PA readers, what are the greediest darn apps that you know of?

PA readers, what are the greediest darn apps that you know of?

Hello, dear readers! Once again, we turn to you in our quest to find interesting new stuff that we couldn't possibly discover otherwise. This time, we're looking around for the greediest, meanest apps doing the rounds in Apple and Google's app stores.

Do you know an app that's plain grossly overpriced? Ridiculously riddled with in-app purchases to the point of sheer mind-bogglery? More ad-infested than a rich people magazine? Or otherwise mad with desire to skin your wallet raw?

Tell us! Do it right here, in the comments below. Give us the name and the reasons for shame. Next Friday, we'll round up the very best (or very worst) of those absolute Scrooges that you've told us about, and we'll have a collective laugh.

While we're at it, we're still mighty app-reciative of those sweet under-the-radar apps you threw our way last time we asked. Come on, we know you won't disappoint us this time!

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42 Comments

1. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Every gameloft game

2. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Every GLU game also. Infact every good games are greedy....

13. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Gameloft sucks but GLU is definitely worse

9. vincelongman

Posts: 5625; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Every freemium game (unfortunately most mobile games now days)

18. waddup121 unregistered

Gameloft, maybe some EA games too.

3. tokuzumi

Posts: 1821; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

All freemium games

4. hmd74

Posts: 539; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

Games without support of Google Play Games and achievements

5. Donbenie

Posts: 255; Member since: Aug 04, 2013

Zombie Highway 2,POS..

6. paul.k

Posts: 287; Member since: Jul 17, 2014

7. luis.d

Posts: 354; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

15. PeterK.

Posts: 314; Member since: Nov 13, 2013

Get busy guys!

25. hortizano

Posts: 294; Member since: May 22, 2013

Ooops, the boss just caught you!!

8. Invisiblepotato

Posts: 6; Member since: Jul 17, 2015

EA Real Racing 3. It's basically a pay to win game. The mere fact that they win various awards with this is just plain stupid and ridiculous.

11. vincelongman

Posts: 5625; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Real Racing 2 was great So was FIFA, Madden and MMA/UFC Now those are dumbed down and freemium

12. Invisiblepotato

Posts: 6; Member since: Jul 17, 2015

Exactly mate... Enjoyed Real Racing 2 and was all hyped when they announced RR3...until I played the game. Blatant robbing in broad daylight.

10. lylee73

Posts: 84; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Candy Crush Saga and maybe most Gameloft and EA games.

14. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

Asphalt 8. I tried to enjoy it, it wasn't a bad game overall, but the practices were abuse. After you get to a certain point, the game becomes impossible. The AI becomes crazy difficult, and the cars you have lag behind the others. If you don't grind more than most RPGs or buy the money to get new cars, the game becomes unplayable.

35. vladone885

Posts: 9; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

i play it on windows phone and is possible to win money for better cars and upgrades just by playing more multiplayer and other chalenges,or races that you already won..and i'm not a hardcore player, i still have a job :)

38. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Well i should say you don't know how to play it then if you can win frequently in multiplayer it's pretty easy to earn money.

41. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

youre right

16. buccob

Posts: 2952; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

While I agree with many of the comments here I have to argue that, at least with some Gameloft games, you can actually enjoy them and get good without paying a dime... I am currently playing Modern Combat 5, and I haven't been able to beat it in Single Player because it is basically a Pay-to-win game... BUT right now I play exclusively Multiplayer Matches and it is VERY FUN this way... (except for the random crash or server problems)... the game actually rewards you with credits, prices, weapons, etc and they are getting generous about it. You just need to get good enough, I currently have a k/d ratio of 2. GLU is definitely very greedy... and I used to play C.H.A.O.S a helicopter digfighting game... and I pay for the first version which in turn it also had IAP so, yeah.

40. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Exactly asphalt 8 is the same the single player is almost impossible to breast after a point only with events and multiplayer you can go on but of course without real money.

17. dranonymus

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 18, 2015

DeadTrigger 2 with incredible multiple upgrade system. You have to upgrade the tech level, to upgrade the gunsmith to upgrade the actual weapon. So you have to wait years for a weapon to be better, or pay a lot. But if you pay a lot and even only one of your weapon became better, the game - so called - "balance" the zombies, which practically means that after 5 matches they became stronger. In the end, all other non upgraded weapons that you have, will became useless after half day, and the one you upgraded for real money become like the rest was before... But the zombies will get stronger anyway, so it's an infinite paying loop, or struggling with weak weapons. yeah and I didn't even mention how much for example the golden AK-47 costs... nightmare

19. Cyberchum

Posts: 1013; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

The freemium games are the reason I enjoy pirated games. Call me names, I wouldn't sweat.

20. AmitMajumder

Posts: 178; Member since: May 21, 2012

Mine? Android system. That s**t burns through battery life like hell on Lollipop on note 4

21. Godfather

Posts: 68; Member since: Oct 31, 2012

FREMIUM FREMIUM FREMIUM.. I hope people start to realize "free" means: pretty graphics, a lot of promises... oh wait we are gonna need $4.99 here and 1.99 there for you to actually be able to play further than the intro.. I rather pay $10 for a solid title and enjoy every cent of what I paid.

22. IgorEfremenko

Posts: 107; Member since: Nov 30, 2011

"Web Browser for Android Wear" - you cannot scroll the page without buying the full version (sic!)

23. Limbopope

Posts: 62; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

Battlecamp. I have a chronic pokemon knock-off craving

24. legiloca

Posts: 1675; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Clash of Clans.. I used to be addicted with buying Gems lol! Not anymore, yet I'm still playing the game

26. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

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