Apple released the list of best game apps of 2019 in December. This year, game developers worldwide burst onto iOS with a wave of world-renowned brands, all featuring leading-edge technology, bold design and innovative features that delivered a level of depth and quality never thought possible on mobile. Hits like “Mario Kart Tour” (Nintendo), “Minecraft Earth” (Mojang), “Pokémon Masters” (DeNA Co), “Alien: Blackout” (D3PA), “DOTA Underlords” (Valve), “The Elder Scrolls: Blades” (Bethesda) and “Call of Duty: Mobile” (Activision Publishing) aren’t mere remakes or tributes — they are original releases that breathed new life into the most beloved franchises in gaming history.
Here are the five best iOS game apps of 2019. You can download these game apps on your smartphone from the link provided.
1. iPhone Game of the Year: “Sky: Children of the Light”
With the rating of 4.8 at app stores you can fly across sweeping landscapes to help celestial beings find their way back to the heavens in this groundbreaking social quest. From the award-winning creators behind Journey (2013 Game of The Year) and the highly-acclaimed Flower, comes a ground-breaking social adventure that is set to warm your hearts. In Sky, you arrive as the Children of the Light, spreading hope through the desolate kingdom to return fallen Stars to their constellations. When you reach the sky you can soar and explore 7 dreamlike realms to uncover the mystery and join an ever-expanding world with new upcoming attractions, including seasonal events and expansion of realms. Click here to download now.
2. iPad Game of the Year: “Hyper Light Drifter”
This game app also has a rating of 4.8 at app stores where a dazzling, action-packed reimagining of classic 16-bit adventure games, “Hyper Light Drifter” blends dreamlike exploration with fight-for-your-life survival.
The game features 20 fps gameplay on iPad Pro / 60 fps on iPhone and iPad and is compatible with MFi controllers. In this game from each character to subtle background elements, everything is lovingly hand-animated. Click here to download now. This app costs AU$7.99
3. Mac Game of the Year: “GRIS”
With the rating of 4.1 at app store this spectacularly satisfying puzzle-platformer is a soul-stirring work of digital art — one that explores hope, grief and the triumph of piecing a life back together after tragic loss. Gris is a hopeful young girl lost in her own world, dealing with a painful experience in her life. Her journey through sorrow is manifested in her dress, which grants new abilities to better navigate her faded reality. As the story unfolds, Gris will grow emotionally and see her world in a different way, revealing new paths to explore using her new abilities. Click here to download now. This app costs AU$7.99
4. Apple TV Game of the Year: “Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap”
Developed by Lizardcube with the cooperation of series creator Ryuichi Nishizawa, “Wonder Boy” — the beloved game from the ’80s, in which a lone half-lizard adventurer sets off on the challenge of a lifetime — gets a reboot with hand-drawn animation and a re-orchestrated soundtrack. Boasting beautiful, hand-drawn animations and a re-orchestrated soundtrack, the cult classic returns with a unique blend of exploration, action, and adventure! Cursed into a half-human, half-lizard monstrosity by the Meka-Dragon, you are in search for a cure! The only way you can return to human form is to find the Salamander Cross, a magical item with the power to remove curses. With each dragon slain, the curse intensifies, transforming you into different animals! Explore large, interconnected locations populated with grumpy monsters and exotic dragons! Click here to download now. This app costs AU$12.99
5. Apple Arcade Game of the Year: “Sayonara Wild Hearts”
In 2019, Apple expanded the App Store with the introduction of an all-new tab for Apple Arcade, a groundbreaking game subscription service without ads or in-app purchases. While every one of the 100+ games in Apple Arcade offers gamers something unique, there is one game that stands out even within this collection of outstanding titles, making it the Apple Arcade Game of the Year. “Sayonara Wild Hearts,” developed by Simogo and published by Annapurna Interactive, is a hopeful, gorgeous and unique game — the kind that gets your adrenaline pumping and makes your spirit soar. Prepare to race motorcycles, wield swords and break hearts at 200 mph. Click here to download now.
The App Store is the single best place to explore the world of apps, and is available on iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, Apple TV and iMessage. Many new game apps are launched each year and we at pokiesforiphone hope to bring to you the new game apps of 2020 soon. (news source: Apple)