Top iOS Games of 2014

Swiping here, swiping there. The iPhone is a smashing little games machine on the quiet, featuring the same full breadth of genres and experiences you’d expect to find on any other handheld, just without buttons or thumbsticks.

With the launch of iPhone 6 and iOS8 gaming experiences on mobiles look set to edge closer to the console Holy Grail, thanks to advanced graphics technologies such as Unreal Engine 4.

Hearthstone is a must-play for anyone with the slightest interest in card games. Let the game sink its teeth in and you could be playing this in every spare waking moment. Anyone fancying a more puzzling experience could do much worse then check out Monument Valley and Threes!.

And if you needed proof that the world of gaming is converting then check out impressive ports of Baldur’s Gate 2, FTL and Broken Age. MOBAs are also getting in on the act. Whilst there's no sign of Dota 2 or League of Legends on iPhone, Fates Forever is a more than adequate title which is free to get into.

Who needs a PC when you have an iOS device?

  • 25.

    Dungeon Keeper Review

    Dungeon Keeper

    A greedy mess that sullies the name of the series. Dungeon Keeper's waiting times will make you gasp like someone's jammed an... more

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  • 24.

    Captain America: The Winter Soldier Review

    Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    You should not play this game. For any reason. Captain America: The Winter Soldier is pap. And we're not talking about a... more

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  • 23.

    Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project Review

    Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project

    Not worth anyone's time or money... Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project does not have the riff-heavy theme song we all... more

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  • 22.

    300: Rise Of An Empire Review

    300: Rise Of An Empire

    300: Rise Of An Empire serves to exists as simple advertising for the film. At least it tries, though… Many people assume that the video game movie tie-in is dead. Where consoles... more

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    RoboCop (2014) Review

    Robocop

    A complete waste of time. For a game based on a film based on another film about rampant commercialism... more

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  • 20.

    NBA Rush Review

    NBA Rush

    A good-looking if dull endless runner that has no sense of urgency or momentum. It's 1993, and Michael Jordan's looking to switch careers - intending to... more

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  • 19.

    LEGO Star Wars: Microfighters Review

    LEGO Star Wars: Microfighters

    Lego Star Wars: Microfighters is a very boring iOS game. That's all there is to it... If someone can tell me the point of Lego Star Wars: Microfighters I'd really... more

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  • 18.

    Football Manager Classic 2014 Review

    Football Manager 2014

    A poor substitute. I have a pounding headache. This isn't because I've been frantically... more

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  • 17.

    Hip-Hop Trivia: Starring Murs Review

    Hip-Hop Trivia: Starring Murs

    A basic trivia game that will, if you like hip-hop, get you through the occasional bus journey. Yeah... While I have an interest in hip-hop, I would say my knowledge trivia-wise is... more

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    Guardians Of The Galaxy: The Universal Weapon Review

    Guardians Of The Galaxy

    Guardians of the Galaxy is an okay mobile game. And that sentence is as exciting as the game itself… Guardians Of The Galaxy: The Universal Weapon is an interesting mobile... more

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  • 15.

    Trials Frontier Review

    Trials Frontier

    A fun, polished game bloated by its own free-to-play filler. There's a well-known tenet of making smartphone games. Quite simply, direct... more

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  • 14.

    Lords of the Fallen Review

    Lords of the Fallen

    Lords presents an enticing world, but staggered combat and numerous bugs leave it in the shadows of its rivals. Often described pre-release as Dark Souls-lite, Lords of the Fallen doesn't... more

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  • 13.

    Hitman GO Review

    Hitman GO

    Hitman GO easily met my expectations and is perfect to while away a few minutes here and there. Hitman GO is weird. For years we've been treated to Agent 47 quietly... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iOS

  • 12.

    GRID Autosport Review

    GRID Autosport

    A love letter to fans, but not one without issues. Codemasters certainly had its heart in the right place with the making of... more

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  • 11.

    Valiant Hearts: The Great War Review

    Valiant Hearts: The Great War

    Valiant Hearts is a confused game, but also a brave one tackling difficult subject matter. Valiant Hearts is confused game, and one that seems to have two distinct... more

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  • 10.

    Civilization Revolution 2 Review

    Civilization Revolution 2

    The same game wrapped in a prettier package. Civilization Revolution 2 brings with it a visual overhaul, new leaders and... more

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  • 9.

    Octodad: Dadliest Catch Review

    Octodad: Dadliest Catch

    A rewarding, idiosyncratic romp imbued with nonsense, humour, and pathos. Although less convincing than a trenchcoated, bowler-hatted,... more

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  • 8.

    10 Second Ninja Review

    10 Second Ninja

    Sleek, action packed, thumb breaking platforming. Many games have attempted to capture the essence of pure speed as part of... more

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  • 7.

    Football Manager 2015 Review

    Football Manager 2015

    Whether you’re scrawling tactics onto a board or on the training pitch in a tracksuit, Sports Interactive has crafted another great Football Manager experience for you. The sense of helplessness felt by managers at times of strife can be... more

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    Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Review

    Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions

    Geometry Wars 3 makes big changes, but retains the excellent core gameplay and delivers another addictive blaster. I stuck my middle finger up at my TV within five minutes of playing Geometry... more

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  • 5.

    Shadow Blade Review

    Shadow Blade

    A fantastic mobile game that you should probably buy. The majority of iOS games I sit down to play are useless in minutes because... more

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  • 4.

    The Walking Dead: Season Two Episode Two – A House Divided Review

    The Walking Dead: Season Two Episode Two – A House Divided

    A superior episode, and one that bodes well for the rest of the season. You'll be especially thankful for the "Previously on..." introduction in... more

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  • 3.

    Monument Valley Review

    Monument Valley

    A monument to mobile excellence. Monument Valley is a significant accomplishment by ustwogames -... more

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  • 2.

    The Walking Dead: In Harm's Way Review

    The Walking Dead: Season 2 - Episode 3: In Harm's Way

    Offers a proper bad guy for you to hate, but also asks how far you’ll go to escape. It's unsettling to look back at the choices I've made throughout my time in... more

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    The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 5 No Going Back Review

    The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 5 No Going Back

    Episode five, thankfully, gives you the room to decide where Clementine ends up and suggests that your decisions are going to have a permanent effect on her future. In my mind, this second season of The Walking Dead is all about figuring out... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iOS