Recommended iPhone Games

I enjoy playing games as well as creating them. Sadly, it can be easy for brilliant games by small developers to be lost beneath heaps of mass market titles. Therefore, I will use this page to evangelize games that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed. The iPhone is my favorite gaming device, but many of these titles are available on other platforms as well.

If you want to spread the word about a great game that needs more attention, feel free to email me at, and if I like it I’ll add it to the list!

Games marked with * are, in my opinion, the best of the best.


Age of Rivals (multiplayer card game)

Artificial Superintelligence (card-swiping adventure)

Auralux: Constellations (simple RTS)

Bastion (action RPG)

Blackwell * (point-and-click adventure series)

Castle Battles (simple RTS)

Cat Quest (action RPG)

Crashlands * (crafting action RPG)

CrossMe Nonograms (picture/logic puzzles)

A Dark Room (incremental text-based RPG)

Device 6 (puzzle adventure)

Exiled Kingdoms RPG * (open world action RPG)

Flipping Legend (endless runner)

Forever Lost (puzzle adventure series)

Forma.8 GO (science fiction Metroidvania)

Full of Stars * (story-driven space arcade)

Galaxy on Fire 2 * (open world space shooter)

Guild of Dungeoneering (turn-based RPG)

Iesabel (action RPG)

The Inner World (point-and-click adventure)

ISLANDS: Non-Places (surreal art experience)

Lost Portal CCG (single-player CCG)

Lumino City (puzzle adventure)

Morphite (space exploration adventure)

PathPix Max * (picture/logic puzzles)

Pavilion * (puzzle adventure)

Pocket Mine 3 (mining arcade)

Rebuild 3: Gangs of Deadsville (zombie city building)

Ridiculous Fishing (arcade)

Rogue Wizards (turn-based RPG)

Samorost 3 (point-and-click adventure)

The Scrungeon Depths (roguelite action RPG)

Thimbleweed Park * (point-and-click adventure)

Sky Force Reloaded (arcade shooter)

Smash Hit (relaxing geometric arcade)

SPACEPLAN (story-driven incremental)

Sproggiwood (turn-based RPG)

Tempest: Pirate Action RPG (open world RPG)

Timecrest: The Door (real-time interactive fiction)

Titan Quest * (action RPG)

Universal Paperclips (incremental)

Wayward Souls * (roguelite action RPG)

XON (puzzle adventure series)