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Destiny 2 for iPhone and iPad won't happen, but you could play these games instead

By , on March 28, 2017

Well. Wellity wellity well. Bungie has gone and announced Destiny 2. I mean, sort of, it's shown a picture with the word Destiny and a big number 2, which could mean a lot of things. But I'm gonna go ahead and say Destiny 2 is coming to consoles this year.

But console games, as we all know, are for dweebs. Mobile is where all the best experiences are at. Yup. Sure. We all definitely believe that. Move on. Nothing to see here.

Which got me thinking, what games could you play on your iPad or iPhone to get some of that sweet Destiny feeling in your eyes and fingers. Since, y'know, the game is highly unlikely to ever come to mobile.

So here's a list of games that might just scratch your mobile Destiny 2 itch. Click on the emboldened names of the games below and you'll be able to download them from the App Store. Pretty sweet, yeah?

Midnight Star - Free

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A first person shooter with a good deal of twist. It's casual, it looks lovely, but there's a beat to the play that makes the whole thing incredibly compulsive. Oh, and it's developed by ex-Bungie people too.

You're not in control of your movement, but you're tapping and swiping to take down hordes of slobbery, brilliantly designed, alien beasts. It's a lot of fun if you're willing to give it a chance. And I think you should.

Read the Pocket Gamer review here

Galaxy on Fire 2 - Free

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While a free to play sequel might have hit the App Store last year, there's something big and special about the original Galaxy on Fire games. They're polished, they're massive, and they're a lot of fun.

Fly through a huge galaxy, which is only metaphorically on fire, shooting lasers, trading, and engaging in a massive story about pirates and lord knows what else. It's entertaining, there's always something to do, and you'll find yourself stuck in it for a good long time.

Read the Pocket Gamer review here

Afterpulse - Free

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Look, I really love Afterpulse. I think it might be the best shooter on the App Store, and I'm not even joking. Slick multiplayer action tweaked to fit in the palm of your hand. And tweaked really, really well.

It might not have the sci-fi setting of Destiny, but it definitely has the crunch of the multiplayer. Shoot foes, earn new guns, rinse and repeat. It's the sort of game you'll dip into day after day, and you'll do it with a grin on your face.

Read the Pocket Gamer review here