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From the modern criminal underworld to fantasy realms and beyond, open world games let players freely explore their in-game universe. Players can interact in a more intuitive fashion with what they encounter or create a truly unique experience all on their own. This list of the best open world games for iOS will help you get started with this popular genre. Keep reading — a whole new (open) world awaits!

Best Open World Games for iOS, Ranked Least-Favorite to Best Overall

Let’s dive right into our ranked list with our 15th overall pick.

Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath

  • Price: 2.99
  • Ages 12
  • No data collected
  • Bit heavy with updates

Up first in our ranking of the best open world games for iOS is Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath. With a storyline overlaid on old cowboy movies, Oddworld takes place in Western Mudos. Residents of the local frontier town are under attack, and it’s up to you — a lonely drifter — to protect them. No six-shooters this time, though. Instead your weapon of choice is a crossbow. What does it fire? Furry little critters, of course.

We like the customizable touch screen controls and scalable virtual joystick. There’s now also native iOS gamepad support. Some may remember the old Oddworld game series on Xbox, and it’s translated well to mobile. Some find the controls a bit difficult to use, though. Overall, it feels very much like the original game, with funny dialogue, quirky characters, and other inventive aspects to uncover. The startup crash from iOS 15.1 is now resolved.

Baldur’s Gate

  • Price: 9.99 (in-app purchases)
  • Ages 12
  • Requires iOS 8.0 or later
  • Optimized for tablets under 7”

Next in our list is Baldur’s Gate, a classic of the genre of open world Dungeons Dragons-style RPG games. In it, players assemble a party to explore the Sword Coast, braving whatever adventures or fortunes that come their way. In this enhanced edition, there’s sixty hours of story, with locations like Durlag’s Tower, the Black Pits, and the Cloud Peaks returning. There’s also an improved interface that fans of previous versions now enjoy, with dynamic zooming among other new features.

We like the nice selection of in-app purchases and even new voice sets for your character. Zooming is made easy in this new version, and overall, the classic game is nicely updated for mobile devices. Many of the old bugs are fixed, users report. It could be a bit better optimized for iPhone X and above. That kept the game a bit further down in our list.

Radiation Island

  • Price: 2.99
  • Ages 12
  • Supports iOS MFi Game Controllers
  • iPhone 4 earlier unsupported

Radiation Island is an open-world survival adventure game set in an alternate universe. The Philadelphia Experiment has gone horribly wrong, and you’ve become stranded in a parallel reality full of forests and megafauna like bears and wolves. Your job is to explore the left-behind villages for crucial supplies and other valuable items you need to escape. Be sure to avoid the zombies. With integrated iCould support, this game is only available on iOS and Metal on A7 and A8 devices.

AirPlay also allows you to play the game on bigger monitors. It is important to Cloud save frequently, as glitches are not unheard of, causing players to lose their progress. Otherwise, though, this game is fun, drawing you in like no other. Look out, though, it does tend to drain your battery.


  • Price: 6.99
  • Ages 9, infrequent/mild profanity or crude humor
  • Requires iOS 13.0 or later
  • than 500 craftable items to unlock

The next ARPG in our review of the best open world games for iOS is Crashlands. In the game, you’re a galactic trucker stranded on an alien world called Woanope, facing a villain named Hewgodooko. In the meanwhile, you’ll uncover an evil plan to take over the world, with fascinating and friendly characters to meet and bosses to fight and overcome. One nice feature in Crashlands is there’s infinite inventory space for new items, as well as intuitive base building, and RPG-style character progression.

The combat is also now skill based, and another fun feature are all the tameable creatures to raise as your allies. This game is a complete masterpiece, and each playthrough offers something new to experience. There is no local multiplayer function, which would be a nice addition to future versions of the game, and the pathing is a bit clumsy.

Gangstar New Orleans

  • Price: Free (in-app purchases)
  • Requires iOS 9.0 or later
  • Ages 17
  • Frequent intense cartoon or fantasy violence

Turning away from fantasy/sci-fi to the criminal underworld, Gangstar New Orleans is up next in our list. The story takes place throughout New Orleans’ most iconic districts, like the French Quarter and the Louisiana Bayou, among others. It’s a shooter-style action/adventure with an excellent soundtrack, great AAA graphics, and tons of customization and different themes to choose from. Don’t miss the brand-new weapon. We also like the new GvG turf wars. There is no offline mode, though.

Overall, the game’s graphics and animation are great, with guns and cars that are easy to obtain. Some map glitches do get reported and it can get a bit laggy, unfortunately. But the broad-ranging storylines keep things interesting, and you really will feel like you’re in New Orleans.

Bully: Anniversary Edition

  • Price: 6.99
  • Ages 12
  • Infrequent/mild alcohol, tobacco, or drug use or references
  • Native support for high resolution displays

Sticking with the gangster motif is Bully: Anniversary Edition from Rockstar Games, the same folks behind the Grand Theft Auto franchise. In Bully, you’re 15-year-old Jimmy Hopkins at Bullworth Academy, a prep school on the bad side of town — that’s putting it lightly. As Hopkins, you’ll fight off bullies, stand up to teachers, and more. The graphics are high-resolution with new multiplayer friends challenges. Lighting and textures are also all greatly improved.

This is otherwise an excellent game for iOS, according to those who grew up playing it on the PS2. Jimmy is a relatable character, and lighting and textures are described as dynamic with intelligent touch control and physical controller support, among other new features. Overall, this is a great game at a great price offering all the quality you might expect.

Grand Theft Auto III

  • Price: 4.99
  • Full screen support on iPhone X / XS and iPad Pro
  • Ages 17, very mature content
  • Early innovator in open-world games

A stone cold classic in the open world genre, the third installment in the Grand Theft Auto franchise breaks the top 10 in our ranking. Among all the rest, what we liked most about this update in particular — besides tiding us over until Grand Theft Auto VI comes out, hopefully sometime in 2024 — is the HD resolution presenting all the familiar aspects of Liberty City and its criminal underworld. The vehicle models in this edition are also particularly notable, and we like the custom controls and gameplay designed and optimized specifically for mobile devices.

Playing the game is pure nostalgia, taking some players back to the time when Grand Theft Auto III premiered on PS2. The overall gameplay is good and easy to get the hang of, even without much experience. Some camera angles in cut scenes are a little bit off, and some bugs do remain.

Goat Simulator

  • Price: 6.99 (in-app purchases)
  • New user interface
  • Age 9, infrequent/mild profanity or crude humor
  • Requires iOS 13.0 or later

Ever dreamed of being a goat? Eighth place in our ranking is Goat Simulator, an open world game that lets players do just that. Overlaid on a similar formula to retro skating games, in Goat Simulator you’ll live your best goat life. By that we mean mostly just wreck stuff. The objective, become the alpha goat, or the one goat to rule them all. You’ll be a different goat in each goaty situation, such as “Repulsive Goat” or “Slender Goat.” That last one might just haunt your dreams. But there’s plenty of fun and cuteness to be had, nonetheless.

Fans of this mobile app call this is the best game in the “goatverse,” with a good selection of goats, maps, and quests to keep things interesting. There’s a great selection of Easter eggs to unlock and uncover. The game manages to stay action packed and charmingly silly all throughout.

Six-Guns: Gang Showdown

  • Price: Free (in-app purchases)
  • Ages 17, frequent/intense cartoon or fantasy violence
  • Requires iOS 9.0 or later
  • No pay to win

Sticking with the action/adventure genre, this time in the Old West, Six-Guns: Gang Showdown is up next in our list of the best open world games for iOS. In the game you’ll be a frontiersman exploring territories ranging from Arizona to Oregon, with forty missions ranging from horse racing to fighting bandits and robbers. Like any cowboy, you’ll need a trusty steed and there are eight horses to earn. There’s also authentic weapons, clothing, and ammo. Don’t miss the vampire and werewolf enemies, putting a supernatural twist on the Western motif.

This is one of the best games some have ever played on iOS, according to reports. Too many bugs and glitches remain, which prevented us from placing it any higher on our list, particularly in multiplayer mode.

Lineage 2: Revolution

  • Price: Free (in-app purchases)
  • Ages 12, infrequent/mild mature/suggestive themes
  • Requires iOS 10.0 or later
  • Infrequent/mild realistic violence

Taking open world combat to the next level, Lineage 2: Revolution offers the chance for up to 200 players to go head-to-head with graphics rendered by Unreal Engine 4. In the game, you can form a party with other players, explore and conquer dungeons, or defeat some pretty challenging boss monsters. Otherwise, this MMORPG has 50-vs-50 fortress siege matches and mass-scale PVP combat, or open-field PVP battles with thousands of challengers based all over the world.

Character and item progression is steady and constant with some effort, and micro-transactions are well balanced without ever becoming disruptive. If you’re familiar with the first Lineage installment, this update is gorgeous and truly engaging. There could be more incentives for clans, though.


  • Price: 4.99
  • Ages 9
  • Infrequent/mild mature/suggestive themes
  • Requires iOS 10.0 or later

Bringing the popular PC and console game to the world of mobile devices, Terraria breaks the top five in our list. With loads of biomes and mini-biomes to try out, the game has more or less been rebuilt from the ground up and is now really well optimized for mobile, with wiring and desert overhaul, new atmospheric and weather effects, and new quality of life features. In the game, you’ll still dig, fight, and explore, perhaps even building an entire city all on your own. There are also hundreds of enemies with which to engage.

Earning editor’s choice, Terraria is a true masterpiece, in the opinion of some who have played it. It’s beautifully designed, and we think it’s made a smooth transition from PC and console to mobile. Some control systems could be improved, we found out. Overall, though, it’s fun, humorous, and well worth the price tag.

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

  • Price: 6.99
  • Ages 17
  • Frequent/intense alcohol, tobacco, or drug use or references
  • Dual analog stick controls

Returning now to the Grand Theft Auto franchise, San Andreas takes the fourth spot in our ranking. This classic in the open world genre has everything GTA fans know and love about their favorite game. It’s also Rockstar Games’ biggest release for mobile yet. It’s now the `90s and Carl Johnson is on a mission that will take you across the entire state of San Andreas, opening the vista of what this game is about. The graphics are new and remastered, and there’s also physical controller support for iOS.

Overall, user feedback calls this a fantastic game, with simple controls, a complex and engaging storyline, and great gameplay. An editor’s choice, the controls do receive mixed reviews, but the graphics are top notch and the side missions are varied enough to keep things interesting.

Gangstar Vegas — Mafia action

  • Price: Free (in-app purchases)
  • Ages 17
  • Requires iOS 10.0 or later
  • Infrequent/mild alcohol, tobacco, or drug use or references

Another edition of Gangstar taking third spot in our list of open world games we reviewed is Gangstar Vegas — Mafia Action. What better place could there be, after all, than an open-world shooting game set in Sin City? In it, you’ll explore a massive map in any one of the crazy vehicles available for you to choose from, playing casino games, and competing for a position on the leaderboard in races, gang fights, shooting competitions, and more. Vehicles include armored tanks, muscle cars, and limos, or bring a drone into battle for backup, other types of support, and for healing.

This game is amazing, by all accounts. It’s able to be played offline, which is nice for long road trips or if you often end up in places without any Wi-Fi. The graphics, gameplay, and story mode are all amazing. There are a few ways that players used to be able to interact with the game that are missing in this latest version, though.

Genshin Impact

  • Price: Free (in-app purchases)
  • Ages 12
  • Version 2.6 “Zephyr of the Violet Garden” now available
  • Infrequent/mild sexual content and nudity

In this expansive open world game, Genshin Impact, players explore a world called Tayvet, full of mountains, rivers, and breathtaking scenery, with a number of interesting characters to meet and dangers to navigate along the way. The ultimate boss is named Hydro, and there’s an elemental battle system to keep things interesting, such as freezing with Cryo or burning your enemy with Pyro. Making the game notable is the vibrant artwork, with rendering in real time, and well-visualized character renderings.

As gameplay goes on, you’ll assemble an in-game team, if that’s what you choose, or team up with friends to play Genshin Impact across various platforms. An editor’s choice, this is an amazing action RPG that by all accounts belongs on any list of the best open world games for iOS.


  • Price: 6.99
  • Ages 9
  • In game add-ons and packs available to purchase, including a realm subscription
  • Plenty of new updates keep the game fresh and players returning for more

It’s not an overstatement to say when many think of open world games they think first of Minecraft, and for this reason, we had no qualms putting it first in our list. In this well-reviewed absolute classic for all ages, the world is endless and yours to explore, or instead, develop all on your own. There’s a marketplace to choose maps, skins, and textures from, with slash commands helping to customize actual gameplay. Otherwise, we had fun avoiding the enemies, defending ourselves with the armor and weapons just waiting to be uncovered.

There are good amounts of resources to collect, and other new add-ons like data-driven behavior which players can now manipulate, among other fun variables. Fans of the game love the new updates, and survival mode is particularly challenging. The freedom to build what you want is an especially popular feature.

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Best Offline Games for iPhone You Can Play

Along with listening to music on the best music streaming apps and watching some awesome Netflix movies, playing games is probably the most-loved stress buster. Single-player mobile games are probably one of the best ways to spend your leisure time at various places. Fortunately, iOS has a slew of great single-player titles available, and we noted down some of them below. Whether you are a fan of racing games, or something else, there is a bit for everyone. So, read along to know some of the best offline games for iPhone you should play in 2023.

Wayward Souls

As far as offline iPhone games are considered, Wayward Souls is one you should check out. The game is like a roguelike, and it can be played for hours on end. There’s a lot to explore and unlock within this game which means you won’t feel bored even on the longest of flights.

One of the things I like most about this game is that it’s a quick game to play. Now that might sound like a contradiction to my earlier statement “It can be played for hours on end”, but it’s not, and that’s what I like the most. See, a typical game is very quick in Wayward Souls, but you have multiple classes which have their storylines, so you can explore all of them. Plus there are multiple upgrades and a labyrinth which… well, I won’t ruin it for you.

The point is, Wayward Souls is great for people who, like me, want a game they can play quickly, and one that has tons of other options to explore for long hours of gaming as well.

Soul Knight

If Wayward Souls wasn’t a good fit for you, or if you were put off by its price tag, Soul Knight is another offline game for iPhone that you should check out. This is a free-to-play game, which automatically makes it that much more attractive. Soul Knight is like a roguelike as well, so if that’s something you like you will appreciate this game.

Your mission is simple: aliens have stolen a magical stone and you have to get it back. The game will give you a lot of alien-shooting fun, dungeon exploration, and more. You can collect weapons to upgrade your loadout and there are a lot of unique heroes, over 120 weapons, and more for you to play with. One of the reasons I love this game on flights is the fact that it’s really easy to play so you won’t get annoyed trying to learn the ropes.

Install (Free, offers in-app purchases)

Siralim 2 (monster-taming RPG)

Do you like being a monster tamer? Do you like old-school games? If so, Siralim 2 is a game you should add to your library of offline iPhone games. In Siralim you get to tame hundreds of monsters that you can summon to fight for you. The game has endless dungeons to explore, and your monsters will help you through them. Plus, there’s no level cap, which means technically, you can keep playing this game pretty much forever.

You can not only tame monsters (of which there are over 600), but you can also breed monsters and get them to lay eggs, resulting in more monsters for you. Equip spells, build equipment, and upgrade your castle to unlock more quests, and a lot more. Siralim 2 is the best iPhone game for airplane mode, and you should check it out.

Brothers in Arms 3

Gameloft is one of the most popular mobile game developers, and the Brothers in Arms franchise of games is one I’ve been playing since I was in college. Brothers in Arms 3 brings all the action of a World War third-person shooter to your iPhone and it’s one of the best offline iPhone games out there. The game has an impressive single-player campaign with several missions that you complete, fighting against the Nazis.

The game follows the story after the fateful D-day invasion, and you’re deployed in Normandy to fight off the German soldiers. As you progress in the single-player campaign, you’ll unlock new weapons and upgrades, and even new ‘brothers’ that will fight alongside you. Each of these brothers has special abilities that can help turn the tide of war in your favor. One of my most loved aspects of this game is the fact that it has a variety of missions. From ‘Assault’ missions where you’ll take your enemies head on to ‘Stealth’ missions where one wrong move can result in a failed mission, BiA 3 doesn’t fail to impress throughout its campaign and it’s an awesome iPhone game to play without an internet connection.

Install: Free, with in-app purchases

Plague Inc.

This game might be too on the nose at these times, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that Plague Inc. is an interesting offline game for iPhone. If you’re a fan of strategy games, and you also want to feel like a Bond villain at the same time, Plague Inc can help you live out your fantasy without invoking the wrath of MI6.

As the name suggests, you have created a pathogen that has successfully infected a human being, and now you need to strategize and spread it in a way that completely infects all of humankind. On the other hand, if you’d rather be involved in correcting problems, the game now also features a ‘Cure’ version where you have to develop a cure for the plague and make sure that it cures every single person on the planet.

All that said, Plague Inc isn’t just a mindless game; in fact, it aims to engage people to think about major public health issues, and even to give people an idea of just how difficult it can be to address the threat of a global pandemic — something many people fail to understand.

Install: 0.99, with in-app purchases

Subway Surfers

Subway Surfers is the sort of game that has never failed to bring me on the edge. Despite being incredibly simple to play, the endless running game has got everything covered to keep you guessing. As you may have already sensed, the game is all about running as fast as you can while dodging the obstacles.

With fast-paced acrobatics and smooth controls, Subway Surfers seems to get into the groove right away. Besides, the impressive HD graphics ensure there is no let-up as far as visual pleasure is concerned. Add to that a ton of cool rewards and the game seems to be solid for endless running.

One of my favorite features of Subway Surfers is the fast-paced swipe acrobatics as they play a key role in keeping the thrill intact. And yes, the paint-powered jetpack has also caught my attention in equal measure. All in all, it’s one of the coolest free offline games for iPhone and iPad you can play.

Install: (Free, offers in-app purchases)

Skiing Yeti Mountain

If you’re a fan of snowboarding and winter sports, Skiing Yeti Mountain is the offline iPhone game you should download right now. As the name suggests, the game is all about skiing, but there’s more. You will snowboard through hundreds of levels, jump off cliffs, and do a lot more in your quest to find the Yeti.

You will also meet a wide array of NPCs in your quests, and the touch controls of the game are really good so you can precisely control your snowboard as you carve your way through the mountains. Overall, Skiing Yeti Mountain is a game you should check out if you’re looking for a fun sports game that you can play offline on your iPhone and iPad.

Install (Free; offers in-app purchases)


What puts BADLAND and its sequel BADLAND 2 at the forefront is the amazing atmospheric side-scrolling action adventure. Set in a forest packed with several different inhabitants, flowers, and trees, the game offers a lot of scope for exploring. So, aside from showcasing your gaming prowess, you can also explore intriguing things.

The physics-based gameplay warrants a bit of time initially. However, once you have gone past the initial stage, you would soon get a good grip on the gameplay. Both BADLAND and BADLAND 2 also feature a local multiplayer mode where four players can compete with one another in a battle for survival.

What has caught my attention in this game is the VERSUS mode with over 30 levels. Featuring several twists and turns, it has fascinated me a lot. over, the ability to create custom levels and play them with friends has also appealed to my taste.

What’s more, if you’re an Apple Arcade subscriber, you can download Badland, which is Badland but included for free in your subscription. So you can enjoy the game without having to spend another dollar on it. Awesome!

Install: (BADLAND – 0.99 / BADLAND 2 – 0.99)

Into the Dead 2

Into the Dead is what you should pick to enliven your penchant for the zombie apocalypse. Yes, you got that right! The game is all about survival in the face of death, irrespective of how you keep moving.

One of the highlights of Into the Dead is the evolving story with multiple endings. With 7 long chapters, 60 stages, and several challenges, the story has got all sorts of elements to keep you fascinated. Even in terms of weapons, the game is up to the mark with an ever-growing library of weapons including firearms, explosives, and melee weapons.

Furthermore, Into the Dead has also got immersive environments to let you explore different things. And just in case you don’t want to be tied to the same story, you have the option to try out daily special event modes where you can bag plenty of exclusive prizes as well.

Install: (Free, offers in-app purchases)

Alto’s Adventure and Alto’s Odyssey

If you are in for a classic endless running game, Alto’s Adventure and its sequel Alto’s Odyssey should be at the top of your list. What makes these games different from other endless running games is the physics-based gameplay. With dynamic lighting, and weather effects such as fog, rainbows, and thunderstorms, it makes snowboarding a joy to play.

Though the game is quite easy to learn, you will have to spend some time mastering it. Packed with around 180 goals, the game ensures you have a variety of challenges to encounter.

What’s more, you can also invite your friends to compete with you in a battle of supremacy. One of my favorite features of Alto’s Adventure is the minimalist design and the soothing audio that can help you kill stress with consummate ease. Long story short, it’s a classy offline game that you would love to play on your iPhone and iPad.

Install: (Alto’s Adventure – 4.99 / Alto’s Odyssey – 4.99)

Vector 2

If you’re looking for an offline iPhone game for flights and such, I’d suggest you give Vector 2 a try. This is an easy-to-play game that will also easily eat into hours of your otherwise boring flight time. Vector 2 puts you into a dystopian world where you’re a test subject who has to run through different floors of a laboratory while avoiding obstacles and performing trick jumps and slides. After every level, you will be able to earn some upgrade tokens that you can use to improve your armor, among other things.

This offline game for iPhone has a simple control mechanism and uses swipe gestures to jump, slide, or accelerate. That means, there’s no steep learning curve involved. However, the game itself gets progressively more challenging to win, and the fact that the levels are procedurally generated means it’s always exciting and new.

Install: Free, with in-app purchases

Need for Speed No Limits

Need for Speed is a franchise that needs no introduction, and if you’re looking for an offline iPhone racing game, NFS No Limits is probably one of the best picks out there. The game starts you off, in a quintessentially NFS way where you get taken down by cops for racing, and then you have to start from scratch and build up your garage. This, you can do by participating in, and winning, several races spread across multiple chapters.

Once you’ve defeated all the mini-bosses, so to speak, you will face off against the best racer in the city and beat him in a final race to complete the game. NFS No Limits is an easy-to-play racing game with impressive graphics, a bunch of different types of races, and locales that you will find yourself in, so go ahead and download this game.

Install: Free, with in-app purchases

Monument Valley and Monument Valley 2

Fans of puzzle games will love nothing more than these really impressive games from developer Ustwo. Monument Valley puts you in the shoes of a princess that has to find her way out of several mind-bending architectures. The game utilizes optical illusions and other tricks to confuse the player, but it’s an incredibly fun game to play.

You can also try out Monument Valley 2, where you will control Ro, and her child as they try to get across the stunning environments in the game. Similar to Monument Valley, you will be manipulating the architecture of every level to reveal hidden paths and locations and overcome challenges.

Both Monument Valley and Monument Valley 2 are amazing offline iPhone games and coupled with their impressive soundtrack, I’d recommend them as the classic offline games to play on a flight.

GTA San Andreas

Look, GTA San Andreas needs no introduction to anyone who hasn’t been living under a massive rock for the better part of the last decade. Arguably one of the best games in the Grand Theft Auto franchise, San Andreas is the perfect place for all your shenanigans. And with GTA San Andreas available on iPhone, it’s one of the best offline iPhone games for everyone.

You play as Carl Johnson, as you return to San Andreas after a family disaster, and as it always does in GTA, trouble pretty much follows you all around the fairly massive map. I’m not going to pretend like you need to be reminded of this iconic title’s storyline, so if you’ve been looking for a great game to play on your iPhone while offline, go ahead and buy GTA San Andreas.


Should you wish to take on an interesting puzzle-based adventure game, I would recommend you try out Limbo. Set in a dark and dreading universe, the game will challenge you to the core. As for the gameplay, you have to play as a young boy who enters limbo to save her sister.

You have to deal with terror-ridden forests, deadly spiders, and unexpected hurdles thrown upon you. For passing each hurdle you have to think creatively and solve complex puzzles. The game will test your patience to the hill, therefore make sure not to get disheartened as the clues might be under the hood.

Though I also had a tough time dealing with unexpected obstacles, I was able to find my mojo soon. Once I got a grip on the hurdles, the gameplay never felt too challenging to me. Despite being a very old game, this one never seems to amaze me.

Asphalt 8 – Drift Racing Game

If it’s time to kickstart a nail-biting car racing spree, why look anywhere else when you have one of the best offline racing games in the form of Asphalt 8.

Boasting a massive collection of over 280 official speed machines including Ferrari, Ducati, Lamborghini, McLaren, Bugatti, Mercedes, Audi, Ford, Chevrolet, and more, you will enjoy racing to the core. To deliver a real-life racing experience, the game features more than 50 tracks where you will never get tired of burning the tires of your high-speed machines.

That’s not all, Asphalt 8 can let you take part in more than 400 career events and take on around 1,500 car mastery challenges. As for variety, the racing game has multiple different game modes – each one is designed to test your racing skill. And if you have a liking for customizing your vehicles, you also have a huge roster of over 2,300 decals. To sum up everything, it’s a must-have racing game for your high-octane racing adventure.

The new version of the game Asphalt 9 (free, in-app purchases) has been out for what seems like ages now, but it remains mainly an online game. You can play it offline with some hacks, but if you want all the features, you need to be connected to the internet.

Install: (Free, offers in-app purchases)

N.O.V.A. Legacy

Yet another offline shooting game that deserves a spot in this roundup is N.O.V.A. Legacy. What I love the most in this FPS multiplayer action game is the retro shooting experience. With this game, you will enjoy taking on the famous Gameloft FPS series.

As for the gameplay, you have to don the role of Kal Wardin, a retired N.O.V.A. veteran who has been summoned to take on shooting again in defense of the Colonial Administration forces. Notably, the game features an intriguing story mode wherein you can put your shooting prowess on full display to uncover the truth.

What’s more, N.O.V.A. Legacy also offers power-packed shadow events where you can defeat the aliens in challenging limited-time events. And if you have a liking for deathmatch or battle royale games, you can choose to get into a 6-player firefight to be the last one standing. Bear in mind, the death match is rather challenging, so you’ve got to be at your killer best to decimate the opponents. Overall this is also one of the best multiplayer games for iPhone out there.

Install: (Free, offers in-app purchases)


For folks looking for one of the best building games, and games that can offer plenty of scope for creativity, Minecraft seems to be the way to go. What has always fascinated me in this top-notch offline game for iPhone is the option to explore the infinite worlds. Times, when you wish to bust stress or get lost in amazing wonderlands, can come in pretty handy in letting you relax.

Another thing worth taking note of is the desired freedom to build your world. From a beautiful home to awe-inspiring castles, the app lets you create your dream abode. The only that you need to excel in this aspect is limitless imagination.

If you ever find the creative mode a bit boring, you can kickstart the survival mode wherein you will need to craft robust weapons and armor to safeguard yourself against dangerous mobs. Oh yes, you can also team up with your friends to fight against mobs.


Whether you are an old-time gamer or have just started to love gaming on your iOS device, chances are that you may already be quite familiar with several games. What makes such games so addictive is the easy yet very interesting gameplay.

If you are willing to give a chance to a classy number game, Sudoku is for you. Featuring a ton of sudoku puzzles, the game can keep you hooked for hours. Notably, it also offers the needed hints to help you get out of trouble if you ever happen to get stuck.

One of my favorite features of this game is a good set of daily challenges that ensure you always have something different to take on. Besides, the option to take part in seasonable events and be able to win coveted medals also plays a key role in keeping the interest alive.

Install: (Free, offers in-app purchases)

Traffic Racer

Just in case you want to play an easy racing game, Traffic Racer could be worth checking out. In this arcade racing game, you get a chance to drive your car through busy traffic and earn plenty of cash. Not to mention, you also have plenty of options to customize and upgrade your car.

Boasting a solid collection of over 40 different cars, it has also got the variety to keep you interested for more. There are five different game modes such as endless, two-way, time trial, police chase, and free ride. Depending on your mood or preference, you can choose to play any game mode.

What’s more, Traffic Racer features multiple good-looking environments like snowy, rainy, city nights, suburbs, and deserts. With basic customization and leaderboards/achievements, it seems to tick off all the essential boxes. Taking everything into account, it’s one of the best free offline iPhone games.

Install: (Free, offers in-app purchases)

There you go! So, these are my favorite offline iOS games. Now that you have known my favorites, it’s your turn to share your preferred collection. Besides, if you think that some games deserve to get a mention in this roundup, make sure to let me know their names as well.

Best iPhone games of all time (2023 Updated)

The App Store is filled with a deluge of games, but not every iOS game is worth your time or money. I have rounded up some of the best iPhone games with considerations across various genres, from action and puzzles to strategy and beyond, to give you something you are interested in!

These games for iPhone can be a great way to pass the time whether you are in transit or at home or looking to engage in some serious competition. over, you can connect with other players worldwide, which is pretty cool.

If that sounds appealing, check out this list. We update it every month to cover the worthy latest releases. So don’t forget to come back!

Action games

Here’s one of the most popular global gaming sensations in recent times. Among Us is set in a spaceship that’s preparing for launch. The aim is to find the player among the crew who’s an imposter plotting to kill everyone.

You have to use basic vertical and horizontal movements to move from room to room to accomplish your tasks. If you’re the imposer, your goal is to sabotage and murder your crewmates. And if you’re a crew member who suspects something, call an emergency meeting and try to get the imposter voted out before they destroy you. Players that are killed turn into “ghosts” to see how the rest of the match plays out.

You can play it online or over local Wi-Fi with 4-10 players. To win, crew members must complete all the tasks or identify the imposter and vote them off the ship. I love how every match keeps the mystery alive.

However, the first time you play, you might feel a bit lost because it’s a bit challenging to figure out the tasks and accomplish them. But once you get into it, it’s addictive and highly entertaining as friends turn against one another, bonds are tested, and the in-game chat offers much-needed comic relief.

I appreciate that Among Us is perfect for playing as much or as little as you want. Many multiplayer games require a heavy time investment to get through, which is not always convenient. Other notable aspects include the charmingly cute art style and animations.

Price: Free

Call of Duty Mobile

If you’ve been a fan of this classic shooter action game, you will love the console-quality graphics on this exclusive mobile version. It’s got customizable controls, thrilling 3D graphics, immersive sound, and voice and text chat to keep you engaged.

You can choose between various modes such as Battle Royale (which unlocks at level 5), Free-For-All, Frontline, Team Deathmatch, Hardpoint, and Domination. It’s one of the best FPS games out there, and the iOS app retains the look and feel of the original PC game.

Further, I think it’s a superior alternative to PUBG with a more realistic feel and a diversity of combat experiences. For instance, you can scout enemies aerially, call drone strikes, or deploy a cluster bomb payload. There are also lethal weapons like grenades at your disposal to take out multiple enemies at once.

over, you can play multiplayer maps, squad up with friends in 100-person battle royale survival challenges, and use your skills to move to the top in the super-competitive Ranked Mode. It’s a real thrill to compete and fight against millions of players in this highly customizable and challenging game. Do note that it’s pretty resource-intensive, so it might not perform so well on older devices.

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Price: Free

Dead Cells

When Dead Cells was released on PC in 2017, it was the rage amongst indie games, beating many bigger games with massive budgets. Now, this epic game is available in iOS for everyone to enjoy.

Dead Cells is a roguelike game with procedurally generated levels and enemies. This essentially means that your character has to crawl around dungeons and defeat enemies, all the while collecting various resources to power up. over, the placements of different enemies and the levels themselves change after your character dies and respawns.

You will never play through the same level twice. If you’re playing the game with a friend, you and your friend will not have the same playthrough of the game at any time. This is an old concept in video games that has been worked on and integrated seamlessly by the developers of Dead Cells.

There’s also an intriguing 8-bit aesthetic for the game’s visuals. It makes you feel like you’re playing one of the Nintendo classics from the early days. Now, you can enjoy all this from your iPhone!

Adventure games


Give your creativity free rein with this engaging game that’s all about w0rld-building. It’s the mobile version of another PC classic that captured the imagination of kids and adults alike. If you’ve been living under a rock and don’t know about Minecraft, it’s a massively multiplayer game in which you can build everything from simple houses to elaborate castles.

Challenge yourself by playing in survival mode, wherein you have to craft weapons to use against enemies. Or, get into a meditative state by simply building to your heart’s content in the creative mode.

I particularly like how you can customize your experience with free add-ons! For the tech-inclined geeks like me, the game lets you create new resource packs. It not only shows how creative you can be but also serves as source for new ideas. It can be quite addictive to keep building new things and exploring.

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Further, a steady stream of updates keeps the Minecraft universe forever fresh, fun, and challenging! Each update is better than the last, adding exciting animals and new objects. Although it’s a paid game, it’s worth every cent for adventure-loving gamers.

Playdead’s INSIDE

Check out this indie game that’s won over a hundred awards and captures the imagination with its unique graphics and dark humor. It’s a narrative-driven platformer that combines intense action with challenging puzzles.

You will especially love it if you were a fan of Limbo, the predecessor of this game, from the same developer. However, rest assured that this is a whole new experience with a host of intriguing puzzles set to an eerie storyline. You take on the role of a boy entering a dark forest laden with problems to solve. If you stick with the game, you will guide the boy from the forest to a farm and then into a city, followed by other locations.

If you get caught, you die, and I should warn you that the death scenes are pretty realistic, so don’t go for this if that kind of thing disturbs you. However, these scenes fit beautifully into the world of the game, and I have to commend the spellbinding design and the graphics. But I also feel that the game is so literally dark that visibility becomes an issue, even when turning up the screen brightness.

Lastly, I love the moody soundtrack and somewhat creepy atmosphere that keep you hooked. It’s a game that’s not meant to be understood but rather just experienced and immersed in. If you’re not familiar with Playdead’s Limbo, you’ll have to try this one for yourself to see if it’s up your alley.

Price: Free (6.99 for full access)

Genshin Impact

It’s time to explore the vast, mysterious world of Teyvat. You arrive here from another world, and your task is to seek answers by joining forces with a diverse set of characters. Climb mountains, swim across rivers and explore this wondrous world full of surprises.

The game is all about elemental magic, and you can play with friends across various platforms to trigger more elemental action. What I found especially notable is the soundtrack performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra. It changes seamlessly to match the gameplay and mood.

Beautiful art meets great sound in this free-to-play, open-world action RPG. For a free game, it offers an impressive amount that includes a detailed storyline, lots of quests, puzzles, challenges, etc. It’s also frequently updated with new stuff to explore.

It’s easy to learn the movements and combat techniques, with adventure around every corner. over, up to four players can team up together, and there’s cross-platform drop-in, drop-out gameplay. Of course, it can also be enjoyed solo, and the vast world is incredibly immersive – you’ll be spoilt for choice with dozens of possibilities, from high action to leisurely gliding across the scenery.

Price: Free

Blind Drive

This is one of the latest iOS games that you must try. You’re blindfolded and moving against the traffic with cars zooming past, drivers yelling, cops tailing you, etc. The entire game is experienced through the ears, which makes it a unique experience.

I loved the Hyper-immersive 1st-person audio and fast-paced arcade gameplay. oevr, it’s got 27 levels of chaotic gameplay that’ll keep you on the edge of your seat. The jazzy yet minimalist visuals further add to the appeal.

Sky: Children of the Light

This is one of the most positive and uplifting games I’ve ever played. It’s got the perfect blend of beautiful graphics, relaxing gameplay, and good vibes that make you want to keep playing. The story is based on the goal of spreading hope and restoring light to a desolate kingdom.

You have to explore the beautiful world to find stars and return them to their constellations. Along the way, you’ll encounter friendly spirits and socialize with like-minded players from around the world.

Price: Free

Board games

Chess Play and Learn

Here’s a game that never gets old. Learn it from scratch or upgrade your skills with this amazing chess app that’s packed with useful features. Play against millions of players across the world and improve your rating.

Or, you can go up against a powerful AI opponent for practice. Some interactive lessons and videos serve as handy resources for the serious chess player. You can also customize the game with 20 gorgeous themes for boards, pieces, and backgrounds. I think it’s the best all-in-one chess app you could want.

Price: Free (4.99 for Gold Membership)

Puzzle games

One Escape

Most games are all about being the good guy, but here’s one with a twist. Your task is to help orchestrate a Smart jailbreak for three convicted bank robbers. Hide from the guards and find a way to freedom in this exciting, adrenaline-pumping adventure.

It’s packed with 60 levels of cool missions like finding keys to locked doors, avoiding booby traps, and much more. over, the three characters you embody each have their unique abilities, so you have to tweak your gameplay strategy accordingly. Do you have what it takes to pull off a clean breakout without getting caught? Download and try this new iPhone game to find out!

Candy Crush Saga

This has got to be one of the best iPhone games of all time that’s easy to play, addictive, and so much fun. The goal is, of course, to match the candy to crush it, but the graphics and sound effects take this match-up puzzle game to the next level.

The game is endless, with thousands of levels that steadily get more complicated. There are different game modes to keep things interesting, and you can play both online and offline. It’s also easy to sync the game between different devices.

Price: Free

Angry Birds 2

I have loved this game ever since it first came out, and it’s managed to hold its own over the years. It’s just so much fun to use the slingshot to fling birds at the piggies’ towers and see them come crashing down. I think it’s a great way to vent frustration too.

Further, the characters are cute, and the levels get steadily more complicated. There are also daily challenges that you can try out. The game is consistently updated, and there are always new levels and gorgeous graphics to keep you hooked.

Price: Free


It’s time to challenge your mind with this puzzle game that’s all about merging numbers to create more significant numbers. The aim is to avoid gridlock, and it requires some thoughtful strategy to win.

I love the appealing design, the whimsical music, and the engaging gameplay that gives other puzzle games a run for their money. Although the mechanics are simple, the concept and execution are pretty unique and outstanding. This earns it a place among the best iOS games out there!


Prune brings something different to the table – the cultivation of trees. This may not sound like much, but the game has taken a different context of importance in recent years. After the coronavirus pandemic, I’m sure a few people in your life have taken to tending to houseplants. What if you’re not ready for that level of commitment just yet, but still want to experience something similar?

Prune is here to save your day. The game redefines what it’s like to play puzzle games. Usually, when we play puzzle games, we solve the puzzle through pure logic and analysis. This game adds an emotional depth, wherein you’re responsible for solving puzzles so that your tree can grow.

Besides, there’s a beautiful, minimalist, yet stylized aesthetic to the game with a relaxing quality. While you play the game, it not only challenges you and your notions of puzzle games but also relaxes your mind. This is a game that’s worth trying, even almost 6 years after its initial release!

The Witness

When you play The Witness for the first time, you could mistake the game for an adventure game. It’s an understandable mistake – The Witness features gorgeous environments with an aesthetic unique in the puzzle genre. To get ahead in the game, you have to open various doors through the game’s puzzle mechanics.

The main puzzle mechanic of the game involves you connecting lines from one end to another. Sounds simple, right? It most definitely isn’t. You’ll have to take multiple factors into account.

For example, the simplest connection from one point to another will open one door in the environment for you but might close another door to a new area. So, you will have to use the trial and error method to find out how the game operates.

It might be daunting to understand the game in the beginning. There’s also a story behind the puzzles, and to piece the story together will require you to solve the puzzles and explore the different environments. The game is beautiful and also features an ambient soundtrack to match the vibe.

The game was initially released in 2016 for major video game consoles. It’s now been ported to iOS and deserves your complete attention!

Racing games

Asphalt 9 Legends

For all the racing fans out there, you cannot miss out on the action of Asphalt 9 Legends. You can face the speed and become a Legend of the Track in some of the most fantastic dream cars from Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini, etc., in exotic locations worldwide.

I especially enjoy the single-player Career mode that lets you participate in over 900 racing events to grow your supercars collection. Then, there is the online multiplayer mode that pits you against up to 7 rival players from all over the world. Asphalt has won multiple awards for its design and technical achievement.

Price: Free

Real Racing 3

Real Racing 3 is one of the best offline games for the iPhone. However, its online gameplay makes it even better, expanding the game’s scope much further.

There’s a different thrill in racing online against your friends in a Hyper-realistic environment. You have licensed tracks and cars to try from; over 200 cars and numerous tracks from different countries. The game engine works wonders and renders different environments and weather conditions as well. You can race on tracks in North America where the scorching sun beats down on the tracks and cars, or in the rainy alpine areas of Europe.

You can also customize your favorite cars to suit the look that you’re comfortable with. Apart from the usual sports cars, there are also game-modes where Formula 1-esque cars and tracks are featured. Real Racing 3 has a lot to offer, and you should explore the game when you have the chance.

Price: Free (In-app purchases start from 1.99)

Role-playing games


This is one of the most intriguing new releases on iOS worth checking out. It is an intriguing blend of VIKING adventure and strategy. You have to lead a clan of Vikings who discover the land of Northgard and have to manage resources, do different kinds of jobs, and more.

The objective is to strategize and expand your territory to achieve victory. It’s a must-have for all the Norse mythology geeks out there, especially if you happened to have played the original PC version.

The iOS game gives the original a run for its money on mobile. It features a revamped interface, Game Center achievements, and iCloud save support for progress sync between devices.

Knights of San Francisco

Here’s a quick little adventure that will transport you to an imagined future where you have to explore what remains of the ancient city of San Francisco. It’s an RPG text game steeped in all things weird and whacky. It puts you in the shoes of a young necromancer who’s out on a quest to raise the dead. Pretty creepy stuff, but somehow it’s equally fascinating too.

The dynamic combat is pretty intense, simulated to the level of individual body parts. For instance, you can cleave off somebody’s leg and bash it over their head – definitely not for the frail at heart. Simultaneously, a Natural Language Generation system explains what’s happening to you in plain English.

You can get through the whole game in about 90 minutes, but it’ll be one of the most gripping 90 minutes of your life. So if you don’t mind some death and dystopia, this game is worth it.

Heroic Expedition

It’s time for some fascinating role-play in this charming new iOS game. The objective is to fight against the Lord of Disaster, who has orchestrated tragedy upon the Divine Realm! Put your skills to the test to see if you can save the world from chaos.

I love the quirky and unique art style that offers unparalleled visual enjoyment. You will lose yourself in creating your dream city and cultivating heroes to battle it out for rewards.

There are delicate 3D characters collect, and you can configure your lineup as you wish. Unleash dazzling skills on the battlefield!

Prove yourself in solo matches and cross-server tournaments for endless entertainment. Do you have what it takes to earn all the marvelous rewards and emerge as the king of the arena?

Stardew Valley

Step into the shoes of a farmer and explore country life in this award-winning open-ended role-playing game. It’s got over 50 hours of gameplay and mobile-exclusive features such as auto-save and multiple controls options.

From breeding cute animals to growing seasonal crops and building your farm step-by-step, this game is the perfect escape from mundane city life. I love the variety of options it offers and the attractive graphics.

Simulation games


This one’s a bit of a dark yet topical simulation game that’s all about spreading a virus through the world. It’s terrifyingly realistic but requires some high strategy to orchestrate the end of human history.

  • Stunning retina graphics.
  • A richly detailed, Hyper-realistic world with advanced AI.
  • A handy in-game tutorial.
  • Over 50 countries to infect.

There are 12 different diseases to spread, each with its strategy to master.

The Sims Mobile

Who doesn’t love The Sims? The series has been a fan favorite for casual gamers since the first Sims game, released over 20 years ago. It continues to grow strong even today, with numerous updates and expansions to the newer installments of the game. Now, The Sims Mobile brings all the fun of The Sims to your iPhone.

The best part about this game’s porting process from the consoles to iPhones is that it has lost almost nothing in quality and content. You can still make your character work on random things while their house is set on fire, just because it seems like a fun thing to do. There are expansion packs offered through in-app purchases that add depth to the gameplay.

If you want a simulation game that allows you to simulate more exaggerated versions of the reality we live in, look no further than The Sims Mobile. You get everything present in the desktop versions, and all of it has been optimized for iOS devices.

Price: Free (In-app purchases start from 2.99)

Sports games

River Legends

Learn to fly fish while you make your way through the imagined Pine Canyon in this new single-player iOS game. It effectively blends elements of simulation and RPG adventure with a glorious pixel art style.

The AI is realistic, and I adore the dynamic weather conditions that add an atmospheric touch to this game. Your goal is to pursue multiple species of fish that each has their fly and weather preferences. This keeps things challenging as you have to choose the best tackle based on water conditions.

over, you can explore some fascinating environments such as forgotten canyons, beautiful alpine lakes, mysterious dark forests, sylvan ponds, and more. It’s a whole lot of fun and keeps you “hooked” – pun intended!

With beautiful graphics, ambient sounds and music, and super-smooth gameplay, this endless runner game has captivated my imagination. You can snowboard your way over windswept dunes, thrilling canyons, and more.

While it’s easy to learn, it will keep you challenged as you know more moves and explore the fascinating landscape. There are six characters to unlock, and I especially love the dynamic lighting and weather effects that add to the gameplay. It’s a must-try for any game lover out there.

Strategy games

Crash Dive 2

This is a unique tactical combat game that challenges you to command a submarine and destroy enemy ships and camps. It is an ingenious blend of a submarine simulator and arcade action.

I enjoyed the realistic mechanics and the option to adopt either a stealthy or offensive approach to emerge victoriously. Once you figure out if you want a strategic or aggressive stance, you’ll be able to customize the tools you take into battle.

There’s also a random mission generator that increases the replay quotient. There are many extra features like dynamic weather conditions and a day/night cycle that add to the atmosphere.

Lastly, my favorite aspect of the game is the real-world locales, including the Philippines, Sea of Japan, Solomon Islands, and more. Check it out for yourself and get exploring.

Pokemon GO

Ever since its launch, this AR game has taken the world by storm and continues to be one of the best games to play on your iPhone. Your aim is to discover and capture pokemon wherever you go.

over, you can choose to link it to your iOS Health app to earn walking distance even when the app is closed. In this way, it’s a fun way to keep moving and stay fit while you compete. Journey with your pokemon to help make them stronger and earn rewards.

Price: Free

The Battle of Polytopia

The Battle of Polytopia is an award-winning strategy game in which you have to battle enemy tribes, discover new land, master new technologies, and dominate the map. You’re the leader of your tribe and must build a mighty civilization.

You take on the role of the ruler of a tribe and attempt to build a civilization. over, it can be played offline, which makes it perfect for traveling. You can play as a single-player or online multiplayer, and there are three game modes: Perfection, Domination, and Creative.

Price: Free


Enjoy a classic puzzle experience with this colorful game that challenges your thinking skills. The objective is to fit the blocks together to form lines and prevent a build-up of pieces.

You can play quick rounds to beat your score or play infinite rounds to build your skills and become a Champion. There’s also a multiplayer option where you can hang out and chat with friends.

Price: Free

Clash of Clans

Yet another popular and best iPhone game, this one’s a strategy game that’s all about building your village, raising a clan, and competing in clan wars. Forge alliances and clash with players worldwide in epic battles that will test your strategizing skills.

There’s no end to what you can do in this universe, from discovering amazing new characters to trying out new tactics and experimenting with your army. Use towers, canons, traps, walls, and more to defend against enemy attacks and lead your clan to victory.

Price: Free

XCOM: Enemy Within

The XCOM series has been regaling PC players since 2012. Since then, it has garnered a reputation for being one of the finest strategy games ever made. Now, the game is available for iPhones, and you have to give it a shot.

XCOM: Enemy Within brings its storyline. You can play the game either as a single-player or combine it with other friends to bring more depth to the squad-based gameplay. It has refined strategy elements that make the players think multiple times before making a single move. If you move the wrong way or target the wrong enemy, it could cost you the entire game.

There are many challenges to complete, and completing these objectives gives you rewards with which you can upgrade your character(s). The ported version does not skimp over any of the features that the PC players received. You can now take part in difficult squad-based battles while traveling without skipping a single beat.

The smaller screen space available makes it slightly more challenging to strategize based on the environment. However, with a little bit of adjustment, the game is still highly enjoyable. For all the strategy buffs out there, XCOM: Enemy Within brings everything to the table!

Family games

Otter Ocean

Kids and adults alike will love this cute family-friendly game. It’s all about finding cute otters, feeding them, and making them dive for treasures. I found it calming to play yet also adventurous. The cute Kawaii graphics add to the appeal.

It’ll make you return every day to find something new, collect food and pearls gathered by your pet otters. There are many new secrets to uncover and challenges to take up as you navigate this dreamy world.

Price: Free

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Mad Libs

Mad Libs has been around for a long time. Various developers for the different iterations of the game have tried to add their nuances and twists to make it stand out. However, Penguin Group USA’s version of Mad Libs remains at the top.

The game’s objective is simple. You can play it with your family and friends at get-togethers and try to complete the sentences with or without hints. It’s also an educational game and can be used for teaching word association to young children. This game is always a good time among friends as the word associations may be weird and is more than likely to get a laugh in the room.

If you’re a creative person who likes playing with words, you better get Mad Libs. It’s one game where puzzle elements combine with the concept of family games to create something unique and fun. This game has the potential to relieve the tension in the room and bring people together.

Price: Free (in-app purchase starts from 1.99)

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Games like Flappy Bird thrive based on their gameplay idea. Others impress with their graphics instead. Here, we would like to introduce you to some Android and iOS games with the best graphics you can find in 2022!

We last updated this list about a year ago, so it is time to ask the question again. Which Android and iOS games have the best graphics in 2022? If you want to know the answer, check out our selection of jaw-dropping games graphics on both Android and iOS platforms.

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For 2022 we have added the latest releases that feature some of the best graphics you can find on mobile games on both Android and iOS. First, you can find our top ten recommendations for the best graphics on mobile. But this is not all. Aside from our initial selection of the top ten graphics for Android and iOS, we have also prepared a second list with other graphically beautiful smartphone games.

Speaking of recommendations: this list will not be able to please everybody since preferences are always subjective. We form our own opinion on games and also look to other similar lists for comparison. Of course, we are happy to have you recommend what you think are the games that deserve to be on this list as well. See if you like this list of games with the best graphics and if you still feel that we have done other unlisted titles an injustice, tell us in the Комментарии и мнения владельцев! Without much further ado, here is the list:

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  • Top ten mobile games with the best graphics you can play in 2022
  • PUBG: New State PUBG Mobile
  • Genshin Impact
  • Asphalt 9: Legends – Epic Action Auto Racing
  • Call of Duty: Mobile
  • The Elder Scrolls: Blade
  • Shadowgun Legends
  • The Witcher: Monster Slayer
  • Life is Strange
  • Alien: Isolation
  • Black Desert Mobile
  • Riptide GP: Renegade
  • Lumino City
  • Space Marshals 2
  • GRID
  • The House of Da Vinci 2
  • Monument Valley 2
  • Sky: Children of the Light

PUBG: New State PUBG Mobile

PUBG is unavoidably one of the most popular games on Android right now. Yes, the game may have been dethroned from the best shooter position from our best FPS games list by COD Mobile, but when it comes to graphics, it blows the competition right out of the water. But more on that soon. PUBG Mobile is a battle royale game that pits you against about 100 other players on a large open map. Your goal? To be the last team standing! As the borders close around you, you need to find loot and outsmart your enemies to kill them.

PUBG: New State is the latest addition to the franchise and thus offers some of the best graphics you can find on mobile. It features global illumination shadows and the details look better than ever. You can break Windows, make vehicles explode. and drive them. inside very detailed environments. The new game also offers faster-paced gameplay with a more futuristic theme which means that you can basically finish a match in 20 minutes. So if you are looking for the shooter with the best graphics on Android, then PUBG: New State is where you should look.

Genshin Impact

Genshin Impact has matured nicely over the past year, receiving great content. This is a game that I have always liked to use to review the performance of new smartphones. Being an action RPG title with gacha mechanics, it does share a bit of resemblance with Zelda: Breath of the Wild, without performing any kind of outright copying.

You run across endless meadows, make your way through mountains, wade on beaches, or walk through fortresses and cities. There is so much to see and do while breathing in the fantastic graphics; Genshin Impact is one of those games where you sometimes just forget what task you have on hand simply because you want to explore the surrounding area and take a look at everything.

In any case, Genshin Impact doesn’t have to be ashamed of itself in terms of graphics, as it is capable of holding itself up against console titles. The controls do require some refinement, but that is to be expected when a touchscreen is used as the primary source of input. Once you get used to how to move through the vast worlds, you will be able to trudge through the continent of Teyvat like it is second nature to you.

This is an open-world game, allowing you to wander around pointlessly. Of course, there is more purpose than to just admire the pretty in-game graphics if you were to find the right group of friends who want to have adventures by your side. As I mentioned, the game is free but relies on the gacha mechanism. Fret not, you can also play it in a very relaxed manner, without worrying about exchanging money for a sense of achievement.

Asphalt 9: Legends – Epic Action Auto Racing

Fancy an exciting race on the tracks? With the Asphalt series, Gameloft has set the standard for realistic-looking racing games on Android. And the new gameplay found in Asphalt 9: Legends is guaranteed to not disappoint when it comes to graphics because you are racing across the asphalt in incredibly beautiful vehicles. This is a dream come true for every motorhead.

You can choose from 50 different famous rides. In addition to the world-famous Ferrari, this list also includes major marques such as Porsche or Lamborghini. And if you want to further expand your collection, you will also be able to find valuable models such as the Aston Martin Vulcan, the Ford GT, or the McLaren P1. And don’t worry about wrecking these desirable exotics in Asphalt 9: Legends because at the end of the day, you can compete as recklessly as possible without thinking about the consequences of mishandling such beasts.

By the way, you don’t have to go at it alone. This game also provides a new online function that allows you to indulge with seven other drivers in multiplayer mode. In addition, Asphalt 9 gives you the opportunity for the very first time to use the club function so that you can create your own online community of racing drivers.

Not only has Gameloft improved the controls via the touch display, but the graphics are also unbelievable as you cruise across the various tracks. Not to forget moments when you can admire your cars in all their glory.

As with older games in this series, Asphalt 9: Legends is also meant to be downloaded for free. However, if you want to have the best vehicles in the game, in-app purchases are unavoidable.

Call of Duty: Mobile

Okay, there probably isn’t much to say about the Call of Duty franchise or the need to introduce this game to anyone, right? After the game was already a hit on just about every conceivable gaming platform, the same applies to the Android and iOS offshoots known as Call of Duty: Mobile.

The game features some of the best graphics you can find on an online shooter game even if it can’t much other titles like PUBG: New State. But with all the available settings in-game, you do not have to worry. You can fine-tune your graphics to keep yourself in the middle of the action without any frame drops.

You can play this FPS in PvP and Battle Royale mode, so there is no shortage of action. And since it landed on this list of the best, you already know that not only is this game fun, but the visuals are also outstanding. Man, if only I could tell my Atari from the eighties what games would look like now, and how everything has gone mobile. My Atari 2600 would probably blow a fuse.

The Elder Scrolls: Blades

Another classic from the consoles and PCs finds its way to mobile with some gorgeous graphics. The Elder Scrolls: Blades is a dungeon crawler that has you exploring the darkest parts of The Elder Scrolls universe. In this game, you embark on an adventure to clear out dungeons and defeat your opponents in hectic 1v1 combat that feels pretty unique in the mobile space.

The Elder Scrolls: Blades offers some truly magnificent graphics, with beautifully detailed environments and models that would make even a Dwemer rub his eyes. The game runs in first-person and offers extensive character customization and many items to choose from that allow you to make some truly unique builds.

Gameplay is not for everyone though; as with many of the latest Bethesda titles, The Elder Scrolls: Blades suffers from aggressive monetization and nerve-breaking grinding. At least you get to do all that in some of the best environments we have seen in mobile. Thankfully in 2022, the game has seen improvements from the disastrous initial release a few years ago, so the game now deserves a second look. If not for the gameplay, at least for the beautiful graphics.

Shadowgun Legends: Online FPS

Madfinger Games is known to produce some of the most visually pleasing shooters on mobile. Their enormous success started with Dead Trigger 2 back in 2013 and if not for its age, it would have made it to this spot on the list. Madfinger has perfected its formula with Shadowgun Legends, a frenzied PvP and PvE shooter game that is set in the far future.

The graphics are detailed and the animations have a sense of gravity and impact to them that you rarely find on mobile games. In a sense, it reminds me a bit of Doom: Eternal but with space aliens instead of space demons. The design of the graphics is top-notch for a shooter with bright explosions and brightly lit, futuristic space stations blowing up all around the player. So if you want a futuristic shooter with great graphics, this is where your eyes will find peace.

The Witcher: Monster Slayer

Embark on an epic adventure in the world of the Witcher franchise and slay terrifying monsters in this beautiful AR game. The Witcher Monster slayer takes the Pokemon Go formula and gives it a new spin where you have to kill the monsters instead of being their friends. I mean, they kind of deserve it. The beautifully detailed monsters are a menace to humanity, and you will need a lot of wits to defeat them.

The game had a bumpy launch in 2021, receiving mixed to positive reviews, mostly due to the junkiness of the gameplay and the extreme difficulty. In 2022 these issues are mostly balanced out, and the game truly shines with new content being added regularly. To succeed in your hunt, you will need to explore your environment, learn the patterns of the monsters and craft powerful potions to defeat them.

But what truly makes The Witcher: Monster Slayer stand out is the graphics. Especially the character models recreate the folklore monsters in all of their gruesome glory. Sharp teeth, black veins, flesh overgrowths filled with bile, claws, bones, and feathers, you will be able to tell every repulsive feature of the beasts you have to slay. Simply put, this mobile game is on par with the graphical fidelity of The Witcher 3. And since it is free, you will not have to give a coin to your Witcher.

Life is Strange

Life is strange is one of the gaming gems that has found itself in mobiles. The BAFTA-winning game has the player following the life of a teenage girl that discovers some bizarre superpowers. Following her down that trip of self-exploration the player learns that decisions matter. Many of the choices the player makes actively affect the progression of the story, which has now turned into an entire franchise! If you are interested, Life is Strange: Before the Storm, the prequel of the game, is also available in Google Play and the Apple App Store.

The nice graphics can be praised for their colors and scenery, which were considered adequate for consoles, but in mobile, they are straight-up impressive. The music is simply on a different level than what we are used to on our smartphone screens and the overall quality of the game will make you want to wind back time to experience it again for the first time.

Alien: Isolation

This survival horror is a classic among fans of the genre. Something about the atmosphere that puts you inside a derelict space station with other survivors simply sends shivers down the spine. The graphics of Alien: Isolation are extremely detailed, with accurate lighting and detailed models. The cramped spaces are filled with objects, while the overall mobile port feels exactly like the main title.

Alien: Isolation manages to keep you at the edge of your seat with its numbing difficulty while the threat of the Alien that is hunting you makes your heartbeat in anticipation every time it lurks around a corner. Be careful before purchasing, though, since the game includes all the DLC’s and requires 11GB of space, with the developers recommending double that before installing. But trust me, this experience is worth it.

Black Desert Mobile

I didn’t have the mobile version of Black Desert on my smartphone until now, but when you browse the Internet to see just which mobile game offers spectacular graphics, Black Desert Mobile continues to crop one time and again. Find out why this is so by taking a look at the following clip:

When the game was launched for Android and iOS platforms a few years ago, it was not all smooth sailing. While the graphics are outstanding, there has been some criticism for the Pay2Win principle, and the creators were accused of being greedy.

In the meantime, this MMO should be more balanced so that fun in the game is maintained without having to pay more just to be better. If you have a thing for role-playing games and want to experience a graphically sophisticated environment on your smartphone, it is imperative that you should give Black Desert Mobile a go.

Riptide GP: Renegade

Anyone who wants to discuss the issue of having the best graphics in Android iOS games cannot ignore Riptide GP Renegade. This jet ski racer has everything that a thrilling racing game needs. especially on the water. There is a story that links the various races to one another, but it does not distract from the action. Incidentally, Riptide GP Renegade was one of the first games to display 60 frames per second. In 2022, Riptide GP: Renegade does show its age, but the smoothness of the experience still wins an honorary mention here.

Most beautiful puzzle game: Lumino City

Lumino City’s graphics are simply beautiful. The puzzle game will see you drive through the town of Lumino, where you and Lumi will have to solve the riddle about the sudden disappearance of your grandfather. The city was actually built by the developers using paper mache and other handicraft materials before being converted into 3D graphics of Lumino City using SLR cameras.

The puzzles are not particularly difficult at all, but the graphics are impressive at every turn in the game. You will not be short on surprises just about everywhere, and you might just want to play it just for being the graphical masterpiece that it is.

Space Marshals 3

The popular Space Marshals title now has another sequel! The graphics of the Android game require plenty of processing muscle from your smartphone. Although the action is viewed from top-down, the detailed and smooth graphics are a sight to behold. Vivid explosions, bodies of enemies flying around the screen, and levels filled with objects and obstacles, make Space Marshalls 3 a graphically intense game.

Space Marshalls 3 is a top-down shooter with action elements. There is also a great emphasis on stealth while you will need to carefully plan your approaches to defeat the nasty aliens you have to hunt.


Finally, a racing title for those who want to experience a rush of adrenaline while ogling at fantastic graphics! Perhaps you winced when you saw how Feral Interactive has GRID priced at 9.99 a pop. I would like to tell you right off the bat that a) it is definitely worth it and b) this is definitely a one-time purchase without requiring any additional top-ups in-game if you want to progress.

Once you have paid your dues, the matter about money is closed. All of the issues that other racing titles present you with have disappeared over the horizon, as there are no cars or tracks that you need to further fork out money for, there is no Pay2Win to deal with. just pure racing bliss. Fork out, install it, and then drive away while smoking your opponents!

There are 100 cars and 100 tracks to choose from, with numerous gaming modes to keep you engaged. As it befits a good smartphone racing game, the use of an external controller is also supported and yes, the graphics are jaw-dropping, too. A fantastic racing game from Feral that is definitely worth the 9.99 investment.

The House of Da Vinci 2

In this fully narrated puzzle, you get to solve riddles and environmental puzzles under the guidance of the famous polymath. The House of Da Vinci 2 is the sequel to the critically acclaimed The House of Da Vinci and features beautiful 3D environments with high-definition textures and accurate physics.

The game also comes with a free demo, so if you only want to see the beautiful graphics without committing your wallet to it, here is the link. But you have been warned! After finishing the demo, you will most likely want to play more.

It plays like puzzle games from previous eras. The nostalgia-inducing MYST would be a good example. The player moves from scene to scene by tapping. But it also provides a modern take to the formula with great lighting, puzzles that rely on physics, a beautiful soundtrack, and even voice acting! The puzzles are primarily environmental, meaning that the player has to physically interact with them to figure out their solution, which only serves the game better since you are forced to look at the detailed textures.

Monument Valley 2

What would a list of the most beautiful games on Android and iOS be without the game with the weirdest graphics? Monument Valley 2 lets you experience the adventures of Ro and her child in a unique 3D environment. You will both steer through the levels, which are actually spatially impossible. By skillfully moving bars or turning wheels, you ensure that both of them find their way. This is a great continuation of the classic title!

Sky: Children of the Light

Here is yet another title for adventure buffs. Sky: Children of Light is an excellent adventure game that made it from last year’s list, and it continues to be available for free. You end up in a world called the Kingdom of Heaven, which may not be the most original name for such a fantasy world, but it is presented in a graphically beautiful manner.

You can work on developing your characters meticulously while being on a journey to discover seven different worlds. Learn to where team up with others, but you can also go solo if that is your style. You should bring more light into the world, not just figuratively, but literally. In order to achieve this, you will have to carry a few candles in your luggage, where additional candles can be purchased in-game for cash.

In general, however, you can get by very well even without spending money. Your character sails through wonderfully designed dream worlds and in this case, the acoustic background also complements it perfectly. This is definitely a game that you should play while wearing a pair of headphones. It is perfect to switch off from the rest of the world and enjoy being immersed. As you can also play for free, we highly recommend it to both iOS and Android gamers.

As of February 2022, many games were added: PUBG: New State, The Elder Scrolls: Blade, Alien: Isolation, The House of Da Vinci 2, and Life is Strange are the most important additions. It should be noted that these selections are very subjective and that we depend on your feedback to improve this list. So let me know your suggestions! Older Комментарии и мнения владельцев under this post may appear out of context because the list is being continuously updated.

These are the graphics intensive games you should download on your new iPhone SE.

T he second-gen iPhone SE sure sports an outdated design. But what’s inside matters more.

Even though the new low-cost iPhone from Apple shares the same design as the iPhone 8, it boasts the amazingly fast A13 Bionic processor–one that was introduced with the iPhone 11–and 3 Gigs of RAM.

This means that the device is easily fit for playing graphics-intensive games. Couple that processing power with an amazing LCD display having a wide color gamut, and you’ve got yourself a mini gaming powerhouse.

Even Apple markets the iPhone SE 2 as a device highly recommended for gaming. Having said that, here are the best games you can download to take advantage of the power that your brand new iPhone packs. Ready?

Asphalt 9: Legends

Whenever there is mention of graphics-intensive games on a smartphone, the Asphalt series is sure to be featured. With stunning graphics that take advantage of Apple’s advanced processor and the Metal framework, Asphalt 9: Legends offers a majestic take at adrenaline racing games.

The game features intense races with beautiful sceneries and a realistic assortment of cars from real-world manufacturers. This game has won Apple’s Design Award in 2019 and is an all-time popular listing on the App Store. It’s available for free with in-app purchases.

Call of Duty: Mobile

Call of Duty: Mobile is a recent addition to the popular online multiplayer games like PUBG and Fortnite. It’s an FPS shooter that features console-quality graphics and is quite an addictive way to spend some time. You can play with a hundred players at a time with the task at hand being eliminating them one by one until only you remain.

The game has several maps to choose from. You can also unlock different characters, upgrades, outfits, weapons, and more. Call of Duty: Mobile will notably be a really good game to play on your iPhone SE 2.

Mario Cart Tour

We all remember the times when we were holed up in our rooms for hours at a stretch playing Mariokart on a Nintendo console. Well, Mariokart, fortunately, also exists on the App Store. It boasts all the characters that you might expect on your old console, and it adds the magic of your iPhone’s processing capabilities to offer a smooth “Karting” experience. For the most part, the App Store version of Mariokart will take you to a stroll through nostalgia and adrenaline. You most certainly will enjoy it on your iPhone SE 2.

Dead Trigger 2

Ever crave fending off zombies? Well, you are in for a treat. Dead Trigger 2 is the latest iteration in the popular Dead Trigger series. The basic premise of the game is that you have to fend off waves of zombies in order to survive. Console-grade graphics make the gameplay more realistic and killing zombies several times more fun. The difficulty of each level gradually increases with boss levels that are quite hard to beat. You can, however, always upgrade your weapons and unlock a bunch of helpful stuff to make the gameplay easier.

Monument Valley 2

Any iPhone gaming list without mentioning Monument Valley 2 is incomplete. It’s a magnificent puzzler that will blow your mind–and simultaneously calm it–by offering stunning visuals and challenging puzzles. The game revolves around a mother and a daughter as characters that navigate through different stages of life metaphorically in the form of puzzles. It’s quite an interesting take on puzzles and you will definitely love to play it on your new iPhone. Monument Valley 2 is available on the App Store as a one-time purchase and does not contain any in-app purchases.


I had to mention this one.

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Fortnite is a popular online multiplayer FPS shooter. However, initially, it was only available for PCs and consoles but has since been made available for mobile devices, thanks to advanced processors that are capable of handling the game’s graphics. With the iPhone SE 2’s processor, playing Fortnite is a breeze.

Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds

Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds, also popularly known as PUBG, is the best online multiplayer FPS shooter there is. It features multiplayer battles just like Call of Duty: Mobile and hosts an elusive set of characters along with different outfit options to choose from. Beware, though, as this game is highly addictive.

With the second-gen iPhone SE, playing this game will feel all-the more smoother.

The Witness

Imaging being stuck on an Island without having any recollection of how you got there and the events that transpired. The only way to escape is by solving puzzles; and with each puzzle solved, you regain your memory until you finally get out.

That’s the plot of The Witness, which has 500 puzzles and dozens of locations to explore in an open world. What’s more interesting is its soothing graphics that pull you closer to the screen in awe and wonderment. The Witness, like most games in this list, was initially only available on PC and consoles. But with smartphone graphics getting capable, we saw the game eventually port over to the App Store and Google’s Play Store.

These are all for now. What games would you like to play on your iPhone SE other than those mentioned in this post? Comment below!