Just got an iPhone! What games should I get?

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#1  Edited By StarFoxA

I'm new to iOS, and I just got an iPhone for Christmas. So, what are the best iPhone games (free or paid)?

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#2  Edited By Andorski
  • Cut the Rope, Cut the Rope: Holiday Gift & Cut the Rope: Experiments
  • Infinity Blade 2
  • Game Dev Story
  • Groovecoaster
  • Real Racing 2
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#3  Edited By Ravenlight

You should get Drop It In The Toilet and Sorry That's Not Covered Under Warranty.

You might get some more robust responses at the tested.com forums. Those duders are all about mobile tech, games included.

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#4  Edited By strainedeyes
  • Cut the Rope
  • Angry Birds
  • Tiny Wings
  • Flight Control
  • Fruit Ninja
  • Infinity Blade
  • Super Stickman Golf
  • Dungeon Raid
  • Geared 2!
  • Implode XL
  • Puzzle Agent
  • Ragdoll Blaster 2
  • Super Mega Worm
  • Zen Bound
  • Words with Friends
  • Scribblenauts
  • Peggle
  • Plants VS. Zombies
  • World of Goo
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#5  Edited By Vextroid

Fruit Ninja is damn addicting.

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#6  Edited By Aus_azn

Obligatory Angry Birds.

Uhh...

Hmm...

Er...

Fruit Ninja?

Uhhhhhhhh....

The two Infinity Blades?

IB is pretty much the only iOS-exclusive thing on my iPod touch right now... I pretty much stopped getting things for iOS after I got my Android phone, and that amounted to getting Angry Birds again, Fruit Ninja again, and Words With Friends (because my friends finally roped me into it over this Christmas). The rest of my portable games are just emulated Nintendo classics on the 'droid.

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#7  Edited By Video_Game_King

Secret of Mana? I hear that's on there.

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#8  Edited By napalm

I have like, 87 zombie games I bought in the last month. Fuck my life.

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#9  Edited By benpicko

Check the Tested App of the Day videos. They're greeeaattt.

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#10  Edited By sagesebas

@StarFoxA: Game dev story for sure

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I'll add Superbrothers and Crimson Steam Pirates to that list of games to check out.

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#13  Edited By handlas

tested.com....app of the day. Gooooooooo. I,m enjoying GTA 3 a lot currently

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#14  Edited By toowalrus

Doesn't gaming for iPhone begin and end with Doodle Jump?

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#15  Edited By Kosikutioner

Haven't seen these yet.

  • Forget-Me-Not
  • Tilt to Live
  • Sword & Poker
  • Spider Legend of Bryce Manor
  • geoDefense and other games by same dude
  • Games by RocketCat games (Hook Champ, SuperQuickHook, Hook World, Mage Gauntlet)
  • Jetpack Joyride
  • They Need to be Fed
  • Sword & Sworcery
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#16  Edited By Dany

Tiny Wings....Tiny Wings....Tiny Wings....and ....Tiny Wings

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#17  Edited By Enigma777

None. There are no good games on the iphone. 

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#18  Edited By Dany

@Enigma777 said:

None. There are no good games on the iphone.

I just gave a comprehensive list, watcha talking about?

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#19  Edited By Enigma777
@Dany said:

@Enigma777 said:

None. There are no good games on the iphone.

I just gave a comprehensive list, watcha talking about?

I stand by my statement. I've yet to play a good iphone/ipad game and I've been looking for one for the past 2 years. 
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#20  Edited By djstyles92

Game Dev Story is so goddamn good and addictive

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Rayman 2 is a great version on the ipod touch. Actually....as long as it really is the complete game, its possibly the best version out there. The pc framerate was capped at 30fps, and the iphone verson is 60fps. Sports some fancy new lighting too it seems.

Obviously the two infinity blades. I'd say spider man is pretty good for a short brawler. Gta3 seems alright? But for whatever reason, it has the ps2 controls. For that alone, I'd stick with the farrrr superior pc version any day. Sonic 4 and cd are great. That bruce lee game that was out for free, wasn't half bad actually. I'd have to say try out some first person shooters on the iphone. Most of them control sooo nice. Real racing 1 and 2 are amazing, and I think still are a 1$.

Though...I may be one of the few to say this, but stay away from street fighter 4. It runs at 20fps, no matter what model you have, and it just simply doesn't look good at all. For hardware that is actually pretty superior to the wii, I was expecting something half way decent at least. But instead, it felt more like a bad flash online game trying to copy the real deal.

One more thing...remember on the last full bombcast, that they said ridge racer vita only had 3 maps? Well...guess what? The iphone version is a port of the psp game, with...you guessed it. 3 whopping maps for 7$. Then you have to buy the outragous map packs. The framerate drags, not as graphically as good as the psp game, the controls just flat out don't work, AND- if you delete it off your ipod/iphone and put it back on later? You loose those map packs. HIGHLY advise even thinking about buying it.

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#22  Edited By kzeni

Two I haven't seen mentioned yet, but are definitely worth checking out...

Mega Mall Story (think Game Dev Story mixed with Sim Tower [I actually like this more than game dev story]) and SpellTower (boggle meets the falling block puzzle format [the new hotness of word-games]).

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#23  Edited By eminenssi

First of all, App Store is packed full of games that entertain you for few minutes but are ultimately unforgettable. Keep checking under Categories / Games / All Games / Free, usually in the top 5 there is daily some priced game free for that day.

As said, easy to kill few minutes with -games there are alot, but following games have actually made me waste hours away:

  • Game Dev Story
  • Jetpack Joyride ( Free as of writing this )
  • Peggle
  • Civilization Revolutions
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#24  Edited By Vexxan

Tetris provides infinite fun, just sayin'.

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#25  Edited By CactusJack

Axe in Face. Do it.

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#26  Edited By suikoden352

game dev story, mega mall story, grand prix story, dungeon raid, infinity blade, infinity blade 2, sword & sworcery (make sure you have headphones if you do play though), civilization revolution, jet pack joyride, words with friends, groove coaster, skee-ball, bejeweled 3, plants vs zombies, angry birds, shibuya. those are my game suggestions. take some time to get fully used to your new phone with what all it can do and know that new apps are released usually on thursdays though not always. thursdays are usually when apple refreshes their app database. tuesdays with music and movies. hope you enjoy your new iphone.

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#27  Edited By MachoFantastico

Recommend:

- Tiny Wings.

- Jetpack Joyride.

- Game Dev Story.

- Temple Run.

- Fruit Ninja.

I know a lot of people love Angry Birds, but I've never really understood that. An interesting game, but I found it gets boring rather fast.

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#28  Edited By thebeast

There's so many excellent games on iOS you're bound to find something you enjoy. Like others have said, take a look at the App of the Day stuff over on Tested.com, and also browse TouchArcade.com where they do a pretty good job of curating some of the best apps.

Personally I like games I can pick up for 60 seconds, play, and put down again - so from the games I've been playing recently I'd suggest:

  • Jetpack Joyride
  • Tiny Wings
  • Wind-up Knight
  • Drop7
  • Ticket to Ride
  • Muffin Knight
  • Trainyard
  • SpellTower
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#29  Edited By handlas

Megaman X was just released on there as well. Looks good.

The Incident is also a fun little game. Someone probably already said this one but it is probably my all time favorite and that's Plants vs Zombies.

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#30  Edited By mordukai

Not much of a game but the Star Walk app is pretty cool.

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#31  Edited By fetchfox

There are literary millions of games, and the best you have already been recommended. So just to add, and It's been said, I cannot suggest Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP enough. It's one of my favorite games of 2011, and a true joy on Iphone/Ipod.

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#32  Edited By project343

@Enigma777 said:

@Dany said:

@Enigma777 said:

None. There are no good games on the iphone.

I just gave a comprehensive list, watcha talking about?

I stand by my statement. I've yet to play a good iphone/ipad game and I've been looking for one for the past 2 years.

If that's the case, the problem is not the iPhone, nor the games available, but rather: your taste.

Assuming that you have an innate hatred of mobile gaming, what about console/handheld experiences at a fraction of the price? Scribblenauts (99 cents), Peggle ($3), and Plants vs. Zombies ($3) are all on there--almost identical to their more expensive counterparts.

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