12 of the Most Addictive Games for iPhone
There’s is only so much Candy Crush and Angry Birds that the average iPhone user can take. Here is a handy AGENT guide to a dozen other, equally addictive and free or low-cost options for on-the-go Apple gamers.
If you’re a public transport commuter, chances are that the amount of time you spend on a bus or train with other commuters is quite significant. But for iPhone users in particular, there is a host of addictive games for iPhone that can keep you entertained when reading might not be an option.
Game apps are a great way to pass the time, as many are inexpensive or free, and they turn the phone in your pocket into a high-spec gaming console.
With that sorted, and especially if you’ve already fallen into the trap of such addictive games as Candy Crush or Angry Birds, you’ll be chomping at the bit to get your teeth into these gems. So without further ado, here are just 12 of the most addictive games for iPhone on the iTunes Store.
Addictive Games for iPhone – the AGENT Roundup
1. Alto’s Adventure
If you’re looking for a runner-style game with something extra, Alto’s Adventure – Snowman might be the one for you. It’s an endless snowboarding odyssey with stunning visuals and a wide array of levels and settings. The game demands your attention but the beautiful graphics make playing it a relaxing experience. It’s perfect for unwinding after a stressful day!
2. Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake
Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake is an adventure game with a simple quest, to get back Niko’s birthday cake! Solve puzzles and complete side quests in order to work your way across Gogapoe Island, making friends and enemies with the monsters you meet along the way. Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake – Cartoon Network is a seriously addictive game, featuring adorable graphics and a great soundtrack.
3. Monument Valley
No doubt you’ve heard about this game before, as deservedly, its received a lot of hype. The aim of Monument Valley – ustwo Games Ltd, a puzzle game, is to guide Princess Ida through surreal architecture and challenging geometry. You uncover hidden paths, happen upon optical illusions and battle with the Crow People as the game progresses. The game is stunningly beautiful and contains 10 unique levels.
4. Band Land
Fans of music and trivia are sure to love this one. Band Land – Undercoders presents you with a sparse picture of a band and you have to write down their name as fast as you can. The game features over 200 bands and 10 levels of increasing difficulty, so will challenge even the biggest music nerd. It integrates with Twitter and Facebook so you can ask your friends if you get stuck.
For some, this game might be a bit too realistic to be fun, but zombie aficionados will love it. In Infectonator – Armor Games Inc your goal is to infect the entire world, turning them into zombies. The pixel-art graphics add a retro gaming feel while chain reaction gameplay keeps you hooked. There are 10 types of unique zombie and over 50 cities to infect.
6. Crazy Cake Swap
With a similar concept to Candy Crush, itself one of the most addictive games for iphone, this game is largely a match-3 puzzle. However, Crazy Cake Swap – Zynga Inc. allows you to add photos of yourself, your family and pets to be the star bakers, as well as allowing you connect with friends who also play the game. The game has adorable graphics and features over 150 levels, so you won’t finish it anytime soon!
7. Ball Maze!
Sometimes the simplest games can be the most satisfying. Ball Maze! – BoomBit Inc. works on this theory, with a straight-forward goal of getting a ball through a maze, collecting stars and avoiding obstacles. The controls are incredibly easy to use, you just tap and hold to steer the ball right, release to roll it to the left. The game is TV-compatible, allowing up to 4 players in a multiplayer game, making it one of the most addictive games for iphone available.
8. Rusty Lake Hotel
Just because a game is played on mobile, doesn’t mean it can’t have the same great narratives as story games played on consoles. Rusty Lake Hotel – LoyaltyGame B.V. proves this, as a point-and-click style mystery which slowly unfolds as you navigate your way around the hotel and talk to the other guests. The game has great vintage-style graphics, with an eerie soundtrack that sets the mood: one of the addictive games for iphone that derives its power from an uncanny blend of traditional storytelling skills, with the latest tech advances.
9. I Am Bread
Explaining why this game is so incredible is very difficult, considering it has one of the most ridiculous premises of all time. The point of I am Bread – Bossa Studios Ltd is to turn a slice of bread into toast, trying to avoid anything that will make it inedible (such as water, the floor and insects). The game has 8 levels, taking you gradually further away from the toaster as you travel through the house and garden.
10. The Battle of Polytopia
If you like Minecraft, you’ll love strategy-based indie game The Battle of Polytopia – Midjiwan AB. The ultimate goal of the game is to rule the world, battling with evil AI tribes, conquering new lands and developing new technologies in the process. Even better, the app is completely free, so there’s no risk involved if you’re not 100 percent certain this is something you’d enjoy.
11. Diner Dash
Anyone who has formerly worked in the service industry might themselves transported back to darker times when playing this game! However, Diner Dash – Glu Games Inc is a great game for anyone who enjoys fast-paced time-management tasks. In this app, another of the most addictive games for iphone, you help server Flo seat customers, serve food and earn tips to fend off the big chain of Eat-Mor restaurants. There are over 150 levels and plenty of side-challenges to keep you occupied long term.
12. Plague Inc.
Last but not least on our roundup of addictive games for iphone, those looking for a more realistic epidemic simulation than Infectonator can offer will love Plague Inc. – Ndemic Creations. This strategy-based game starts with you infecting “Patient Zero” and the ultimate goal is to bring about the end of the human race using this deadly disease. It gets harder as society adapts to protect itself against the virus, and there are over 50 countries to infect, giving you a big task!
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