It’s 2016, and hopefully will be the year we all get to see the new shiny gadgets like the new iPhone 7 and iPad Air 3 released, so that we can enjoy some of the best iOS games in 2015 and 2016 to the fullest! With rumours of a 4K display, a better camera for us to look fabulous in our selfies, as well as improved processing power and RAM, we hope it’ll be great for mobile gaming fans and comically even Apple themselves (a simple look at Apple’s market news coverage shows that their share price has slumped to below $100, the lowest since August 2014 … so they could do with a few good product releases this year!)
But rather than abandoning all of the successes of 2015 as the new tablet comes to our doorstep, we wanted to look back and highlight some of the games that satiated our hunger for fun and juicy playtime throughout the year. If you haven’t already, be sure to check these games out before more exciting games are released in 2016!
While being a single-player game, its stunning visual design along with the surprisingly detailed gameplay has really made this a winner in many aspects. We believe this strategic skirmish game will be a pleasant surprise – especially as a free game – and will provide many hours of addiction for many of our hungry gamers. We definitely consider this to be one of the best iOS games in 2015 that has dominated its category.
We have a full review of Loot and Legends for you to check out here!
Deathwatch is an asymmetric turn-based strategy game that leads us into the dungeon-crawling adventures, in a grim and distant future. While sharing much of the DNA as Warhammer Quest and taking the good aspects from that game, Warhammer plays more like a a free-to-play, as we get to use XP to upgrade our units as well as unlocking other useful functions. Be sure not to skip the tutorial…unless you enjoy dying 5 minutes into the game.
For those who haven’t seen it, you can check out our review of Warhammer 30k: Deathwatch here!
Steam: Rails to Riches involves a high level of strategic thinking in efforts to continuously improve on efficiency, while stopping other competitors from obstructing your progress. For those who are into brainteasers and enjoy the option to be able to play with friends, this may be one to check out.
E:SE is a decent tactical card game that focuses on quick gameplay to cater to the characteristics of mobile gaming. For us, the tactical options kept the gameplay fun and interesting; whether it successfully rivaled the almighty Magic and Hearthstone, on the other hand, is a question that is more difficult to answer. Be sure to let us know your thoughts on the debate!
You can find our full review of Earthcore: Shattered Elements here!
Published by Square Enix, Lara Croft GO is a turn-based game based on the legendary Tomb Raider series and a follow-up to Hitman Go, and is packed with logic-puzzles and a smart environment that takes turns with you. While it is somewhat short with a total of 40 levels, the puzzles quickly get more complex and can really get your brain juices flowing. We found the game quite addictive and kept us coming back whenever we had a few extra minutes while waiting for the train or queuing at the hotdog stand. It’s a game worth trying if you haven’t already.
From the creators of Lume comes a phenomenal game that attracted huge media coverage, Lumino City. Entering a handmade word, the full storyline is made beautifully, entirely from paper and string graphic surroundings.The gameplay is simple and straightforward through the use of a point-and-click styled approach. While defying other games of its genres by offering you most of the answers upfront, it is done in a manner that compliments the game rather than spoiling or detracting from its overall enjoyment factor.
And that’s it for now! For those of you who haven’t yet enjoyed these great games, you know what to do. And for those of you who’ve seen them all and bought t-shirts to be full-fledged fans, stay tuned for our upcoming reviews of more exciting games that 2016 has to offer.