Posted 15 January 2010 - 06:07 AM
I don't know about others, but I like games that really offer something new or just avant-garde these days as I've been bored for years by the gaming industry. Most of the games I love the most are slightly more on the artistic side. Here's my list of the best iPhone games according to myself.
GeoDefense - The best tower game on the iPhone, stupidly hard but requires cognitive abilities unlike most tower games. Each map has its own set of rules. Some maps certain towers are cheap, some maps, enemies come out in formations, some have rests between swarms, some are chaos. The fact each map is completely different means there isn't a single winning strategy. Each time you play a new map, its a new strategy to figure out. Also each tower has its place, meaning there's no certain tower that is the "Win" tower.
GeoDefense Swarm - The sequel to the best Tower-D game on the iPhone, and quite a bit different and makes you really plan out your strategies. Its a tribute how a tired idea like Tower Defense can still be amazing.
Zen Bound - Still one of the premiere puzzle games, beautiful from the presentation down to the control. This is a game that couldn't exist on any other platform and it has a great soundtrack too.
Dungeon Chronicles - Part tower defense, part RPG, its stupidly addictive as you level up your hero tower which then levels up your other towers stats. The more you play, the higher difficulties you can eventually beat. I'm personally not into RPGs but its really one of the best games and frequently updated.
Alive 4 Ever - There's only several hours of gameplay here but those are some very solid hours of gameplay and even includes multiplayer for two times the zombie blasting fun.
Space Invaders: Infinity Gene - spastic space shooter that meshes retro art with game design. Its avant-garde nature makes it a real gem as the game play dynamic changes up frequently. Its a homage to itself but really flexes what a retro remake should be.
Spider: The Mystery of Bryce Manor - A beautiful adventure that doesn't outstay its welcome, you play the role of a spider wandering through a bug filled abandoned mansion meanwhile, you as the viewer are left to decipher clues that tell a story simply through the rooms themselves. Genuis
Textropolis/Fishtropolis - Both are essentially the same game; a super leisurely "find the word" game that has no time limits, no guess limits, in fact no way to lose. Its sounds almost so simple that it might be passé but its quite addicting.
Canabalt - The most epic single button game ever. The game bleeds style with blaring soundtrack and choas as a the main character leaps between buildings, cranes and offices while avoiding explosives, bombs, and crumbling buildings.
Stair Dismount - yep, its the same game your remember from years ago. Just shove the guy down the stairs and rack up points for injuries. Its great for short bursts.
Tiger Woods - I found I was the destroyer of worlds at this game. While there's nothing new about golf gaming, the swing mechanism made the game rather enjoyable as it gave you a sense of control. I found that upgrading my putting ability right off the bat without any regard to other abilities was the smartest thing ever. I was playing a season but lost interesting after maxing my character out and beating opponents by ridiculous scores of being -10 strokes ahead. Still a really fun outing on the iPhone and I got my money's worth.
The incredible part is all these games probably total from under $35.
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