The official Apple App Store that can be accessed via Apple iTunes has more than 300,000 great applications and games to choose from. The games that you find in this article are merely the tip of the iceberg, and there are plenty more to choose where they come from. The new iPhone 4, with its 640x960-pixel Retina Eye display, offers one of the sharpest resolutions that you will find on smartphones today, and this makes the experience of playing games on the device all the more fulfilling.
Even the newly released Apple iPod Touch 4G has the same screen now, and these games can even be played on this device. In fact, mobile games are becoming more and more popular, and these great games are a major reason for the immense popularity of the Apple iPhone all over the world. Standalone handheld gaming consoles like the Sony PlayStation Portable and the Nintendo DSi are seeing a major drop in their sales, as more and more people are preferring a mobile phone for the same purpose now.
In the smartphone wars that are taking an increased importance today, the key to victory is apps and games, and this is an area where Apple is the unmatched leader. Android is steadily catching up to it, but for the foreseeable future, Apple will continue to dominate the market thanks to its vast collection of iPhone applications and games to choose from.
The Best iOS Has For Gamers
So without wasting any more time, here are the 12 games you simply must have. Some of these are free and some are paid, so you must make a choice. Free versions will not contain all the features of the game, and you may need to buy the full version to enjoy it in its entirety.
- Angry Birds by Rovio. Paid version available for $0.99.
- Chaos Rings by Square-Enix. Available for $12.99.
- Civilization: Revolution by 2K Games. Available for $6.99.
- Doodle Jump. Available for $0.99.
- Fieldrunners by Subatomic Studios. Available for $2.99.
- Flight Control by Firemint. Available for $0.99.
- Fruit Ninja. Available for $0.99.
- Labyrinth. Available for free.
- Plants vs. Zombies by PopCap. Available for $2.99.
- Pinball HD. Available for $2.99.
- Spider-Man: Total Mayhem. Available for $8.99.
- X-Plane 9 HD. Available for $9.99.
There are many different categories for the games available in the store, and you will soon find that there is something for everyone here. You have choices aplenty when it comes to arcade games, puzzle games, action games, role playing games, strategy games, sports games, racing games, and card games as well. The mammoth library of iPhone 4 games makes this a truly wonderful platform for one and all.
Here are some more games for you to pick from.
- 3D Rollercoaster Rush
- Asphalt 5
- Assassin's Creed: Altair's Chronicles
- Call of Duty: World at War
- Doom Classic
- Drop 7
- Dungeon Hunter
- Geometry Wars: Touched
- Grand Theft Auto: China Wars
- Hero of Sparta
- iSniper Lite
- Madden NFL 10
- Metal Gear Solid Touch
- Need for Speed Undercover
- Paper Pilot
- Parachute Panic HD
- RavenSword: The Fallen King
- Real Racing
- Rock Band
- Sim City
- Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor
- The Oregon Trail
- Tiger Woods PGA Tour
- Traffic Rush
- Words With Friends
- Zen Bound 2
These excellent games can keep you engrossed for hours at a stretch. The advanced three-axis gyroscope on the device makes it possible to play and enjoy some truly sensational games on this platform. Even though there are many people who do not like playing some of these games on the touchscreen of the iPhone and prefer the physical touch of real buttons instead, more and more developers are jumping on to the bandwagon and are creating some wonderful new games for the touchscreen market, and reinventing some old classics as well.
All these games come at a price though, and you must be prepared to shell out some bucks. Once installed, though, you will not want to stop playing these games, come what may.