We’re kicking off a new series at CB which rounds up the top BlackBerry 10 apps that have been released over the month. Our editors churn through a ton of reviews on a weekly basis, but only a few ever find their way to the prestigious Editor’s Choice App Gallery. Of course, you can always add your own votes to your favorite apps there, or see what individual editors have picked thanks to the drop-down menu at the top. Let’s take a look at what made the cut in August.
ARKick is the first solid augmented reality app we’ve seen on BlackBerry 10 so far. It debuted on BlackBerry World this month, powered by the well-established Wikitude engine, and offering easy access to nearby points of interest, weather, and directions. Users just have to point their BlackBerry’s camera in any direction to see what’s out there.
The official NFL Mobile app landed on BlackBerry this month, complete with scores, fantasy football, and alerts for your favorite teams. You can even check out highlights from the latest games and catch up on news feeds. The football season is right around the corner, so fans will want to make sure they have this one loaded up in advance.
Real Racing 3
Real Racing 3 is one of the sharpest racing games available on any mobile platform, and it careened into BlackBerry 10 at the end of the month. It's a free-to-play title where you race in recognizable brand-name cars through tracks based on real world locations. Players climb the ranks, upgrade their rides, and compete against their buddies in a novel time-shifted multiplayer experience. If you're into cars, get Real Racing 3, like, now.
Canabalt is the quintessential endless runner. Players have to leap between buildings with expert timing and vault over obstacles as the pace picks up. The chunky, minimalist style is instantly charming, especially paired with the extremely smooth animation and overall polish of gameplay. If you haven't played Canabalt yet, now's the time.
The Sims FreePlay
The quintessential sim game landed on BlackBerry 10 earlier this month. Players have to guide their own little virtual person through relationships, homebuilding, and careers. The franchise is a classic, and it’s great to see the mobile iteration being faithfully reproduced on BB10.
That’s it for this month! If you find a particularly great app that hasn’t been covered on CB yet, be sure to hit us up on the tip line!