Top 15 FREE iPhone & iPad Games of 2018

Jan 4, 2019

15. Darkness Rises

Nexon's got the Hack and Slash action formula down to a T and theyre showing it all off in their revolutionary action RPG. Distilling the genre into a pocket friendly title, Darkness Rises has been praised for bringing console-like graphics to the mobile. Dive into their high textured worlds and bring down their towering bosses as Berserkers or Wizards. Another innovative addition to their gameplay is the unique Soul Link ability that ets players take control of the monsters they face. A dive into hell itself, it has a PlayScore of 8.74.

14. Burger Shop 2

After your unexpected rise from the dumps in the first Burger Shop Game, this sequel to GoBit Games' casual cooking game sees you rising in the ranks of the restaurant world. Expand the horizons of your humble fast food empire as you add new twists to keep the hearts of your loyal customers. It also opens up new leads to let you uncover the secrets of what happened to your last venture. Flip, fry, and fill those famished tummies. It has a PlayScore of 8.76.

13. Nishan Shaman

A labor of love from six Chinese university graduates, Nishan Shaman hoped to spread the good word of their Northeastern mythologies. Following the titular character based on a legendary female figure, roam around the intricately designed papercut world as you save a young boy from the grips of evil. Oozing with style and personality, Nishan Shaman's goals of spreading the folklore of Chinese minority tribes confidently shines through. I has a PlayScore of 8.76.

12. SHIN MEGAMI TENSEI D×2

If you're looking for a free to play RPG experience on the mobile, then look no further than this all new Shin Megami Tensei chapter. Brought to the mobile by SEGA corporation, the SMT series goes fully digital. Unraveling a dark and mysterious tale as the Demon Downloader, use the powers of your smartphone to summon ferocious beasts and pit them against the evil Acolytes. Coming complete with AR Modes, PvP Duels and full Japanese voice casting, there's no wonder why it's ranked number one in Japanese rankings. It has a PlayScore of 8.78.

11. DERE EVIL EXE

Play this game if you dare. Looking like any ordinary platformer with its retro artstyle and deceptively colorful stages, Dere Evil Exe hides some traumatizing thrills within in its creepy and meta storyline. Take on the shoes of the silent hero Knightly as he jumps, runs, and manipulates his way through the game's collection of unorthodox levels. Pairing addicting platforming challenges with a gripping horror storyline, this game is definitely worth your time. It has a PlayScore of 8.79.

10. Piffle

A new game from the makers of Crossy Road, this colorful arcade puzzle game doesn't exactly live up to its name. Dive into a sea of adorable cat-like creatures and break around blocks with trajectorial precision. Bounce around the stages and break the scoreboards with combo after combo. It also lets you craft and collect a variety items, piffle balls, and powerups on your defeating the evil Doc Block/ Wrapped in an uber endearing artstyle, it has a PlayScore of 8.80.

9. Old School RuneScape

On its way to take back the crown for one of the most popular MMORPGs, Jagex's Runescape arrives on the iOS in all its old-school glory. First released in 2001--a whopping 17 years ago--this fantasy MMO is still a mainstay in today's pop culture. Begin your journey in the land of Gielinor and fight for loot and glory in the hundreds of quests that await. On the receiving end of engine improvements and brand new content, it's become the go to game for new and old RuneScape fans across the globe. It has a PlayScore of 8.86.

8. Alphabear 2

Spry Fox’s adorable word puzzle game gets a fantastic sequel with more puzzles to solve. The job remains simple, spell words by selecting letters on a puzzle grid. Bears appear everytime you use letters that are adjacent to each other. So the more letters you use, the bigger the bear gets. A sequel to an already fun word game It has a PlayScore of 8.90.

7. Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle

Following up their Slayaway Camp success, Blue Wizard Digital homes in on one of the most iconic slasher series out there. Featuring the famed masked murderer and momma's boy, Jason Vorhees, in the gory puzzle action, make his momma proud by maneuvering round the grid-based stages in strategic fashion. Finish the slice and dice job and bask in the satisfying glory of voxel violence. Lending cartoony humor and contemplative delights to the otherwise horrifying genre, it has a PlayScore of 8.92.

6. Epic Seven

There’s another anime-ish game on the market and it’s certainly a breath of fresh air compared to the absurd number of gacha games on the mobile. Crafted in beautiful 2D graphics, meet the epic characters of Epic Seven and learn to love them as you begin your role-playing adventure in an epic story about friendship and hope.

Be captivated by its story mode and stand in awe of its eye-candy visuals. The devs, Smilegate Megaport, promises a “no loading times” experience once you start booting it up! A bold statement that so far rings true, it has a PlayScore of 8.98.

5. Sdorica -sunset-

Rayark’s latest Role Playing Game was four years in development ahd now that it’s here, it’s set to satisfy RPG fans with its thoughtful story, colorful environment, and atmospheric soundtrack. Set in a strange fantasy world where humans were puppets to a giant dragon named Sdorica, you as “Watcher” will try to dig out the secrets buried within.

Engage in fun 2D combat, pick team members and exchange fiery moves in every turn. Coming from the makers of Cytus, there’s so much potential at work here and it receives a PlayScore of 9.02.

4. Hero Hunters

Hothead Games shows off the jaw dropping graphics of their RPG Shooter hybrid. The main story follows a heated war against the army of Kurtz. Set in beautifully dilapidated cities and populated by a gorgeously rendered cast of characters, Hero Hunters has all it takes to be an RPG classic. The game mixes cover-based shooting action and RPG elements.

It’s a bundle of adrenaline pumping joy, too, what with their real time PvP battles and co-op boss raids. It has a PlayScore of 9.02.

3. Asphalt 9: Legends

Gameloft’s highest rated racer makes it to our list this year. Take on the world’s best and fearless street racers and become the next Asphalt Legend. Be a pro as you take over the streets with style. Featuring renowned cards like Ferarri, Porsche, Lamborghini, and so much more. Find that dream car and get ready to put the pedal to the metal.

With its stunning visuals, responsive racing controls, and sweet customization options, you might even mistake it for a console game. It has sa PlayScore of 9.02.

2. Shadowgun Legends

From MADFINGER games. This futuristic first person shooter tasks you to save humanity from a wild race of alien invaders. It features a story campaign spanning over 200 missions and on 4 diverse planets. Choose from over a hundred weapon types and ready yourself to battle extraterrestrial forces.

Additionally, the game also excels in its PvP mode Unlock new gear, build up your fame, and smack down online buddies to dominate the leaderboards. It has a PlayScore of 9.07.

1. Space Pioneer

Set in a beautiful intergalactic frontier, play as an explorer determined to uncover valuable treasures and the mysteries of the universe. Discover new planets, conquer an infinite universe, and exterminate the extraterrestrial threats that stand in your way in its top down shooter RPG.

It’s a literal out of this world adventure and it has a PlayScore of 9.08.

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