Best iPhone Games 2018: The best iOS titles on the App Store

The App Store is stacked with top quality iOS games. But with almost countless free iPhone and iPad games to choose from, knowing the best games can be tricky.

Luckily, having such a huge number of games means no matter your taste, there’s something to play. Trusted Reviews has picked some of the best experiences you can download right now.

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Naruto x Boruto: Ninja Voltage

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Developer: Bandai Namco

Naruto is an international phenomenon, rightly regarding by many as the biggest and best anime on the planet. This legacy continues with Boruto, the offspring of the legendary ninja who also finds himself battling ancient evils across the world. The franchise has spawned dozens of console and mobile titles, with the latest bringing father and son together.

Ninja Voltage is a simplistic RPG that’s easy to pick up play, presenting a combat system with multiple abilities assigned to each character. Touch the corresponding icon and you’ll unleash a visually spectacular attack. These change depending of what hero you’re using, of which there are literally hundreds to choose from.

Fans eager to play as their favourite heroes are in for a treat with Ninja Voltage with a cast of characters spanning several generations. Whether you’re after Naruto, Boruto or Sasuke, there’s an abundance of variety for players hoping to mix their favourite gang of misfits together.

South Park: Phone Destroyer

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Developer: Ubisoft 

If you’ve finished up all the rude offerings of South Park: The Fractured But Whole this may be your new favourite game. Ubisoft has created a collectable card experience that’s both addictive and offers the crude humour you’d expect from Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s infamous cartoon.

You can assemble a unique deck while interacting with beloved characters spread across the Colorado town. It’s surprisingly challenging and fun, offering bite-sized gaming sessions perfect for playing on the go.

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Developer: Nintendo

Nintendo’s Animal Crossing series has absorbed hours of our precious time in the past. Whether we’re decorating our house with trinkets or befriending every villager, there is always something to do in the charming world Isabelle and friends inhabit.

Now, after much anticipation, you can finally play it on smartphones. However, it’s a little different to what you’d find on 3DS. Pocket Camp has you running your own campsite with its own unique style. You’re free to invite over friends and complete favours for them in exchange for a bunch of goodies.

Pocket Camp is a cute and accessible idle experience that feels like a genuine entry in the Animal Crossing series. While it’s not packing the same level of features, it’s still a neat thing to have on your phone.

Puzzle Bobble Journey

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Developer: Taito

Price: £4.79

The classic and utterly adorable puzzle title has a new iteration on smartphones, and it translates the enjoyable formula to mobile perfectly. With hundreds of stages to play through, Puzzle Bobble Journey also offers player an assortment of different power-ups and characters to unlock.

Puzzle Bobble’s memorable soundtrack has also been remastered, taking its place alongside high-definition visuals that really pop on modern phone displays. While it does contain optional microtransactions, I always found myself with enough coins and equipment to get by.

If you’re looking for a fun, cute and relatively easy-going puzzler on mobile, this is a great addition to your collection.

Fire Emblem Heroes

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Developer: Intelligent Systems
Price: Free

Nintendo’s third stab at mobile gaming could be its deepest yet, with Fire Emblem Heroes delivering an experience that pays homage to the beloved series while also carving its own identity. By combining familiar gameplay mechanics with dozens of iconic characters, Fire Emblem Heroes crafts a deceptively deep SRPG perfectly suited for mobile.

Fire Emblem Heroes does an excellent job of translating the existing gameplay formula to iOS and Android. Admittedly, it lacks some of the depth of the 3DS entries, yet often feels just as challenging. Managing your capable squad of heroes still requires a keen sense of strategy, albeit on a smaller and somewhat simplified scale.

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The solo campaign is a nostalgic trip through Fire Emblem history as you encounter characters from previous entries summoned into your world by an evil sorceress. Each chapter has you battling through a series of skirmishes before coming across the iconic individual in question. Duking it out with them is a blast, even if at times the difficulty feels lacking.

Injustice 2

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Developer: Warner Bros. International Enterprises
Price: Free/optional in-game purchases

The original Injustice on mobile gave fans of the brawler a reason pick up the mobile version of the game as well as having it on console. Similarly, Injustice 2 manages to hold its own against the console version and is the essential app for anyone who wants to pummel superheroes and villains on the go.

This mobile sequel introduces new jumping and low attacks that generates a big focus on performing combos to allow your character to perform their signature super move. The game isn’t shy about delivering a ton of content to give the player their Injustice fix on the go with a lengthy campaign and story mode featuring cutscenes from the console version being just some of the many modes available.

The only big ugly asterisk here are the in-app purchases that range from a reasonable £1.79 to a ludicrous £91.99 for in-game items. Of course, you don’t need to shell out to see everything this game has to offer, but with rest periods needed in-between play if you don’t, you’re going to need a few other games on your phone to keep you occupied at the same time.

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Fish & Trip

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In Fish & Trip you command a single adorable fish as he swims about the blue ocean. By using a single swipe of your finger you dart him about the screen in a bid to collect eggs and save your fellow fish people.

The further you progress the more precarious surroundings become. Areas will soon turn claustrophic as feisty predators pursue you in search of a quick snack. It’s incredibly simply but well-executed enough that it’s bound to put a smile on your face. Just don’t get eaten by a shark!

Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius

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Brave Exvius is one of many freemium Final Fantasy titles available on iOS right now, and it’s deservedly one of the best. Taking a ton of elements from the classic series, players can explore towns, conquer dungeons and assemble a varied party of clever and courageous heroes. There is also plenty of unique lore to pick apart, providing a surprising amount of depth for a mobile experience.

The moment-to-moment gameplay is simple at first, but some of the hardest battles will require a keen sense of strategy to suceed. Altering equipment and assembling a party with a number of classes means you’re always kept on your toes. If Brave Exvius isn’t your thing, you can always check out Final Fantasy Record Keeper or Mobius Final Fantasy on the app store. There is plenty of JRPG goodness to be had on your smartphone.

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Price: £2.99

Royalty is a complicated business. Sitting atop a monarchy makes you a prime target for political espionage, assassins and public ridicule. Nearly everything can go wrong, and Reigns positively revels in this sense of chaos. A card-based game with endless streams of witty dialogue, you must either run your kingdom into ruin or rule supreme for decades.

Every minute introduces quirky new characters and scenairos for you to enjoy, many of which exist purely to trick our ruler into an early death. Whether it’s coming across ancient treasure or preventing a civilian uprising. Snap decisions must be made to improve your country’s religion, economy, military and more. It’s deceptively simplistic with more than enough depth to last you through many a commute.

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Pokemon Go

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Avialable on: iOS, Android
Price: Free

Look outside your window and you’ll probably see someone wandering around, looking lost, clutching their phone. After this week they’re probably not lost, but instead trying to catch a Caterpie, Slowpoke or any of the other wonderful creatures that litter your world now.

Pokemon Go has quickly become a global phenomenon. Millions of people are using the incredibly addictive AR experience to catch-em-all in the real world.

Using your phone’s GPS, you can wander around and use real-world landscapes to battle in gyms, collect items and even lay down your own marker as a gym.

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Pokemon appear at random throughout the world, and using your phone’s camera will appear in the real world, from Starbucks to museums to your very own house.

If you haven’t downloaded Pokemon Go yet, you absolutely must, it’s an experience you need to be a part of.

Post Knight

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Developer: Kurecchi
Price: Free

We’re a sucker for cute little mobile titles here at Trusted Reviews. We also love collecting random goodies and completing quests, both of which Post Knight deals out in plentiful spades. You play as an adorable little warrior given the job of what can only be described as a medieval mailman. The townspeople need stuff, and you’re the sole person capable of delivering it without being devoured by wolves.

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Post Knight kicks off with our hero obtaining his very first postal license. With this he can deliver parcels across the land with the use of his sword, shield and potions. By taking quests from a nearby postbox you earn experience and materials used for upgrading your tattered equipment. Soon you’ll be sporting an arsenal worthy of pushing through the hardest of stages.

Rogue Life

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Developer: Onplay Corp.

No, it isn’t a remix of the classic Blur song. Rogue Life is a top-down shooter spliced with an endless runner, sprinkled off with surprisingly tactful RPG elements that make for an addictive freemium experience.

You command a squad of cute, confident heroes as they destroy enemies and complete quests in search of endless loot and upgrades. Customizing these adorable heroes is great fun, adding an extra layer of depth to the relatively easy combat.

Topped off with a gorgeous art style and plenty of content, Rogue Life is a brilliant handheld RPG perfect for playing on the go. Just try and ignore the horrible voice-acting.

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Tap My Katamari!

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Katamari is an obscure Japanese delight, fully aware of its oddball visuals and utterly mental personality. It’s become a cult favourite amongst fans, drawing in thousands with its fabulously catchy music and addictively simple gameplay formula. Tap My Katamari takes this experience to mobile with some unusual changes.

If you’ve played a clicker on your smartphone before the usual trappings of Tap My Katamari are nothing new, and do little to alleviate the usual frustrations that accompany such a genre. Luckily, the sheer wackiness of Katamari shines through brilliantly here, injecting enough charmful fun into the experience it’s very easy to overlook.

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Tap My Katamari is brilliant clicker, offering more than enough rewarding variety to keep you coming back with each new notification.

WWE Supercard

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The Undertaker. Randy Orton. John Cena. AJ Styles. All of these names will sound incredibly familar to anyone even slightly in tune with professional wrestling. They’re all superstars who appear in WWE Supercard, a fiendishly addictive collectible card game that has you assembling decks of your favourite wrestlers to battle players across the globe.

Upon building your deck you can then participate in a range of modes, many of which have you facing up against real-life opponents. The game is frequently updated to reflect special events in the wrestling world, giving fans plenty of incentive to regularly check back for new cards and rewards.

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While it may be a bit silly to watch actual cards duke it out inside a virtual ring. The timing is paced perfectly to maintain a sense of drama as you and your opponent fight for wrestling supremacy. Each bout works on a 2 out of 3 basis, and depending on your performance, you can pick from a number of randomly selected cards after each skirmish. Suddenly finding yourself with a super rare drop is massively satisfying.

Vloggers Gone Viral!

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Available on: iOS, Android
Price: Free

I’m on the verge of 10 million subscribers, my hugely popular yet oddly diverse vlogging channel exploding across the internet as I ramble endlessly about films, videogames and fashion. My charismatic avatar is an odd little lady, jumping between subjects with reckless abandon as she uploads her every thought to the online world.

You can be an internet superstar, and the satisfaction that comes with producing a viral sensation is an unpredictable delight. Vloggers Go Viral is all about emulating the feeling of success that comes with being a popular YouTuber, turning what is likely a hectic experience into a fun, easy going mobile clicker.

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Vloggers Go Viral doesn’t deviate too far from the generic clicker formula I’ve come to expect from the genre, but the novel concept that lies beneath it is one that holds interest for longer than one might expect. Building my own online empire was a fun, rewarding and surprisingly personal experience. My mundane bedroom soon transformed into a glamorous studio filled with exuberant posters, high-tech equipment and even a wrinkly little pug.

Vloggers Gone Viral is a fun, cute and satisfying clicker that will definitely appeal to the younger generation obsessed with world famous YouTube stars. Even if you’re a little older, this is still a worthwhile idle experience.


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Developer: Laser Dog Games
Price: £2.99

If there’s one thing we can say about HoPiKo it’s that it’s utterly old schools. But it does that in all the right ways.

It’s a glorious celebration of reaction-based arcade gameplay on your iPhone, with a superb sountrack and an unashamedly retro ethic.

HoPiKo might alienate some of the more casual gamers, but it’s done everything right for us.

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Developer: Outerminds
Price: £3.99

If you’re a gamer that hasn’t at least heard of PewDiePie, you must have been living under a rock. The major YouTube star has put his name to his first mobile game ­– albeit created by developer Outerminds.

But even if you don’t know PewDiePie, or don’t care about him or his adorable pugs, Legend of the Brofist is still an excellently crafted platformer that’s well-balanced and fun to play.

It’s without a doubt one of the best mobile releases of 2015.

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Developer: Joel McDonald
Price: £2.99

If you want a mobile game that offers a stunning mobile experience with perfect puzzle play, then you need not look further than Prune.

This is game that delights with its delicate design and simple delivery in a way that few others are actually capable of.

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Prune is simple to pick up, as it only tasks you with slicing through a plant’s shoots as it heads towards the light, leaving you to guide it along the right path. But, as the levels progress you’ll realise that this is a puzzle game with complexity.

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Angry Birds 2

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Developer: Rovio
Price: Free

We didn’t think we needed another Angry Birds games, but apparently Rovio had other plans. Six years and 14 games after the original title comes Angry Birds 2; redefining the series in all the right ways.

You can forget all those silly spin-offs because Angry Birds 2 drills right to the core of the Angry Birds gameplay. You’re still asked to fling your feathered allies into constructions to topple the bad piggies, but you can now choose which birds you want to catapult and when.

There are other enhanced gameplay features and these, combined with stunning comic-inspired graphics, make for a definitive Angry Birds games.

Plus, it’s free, so give it a while and tell us we’re wrong. We dare you.

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Developer: Amazon Game Studios
Price: £2.99

Amazon Game Studios has been really ambitious with its mobile games in recent months and Tales from Deep Space is another champion.

That’s partly because this is a title that’s been developed by UK stalwart Frontier Developments (the team behind Elite: Dangerous and more) and that finesse and experience shines through Tales from Deep Space.

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You play as Travelling Salesman E who finds himself wrapped up in a rather shady revolution on the Big Moon Space Station. He’s had his luggage replaced with a talking suitcase and its up to the two of them to get to the bottom of the revolt of the Meek.

Tales from Deep Space offers a level of quality that few mobile games ever do, blending puzzle and action gaming for one of the best mobile games ever.

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Developer: Big Bucket
Price: £2.49

This landed on the App Store late in 2014 and was instantly classed as a classic, and one that oozes retro charm.

It has an awesome soundtrack, visuals laced with just the right helping of irony and it has a script delivered with enthusiasm and spirit.

Space Age: A Cosmic Adventure also manages to strike the right balance between being an adventure game offering enough content for veterans and be accessible for newbies.

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Developer: Yak & Co
Price: £2.29

Although the title may suggest Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise is a stealth game or a puzzler, this is actually quite a wonderful first-person point-and-click adventure.

Agent A cleverly fuses multiple puzzles with differing styles to make this quite the quite the adventure. We particularly love its rather tongue-in-cheek vibe.

With a presentation style akin to a cartoon-strip and rather cheesy dialogue, this might not be the trendiest iPhone game out there, but it’s gameplay is some of the best on offer.

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Alto's Adventure

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Developer: Snowman
Price: £1.49

At it’s heart Alto’s Adventure is a solid and stable endless runner. It sees you guide a snowboarder down the mountain in an attempt to rescue your runaway llama’s, avoiding various perils along the way – including a grumpy elder who will beat you with a stick.

You’ll need to leap rocks, backflip across chasms and grind down bunting in order to catch up with those pesky llamas. There are challenges to complete at each level too, unlocking new snowboarders as you go on.

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Although the gameplay is seriously addictive, the simple beauty of the graphics and presentation will blow you away.

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Developer: Vagabond Dog
Price: £3.99

Always Sometimes Monsters is a game of genuine choices. Whether it’s just the person you play as or the very ending of the game. Most of the time you won’t even realise you’re making choices half the time, which is part of the appeal.

This iPhone game has so much to offer and the storyline is handled so well that almost every element of play is focused on decision making.

Just remember the cutesy visuals belie the somewhat dark storyline beneath.

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Developer: ZeptoLab

Cut the Rope is a staggering half a decade old, which means it was about due for a refresh. Thankfully, Cut the Rope: Magic does well to provide that.

It manages to walk the fine line of staying in touch with the candy-action that made the original game great, whilst also adding new magical elements that make the series exciting again.

Thanks to being trapped in a magic picture book, Om Nom can now transform, mid-stage, into different animals – including a bird, mouse, fish and baby Om Nom – making it much more necessary to plan and think ahead.

There’s life in Cut the Rope yet!

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Does Not Commute

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Developer: Mediocre AB
Price: Free/£1.79

A mobile game about a community’s commute to work might not sound like a barrel of laughs but it really is. Does Not Commute‘s cast of commuters offer little moments of comedy that give jovial breaks from the madness that is the actual gameplay.

Does Not Commute is a destruction derby of sorts. You must guide 15 commuters from their start points to their end points one by one, making sure that they don’t collide with any other cars along the way. Because you’ve only got a certain amount of time to do this all in (although there are sporadic extra time counters to collect), Does Not Commute’s antics are tight and tense but ultimately just terrific.

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The Executive

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Developer: Riverman Games
Price: £1.49

In a sea of App Store games focused on trying to be the best match-three title, it’s a wonder that any of them manage to stand apart from the crowd. But The Executive has managed to do just that.

This is a game that offers a perfect blast of barmy action in the form of a fairly simple beat-em-up. Tap on the top of the screen to punch, the bottom to kick and later on you’ll be able to use a combination of swipes to trigger special moves.

The Executive is a game that doesn’t take itself too seriously, but it’s still a game that is fairly complex and multi-faceted.

It is utterly manic though, and will keep you occupied with its intentional cheesiness and well-structured gameplay.

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Her Story

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Developer: Sam Barlow
Price: £3.99

From the creator of Silent Hill: Shattered Memories comes Her Story. It has all the drama and intrigue of the best TV crime shows, but with the interactivity of the best mobile titles out there.

It’s a bold experiment in interactive storytelling, and it’s one that delivers an amazingly fresh experience with a minimalist feel and well crafted narrative.

Her Story is a little difficult to explain without you physically playing, but it’s one mobile game that will be talked about for years to come.

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Lumino City

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Developer: State of Play Games
Price: £3.99

London-based State of Play Games has really raised the bar for mobile point-and-click adventures with Lumino City.

Telling the tale of a young girl looking for her missing Grandpa, Lumino City’s stunning papercraft world is littered with puzzles to solve. Each one is well-crafted, testing grey matter and delighting you with their solutions.

It’s a game that delivers everything with such a style that it’s easy to get lost in the story and the environment.

You’ll dread reaching the end, and like us, will be demanding more from this development team very soon.

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Developer: Steven McDade
Price: Free

Part pop quiz and part comedy capers, Mister Smith and His Adventures is an iPhone game that will make you chuckle and scratch your head. The combination of comedy and quiz delivers a text-based game that leaves others – including the flashier and glossier affairs ­– in its dust.

We only have one complaint about Mister Smith and that’s that we want more.

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Monument Valley

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Developer: ustwo
Price: £2.49

Monument Valley is by no means the only award winner on our list, but this picture-perfect puzzler – developed by effortlessly trendy Shoreditch-based UI specialist ustwo – picked up pretty much every accolade going when it hit the digital shelves back in April, and it’s not hard to understand why. Taking place in side of a series of Escher-like stages, your aim is simple: manipulate the level by revolving the view, making connections where there weren’t any and opening up entirely new pathways. It’s as simple as it is engaging.

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Particle Mace

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Developer: Andy Wallace
Price: £2.29

In Particle Mace you’re in the endless expanse that is space, but suddenly you’ll find yourself utterly surrounded by comets that tumble towards you and enemies keen to take you out. It’s a strange sensation to feel claustrophobic in space.

This is a top-down survival game, where you control your mace-shaped ship using a virtual thumbstick. Anything you touch either gets destroyed or reduced in size until you can take it out altogether.

Although you might want to leg it at first from the incoming baddies, you’ll soon realise you can build up a rhythm of attacks that becomes increasingly hectic – but in a very satisfying way.

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Planet Quest

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Developer: OutOfTheBit
Price: Free

Imagine a game where you strip the animal costumes off dancing folk in time to an addictive musical beat. That’s the basic premise of Planet Quest, a free to play game from OutOfTheBit.

This is a frighteningly addictive mobile game, even if it is rhythm action by definition, mostly because of its eccentricity. And the music is absolutely amazing too, ranging from pop to reggae and everything in between.

It puts a smile on your face, but is difficult enough to keep even the more hardcore gamers coming back for more every time.

Plus, no required microtransactions are always a bonus.

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Score! Hero

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Developer: First Touch Games
Price: Free

It’s rare that we here at TrustedReviews find a football game that firstly we actually like, and secondly does some justice to the beautiful game – especially on mobile.

But Score! Hero does just that. And although its gameplay is based on swipes alone, it manages to convey the peaks and troughs of a footballer’s entire career.

That’s right form the unglamorous beginnings all the way to the very heights of the WAGs and glory.

Score! Hero manages to do it all by breaking it down into small slices of action, offering a slightly more authentic take on football than Pro Evo or FIFA in some cases.

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Developer: Triada Studio Games
Price: £2.29

If you’re looking for a slick puzzler on your iPhone, Shadowmatic has to be one of the stand-out choices.

This shape shifting title sees you manipulate floating objects until you make a recognisable item with its shadow, projected on the wall.

Great touchscreen controls, a haunting soundtrack and excellent visuals make this a must-have for those looking for something a little different.

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The Trace

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Developer: Relentless Software
Price: £3.99

Obviously taking a little inspiration from The Room series by Fireproof Games, The Trace is a detective game with a strong puzzle-solving element.

You are dropped into the role of a lone detective, tasked with the gathering the shards of a murder mystery and putting everything back together again.

The smart visuals help make this game a must-gave, while the plot will keep you hooked.

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Developer: Coffee Stain Studios

It’s rare that you’ll find a game that’s so focused on the power of propaganda, but The Westport Independent does this and so much more.

You run a newspaper, the titular The Westport Independent, and the gameplay is about the delicate balance editors face when operating in a police state.

A game that’s meant to be played over and over, you’ll have to decide how politically correct you want to be. You can either post positive stories about the Government or start to rile the population against the country’s overlords.

What you do is up to you. Just be prepared for the consequences.

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The Room 3

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Developer: Fireproof Games
Price: £3.99

If you’ve not come across any of The Room titles from Guildford-based studio Fireproof Games, The Room 3 is certainly a good place to start.

Each one leads you on a cryptic adventure that sees you solving puzzles as you move from space to space.

However, The Room 3 offers puzzles that are even more ingenious than those found in the first two games. Taking the adventure to fresh locations, The Room 3 offers so much depth and variety of challenges that it’s almost unparalleled.

Follow the story, take in its charms and give your brain a huge workout with this stunning point-and-click on your iPhone.

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Price: £2.99

After dominating consoles and PC, Playdead’s iconic platformer is now available for the first time on iOS. Playing as a young boy having awoken in the dark depths of purgatory, you must travel through a gruesomely twisted world in search of your missing sister. The minimalistic aesthetic allows the visuals to pop on smartphone displays.

Limbo is deceptively simple, drawing you in with its eery ambient sound and startling art style far more than its gameplay. That isn’t to say it’s boring to play. Far from it. The enemy encounters are utterly terrifying, pitting you up against larger than life creatures that will not hesitate to kill you. Puzzles are simple yet rewarding, ensuring you’re always moving forward but never, ever bored.

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Final Fantasy IX

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Developer – Square Enix
Price: £15.99

One of the very best Final Fantasy titles is now available on mobile, complete with updated visuals and a slew of new gameplay features.

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The timeless battle system, beloved soundtrack and memorable characters have never been better, and now it all fits in your pocket.

If you’ve never touched the franchise before, this is the perfect way to get started.

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Developer – Moppin
Price: £2.29

Downwell is an unbelievably fast-paced roguelike where you must navigate a never-ending tunnel in pursuit of the highest score possible.

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By shooting enemies and avoiding deadly traps you can unlock new upgrades and cosmetics for your skillful little avatar.

The addictive gameplay is complimented by fantastic visuals, boasting a retro style that’s hard not to fall in love with.

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Super Hexagon

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Developer: Terry Cavanagh
Price: £2.29

Excruciatingly difficult yet eternally satisfying. Super Hexagon is bright, colourful and unforgiving, but it’s also a blast to play.

With a selection of increasingly challenging levels, Super Hexagon requires incredible hand-eye coordination to succeed, and that’s just on easy mode.

Surviving longer than 60 seconds is a commendable achievement in itself, but those with a masochistic streak will adore this punishing six-sided menace.

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Alto's Adventure

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Developer: Snowman
Price: £2.29

It takes something special to stand apart from the hordes of endless runners available on mobile, but Alto’s Adventure has more than a few tricks up its sleeve.

Set against an ever-changing landscape, you chain together extravagant tricks and combos to increase your overall speed as you bound across a range of dynamic environments.

Inspired by modern classics like Journey and Monument Valley, Alto’s Adventure is one of the best in the genre.

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Hitman GO

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Developer: Square Enix Montreal
Price: £1.49

Looking for a portable companion for Hitman’s latest console adventure? Well, look no further than Hitman GO.

Square Enix Montreal has crafted a pure and distilled Hitman experience, requiring a keen eye and patience to ensure victory.

It’s not nearly as fleshed out as its console counterpart, ditching disguises in favour of short, linear levels that will have scratching your head in no time.

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80 Days

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Developer: Inkle
Price: £3.99

This ambitious re-imagining of Jules Verne’s classic novel puts you in the shoes of Passepartout, manservant to famed protagonist Phileas Fogg.

In your position you must help plan every single facet of the record-breaking trip, right down to packing everyone’s bags.

80 Days is perfect for those who love an engaging, interactive story on their morning commute.

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Developer: Ketchapp

Price: Free

Rider is a simple yet appealing physics-based platformer that works perfectly on mobile. By holding the screen you cause your neon motorcycle to accelerate, forcing it across a series of precarious platforms.

Holding it while in the air causes you to flip, adding a sense of precise rhythm to each troublesome gap in the road ahead. It’s great fun, and having your score constantly monitored and new bikes being unlocked on the regular, this is a great arcade experience for smartphones.

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