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Puzzle Game of the Year
Osmos for iPad
By Hemisphere Games
Macworld rated 4.5 out of 5 mice (read review)
When you first hear about it, Osmos for iPad doesn’t sound all that exciting: You tap the screen to propel your small blob of matter, aiming to absorb smaller blobs while avoiding those larger than you. And the truth is, Osmos isn’t all that exciting. But it’s undeniably enthralling, combining gorgeous graphics and hauntingly beautiful music—use headphones or you’ll miss out—with Multi-Touch gestures that let you zoom in and out and slow down and speed up time. Gameplay is simultaneously casual yet exacting, frustrating yet oddly relaxing. It’s a game that feels made for the iPad, and like the objects on the screen, it will suck you in if you’re not careful.—DAN FRAKES
This article is part of Macworld's 2010 App Gems Awards series, honoring the best apps of 2010.
Continue on to read about a dozen of our other favorite apps of 2010.