The 25 best games for iPhone and iPad

To put it simply, iOS is the 3rd most popular video game platform of all time, ahead of heavyweights like PlayStation and Game Boy. What better way to prove it than by giving you the 25 most legendary games for iOS?

In order to make this anthology of iOS gaming, I asked my entire Softonic team of editors to help me bring together the best iOS games in history. After long and difficult discussions, we reduced our selection to 25 titles. Mario, Sonic and Pikachu move along. This is the App Store’s elite.

Rayman Fiesta Run

rayman Rayman Fiesta Run is a hybrid between a running game and a platform game where you have to help the famous little blonde make his way through 75 levels.

Download Rayman Fiesta Run

The Walking Dead

walking-dead-the-game-17-100x100The Walking Dead is a click and point adventure game that takes place in the post-apocalyptic world of the comic book series, as well as the eponymous television series. A great game,but not for the faint hearted.

Download The Walking Dead

Angry Birds Star Wars II

Angry Birds Star Wars IIIn Angry Birds Star Wars II, you’ll find the famous angry birds dressed up as your favorite Star Wars characters. Anakin Skywalker, Darth Maul, Jar Jar Binks – in total, you can unlock up to 30 characters from the movies.

Download Angry Birds Star Wars II

Monument Valley

Monument ValleyIn this small masterpiece of gaming, you have to manipulate the environment and play with optical illusions to carry the game’s heroine to the finish. But behind its impeccable graphics and enchanting atmosphere, Monument Valley conceals clever challenges that can give even the experts a hard time.

Download Monument Valley

Skulls of the Shogun

Skulls of the shogunSkulls of the Shogun is a small, turn-based strategy game, illustrated by its vigorous battles, omnipresent humor, and inimitable atmosphere. Become the best warlord and lead your armies of undead samurai to victory!

Download Skulls of the Shogun

Device 6

Device 6More than a game, Device 6 is a breathless thriller, the first book in which you really are the hero. Try out this point and click game that goes down like a good thriller novel.

Download Device 6

Threes!

Threes!Threes! is a puzzle where you have to combine multiples of three to obtain the largest possible number. Easy to learn, but difficult to master, this game is very addictive in the first few minutes. Use it in moderation.

Download Threes

Infinity Blade III

Infinity Blade IIIInfinity Blade III is the latest installment in the famous action game trilogy. Like its predecessors, Infinity Blade III impresses with its high quality graphics and gameplay that’s perfectly suited for wireless platforms.

Download Infinity Blade III

Plants vs. Zombies

Plants vs. ZombiesIn Plants vs. Zombies, you take control of an army of plants responsible for defending a garden against an attack by the undead. With its original concept and funny cartoon graphics, Plants vs. Zombies has everything it takes to get you hooked.

Download Plants vs. Zombies

Oceanhorn

Oceanhorn

Set sail and embark on an epic adventure in this action adventure game that’s reminiscent of Zelda. You wake up one morning and discover that your father is gone. What possibly could have happened to him? Find out in Oceanhorn.

Download Oceanhorn

Cut The Rope 2

Cut The Rope 2Cut the Rope 2 is a simple but highly addictive puzzle game. You have to help the little monster Om Nom stuff himself with candy. Overall, a very fun puzzle, varied and complex enough to keep you entertained for a while.

Download Cut The Rope 2

TwoDots

Two dotsIn TwoDots, you find yourself sharing incredible adventures with two little brave dots. Cross through icy forests, fight your way through sweaty jungles, and swim in deep oceans throughout 135 puzzles, each more dangerous than the other.

Download TwoDots

Godus

GodusGodus invites you to become an all-powerful god and give birth to a civilization that you help guide from the stone age to the space age. Will you be a generous or evil god? Will you choose to grant the wishes of your worshipers, or would you prefer to spread chaos?

Download Godus

XCOM®: Enemy Unknown

Xcom XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a turn-based strategy game in which you command an elite squad responsible for defending the Earth against a horrific alien invasion. It’s a title that stands out through its intense gameplay, gripping storyline, and demanding challenges.

Download XCOM®: Enemy Unknown

Where’s My Water 2

Where is my waterIn Where’s My Water 2, you have to guide the water to Swampy the crocodile so that he can take a shower. Remove soil strategically, open the valves, and play with steam to guide the water to the reptile

Download Where’s My Water 2

Asphalt 8

asphalt-8-airborneWith Asphalt 8, aggressive driving and dizzying speeds are back on iOS. This time, you can slip into the bucket seat of 47 licensed vehicles, including Ferrari, Lamborghini and Corvette.

Download Asphalt 8

Bastion

BastionBastion is a beautiful game. It’s a cross between an action and a role-playing game where you play as a silent hero facing a threat of apocalyptic magnitude. This title stands out for its gorgeous hand-painted graphics and its narrator, who comments on the player’s actions in real time.

Download Bastion

NBA Jam

nba jamNBA Jam on iOS is one of the most popular sports games of the 90s, and it’s now available on iPhone and iPad. A successful crossover that will delight basketball fans, and others too!

Download NBA Jam

Fruit Ninja

fruit-ninjaFruit Ninja is a great action game where you have to slice the fruit–and only the fruit– that appear on the screen using your finger as a sword. It’s an iOS classic that hasn’t aged a bit.

Download Fruit Ninja

Sword & Sworcery EP

superbrothers-sword-sworcery

Sword & Sworcery EP is a unique adventure game for its genre, in which you set off to discover mysterious lands accompanied by Scythe, an enigmatic character with magical powers. This game has an atmosphere that is unmatched and will delight RPG fans.

Download Sword & Sworcery EP

Hearthstone

Hearthstone: Heroes of WarcraftHearthstone is a card game that’s easy to handle, where you challenge your friends in the Warcraft universe. Similar to Magic: The Gathering in spirit, this newcomer manages to surpass its predecessors thanks to its easy-to-learn rules.

Download Hearthstone

The Room Two

the-room-twoThe Room 2 is a puzzle game on iPad that will put your composure to the test. Progress from room to room solving puzzles, finding clues, or deciphering secret codes. It’s a mesmerizing puzzle game that will entertain you for hours.

Download The Room Two

Hitman GO

Hitman GoHitman GO is a turn-based puzzle in which you have to move agent 47 around a game board discreetly trying to reach different goals. Rather than clumsily replicating the traditional gameplay of this infiltration series, Hitman is transformed into a clever board game for wireless platforms. Simply brilliant!

Download Hitman GO

République

RepubliqueRepublique is an innovative game that mixes action with infiltration. In keeping with the times, this ambitious title integrates hacking into the gameplay, which blends beautifully with the infiltration phases.

Download République

Ridiculous Fishing

Ridiculous Fishing

Perhaps the strangest title in the selection, Ridiculous Fishing will ease you into the boots of a fisherman at sea. Fishing In this game is completely crazy: you must guide your state-of-the-art hook into the depths of the ocean to catch as many fish as possible, but the game doesn’t stop when the fish reaches the surface. Once catapulted into the air, you can pull on the fish in order to gain maximum points!

Download Ridiculous Fishing

If you haven’t crossed all of these games off your iOS game collection already, don’t waste any time. They’re varied, and most importantly, fun!

If you want even more iOS games, check out  our article of tips to grow your town faster in The Simpons: Tapped Out.

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