Apple Names 2008's Most Downloaded iPhone Games

Games have become one of the most popular use of the iPhone* in 2008, thanks to the launch of an application store.

In just a few months, the iPhone has become a gaming handheld to be reckoned with, uttered by some in the same breath as the Nintendo DS.

While day-to-day charts give us a glimpse into what people are buying for the device, Apple has just released the most downloaded applications of 2008.

"Texas Hold 'Em," "Moto Chaser," "Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 3D," Super Monkey Ball," "Cro-Mag Rally," and "Enigmo" took spots in the top paid applications period, across all iPhone applications, while "Tap Tap Revenge" was the first most popular free application that was a game.

But games specifically, what were people interested in playing on their iPhone this year? Apple divided the list into the ten top paid and ten top free games.

*When we say iPhone, we also mean iPod Touch, unless noted.

Top 10 Paid Games:

1. Texas Hold’em

2. Moto Chaser

3. Crash Bandicoot: Nitro Kart 3d

4. Super Monkey Ball

5. Cro-Mag Rally

6. Enigmo

7. Air Hockey

8. Bejeweled 2

9. Flick Bowling

10. Line Rider iRide

Top 10 wFree Games:

1. Tap Tap Revenge

2. Labrynth Lite Edition

3. Sol Free Solitaire

4. iBowl

5. Pac-Man Lite

6. Touch Hockey:FS5

7. Cannon Challenge

8. Audi A4 Driving Challenge

9. Sudoku

10. reMovemh

What these lists don't tell us, however, is which game was most popular -- period. Was there one game people were willing to seek out, regardless of price? Or does the prospect of paying nothing for entertainment trump everything?

Did you download any of these?

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