So you’ve just bought a new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. Sounds like you’ll need some new games. Here are five games optimized for iOS 8 and the new iPhones. Whether you’ve purchased an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, you’re certain to love the following five games.
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1. Epic Zen Garden
Get a closer look at this game in the video above.
Featured earlier this year at WWDC, Epic Zen Garden is a casual, navel-gazing kind of game. Despite its slow pace and simple gameplay, it really does showcase some amazing graphics, and those graphics will look even better on the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. This is a very “zen” game, as you would expect from the title, so don’t expect a lot of action here. That being said, this is one of the most beautiful games on the App Store, and it’s well worth checking out.
Check out another game in the franchise, Galcon Legends, in the video above.
The Galcon franchise is a galactic action-strategy game, and Galcon 2 is (hopefully) on track to be released later this year. Galcon 2 will make use of the iPhone 6 Plus in some unique ways. TouchArcade has the rundown on how Galcon 2 plans to use the extra real estate of the iPhone 6 Plus to do some cool things with the game:
“Galcon 2 has been in development for two years now, and is nearing release…Players will essentially have the ability to toggle the iPad interface on and off in the game’s menu…So, you’ll be able to get a 48 planet layout instead of the iPhone default layout of 23 planets on the iPhone 6 Plus…
The chat is way better, since it can just get shifted to its own frame on the right which will let players see way more messages than they can in landscape on the iPhone 5 family. Additionally, allowing players to optionally use the iPad interface for games seems like a clever solution that doesn’t take a total top down redesign of the interface to do.”
Galcon 2 doesn’t have a release date, other than “coming soon.” In the meantime, you can check out the original Galcon game right here.
Check out a trailer for this game in the video above.
Vainglory might be the most hotly anticipated game for iOS 8 and the iPhone 6, thanks in part to the appearance of Stephan Sherman, the co-founder and CCO of Super Evil Megacorp, during the iPhone 6 event. Super Evil Megacorp is the developer of Vainglory, a game that is expected to make the best possible use of the iPhone 6’s new capabilities and refined touch controls. There’s just one problem: you can’t get it yet. The game will be out later this year, so keep your eyes peeled and grab it when it finally goes live.
Check out a walkthrough of this game in the video above.
Featured on Apple’s list of games that work great for iOS 8 users, Asphalt 8: Airborne is an awesome racing game that blends addictive gameplay with realistic graphics. There’s an awesome damage system, and you can take your car through environments like Venice, French Guiana, Iceland, and the Nevada Desert.
The game also boasts customizable touch controls, and a soundtrack with songs by Bloc Party, Mutemath & The Crystal Method. If you want a racing game that will get your pulse pounding, then you should download Asphalt 8: Airborne on your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus right away.
Check out the launch trailer for this game in the video above.
Plunder Pirates is a fun mobile game where you command a crew of pirates as they loot and plunder various islands. It’s been out for a while at this point, but if you haven’t checked it out yet, the iPhone 6 launch is the perfect time to do so. This totally addictive game is definitely going to become your new mobile gaming obsession.