EconomiciOS Video Games

Video Games Encyclopedia by Gamepressure.com

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.

Fallout Shelter (iOS)
Fallout Shelter (iOS)

Strategy 15 June 2015

A mobile spin-off to the post-apocalyptic Fallout franchise, accompanying the fourth major installment. In contrast to the main-stream Fallout games this one is a simulation strategy, in which you take on a role of a vault overseer and have to look after its inhabitants. The game has you expand the vault by new rooms, including living quarters, and public facilities, to provide for all needs of your dwellers. You also have to gather supplies, which requires you to send expeditions outside the vault, having previously equipped (or not) your men with weapons and protective gear. Each vault dweller has their own statistics and gains experience, thus unlocking new abilities and equipment.

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Stronghold Kingdoms (iOS)
Stronghold Kingdoms (iOS)

Strategy 17 August 2017

A side entry in Stronghold series, created and developed by Firefly Studios. This game is a free-to-play MMO with microtransactions and, just like in any other games from the series, it takes players into a dark medieval world in which they have to create their own kingdoms. During the game we can join one of European countries and political groups and we can establish our status by getting special honor points. Depending on our preferable style we can focus on military and gain influence by using a strong army or focus on economic aspect and defeat our enemies in a peaceful way. We can choose from many specializations such as diplomacy, espionage or agriculture. Trade and creating alliances with other players are very important aspects of the game. The game also has special bonus cards which can be acquired during the game or bought with real money.

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Realpolitiks (iOS)
Realpolitiks (iOS)

Strategy 20 July 2017

A real-time strategy game by Polish studio Jujubee, in which you play as a leader of one of the 21st-century nations and do your best in order for the citizens to prosper. Mechanics-wise, Realpolitiks resembles the popular Europa Universalis series, but the game is set in modern times and takes into account the current specifics of politics and reality. The gameplay focuses mostly on managing the country in all the key fields and requires making many strategic and political decisions, which have huge consequences. You have to take care of such things as e.g. internal policy, diplomacy, economics, armed conflicts or espionage. The game emphasizes both the bright and the dark side of power, allowing you to choose your own path of achieving your goals and to decide between doing the right thing and using morally dubious methods.

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Motorsport Manager (iOS)
Motorsport Manager (iOS)

Racing 21 August 2014

A sports manager game in which we lead a racing team and try to win a fictional version of Formula 1. The economic system is the basis of the game – if we want to achieve success we have to manage our budget well and have a balance between income and expenses. During the game we can hire new drivers and technicians, research new technologies and upgrades for our race cars as well as find optimal settings for the cars and create schemes for pit-stops. During the races we can set a general tactic and make various decisions, e.g. changing tires during a heavy rain – on one hand our driver can lose precious seconds but on the other hand driving with the old tires can increases the danger of accident drastically. Realism and very good graphics works in favor of the game created by Playsport Games (we don't get any bonuses or special abilities).

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The Sims 3 (iOS)
The Sims 3 (iOS)

Simulation 02 June 2009

The third major installment in a life simulation game series, The Sims. The title was developed by The Sims Studio in cooperation with Maxis and Electronic Arts. As per usual, The Sims 3 lets you take control of a life of a virtual character from the cradle to the grave. Your job is to provide for the needs of your family of Sims when it comes to their social interactions, family matters, and career. The Sims 3 introduces two significant novelties to the game: lifetime wishes and a personality system that attributes 5 dominant character features to each Sim. As compared with previous installments in the franchise, the game’s 3D visuals were significantly improved.

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The Settlers (2009) (iOS)
The Settlers (2009) (iOS)

Strategy 06 November 2009

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Democracy 3 (iOS)
Democracy 3 (iOS)

Strategy 08 June 2014

The third installment in the complex turn-based economical strategy game series developed since 2005 by Positech Games. Democracy 3 again puts you in the role of the leader of a fictional democratic country and tasks you with making a number of decisions that will let you satisfy the many conflicting expectations of the virtual society so that you can stay in power. The gameplay features a complex socio-economical simulation system, according to which every choice you make takes its toll on your country and its society. The mechanics of the game are similar to those known from the previous installments, while the changes introduced by the developers include such aspects as the private sector's influence on the society, and the presence of real-life problems and events (e.g. climate change, financial crisis). The graphics have vastly improved, although the gameplay is still mostly based on charts, statistics, and so on.

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911 Operator (iOS)
911 Operator (iOS)

Simulation 2018

911 Operator is a game, a strategy-simulator developed by Polish studio Jutsu Games, which is a reiteration of a project which won the Indie Showcase competition held during Digital Dragons 2016. In 911 Operator you become a rescue service operator, and your job is to answer calls from people in danger. The story campaign takes place in 10 cities – you will face many different challenges; some of them amusing, some serious, some frustrating. During the game you have to give advice concerning administration of first-aid as well as choose the right number of people and equipment to send to the scene. A nice touch in the game is the fact that you can sometimes receive prank calls, which have to be recognized and ignored.

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Jurassic World: The Game (iOS)
Jurassic World: The Game (iOS)

Strategy 30 April 2015

Jurassic World: The Game is a strategy developed by Ludia and released prior to its cinematic inspiration. We take the role of the director of the titular amusement park. We will have to build new attractions, find new ways to make money (i.e. gift shop), and breed over fifty dinosaur species. Gameplay is also complemented with some RPG elements, like battles between the dinosaurs. We are not only breeding them, we are also training them so they can fight on special arenas where they face AI or dinosaurs trained by other players. Jurassic World: The Game even has some card game elements. Each dinosaur has its own card, and the owner of the species-diversified park has to create his or her unique deck. The game works with the Brawlasaurs toys from Hasbro. They can be scanned with the built-in camera and then unlocked in the game.

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Prison Architect (iOS)
Prison Architect (iOS)

Strategy 12 May 2017

An economic real-time strategy game created by British indie developer Introversion Software. Prison Architect lets you play as a headmaster of a penal facility. Your duties include designing a high-security prison, managing its budged, and providing for the needs of inmates. The authors saw to it that each prisoner had his individual personality and corresponding criminal inclinations. A virtual prison manager has to face such issues as violent behavior among inmates, gang activities, smuggling and contraband, or even mutiny. Prison Architect features very simple top-down 2D graphics.

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The Sims Mobile (iOS)
The Sims Mobile (iOS)

Simulation TBA

Another mobile installment in the life simulation game series by Electronic Arts. As per tradition, The Sims Mobile focuses on simulating and shaping the lives of your virtual characters. You can choose their appearance, personality, and life goals, from career paths to hobbies. During the game, the Sims' living quarters can be modified by choosing from a wide range of furniture, decorations and accessories, as the game progresses, you unlock additional activities and locations. A certain novelty is the ability to shape the history of whole families. When your character achieves their goals and retires, you can unlock new interests and career paths for next generations. Thus e.g. the grandfather's achievements can inspire his children or grandchildren to choose a similar career path.

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RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 (iOS)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 (iOS)

Strategy 12 August 2015

iOS

Anno: Build An Empire (iOS)
Anno: Build An Empire (iOS)

Strategy 20 November 2014

iOS

Farming Simulator 18 (iOS)
Farming Simulator 18 (iOS)

Simulation 06 June 2017

Another installment of an annually released farming simulator series developed by GIANTS Software. This time, however, the creators decided to develop a game exclusively for handheld devices like PS Vita or Nintendo 3DS. In terms of mechanics, Farming Simulator 18 highly resembles the previous installments of the series, in particular, the handheld version of Farming Simulator 16. The game sees the players running their farms in an attempt to make a profitable business out of it. To achieve this, players have to take care of a number of things, such as soil and plant cultivation, harvesting and selling the crops, and finally the successive development of the farm. Farming Simulator 18 does not lack the series’ representative feature, namely a wide range of licensed agricultural machinery of the world’s top makes, which are available for the players to utilize while working in the field.

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The Sims: Medieval (iOS)
The Sims: Medieval (iOS)

Simulation 22 September 2011

The Sims: Medieval is a spin-off installment of the popular life simulator The Sims. The title was developed by Maxis. As the title suggests, the game takes place during the Middle Ages, albeit with a humorous spin. Similarly as in the other Sims games, the player must take care of the needs of the virtual characters. Depending on selected profession (for example king, knight, wizard, bard, blacksmith), the events are shown from different perspective and the available missions vary. The creators of The Sims: Medieval focused on immersion and allowed the players to have strong impact on the shape of the game world, including the looks of the characters.

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SimCity BuildIt (iOS)
SimCity BuildIt (iOS)

Strategy 16 December 2014

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Breaking Bad: Empire Business (iOS)
Breaking Bad: Empire Business (iOS)

Strategy canceled

Breaking Bad: Empire Business is a mobile economic strategy based on the popular TV series. It was developed by Phase One Games and it uses a free to play distribution model with microtransactions. The player is tasked with creating and managing a drug empire. Characters known from the screen appear in the game, including Walter White, Jesse Pinkman, Gus Fring and Saul Goodman. However, the game doesn’t repeat the scenario from the original production. Except for the extraordinary main theme, Breaking Bad: Empire Business is a regular mobile economic strategy in which the player constructs buildings, gathers resources, organizes distribution and hires various specialists. The illegal nature of the business makes for unusual problems, including the need of hiding player’s actions from the DEA and the necessity to fight the Mexican Cartel. In Breaking Bad: Empire Business the players can create their own drug syndicates and use internet to compete with other similar groups created by other users.

iOS

Antihero (iOS)
Antihero (iOS)

Strategy 2018

A turn-based strategy set in the Victorian age, created by an independent developer, Tim Conkling. It takes us to a somewhat grotesque version of a British town, based on Charles Dickens’ descriptions, with us playing as a leader of the local thieves’ guild, whose task is to develop his organization and fill its vaults with gold. To achieve this, we must recruit new members to our gang, train them and send on missions like stick-ups, mugging, and assassinations. Infiltrating banks, factories, and other influential institutions is crucial to our success, in addition to building useful structures and researching new technologies – all of this without going broke of course. Antihero offers a huge freedom at expanding our criminal empire. Depending on our preferences, we can concentrate on more discreet activities or turn our organization into a full-fledged assassin’s guild.

iOS

Sid Meier's Starships (iOS)
Sid Meier's Starships (iOS)

Strategy 12 March 2015

Another entry in the strategy game series created by the legendary developer Sid Meier. In a way it us a continuation to the Civilization franchise, especially Beyond Earth, to which it is connected with its story. What is different is that this time we leave our planet’s surface and focus on managing a fleet of vessels in space. We lead an expedition with a task to save a distant civilization from doom, which requires protecting certain planets and eliminating things that threaten them. Class units are replaced by spaceships, which we can modify and upgrade freely. There is also a complex technology tree known from Civilization games, and victory can be achieved in several ways. Sid Meier’s Starships uses the engine from last few entries in the series, although the visuals have been slightly simplified on mobile devices.

iOS

Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories (iOS)
Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories (iOS)

RPG 13 January 2016

Another installment in the popular series of RPG games that depict the life of a farmer. The game was developed by studio Natsune and is part of a series that was started in the second half of the 90s. In Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories the player becomes a novice farmer and is tasked with rebuilding the former prosperity of a farm and gaining sympathy of the inhabitants of a nearby city by completing various story quests. For completing those missions, the player obtains seeds of memories that contain a record of the most important moments in the life of a character. Although the gameplay returns to the roots of the series, the developers have decided to added some completely new features as well. During the game, the players plant seeds, gather crops, and breed animals. In addition to engaging in farming activities, the players can also cook, go fishing, and work in mines. All of those activities require tools, which, as the game progress, can be upgraded and replaced by new ones.

iOS

Clash of Kings (iOS)
Clash of Kings (iOS)

Strategy 30 December 2014

iOS

Godus (iOS)
Godus (iOS)

Strategy 07 August 2014

iOS

My Country 3D (iOS)
My Country 3D (iOS)

Strategy 2020

Another installment in the casual series of mobile city-builders developed by Lithuanian company Game Insight. In the game the player assumes the role of a mayor of a small city and is tasked with transforming it into a great metropolis. In order to achieve it, one must construct and upgrade buildings, improve the city infrastructure and satisfy the needs of the citizens while balancing expenses and incomes. Despite the fact that the game doesn’t have a complex economy model, it requires the player to manually modify various aspects of the metropolis, including constantly assigning specialists to specific tasks. Thanks to that – despite the use of a typical free-to-play model – during the game, the player always has something to do. As the title of the game suggests, the greatest novelty in My Country 3D is moving the series into a three-dimensional environment in which one can freely rotate and zoom the camera.

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Monopoly (iOS)
Monopoly (iOS)

Party 20 November 2009

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