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

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...
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42 Comments

27. Deadeye37

Posts: 288; Member since: Jan 25, 2011

I understand freemium games need to make their money somehow, but there are a couple games that are ridiculous: Gears & Guts (Glu mobile) - The first half is fun to play, but gets increasingly harder. The last quarter of the game is physically impossible to beat without spending money on. No amount of grinding can get you past a certain level Angry Birds Epic - The last few classes require you to buy them via their in-app currency, which you can get up to 35 a week if you log in every day and link it to facebook. The last 2 classes cost 275 coins. If you don't want to wait the 2 months for each class, you can buy coins. The cost for each class? about $13. Thats not including those other "bonuses" you can also buy with those coins. 2 freemium games I think are great: One Finger Death Punch - easy to get the in app currency and really fun to play. Adds are easy to skip and only show up after a battle sometimes Into The Dead - minimal ads and fun to play. IAP isn't thrown in your face and you can easily grind through and earn things. One Free game I think I should throw out there is Ur-Quan Masters. This is a port of Star Control 2 that I used to play on my old 386 and 486 computer. This game was awesome for its time and still really great. Fun story and the space battles are still really fun! Also, there isn't ads or anything like that.

28. exran

Posts: 61; Member since: May 02, 2015

all of Klinker apps and Chris Lacey

29. TheRetroReplay

Posts: 256; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Dungeon Keeper Mobile and Clash of Clans or any game that requires in game money that gives you very little of and requires you to buy if you want to do anything in the game

30. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Almost everything in the Apple Store app...

31. flywurx

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 23, 2014

Games from GREE will suck your bone marrow dry

32. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Asphalt 8 fun until your cars start costing like 40k ea in season 4 or 5 then its crappy P2P Real Racing 3.....

33. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Nothing because I just download the APKs and install a paid app and I don't pay for in app purchases.

34. Krjal

Posts: 423; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

Rainy Mood. The app costs and is buggy as hell. Why would you pay ~$3usd iirc for something that doesn't even work properly and is free on the website? I got a refund for that pos straight away.

36. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

I think Monument Valley is overpriced considering you get just around an hour of gameplay.

37. vedraj

Posts: 77; Member since: Oct 04, 2013

Temple Run

39. Odeira

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

Someone PLEASE tell me why Chris Lacy decided to release Action Launcher 3 as a Free app, when nearly every imaginable feature, and I mean (nearly) EVERY IMAGINABLE FEATURE, even something as ridiculously trivial as RENAMING FOLDERS COSTS 5 DOLLARS?!

42. Tompoesthebanker

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 19, 2015

Tap4fun (spartan wars) is the undisputed king of EXTORTION! I know, am a banker
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