Top 10 + 1 Grossing Games In The US Mac App Store – February 2011

The Mac App Store is going from strength to strength and the apps just seem to be getting better and better. Take a look at the top 10 grossing games that currently grace the US Mac App Store. Not surpisingly Angry Birds is in the Number 1 position but what about the others? We couldn’t resist and make this list a Top 10 + 1 with the incredible Bejeweled 3 currently at number 11.

Angry Birds

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INTRODUCTORY PRICE – 50% OFF FOR LIMITED TIME ONLY IN MAC APP STORE

The survival of the Angry Birds is at stake. Dish out revenge on the green pigs who stole the Birds’ eggs. Use the unique destructive powers of the Angry Birds to lay waste to the pigs’ fortified castles. Angry Birds features hours of gameplay, challenging physics-based castle demolition, and lots of replay value. Each level requires logic, skill, and brute force to crush the enemy.

Angry Birds on the Mac will feature all the content familiar from the mobile game, with free updates and additional levels available in the future. In addition to this, the Mac version will feature unique enhancements, not available in the mobile version.

Features 195 levels and lots and lots of Angry Birds!

Protect wildlife and play Angry Birds!

“Lemme tell ya, these ain’t no ordinary finches we’re talkin’ about. These here are the Angry Birds, the ones that’s gonna kick you in the ‘nads. And they’re the ones on your side. They must be from Galapadapados, or sumptin’.” – Col. Angus, Bird Expert.

$4.99/Download

Call of Duty® 4: Modern Warfare™

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Join the battle!

Featuring a tense storyline, filled with plot twists, Call of Duty 4 thrusts players into battle like never before. With amazing special effects, including rim-lighting, depth of field, texture streaming and character self-shadowing, players are enlisted into one of the most photo-realistic gaming experiences imaginable.

The community-oriented Call of Duty 4 multiplayer gameplay features a robust leveling system, variety of unlockable perks, hot-join and matchmaking, as well as create a class and party capabilities to ensure that players of all skill levels can join in the fun. Additionally over 100 challenges and a host of new game environments and modes deliver unlimited possibilities. Infinity Ward has also included Kill-Cam, a fan favorite feature that they created in Call of Duty 2, which allows for spectator instant replays.

• Authentic Advanced Weaponry – Featuring an available arsenal of more than 70 new and authentic weapons and gear from assault rifles with laser sites, claymore mines, .50 caliber sniper rifles, and M-249 SAW machine guns.

• Coordinated Assault and Support – Delivering the most visceral action thriller ever, the title covers modern battle from the soldier to the satellite, where the need for air support is crucial to success. The adrenaline rush deployment enlists gamers to fast-rope from tactical helicopters, ride in an armada of attack choppers, utilize jets to remove enemy strongholds and even engage hostiles from thousands of feet above the ground inside a state of the art aerial gunship.

• Cinematic Quality Graphics and Sound – Featuring stunning next-generation graphics, players will be drawn into the cinematic intensity of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. Combine the lifelike graphics and the realistic battle chatter with the Call of Duty award-winning sound design and players will face battle as they never have before.

• Unparalleled Depth to Multiplayer – The highly-anticipated multiplayer builds from the success of Call of Duty 2 deliver a persistent online experience for greater community action.

This is a large file (nearly 7GB!). It will take a while to download. For multiplayer, please check your firewall settings (your computer, network and router).

$49.99/Download

Rome Total War Gold Edition

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Two world dominating games in one! Uniting multi-award winning Rome Total War and its official expansion pack, Barbarian Invasion, you must guide history’s greatest armies to victory in a game of epic real-time warfare, empire building, politics and treachery.

Play as one of three great Roman families, whose thirst for power will stop at nothing. This the world of Hannibal, Julius Caesar, Cleopatra and a thousand others. This is a world of soldiers, gladiators, tyrants, monsters and fools. It’s a rich, exciting world, awaiting a conqueror – you! You must use military genius to build an empire that stretches across Europe and Africa. Finally march on Rome to seize control of the greatest empire in the world. Then in Barbarian invasion either defend it or lead a Barbarian horde and bring the once mighty empire to its knees.

• Experience real-time battles – Use innovative battle tactics in battles with up to 10,000 soldiers on-screen at once.
• Command and build your campaigns – Balance economic, civil, religious and military power in the century-spanning campaign.
• Learn from the best – Fight alongside or against history’s greatest leaders such as Julius Caesar, Spartacus, and Hannibal to expand or destroy the Roman Empire.
• Lay siege with signature weapons and abilities – Turn the tables against the Romans as Attila the Hun, the fearsome Saxons, and other savage factions in the Barbarian Invasion expansion pack.

$29.99/Download

BioShock

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BioShock – one of the greatest games of all time – is now on the Mac App Store.

Set in an alternate 1960, BioShock places you in the middle of an underwater utopia gone badly wrong. With a provocative and intelligent storyline, this is a game that is alternately beautiful, thrilling, funny, frightening and always involving. An experience that makes you think while you play.

Download and try the BioShock demo from our downloads area! downloads.feralinteractive.com

• Award-winning – BioShock has won numerous game of the year awards and features in Metacritic’s top 10 highest rated games of all time.
• Genre blender – Combines a clever mix of genres: First-person shooter with elements of role-playing and stealth.
• Superb visual style – An art deco world with advanced visual effects combine to create a creepy, immersive environment in which players can lose themselves.
• Sophisticated concept and story line – BioShock incorporates ideas about science and politics, raising profound questions about human nature, the role of government in society, and the morality of harming individuals for the greater good.
• Replayability – No two gamers will play BioShock the same way. Players are encouraged to explore all the nooks and crannies of Rapture.
• Exquisite sound design – Outstanding voice acting helps drive the narrative. Music from the 1940s and 1950s echoes through Rapture’s abandoned hallways.

$39.99/Download

Borderlands Game Of The Year

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Bloodthirsty bandits. Vicious monsters. Tons of loot. Lock, load and face the madness. Gearbox Software’s acclaimed sci-fi hit comes to the Mac App Store, complete with all four Add-On packs. Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition is a unique hybrid of first person shooter and role-playing game with a super sharp visual style and a compelling four player co-op mode.

Planet Pandora is a sparsely populated wasteland where the rule of law gets rewritten daily in the smoke of the last gun battle. Civilization consists of small outposts on the fringe of human influence, in an area called the Borderlands. Pandora’s one claim to fame is a mythical Vault supposedly packed with fantastic riches.

Fortune hunters, corrupt corporate mercenaries and lowlife hoodlums roam the landscape, searching under every grain of sand for the treasure. Since most intelligent life on Pandora has the occupation of Vault Hunter, society has gone to hell – making the outposts and outback areas more than just a little dangerous.

• Unique hybrid role playing shooter that combines frantic first-person shooting action with accessible role-playing character progression.
• Super sharp graphics style gives Borderlands a unique comic book come-to-life look.
• Co-op Frenzy – drop in and out with up to 4 player co-operative for a maniacal multiplayer experience.
• Millions of randomly generated guns! Choose your weapon from rocket-launching shotguns, enemy-torching revolvers, and tons more.
• Huge single-player game with four playable characters and serious replayability.
• Includes all four Add-On packs – The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned, Mad Moxxi’s Underdome Riot, The Secret Armory of General Knoxx, and Claptrap’s New Robot Revolution.

$49.99/Download

Braid

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Play the game that Macworld named as one of the best!

Braid is a platform game in a painterly style where you manipulate the flow of time to solve puzzles. Every puzzle in Braid is unique. There is no filler. Braid does everything it can to give you a mind-expanding experience. Journey into worlds where time behaves strangely; observe, learn from, and then master these worlds. Braid has received tremendous acclaim from critics all around the world. Created by Jonathan Blow and Number None.

$4.99/Download

StuntMANIA Reloaded

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StuntMANIA Reloaded is a fast paced 3D car stunt driving and exploration game, where you get to perform the most amazing tricks and stunts in some really cool environments.

New in StuntMANIA Reloaded is the ability to drift and slide when driving to take some amazing corners and to produce some awesome burnouts and donuts!

★ Due to the amazing response this app has had in sales the price is staying low.

$4.99/Download

Pinball HD

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LIMITED TIME INTRODUCTORY PRICE!

✭ABOUT THE GAME✭
Pinball HD — simply the best Pinball for Mac OS X — awaits you.
Each table — Wild West, The Deep and Jungle Style — is its own masterpiece.
You’ll be stunned by the action’s degree of realism.
This is a REAL, professional pinball simulator with stunning 3D graphics and realistic physics.

✭FEATURES✭
✔ Three tables with unique graphics, instructions, missions, settings and characters.
✔ A wonderful 3D engine that does true justice to the Mac’s graphic capabilities.
✔ Realistic physics.
✔ Different camera modes: the ball-following "flying-table" view and static, "full table" view.
✔ Unique soundtrack with atmospheric music, sound effects and voices.
✔ Stereoscopic imaging option (requires anaglyph glasses). You can choose between red-cyan, green-magenta or yellow-blue lenses.

$2.99/Download

The Secret of Monkey Island ™: Special Edition

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The Secret of Monkey Island™: Special Edition faithfully re-imagines the internationally-acclaimed classic game (originally released in 1990) for original and new audiences alike. The game is brought into the modern era with an all new re-imagined contemporary art style, a re-mastered musical score, full voiceover, and an in-depth hint system to help players through the game’s side-splitting puzzles. Purists will also delight in the ability to seamlessly switch between the updated hand-drawn re-imagining and the original classic version.

The game’s twisty plot leads our naive hero on a hilarious, swash-buckling search for the fabled secret of Monkey Island. Tales of pirate wealth lure him to the port of Mêlée with high hopes, no money, and insatiable curiosity. If clever enough, he will win the confidence of Mêlée’s pirates and find himself blown by the winds of fate toward the terrifying and legendary Monkey Island — an adventure that would chill the bones of even the most bloodthirsty buccaneer.

Relive the swashbuckling humorous misadventures of the wannabe pirate Guybrush Threepwood
* Go on a daring adventure in your attempt to become the most infamous pirate in the Caribbean
* Win the heart of the beautiful governor, Elaine Marley
* Along the way, confront the evil ghost pirate, LeChuck

$9.99/Download

LEGO Harry Potter Years 1-4

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Connect the bricks from Privet Drive to the Triwizard Tournament and experience the magic and adventure of Harry Potter and his friends in the first four stories – LEGO style! Cast spells, make potions and discover a fantastical world in this humorous action adventure game for the whole family.

You’ll join Harry, Ron, Hermione and other favorite characters at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to learn the arts of magic and explore Diagon Alley, Hogsmeade, the Forbidden Forest and other enchanted locations. Beautifully detailed environments, tongue-in-cheek humor and learning are all hallmarks of LEGO video games, served up here with lashings of broomsticks and screeching mandrake roots. Check out the LEGO Harry Potter Years 1-4 mini-site! feralinteractive.com/legoharrypotter

• Enormous game which offers a faithful, affectionate and humorous recreation of the world of Harry Potter.
• More than 100 playable characters and many with special abilities, such as Harry’s invisibility cloak, and Hermione’s talent for solving tricky puzzles.
• Hundreds of hidden secrets to find, puzzles to solve and challenges to complete that require lateral thinking.
• Face off against mighty bosses in epic confrontations – including ‘He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named’!
• True co-operative multiplayer – the second player can drop in and out at will, with seamless split-screen camera control.
• Level creator allows players to add a new twist to their adventures.
• Beautifully imagined cutscenes and the iconic musical score.
• Huge replayability – unlocking characters and spells allows players to do things in earlier areas of the game that are not possible on first playthrough.

$39.99/Download

Bejeweled® 3

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The biggest, brightest Bejeweled ever!

Discover all-new ways to play the world’s #1 puzzle game. Find your perfect match with 8 breathtaking game modes that meet all your moods — ease into Classic Bejeweled for cascades of fun, journey through 40 challenging Quest puzzles, charge into the electrifying Lightning for non-stop action, and tailor your experience in Zen for a revolutionary new way to relax.

Enjoy the amazing sights and sounds and engage in endless gem-matching fun, and earn flashy achievement badges as you soar to dazzling new heights!

$19.99/Download

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Joanne Carter is the Founder and Editorial Director of TheAppWhisperer.com. A Professional Photographer and Associate of the British Industry of Professional Photographers, BIPP, as well as a Professional Journalist, specializing in Technology. A contributor to National and International publications, including DPreview.com, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Professional Photographer, NikonPro, Graphix, Digital Arts, Readers Digest, Popular Photography & Imaging and Which? consumer magazine and ePhotozine.com. Joanne was also a Lead and Group overall Judge for the Mobile Photo Awards - http://www.mobilephotoawards.com/categories/transportation.php