For some people, the best way to pass an hour or two is to settle down and get stuck into a game on their iPhone or iPad. And, let’s face it, the iOS app store has no shortage of games to choose from, some of them free, some of them paid, and some offer in-app purchases to enhance your gaming experience. The hardest part is to find the best games; sure, you may come across some real gems, but I guarantee you will go through hundreds of games that aren’t worth your time or money first.
To help you out, we decided to go through the app store and find some of the best iPhone games available right now, so read on to find out our top ten best iPhone apps for 2020.
Top Ten iPhone Games for 2020
This wasn’t an easy job, especially as we only chose ten games. There are many more in the app store, but these are a great starting point.
In no particular order, these are the apps we think are worth looking at:
War Tortoise 2 – Free (in-app purchases)
We’ve started this one as something a little different. While it advertises itself as an idle shooter game, it’s a bit more than that. Your War Tortoise is loaded with weapons, and the idea is to shoot the bad guys down as they approach you. In the process, you win money, and, as a result of defeating the bad guys, you also win followed. With your tiny army, you plod on, defeating each area and yourself as you go. Game controls are simple – move your gunsights by dragging across the screen and your gun fires automatically. You can upgrade armor and weapons, increase your army, give them better abilities, and more. It’s a great way to pass a few hours and is a free game with in-app purchases. You can download this game from the TopStore app.
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp – Free (in-app purchases)
Proving an incredibly popular installment to the Animal Crossing games, you no longer need to use a Nintendo Switch to play it. Pocket Camp is the mobile version of the game, allowing you to get your Animal Crossing fix wherever you are. Set your campsite up, design it by collecting cool items from events and tasks, turn it into whatever you want – a glamping campsite, a funfair, music festival – whatever you want. There are in-app purchases, but you don’t have to buy them if you don’t want to. You can download this game from the CokerNutX app.
Angry Birds 2 – Free (in-app purchases)
Everyone has heard of Angry Birds, one of the most popular games franchises in existence. Angry Birds 2 whips you back to the war between the pigs and the angry birds, and you can only win that war by flinging those birds straight at the pigs. A few tweaks to the game have now made it possible to choose the bird you want to fling, take part in multi-stage levels, and win coins by impressing the Mighty Eagle. You can spend those coins in the Might Eagle shop to boost your game.
Scrabble Go – Free
Scrabble is another game everyone knows, and, for those that love playing it, Scrabble Go lets you play on the go. Join players from all over the world, play multiple games at the same time, and enjoy one of the best word games ever. The game doesn’t have a turn timer so you can take your time playing and, the best part is completely free.
Baseball Boy! – Free (in-app purchases)
This has to be one of the simplest games ever – just hit the ball as hard and as far as you can, that’s all. Each time you hit the ball, you earn some golf, and you can use that to upgrade parts of the game – your strength, how much bounce the ball has, and so on. It’s good, clean, mindless fun that becomes addictive the more you play it and, as you unlock new balls and bats, you won’t worry about it being a daft game – all you will want is to get to the next milestone. You don’t have to spend any money and you can while away several hours playing this neat little game.
Fortnite – Free (in-app purchases)
One of the biggest games in the world, Fortnite is incredibly popular and quite addictive. A third-person shooter game, this features fast action, cool combat, and some great cartoon-style graphics. It is free, but in-app purchases are required for many items. How you play the game will dictate whether you want to spend any money or not, but you can have hours of fun without parting with a penny.
Asphalt 9: Legends – Free (in-app purchases)
If racing games are your thing, Asphalt 9: Legends is a cool game to play on your iPhone, With more than 60 cars to choose from, this classic racing game is compelling and addictive, not to mention a whole lot of fun too. Swipe the screen to change your route in every race, drift the corners by tapping and holding the screen, and build your speed boost meter up. Earn money for every race you win and use it to upgrade your car collection.
Clash Royale – Free (in-app purchases)
Multiplayer arena battle games are fast gaining popularity amongst gamers the world over, and Clash Royale is one of the most played. It is a fun game, highly addictive, with three-minute action-packed battles, which make it a cool game to play when you need to take a quick break from work. Collect and build up cards that represent characters and magic spells, choosing the right combination to face each opponent. Your goal is to destroy their towers and castle, but, although it sounds simple, it is a deep game of strategy. Every character and every spell works best in certain areas and not so well in others – your victory depends on choosing the right ones at the right time. Collect cards and earn gold as you play. It is a free-to-play game, and the in-app purchases offer certain cards and characters that you can’t get any other way.
Call of Duty: Mobile – Free (in-app purchases)
There are plenty of shooter games in the iOS app store but none as legendary as Call of Duty. The popular game has now come to mobile, offering a multiplayer version with all the features of the standard game. Play across multiplayer maps, taking out your opponents as a first-person shooter. As you play and win, you unlock new outfits, weapons, and loadouts and use them to take out the enemy more effectively. It is an easy game to get into, and the controls are simple and intuitive, It is a free-to-play game, but there are in-app purchases.
Candy Crush Saga – Free (in-app purchases)
Our final offering is another very popular and well-known game. Candy Crush is one of the largest mobile games franchises, second only to Angry Birds, and Candy Crush Saga is one of the most addictive games in the series. It’s a fun game, starting easy and increasing in complexity with each level. There are plenty of chances to win new powerups and gold without spending any money on in-app purchases. It’s easy to lose yourself for an hour or two as you blast candies out of the way and storm through each level.
How to Prevent In-App Purchases
Most of these games offer in-app purchases and, while you may be able to control your spending habits, others might not. If you share your iPhone with your kids, for example, you might want to put a stop to in-app purchases, and that is quite simple to do:
Now, whenever anyone tries to make an in-app purchase, they will need to input the password, which you, of course, will keep a secret from everyone!
With tens of thousands of games available in the iOS app store, finding a good one is difficult. The best way is to go by recommendation, and that’s what this is all about – ten of the very best iOS games to play on your iPhone today.
Do try them; you don’t have to part with a single penny as all of these are free to play with the option of in-app purchases if you want them. Let us know what you think of these games and tell us if you have any better games that should have made a list. Don’t forget to share this with your friends and followers and spread the gaming fun as far as you can.