Since the first release of the iPhone in 2007, casual and pro gamers alike continue to rank what’s in and what’s not in the iOS gaming platform. If you’re looking for the same thing, here are the ten best iPhone games out there. Download and enjoy:
1. Angry Birds
Release Date: December 10, 2009
If a bunch of pigs stole something important to you, you’d probably be pretty angry too. Angry Birds have been a mainstay in nearly everybody’s iPhone since its release. If you haven’t played this yet, you’re pretty much behind the times. Powered by a slingshot, you control where the birds are going to ultimately crush the structures and wreak havoc on the side of the pigs. Different levels of difficulty offer everyone hours of gameplay for only less than a dollar.
2. Plants vs. Zombies
Release Date: February 14, 2010
And in all the zombie apocalypse games, apparently locked-and-loaded plants are the most effective. PopCap brought the world-famous Plants vs. Zombies from computers to iPhones. The idea is to stop the assault of zombies from reaching the house (and eating your brains!) by strategically placing plants with different ammo within the area. Challenging levels, mini-games, and an endless mode guarantees a survival game like no other.
3. Fruit Ninja
Developer: Halfbrick Studios
Released Date: April 21, 2010
Imagine a swash-buckling game, except this time you’re cutting fruits in half. Fruit Ninja gives you three modes—Classic, Arcade, and Zen—that will allow you to go berserk against watermelons, apples, lemons, and what-have-you. Although every mode is the same, it continuously poses a challenge to create combo points by slicing three or more fruits simultaneously and avoiding those pesky bombs.
4. Words With Friends
Release Date: July 19, 2009
Words with Friends is an online word game that closely resembles that board game you and your friends play with on a boring Sunday afternoon. Although each game can only be played by two players, you can juggle up to 20 games simultaneously. This game warns you through push notifications if the other player has already completed his/her turn. Words with Friends is actually a free game, but if you want to get rid of those annoying ads, you can purchase it at a reasonable price.
5. Tiny Wings
Developer: Andreas Illiger
Release Date: February 18, 2011
This game is simple yet very addicting. Your goal is to help the bird, whose wings are too small to fly, to go over one hill after the other. Tap and hold the screen to make the bird descend; let go to make it ascend. The key is to create a rhythm that would help the bird avoid the hills.
6. Dead Space
Developer: Iron Monkey Studios
Release Date: January 24, 2011
So you think the iPhone is just for cute, chibi characters? Think again. Iron Monkey Studios developed Dead Space for iPhone, which carries a different story from its console counterparts. This is not for the faint of heart. Fight off an onslaught of necromorphs coming at you, with this game’s outstanding graphics and hair-raising audio.
7. Cut the Rope
Release Date: October 4, 2010
Who says physics is boring? With Cut the Rope, every player’s objective is to deliver the candy, tied with ropes, into the mouth of that cute little green monster called “Om Nom.” Cutting down the ropes is the key. You have to time it perfectly to avoid obstacles, pick up the three stars, and feed Om Nom.
8. Civilization: Revolution
Developer: 2K Games
Release Date: August 10, 2009
Witness how a civilization develops from the Stone Age to the modern era. If you are a fan of turn-based strategy games, Civilization: Revolution is for you. Engage in politics, diplomacy, or wage war with the various leaders throughout history. Lead your nation into becoming one of the most powerful empires in the world.
9. Chaos Rings
Release Date: April 19, 2010
This is how RPG should be in mobile gaming. With 30 hours of content, 3D graphics, and impressive game play, Chaos Rings continues to be one of the best RPGs in the iOS. Media.Vision, in partnership with Square Enix (the genius behind the Final Fantasy series), developed a game that follows the story of teams fighting to the death to achieve their goal.
Developer: Hemisphere Games
Release Date: August 4, 2010
With Osmos, you propel a single-celled organism called “Mote” into other motes, in order to gain size and power. It’s not as easy as it sounds, because players need to avoid colliding with other motes that are larger than they are. Your mote can move by ejecting mass, which will also shrink its size. Osmos is one of the best intuitive-based iPhone apps.
The App Store offers innumerable games. From RPG to 2D platform, take your pick and indulge your gaming addiction with the best iPhone Games available on the market.