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?

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  • 7.

    Hitman GO

    Thankfully you won't want to put an 'S' in front of the title... Hitman GO is weird. For years we've been treated to Agent 47 quietly shuffling in the shadows, murdering people in cold blood as if it was the equivalent of... more

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  • 6.

    Civilization Revolution 2

    The same game wrapped in a prettier package. Civilization Revolution 2 brings with it a visual overhaul, new leaders and some new units, but ultimately, it's largely the same game that suffers with the same issues of older... more

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    Calculords takes the turn-based card game and makes it its own. Many a time when I've been lying in bed, waiting for my body to enter a state of slumber, I often think to myself: 'Why isn't there a turn-based card game that... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iPhone

  • 4.

    10 Second Ninja

    Sleek, action packed, thumb breaking platforming. Many games have attempted to capture the essence of pure speed as part of their appeal. It's powerful when applied correctly, so often being impossible to emulate in real... more

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  • 3.

    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 the controls are gumpf. Either overly complicated or just completely unresponsive, it's impossible... more

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  • 2.

    Monument Valley

    A monument to mobile excellence. Monument Valley is a significant accomplishment by ustwogames - simultaneously beautiful, challenging, soothing and poignant. As the delicate and silent protagonist, Princess Ida, you must... more

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    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC, PS Vita, iPhone