Most Addictive iPhone Games Of 2016
Looking for some great games to keep you busy for a while? These are the games that you need on your iPhone right now.
The problem with interactive movie games is that they just don't work. They're usually boring, poorly made, or have terrible acting. However, this is exactly what makes "Her Story" something of a rarity. It's an interactive movie game that doesn't just work; it works well.
"Her Story" is a murder mystery where you take on the role of a police investigator (presumably). As the investigator assigned to this case, you must sort through and review interview footage of a woman named Hannah. Hannah is not only the victim's wife, she's also a possible suspect. It's up to you to piece together the subtle clues in the videos and find out the truth.
How do you turn a game franchise like "Tomb Raider" into a turn-based puzzle game? Developer Square Enix Montreal figured out a way. "Lara Croft GO" simplifies the action-adventure game without sacrificing the key essentials that make "Tomb Raider" what it is. The result is a very clever and challenging experience that genuinely feels rewarding.
Similar to the first game in the "GO" series ("Hitman GO"), you move the protagonist one space at a time. Every space you move allows each enemy or booby trap on the board to move as well. This makes it necessary to come up with a strategy that will allow Lara to avoid obstacles and get safely to the other side of the level.
Look for "Lara Croft Go" for iOS in the App Store for $4.99.
"Adventures of Poco Eco - Lost Sounds"
"Adventures of Poco Eco - Lost Sounds" is one of the most visually appealing games available in the iOS App Store. Its unique art design and bold color palette have some comparing it visually to the critically acclaimed game "Monument Valley."
In this game, you help the curious explorer Poco Eco on his search to find his tribe's lost sounds. To assist Poco Eco on his mission and restore the sounds of his tribe, you must complete 12 different levels that include clever 3D puzzles. The world of "Lost Sounds" is built around a mixture of electronic music and design, which creates a relaxing atmosphere.
"Adventure of Poco Eco - Lost Sounds" sells for $0.99 in the App Store.
Want to play a game that will help you relax in the process? Prune might be just the kind of game you're looking for. This beautiful puzzle game about growing and trimming trees will put you into a zen-like state of mind.
As far as gameplay is concerned, it's pretty straightforward. You need to help a tree grow to its full height so it can sprout flowers. As the tree grows, you'll have to prune any branches that are hindering its growth. When the branches hit the sunlight, flowers will begin to bloom. You need a certain number of flowers to bloom in order to complete the level.
If this sounds interesting to you, you can check it out for $3.99 in the App Store.
"Fallout Shelter" is a free-to-play simulation game based in the "Fallout" universe. Players must create a vault, fill it with post-nuclear survivors, expand their underground bunker, and manage the ensuing chaos.
"Fallout" fans were thrilled when Bethesda announced at E3 2015 that a "Fallout" game was coming out for iOS. It didn't take long before wasteland-style game fanatics found themselves hopelessly addicted to the mobile game. The game is so addicting, in fact, that it has made more than $5.1 million in microtransactions since its launch.
As Jessica Jones would say, it's not flying, "it's more like guided falling."
"Downwell" is an '80s arcade-style, vertical scrolling shooter where you play as a young curious boy who one day decides that he wants to explore the depths of a mysterious well. You are armed with gunboots to protect yourself from the dangerous monsters that live within the well.
As you fall and shoot monsters, you'll also need to collect gems. These gems will allow you to purchase power-ups. It's a pretty simple but adrenaline-pumping game.
Find it in the App Store (link launches iTunes) for $2.99.
Endless runners have been a staple among mobile games ever since the App Store was launched in 2008. However, "Alto's Adventure" stands out from the rest because of its stunning visual presentation. The ever-changing scenery combined with the day/night cycles cause the environment to evolve and transform beautifully. You'll be feeling the need to take screenshots of the artistic backgrounds constantly.
You can give this game a try for $2.99 in the App Store (link launches iTunes).
Not all games have to be about shooting stuff or brain-melting puzzles. "Neko Atsume" is a simple game in which you try to attract as many cats as you can to your backyard. This bizarrely entertaining game essentially lets you become the crazy cat person you always wished you could be.
The premise of the game is to make your backyard as inviting as possible. To do this you must collect cat toys and lay out snacks for your soon-to-be friends. The game is free, so there is no reason not to start collecting all those adorable cats.
Eerie is the perfect word to describe "LIMBO." "LIMBO" first came out for the Xbox 360 in 2010 and has since made its way to the Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and 4, PC, Android, and iOS.
The story follows a boy who finds himself in a scary, dangerous world. He must traverse this perilous, noir world to find his lost sister. The haunting atmosphere is persistent throughout the game and is one of the things that make it special.
Find this in the App Store for $4.99
"Rick and Morty: Pocket Mortys"
If you watch "Rick and Morty" on Adult Swim then "Rick and Morty: Pocket Mortys" is a must-have. The game is basically a parody of "Pokémon" packed full of "Rick and Morty" references and jokes. Underneath all the jokes, however, is a real game that provides a good amount of entertainment.
Similar to "Pokémon," your goal is to become the best trainer around. You'll need to travel through the multiverse, collecting alternate reality versions of Morty to battle against other Ricks standing in your way. It is free on iOS, so give it a shot.
Monument Valley is one of the best mobile games out there right now. Its Escheresque puzzles and fascinating art style make it unusual and uncommon.
Each level in the game centers around different 3D puzzles. You'll need to shift and contort each puzzle like a Rubik's Cube to get the protagonist to her desired location. Every level completed will reveal bits of the game's story.
This game's only downfall is that it's a little short, completing in only 10 levels. However, it's still totally worth the cost.
Look for it in the App Store for $3.99.