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iOS Video Games

iOS is the name for the operating system which Apple is using in its own smartphones and tablets (iPhones and iPads) since 2007. iOS is a more popular platform among the mobile developers than Android, despite the fact that the latter is used in a greater number of mobile devices. Apple’s success is a result of bigger revenues for developers creating iOS games and greater performance of iPhones and iPads, among other things.

Fortnite: Battle Royale (iOS)
Fortnite: Battle Royale (iOS)

Action 02 April 2018

Fortnite: Battle Royale is a free-to-play multiplayer action game developed by Epic Games. The game is based on the battle royale formula and is similar to e.g. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. A hundred players are transported onto an island with almost nothing in their inventory. A player is tasked with finding or looting weapons, traps, and other pieces of gear. The game offers players much leeway - one can run around and shoot as much as he likes, nonetheless, he can also assume the stealth approach, hide in an appropriate spot and eliminate the foes with a sniper rifle. Additionally, one can acquire more resources from buildings, trees, etc. and use them to construct numerous objects such as stairs, covers, and bridges. The only objective a player is tasked with is staying alive until the end of a match. This task is even more difficult due to the fact that the battlefield shrinks continuously. The game has been based on Unreal Engine technology, also used in the production processes of such games as Final Fantasy VII Remake and Tekken 7.

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Hearthstone (iOS)
Hearthstone (iOS)

Logic 02 April 2014

A card logic game set in the fantasy universe of Azeroth, known from the Warcraft franchise. The game was developed by Blizzard Entertainment company, who mention the cult card game Magic: The Gathering as one of their major inspirations. Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft lets you pick one of the nine available character classes and build you own deck of cards, which you can use in battles against the AI (tutorials) or living opponents (duels, tournaments). Gameplay mechanics are based on a set of easy to learn rules. Victory is rewarded with new cards. The game is based on free-to-play model with optional microtransactions, which means that although you can play Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft for free, some elements require payment.

iOS

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery (iOS)
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery (iOS)

RPG Wednesday, 25 April 2018

RPG title set in the world of Harry Potter. Players create their Hogwart’s students and follow their lives throughout several years. These include participating in lessons of defense against dark art or studying creation of mixtures.

iOS

Clash Royale (iOS)
Clash Royale (iOS)

Strategy 02 March 2016

A multiplayer game with MOBA elements from the Finnish Supercell studio, set in a universe of one of the mobile bestsellers – Clash of Clans. Same as there, we play as a ruler whose ambitions go beyond the borders of his country. Gameplay of Clash of Royale comes down to taking part in online skirmishes with other players to overthrow the opposing king. Battles are fought in very simplified form and take place on small arenas, which fit entirely on the smartphone’s or tablet’s screen. During the battles, we send offensive units along set paths, while also making sure to secure our own domain with various spells and defensive units and buildings. The mechanics are complemented by card game features, and the time between fights is spent on collecting the strongest possible deck of cards, each representing the respective units and actions (e.g. casting spells).

iOS

FortCraft (iOS)
FortCraft (iOS)

Action 2018

iOS

Sid Meier's Civilization VI (iOS)
Sid Meier's Civilization VI (iOS)

Strategy 21 December 2017

The sixth installment of the legendary series of turn-based strategy games that allow us to control a selected civilization throughout several thousand years of its history. It was traditionally developed by Firaxis Games led by Sid Meier, the franchise’s creator, himself. Gameplay-wise, Civilization VI combines together the well-proven solutions of its predecessors but also introduces several revolutionary changes. The most important one is the city development. Metropolises can now span across more than one field and consist of four kinds of districts: industrial, scientific, trading, and military. The technology development system was also modified, so that every invention offers an additional mini-quest that provides a useful bonus. Significant changes were also introduced in diplomacy, and the combat mechanics now somewhat mitigate the restrictions introduced by the fifth installment of the series. The game traditionally features an extensive and fully configurable multiplayer mode.

iOS

Oddmar (iOS)
Oddmar (iOS)

Arcade 19 April 2018

A colorful, two-dimensional platformer game for mobile devices, created by Mobge Games - a Turkish developer. With its relaxed atmosphere, the game describes daily life and habits of Vikings. As a platformer game, Viking Mushroom offers twenty-five different levels filled with opportunities to jump and climb. The player encounters large numbers of traps, enemies and collectibles as well. The titular mushrooms are significant here, for they were eaten by Scandinavian warriors in order to acquire superhuman powers, according to the tradition. The game recreates such situations, for each of many kind of mushrooms available gives access to a set of useful abilities. The game offers colorful visuals, resembling the Rayman series in this aspect. What deserves special attention is the fact that both the plot and certain gameplay mechanics are rooted deeply in the tradition of Vikings and supported by research conducted on their culture.

iOS

Tales of Gaia (iOS)
Tales of Gaia (iOS)

RPG 11 April 2018

iOS

PUBG Mobile (iOS)
PUBG Mobile (iOS)

Action 2018

The younger sibling of the renowned console and PC production - Playerunknown's Battlegrounds. The gameplay is carried out on the basis of the standard battle royale ruleset – one hundred players are thrown into the fray, and they fight for survival on a large island. There can only be one winner.

iOS

Durango: Wild Lands (iOS)
Durango: Wild Lands (iOS)

RPG 2018

A MMORPG developed by Korean studio What!. The players, survivors of a worldwide cataclysm that destroyed the human population, enter a hostile world inhabited by prehistoric creatures such as dinosaurs or mammoths. We begin the game by creating our character – we can choose their sex, looks, and starting abilities. The action is seen from an isometric perspective. Living on one’s own is possible, albeit tough, considering numerous dangers and enemies that we may encounter - we can join one of growth-oriented player communities, living together in real time. Our goal is survival, which means searching for resources, growing food, creating necessary items, or even constructing various buildings. Moreover, groups of players can engage in big game hunting or PvP combat.

iOS

Nexomon (iOS)
Nexomon (iOS)

RPG 10 August 2017

A mobile role-playing game heavily-inspired by the Pokemon series. The game is set in a fantasy land, combining modern reality with science-fiction elements. You play as a trainer, whose task is to catch the eponymous creatures, develop their abilities, and use them to battle other trainers. In Nexomon, you traverse a world divided into 10 regions, visit shops, talk to NPCs, and complete a variety of quests. Like in the Pokemon series, an important factor is catching the defeated creatures, which join your collection. The battles are turn-based, and in combat you mostly choose the right attacks against the opponents and activate various special items. Apart from the multiplayer mode, the game also features a story campaign with many side quests.

iOS

This War of Mine (iOS)
This War of Mine (iOS)

Strategy 15 July 2015

An extraordinary war game with focus on survival. It was inspired by the real stories of people who at some point of their lives struggled to survive a war. The game was developed by Polish studio 11 bit, known for an original strategy game series Anomaly. The game gives you control over a group of civilians trying to survive in a ruined city, where the biggest enemies are such problems as starvation and shortage of medicines. Depending on the time of day you can improve your hideout, craft weapons, furniture, and tools, or explore city streets in search for food and useful items. Randomly generated missions provide players with varied challenges and dilemmas, which may require sacrificing one person for the good of the others. The gloomy atmosphere is emphasized by an original visual style based on light and shadow contrasts.

iOS

Dead Rivals (iOS)
Dead Rivals (iOS)

RPG 11 April 2018

An MMO action game set in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by the titular living dead. The developers - the French Gameloft - give at player's disposal vast maps he or she can traverse as a character featuring one of three specializations. The game is fueled by the missions assigned by NPCs, which revolve mainly around eliminating hordes of zombies. In order to defeat the opponents, the player can use diversified firearms (the arsenal can be expanded by new guns one can create using the elaborate crafting system); during combat, the player can also use the special abilities which are unlocked as he progresses through the game. Moreover, Dead Rivals offers the option to develop one's own hideout and gather an army of dead men to assault the stronghold controlled by another player. There is nothing standing in one's way to establish guilds and complete common objectives together with other players - the game offers numerous modes designed for cooperative and competitive (PvP) experiences. Dead Rivals features style resembling some of the Pixar's animation productions.

iOS

Blocky Farm (iOS)
Blocky Farm (iOS)

Simulation 26 October 2017

A humorous farming simulation game by Polish studio Jet Toast. You play as the owner of a small farm, which you have to turn into a prosperous business. In order to achieve that, you need to plant crops and gather them, breed animals, and complete tasks for the citizens from a nearby town. Unlike other mobile farming games , Blocky Farm allows you to use an interactive tractor, which can help you with e.g. gathering your crops. You can also play with your cat and dog, by e.g. throwing them sticks, drive them around in tiny cars, or dress them up. There is also a free-to-play multiplayer mode featuring microtransactions. You can speed up the gameplay with diamonds, although the game was designed in a way allowing you to play without needing to buy them.

iOS

Heroes of Might & Magic III: HD Edition (iOS)
Heroes of Might & Magic III: HD Edition (iOS)

Strategy 29 January 2015

A remastered edition of one of the most well-received installments of the legendary Heroes of Might & Magic series, created for the 15th anniversary of the game's original release and the 20th anniversary of the franchise. It was commissioned by Ubisoft and developed by DotEmu, known e.g. from the remake of the cult platform game Another World. The contents of the HD edition are the same as the base game (no expansions included) and consist of 7 story campaigns (about 50 maps in total), a skirmish mode and a functional editor. Compared to the original, the key changes are the upgraded wide-screen-compatible HD visuals. The graphics are now sharper and more clear-cut, which is the result of reprogramming over 25,000 elements and models. The multiplayer mode has also been upgraded, both in the local “hotseat” mode and the online one. Also, for the first time ever, a version for mobile devices was created.

iOS

Tower of Time (iOS)
Tower of Time (iOS)

RPG canceled

Tower of Time is an RPG set in a fantasy realm that stands on the brink of destruction. The player assumes the role of a warrior, who, along with a party, decides to explore a mysterious tower that may hold a key to stopping the apocalypse. Gameplay mechanics in Tower of Time mostly rely on exploration of the game world, completing missions, fighting foes, and developing your heroes. Characters represent different classes and have a variety of attacks and special skills at their disposal. Besides, many of them can have impact on their environment. Combat is observed from top-down perspective and played in real time, but it’s possible to briefly slow down time so that you can give orders to your heroes. Throughout the campaign you traverse the 13 floors of the tower, which amounts to 20-30 hours of gameplay. In between missions, you regularly visit a local town in order to regain strength and replenish supplies and equipment. Some buildings in the town can be upgraded, which unlocks new gear and abilities.

iOS

DC Unchained (iOS)
DC Unchained (iOS)

Action 2018

Developed by the South Korean 4:33 Creative Lab, DC Unchained is a mobile action game based on the free-to-play business model and offering mainly PvE and PvP multiplayer modes. The action of the game is set in the universe created by DC Comics for their comic books, animated series, and movies. DC Unchained described herein draws multiple themes from the entire DC franchise - during the game, players get to visit many locations introduced in the comic books and control the most famous superheroes and supervillains featured in this universe. The gameplay revolves around fighting hordes of opponents controlled by the AI and facing other players. During the game, one is tasked with assembling a team of three and participating in dynamic battles using unique sets of skills exhibited by each separate character. DC Unchained delivers several game modes including an elaborate story mode, time challenge, special missions, the defense mode, and multiple PvP based modes.

iOS

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City - 10th Anniversary Edition (iOS)
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City - 10th Anniversary Edition (iOS)

Action 06 December 2012

A new installment in the bestselling series of action games. The game expands the ideas introduced in the third entry in the franchise, released in 2001. The game was developed by the authors of the previous installments who, after having been bought by the American giant, were transformed into Rockstar North. The game takes place in the 80's in a completely new metropolis called Vice City. The player becomes Tommy Vercetti, who was sent by his boss to establish a foothold in the city while taking care of the local gangs and corrupted police. The game has similar mechanics to its predecessor and focuses mostly on completing various non-linear story missions. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City added some new features, such as the possibility to use motorcycles and helicopters. The graphics, inspired by aesthetics of the 80's, were greatly improved as well. During the game, the player is accompanied by a varied soundtrack broadcast by several different radio stations.

iOS

Darkest Dungeon (iOS)
Darkest Dungeon (iOS)

RPG 24 August 2017

A dark fantasy cRPG developed by debuting studio Red Hook. The story is set in a dark, medieval-like universe. While exploring ruins of an old castle and its dungeons, you face off against forces of darkness that overwhelmed the land because of the reckless actions of its previous sovereign. As you delve into the depths, you discover the dark history of a family who brought the evil upon the world. The gameplay focuses on dungeon crawling - dungeons filled with traps and crawling with monsters that need to be dealt with during turn-based combat sequences. An original idea is the sanity indicator of your heroes. Each team member has different personality and reacts differently to what is happening around him/her. Therefore, while playing you should keep an eye on their well being and fear levels, alleviating their stress by drinking alcohol or brawling, if needed.

iOS

Asphalt 9: Legends (iOS)
Asphalt 9: Legends (iOS)

Racing 2018

Asphalt 9: Legends is a mobile racing game developed for {PLAT}. The game offers both single and multiplayer modes and is characteristic for its arcade driving model that incorporates breakneck speeds, shoving the enemy off the road and air stunts.

iOS

Paladins Strike (iOS)
Paladins Strike (iOS)

Action 2018

Paladins Strike is an online action game developed mostly with the Android system in mind, combining the elements of MOBA and shooter games. The gameplay involves two teams of five players each battling each other, the mechanics of which are based on multiplayer FPS games.

iOS

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (iOS)
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (iOS)

Action 12 December 2013

The seventh installment in the controversial Grand Theft Auto series – one of the most popular game franchises in history that brought Rockstar Games company international fame. The series has been letting the player start as a petty criminal and work his way to the top of the criminal underground. This next part of the series is the biggest one so far, featuring world – the State of San Andreas – almost three times larger than Vice City. Among many innovations, there are several thing worthy of mention: improved AI of civilians, option to recruit gang members, increased number of interactive buildings, hunger factor, swimming, and new means of transportation (e.g. bicycles). On top of that, there game features numerous extra activities, highlighting the sandbox character of gameplay. The game features the atmosphere of the 1990s, apparent in both the graphics and the soundtrack available via the numerous in-game radio stations.

iOS

Pokemon GO (iOS)
Pokemon GO (iOS)

RPG 06 July 2016

A mobile RPG that supports augmented reality technology, created by Niantic studio in conjunction with The Pokemon Company. The application uses smartphones’ and tablets’ cameras to register the surrounding reality, then include additional, three-dimensional objects on it. We searching for Pokemon by following the instructions from our GPS. Other elements of gameplay aren’t much different from what we’ve seen in other entries in the series. The game focuses on finding and catching pocket monsters, then training them and dueling against players from the entire world. Pokemon GO application works in conjunction with a dedicated gadget, sold separately, a wristband that gives us access to some additional options if we happen to be without our smartphone. The band will vibrate and glow whenever there is a Pokemon nearby.

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