Stepping back into iOS gaming for Xmas.

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  1. Larni

    Larni Well-Known Member

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    It's been about two years since I paid any real attention to iOS gaming: I bought a Vita and the seemingly unstoppable trend of free to play games put paid to that.

    But this Xmas one of my brother-in-laws gave me £15 of iOS credit.

    Can anyone suggest some games (that you buy once and that's more or less it) for someone with a couple of days to kill with the in-laws (they have no TV or music in the house!?!)?

    My mind is so numb I'll give anything a go apart from trading card games.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Larni

    Larni Well-Known Member

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    I see I've posted this in the wrong forum. Could a mid move it to discussion?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  3. Annii

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    These are some of my favourites which I recommend to new IOS owners. These are premium.

    * don't starve - rougelike, currently on sale
    * Sproggiwood - top down Dungeon crawler, also on sale.
    * Legond of Grimrock - old style 3D Dungeon crawled
    * FTL - rougelike set in space
    * junk jack x - a bit like 2D Minecraft
    * craft the world - a bit like 2D Minecraft with tower defence element
    * Plague Inc - destroy the world using stealth and strategy

    Plants vs zombies 2 is freemium but still fun and I haven't spent anything.

    Also I don't like trading card games on the whole but I love Hearthstone

    I hope that helps

    annii
     
  4. hvianna

    hvianna Well-Known Member

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    AirAttack 2 - vertical shoot 'em up, awesome graphics and old school gameplay, premium at just $0.99! Forum thread - http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=277041
     
  5. ashmike3

    ashmike3 Well-Known Member

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    Xcom enemy within will burn some good time. Deep quality iOS gaming, depending on your device/ iOS version.
     
  6. Exact-Psience

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    The Work-At-Home Guy
    Philippines
    Lara Croft GO
    Out There
    Implosion
    Space Marshals
    EPOCH.2
    Shadowmatic
    Evoland
    Dust: An Elysian Tale
    Star Horizon
    Sproggiwood
     
  7. Leegames

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    Implosion - awesome hack'n'slash/RPG (and the rest of Exact-Psience's suggestion basically)
    Air Attack 2 - Great Shmup
    Evoland - a travel through the history of RPGs and a damn good game
    Power Hover - stylish runner with awesome music

    All premium experiences with no IAP :)

    Enjoy!
     
  8. Bloodangel

    Bloodangel Well-Known Member

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    This war of mine.
    Radiation island



    FTL is iPad only unfortunately :(
     
  9. Fangbone

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    Templar Battleforce
    Heroes and Castles 2
    Badland 2
    Vainglory - free but super fun and doesn't require you to purchase anything
     
  10. lena

    lena Well-Known Member

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    If you're into puzzle games, my favorites of 2015 are:
    Lara Croft Go
    Tetrobot and co
    Divide by Sheep
    Super Happy Fun Block
    The Sequence

    Also check the Forums Game of the Year thread for people's favorite games of this year.
     
  11. Larni

    Larni Well-Known Member

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    Thanks!

    I took a punt on xcom. Very impressed.
     
  12. ibekk

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    Leapy Up is a new iOS app endless leaper game. It's fun and addicting, but it's also a free download and less than 7MB in size. You can try Leapy Up if you like.
     
  13. Anonomation

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    If you haven't seen Oceanhorn, definitely check it out.
     

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