App Store Holiday Sales: Final Fantasy VII, Lara Croft GO, Notability and More

Appstore-HolidaysIn time for the holiday season, a number of paid apps and games for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch have been discounted on the App Store this week, including Alto's Adventure, Final Fantasy VII, Lara Croft GO, Launch Center Pro, PDF Expert 5, Scanner Pro, This War of Mine, Thomas Was Alone and more.

Apple's annual iTunes Connect winter shutdown takes place between December 22 and December 29, during which time the following features are unavailable: new app submissions, app updates, in-app purchase submissions and TestFlight submissions for external testing. All other features, and access to iTunes Connect, remain available.

Apps on Sale

- Agent A ($2.99 → 99¢)
- Alto's Adventure ($2.99 → 99¢)
- Aqueduct 101 ($1.99 → Free)
- Bastion ($4.99 → 99¢)
- Blek ($2.99 → 99¢)
- Broken Age ($4.99 → $2.99)
- Civilization Revolution 2 ($9.99 → $4.99)
- Clear ($4.99 → $1.99)
- Day One ($4.99 → 99¢)
- Deliveries ($4.99 → $2.99)
- Don't Starve: Pocket Edition ($4.99 → $2.99)
- Drafts 4 ($9.99 → $4.99)
- DuckTales: Remastered ($9.99 → 99¢)
- Fantastical 2 ($4.99 → $2.99)
- FlightTrack 5 ($4.99 → 99¢)
- FINAL FANTASY VI ($15.99 → $7.99)
- FINAL FANTASY VII ($15.99 → $10.99)
- Grim Fandango Remastered ($4.99 → $2.99)
- Heroes of Might & Magic III ($9.99 → $4.99)
- Hitman GO ($4.99 → 99¢)
- Hitman: Sniper ($2.99 → 99¢)
- I Am Bread ($4.99 → 99¢)
- Infinity Blade III ($6.99 → 99¢)
- Lara Croft GO ($4.99 → $1.99)
- Launch Center Pro ($4.99 → $1.99)
- Leo's Fortune ($4.99 → 99¢)
- Mines of Mars ($4.99 → $1.99)
- NBA 2K16 ($7.99 → $3.99)
- Notability ($5.99 → 99¢)
- Oceanhorn ($8.99 → $4.99)
- PDF Expert 5 ($9.99 → $4.99)
- Power Hover ($3.99 → $1.99)
- Procreate Pocket ($2.99 → 99¢)
- Rogue Star ($4.99 → 99¢)
- Scanner Pro ($2.99 → 99¢)
- Ski Safari 2 ($1.99 → 99¢)
- Splendor ($6.99 → 99¢)
- Tetrobot and Co. ($2.99 → 99¢)
- Tiny Guardians ($3.99 → 99¢)
- This War of Mine ($14.99 → $4.99)
- Thomas Was Alone ($4.99 → 99¢)
- Transistor ($9.99 → $2.99)
- Trick Shot ($1.99 → 99¢)
- Wizards and Wagons ($4.99 → $1.99)
- XCOM: Enemy Within ($9.99 → $4.99)
- Xenowerk ($1.99 → 99¢)

There are dozens of other iOS apps discounted for the holidays beyond those listed above. Keep track on our sister website AppShopper.

Top Rated Comments

hollersoft Avatar
72 months ago
oh phooey ..... And i paid $6.99 for Infinite Blade III :( i wanna refund.
How many hours of entertainment have you gotten for the $7 you paid?

(My point... apps are ridiculously underpriced in general. Even at regular prices, bang for the buck is off the charts for most apps, when you compare to, say, anything else in the real world :P )
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iLunar Avatar
72 months ago
Ducktales, a-woo-hoo! :D
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bushido Avatar
72 months ago
bring back 16 days of christmas :(
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Nausicaa Avatar
72 months ago
Wow, Notability with iPad Pro is SO good. The brush engine is incredible - such outstanding levels of control and lag free. A total bargain at $0.99.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
braddick Avatar
72 months ago
Very nice, honestly- most of these apps have been discounted many times before, some even at deeper discounts (while some have been offered for free).
Still, if missed the first time around (or, the second...) it's cool here is yet another opportunity.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
pdaholic Avatar
72 months ago
Which ones have been offered for free?
Only one of these apps has been cheaper than this sale, Oceanhorn was 3.99 once.

So, nope.
Appshopper will show you the price history of all apps. Select the app activity tab.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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