23 great iPhone games you can download right now

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PlayStation and Xbox consoles are harder to buy now than ever beforeBut who needs them? After all, you carry a gaming machine with you in your pocket wherever you go. The iOS ecosystem is home to great games you can play, many of which are optimized for your iPhone. In fact, there are so many games out there that cutting them all out can be overwhelming. What should you skip and what should you play?

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This is a list of 23 titles that are worth your time. There’s a huge variety of games to play on your iPhone or iPad (check out Here’s a list of games that work particularly well on the iPad), which means there is something for everyone. There are games that give you a deeper feel of role-playing and there are games to try and play for two minutes at a time – plus everything in between.


Price: $3


Florence is a game that is so good that it has been ported to other platforms – such as Windows, macOS, and Switch. You can say something similar about some of the other games designed for iOS. It’s a play that follows 25-year-old Florence Yeoh as she falls in love with a cellist named Krish. The gameplay takes the form of minigames that advance the story and in total it will take about 40 minutes to finish. But it’s 40 minutes you won’t soon forget.

call of duty mobile

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Price: Free

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The latest to hit consoles is Call of Duty World War 2-Era Vanguard, but you don’t have to spend $60 to play Call of Duty. The free-to-play mobile title obviously isn’t as tempting technically as its console brethren, but it does get a lot out of your mobile’s hardware. More importantly, it plays surprisingly well. It features popular maps from previous Call of Duty games, and has a control scheme that makes it a lot less awkward than you’d expect on your phone.

Tetris Beat

Price: Apple Arcade Subscription ($5 per month)


You already know whether or not you like Tetris Beat, because it is, among other things, Tetris. As you can tell from the name, it integrates music into the classic puzzle game, with three modes all designed to play Tetris with a beat. Tetris Beat is a great addition to any home screen because it’s easy to pick up and play – and you don’t need to return every day if you don’t feel like it.

Slave Camp

Price: $3


In Slavery Camp, you play the villain in a series of slasher movies and you need to hit all the teen mentors at Summer Camp. The graphics are voxel-based, which keeps the gore-fest amusingly cartoony and every detail has been lovingly thought out – from the “rewind” option to the ones you leave in your wake when you fall on shattered bones. . Some levels have limits or special features (like fire) to help dispatch your victims (and provide dangers that you need to avoid yourself) and you can also earn coins to unlock special kills. can earn. For such a blood-thirsty base, it’s an utter delight.


Price: Free


You just can’t go much further in gaming without discovering Battle Royale and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, better known as PUBG, was the game that kicked off the trend. It has since eclipsed in popularity. fortnite — which is Notoriously Unavailable on iOS and Android — But reliably good times remain. One hundred people are dropped into a field, the last one standing is the winner. Enjoy your Chicken Dinner!


Price: Apple Arcade Subscription ($5 per month)


After three long years, Fantasia is finally on the way.

Fantasy hit Apple Arcade with a huge amount of hype, the bulk of it being written by Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi. Released in two parts – first in April, second in August – it is a fully featured JRPG. It will take you over 40 hours to complete, during which you will kill many animals and visit many beautifully designed environments. In fact, the art style is something special: The team created over 100 dioramas and scanned them to create pre-rendered backgrounds. It’s worth downloading just to watch, if nothing else.


Price: Free


Meanwhile, with Untitled Goose Game and The Falconer, our avian friends are really enjoying some time in the sun. Clusterduck is a funny game: it’s about hatching duck eggs. The more eggs that hatch, the more mutations there are, the more chaos ensues. This is quirky, silly fun.

hyper light drifter

Price: $5


One thing you’ll ask yourself when playing through Hyper Light Drifter: What’s going on? It’s a game that you enjoy giving you almost nothing to work with, forcing you to figure everything out on your own. That is, the story and gameplay too. But those who manage to hang in there will be rewarded with a beautifully atmospheric adventure, animated by the pixelated ’80s anime art style.

rolling sky 2

Price: Free


Published in 2019, Rolling Sky 2 is a return to the mobile games developed over a decade ago. It’s a runner game, which means the character on the screen is always moving and it’s your job to guide them through dangerous obstacles and traps. The mechanics are simple—just move your finger from side to side—but there’s no onscreen flourish. Rolling Sky 2 integrates music and a beautiful art style to make even this simple experience satisfying.

out there

Price: $1


Out is a game about survival and strategy, carefully managing your resources as you travel to the stars. It is also a story of ultimate, lonely separation. It tells the story of an astronaut who awakens from cryosleep and finds that he is no longer in orbit around the Jovian moon Ganymede – in fact, he is not even in the Solar System. He has no idea where he is and only has incredible alien technology as a guide home. You have to maneuver carefully in dangerous situations and manage resources as you navigate the stars – because when your astronaut dies, it’s game over. And all the time, you have no way of knowing whether or not what you want is actually the way home.

mini motorway

Price: Apple Arcade Subscription ($5 per month)

mini motorway

Finally, a game for all the kids who grew up to dream of becoming a traffic engineer. Mini Motorways is a strategy puzzle game that’s all about creating the best road layouts for growing cities. If building homes that connect buildings to buildings doesn’t sound like your idea of ​​entertainment, then the captivating visuals and scores of Mini Motorways will absolutely win you over.

Her Story

Price: $4


Her Story is a game about a video search engine. Well, that and a murder. A woman’s husband was murdered and is a suspect. Your job is to scrutinize the video footage of the police interrogation of the said woman. You do this by typing the words into a search engine and watching the video that pops up — which will give you more clues and in turn lead to more searches. Basic gameplay, but incredibly creative storytelling: his story has won several awards, including the name GameSpot’s Game of the Month in June 2015,

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

Price: Free


Animal Crossing was always big, but last year’s New Horizons boosted the franchise into a new stratosphere of popularity. If you want to play Animal Crossing but don’t have a Switch, note that Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is still very viable despite being released in 2017. It’s a smaller-scale experience than New Horizons, as you’d build a campsite instead of an entire island, but it’s full of the same charm that made Animal Crossing a titan.

Alto’s Odyssey

Price: $5


Alto’s Odyssey is a follow-up game to Alto’s Adventure. The two are very similar: they are endless runners, rather than a downhill boarding run. Odyssey takes place in the desert, so you’re sandboarding, while Adventure has alto snowboarding. Most importantly, both have an engaging, memorable visual style. This is a great game to download for easy pick-up-and-play sessions.

helix jump

Price: Free


Helix Jump by Voodoo is a tactile puzzle game that is incredibly deceptive in its simplicity. The goal is to bounce a ball down the maze by strategically falling through the cracks in each level without falling on a red zone. Sounds easy, doesn’t it? not so fast. Along with the fun frustration that comes with tap and drag games like Flappy Bird and many others, Helix Jump will have you screaming at the screen, then back for “just one more”. The haptic feedback when the ball bounces is also a nice touch.


Price: Free


A group of friends hanging out on the beach gets worse when the teenagers accidentally open a ghostly crack. Soon the group is fighting for survival, struggling with the times and doubting whether everyone is really who they say they are. Oxenfree calls itself a “supernatural teen thriller” but deftly avoids tropes and clichés, providing depth to the characters and a compelling, terrifying plot. It’s a quick game that you can play in one sitting, but it has multiple endings so you can always go back.

a commonly lost phone


Price: $2

Like many of the games on this list, Lost Phone is about a narrative in general. Moreso than the other entries here though, it’s really a matter of “the less you know the better”. You need to know two things: First, it’s a game about searching for a phone and collecting information about its owner. Second, it’s absolutely worth the download.

What are the remains of Edith Finch

Price: $5

What is Edith-Finch

What are the remains of Edith Finch rules, Through a series of minigames, it tells about the history of the Finch family and the alleged curse that led to its downfall. It will take about two hours to defeat you…

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