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Best-looking game to break in my iPhone 6s?

11-18-2015, 05:16 PM
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Best-looking game to break in my iPhone 6s?

After three years, I finally got a new phone. Whoopee! I'm super excited. It's a 6s (regular) and it's also the first time I've had iOS north of 6.0 (yes, for real). So, finally I can download 'modern' games.

So! I'm looking for some suggestions for visually or technically amazing games that I can finally run that will show off this slick lil piece of hardware. I downloaded both the "recent" Warhammer games, and Radiation Island (which is very nice-looking), but what else should I get?

I tend to like slower, more strategic or exploratory games, but I'm open to anything. Whatcha think??? Thanks!!

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11-18-2015, 05:18 PM
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Mods, feel free to merge this with the master thread if need be. I wasn't sure if it merited a separate discussion or not (considering it's specific to the latest hardward and games that are visually demanding and appealing)

Sorry if it shouldn't be its own thing!

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11-18-2015, 08:06 PM
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I'm sure the thread is fine, I haven't seen a thread similar to this before. Anyways; here's some games that are demanding in several different ways
Disney Toy Box: Very demanding on the GPU
Octodad: Very hard on the GPU
Implosion: Never lose hope
Modern Combat 5 Blackout
Order & Chaos 2
Asphalt 8; despite its age is still graphically intensive
AG drive, Breakneck & Race the Sun
Dead Effect 2
After pulse
Tales from the borderlands
Infinity blade 3 still holds up
Shadowmatic & the room 3 are gorgeous puzzlers
Forgotten Memories & Lost within are great horror with impressive visuals
Radiation Island is a fantastic open world game
With breathtaking visuals
NBA 2K16 also is great with Real Time shadows
Brothers in Arms 3 is also good; if a little repetitive
Hellraid: the escape also features great visuals
Heroes Reborn is a beautiful 3D portal like game
Battle supremacy evolution is a great vehicular combat game

Last edited by jgeirge; 11-18-2015 at 08:22 PM.
11-19-2015, 05:07 AM
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Awesome, thanks for the list! A lot of those games are ones I've had my eye on. Excited to check them out.

Any that you think are particularly good games—the kind that will never leave your device?

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11-19-2015, 06:04 AM
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Go to a quiet road with a couple of models and start playing catch with your iPhone 6s.

Whoever drops it is the loser!

This game will eventually break your iPhone 6s.
11-19-2015, 06:29 AM
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Demon's Rise (thread here) is pretty graphics heavy. As the current version still has a few problems, if you want to not only test but play I recommend to wait for the next update which should be coming in a bit.

Nimian Legends:Brightridge (thread) is already really pushing things in the current version; just crank up the graphics settings all the way. Robert, the developer, announced an HD update aimed for before Xmas.
By the way, you wrote that you like exploratory games. NL should be right down your alley, cannot recommend and praise it enough

Just for fun, give the Epic Techdemo for Metal "Zen Garden" a try:
I posted some info here http://forums.toucharcade.com/showth...29&post3350929 , including the Appstore links to the old Citadel demo and Zen Garden.

Seconding Implosion; nice graphics there, and a good action game to boot.

For slower/strategic, I can also recommend BatteLore:Command. Very good tactics game, iOS version of a tabletop wargame.

Oh, and I forgot Transistor, great game and the best voice acting I know of on iOS, together with their earlier game Bastion. Grab both if you don't have them yet.

Last edited by Nullzone; 11-19-2015 at 09:35 AM.
11-19-2015, 09:25 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by deadclown View Post
Any that you think are particularly good games—the kind that will never leave your device?
Games I would recommend are as follow

Implosion: Never Lose Hope ($9.99)
A hothouse hack and slash action sci fi adventure

•The Room 3 ($4.99)
•Shadowmatic ($2.99)
Both are very unique in their own respects

If you're into first person shooters than
•Modern Combat 5 (Free) is the go to for multiplayer FPS.
•Smash Hit ($1.99) is fairly addictive glass breaking game, fantastic graphics & intuitive touch gameplay.

Finally just because it's been on my device since release:
•Doug dug ($1.99) lacks precise sharp visuals but makes up for it with a fantastic 2 dimensional art style, rewarding gameplay & a sense of exploration while descending the mines
11-19-2015, 11:29 PM
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This is a great list of HD games - i need to look into these

I just wanted to mention about Nimian Legends BrightRidge that Nullzone kindly mentioned above. The current version on the appstore has a bug where some trees wil flicker blue. But if you want to still try it, yes pump up the options and as I type this a fix is being uploaded to the App store, so that will be available soon. (Edit: the fix is in review - here is a screenshot on iPhone6):


And just to let you know I also have a HD update called Nimian Legends BrightRidge HD that i am aiming to release for the holidays. It has a LOT more detail and graphic options that really take advantage of new devices. I looks great on the iPhone 6 and I'd be really interested to see how much higher you can set the options on an iPhone 6s. Here's a screenshot of the upcoming HD version on iPhone6:



I hope you'll check it out when its ready. In the meantime i hope you get some great ideas from these posts and find some games worthy of pushing your phone

Last edited by Protopop; 11-20-2015 at 12:21 AM.
11-20-2015, 05:59 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Protopop View Post
This is a great list of HD games - i need to look into these

I just wanted to mention about Nimian Legends BrightRidge that Nullzone kindly mentioned above. The current version on the appstore has a bug where some trees wil flicker blue. But if you want to still try it, yes pump up the options and as I type this a fix is being uploaded to the App store, so that will be available soon. (Edit: the fix is in review - here is a screenshot on iPhone6):


And just to let you know I also have a HD update called Nimian Legends BrightRidge HD that i am aiming to release for the holidays. It has a LOT more detail and graphic options that really take advantage of new devices. I looks great on the iPhone 6 and I'd be really interested to see how much higher you can set the options on an iPhone 6s. Here's a screenshot of the upcoming HD version on iPhone6:



I hope you'll check it out when its ready. In the meantime i hope you get some great ideas from these posts and find some games worthy of pushing your phone
Whoa, that looks phenomenal. I'll definitely get it! When the HD version drops, I'll report back here. Thanks!

And thanks NullZone and jgeirge for your thoughts and recommendations. Lots of great stuff to look forward to, it seems!

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11-21-2015, 03:33 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jgeirge View Post
Implosion: Never Lose Hope ($9.99)
A hothouse hack and slash action sci fi
Currently free as IGN's game of the month:
http://uk.ign.com/prime/promo/implosion-free