Top iPhone Games of 2009

Welcome to's top games of 2009, a list of the best videogames, created from editorial reviews on the site. It's the perfect tool to find that great game you haven't played yet, or even to find a gem for a friend or loved one as a gift.

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  • 30.

    iDracula - Undead Awakening

    A leading example of pocket gaming. Two-stick arcade shooters have become very popular since the advent of Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved on Xbox LIVE Arcade. The pick up and play nature of such games happens to be very well... more

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  • 29.

    Bobby Carrot: Forever

    If you can live with dated visuals and want something that will test your mental prowess then Bobby Carrot Forever is definitely worth a look. Bobby Carrot's colourful interface and hum-along soundtrack deceive you into thinking... more

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  • 28.


    Labyrinth is the finest example of how the iPhone's accelerometer works and you should definitely check out this patience-testing puzzler. Patience is a virtue and it's a virtue that you had better be familiar with if you... more

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  • 27.


    Westward drip feeds you with enough enjoyment that you’ll want to play until you have finished the lengthy story mode and is only let down by some slight control issues. A port of a popular PC real-time strategy game may... more

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  • 26.


    There's really very little to complain about, with WordFu doing exactly what it says on the tin. Why is the simple activity of making words from an assortment of random letters so addictive? Whether it's during the word rounds... more

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  • 25.

    Let's Golf

    With the only real let down being some occasional frame rate issues, Let’s Golf is a real treat for golf fans and casual gamers alike. It's fair to say that golf isn't the sort of sport you can casually enjoy on a summer's... more

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  • 24.

    Rasta Monkey

    Rasta Monkey might not take long to finish, but it will grab you in an instant and captivate you throughout. There's something compelling about bright colours, bouncy reggae inspired music and a monkey that conforms to Rastafarian... more

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  • 23.


    This isn’t a game for the easily discouraged, but if you're willing to put in the time and effort geoDefense delivers some truly satisfying gameplay. The tower defence genre has had something of a rebirth on Apple's handheld,... more

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  • 22.

    Galaxy on Fire

    If you can forgive its overly ambitious first segment then you’ll find yourself graced with a clever little shooter that inspires a real sense of ‘play it until you can afford it’ gameplay. There is something tremendously... more

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  • 21.

    The Oregon Trail

    A slow beginning will undoubtedly deter less patient gamers, but if you can grind your way through the early stages you’ll be rewarded with a game that’s both immersive and thoroughly enjoyable. The Oregon Trail may be unfamiliar... more

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  • 20.


    Edge is perhaps one of those rare games that you come back to not for the enjoyment of play but to remember the intricacy of design. As a central character the cube is somewhat underrepresented on Apple's touch gaming wonder.... more

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  • 19.


    Worth the asking price for the music alone, Glyder is a real treat for the senses. Quite often puzzle games can become frustrating, asking you to learn a certain skill or technique before cranking up the difficulty levels... more

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  • 18.

    Tiger Woods PGA Tour

    Multiplayer would have been a nice addition but there is still plenty on offer here to keep you coming back to perfect your swing. Much like the proverbial tiger let out of the cage (double entendre anyone?) EA has recently... more

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  • 17.

    Terminator Salvation

    Terminator Salvation is still very much worth the attention of anyone looking for a solid third-person shooter. The beginning of Terminator 2 Judgment Day makes us think 'wow this would make an awesome video game setting'.... more

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  • 16.

    Toki Tori

    The touchscreen control mechanic might not sit so well with old school fans, but for newcomers with a patient disposition, Toki Tori is a real treat from the App store. At first glance Toki Tori looks like a less green, egg-shaped... more

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  • 15.


    Peggle's eccentricity is so infectious that even the most stoic of non puzzle fans are likely to warm to its charm. When Peggle first breathed life into the flagging PC puzzle market back in 2007, it quickly won over legions... more

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  • 14.

    Orions: Legend of Wizards

    If you can set aside your pre-conceptions of what is expected from a CCG or RTS title then you’ll find yourself with an experience that’s entirely new and wholesomely rewarding. Combining genres can be a tricky old game.... more

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  • 13.


    Some fiddly moments with the touchscreen UI hold it back from true greatness, but those seeking an extremely solid and entertaining App Store RPG need look no further. Despite his adoptive father naming him 'Regret', Zenonia's... more

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  • 12.

    Jules Verne's Return to Mysterious Island

    Overall RTMI is an impressive package indeed. The narrative is deep and engaging and there isn’t anything currently in the App store (bar maybe Myst) with a story as intelligently delivered. Long before J.J. Abrams' grandmother... more

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  • 11.

    The Sims 3

    Other than some gameplay niggles that throw the social life/work seesaw slightly off kilter, The Sims 3 does real credit to EA’s long running mega series. Hearing a middle age woman wax lyrical about a video game is sadly... more

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  • 10.


    Minigore's presentation is top class and the dual-stick controls work well, but we can't see the fun lasting for more than a few weeks and the odd cheap death might annoy high score junkies. Minigore is the latest "twin stick"... more

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  • 9.

    Draw Race

    With more tracks promised in future updates, Draw Race is highly recommended. It's not nearly as accomplished as some of the iPhone's advanced racers, but it's good addictive fun. Racing games on the iPhone came of age with... more

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  • 8.

    Blades of Fury

    While Blades of Fury is not the real deal, it's as close as we can get to at the moment, and that is not a bad thing, not a bad thing at all. Playing the ever so demanding role of If-No-One-Else-Will-Do-It, We-Will-Copy-It... more

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  • 7.

    2XL ATV Offroad

    2XL ATV is a great iDevice racer that has a lot more going for it than the developer's previous off-road racer. Following the success of 2XL Supercross can't have been easy for developer 2XL. The impressive dirt bike racer... more

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  • 6.


    With brilliant use of the touch screen, cute visuals and perfect pick up and play gameplay, Sway is currently one of the best games you can get for your iPhone. New platforms always seem to have defining games, whether it's... more

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  • 5.

    Zen Bound

    Zen Bound breathes ingenuity and individuality on a scale that hasn’t been seen on the iPhone. Check it out and you won’t be disappointed. The launch of a new action/adventure game is often heralded with phrases such as "truly... more

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  • 4.

    Need for Speed: Undercover

    A unique control set up combined with a well-executed, well-established franchise makes this a definite must have for fans of the series and newcomers alike. Anyone still sitting on the fence as to whether iPhone gaming requires... more

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  • 3.

    Real Racing

    Real Racing delivers what is undeniably a gorgeous looking experience that will have fans of Forza/Gran Turismo grinning from ear to ear all day long. Way back when App Store was but a youngster, a grainy YouTube video surfaced... more

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  • 2.

    Beneath A Steel Sky – Remastered

    Whether you're an established fan of puzzle adventures or just a newcomer to the genre, Beneath a Steel Sky is an absolute delight. Earlier this year Revolution released a Director's Cut for the highly-acclaimed Broken Sword:... more

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  • 1.

    Doodle Jump

    For a meagre price there's absolutely no reason why Doodle Jump should be overlooked. The App Store has provided a plethora of premium games, ranging from NBA Live and Madden to Ace Combat and Need for Speed. While these... more

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