Top 10 best-ever iPhone games
Time to kill? We’ve got the best Apple iOS games of all time.
No Angry Birds? It appears not. Angry Birds exploded mobile gaming to the masses, but there’s so much more to play than the now multi-themed, bird flinging game.
No matter if you’re into football, driving, addictive puzzles or old-school adventurers, modern iPhone and iPad gaming is every bit as fun and exciting as any console, PC or handheld system can offer.
1. Infinity Blade III
Time after time, Infinity Blade delivers a stunning console-beating fighting experience. It’s no wonder the series has won award after award. Combining a thrilling story into a full-on fighting game, moves Infinity Blade from just offering button-bashing, dumb combat to a full audio-visual treat that begs to be played.
Marrying adventure and combat with touch controls is never easy, but Horn manages to do just that, offering a stunning Zelda-like action/adventure with console-class visual and audio. It’s also huge and sprawling, sending you off into a beautifully imagined fantasy world.
3. Asphalt 8 Airborne
Gameloft has managed to take iPhone driving to the next level, well, airborne in fact. The eighth outing ups all the stakes in terms of excitement, speed, cards, tracks and more. Try over 40 cars, take to the air off huge ramps and race in multiplayer games in over 180 events.
4. Ridiculous Fishing
Look up addictive in the dictionary and you’ll see the icon for Ridiculous Fishing next to the entry. Winner of the Apple Design Award 2013, this hard to explain, hard to stop playing game has you trying to hook as many fish as possible and then blow them away. It manages time and reward perfectly. Hooking player for hours.
5. The Walking Dead
Truly a modern classic, The Walking Dead action/adventure oozes atmosphere, throwing you into the world of The Walking Dead. Make life and death decisions as you try to navigate your way through a world infested with zombies and your small rabble of survivors.
6. New Star Soccer
Live the life of an up-and-coming football super star. You have to train, work and play hard, on and off the pitch. Angling more at the management side of football games, you’ll have to look after your stars off the pitch and help put away the goals on the pitch.
Simply beautiful on every level from it’s fantastically narrated story to the sumptuous isometric graphics. This action/RPG transports you to another world, which of course needs your help saving itself from dark and sinister forces.
Tower defence games run a well-worn path, but king of them all is Fieldrunners. If you think you’ve mastered them all, you’ve met your match here. Countless hours of entertainment and replayable challenges with extended play thorough DLC maps (downloadable content).
Send help! We can’t stop playing Peggle! The ideal time-killer for a phone, Peggle should come with health warnings it’s so addictive. Fire balls into the array of lit pegs and put them all out. It sounds simple but it’s additively frustrating.
10. Monkey Island 2
A classic in every way. Monkey Island 2 was wowing PC owners back in 1991 with its clever play on the adventure genre, cool graphics, humour and fun storyline. Over 20 years on and it’s wowing iPhone users for all the same reasons.
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