There are a lot of apps available for iPhone and iPad, but these devices are also great when it comes to playing games. Whether you are a longtime iOS user or someone who just got their first Apple device, we have put together a list of the best games that you must try on iPhone, iPad, and even Apple TV.
One thing to keep in mind is that there are two ways to download games on iOS. In addition to the titles available in the App Store, there is also the Apple Arcade catalog – Apple’s subscription service that offers many ad-free games without in-app purchases. In this article, we have selected the games that are available in both the App Store and Apple Arcade.
It should be noted that the Apple Arcade subscription costs $4.99 per month and is also included in the Apple One bundle. However, new customers can try it for free for 30 days.
Super Impossible Road
Super Impossible Road is a racing game, but instead of controlling a car, you control a futuristic ball. With really challenging levels, the game requires you to complete a series of tasks such as reach the end first, jump the gates, and pass the checkpoints. You can play the career mode or play online with up to eight players.
Super Impossible Road is part of the Apple Arcade subscription. You can download it on iPhone, iPad and Apple TV.
Sayonara Wild Hearts
Sayonara Wild Hearts is described as a “pop album video game”. This is because each level of the game is based on a different song, and you must ride motorbikes, ride skateboards, and even compete in dance battles to advance in the story. The game has original pop music and cool visual effects.
Sayonara Wild Hearts is available as part of an Apple Arcade subscription. You can download it on iPhone, iPad and Apple TV.
Monument Valley 2
Monument Valley 2 is the sequel to the classic and very popular puzzle game. The indie game had its levels based on the work of Dutch artist MC Escher and they are very impressive, while keeping them minimalistic. The character Princess Ida needs to move across the landscape designed with optical illusions to confuse the player.
Monument Valley 2 is available on the App Store for $3.99. However, the game also has a version available to Apple Arcade subscribers. The game is compatible with iPhone and iPad.
Heaven: Children of Light
Sky: Children of the Light is an open world adventure game where players can explore and even fly through different worlds. Each world has unique interactions, and the player must find “souls” to unlock items such as capes, emotes, and more. The soundtrack of the game is very relaxing, and the graphics are also amazing.
Sky: Children of the Light is available for free on the App Store. However, the game contains content that is unlockable through in-app purchases. You can download it on iPhone and iPad.
If you are looking for a console-level game to play on your Apple devices, then NBA 2K23 is an option that you must try. The latest installment in the popular NBA 2K basketball game franchise allows you to complete challenges and earn points to see who is the better shooter, shooter, playmaker or defender. You can also choose some NBA legends to play with, such as Michael Jordan, Shaquille O’Neal, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
NBA 2K23 is available as part of an Apple Arcade subscription. You can download it on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and Mac.
From the same developers of the popular mobile game Mini Metro, Mini Motorways challenges you to build the roads of an entire city. The player needs to connect buildings to houses and avoid traffic jams. You can even use bridges, traffic lights, roundabouts, and highways to get the traffic flowing. The game is definitely a great pastime for long trips.
Mini Motorways is available as part of an Apple Arcade subscription. You can download it on iPhone, iPad and Apple TV. There is also Mini Metro, which has similar gameplay and is available on the App Store for $3.99.
Asphalt 9: Legends
Asphalt 9: Legends is another game in the popular Asphalt racing game franchise. This arcade racing game offers different racing modes, dozens of licensed cars, customization options, and multiplayer mode so that you can compete with other people. The game has amazing graphics and is updated regularly with new challenges.
Asphalt 9: Legends is available on the App Store for free. However, the game contains content that is unlockable through in-app purchases. You can download it on iPhone and iPad. The Mac version is also available on the Mac App Store.
Hexaflip is one of those games that you can play quickly without commitment, even though it can be very addictive. It is an action puzzle game in which you need to “navigate through hexa mazes full of deadly obstacles”. This includes things like hammers, nails, and lasers. More than that, you also need to take the right path to collect the orbits and reach the end of each level.
Hexaflip is available as part of an Apple Arcade subscription. You can download it on iPhone, iPad and Apple TV.
Hit the island
Hit The Island is inspired by the classic game of Pong. However, this time the goal is to hit Dynamic Island on the iPhone 14 Pro with balls to score points. During the gameplay, more balls appear at the same time on the screen, and it gets faster. But if you don’t have an iPhone 14 Pro, don’t worry. The game also has a mode for iPhones with a notch.
Hit The Island is available for free on the App Store. However, the game contains content that is unlockable through in-app purchases. In addition to the iPhone version, it also has an Apple Watch version.
Are there any other games you love that aren’t on the list? Let us know in the comments section below.
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