For the past ten weeks, we’ve been bringing you our guide to the best iOS games since the launch of the App Store in 2008. These series each represent milestones in mobile gaming, whether they’re versions of big-name PC and console games, or original games built just for mobile. With the success of App Store gaming, we’re certain these series will continue to grow every year, along with brand new ones we haven’t heard of yet.
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After 10 weeks, our 50-part feature on the Best Game Series on iOS concludes with Call of Duty. This mega-franchise has always been a bestseller on consoles, and all of its notable iOS ports have reached the top of the App Store charts as well. While it’s not always realistic– no super-soldier can heal a bullet wound just by ducking behind cover– this high-energy series is consistently thrilling.
When the App Store first launched, the iPhone’s most notable gaming features were its tilt controls and lack of buttons. Taking advantage of this unique design, Lima Sky’s Doodle Jump required very few button presses and a lot of tilting. This simple platforming game was a success, creating a viable genre of “vertical platformers” and a hand-drawn art style that has been extensively imitated.
After years of pioneering the downloadable, episodic adventure genre, Telltale Games struck a chord with Walking Dead, a series based on the comic books and AMC TV show. Walking Dead: The Game received numerous Game of the Year awards, including the International Mobile Gaming Awards Grand Prix and Excellence in Storytelling awards, which Slide To Play helped decide.