task is to draw your weapon before your opponent, making this a game of excruciating patience. There are 10 AI bandits to fight, an endless fun to be had in multiplayer mode, as well as 31 unique cowboy deaths to unlock.
That’s it for this week’s Apps on Sale, make sure you check back next week for another round of savings!