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2048 The Game app review: offering a variant of 2048 in Tetris-like environment



2048 The Game offers two types of games: Tetris and 2048. This 2048 game app combines the two in order to give players a much more challenging game. It offers familiar gameplay where numbered tiles fall from the top of the screen. You have to match and merge two similar numbers until you reach the final 2048 number. Developed by Vyacheslav Sidin, this game is compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

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2048 The Game


Play 2048 in Tetris Style

By now, everyone is familiar with the 2048 puzzle game. It's one of the most popular games on the App Store. Due to its popularity, it spawned several variations including the new app called 2048 The Game.

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2048 The Game is available as a free download on the App Store with no in-app purchase option. It is ad-supported so you have to expect some related game advertisements popping up on your screen from time to time.

When you load this 2048 puzzle app, you will be taken to its home screen where you can have access to the menu board. The game allows you to play 4x4 or 5x5 puzzle mode. When playing the 4x4 mode, your end goal is to reach 2048. In the 5x5 puzzle, the ultimate objective is 4096.

Tapping the Play button opens the main puzzle screen and the game immediately starts. You can control the falling tiles by swiping the screen in the desired direction. If you need to do other things but you don’t want to close the app, you can tap the Pause button to temporarily stop the game.

This app offers a special monster mode. In this mode, you have to match similar monster faces to get the high score.

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Best Features of 2048 The Game

2048 The Game offers two game variants: the 4x4 puzzle and the 5x5 puzzle. It also offers a special game called the Monster Mode. The app allows you to play any type of game variants.

This game offers familiar gameplay. It combines key elements of Tetris and 2048. Basically, you will play 2048 puzzle in a Tetris-like environment.

The app supports touch gestures to control the falling tiles. It allows you to tap-swipe the screen either to the left or right in order to control the direction of the tiles.

The game supports global leaderboards via the Game Center. It allows you to compete against other players from around the world. Your best score is automatically recorded by the app so you can compare it with the best scores of other players.

And lastly, the game allows you to customize the look of the screen and tiles. It offers five different color themes and customizable tile transparencies.

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2048 The Game


Pros and Cons


  • Offers two main game modes.
  • With special monster puzzle.
  • Offers custom options with color themes and transparent tiles.
  • Supports touch gestures.
  • Supports global leaderboards.
  • Allows you to temporarily stop the game.
  • Allows you to mute the game.


  • With pop-up ads.

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Final Thoughts

2048 The Game combines the gameplay of 2048 and Tetris. It offers two game modes and one monster game. It allows you to customize the board with extra color options and tile transparencies. It's an enjoyable variation of this modern classic niche.

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