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Stepping back into iOS gaming for Xmas.

12-26-2015, 06:39 AM
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Joined: Apr 2013
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Stepping back into iOS gaming for Xmas.

It's been about two years since I paid any real attention to iOS gaming: I bought a Vita and the seemingly unstoppable trend of free to play games put paid to that.

But this Xmas one of my brother-in-laws gave me 15 of iOS credit.

Can anyone suggest some games (that you buy once and that's more or less it) for someone with a couple of days to kill with the in-laws (they have no TV or music in the house!?!)?

My mind is so numb I'll give anything a go apart from trading card games.

Thanks in advance.
12-26-2015, 09:00 AM
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I see I've posted this in the wrong forum. Could a mid move it to discussion?

Thanks in advance.

12-26-2015, 09:19 AM
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 58
These are some of my favourites which I recommend to new IOS owners. These are premium.

* don't starve - rougelike, currently on sale
* Sproggiwood - top down Dungeon crawler, also on sale.
* Legond of Grimrock - old style 3D Dungeon crawled
* FTL - rougelike set in space
* junk jack x - a bit like 2D Minecraft
* craft the world - a bit like 2D Minecraft with tower defence element
* Plague Inc - destroy the world using stealth and strategy

Plants vs zombies 2 is freemium but still fun and I haven't spent anything.

Also I don't like trading card games on the whole but I love Hearthstone

I hope that helps

12-26-2015, 09:26 AM
Joined: Jun 2012
Location: Brazil
Posts: 722
AirAttack 2 - vertical shoot 'em up, awesome graphics and old school gameplay, premium at just $0.99! Forum thread - http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=277041
12-26-2015, 02:42 PM
Joined: May 2014
Posts: 651
Xcom enemy within will burn some good time. Deep quality iOS gaming, depending on your device/ iOS version.
12-27-2015, 02:47 AM
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 22,664
Lara Croft GO
Out There
Space Marshals
Dust: An Elysian Tale
Star Horizon
12-27-2015, 03:50 AM
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Denmark
Posts: 1,083
Implosion - awesome hack'n'slash/RPG (and the rest of Exact-Psience's suggestion basically)
Air Attack 2 - Great Shmup
Evoland - a travel through the history of RPGs and a damn good game
Power Hover - stylish runner with awesome music

All premium experiences with no IAP

12-27-2015, 05:49 AM
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 1,593
This war of mine.
Radiation island

FTL is iPad only unfortunately
12-27-2015, 09:19 AM
Joined: Oct 2012
Location: Michigan, USA
Posts: 1,207
Templar Battleforce
Heroes and Castles 2
Badland 2
Vainglory - free but super fun and doesn't require you to purchase anything
12-27-2015, 10:40 AM
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 1,049
If you're into puzzle games, my favorites of 2015 are:
Lara Croft Go
Tetrobot and co
Divide by Sheep
Super Happy Fun Block
The Sequence

Also check the Forums Game of the Year thread for people's favorite games of this year.