One of the best things about the iPhone and iOS in general are their wide catalog of games.
In the App Store, the highest grossing apps are always games – and we are familiar with some of them over the years: from Plants vs Zombies to the so-bad-it-was-good phenomenon of Flappy Bird.
Currently, the App Store’s inventory does not lack games which can emulate a console experience or just kill time whenever you’re waiting in the dentist’s office. Let’s take a look at some coolest ones you can have on your handset:
(Note: this entry does not include bad, repetitive, and money-guzzling “freemium” games which are in my opinion big waste of time)
This game was ported from the Playstation 1 to the Playstation Portable. An iOS version was then made, much to the delight of its fans from the late 90s. Take the role of Ramza, the youngest son of the esteemed House Beoulve, who goes on a quest battling monsters, facing deceit in all directions, and in the process, saving all of Ivalice. This strategic, turn-based epic RPG is one of the best games on iPhone – install it and you won’t regret doing so.
Based on the comic book and award-winning TV show The Walking Dead, Telltale Game’s creation was touted as one of the best games of the year in 2012. Currently, both seasons 1 and 2 are on the App Store. Follow the story of Lee and Clementine as they traverse into the world of the undead. The story is pretty well-written and is sure to leave a lasting mark on you. It is one of the must have games on iPhone.
This game has insane, console-level graphics. You play the part of a hero who engages in epic battles against gargantuan humanoids and monsters until you reach the final boss. Though the game is insanely quick, it dishes out the best hack and slash gaming experience an iPhone user can ever experience. There are currently three installments in the series.
Arguably one of the best time-killing games on iPhone out there, Punch Quest is an arcade-style 2D game in a Mario-world like setting which allows you to punch the stuffing out of oversized monstrosities, wizards, and anything that crosses your path.
As its name suggests, this game is ridiculous…ly AWESOME. It was not picked by Apple as the 2013 Game of the Year for nothing. This game makes you cast a line and reel in fish. When you do, they start flying into the sky and somehow, the best course of action is to shoot them all down before they hit the ocean.
This app is a good way to keep up with your cravings for the next Star Wars movie slated to premiere at the end of the year. In this game, you can use the Force to fight evil, or join “The Pork Side” if you want to take a darker route.
This game lets you play as a defense attorney trying to find his way up in the world of crime and courtrooms. This game is one of the most popular series in the Nintendo DS, and having it on iOS is euphoric. If you like investigation style games and finding contradictions in witness’ testimonies, then this game is definitely for you.
As the best racing game on the iOS (hands-down), Asphalt looks like it was made for a console, not for a smart phone. That being said, this game allows you to defy gravity, speed through urban locations, weave through streets, and maul the sexy steel beasts of your opponents. It’s definitely a game both racing and non-racing fans should try out.
Another console port, Bastion was originally released on the XBox four years ago. Now, this action RPG is one of the highest-rated iOS games. It features stunning visuals, awesome gameplay elements, and a great story.
One of the best tower defense games on iPhone, Fieldrunners lets you build devastating weapons to try and stop foes from entering a protected area on the map. It’s quite old now, but its gameplay is timeless and is definitely one of the best all-time in the iOS.