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Best iOS Games

Planted 02021-03-19

The best games and the best games to play on repeat.

I was a part of the first generation to grow up from a young age with iPhones, I got my first iPhone, the iPhone 5, sometime early-on in middle school.

As such, I was really into finding and downloading interesting games. For the sake of ordering, I’ve made two sections, the first, Hands Down the Best Games, is the games that I would consider to be the best games, but I don’t return too that often, if ever, after finishing them

Hands Down the Best Games

1. Blackbox

Link to Blackbox

Ryan McLeod created an absolute puzzle gem with this.

Price: free

2. Sometimes You Die

Link to Sometimes You Die

In a game, you die.
And imply that it has no effect on you.
You feel invincible in the realm behind the screen.

This one is different.
In this game, you have to die.

Phillip Stoyenmayer created an incredible story. Other non-story games of his include Okay?, Zip Zap, Get Hi, supertype, and Burger/Bacon/Pancake.

Price: $1.99

3. Monument Valley

Link to Monument Valley

Monument Valley, published by ustwo Games.

  • and Monument Valley 2

Price: $3.99

4. Dark Echo

Link to Dark Echo

Dark Echo is published by RAC7.

Price: $1.99

5. Goat Simulator

Link to Goat Simulator

Goat Simulator is a small, broken and stupid game.

And that’s what makes it so amazing.

Goat Simulator and subsequent Goat Simulator games are published by Coffee Stain Studios.

Price: $2.99

6. Ridiculous Fishing

Link to Ridiculous Fishing

Developed by Vlambeer.

Price: $2.99

Shadowfight 2

Link to Shadowfight 2

Developed by Nekki.

Price: Free (or $4.99 for the special edition with no ads and no energy)

I Am Bread

The Best Games to Play on Repeat

1. PAKO - Car Chase Simulator

Link to PAKO

Pako seems to have faded into obscurity, I’m not sure if it ever hit mainstream, but it’s always the first game I return to. The driving mechanics are just right. I do wish it was more open, the android version lets you choose what car you use on each map.

There are other versions, PAKO Forever is free and PAKO2 is paid, but for me, neither touch PAKO.

Developed by Tree Men Games, and another game is Heli 100.

Price: $1.99

2. Polytopia

Link to Polytopia

Honestly, this is the game I’ve probably dropped the most hours into and would be #1 if I wasn’t so burnt out that I can only play so much now.

Developed by Midjiwan.

Price: Free

3. Drop7

Link to Drop7

Like Tetris but in the 21st century.

Price: free

4. SuperHexagon

Link to SuperHexagon

Someday I’ll beat the final level.

Developed by Terry Cavanagh, developer of Don’t Look Back, VVVVVV, and more.

Price: $2.99

5. Okay?

Link to Okay?

Another game by Phillip Stoyenmayer, developer of Sometimes You Die and other games like Zip Zap, Get Hi, supertype, and Burger/Bacon/Pancake.

Price: Free

6. Getting Over It

Link to Getting Over It

The most frustrating game.

Developed by Bennett Foddy, developer of QWOP, GIRP, CLOP, FLOP, and more frustrating games.

Price: $4.99

7. True Skate

Link to True Skate

Developed by True Axis, developers of Jet Car Stunts and more.

Price: $1.99

8. Death Road to Canada (DR2C)

Link to DR2C

Developed by Rocketcat Games.

Price: $14.99

Organ Trail

Link to Organ Trail

Subway Surfers

Bike Race

Jetpack Joyride

Zombieville USA, USA 2

Link to Zombieville USA 2

Backflip Madness

Link to Backflip Madness

Games that were originally flash games

Bloons Tower Defense (BTD)

Earn to Die

SAS 1,2,3,4

Games that are no more

Electronic Super Joy: Groove City

Electronic Super Joy is an electronic action experience by Michael Todd (see also), featuring music by Envy.

Evidence this game even ever existed on iOS can be found from YouTube Gameplay, and game reviews.