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The best free iPhone games - The AppSpy list

By , on March 20, 2017
Last modified 3 days, 15 hours ago

Oh hello. How's it going? I hope you're well. I've decided to start something a little bit special here on AppSpy. It's a list, but it's unlike any list you've ever seen before in your entire life. Because it's a list that's going to keep growing.

It's a list of the best free games on iPhone, and every week I'm going to be adding five more. One day the list will probably become sentient and take over the world. But until that day, it's just going to offer you a chance to find out the best free games on the App Store.

So without further ado let's throw ourselves head first into this frankly ridiculous idea. Oh, and you can click the emboldened names of the games to wander off to the App Store and download them. Hope you have fun! Kthnxbai

March 20th

Sage Solitaire

A wonderful mashing together of Solitaire and Poker from one of the most interesting developers working in mobile puzzle games at the moment. Easy to pick up, tough to master, this is a game any puzzle fan should have on their phone.

Read the Pocket Gamer review here

Beneath the Lighthouse

Nitrome is quite possibly the best developer working on the App Store at the moment. This ingenious game sees you rolling a bobble headed lighthouse keeper around a series of increasinly tough challenges.

Read the Pocket Gamer review here

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Pac-Man 256

The developer of Crossy Road takes on Pac-Man, with wonderful results. A glitchy, twitchy masterpiece that builds on the legend of the final screen in the original arcade game. It's chaotic, beautiful, and painfully addictive.

Read the Pocket Gamer review here

Skiing Yeti Mountain

A game about skiing down a mountain. A mountain that a yeti lives on. It's fast and simple, but there's a surprising amount of depth here as well. And you'll almost be overwhelmed by the urge to push on and go farther down the mountain.

Read the Pocket Gamer review here

Heavenstrike Rivals

A glorious blend of a CCG and a strategy game, all wrapped up in some, as you'd expect from Square, wonderful presentation. There's more to do here than in your average card battler, and you're going to have a lovely time figuring out all of the game's intricacies.

Read the Pocket Gamer review here

March 16th

Glitch Fixers - Powerpuff Girls

A game that takes the shape of a platformer, but then throws the whole genre on its head. This isn't about testing your reflexes, it's about coding in the right combination of moves so your Powerpuff girl makes it through the obstacles in front of her. And it's ruddy marvellous.

Read the Pocket Gamer review here

Clash Royale

Clash Royale takes the concept of a MOBA, shakes it around in a tube, and then injects the mush it's created into a mobile phone. And somehow it works. Frantic, exciting, and horribly ridiculous, it might get frustrating at times, but it's well worth dipping your toe, calf, and maybe a bit of your knee into.

Read the Pocket Gamer review here

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Shooty Skies

What if Crossy Road had taken its inspiration from something like Space Invaders rather than Frogger? Well then it'd probably look quite a lot like Shooty Skies. Fly through endless waves of baddies, blasting as you go, and cackle at some of the best cartoon explosions the App Store has to offer. 

Read the Pocket Gamer review here

Call of Champions

A more traditional MOBA than Clash Royale, this one sees you teaming up with a bunch of friends for a good old fashioned whomp. The twist here comes in the form of a ball that you need to push from one end of the level to the other. And it all makes for a fast-paced and especially frantic multiplayer experience.

Read the Pocket Gamer review here

Horizon Chase - World Tour

A throw back to the days when racing games were all about top down, blue sky thrashes to the finish line. You don't need to tune your car, you don't need to hire a mechanic, you just need to drift through some of the finest retro scenery with a massive grin on your face.

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March 7th

Punch Quest

A brilliant game of running along and punching things. Sure, that might sound like it's simple and boring, but that's where you'd be wrong. Because it's great. In fact you might argue that it's one of the finest examples of arcade gaming on the App Store.

Read the Pocket Gamer review here

Crossy Road

If you've not played Crossy Road before, I don't know where you've been hiding the past couple of years. But if you could tell me so I can go hide there that'd be great. Essentially it's Frogger, but with a more addictive central compulsion loop. Bounce across roads, unlock new characters, chase your high score.

Read the Pocket Gamer review here

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Pokemon GO

I play Pokemon GO every-day. That's not true, it's just a song. Anyway, wander around in the real world catching imaginary monsters and then battling them. It'll stretch your legs while adhering to the old adage - gotta catch 'em all.

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Magic Touch: Wizard for Hire

A brilliant use of your phone's screen. You're playing a wizard stood atop some battlements. Bad guys are floating down to kill you and your friends. But there are symbols on the balloons they're using. Draw the symbol, pop the balloon, kill the bad guy. Frantic and challenging in just the right ways.

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Clash of Clans

A game that doesn't need much introduction. Build your fortifications, go out and raid other people's bases. It's midcore gaming pretty much perfected. And while that might sound horrid to some people, to others it's their idea of gaming heaven.

Read the Pocket Gamer review here