Top 10 Best iOS Games of 2017 So Far
10. Opening our list of the Top 10 iOS Games during the first and second quarter of 2017 is Transformers: Forged to Fight With the release of their latest Transformers movie, Hasbro Entertainment dishes out their big robotic guns to the iOS. Follow the Autobots, Decepticons, Predacons and Maximals in an interplanetary battle that holds the future of Cybertron. Similar to Warner Brothers’ Injustice 2 and Arkham Origins, it’s a fighting game where players use their fingers to swipe, tap and flick the screen to defeat their opponent. Unleash your powerful special attacks and roll out to deal devastating damage. Choose from a wide variety of iconic Transformers such as Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Starscream, Megatron and more in a fight for the future.
This is the biggest Transformers mobile game that caters all the characters from their universe. Team up with your friends and forge alliances to eliminate threats. Players can also deploy their robots to gather some sweet loot for future uses. Critics lauded this game for being a moderately good fighting game, however, the lack of characters from the movie makes it incomplete. If you’re in it for the fun, then this game is always a good try. Plus, it’s free.
9. Monument Valley 2 Garnering critical and market success with their debut in 2014, ustwo’s Monument Valley has had millions of fans fawning over their cute visuals, well-thought levels, impeccable design. While it’s been three years, the surprise unveiling of their newest sequel just shows how much love there still is for the game–and they’re gonna get a whole lot more, now that there’s a touching new story to unravel. Play as Ro, as she guides her daughter through the the various mazes of their mysterious valley.
Feast your eyes anew as you explore a whole new world of vibrant landscapes and mesmerizing architecture. The game oozes with style, emanating an atmosphere of brilliance that’s completed with a collection of inviting and immersive music. This tale of family and motherhood is exactly what it needed, giving players the necessary drive to push through what used to be a fresh, but somehow lacking journey. A masterpiece lives on, and it has a PlayScore of 8.65.
8. MUL.MASH.TAB.BA.GAL.GAL Pong makes its way to the modern generations as a stylish, frenetic underwater adventure. From the creators of two distinctly successful games, comes a title no one ever expected–literally. Despite the protests of their marketing team, the game is named after a constellation in a language nobody understands. It really doesn’t take itself too seriously, and yet it manages to deliver in all fronts. This game is fun as balls! And these balls, especially, are very fun. Just take joyful splash into their wonderful aquatic world, and use both of your hands to ricochet said balls against turtles, clams, fossils, and so much more. With their array of paddles to unlock, unleash your potential with bonuses and new offensive abilities.
As a premium game, it promises to have zero ads after purchase which is always a plus. While it’s been criticized for the lack of autosave function, it’s a perfectly good game for your lazing needs. It has a PlayScore of 8.67.
7. KAMI 2 Get caught in a struggle for perfection in this sequel to the serene yet challenging puzzler from State of Play Games. Its design is based on japanese paper designs, taking inspiration from the graceful paper-folding of the art of Origami.
Minimalistic as it is, it packs a ton of content, with over 100 hand-crafted puzzles and a whole lot more from player contributions. Like most minimalist games, the goal is simple. Fill the board with a singular color in the fewest moves possible. Here’s the rub, just like the Japanese art form it was based on, it won’t take anything other than perfection. But with a helpful hint system, nothing is impossible. Unlock more puzzles by completing each page, explore creations made by other users, and make your own with their built in editor. All of that for the price of absolutely nothing. It’s smooth, challenging, but not without its flaws, with a few hints to a pay to win system and a slightly repetitive gameplay. It has a PlayScore of 8.73.
6. Hidden Folks Now this one is different. Created by two hardworking dudes, use the power of sight and solve innumerables puzzles in this adorable hidden object game.
Plastered with a simple white backdrop, find hidden folks lurking around each location. It’s vivid details and mouth-originated sound effects make it so interesting, and fun. If you’re into for the details, the game has over 17 hand-drawn maps, 150 targets to find, 250 unique interactions, and over a thousand vocally-produced sound effects. Hear every pop, twang, zoop and other ridiculous sounds in every click. Aside from that, players are safe with their progress with the presence of iCloud. So sync it anywhere at anytime. The game was widely praised due to its interesting level designs and odd take on the hidden object genre.
It’s so interesting you feel like you’re part of their white, picturesque world. Just recently, they updated the game with more content for the fans.
5. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links Yu Gi Oh fans unite because this year has brought in the most awaited return of the beloved manga and anime. Digitized and ported to the mobile world, it’s finally time to D-D-D-Duel! Play as and against your favorite characters from the hit anime, from Yugi, Kaiba, Joey Mai and more–and use their trademark legendaries to level the playing field. With their original voice actors, this game takes you right back to where it all began.
With an optimized multiplayer, it’s the perfect channel for your latent duelling skills. But you can’t win tournaments with just any cards. Use their generous starter rewards, and take your chances amongst a collection of cool decks. Purchase a few packs, build yourself the ultimate deck, and fight against iconic characters, your very own friends, and strangers from all around the globe. It’s easy user interface, spectacular visuals, and friendly gameplay, makes it an awesome game for both the trading card veterans, and clueless first timers. Submit yourself to nostalgia, and begin your journey to the top. It has a PlayScore of 8.85.
4. Trailer Park Boys: Greasy Money From the hit comedy TV show, join Bubbles, Ricky and Julian on an adventure to manage the town of Sunnydale. As fun as the TV show may be, this idle-clicker expects you to amass a buttload of liquor, hash and cash in a span of minutes. So plan ahead and use your rural infrastructures to create a thriving community. Hire workers and upgrade your businesses to earn that quick buck. Want to build casino? Or how about a strip club? Go for it as long as it keeps the game growing.
Just don’t get busted or you get sent to jail. For the lazy, you could hire more workers to automate the clicking for you. Talk about efficiency. There isn’t much to do when you’re in an idle clicker, but its boss-fights require maximum tapping powers for you take it down. Players are loving the simplicity of its upgrade system, while others are giving it less stars due to its unintended crashes. Nevertheless, it’s a fun game and a good time-killer.
3. OXENFREE A supernatural thriller game that doesn’t rely too much on cheap jumpscares. Powered with its gorgeous artstyle, and 80’s atmosphere, this 2.5D puzzle game takes you to the shoes of Alex. A young man attending an overnight party with his friends in an abandoned island. Things go haywire when they encounter strange anomalies in their late-night partying. The gameplay isn’t as complicated compared to most horror games. Just scroll your way through various platforms with your friends and unlock story details with the game’s unique “Radio System”. This enables the player to determine the source of distortions and anomaly that haunt the island. Aside from that, players can make a choice during narrative sequences.
Opting players a chance to replay the game again if they want a different outcome. The game’s atmospheric level designs, synth music, and deep story makes it one of the finest horror games to come out this year. However, it was criticized for its lack of exposition and satisfaction. Well, it’s not for everyone. It’s the Stranger Things of videogames.
2. Guns Of Boom If you want some explosive first person shooter on your mobile device, then Game Insight’s exhilarating entry would take you by surprise. Think of it as budget Overwatch. Team up with your friends as you go in an all-out firefight with the enemy team. For a mobile game, it’s packed with finely detailed environment and immersive 3D visuals.
Not to mention it’s smooth and intuitive controls make it worth your time.
Don’t worry about aiming because once your crosshair hits, it’ll automatically lock. Also one of the best things about this game is that players can choose from its wide variety of weapons ranging from sniper rifles, grenade launchers, pistols and more. Pick your ideal loadout and blow things up. Set out in fun PvP battles across the world with online mode and test your mettle to dominate the leaderboards. Experience fps at its finest.
Here are the runners-up before we reveal the number one:
11. SWORD ART ONLINE: Memory Defrag. Join Kirita, Asuna, and Leafa as they embark on a brand new journey into the digital cyberspace. Relive iconic moments, and take on new adventures! It has a PlayScore of 8.5.
12. Causality. Help an adorable bunch of time travelers find their way to their color-coded destinations. Almost as hard as actual time travel, and it has a PlayScore of 8.49.
13. Cube Escape: The Cave. The Rusty Lake Saga gets a whole new chapter. Venture to the dark caverns of the mountain, and uncover the secrets of a mysterious family. It has a PlayScore of 8.47.
14. Card Thief. Master the art of stealth and sleight of hand as you pickpocket guards and blow out torches in this satisfying card-based dungeon crawler. It has a PlayScore of 8.44.
15. Ticket to Earth. A unique take on puzzle RPG, go on an isometric adventure with Rose, navigating through the battlefield in same-colored tiles, and killing off monsters with her deadly combos. It has a PlayScore of 8.43.
16. The Big Journey. Roll around in Mr. Whisker’s dizzying world, as goes on a quest for gastronomic delights. Bounce through deserts and valleys, along with cutesy visuals and catchy tunes. It has a PlayScore of 8.39.
17. Art of Conquest (AoC). Command your very own medieval troop, and go against towering dragons and fortified strongholds in this fantastical mobile RTS. It has a PlayScore of 8.37.
18. Battle Bay. Rovio’s newest IP since their critically acclaimed band of frustrated fowls. Take to the seas in this mobile friendly MOBA, with a PlayScore of 8.35.
19. Death Road to Canada. This is how Canada really is. Don’t be fooled by the news. This randomly generated road-trip simulator puts you in the middle of a zombie apocalypse. The game doesn’t take itself seriously, and you should too.
20. Chroma Squad. No, it’s not a licensed Power Rangers game. But it’s a mouthful, combining the sentai icons with the Game Dev Story’s management, and the tactical whims of XCOM. It has a PlayScore of 8.33.
1. And the best iOS game of 2017 so far is Flipping Legends From one of the most popular studios for the best mobile games on the market, Noodlecake makes a move towards 3D pixels in this action game full of brawls, swordfights, and spell-filled duels.
In something that resembles a cross between pixel and polygons, flip around its limited playing field and survive a barrage of scary spikes and deadly traps while collecting coins and killing off enemies along the way. Flipping Legends differentiates itself from the many clones of the tired endless runner genre.
It veers away from the traditional sidescrolling format, and opts for vertical navigation, that’s reminiscent of most music games. While sound plays no part in the gameplay, it still requires a fair amount of rhythm. Choose from Ninja, Warlock, Ranger, and more, and steer your character diagonally and backwards through the map.
It’s unique innovative, and so, so addicting. Beat your own highscores in this one of a kind, free-to-play action game. No wonder it’s the year’s highest rated iOS game, with an impressive PlayScore of 9.31.
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