The 50 Best Game Series on iOS: Puzzle Agent


Telltale Games is known for their episodic adventure games, using well-known properties like Sam and Max, Monkey Island, Back to the Future, Jurassic Park, and Walking Dead. Those are all quality series, but the games that have stuck with us the most are a bizarre combination of Fargo and Professor Layton: the mysterious Puzzle Agent series. (more…)

The 50 Best Game Series on iOS: Sonic the Hedgehog


Sonic the Hedgehog, one of gaming's most recognizable mascots, used to be synonymous with Sega's console hardware. Now he can be found on multiple platforms, including iOS. Sonic made his iOS debut with straight ports of his early-90s Sega Genesis games, but since then, he's starred in more than a few original games designed specifically for mobile.  (more…)

The 50 Best Game Series on iOS: With Friends


A few years ago, Newtoy, makers of the "With Friends" series of casual online games, received an unexpected endorsement. After being told to turn off his smartphone on a plane, actor Alec Baldwin-- deep in a game of Words With Friends-- was booted off an American Airlines flight from the runway. We can sympathize, because once you start playing these incredibly competitive board and word games, it's hard to stop. (more…)

The 50 Best Game Series on iOS: League of Evil


Some games have you chasing a key or coins, diamonds or a doorway. League of Evil is the only game we know of where the goal is to reach a scientist at the end of each level, and then punch him to pieces. Like slamming the buzzer at the end of an American Ninja Warrior obstacle course, it's that last satisfying punch that has helped define Ravenous Games' League of Evil series. (more…)

The 50 Best Game Series on iOS: Infinity Blade


If you've watched an Apple press event in the last three years, Infinity Blade needs no introduction. Apple has been publicly pushing this series far more than any other games, because Infinity Blade is both an iOS exclusive and a magnificent showcase for their technology. Between its epic storyline, incredible visuals, and oft-imitated gameplay, Infinity Blade is a series that was made to last. (more…)

The 50 Best Game Series on iOS: Ravensword and Aralon


In 2009, console-quality gaming on a mobile device still seemed like a fantasy. It wasn't until we had our first look at games like Need for Speed, Modern Combat: Sandstorm, and Ravensword before we realized that mobile gaming was going to start catching up to consoles. Ravensword was especially promising-- as a fully 3D, open-world RPG, it invited immediate comparisons to the Elder Scrolls series. Today, we'll take a look at this landmark iOS game,…

The 50 Best Game Series on iOS: World of Goo


Today featured game is World of Goo, which may not be part of a major series yet, but it should be. World of Goo is an original combination of puzzles and platforming, where you can combine gooey critters together to create bridges and fuel giant machines. After it launched, one of the developers helped create Little Inferno, which feels like a spiritual successor to World of Goo, even though the mechanics are completely different. (more…)

The 50 Best Game Series on iOS: Cave’s Bullet Hell Shooters


If Dante had been born 700 years later, he might have made room in his Inferno for bullet hell, a genre where twitchy players are swarmed on all sides by glowing dots that cause them terrible damage. This style of hardcore arcade shoot 'em up, notorious for its frustrating difficulty, seems like the last thing you'd want to play on a touchscreen. After all, navigating around those dots requires precise movement controls. Amazingly, one company…

The 50 Best Game Series on iOS: Galaxy on Fire


A great game can invent a brand new world for you to explore, but Galaxy on Fire lets you travel to dozens of worlds, with all the empty space between. This lengthy, complex, and utterly gorgeous sim lets you pilot among the stars, visit far-flung locations, mine asteroids, and blast away space pirates. Between Galaxy on Fire 2 and its extensive add-on pack, Valkyrie, this is one of the best series you can buy for…

The 50 Best Game Series on iOS: Gun Bros


In the past few years, Glu Games has moved from making paid games like Super KO Boxing 2 and Cops & Robbers to freemium downloads like Contract Killer, Deer Hunter Reloaded, and Stardom: The A-List. But before freemium gaming was as common on the App Store as it is now, one series changed the way we looked at free-to-play games. Glu's Gun Bros set the stage for action-focused free games, with optional payments for bigger weapons,…

The 50 Best Game Series on iOS: Game Dev Story and Kairosoft’s Sims


If you love playing games, you're probably also interested in the creative process that goes into making them. From dreaming up a concept to writing the code and hunting for bugs, Kairosoft's Game Dev Story lets you take control of the game-making process in a clever simulation. Since 2010, Kairosoft has continued to regularly release engaging, cutesy sims for iOS, letting you run your own spa, space station, racetrack, and more. Here's our guide to…

The 50 Best Game Series on iOS: Cut The Rope


From our very first hands-on preview of Cut The Rope, we knew we were looking at something special. It only took a few seconds to grasp the simple mechanics and playful physics in Cut The Rope: You just swipe on the screen to snip a rope, which will feed a hungry monster named Om Nom. Over the years, ZeptoLab has expanded this basic concept with new obstacles that make reaching three stars on each level…