iMore has posted an article listing their selection of best iPhone/iPod touch games in 8 different categories: strategy, shooter, sports, casual, physics, action, role-playing, and racing. Most of the games also have a version for the iPad. The article highlights three top games in each category.
One of my all-time fav games ever, Galaxy on Fire 2™ HD, is on sale for a limited time at 50% off ($4.99). This game is a smorgasbord of awesome 3D space action and adventure for iPad and iPhone! You can spend hours just trading and exploring/hopping from world to world, building your own home grown weapons, and upgrading your ship. Sometimes, for kicks I turn guns on a friendly, become a space pirate and see how long I can survive! Of course, you can also immerse yourself fully in the storyline and play along with the main game objectives. Whichever way you go, it's just good old-fashioned fun and it's now half priced! More info follows the break...
The FantasyxRunners app puts a new and exciting twist on the popular ‘running’ type of app. Like other runner apps the game is played with your character running across the screen and either avoiding or killing enemies and jumping over pits and other obstacles. While running through the different levels you collect rubies by running over them or collecting them from enemies which you kill. When running you can’t stop or turn around so you have to have quick reflexes to collect all the possible rubies.
Games with some focus on collectible items are great at satisfying my compulsive side, and those that incorporate some sort of combat make for an awesome stress reliever. MonTowers has both fronts covered.
Paper Monsters is certainly one of the best platformers for iPad/iPhone I have experienced, and got it for the limited free app a day price, but it's only back up to 99 pennies today, so definitely still a steal. Everything about the game is great. Engaging levels, superior graphics, easy control, and catchy music. The overall mood is so cheerful, and uplifting, can't help but smile when you play, and the interesting backgrounds, obstacles and scenes make it that much more fun to keep playing. Grab Paper Monsters from Crescent Moon Games here, or read on for the rest of the review including a short YouTube demo video. Also, in retro gaming news, Activision dropped several of their games to the 99 cent level this weekend, so grabbed Crash Bandicoot this week too...
Let’s get one thing straight right off the bat – if you don’t have much patience, don’t play this game. For every level you breeze through (which won’t be many) there are several that will cause you to tear your hair out. Granted you could do just enough to simply pass each level, but if you’re one of those types that like to go for the gold in every game be prepared to spend a considerable amount of time on some of these boards. Okay, that’s it for the disclaimer.
If you know games, you know Unreal Engine is the head of the pack for 3D graphics. If you didn’t know that, well, now you do. And it’s part of the genius recipe behind Oozoo’s new entry: Brandnew Boy. The game offers up great graphics that run smoothly, but it’s got a whole lot more on the menu as well.
The dream is a children's story about the main character named Ahmad and his adventure. The book can be either read by kids, or the app will read it to the children making it a fun app for kids from about age two through twelve. In addition to the story this app includes a 'fact find' section where you can tap on highlighted words while reading the story to learn some fun facts such as what different words mean. There is also a 'happy bazzar' which is a place to find related apps quickly and easily. There are several related apps to choose from and with a quick tap you'll be taken right to the app store.
It’s the same old story – alien ship gets hit, and despite their always advanced technology they end up helplessly careening into the earth. Much like another physics puzzler called Marbians you end up in a suburban home and find out that humans are much bigger than you are. You must find all your friends and ultimately flee your gigantic surroundings. The atmosphere is cute but the levels can be quite challenging, so feel free to take the game for a spin even if you are a “macho” adult. So far I haven’t been disappointed.
When searching for the best iPhone games, you can get lost in companies propaganda. Articles likeTop Ten FavoriteiPhone Games, can help to alleviate the stress. The following snippets from articles can help you to decide what kind of game is better suited for you.
"Stinger Games' newly launchedStinger FoosballLeaguetakes a game that's already a step removed from reality into a truly virtual environment - topping as one of the best iPhone games. Foosball, of course, is the table version of football or soccer. With Stinger Foosball League, the field that was crammed into a table in a pub is now in your iOS device. The premise sounds okay, but the execution is way cooler than it sounds. That's because Stinger Foosball League is actually, well, cooler than actual foosball. First of all, the 3D graphics and game physics are right on, putting this game at the forefront of console-style graphics on iOS. Second of all, the view when playing real life foosball is… usually not that awesome. I'm sure there are people with foosball tables that are tricked out, but for most of us, they're usually a dingy affair. But Stinger Foosball League hasn't been sitting in your uncle's basement for the past forty years. Kick-ass flying cameras show off how much action there really is in a game known for being low-tech. And just to make it even more trippy, the ball leaves behind a golden light tail, kind of a comet-effect."
"The Universe ofSPIRIT FORCEwas inspired from the Japanese Samurai-era. Discover an epic story giving you a social experience where players fight with monsters and collect Spirit Cards in order to save the world. It places a core emphasis on player vs. player combat. The player begins his journey as a member of the SPIRIT FORCE. Battle with other players or clear the mission to get great treasure and rare card. Use crafting skills with the collected treasures in order to summon new Spirits. Players can team up with friends and cooperate each other to fight against boss, unlock new rewards and new stages. The most immersive and massively multiplayer online card game ever!"