Do you own an iPhone? Or an iPad? Well, here’s a list of 10 console styled iOS games that you can enjoy on your device!
10. Fallout Shelter
This game was announced at E3 by Bethesda and though it looks much like many other games, its gameplay is very engaging and different. The players are given control of their own vault and they have to manage resources in check and ensure citizen happiness. In addition, attacks by enemies or monsters like giant cockroaches also need to be repelled. It is surely going to keep you busy until its bigger brother Fallout 4 is released for PC and consoles in November.
(Free, in-app purchases)
9. Asphalt 8: Airborne
Yes, another racing title. But this one is with a twist. It includes many ramps and arcade-like thrills to keep you excited and enable you to perform mind-blowing jumps and tricks over certain things. Asphalt 8 also has a variety of cars and tracks to choose from to give the player a number of exciting options. The controls are conventional phone racing game but the gameplay and looks certainly aren’t.
(Free, in-app purchases)
8. Deus Ex: The Fall
Deus Ex: The Fall is a first person action-stealth title like its console counter parts Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. The controls are innovative with options. For example, movement can be controlled by using left and right side of the screen as thumbsticks or by simply double tapping an area to move to it. The shooting also is a very satisfying experience with bullets leaving beautiful trails. You lock on to a target and then tap and hold to aim, then release to shoot. The graphics are simply brilliant whereas the sound quality could certainly have been bettet. All in all, a game well worth thh $7 it costs.
(Costs $7, in-app purchases)
7. Walking Dead: The Game (Season 1 & 2)
This is one of the two Telltale games in our top 10 and certainly deserves its place. It is very different from your average zombie game whose focus is mainly on stealth or gunfights. This game requires you to build relationships with other characters and all the major decisions have an impact on how the story unfolds. Such RPG genre is becoming the trademark of Telltale.
(Free, in-app purchases for additional episodes)
6. Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic
This game was originally released on Xbox in 2003 and is considered by many as the best Star Wars game to date. Its action RPG is set thousands of years before the events of the movies and has a lot in common with Mass Effect in terms of dialogue trees and morality system. The storyline and the environments are breathtaking. The controls are a little different though, with vertical and horizontal swipes used to control movement and combat. However, MFi controller is also supported for those who do not prefer touch controls.
5. Xcom: Enemy Within
Right in the middle of our top 10 is the RTS game XCOM: Enemy Within in which players have to fight off an alien invasion using strategy. The controls are very natural with pick and drag the rule for movement of soldiers. The graphics are very good and match the console and PC counterparts. Only the occasional glitch makes you realize that in fact, you are playing on a smaller device. In addition to strategy, the players also have to manage their inventory as there is only limited resources available at the player’s disposal.
(Costs $10, in-app purchases)
Price: $10 (no in-app purchases)
4. Real Racing 3
No gaming top 10 is complete without an EA game in it and this one certainly deserves its place. Real Racing 3 has the best graphics we have ever seen on a racing game with glossy cars and beautiful tracks and environments. The gameplay is also great giving the players an amazing track experience. The tilt based movement also is more responsive than its competitors in the market making the players feel more in control of their vehicle. In short, EA have done little wrong with this one. MFi controllers are also supported.
(Free, in-app purchases)
The developers of this game Cornfox & Brothers have developed this game almost certainly as a tribute to the Legend of Zelda and the brilliant Wind Waker. It is not a clone of a great series though, it has some originality but you can certainly feel some elements in there, for example you can even perform a sword spin attack. The visuals are somewhat similar to 3DS game The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between the Worlds ad the touch controls are simple and effective. The left side of the screen acts as a D-pad while the large button on the other side handles pretty much everything else.
(Costs $9, in-app purchases)
2. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Everyone who has ever played any GTA game has loved it. And San Andreas is considered by many to be the best of the bunch. Even with the recently released GTA V on consoles and PC, GTA: San Andreas still maintains its place amongst this classic series by Rockstar. We don’t think there is a need to explain the genre and the gameplay of this great game as almost everyone would have played it. Rockstar have certainly not cut down anything for their more mobile friendly version. Navigating the world with touch system is very intuitive but requires some getting used to. The graphics have lit up the retina displays and are very good. If you need to get in touch with the GTA series first, you should definitely give GTA III or GTA: Vice City a go because they are brilliant as well.
(Costs $5, no in-app purchases)
1. Game Of Thrones
Game of Thrones has made it a habit of coming first in everything it features in and if you like George RR Martin’s brainchild as much as we do, you will certainly love this game developed again by Telltale Games. As the previous entry, Game of Thrones is also a RPG game with choice based scenarios planning out the story in the fantasy universe. The players play as different members of House Forrester switching to and from different characters with interlinked story lines that have multiple possibilities depending on your choices. The graphics and environments are brilliant to watch and a treat for all GoT lovers. The game is episodic, meaning you play episode by episode. The only drawback, you can’t play as the Mother of Dragons. Sniff sniff.
(Costs $5, in-app purchases or additional episodes)