Friday, July 20, 2012

The Week In Review, July 14 - 20, 2012

The Dark Knight
Welcome to our Week In Review! Here we'll take a look at some of the great games and apps that embodied our theme this past week, and discuss what's to come in the week ahead.

This week has seen the arrival of one of the most hotly-anticipated movies in recent memory: The Dark Knight Rises, the third in the Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy. We're so excited to see it that we've made it this week's theme! Now, there are many many terrible games that feature Batman in them to various degrees. They're terrible because they attempt to cash in on the popularity of the Batman brand without providing any real value -- and for games that are free, that's saying a lot.

However, we've taken a different tack with this phenomenon. After all, what would Batman be without his Rogue's Gallery of bad guys? To this end, check out Villains, an online RPG in which you play as an evildoer for a change. You'll start out small and relatively low-powered, committing minor misdemeanors for cash and hiring thugs to help you work your way up to criminal mastermind. You'll also battle other villains for wealth and prestige, and these baddies are actual other players, giving the game a social angle that makes world domination a little more fun. Start growing your evil empire today!

If you can't play as Batman with your Android phone, at least there are a lot of apps that can make you feel like Batman. For example, to emulate the Caped Crusader, you'll need to work on your stealth. Apps like Vibration Meter and 3D Compass and Magnetometer enable you to sense movement and energy fields in the dark without sight, and if you want to blind a henchman for a surprise knockout, use Brightest Flashlight Free. More than anything else, however, you'll want to remain as quiet as possible, so use Shush! to keep your phone quiet for a predetermined duration of time while you sneak around. Now you're all set to take out the bad guys from the shadows!

What's on the horizon for Best Apps Market? Next week it's all about the London 2012 Summer Olympics, so be sure to check us out every day for apps and games that will let you fully immerse yourself in all the fun of international competition! And don't forget to install our widgets to keep up with our daily Editor's Top Apps, Top Games, and Apps of the Day! Have a great weekend! -- Keoni C.

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