Every decision counts
£3.99 (with IAP) Developer Giant Spacekat
Works with iPhone, iPod touch, iPad Version 1.1 Age 12+
Essentially interactive sci-fi, Revolution 60 has you follow the story of a black-ops team out to stop a nuclear war – only it soon becomes obvious not everything’s as it seems. The engaging storyline is peppered with ‘quicktime’ events where you drag over a shape to better your chances of success, branching options during conversations, and one-on-one combat. Decisions affect your prospects and alliances as the story unfolds, while the gridbased real-time combat feels a bit like an odd yet intriguing cross between chess, pattern- matching and dancing. Despite some rough edges, Revolution 60 grips throughout its several hours with a combination of feisty leads, stylish sci-fi, and fitfor-purpose touchscreen gaming. Although there are reportedly 24 endings, it’s unlikely you’ll play through more than once on each of the three difficulties, but that’s more than enough to justify the outlay. Craig Grannell
Entertaining and smart. Does something a bit different to keep you hooked until its conclusion.