The 50 Best Game Series on iOS: The Sims


Most games let you live out incredible adventures, like wielding an ancient sword and slaying giant foes, driving a finely-tuned race car, or parachuting into a warzone and single-handedly destroying the opposing army. However, there's one series that lets you pursue life's more achievable goals, like finding a job or decorating your home. Here's our guide to The Sims on iOS. (more…)

The 50 Best Game Series on iOS: Chaos Rings


Certain big-name games have been anticipated on the iOS App Store since the day it opened for business, like Square-Enix's monumental Final Fantasy series. You can download Final Fantasy I, II, III, IV, and V all on iOS, in addition to other RPG classics like Secret of Mana and Chrono Trigger, but Square-Enix also released an exclusive RPG series just for mobile gamers. Here's your guide to the sci-fi, combat-heavy world of Chaos Rings. (more…)

The 50 Best Game Series on iOS: Fruit Ninja and Casual Action Games from Halfbrick


When it come to casual action games on iOS, one company has found incredible success: Australia's Halfbrick Studios. Every one of their games is simple to pick up and play, with bright colors and appealing characters, and they've resonated with App Store gamers. Fruit Ninja alone has become a best-selling phenomenon, but Halfbrick has continued to innovate and expand with each new game. (more…)

The 50 Best Game Series on iOS: Broken Sword


For gamers who grew up on point-and-click adventures, the return of this sophisticated genre to the App Store has been extremely satisfying. Deep, story-driven adventures are perfect for long plane or train rides, and the touchscreen allows you to tap your way through detailed scenes. We've already covered Myst and Monkey Island in our 50 Best Game Series, but there's another great adventure series that you should know about on iOS: Broken Sword. (more…)

The 50 Best Game Series on iOS: Diner Dash


Today’s installment in our 50 Best Game Series on iOS is Diner Dash, the series that started the time management craze. In these frantic real-time strategy games from Playfirst, you control a waitress, Flo, as she takes customer orders, delivers platters of food, then cleans up the mess and collects the check. Over the years, Flo has taken on some lucrative side jobs, and even opened her hotel to monsters. (more…)

The 50 Best Game Series on iOS: Civilization Revolution and 2K Strategy Games


If we had to pick the all-time best game series regardless of platform, Sid Meier's Civilization would definitely make the list. However, this is a tribute to the best iOS game series, and there's only been one Civ game released on iOS so far: Civilization Revolution. 2K Games definitely deserves credit for their contributions to the turn-based strategy genre, so we're including a few more of their greatest hits as well. (more…)

The 50 Best Game Series on iOS: Grand Theft Auto


It's appropriate that we're paying our respects to the GTA series now, with the fifth installment arriving in just two weeks on consoles. If you ever needed a series to point to as proof that mobile games are catching up with consoles, it's Grand Theft Auto. From Chinatown Wars to Vice City, there's something perfect about bringing sociopathic mayhem with you wherever you go. (more…)

The 50 Best Game Series on iOS: Angry Birds


Who hasn't heard of Angry Birds? One of iOS's truly breakout hits, Angry Birds has become a cultural phenomenon, with a full range of licensed lunchboxes, snacks, clothing, toys, and more available for purchase. There's even a movie in the works, due out in 2016. We've been following this physics puzzler series since day one, so read on to see how Angry Birds has grown and changed over the years. (more…)

The 50 Best Game Series on iOS: N.O.V.A.


As part of our 50 Best Game Series on iOS, we've covered Modern Combat and Dungeon Hunter, both Gameloft knock-offs of popular console and PC franchises. Gameloft's sincere flattery extends to the Halo series, which they have reverse-engineered like a piece of alien technology, bringing their own epic sci-fi first-person shooter series to mobile devices. (more…)

The 50 Best Game Series on iOS: Hook Champ


If you want to combine platforming and timing-based mechanics, you can't go wrong with a swinging game. The pendulum-like physics of a body dangling from a fixed point is more than just science-- it's fun, too. One series that has expertly utilized the mechanics of swinging in platforming games is Hook Champ from RocketCat, with its multiple spin-offs and spiritual successors. (more…)

The 50 Best Game Series on iOS: Baseball Superstars


It's been five years since the App Store launched, and every year since then, we've been graced with a new edition of Gamevil's Baseball Superstars series. Just like their Zenonia series, Gamevil produces slight updates to a winning formula with each year's iteration. If you're new to this over-the-top sports/RPG series, let us be your coach. (more…)