Top Five Games For IOS

If you’re bored of the same old games you already have downloaded on your Apple device, or you can’t seem to find something you’d enjoy, then these games could be what you’re looking for. If you fancy a game with narrative depth, puzzles, survival mechanics, or cute animals, then this list has you sorted.

Old Man’s Journey

Old Man’s Journey is an adventure-puzzle game developed by Broken Rules. Its story portrays loss, life, and hope. An old fisherman receives a message that takes him on a journey through serene countryside, quiet towns, and stark mountains – all of which are travelled to via foot, vehicles, and even hot air balloons.

The gameplay involves manipulating the environment around you to create a path for the old man to follow. It’s similar to a 2D side-scroller, but you don’t have any control over your character, just the setting. Every now and again, the old man will catch a ride on a truck or train, which mixes up the gameplay a little. In these scenarios, you need to put the roads or train tracks in place so the vehicle can move forward. The gameplay is simple, but it’s effective.

There is no dialogue in Old Man’s Journey, but the story is successfully conveyed. Over the course of his journey, the aging fisherman will reminisce and reflect on his life. Sometimes it’s about stuff he regrets, other times it’s things that happened which helped shape his character. It’s a bittersweet tale, but lovely all the same.

The visuals are enchanting. The scenery is colourful, detailed and vibrant. Whether you’re passing through emerald green countryside with a tumbling waterfall or a peaceful village, it’s nothing short of charming. These painting-esque graphics are blended nicely with a relaxing soundtrack, and it makes for a truly breath-taking experience. Old Man’s Journey is a gorgeous game sure to pull on your heartstrings.
Old Man’s Journey

Donut County

In this fun and humorous physics-puzzle game by Ben Esposito, you play as a hole in the ground. Donut County has been overrun by raccoons who use remote-controlled holes to steal garbage. You play as BK, a raccoon controlling a hole to gobble up his friends and their houses to earn silly rewards. When BK falls down one of his own holes, he is confronted by his friend Mira and the other inhabitants of Donut County. They understandably want to know what’s been going on.

The premise in Donut County is devouring everything you see. Your hole grows bigger every time you swallow things, and you can mix objects to cook food, create fireworks, and even breed rabbits. You can also spit out things you’ve swallowed to solve puzzles, or if you fancy some mindless vandalism. The gameplay is unique and extremely fun, which intertwined with the adorable and colourful characters, make it a very satisfying and enjoyable experience. The story is also wonderfully silly, bizarre and just downright funny. If you’re looking for a carefree, entertaining game that doesn’t take itself seriously at all, then Donut County is a must-play.

Donut County

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

Nintendo has created an array of successful mobile games and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is no exception. In this delightful, animal-filled world, you are given your own campsite to build and design. You can decorate your campsite with objects that you have crafted yourself. The more appealing your campsite looks, the more animals it’ll attract.

The premise sounds fairly dull, but there is a lot of hours to be lost in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. There is a large amount of items to craft, and you can fish, catch bugs, and collect fruit – just like in other Animal Crossing games. You can gather materials from the environment, such as cotton and wood, which you can then trade for furniture orders. Animals will also have tasks for the player, like fetching a certain number of a type of fruit, which they will reward you for after completion. Finishing these tasks will increase your friendship with the animal. Once you’ve befriended them, they’ll visit your campsite. You can also invite other players to swing by your camp.

There is a lot of customisation in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. In addition to having full control of how your campsite looks, you can change your avatar’s clothing, gender, facial features, and even recreational vehicle. Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is an addictive, fun little game for IOS devices. It’s charming, enjoyable, and incredibly tranquil. Also, there’s animals!

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

Don’t Starve: Pocket Edition

Developed by Klei entertainment, Don’t Starve is an open-world survival game where you need to fend entirely for yourself to live. The game offers no guidance or advice on how to play it. Instead, it drops you completely in the lonesome wilderness and expects you to find out what to do yourself.

There are buttons around the edges of the screen which are categories of various things you can build. In the beginning, you’ll probably be solely looking for food and collecting anything you can get your hands on. You can use the materials you’ve gathered to construct tools that make your foraging easier. An axe and pick can be crafted using wood and flint, which you can then use to get logs and gold. Exploration is key in Don’t Starve, but you can also look for an area to set up camp. Further into the game, you can build a farm, grow crops and raise livestock, which will increase your chances of survival. There are also enemies and things out to get you, so you’ll always want to be on your guard.

As well as hunger, you’ll also need to keep an eye on your health and sanity meters. Health is fairly simple: don’t die. Sanity, on the other hand, is more complex. If your sanity drops too low, you’ll experience weird hallucinations that will try and hurt you if they become too realistic. Sanity can be raised by crafting things, but it’s more easily decreased. Lack of light is an example of when your sanity drops, so watch out for night-time if you don’t want to lose your mind.

The gameplay incentive is seeing how long you can survive for and then trying to beat it on your next playthrough. There is an Adventure Mode, which contains a little more story if you want it. Don’t Starve is an interesting take on an open-world survival game and definitely worth checking out.

Don’t Starve: Pocket Edition

Fallout Shelter

Fallout Shelter is a post-apocalyptic simulation game developed by Bethesda. As head of an underground vault, it is your job to keep the other residents alive and well. Citizens need Living Quarters so they have somewhere to rest, as well as Cafeterias and Water Treatment Plants that generate food and water for them. Power Plants will keep all these factories in working order.

You can assign citizens to work in your factories, and if the person’s stats match the factory they work in, you will get resources more quickly. Citizens can get sick and die, and if you find you don’t have enough resources for both food and water, you’ll have to decide which resource you want to prioritise. Sometimes you’ll make the right choice, other times you won’t.

Keeping your residents fed and healthy isn’t the only thing you need to worry about. Your vault can be attacked by an infestation of radroaches or an army of raiders. You’ll want to try and prepare for these invasions as they have the potential to completely destroy your vault and its citizens. When everyone dies, it’s game over.

Fallout Shelter is an enjoyable game that will keep you occupied for quite some time. If you enjoy simulation games and the Fallout series, then Fallout Shelter could be for you.

Fallout Shelter

Charlotte Silcock

Charlotte Silcock

Charlotte lives in the UK and is a huge fan of Night in the Woods, Life is Strange and the Witcher series. If she’s not playing one of those games on a loop, she’s watching The Simpsons, at the pub, or coaxing her dogs to play Overwatch with her.
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