Apple dubs Rayman Jungle Run its 2012 iPhone Game of the Year

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Apple dubs Rayman Jungle Run its 2012 iPhone Game of the Year

If you're planning to release a game on the App Store this month, we have some bad news for you: Apple has already released its picks for Game of the Year.

The Pocket Gamer Gold Award-winning Rayman Jungle Run took the top prize for the iPhone, while Letterpress, also a Gold Award winner, took the runner-up spot.

It's difficult for other games to get a leg up on Rayman Jungle Run thanks to its gorgeous graphics and challenging gameplay, so its win as Apple's Game of the Year is certainly well-earned.

And the iPad GotY goes to…

On the iPad side of the coin, the top two titles were both once again Pocket Gamer Gold Award winners.

The ominous puzzle game The Room won everlasting glory as Apple's 2012 Game of the Year, beating out Waking Mars which came in as the runner-up.

It's no surprise to see The Room take top honours from Apple, as few games have been able to match its eerie atmosphere and immersive gameplay.

All four of these are great suggestions if you're looking for a new game to play over the holidays. If you'd like a few more recommendations, check back soon to see our picks for the Top 10 Games of the Year.