Holy moly I still am not caught up on playing all the great iOS games that came out these last few weeks and Stardew Valley hits the Switch tonight too! This is such an amazing time to be a gamer, we are absolutely spoiled with a flood of so much amazing content that you can't even play it all even if you tried. This week I'd definitely grab the Stranger Things game as it's free and an actual full game experience with no shenanigans. All the other games mentioned in the title are definitely also worth a look, as are the whole heap below:


Batman: The Enemy Within


iTunes Description

In this latest chapter from the award-winning studio behind Batman - The Telltale Series, both Bruce Wayne and Batman will be forced into precarious new roles. The Riddler has returned to terrorize Gotham City, but his gruesome puzzles merely foreshadow an even greater crisis. With the arrival of a ruthless federal agent and the return of a still nascent Joker, Batman must navigate uneasy alliances while Bruce Wayne undertakes a perilous series of deceptions. Which of Batmans new allies will you choose to trust? And how deep into the darkness will you let Bruce descend?

Forum Thread:Batman: The Enemy Within (by Telltale Inc)


Blocky Bronco


iTunes Description

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Forum Thread:Blocky Bronco (by Full Fat)


Celebrica


iTunes Description

Create stars and celebrities and combine them together. Film stars, musicians, sports players, and other celebrities, from the Mona Lisa to Elvis Presley to today's idols!

This game features an original style and more than 120 celebrities with full biography, secrets, and other surprising facts.
You can get close to the most famous people in the world, and recreate them in your own way. Make your collection, and learn more about them!

Forum Thread:Celebrica (by Studio211)


Color Fence


iTunes Description

Color Fence is an addictive puzzle game where everything revolves around the fencing of colored blocks.

The game contains three new themes for a bright and dark presentation and the latest: a Halloween mode!

Forum Thread:Color Fence (by McPeppergames)


CyberSphere Online


iTunes Description

Mankind is at war and under attack from alien robots and cyborgs!
Manage combat unit “Cyber-sphere” to defend the base from the advancing enemy across the planets.
You can fight alone or join forces with other pilots in online multiplayer
mode!

Forum Thread:CyberSphere Online (By Leonid Burylov)


Dragon Project


iTunes Description

Greetings from the Kingdom of Heiland, where monsters and mysteries of all kinds lurk.

You are a Hunter on a mission: team up with friends to slay monsters, gather precious materials to forge and upgrade your own weapons and armor, then enhance them with Magi to acquire powerful skills. And do them all with one finger, thanks to our easy-to-play, intuitive controls.

Forum Thread:Dragon Project (By goGame Pte Ltd.)


Eminence: Xander's Tales


iTunes Description

An epic adventure where fantasy and science collide awaits in this modern card battler from Stoker Games. Players are pitted against each other in a high risk card game where the winner can take the loser's card gaining them valuable resources with every victory. Conversely, the loser is substantially weakened in the process making their next move in the game critical to surviving and thriving as more turns pass.

Forum Thread:Eminence: Xander's Tales (by Stoker Games)


Fill Cube


iTunes Description

"Fill Cube" is a relaxed measure game for torturing yourself.
For torturing yourself!
Torture yourself!!

It is easy to learn: touch to spray paint following the sticks track.Fill cube in the sky in 3 times.Can you do it?

Forum Thread:Fill Cube (by YINJIAN LI)


FLAME VERSUS BLAZE


iTunes Description

Square Enixs fast-paced 3-on-3 action MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena), FLAME vs BLAZE!

Game Description
3-on-3 action for up to 6 players on smartphones and tablets!
Take control of unique agents in this spectacular 3D team-based action game!

Forum Thread:FLAME VERSUS BLAZE (by SQUARE ENIX INC)


Geostorm


iTunes Description

Play the official game of the movie now! Earth needs your help! Can you escape disaster and prevent catastrophic climate breakdown? Stay one step ahead to stay alive in this deadly, turn-based puzzle game.

A network of weather-controlling satellites meant to protect Earth has been sabotaged. Catastrophic weather events are destroying cities across the globe. Experience these disasters up close as you gather essential data to prevent a Geostorm while trying to escape the havoc in this immersive 3D puzzle game.

Forum Thread:Geostorm (by Sticky Studios)


Ghostsweeper - Haunted Halloween


iTunes Description

You are lost in a scary cave without knowing how to escape. You are trapped with lost souls who must be purified by a Holy Cross.

You must find the cross by solving the deadly puzzles created by some crazy lunatic.
That's bad, but thing gets worse when you touch a trap. You will be haunted forever by the ghost-turned souls.

Forum Thread:Ghostsweeper - Haunted Halloween (by Genix Lab)


Goon Squad (by Atari)


iTunes Description

Rise from Goon to Godfather and become the most feared mob boss in Goon Squad™, a fast-paced, card-based, multiplayer brawler. Battle players globally in real-time to conquer an opponent’s headquarters, collecting valuable safes and skulls after each win. Plot a path to climb up the ranks by eliminating increasingly stronger adversaries as you progress through dangerous cities, collecting and upgrading cards along the way to advance your reputation and become the Don of the crime world.

Forum Thread:Goon Squad (by Atari)


Hercules V (Platinum Edition)


iTunes Description

12 Labours of Hercules V: Kids of Hellas follows Hercules on his fifth resourceful ride to save Greece! Ares, Greek god of war, asks Hercules to lead his armies. When Hercules refuses, Ares casts a curse over the children of Hellas. Can you craft your way through countless obstacles and save the kids in 12 Labours of Hercules V: Kids of Hellas?

Forum Thread:Hercules V (Platinum Edition) (By Jetdogs Oy)


HEXA-GONE


iTunes Description

HEXA-GONE is an endless arcade scrolling game that tests your hand-eye coordination. The aim is simply to stay on the path for as long as possible, however over time the path speeds up and becomes narrower, making things a little trickier. One game typically takes between 30-60 seconds and anyone who registers a score in excess of 1000 points deserves a pat on the back.

Forum Thread:HEXA-GONE (by P.Logic Games)


Landmark City Game


iTunes Description

Build landmarks and upgrade buildings to enhance the value of the city.
You can earn as many credits as you value at the time of sale.
You can build new buildings and landmarks with your credits.
Landmarks that have grown to maximum levels will provide buffs during the game.

Forum Thread:Landmark City Game(By Kong JungHyun)


Mobo Greenhouse Garden


iTunes Description

The aim of the game is to grow our own garden, full of vegetables, flowers and some magic plants. Animals that visit Greenhouse Garden have different tastes, e.g. Little Kitten can prefer spicy chili peppers, while Mr. Dog demands cucumbers. When a kid plants flowers, not only the garden becomes more beautiful, but bees come and produce sweet honey.

Greenhouse Garden is really entertaining - players have to watch for weeds and moles and remember to water the plants. But there’s no stress, scores and a lot of help.

Forum Thread:Mobo Greenhouse Garden (by Mobo Kids)


Octopuz


iTunes Description

Octopuz will keep your mind and fingers sharp with its deceptively difficult memory puzzles.

The rules are easy. Replicate the pattern. Each puzzle piece has eight options. Tap your way through each puzzle as you race against the clock and train your brain.

Forum Thread:Octopuz (By Gary Gogis)


REKT!


iTunes Description

Ever wanted to kickflip a car? Get behind the wheel in this high octane stunt driving game and get REKT!

REKT makes doing tricks incredibly smooth and easy, and with super realistic physics it's easy to learn and hard to master. Get your landing right and power slide into the next trick for an incredible trick combo chain at a smooth 60 frames per second.

Forum Thread:REKT! by (Little Chicken Game Company)


Splatter


iTunes Description

Welcome to the mischievous world of the flying! Take aim and poop on unsuspecting people in this fast-paced, action packed arcade game.

With the simple one touch controls you're guaranteed to be entertained for hours on end. Unlock new characters and discover their specialities while competing with friends for the highest score!

Forum Thread:Splatter (by Mark Leigh)


Stack X - The Extreme Stack


iTunes Description

Stack X, the extreme stack builder game.

Do you have what it takes to reach the top?

Forum Thread:Stack X - The Extreme Stack (Arcana | Art - Peter Pau)


Stranger Things: The Game


iTunes Description

Stranger Things is back! Prepare for Season 2 of the award winning show by joining Hopper and the kids on a new, action-packed adventure.
* It's 1984 all over again. Experience an action adventure game just like the ones our heroes would have played back in the day.

Forum Thread:Stranger Things: The Game (by BonusXP, Inc.)


Stupid Aliens


iTunes Description

Banjo loving aliens have invaded the peaceful town of Bluegrass Ridge! The residents are tired of it and they’ve nominated you to get rid of them! These stupid aliens are hard to catch, and missing them makes them even stupider. So don’t miss! The residents of Bluegrass Ridge are counting on you to get rid of all of them…in the next 45 seconds!

Forum Thread:Stupid Aliens (by Henagames)


TapEra!


iTunes Description

Try to tap as fast as you can before time is up. Collect them coins and buy some cool boosts to beat your best score!

Forum Thread:TapEra! (By Erik Vardanyan)


Train Drive ATS 3


iTunes Description

Welcome to the latest Train Drive ATS world!
Train Drive ATS 3 is the 3rd release of the Japanese No.1 railway driving simulator game, Train Drive ATS series earning over 6 million downloads.

Forum Thread:Train Drive ATS 3 (by Takahiro Ito)


Trivia.Town - Quiz Duel


iTunes Description

In Trivia Town you battle online with trivia lovers from all over the world. A game takes less than two minutes. So you can play even when you only have a moment.

Forum Thread:Trivia.Town - Quiz Duel (by Trivia.Town)


Word Club


iTunes Description

WORD CLUB — a new type of multiplayer online free word game with addictive gameplay!

Play with friends or other word nerds from all over the world! Whomp your opponents by getting the longest words and the top score! Have fun while you train your brain!

Forum Thread:Word Club (by Adnarog)


Word Farm With Friends


iTunes Description

It is the first Word Game, which offers an exclusive Multiplayer mode, where you can challenge your friends to a competitive 1vs1 word game online!

Forum Thread:Word Farm With Friends (by SuperSocialGames)


Yumm Monsters


iTunes Description

Flick candy and feed the hungry monsters! Yumm Monsters is an all new addicting arcade game that will have you swiping for hours.

Forum Thread:Yumm Monsters (by Appsolute Games)

  • brianj22

    The opening part of the description for Fill Cube is extremely off-putting. LOCK is such an absurdly shameless ripoff of HOOK. Not to be negative but my god.

  • nkx

    Sad when nothing premium launches anymore

    • Maude St. Nubbins

      Stranger Things is a premium experience that they're giving away for free. There is no IAP whatsoever.

  • Luzsec

    I just pick rekt! Beside freemium games

  • Far_Out

    it is weird the last few years seeing pretty much everything go freemium. hasta be that the devs figure it's their only fighting chance to see a profit to some point in time.

    • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

      It's more that people demand infinite updates for eternity, and when you get 99 cents once that's real difficult to deliver versus when you have a game that's actively maintained and making money constantly.

      • Tom

        Agree, funnily enough although its (rightly) complained about as a major problem on consoles/PC where games cost $49.99, I actually think paid DLC is totally acceptable for mobile games which may only have cost 0.99 - 9.99 to begin with - Developers cant just maintain a game without those updates helping to provide further income

      • Gary Gogis

        And without a feature on AppStore (which seem harder to get with the new iOS 11 update) the free/buy rate drops dramatically. The hopes of making any money at all without a feature is that someone will at least try your game (because it is free) with the hopes that you have created a quality game and can get the ads or IAP to feel worth it.

    • Precious Tritium

      I am seeing kind of a different trend on the app store. Games that uses to cost maybe 2.99 are now 4.99 or even 6.99. Most of the games I want are pricier, which is fine but I think it's a response to freemium as a way to make fully playable games, still make money, and avoid the IAP nonsense.

      • Maude St. Nubbins

        That's because customer price sensitivity on the AppStore is completely bonkers. The thought goes like this: if a customer is willing to pay ANY money for a mobile game up-front, there is little mental difference between 99 cents and higher prices.

        Knowing that premium customers are, at best, a niche audience on mobile (sad but true), the only way to make development costs back is to charge higher prices. They know interested buyers are willing to pay it, while keeping the price at 99 cents will not attract a significantly larger user base.

        And let's be clear here: we're still talking about game development costs that are equal to or higher than games developed for traditional handhelds like the 3DS and Vita and sold for $30 and higher, yet the AppStore market forces demand they be F2P or sold for a fraction of the cost.

  • Sterling Archer

    Heads up, Eli - word is that Stardew doesn’t launch until tomorrow, not midnight EST like everyone is hoping 😭

    • Precious Tritium

      Stardew Valley is coming to IOS?!

      • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

        Very first sentence of the article. 🤦🏻‍♂️

      • Precious Tritium

        I always jump to the comments first. It's a holdover routine from being an AV Club commentor, before the switched to Kinja. I usually get to the article second.

        That being said, this is excellent news I have been meaning to try SDV forever. Can't wait for your review.

  • Realist82

    i still waiting for Rainbowtail
    Apple must give green light....

  • Dailon Huskey

    This would be a good week for someone to release a premium game with all the FTP games out this week
    Next week there will probably be a few premiums looking forward to it