If you had asked me last week to put together a list of upcoming iOS games I was excited about, it would probably look a lot like the list below. The only difference? These games aren’t upcoming — they’re available right now.
It would be hard to say this is what a game of the year list would look like (especially since we’ve played so few of them), but man oh man — wouldn’t it be weird if these all lived up to the hype?
I can pinch you if you like, but you’re really not dreaming. After six years since its initial announcement, the tabletop RPG homage Galactic Keep has finally hit the App Store. And yes, it’s as challenging, deep, and wonderful as you’re hoping. Our review is forthcoming.
Brutally clever, impossibly difficult puzzles. The kind you’ll need to Google to learn concepts to solve. If you like blistering difficulty, The Guides should be right up your alley. Check out our review to learn more.
If you were a fan of MechoWars back in the day (or as it was later known, Desert Ashes), you’ll want to check out this new sequel from its creator that crosses over with the much-loved world of Pocket God. It’s not unlike Advance Wars, which is a really, really good thing.
While not technically a game, the Final Fantasy Portal App has a couple of games within it — and they’re both a doozy. You can finally play an official Triple Triad release on mobile (aka, the brilliant card game from Final Fantasy VIII), and there’s a free version of the original Final Fantasy in here too.