The next classic games in our 50-part retrospective of the best iOS series from 2008-2013 seem at first to be unconnected. Besides both being first-person shooters developed by Id Software, what could the WW2-themed Wolfenstein and sci-fi, demon-hunting Doom possibly have in common? The answer can be found in the overlooked (and unfortunately, no longer available) Wolfenstein RPG, with its twist reveal that links the two games through the Blazkowicz bloodline.
Tower Defense wasn’t always the default genre on the App Store. In 2008, developers were struggling to find a fit for the iPhone’s large touchscreen, and ports of old JAVA and BREW mobile games just weren’t cutting it. Subatomic Studios was one of the first studios to publish a quality tower defense game on the App Store, and five years later, we’re still playing the Fieldrunners series.
Over the last spectacular half-decade, we’ve brought you reviews of all the top iPhone and iPad games as they launch. But over time, it’s easy to forget some of the landmark games that defined the platform for millions of gamers. For the next few months, we’ll be featuring a different iOS game series each weekday, reminding you of iOS gaming’s glorious past and rapidly-evolving future. Our first classic series is Puzzle Quest.