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Games to Get Your Adrenaline Pumping

Games to Get Your Adrenaline Pumping

Sometimes you need a game that really gets your blood surging and your adrenaline pumping. The excitement of a top-notch thrilling game can really turn your day around. These games are some of our top choices for those times.

Jetpack Joyride

Endless running and jetpacking

Jetpack Joyride
Vehicle Pick-Ups

For those who like endless games infused with chaotic action.

From the creator of Fruit Ninja, Jetpack Joyride is also a blast to play. You’ll join Barry Steakfries as he breaks into a secret lab to take a number of experimental jetpacks away from a group of evildoers. Barry will have to ascend and descend to avoid bullets and a huge amount of other obstacles. This is a classic and is a great, simple choice to play on the Apple TV.

Why we love it

This endless runner is a classic, and it's superbly done. It's easily played with simple one-touch controls. If you enjoyed Jetpack Joyride on the iPhone, you'll love it on your new Apple TV.

For those who...

  • Gamers who enjoy endless runners
  • Anyone who likes quick and casual games
  • If you like games with an easy control scheme

Not for those who...

  • Players looking for an intense and challenging ride
Duet Game

Minimalistic difficulty

Duet Game
Rewind A Mistake

For those who like games with an intense challenge.

In this beautiful, minimalistic game, your job is the protect two vessels that are in perfect sync with each other. To protect the vessels from falling objects, you’ll need to rotate each vessel. The highlight of the game is the spectacular soundtrack that should sound superb in a home theater setup.

Why we love it

Duet Game is challenging in a way that makes you want to keep playing. The spectacular soundtrack and intriguing narrative go perfectly with the stimulating graphics. For a game that is as frustrating as it is fun, with an excellent audio and visual experience, Dual Game is an engaging game of survival.

For those who...

  • Gamers looking for a feast for the ears and eyes
  • Fans of the twitch reflex genre
  • Anyone who likes a game with a simple premise but is difficult to master
  • Players looking for a game that can be played with a MFi controller

Not for those who...

  • Looking for a fast paced and intense experience
  • Gamers who like to make quick progress
BADLAND 2

A stunningly beautiful and challenging game

BADLAND 2
Amplify The Action

For those who enjoy chaotic action in their adventure games.

Badland 2 features a single-player campaign with deviously imaginative levels, as well as global online challenges. You can challenge your friends and others in asynchronous online events. The intuitive two-touch controls combine with innovative level design to provide a great gaming experience. The game provides you with a highly immersive audiovisual gaming experience that is best enjoyed with headphones.

Why we love it

Badland 2 carries on the legend of the first installment with even more breathtaking beauty and challenging game design. The graphics and sound effects, along with the soundtrack, are stunningly done. The game is both immersive and addictive.

For those who...

  • Enjoyed Badland
  • Love exploring huge levels

Not for those who...

  • Are looking for a deep, compelling storyline
  • Aren't fans of the first Badland
Super Hexagon

Spin to the sound of the music to survive.

Super Hexagon
Spin Around And Around

For those who enjoy intense challenges that revolve around super fast reaction time.

Super Hexagon is a geometric puzzler, and a fast-moving one at that. You need to guide your triangle out of the maze of rotating hexagons, while the music spurs you to move quickly as the puzzle rotates faster and faster around you. This is adrenaline-pumping fun at its finest.

Why we love it

Swirling walls close in around you and you race to escape the contracting maze. With the geometric action heaping on the punishment (the easiest difficulty is appropriately labeled “Hard”), every small achievement feels like a massive victory, whether you’re topping your high score or overcoming a singularly tricky section. Super Hexagon is basically for anyone looking for a challenge.

For those who...

  • Love fast-moving maze escapes
  • Enjoy heart-pounding techno music

Not for those who...

  • Are easily prone to dizziness
  • Prefer their games to have a storyline
Minigore 2: Zombies

New challenges await John Gore in the form of the undead in this smash hit

Minigore 2: Zombies
Over The Top Action

For those who prefer over the top action as they're surrounded by enemies.

Minigore 2: Zombies is thrilling action challenging you to defeat hordes of the undead. The furries might be gone, but that doesn't mean life has returned to peace and quiet in Hardland. The legendary Metusalem has brought a new threat out of the dark corners of the realm, and John Gore fights madly to eliminate these undead armies. Minigore 2 features adrenaline-pumping action and terrific two-stick controls, and the action is over the top.

Why we love it

This game has cute graphics, but at its core is heart-throbbing action. If you are up to the challenge of taking on hordes of the undead in a two-stick shooter, this game is certain to please. You'll find yourself moving faster and faster as you try to keep up with all of the murderous undead beasts coming at you.

For those who...

  • Enjoy all-out mayhem
  • Love competing for high scores

Not for those who...

  • Prefer casual gaming
  • Are deathly afraid of the undead
Impulse GP - Super Bike Racing

A fast-paced racing bike game

Impulse GP - Super Bike Racing
Innovative Boost Mechanic

For those who like tons of speed with special areas to gain even more speed.

Impulse GP is a racing game that depends on the player's skill and precision in order to be successful. The game takes place in a near futuristic world with super fast bikes and challenging circuits with opposing racers. You'll have to be accurate and timely in order to shave seconds off your previous times and beat the opposition.

Why we love it

If you enjoy motor racing, you will love this game. Unlike other games that focus on action and power-ups, this game is all about racing and skill. It's challenging, innovative, and fun to play.

For those who...

  • Love the speed and excitement of a challenging racers
  • Enjoy racers with new mechanics
  • Like futuristic style

Not for those who...

  • Prefer puzzle games
  • Avoid fast paced action
BARRIER X

Challenge your reflexes in this frantic arcade game

BARRIER X
Don't stay in the red

For those who like super fast twitch reflex games.

BARRIER X is a super fast twitch reflex arcade game that tests how fast you're able to get out of the way. In BARRIER X, players control a small ship that will be flying down a rather large stretch of empty, barren road. Walls will appear randomly and rather quickly, so you must tap on the screen to change lanes to avoid them. But watch out — the game speeds up every 15 seconds, meaning the walls come up faster and faster as you play. You'll need to be fast to avoid crashing into the walls or other obstacles. Your score is determined by how long you managed to survive before crashing. Do you think you're fast enough to survive?

Why we love it

BARRIER X is another twitchy reflex arcade game and we certainly can't get enough of those. The game itself looks fantastic with the minimalistic aesthetics, and it is very challenging and gives you a good reason to come back and beat your time for a better score.

For those who...

  • Love twitch reflex arcade games
  • Enjoy a challenge
  • Like games that can be played in short bursts throughout the day

Not for those who...

  • Don't like twitch reflex games
  • Get frustrated easily
  • Don't want a challenge
HoPiKo

Save the games from a dangerous virus!

HoPiKo
Bite Sized Levels

For those who like their platformers with speed runs.

HoPiKo brings you fast and brutal twitch-based gameplay, with an awesome chiptune soundtrack written and composed on authentic hardware. The game uses every ounce of your muscle memory, and has unique touch screen controls. There's not a D-pad in sight in this game.

Why we love it

While there’s no shortage of charming 8-bit platformers on the App Store, HoPiKo simply raises the bar with its stunning quality. Mixing simple controls, just-difficult-enough levels, and a killer score, this arcade game shimmers with retro quality. As you blast your way through stages littered with obstacles—bouncing between moving platforms and crashing into a big bad virus—you’ll be filled with both nostalgia and excitement.

For those who...

  • Love 8-bit platformers done right
  • Are good at twitch-based gameplay

Not for those who...

  • Have poor muscle memory
  • Don't enjoy retro-style graphics
Tilt to Live 2: Redonkulous

Take your tilt-based action to a redonkulous level

Tilt to Live 2: Redonkulous
Code Red Mode

For those who enjoyed the original, or simply want over the top action with tilt controls.

Tilt to Live 2 offers you two types of gameplay, Classic Mode (normal difficulty) and Code Red (too hard). There's a brand new weapon arsenal to unlock, along with a new scoring system. Now, your score is powered by the tricks you can do with your weapons or your arrow. The boss encounters are more diabolic than ever, taking your tilt-based action to a redonkulous level.

Why we love it

Tilt to Live 2: Redonkulous provides you with gorgeous graphics and exciting music. Your adrenaline will surge as you tilt and twirl your iPhone or iPad to keep your arrow moving through enemies. New weapons and tricks to unlock make the game more fun than ever.

For those who...

  • Like pinball with a twist
  • Love exciting action in their gaming experience

Not for those who...

  • Don't enjoy pinball
  • Are looking for a slow-paced game