Here is the list of the top 10 iPhone Apps that made a name for themselves in 2011.
SPY Mouse: This game by Electronic Arts heads the chart of the most downloaded and, surprising enough, it has recently surpassed the popularity of both Angry Birds and Angry Birds Season. The game tells about Agent Squeak, a spy mouse, who is a super-secret operative serving the needs of mice everywhere. You can sneak, scamper and snack your way through 70+ deviously challenging levels, with six unique worlds, full of adventure, each with their own diabolical hench-cat to outwit. The game released in Aug. 30 and is available for $0.99. SPY Mouse is also available in Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish.
Angry Birds Season: The second game in the list is from Rovio. It is the 3000-year-old harvest festival and it is one of the most important Chinese holidays. The pigs, however, think they can hide themselves in the midst of all the celebrations. Chase off the pigs in 30 brand new levels that are filled with pagodas, rabbits, and red lanterns, lit by a dazzling harvest moon. The new version 1.60 has also made Mighty Eagle available. The app is available for $0.99.
Angry Birds: Again the original Rovio game that took the world by storm. Use the unique destructive powers of the Angry Birds to lay waste to the pigs’ fortified castles. The game features hours of gameplay, challenging physics-based castle demolition, and lots of replay value. Each of the 288 levels requires logic, skill, and brute force to crush the enemy. The new version 1.63 takes the adventure deep into their subterranean lair. Help the birds finish off those greedy piggies with your best bird-flinging moves in stylish new underground levels. There are 15 new levels and an epic conclusion of Mine and Dine. The game is available for $0.99.
Plants vs. Zombies: Brand new game from PopCap for the iPhone. The game has won more than 20 Game of the Year awards. You take on a mob of zombies who are about to invade your home. Use your arsenal of 49 zombie-zapping plants — peashooters, wall-nuts, cherry bombs and more — to destroy 26 types of zombies before they break down your door. Conquer all 50 levels of Adventure mode through day, night, fog, in a swimming pool, on the rooftop and more. You can earn 25 iPhone-exclusive achievements and show off your zombie-zapping prowess. The new version 1.8 provides Chinese zombies. The app is available for $0.99.
Fruit Ninja: Fruit Ninja by Halfbrick Studios is a juicy action game enjoyed by millions of players around the world, with squishy, splatty and satisfying fruit carnage. You get to become the ultimate bringer of sweet, tasty destruction with every slash. The game has been named as one of the best iPhone games that has released in a while. Version 1.7.1 of the game fixes the sudden crash issues and bugs. The game is again available for $0.99.
NFL Rivals: NFL Rivals is a football experience like no other. You get to choose your NFL team and support them throughout the 2011 season. Every time you play, your score gets uploaded to your team’s global ranking. The game is football for everyone as you will charge down the field to score touchdowns for your team, juking, trucking, jumping and spinning past ever-tougher rival opponents. Or, on defense, you will chase down that running back and tackle him in style.
MadPad – Remix Your Life: This ultimate music app lets you turn everyday sights and sounds like your car, an empty soda can, or your friends into the ultimate percussive instrument. You just aim and shoot to capture sounds all around you - your local café, car, kitchen, kids, cat, friends - MadPad magic will take care of the rest. You record and share music videos for the world to enjoy. The app is priced at $0.99.
WhatsApp Messenger: WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform smartphone messenger currently available for iPhone, Android, BlackBerry and Nokia phones. The application utilizes push notifications to instantly get messages from friends, colleagues and family. Switch from SMS to exchange messages, pictures, audio notes and video messages with WhatsApp users at no cost. All features are included without the need for extra in-application purchases. You can also chat with your friends internationally as long as they also have the app. WhatsApp Messenger is priced at $0.99.
Cut the Rope: Cut the Rope combines realistic physics with simple, yet accurate and precise touch controls. Cut the ropes by simply swiping your finger across them and collect the stars by touching them with the candy, but it’s not always simple. Think before you slice and be sure to avoid the enemies and obstacles. Every level is different and getting that candy to Om Nom won’t be easy. The new version 1.4 provides a new Toy Box and OmNom drawings feature. The app is priced at $0.99.
Tiny Wings: Tiny Wings lets you explore a beautiful world with nice scenery and mountains. You can upgrade your nest by fulfilling tasks and every big jump over the ocean will bring you to new adventures on a new island. Game Center and OpenFeint has been enabled with 30 tricky achievements with cloudtouches for everyone. The new version 1.1.0 promises a lot more. The game is available for $0.99.