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

- 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:

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
813 Ratings

813 Ratings

Joeyj0ey ,


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

BendaBoy ,

Great for practise

I’m also using this as practise for the real thing. It’s great for he word games - particularly as some words I assumed were in the OED are not. This is not fixed as some child suggested earlier (why on earth would it be? You don’t win anything!), just has a specific dictionary which is authentic to the show - although some words I do question! The numbers game I agree does calculations for you so makes it a little easier. Would be good to have a pause during the timer as well, an an interactive element so you can play with others online, but overall this is about as good as an app can get.

Sunny!!!!! ,

Fantastic Countdown App

Great game to play by yourself or with a friend/family member or colleague (shoutout Gary Mace). In comparison to the actual TV show, it's a really good effort right down to the sound of the cards being picked and turned and the theme tune and the iconic 30 second Countdown theme. Great game play options, 5 round and the full 12 round versions are here, practice mode for letters/numbers/conundrums are great for a quick countdown fix. You only pay for the game once and you get everything you expected and more, none of that annoying in app purchases nonsense. Thanks for making this game I love it.


Barnstorm Games Limited
290.3 MB

Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Frequent/Intense Profanity or Crude Humour


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