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First person mutant shooter tops iPad charts

Rage, a first person shooter set in a post-apocalyptic world, was the most downloaded free application for the iPad over the past week in countries throughout Europe and Japan. The game casts players as contestants on a violent game show in a post-apocalyptic world where they must fight against hungry mutants in order to survive and win. Rage and other top free iPad applications by country* for the week, by number of downloads, recorded on August 22 can be found below.  

01. USA 
Extreme Road Trip (games) 
Players of this racing game with a difference have to travel the furthest possible distance with a limited amount of fuel, increasing the distance they can cover by pulling off a variety of stunts. 

02. UK
FilmOn Live TV - HDI Anytime, Anywhere Everywhere!
This video streaming application gives users access to a wide variety of live television broadcasts from a number of channels including Fashion TV and BBC News.

03. France
Rage HD
This first person shooter for the iPad pits players against flesh-eating mutants in a battle to the death as a contestant on a post-apocalyptic game show.

04. Canada
Skype for iPad
 (social networking)
This iPad application gives users access to free and low-cost international and national calls over the Skype network.

05. Japan
Rage HD
See ‘Rage HD'

06. Australia
Mr. Giggle HD Lite
This block-based puzzle game challenges users to match up squares of the same color in the fastest time possible; players are also awarded bonus points by matching as many blocks as possible in one move.

07. Germany
Rage HD
See 'Rage HD'.

08. China
? ??? HD (entertainment)
This application, which roughly translates as, ‘QQ Games Hall,' is a gaming and entertainment platform from Chinese instant messaging service QQ. The application allows users to download and play games from the QQ apps store either on their own or with their friends over the internet.

09. Italy
Rage HD
See 'Rage HD'.

10. Korea
??? ?? HD (Fly Bird HD) (entertainment)
This entertainment application, translating as 'Fly Bird' in English, challenges players to use one set of birds to ‘knock' another set off their branches in order to 'drive them out of the orchard'. Players can play against the computer or each other over an internet connection.  

*The countries listed are those markets in which the most iOS devices have been sold worldwide. The list of top ten countries is based on Admob's April 2010 estimate of the worldwide iOS User Distribution.  

** Due to regulations on application classification there is no 'games' category in the Korean iTunes store.