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Countdown - The Official TV Show App

By Barnstorm Games

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


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 in 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:


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Customer Reviews

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.

Just like the real thing

This is a great rendition of the tv show, the graphics are as good as they can be for this game and the sound is true the tv show too. The numbers round can be the difference of winning and losing, at home looking at the tv and solving it is something I can normally do, but when you have to do it on the screen it is a little harder and nerving 😯 I would recommend the purchase if you like the tv show, or word games in general...great job on the app.

Not bad but...

Not bad, a little long (though follows the format of the game) however the two player version takes far too long as there is no option for two people to play a connected game on two different devices at the same time and it’s pretty clunky.
Also there are lots of words that DO exist in the English Oxford dictionary that the game says aren’t words (and follow the rules) pretty annoying given that the whole point is that it’s a maths & spelling game!

Countdown - The Official TV Show App
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • £1.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.2.1
  • Size: 290 MB
  • Language: English
  • Developer:
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Frequent/Intense Profanity or Crude Humour

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

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