If you found a new iPhone under the tree last Christmas, you’ll want to deck it out with the best games out there. After all, what better way is there to test-run the gorgeous graphics and power of your baby than with a game that brings out the best in it? Feast your eyes on the top five fun iPhone games to download now.
Asphalt 8: Airborne (Gameloft)
When it comes to car racing on your iPhone, Asphalt 8 leads the pack and leaves the competition biting the dust. The eighth installation of the most downloaded racing app on the App Store now offers more metal – 47 vehicles to trash around in – on nine different tracks. As the name suggests, Airborne focuses on getting your wheels off the ground by using ramps to perform rolls and other gravity-defying stunts.
Asphalt 8 plays on your phone just like any arcade racer and delivers the same amount of thrills. The game boasts a polished gameplay thanks to the well-designed race tracks and the cleverly executed tricks that have you spinning and flipping your car in the most spectacular ways possible. You can also play online with your friends on the solid multiplayer mode which has a wide range of game options to find the right way to destroy your ride.
Double Down Casino (Double Down Casino, LLC)
DoubleDown Casino is one of the most realistic casino apps you can get on your iPhone. Jam-packed with games, it features poker, blackjack, slots, bingo and other exclusive Double Down Casino games.
When you fire up the game, you’ll find yourself in a virtual lobby where you can select from any of the great diversity of games available on the app. Try your luck with the new games that are added every week and benefit from plenty of opportunities to win free chips every day. DoubleDown Casino has tons of features such as daily tournaments with progressive jackpots, unlimited free gameplay and the chance to invite friends and send free chips to anyone you want. You can also connect the app to your Facebook account and show the world who rules the casino floor.
Playing casino games on your iPhone is fun, easy and of course can even be profitable! Pretty much all of the leading casino operators have either apps or iPhone versions of their sites to try, which will mean you can gamble anytime, anywhere you want.
Call of Duty: Strike Team (Activision)
Strike Team has struck a chord with players all over the world and reached the top spot in the app downloads charts in over 30 countries. This spin-off from the immensely popular Call of Duty franchise has been developed by Activision from the ground up for mobile only. The game features an innovative twist on the classic first-person shooter formula; now you can seamlessly switch between experiencing the action first-hand or taking a third-person perspective to plot your attack squad’s strategy on the battlefield.
Call of Duty: Strike Team equips you with new weapons, including, for the first time in the series, the possibility to deploy sub-machine guns to your entire team. The game develops its audacious plot over some outrageous fighting terrains — one of the levels takes you on board a US Navy Carrier where you have to push back the enemy assault at open sea. You also take part in online leagues with weekly rewards up for grabs for the deadliest team.
Silhouetted against the lush and colorful backdrop of the woods, massive dark cogs and other machinery turn and grind, and provide the menacing obstacles needed for this charming and original iPhone platformer game. Badlands is an addictive app with slick physics and detailed visuals that bagged it Apple’s Design Award for 2013. Using just one finger, you control a bunch of tiny flapping critters and try to lead them safely through the cleverly designed levels till the end.
Although Badland is very easy to play, the great visuals, realistic mechanics, and addictive gameplay lend it a depth that makes it very easy to get lost in your quest to save the critters. The game lets you unlock various achievements every time you complete a level, and the newest update also features a fan store where you can purchase in-game new power-ups to help you conquer the trickier levels.
Device 6 (Simogo)
Device 6 is an interesting and innovative take on mobile gaming and has been making waves ever since it was released. The game is a novel where words and sentences provide both the backdrop and the platform on which the game is played. Device 6 combines storytelling with puzzle gaming to draw players into an engaging plot that mixes technology with neuroscience.
You play as Anna, who wakes up trapped in a castle on an island and has no memory of how she ended up there. Each of the six levels in the game is a different chapter of the story which is displayed on your screen. The interactive text is complemented by images and sounds that add depth to the gamer’s experience and achieve something unique. This is a game that will linger in your memory long after you have finished it.
The Year of Game
Get over the January blues by fitting out your iPhone with these great titles. Make it your next resolution to download them all from the App store and upgrade your gaming experience for 2014 – we promise this will be one resolution you won’t break this year!