I upgraded my phone to the iPhone 7 plus last year, I was tired of having to delete apps and photos because I kept running out of space on a 16GB phone. With a ton of disk space and a bigger screen, now I can play games!
Lara Croft Go
This is worth the couple of dollars it costs! It’s also the game that made me love playing on the phone. The graphics are beautiful, the gameplay is super simple, there are many levels to keep you busy for hours and side quests (hidden artefacts to collects in the levels) for the perfectionists. Even the soundtrack is nice.
Blackbox - iOS only
It’s free so go download it! It says “think outside the box” and this can’t better describe the game. Each square on the screen is a puzzle and the only way to solve the puzzle is by a series of actions using the environment in real life or the iOS UI. Most of the time, you don’t even need to touch the screen to solve the puzzle. It’s really original and unlike any other game.
I think this game is over two years old now but it’s so worth it. It’s beautiful and original (though other games have been released on the same “impossible architecture”/”Möbius strip” concept now).
The Wolf Among Us
I bought the Telltale collection on Steam and I’m usually a fan of those games. It’s too bad the Steam licence doesn’t work on iOS. I re-bought the season pass for the mobile version. I really liked the characters and the story was captivating.
I played Lume before and I was sad it was so short. The wait was worth it, Lumino City looks great! I played this game on iPhone but I wish I tried it on iPad because the game is so beautiful. The “how it was done” video is very interesting to watch: the entire game is handmade from cardboard and miniatures.
Another original puzzle game, though maybe a bit simple and short. The game was great to play on iPad and I hope they release more chapters.
This was recently free on the Appstore. The graphics are nice and the puzzle are not too complicated. It’s a point and click puzzle game, but everytime something is clickable, there’s a sign on it, so I think this makes the puzzle a bit easier. Still a super cute game!
The Room 3
The Room is one of the very first puzzle I played on my phone and I love this series. I think The Room 3 is the longest of the series with puzzles in puzzles. I think the story doesn’t make much sense but the levels are beautiful and I like the scary-ish ambiance. If you like tinkering with things, you should like this game.
The next part of this list is about games that I bought or downloaded, but only play occasionally or never finished.
This one I am currently playing on the iPad! It’s a bit difficult to get into the game because the teenagers dialogues are a bit annoying, but you quickly get absorbed by the story. To be honest, it made me jump a few times and I even stopped the game because I was scared of continuing, haha. Recommend!
Go to Gold 2 - iOS only
I used to love Sokoban when I was a kid, this game is exactly that but with pretty graphics!
Beneath the Lighthouse
This game is played by rotating your phone and guiding your character through a series of tunnels. I’ve only managed to do a few levels, it’s so frustrating! But it’s fun :)
Rules! - iOS only
This game is fun if you want to train your memory. On each screen, there’s a precise rule, and you need to remember it as the following screens can re-use those rules.
Uncharted: Fortune Hunter
Similar to Lara Croft Go, except it’s Uncharted, and free. It’s nice and there are many levels but it may be a bit repetitive.
A nice puzzle game I’ll play occasionally, you need to get from one place to the other by going through doors with special rules and with a limited number of moves.
Lost Tracks - iOS only
Described as a “poetic art/adventure” game. It’s kind of an exploration game but the sounds and landscapes are also a bit scary. Haven’t finished it yet but I hope to.