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Game Downloads Released in '05

Ball-matching games were big in 2005. Following the long-lasting success of Zuma Deluxe, companies were quick to rush their versions of the same game type to market. Luxor was the first game that really made it big by significantly changing the mechanic. The combination of catching powerups and shooting balls upwards really resonated well with the audience.

Match 3 games held strong, with a number of games moving away from the simple swap system. Titles like Magic Match and Big Kahuna Reef introduced new ways to fill the board. Other games like Rainbow Web re-imagined what the "board" really was. A few classic games did really well, most notably Jewel Quest, which introduced a new goal system.

We saw two new game types in 2005. The first, Mystery Case Files: Huntsville, caught players by surprise. It was a totally new game type, and many observers didn't think it would do that well at all. But, it sold like hotcakes and triggered a rush of similar games in early 2007.

Second, Fish Tycoon introduced the concept of "real-time" simulation in games. If you waited 24 hours between playing the game, 24 hours would pass in the game world. Last Day of Work followed up on their success with Virtual Villagers in 2006, but Fish Tycoon proved the concept could work.

Top Games from 2005:


JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJune
JulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
Bejeweled 2 Deluxe
Bejeweled 2 Deluxe Game New graphics and modes for Bejeweled!

Download Bejeweled 2 Deluxe
Jan 1st (Match-3 Game)

Zuma Deluxe
Zuma Deluxe Game One of the oldest and best marble-linking action games.

Download Zuma Deluxe
Apr 13th (Marble Popper Game)

Bookworm Deluxe
Bookworm Deluxe Game Feed Lex, the bookworm!

Download Bookworm Deluxe
Jan 1st (Word Game)

Insaniquarium! Deluxe
Insaniquarium! Deluxe Game The turbo-clicking, aquarium ecosystem adventure!

Download Insaniquarium! Deluxe
Jan 1st (Critter Game)

Diner Dash
Diner Dash Game The classic diner game!

Download Diner Dash
Jan 1st (Diner Game)

Family Feud
Family Feud Game Pit your family against the computer!

Download Family Feud
Aug 19th (Puzzle Game)

Fish Tycoon
Fish Tycoon Game Breed your fish for fun and profit.

Download Fish Tycoon
Nov 16th (Critter Game)

Mahjong Holidays II
Mahjong Holidays II Game Enjoy the holidays, mahjong style!

Download Mahjong Holidays II
Jan 1st (Mahjong Game)

Jewel Quest
Jewel Quest Game Go a jungle adventure, matching all the while.

Download Jewel Quest
Jun 1st (Match-3 Game)

Saints and Sinners Bingo
Saints and Sinners Bingo Game This game will have you in bingo heaven.

Download Saints and Sinners Bingo
Jan 1st (Card Game)

MahJong Quest
MahJong Quest Game Go on a journey of self discovery!

Download MahJong Quest
Jul 1st (Mahjong Game)

Mahjongg Variations
Mahjongg Variations Game 12 unique ways to play Mahjong!

Download Mahjongg Variations
Jan 1st (Mahjong Game)

Dora's Carnival Adventure
Dora's Carnival Adventure Game Learn and play with Dora!

Download Dora's Carnival Adventure
Sep 11th (Action Game)

Mahjongg USA
Mahjongg USA Game What it says on the tin; mahjong, USA style!

Download Mahjongg USA
Jan 1st (Mahjong Game)

Chuzzle Deluxe
Chuzzle Deluxe Game Push these little furballs around.

Download Chuzzle Deluxe
Jul 18th (Match-3 Game)

BVS Solitaire Collection
BVS Solitaire Collection Game I dare you to play each of the 387 versions of this game

Download BVS Solitaire Collection
Jan 1st (Solitare Game)

Mahjong Towers Eternity
Mahjong Towers Eternity Game Make your own levels and share them with friends!

Download Mahjong Towers Eternity
Jul 26th (Mahjong Game)

Law and Order Justice is Served
Law and Order Justice is Served Game Collect clues, make an arrest, make your case!

Download Law and Order Justice is Served
Dec 30th (Mystery Game)

Mystery Case Files: Huntsville
Mystery Case Files: Huntsville Game The original hidden object game!

Download Mystery Case Files: Huntsville
Nov 18th (Hidden Object Game)

Mahjong Halloween
Mahjong Halloween Game Creepy, crawly, and adorable.

Download Mahjong Halloween
Jan 1st (Mahjong Game)

Luxor Amun Rising
Luxor Amun Rising Game The puzzling adventure continues.

Download Luxor Amun Rising
Nov 20th (Marble Popper Game)

Magic Match
Magic Match Game What would Giggles do?

Download Magic Match
Nov 24th (Match-3 Game)

3D Magic Mahjongg
3D Magic Mahjongg Game Gorgeous 3D Mahjongg.

Download 3D Magic Mahjongg
Jun 13th (Mahjong Game)

AirStrike II
AirStrike II Game Fly your helicopter in this action game!

Download AirStrike II
Jan 1st (Shooter Game)

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