Top 10 Best FREE iOS Games
Welcome to the first part of our best of mobile games segments. For this installment, we're looking at the best iOS platform games. For the sake of this list and to make it as fair as possible to everyone who wishes to try them, we're keeping the list exclusive to free to play games, though they may contain some in-app purchases.
Yup, you knew it was going to be on here - as well it should be. Like it or not, the game broke the record for the most first-week downloads in history and has millions and millions of players. You choose one of three teams at the start and make your way around the real world catching Pokemon. It's something every kid that grew up in the late 90's and early 2000's have always wanted. Just please.. be careful!
Pokemon TCG Online
For many, Pokemon TCG is one of the best spin-offs to happen to the franchise. As free to play games go, this one is a little limited as the in-app purchases let you buy booster packs for more cards, but there are ways to get free cards, and is completely playable on a free scale. With that said, the mobile Pokemon TCG game is a wonderful way for you to play the game without lugging around your collection.
Marvel Contest of Champions
When it comes to fighting games for the mobile platform, you don't get much more in depth than Marvel's Contest of Champions. This game features many of the prominent Marvel characters you love, and every character can be developed and made stronger and a unique mastery tree makes it so not every player is the same. It really breaks the mold of the cookie cutter fighter - the only downside we could find is the hours upon hours it takes to be competitive. Though if casual levels of gaming are all you're after, you should be able to find some fun with Contest of Champions at no cost to you.
Clash of Clans
This game probably needs no introduction, it's HUGE! It's EVERYWHERE! Advertisements on television as well as on other apps make this one hard to ignore. It's free to play, sure, but many who have played this know that in the upper levels it's nearly impossible to keep up without dishing out some money. Clash of Clans, however, does what very few freemiums do - gives you a generous amount of free premium currency. Though not the greatest game there is, the sheer amount of players active in the game makes this an enjoyable gem for your mobile gaming.
It’s a little newer than most of the games on our list, but that doesn't mean there is anything lackluster about DomiNations at all. With over a million downloads and critical acclaim, Nexon's DomiNation is much like the old Cid Meier's Civilization games. You build up your nation and watch as your advancements take you from stone to space age. Strategy takes a massive role here. The game looks great, plays well and best of all it's free - so any strategy-gamers should give this game a peek!
Another zombie-themed shooter to make our list, UNKILLED gained it's first 3-million downloads within just 10 days of its release back in September 2015 and is still an ever popular title. Probably the best-looking zombie shooter you can get for mobile - and maybe even any platform - the game is considered to be the spiritual successor to Dead Trigger 2. Praised for its gameplay and visuals by fans and critics alike, the game does suffer from the mass amounts of microtransactions available.
Call of Champions
Part of the multiplayer online battle arena, or "MOBA" genre - Call of Champions is a free-to-play mobile game that's built around quick, 5-minute matches. In traditional MOBA styling, it is filled with champions - each with their own unique abilities and skills. Call of Champions is strikingly similar to the ever popular League of Legends, in terms of visuals and gameplay mechanics. Sure this isn't as good as DOTA2 or League of Legends for the PC, however, Call of Champions is the best MOBA you'll get on the mobile platform.
The Sims FreePlay
The Sims FreePlay is, as I am sure you can guess... free-to-play. It's a Sims game, and as such looks and plays just like one. With a fairly developed social aspect and a fair amount of players, you never feel alone in your Sims universe. There's a fair amount of things to do in the game, from building houses to customizing your own sims. Any fan of the series should easily pick up on the game.
Castle Defense is another free-to-play, tower defense genre game. As some of you may recall, it's actually a pretty old game and it doesn't really bring anything revolutionary to the table... um tablet. However, what Castle Defense does do is showcase the fun that can be had with just the basics. A wonderfully fun and simple starting point for any new player of tower defense games, it also offers more than enough replay value for everyone else.
Dead Effect 2
Alright, sure, Dead Effect 2 isn't very original - and is obviously influenced by both Dead Space and Mass Effect, but it's free. A first-person shooter for your phone places you inside a zombie infested space station allowing you to unleash your frustration on the mutated horrors found inside. It sticks with the survival-horror genre recipe, cheap fear tactics, and some simple puzzles barring your way to survival. Overall, if you're a fan of shooter games and want your fix on the go, give it a shot!