10 Best iOS Games in 2018
Apple’s iOS mobile platform has been around for more than 10 years and has earned its name in quality and excellence. Indeed, iOS is perhaps the most popular platform for developers, with many cross-platform apps and games coming out for iOS before any other platform. iOS is also popular with gamers, thanks to a superior blend of hardware and software that enables hard-hitting and resource-intensive games to play smoothly.
Since Apple’s iOS does not go out to a variety of devices and hardware types, developers can focus on the graphics and other resource-intensive aspects without having to worry about catering to mid-range or budget devices. The result is high-performance titles that will keep you thoroughly entertained whether you’re at your home or on the commute. There are hundreds of thousands of gaming titles to choose from the iOS app store.
Having said that, let’s take a look at our picks for this year’s best titles. Here is a list of, in our opinion, the 10 best iOS games in 2018. Enjoy!
1. Asphalt 9
Asphalt, the well-known name in the racing genre, is back this year with the new Asphalt 9: Legends title. Everything from the graphics to the car details to the racing experience are unique and fun. The new title includes many new tracks with stunning sceneries, not to the mention the latest cars from Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini and more.
2. Final Fantasy XV
The popular console RGP has a great new mobile edition that will have you hooked for hours. Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition is mobile-friendly, yet it retains the core experience from the console epic. The gameplay is great and the story is very interesting. You can play the first chapter of this episodic game for free. The rest can be purchased through in-app purchases.
3. Alto’s Odyssey
The sequel to the popular title, Alto’s Adventure, is just as much fun. Alto’s Odyssey captures all the original charm while adding new elements to the game. Move through the scenes from desert dunes to snowy landscapes, pull off tricks to avoid hazards, collect coins and explore new environments. This game can be a lot of fun without needing a lot of brain work.
4. The Battle of Polytopia
This is a fun little turn-based strategy game that is all about ruling the world. Fight evil tribes, discover new lands and learn new technologies. This game lets you compete with your friends online, and has a global leaderboard you can compete in. The maps are auto-generated, which makes each game a unique experience.
Oddmar is a very fun, Viking-themed platform game revolving around the character Oddmar whom you navigate through Nordic lands on different adventures. “Oddmar struggles with life in his village and is not worthy of a place in Valhalla. He is shunned by his fellow Vikings and must redeem himself of his squandered potential. One day he is offered an opportunity to prove himself, but at a price…” Oddmar is an epic Viking story animated as a motion comic that you’ll fall in love with.
6. Monument Valley 2
Monument Valley 2 is a puzzle-adventure game that takes a mother and her child on a quest. Navigate your ways through magical architecture and illusionary pathways, control multiple characters and solve puzzles in collaboration to advance through. This game builds upon its very popular 2014 edition (which also won Apple Games of the year award) and brings some unique elements into the mix.
If you are a trivia buff, then look no further. HQ is a very engaging trivia game that will allow you to show off how much you know while winning cash prizes at the same time. Live daily trivia contests give you a chance to win a daily cash price by answering 12 multiple choice questions correctly. The money payouts are real – not just an in-game currency you can’t do anything with.
8. The Walking Dead: A New Frontier
Telltale Games has scored another hit with this mobile extension of the well-known The Walking Dead franchise. The graphics and audio are just as compelling as the previous editions, but the gameplay has been improved significantly with an increased emphasis on character interactions. The decisions you make in the game will have emotional repercussions on your character, which adds a very unique dimension to the game which you will love.
9. Madden NFL Football
If you’re looking for a sports games, then Madden NFL Football by EA is one of the best options available out there. The game has a lot of modes, from League to Season modes where you can not only play the game but also be the manager of your team and guide it through to a Season win. A new mode, Longshot, allows you to control an individual player and guide him to NFL glory.
There are also weekend tournaments available where you can go against your rivals head-to-head. This should keep you interested in the game even during football off-seasons.
10. Injustice 2
The original Injustice game on the console had a mobile version which Injustice 2 builds upon. Injustice 2 for mobile holds its ground and introduces new gameplay elements such as new jumping and low attacks that generates a big focus on performing combos to allow your character to perform their signature super move.
The game comes with a lot of content; lengthy campaigns and stories will keep you immersed in the game for hours on end. The only downside, due to which we ranked this game low, is the expensive in-app purchases you have to make in order to unlock full game features and elements.
These were some of the best gaming titles available for iOS this year. They have been selected based on their graphics and performance, quality of storyline and their engaging factor, all coupled with the price they come at. If we missed out your favorite games, be sure to let us know in the comments section below! Have fun!