If you’re a gamer, there is no better phone to buy than the iPhone. The iPhone 6/6S and iPhone 6/6S Plus brought bigger screens to iOS, but it’s the success of the App Store that makes the iPhone such a great platform for gaming. With well over a million apps available, the gaming options on iPhone are nearly limitless. But finding the best ones isn’t always easy.
In the sea of games for the iPhone, some are worth your 99 cents (or download time) and others are not. We’ve taken on the burden of sorting through the endless wave of titles to bring you some of our favorite iPhone games for everyone from the intense console gamer to the casual word puzzle enthusiast.
The Silent Age (Free)
When custodian Joe Average encounters a dying man, he finds himself in the midst of a time travel plot to save mankind. It’s an understated thriller with unique paper aesthetic.
Truly a genre of its own making, the short Botanicula has you work to save a tree from evil parasites as an ethereal, bug-like being. The clever puzzles and stellar music compliment the vivid visuals.
A terrific, touch-controlled platform game, Limbo is a stunning saga of a boy who wanders through a haunting industrial jungle. There’s no explanation, no dialogue, and no shortage of horrendous surprises.
Year Walk ($4)
This point-and-click exclusive combines Swedish folklore with a sleek minimal design. It’s terrifying and stylized beautifully, with a mature storyline sure to propel you through its short duration.
Walking Dead: The Game (Free)
Although set in the same universe as the blockbuster AMC show, Telltale’s title is more about characters, exploration, and quick-wit puzzles than mindlessly killing zombies with the closest boomstick.
Guide two very different brothers on an epic and emotional journey to save their father. This is beautiful storytelling married to compelling gameplay.
Can you catch 60’s super spy Ruby La Rouge? This is a stylish adventure, packed with puzzles, that never gets too challenging.