Mobile games now dominate the gaming sector. Gaming was once dominated by consoles and PCs. But a tectonic shift began with the release of the first iPhone in 2007. The iOS devices that came later on, as well as other smart mobile devices, changed the gaming landscape completely.
The iOS platform is now among the top gaming platforms. Several top games are released on the platform each year, some of which are platform-specific.
2020 is no exception.
This year, iPhone and iPad gamers have a whole lot of games they can enjoy. These games have been embraced by both users and critics alike:
1. Genshin Impact
Genshin Impact is an open-world RPG. The game was named ‘iPhone Game of the Year’ by Apple in 2020.
The game’s main draws are its storyline and game world. The storyline takes the player through several exciting adventures, through which the player gains amazing skills. This is set in a world called Tevyat, which has 7 different nations, all of which the player can explore.
Genshin Impact has a beautiful art style that is similar to Nintendo’s Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It also features an amazing soundtrack made by the renowned London Philharmonic Orchestra.
2. Legends of Runeterra
Legends of Runeterra is a strategy card game from Riot Games, the company behind League of Legends. It was crowned the ‘iPad Game of the Year’ in 2020.
In Legends of Runeterra players face off against each other in 1v1 matches, lasting multiple rounds. There are several characters from several regions, including renowned champions from the League of Legends franchise. Players must use strategy and skill to beat their opponents.
3. Sneaky Sasquatch
Sneaky Sasquatch is the ‘Apple Arcade Game of the Year.’ In the game, the player controls a Sasquatch who must perform various activities, without being caught by humans.
These activities range from small things like stealing food from campsites, all the way to infiltrating the local human society. Throughout this journey, the player must don disguises and can take the roles of a photographer, a cab driver, and even an executive at a company.
4. Crossy Roads Castle
Crossy Roads Castle is a spin-off of the famous casual game, Crossy Road. It is an endless platformer with procedurally generated levels. The player can play as various characters from the Crossy Road franchise.
Crossy Roads Castle was released in Apple Arcade earlier this year. Since its release, the game has met with great user and critical acclaim.
5. League of Legends: Wild Rift
League of Legends is an acclaimed MOBA loved by gamers around the world. It is also one of the biggest E-sport games out there. League of Legends: Wild Rift is the mobile version of the game, which Riot Games, have tailored for mobile, without losing out on the main essence of the experience the genre offers.
Like all top MOBA games, the game consists of characters from different classes. The players need to be strategic in their gameplay like in PC MOBAs as well. The battles are also similarly exciting but tailored towards the shorter gaming sessions that mobile gaming is focused on.
Many MOBA veterans have already dubbed this as the best MOBA on mobile at the moment. The game is bound to get better as Riot Games keeps improving the experience. It may even become a big e-sports game in the future.
6. Beyond Blue
Beyond Blue is an exploration game set underwater. The player controls a scientist in her quest to uncover the secrets under the deep blue sea.
Beyond Blue is a great way for players to learn about the mysterious world underwater. Players can encounter various species of animals that live underwater, including varieties of Whales. Users can also use advanced technologies which current scientists use to learn about life underwater, in-game.
The game is rendered in amazing 3D graphics, that shows the world underwater in all its glory.
Spyder is a quirky game, where the player controls a robot-spider, which is a spy on a mission to save the world from an evil organization.
On this quest, the robot-spider has to finish various missions and disrupt the plan of the evil organization. These missions include several exciting puzzles.
Spyder also has great graphics that immerse the player into the game. It is a great game for players of all ages.
8. South of the Circle
South of the Circle is a game set in 1964 and revolves around a love story.
The game has a unique art style that perfectly conveys the game’s tone. The animation in the game is motion-captured with some big names in the acting industry.
South of the Circle is a great game for anyone who loves interactive story games.
9. A Monster’s Expedition
Monster’s Expedition is an open-world puzzle adventure. In the game, the player controls a monster character who pushes trees between islands to get from one to another. As the monster character completes various puzzles, they learn more about the mysterious creatures known as ‘humans.’
Unlike many other puzzle games, A Monster’s Expedition is a relaxing puzzle game. If the player is stuck on a puzzle, they can travel to another part of the world and try another puzzle. Or they can explore the world a bit, and then come back later to finish the puzzle.
10. Slash Quest
Slash Quest is a game where the player controls a sword which controls a character. This sword is a growing sword, held by a knight.
The quirky game has 12 unique levels for the player to complete. all of which are set in various environments. It also has very unique boss fights for the player to complete. It also features a unique soundtrack that fits in perfectly with the game’s tone.
The reason for the success of many of these games are the teams behind them. These teams all had in-depth knowledge about iOS game development. As in the case of these games, the key to creating any top iOS game is to have a top game development team. Such a team would be able to create the game in a way that is far likely of becoming a success.