The Best iPhone Games of 2021

The iPhone truly is one of the most cutting edge technological devices of the last decade or so. There’s no doubt that when the iPhone was first introduced all those years ago, no one could have predicted exactly how big of a cultural and technological phenomenon it would become. Most people have either had an iPhone, want an iPhone, or at the very least, know what an iPhone is.

So it may not surprise you at all to know that you can get a lot of games on your iPhone to play online or casually. There are many, many different choices, but what are the best ones for someone who’s joining the world of Apple in 2021? Let’s take a look at what you need to know.

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The first option on the list is a very basic, but highly engaging word game. Up Spell retails for £1.99 on the App Store, and is kind of like scrabble in the sense that you’ve got a set of lettered tiles. The only difference is that you need to make sure that you rearrange and make words to complete each section. When you get a word, you can get new letters and complete the system.

The real competition has you face off against the computer, and time. A clock will constantly tick down as you play, but you can swap your letters for new ones at any time. The magic of something like this is that you’ve got a lot of options with regards to what you do and when. It’s up to you to win, but the game encourages you to have fun and try to find new words to use. It is a pretty exciting and unique option, which you should definitely take a look at.

Plus, in a nice little extra mode, you can send a duel request to a friend and battle it out with them, meaning that if you want to, you can experiment with what’s on offer whilst competing against someone else.

Meteorfall: Krumit’s Tale

If you’re after one of the more strategy-based options that are out there, then you’re going to love Meteor Fall: Krumit’s Tale. This is a bit more of an investment, retailing at £6.99 on the App Store, but it’s definitely one of the better options out there. Think of this as combining all three of RPG, deck-building and turn-based strategy mechanics. The functional principles are all there, but they require you to explore a vast array of options.

The whole game is set up on a very straightforward 3×3 battlefield, and you have to beat your opponents using the cards you have. Every choice and action that you make involves thinking about things tactically and making the right decision involving using resources, seeking them, or upgrading them. It can be a lot to deal with at first, but you’ll soon get the hang of what you’re trying to do.

This is definitely one of the more involved iPhone games that you could play, and no one is denying that. However, that makes it an incredibly rewarding option, blending together strategy, logical decision-making, the ability to multitask and knowing how to put together your own collection of fighters, tools and strategies. The payoff is pretty substantial from a satisfaction perspective.

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Table Top Racing: World Tour

If you’re someone who grew up playing Mario Kart or Micro Machines, then this is definitely the iPhone game for you. What we’ve got here is a cool hybrid of the two which retails for the fairly middling price of £4.99. What it is is a racing game which has you in the driver’s seat of a mini racer, barrelling around courses that are made from food, tools, tables, and other common items.

This is a good fusion of the two, and the controls are pretty flexible. They’re typical arcade-style, and this means that the game is fairly easy to get into without having to put maximum investment. Of course, there is an element of difficulty which you need to think about. It won’t be long before you work out that you need to get into the garage to tune up your admittedly lacking ride.

Normally this is where the pay per play element of the typical iPhone game might come into play, but not here. Instead, you get a sort of gradual upgrade system. Race well, do well, get upgrades with in-game currency. It’s quite to not have to worry about losing all of your cash to micro-transactions, so feel free to strap in and just have fun.

Final Thoughts

So, to wrap this up, you’ve got a lot of good options when it comes to mobile games on the App Store, and in terms of iPhone games, these are just a handful of the best ones – there’s other options to experiment with as time goes on.

Ultimately, you’ll come to see that the iPhone has a plentiful range of products, which benefits the user experience well. Apple does provide a pretty broad selection, regardless of anything else, which is quite nice. Of course, there are many, many other options, which gives you all the choice you could want, but it is up to you to check out what’s on offer and see what will work for you as a person. After all, if there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that Apple does well when it comes to game offerings.