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Top 10 Best IPhone games of all time

Updated on June 10, 2013

Even the Apple, the company behind the iPhone series, is surprise of the products growing success. Their main goal back then was to simply come up with an innovative Smartphone but they ended up creating something more. The recent installment of the series, the iPhone 5, showcases impressive computing speed and graphic rendition capability allowing it to support a number of hardware demanding games. This is why we can’t blame mobile gaming enthusiasts to envision the iPhone series as a future competitive icon in the portable game console industry.

Have you recently purchased any mobile included in the iPhone series and excited to fill it with entertaining games? With hundreds of available game titles for iPhone out in the market today, don’t expect such kid of endeavor to be easy. Since iPhones have limited memory capacity, grabbing them all is basically impossible. Browse through this list of the Top 10 Best iPhone games of all time so you can discover titles which can set forth hours of fun and excitement, and totally change the way you think about mobile phone gaming.

Ridiculous Fishing screenshot
Ridiculous Fishing screenshot

Ridiculous fishing may not boast superior graphic elements unlike other popular games for iPhone 5 but it undeniably has a very addictive and unique gameplay. The game is easy to understand and play but it would cost even hardcore gamers a hard time to master it. The objective of this game is very straightforward. All you need to do is lay down your bait as low as possible avoiding fishes in the process and snag as many as you can once you reached the bottom. The fishes you’ve caught will fling into the air and you need to eliminate them all using powerful guns. Sounds crazy right? Ridiculous fishing lives up to its name as it delivers countless hours teeming with fun and excitement.

Ridiculous Fishing iPhone trailer!

Bastion screenshot
Bastion screenshot

Bastion was originally designed for a game console having full physical controls. However, the games’ developer decided to make it only available on iPhone and it was not a bad move at all based on its increasing popularity. Bastion is an RPG game for iPhone that showcases emotional cut scenes, intense battles, and a fast paced gameplay. Its hand-painted environment never fails to impress first-timers. This game is designed for both casual and hardcore RPG enthusiast as it comes with a simple hack-and-slash gameplay combined with sophisticated and challenging quests that will surely lead to hours of memorable iPhone gaming moments.

Bastion iPhone trailer!

Grand Theft Auto screenshot
Grand Theft Auto screenshot

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City for iPhone is an RPG game like no other. It features a huge world virtual where you can do almost anything present in real life. The game’s story features the adventure of a simple thug who will slowly rise and create a big name in the underground criminal world. Of course the road won’t be easy as he needs to face unwelcoming gang members and dedicated police officers who will chase anyone non-stop to serve justice. Although the game falls short in offering superb graphic elements and effects, its seemingly endless customization options and fast-paced gameplay never fail to amaze iPhone users and attract new players.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City iPhone trailer!

Real Racing 3 screenshot
Real Racing 3 screenshot

Aside from being free, many are currently hooked to the Real Racing iPhone game series as it features a realistic driving simulation gameplay and graphics. The third installment of the game boasts fresh and enticing contents that are hardly found on its leading competitors. Real Racing 3 is a perfect solution for your every day boring moments. You can play with it while waiting for the bus, travelling, or during lunch breaks and enjoy superior car racing experience through your mobile device every time.

Real Racing 3 iPhone trailer!

Into the Dead screenshot
Into the Dead screenshot

You are one of the lucky people who survived the initial zombie outbreak. But is it really something you should be thankful about? Into the Dead for iPhone takes you to an adventure where you need to do anything possible in order to survive. Hordes of zombies will chase you sharing one goal which is to eat you alive! Will you run and hide or fight your way out and prove yourself worthy to be called the ultimate zombie apocalypse survivor? Games related with zombies are very popular nowadays which is possibly why Into the Dead is currently enjoying a noticeable success based on sales. With its thrilling gameplay and impressive graphic renditions, Into the Dead truly deserves a spot in this list of the Top 10 Best iPhone games of all time.

Into the Dead iPhone trailer!

Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation screenshot
Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation screenshot

Who said good FPS games are only available on game consoles like PSP, PS3, and XBOX? Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation proves everyone wrong by offering an exquisite war environment, powerful guns to choose from, and an intense story that can leave you at the edge of your seat as you explore enemy grounds under fire. But what really made this game a major hit is its online networking support. This feature allows you to enjoy the game with 12 players via the internet. Those who prefer the single-player campaign won’t be disappointed as well as this game features exciting and challenging missions.

Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation iPhone trailer!

Infinity Blade II screenshot
Infinity Blade II screenshot

No one will contest about Infinity Blade being the most influential game specifically intended for the iPhone series. It’s a first-person RPG where you’ll need to swipe the screen and tilt or shake your mobile in order to fight demons and successfully carry out your quests. This iPhone game showcases an exhilarating story and breathtaking graphics. Its 3D environment and characters are second to none. Added with HDMI support and social challenges introduced in the Infinity Blade 2, this game truly deserves to be a part of every iPhone game collection.

Infinity Blade II iPhone trailer!

Plants vs. Zombies screenshot
Plants vs. Zombies screenshot
Plants vs. Zombies promotion
Plants vs. Zombies promotion

The Plants vs. Zombies game franchise successfully invaded the PC gaming industry and also made a huge impact in mobile gaming particularly on the iPhone series. Aside from featuring the world’s most loved horror character, zombies, its playful gameplay and bubbly graphics greatly influenced the game’s success. Your main objective in Plants vs. Zombies for iPhone is to survive the attack of zombie hordes by using various plants utilizing their respective unique abilities in the process. It’s basically a tower defense game with a zombie touch added with several unique contents which enticed millions across the globe to enjoy and be hooked to it through the years.

Plants vs. Zombies iPhone trailer!

Angry Birds screenshot
Angry Birds screenshot
Angry Birds main screen
Angry Birds main screen

No single word can describe Angry birds for iPhone best other than “addictive”. The fact that Angry Birds currently has tons of variations including Space and Seasons is an obvious manifestation of its success. The game’s gameplay was intended for kids but everyone enjoys it regardless of age. Unlike what many believe that Angry Birds is a childish and easy game, mastering it requires patience and a good sense of accuracy. Strategy is also required to win every level in Angry Birds since you need to decide which type of bird to use that can render the most damage to the enemy’s structure. Words alone can’t describe how exciting this game is so try it out and personally join in the fun!

Angry Birds iPhone trailer!

Temple Run screenshot
Temple Run screenshot

As its title implies, Temple Run for iPhone 5 is basically about running to escape a pack of scary and angry mobs. But don’t expect the game’s simple gameplay will save you from having a hard time. The road is teeming with dangerous cliffs and obstacles so always put your guard up. This game features a very addictive gameplay, upgradable items, atmospheric graphics, and insightful controls. Although Temple Run may not be the best graphically rendered game for iPhone, it’s heart-pumping and competitive gameplay is more than enough to make us forget everything it does not have and simply enjoy the most out of all it has to offer. Whether this game truly deserves to be at the top of this list of the Top 10 Best iPhone games of all time is debatable. But one thing is for sure, Temple Run for iPhone lifted the standards of iPhone gaming to an entirely new level!

Temple Run iPhone trailer!

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      Sam 2 years ago from Australia

      I see Into The Dead get lots of mention on top iPhone game lists but I don't think it is that great.

      Bastion, PvZ and Real Racing get my vote!

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      Sarah Forester 3 years ago from Australia

      Bastion and PvZ gets my vote!

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      Victor W. Kwok 3 years ago from Hawaii

      There were a lot of amusing games mentioned. Nice hub!

    • Haseena Firdousia profile image

      Haseena 3 years ago from India

      Out of these I have GTA Vice City. It's really nice.

      Voted up and useful.

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