Apple products are some of the coolest things on earth. From its candy-colored iMacs in the late 90’s and its user-friendly notebooks to the iPod music players and iPad tablets, you can be assured of quality and reliability from the company’s products.
In 2007, the company came out with its version of the smartphone. Apple released the iPhone and it changed the landscape of mobile computing forever. It’s a phone, Internet gadget, camera and music player, all at the same time.
Of course, it is also a gaming gadget. Developers lost no time in coming up with games specially designed for the iOS system that the iPhone runs on. Some of these games have caught on like wildfire because of the difficulty of putting it on hold. Here now is a list of the top 10 most addictive iPhone games.
10. 4 Pics 1 Word
4 Pics 1 Word is a puzzle game that combines words and pictures. LOTUM GmbH developed the game and it is available for free. For every level, four pictures are displayed and the pictures are connected by just one word. The player will try to work out what the word is through a set of letters under the pictures. Ads that appear during the game can be removed through in-game purchases. The game’s simplicity and execution allowed it to get mostly positive reviews.
Dots is a mobile game that was released last April by Betaworks. It got more than a million downloads in just a week of release, with the number doubled after the second week. The interface has a flat design and the game itself is renowned for its simplicity. The best thing about the game is that the developers kept its focus on the user’s experience and not on how to make money out of it.
8. Song Pop
Song Pop is a multiplayer game that entails the recognition of songs based on a multiple-choice format. The songs are categorized based on the different genres. It can be played online and has gained followers such as Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook. It was considered the top rated game of 2012 and had been downloaded 60 million times as of last year.
7. Plague Inc.
Plague Inc. is a single player game that entails strategy and simulation. It was released last May 2012. Ndemic Creations made the game that was considered as the second best strategy game in 2012. The game is played through the creation and evolution of a pathogen, with the aim of destroying the world with the deadly disease. It makes use of an epidemic model through a sophisticated and realistic set of variables that would simulate the spread and danger of the plague.
Minecraft is a game that can be played by a sole player or in a multiplayer environment. The iOS version of the game was released in November 2011. Developed and published by Mojang, the game entails creating constructions out of textured cubes in a 3D procedurally generated world. Players can also explore, gather resources, craft and even do combat. There are two principal modes that can be chosen. The first is the survival mode, in which players need to buy resources in order to stave off hunger and maintain their health. The second mode is creative, in which the supply of resources is unlimited, thus precluding hunger and health problems. Players even have the ability to fly. There is also a third mode for hardcore players, which is basically a tougher version of survival and respawning is not allowed. Players are forced to delete the world created upon death.
5. The Room
The Room is a single player puzzle game that was developed and released by Fireproof Studios and released in September 2012. Players are required to figure out how to open a series of strange boxes that have physical mechanisms on them. The iPhone’s touchscreen is used to simulate actions in real life, like looking around, turning keys and turning on switches.
4. Angry Birds
Angry Birds is a single player game that was developed by Rovio Entertainment and released in December 2009. The game is simple, even comical, yet has proven to be very addicting. It is one of the largest mobile application successes ever, with 1.7 billion downloads across all platforms. It has already spawned several versions from the original Angry Birds, with titles like Angry Birds Seasons, Angry Birds Rio, Angry Birds Space and Angry Birds Star Wars. It even inspired a spin off called Bad Piggies that was released in September 2012. That game takes the point of view of the pigs and entails building vehicles to reach the target point.
3. Temple Run
Temple Run is a single player game developed and published by Imangi Studios and released last August 2011. The game involves endless running as the player takes on the role of an explorer who has stolen an idol from a temple. Demonic monkeys give chase as the explorer tries to jump over or go under obstacles and gaps in the pathway. It became the number one free application in the middle of 2012. A sequel was also released in January 2013.
2. Plants vs. Zombies
Plants vs. Zombies is a game that can be played by one or more players. Popcap Games developed and published the game and released it in February 2010, around nine months after the desktop version came out. It received recognition not just for the game itself but also for its musical score. The game entails placing different plants and fungi with different offensive and defensive capabilities around the house to defend against zombies.
1. Candy Crush Saga
Candy Crush Saga is a single player game developed by King and released last November 2012. It entails matching three pieces of the same kind in a board filled with different colored candies and obstacles. The game is divided into different levels, with every level unlocked only after the completion of the previous one. As of August 2013, there are 410 levels for the iOS version.
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