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Description

It’s time to go up against TV’s most iconic clock!

You may feel that you are good at crosswords and Sudoku, but the official Countdown App of Channel 4’s hit TV show is set to provide the ultimate mental challenge. Compete in all three Countdown disciplines: the letters round, the numbers round and the famous Countdown Conundrum.

Will you be able to generate a nine letter word and achieve the numbers round target before the clock runs down? Finally, with fingers on the buzzer you will need to hold your nerve and find the Conundrum word before your opponent.

• Enjoy the full Countdown experience
• Compete in all three disciplines:
- Ten letters rounds
- Four numbers rounds
- The Conundrum
• Features the Oxford Dictionary of English
• Play against the CPU (Easy, Normal, Hard or Expert)
• Brand new VS mode for 2 players (on the same device)
• Brand new quick play mode
• Achievements
• Leaderboards
• An almost infinite number of randomised challenges
• Detailed player statistics

Will you cave in under the pressure of the ticking Countdown clock?

What’s New

Version 1.2.1

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

- Dictionary improvements

We hope you like this update! If you do, please leave us a nice review, otherwise please let us know what we can do better: http://barnstormgames.helpshift.com/a/countdown/

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
1K Ratings

1K Ratings

Zartaxikan ,

Not written down

I am really enjoying the game but I agree with the reviewer who said the game needs a ‘not written down’ button or something when submitting found words. I often find words late, when there isn’t enough time to write them down. Please add this function. Only been playing the game for half a day so maybe I am not grasping the calculation process for the numbers either, but when solving the numbers during the TV show, I often make two separate calculations then synthesise them at the end, to reach a solution. Seems like the in-game calculation process does not allow for this method, which is annoying, unless I am missing something. These are my only gripes, otherwise the game is very enjoyable, thank you.

petefoxes ,

Great though dictionary needs work

I am practising for the show and this app is generally very good. I agree with some other review comments I’ve read:

- would be good to skip through the 30 seconds when you have the solution early
- inadvisable to use the numbers like a calculator to guesstimate
- a 'not written down’ function with, say, 3 seconds to type in would be realistic

My main query is with the dictionary though. It’s generally fairly accurate to the ODE (I am cross-checking with Lexico) but it allows US spellings and ‘closed forms’ which are sometimes a bit dodgy. This gives the Expert CPU a clear advantage as would-be contestants don’t want to be looking for words that won’t be allowed on the show.

Otherwise, it’s very good indeed, and true to the spirit of the show.

Joeyj0ey ,

Rigged

I played against expert level and used an official anagram dictionary solver online. The game doesn’t like it when you beat the higher levels. It lets the computer have the word “Sluggo” which it claimed was a singular word for “Sluggos” which apparently are some sort of men’s trunks?!? The dictionary used is a complete farce. May as well be able to use people’s names because it allows the computer to use the most nonsensical animal or personal names. I used the dictionary to make the word Lardass and apparently that isn’t in the dictionary?? Lol complete fix designed to help the computer win. The bot doesn't like losing. The CPU will struggle with words and only come up with 3/4 letter words like “Help” but always nail the numbers round with the most random of calculations. So the CPU is dreadful at English but an absolute maths genius. Absolute rip off and completely rigged to make the computer win. Rubbish

App Privacy

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Supports

  • Game Center

    Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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