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Your Top 5 Games

10-04-2015, 05:49 PM
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Location: Liberty city
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Your Top 5 Games

What are your top 5 iOS games ever. Not just top five your playing right at the moment.
Mine are a mixture of now and then

Clicker Heroes
The executive
Jet pack joyride
mines of Mars

Edit : had to add dry lands

Last edited by Jayg2015; 10-26-2015 at 01:00 PM.
10-04-2015, 06:35 PM
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 1,711
Jet Car Stunts
Pocket Mine 2

10-04-2015, 07:00 PM
Impossible. Too many great games.

Device 6, the last one I have played is a strong contender.
10-05-2015, 12:50 AM
Joined: Jun 2014
Posts: 555
-Wayward Souls
-Horizon Chase
-The Executive
-Helsing's fire
10-05-2015, 07:37 AM
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 22,664
I'll try...

1. Monster Hunter Freedom Unite

IMO the sets a few benchmark for the absolute gaming experience on mobile. It can be played in a few sessions at a time (approx 20 mins per session, although it ramps up at higher difficulty) highly skill-based combat, thousands of loot (literally THOUSANDS), fantastic translation of touch controls, fantastic MFi support, up to 4-player online multiplayer, 200-hour gameplay is cake as you will clock in more than that (im at 600 hours on mobile, and +/-1500 hours on the PSP), and the visuals and audio are fantastic with the visuals being an upgrade from the original PSP version. Only downside is that CAPCOM needs to update it for iOS9.

2. Heroes & Castles 2

The definitive mobile game for me. Hundreds of hours of gameplay, multiple classes (3 unique character race with 3 unique classes for each), hundreds of equip and skill combinations, fantastic for short sessions and also perfect for long ones, has multiple game modes including stage-based story modes, multiple multiplayer modes, and endless modes, and score chasing modes, fantastic touch controls, and a perfect mix of strategy and heavy RPG. It's also pretty much indie, and that is part of what makes this game special for me.

As an indie mobile game, it does have a share of flaws though. Multiplayer balance, even if there is ongoing-testing and changes, isnt on-point yet, and the MFi support is broken on most extended controllers.

This is the only mobile-original title that i have described as being "somewhat close to MHFU" and that's saying something IMO.

3. Infinity Blade Trilogy

And by this i mean the entire Infinity Blade series with the 3 games and the 2 books. This was THE game that was made to define gaming on mobile (iOS-original) from its core design, and the improvement from the first to the third and final installment are huge. The core gameplay was based around the touch controls and they are implemented perfectly, even improving feedback and input recognition in IB2 and more so in IB3.

Being totally designed for mobile gaming, the game is perfect for either short or long game sessions, can be played infinitely, with a design and story that actually makes sense with its mechanics. The visuals were considered benchmark-quality, although it could be argued that the game mechanics make minimal use of realtime transitions. Fantastic voice acting are here, and the story was made whole by 2 additional books set in between pt1 and 2, and between pt2 and 3. It's arguable how original the story is, but it is no surprise it is still one of the best on mobile gaming.

4. Space Marshals

IMO no top-games list exists without ever including a dual stick shooter, and Space Marshals is perfect at that, and more. It's a Stealth/Sniper game, it's a run-n-gun shooter, and it's also RPG-lite.

Easily one of the best games on mobile, and has fantastic dev support love.

Because of the vast number of genre-itch Space Marshals scratches, it isnt the high-octane arcade action, dual stick shooter we commonly see in the appstore. It's leans more heavily towards the tactical side of things, and it does it flawlessly.

Fantastic game content, perfect touch controls with MFi controller support that shares the same perfection, drool-worthy visuals and audio, a huge amount of equips that can define multiple playstyles (sniper, stealth, up-close skirmish, even as a grenade-happy sapper).

5. Badland

I saved this special slot to games that make mobile games mobile: One-tap touch control games. Be it on a line in a bank or when buying tickets to a movie theater, on a crowded bus ride while standing up with one hand on a railing for support, while in a 3 minute wait driving in traffic (although i dont recommend doing that. LOL).

This is where games the likes of Rayman Run, Threes, Crossy Road, Nimble Quest and even Temple Run (one thumb+tilt) can take the spot for me, but my choice will go to Badland.

Badland has fantastic visuals, great one-tap mechanics, a ton of content, and dev that has consistently shown love to the game and its fans for years.

I really wish i could list more than 5, but i guess this is a start.


Exact-Psience My 2014 Top 10 Games of the Year: Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, Hearthstone, VVVVVV, Battleheart Legacy, Wayward Souls, Bug Heroes 2, Powerpuff Girls Defenders of Townsville, Deep Loot, Monument Valley, Bioshock Honorable Mentions: Traps N Gemstones, Bardbarian, Goblin Sword
10-05-2015, 11:32 AM
Originally Posted by Jayg2015 View Post
What are your top 5 iOS games ever. Not just top five your playing right at the moment.
Mine are a mixture of now and then

Clicker Heroes
Sim it build it
The executive
Jet pack joyride
mines of Mars
Mines of Mars is great
10-05-2015, 11:37 AM
Hue Ball
Ridiculous Fishing
(Runners up: Ziggurat and Chip Chain)

Wayward Souls
Sonic CD
10-05-2015, 04:43 PM
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Location: Liberty city
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I see faster than light in so many lists but never tried. Is it similar to OUT THeRE
10-05-2015, 05:00 PM
Originally Posted by Jayg2015 View Post
I see faster than light in so many lists but never tried. Is it similar to OUT THeRE
Seems too hardcore for me.
10-05-2015, 07:19 PM
Joined: Jun 2014
Posts: 555
If any of you haven't tried FTL, go ahead! Its one hell of a game. I usually dont like that kind of games (you know so complex so addictive), but FTL just breaks the rules for me. It's incredibly rewarding and cant recommend it enough!