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BEST
GAMES
of the
YEAR
2018

Donut County
Alto's Odyssey
NBA 2K Mobile Basketball
Fortnite
Florence
Stardew Valley
Asphalt 9: Legends
PUBG MOBILE

What another banner year for iOS gaming. As usual, there were tons of new games available to try on the App Store in 2018. And we've chosen our top 40 of the year.

Donut County
Donut County

Donut County

Annapurna Interactive

AppAdvice's Best Game of 2018: Donut County

In the unique physics-based puzzler, trash is king as you’ll attempt to devour everything in Donut County with a hole that keeps on growing. Combining the quirky story with fun gameplay, Donut County will definitely suck you in. Make sure to check it out.

New mechanics
Alto's Odyssey

Alto's Odyssey

Snowman

AppAdvice's Game of the Year Runner-Up: Alto's Odyssey

Alto and his friends have moved from snowboarding mountains to sandboarding dunes. Alto’s Odyssey breaks the sequel mold continuing what made Alto’s Adventure great, and subtly build upon it. It's a beautiful and compelling game choice that can be enjoyed by any level of gamer.

NBA 2K
NBA 2K Mobile Basketball

NBA 2K Mobile Basketball

2K

Hit the Court

The game was first shown off at Apple's iPad Pro event in late October and features more than 400 different NBA players and superstars.

Shoot
Fortnite

Fortnite

Epic Games

Blast Away

Fortnite Battle Royale has come to iOS in its full form, and it's just a waiting game until everyone can join.

A new way to chat
Florence

Florence

Annapurna Interactive

An Interactive Storybook

Experience an endearing and heartfelt story in Florence as you witness a young girl go through the various stages of first love.

Stardew Valley

Stardew Valley

Chucklefish Limited

Head to the Farm

In the open-ended RPG, you’ve inherited an old farm in Stardew Valley and will try to turn a dilapidated property into a thriving farm. Players can select one of five different map layouts suited to their style.

Asphalt 9: Legends

Asphalt 9

Gameloft

Pedal to the Metal

The newest arcade racing game in the series features dream cars from Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini, W Motors, and many more.

PUBG MOBILE

PUBG MOBILE

Tencent Mobile International Limited

Another Way to Battle

Fortnite garners the headlines, but PUBG has been consistently delivering the online multiplayer third person shooter battle royale. 100 players are dropped in, and its a fight for survival.

ELOH

ELOH

Broken Rules

Find Your Rhythm

A fun musical puzzle game from the team behind Old Man’s Journey, you’ll need to​ find the rhythm to solve each level.

Cytus II

Cytus II

Rayark International Limited

More Music and Rythm

Rayark is back at it again in Cytus II, an addictive and challenging sequel to the original musical rhythm game.

Kingdom Rush Vengeance

Kingdom Rush Vengeance

Ironhide S.A.

Tower Power

The hugely popular tower defense series is back with Kingdom Rush Vengeance. There are 16 new towers with unique abilities and special power and much more.

Hello Neighbor

Hello Neighbor

tinyBuild LLC

What’s Hiding in the Basement?

In the horror game, you’ll need some stealth to sneak into a neighbor’s house to find what secrets he is hiding against he basement.

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery

Harry Potter

Jam City, Inc.

Live Out Your Wizarding Dreams

Head to Hogwarts in this role-playing game that takes place before the time of Harry Potter.

Cube Escape: Paradox

Cube Escape

Rusty Lake

A Game and Movie Experience

The 10th episode of the Cube Escape experience, this game/film crossover features a number of different puzzles and much more.

The Room: Old Sins

The Room

Fireproof Games

A New 3D Adventure

The fourth installment in The Room series revolves around a disappearance, a strange artifact, and peculiar dollhouse. The gameplay style returns as you interact with ornate 3D objects, and uncover the mysteries within the transforming dollhouse.

Rebel Inc.

Rebel Inc

Ndemic Creations

An Infectious​ Strategy Game

From Ndemic Creations, the developer behind the hugely popular Plague Inc., the new game forces gamers to balance a number of different priorities to stabilize a country.

Isoland 2: Ashes of Time

Isoland 2

Lilith Games

A Mind-Bending Adventure

The storyline moves through both time and space as you get to tinker with mysterious machinery in an attempt to uncover secrets.

Gone Home

Gone Home

Annapurna Interactive

A Powerful and Unique Game of Exploration

Be prepared for a unique experience as you’ll head back to 1995 and unravel a mystery by exploring what a family has left behind.

Oddmar

Oddmar

Mobge Ltd

Victory to Valhalla

Oddmar, an action-adventure platformer from the developers of Leo's Fortune, is beautiful, humorous, and challenging. The gorgeous action-adventure platformer that keeps you entertained while you prove your worth in Valhalla.

Tropico

Tropico

Feral Interactive Ltd

All Hail El Presidente!

The humorous building simulator allows players to transform the small island country while playing politics and ruling the residents.

Feist

Feist

Last Chance Media, LLC

A Fight for Love

Play as a cute furry creature trying to fight back their captured loved one. The game delivers a beautiful silhouette art style that acts as the backdrop to intense conflicts.

Teen Titans Go! Figure

Teen Titans Go! Figure

Cartoon Network

The Teen Titans Return

A sequel to Teeny Titans, the new game sees a mysterious figure ring to put the superheroes out of business. You’ll need to help get to the bottom of the mystery. Featuring 3-on-3 figure battles, there are more than 90 different figures to collect in the sequel to Teeny Titans.

CHUCHEL

CHUCHEL

Amanita Design s.r.o.

A Comedy Adventure

The creators of Machinarium, Botanicula, and Samrost, Chuchel should definitely make you smile. You’ll join Chuchel and Kekel to retrieve a precious cherry on a road full of challenges.

7 Billion Humans

7 Billion Humans

Experimental Gameplay Group

Puzzling Programming

The follow-up the the awesome Human Resource Machine feature more than 60 levels of unique programming puzzles.

Homo Machina

Homo Machina

ARTE Experience

A Puzzle Adventure

Inspired by the artwork of scientist Fritz Kahn, the puzzle game can help teach almost any age about the internal workings of the human body.

Trism II

Trism II

Demiforce LLC

The Next Chapter

Exactly 10 years after the original became an App Store classic, Trism 2 arrived with a fully interactive world and a number of challenging puzzles. The triangular matching returns, but in an all new way.

Suzy Cube

Suzy Cube

Noodlecake Studios Inc

An Ornate 3D Platformer

Help Suzy Cube recover the stolen gold as you run and jump through 40 fun filled levels. The game emphasizes tight touch controls to let you fully enjoy a 3D platformer on your iOS device.

Dragalia Lost

Dragalia Lost

Nintendo Co., Ltd.

An Action-Packed RPG from Nintendo

The freemium action RPG focuses on a special bond between humans and dragons.

FRACTER

FRACTER

4L GAMES

Puzzles of Light

In the haunting game, discover secrets hidden in the dark as you travel through a mysterious black labyrinth.

Command & Conquer™: Rivals PVP

Command & Conquer™

Electronic Arts

PvP Madness

Any fan of real-time strategy games should definitely love Command & Conquer: Rivals PVP. You’ll take control of your army and then go head-to-head real-time battle against other players.

Valleys Between

Valleys Between

Little Lost Fox

Discover the Mystery of the Valley

In Valleys Between, you’ll be growing a thriving, healthy world through a number of different challenges and challenges.

Rusty Lake Paradise

Rusty Lake Paradise

Rusty Lake

The Curious Case of Rusty Lake

The developers over at Rusty Lake have an interesting sense of style, and its even present in their games. Their latest point and click adventure delivers the familiar style, but with an all new storyline that is bound to intrigue you.

Layton: Curious Village in HD

Layton

Level-5 Inc.

Experience the Original

The iconic Nintendo DS title that originally landed in 2008 is now on the App Store to discover a decade later. The puzzle adventure is Digital remastered in high definition and also features new and never-before-scene cutscenes. There are more than 100 brain teasers to solve.

Alphaputt

Alphaputt

Sennep

"A" is for Awesome

The wordy take on miniature golf features 26 different levels with the letters A through Z. Each different letter has its unique theme and soundtrack. For example, in the letter W, you’ll need to battle against windmills to get the ball in the hole.

Assassin's Creed Rebellion

Assassin's Creed Rebellion

Ubisoft

Assassin’s Creed Meets RPG

Developed specifically for mobile device, Assassin’s Creed Rebellion allows gamers to play with a number of different assassins at one time to united against the Templars and oppression in Spain. There are more than 40 different characters including legendary names and even new faces.

Tiny Bubbles

Tiny Bubbles

Pine Street Codeworks LLC

A Beautiful Game for Everyone

Even for the most casual gamer, it’s hard to go wrong with Tiny Bubbles. The gameplay is simple and accessible, and the music and visuals are stunning. Fill, match, and pop delightful bubbles in this charming puzzle game that's great for everyone.

Touchgrind BMX 2

Touchgrind BMX 2

Illusion Labs

BMX Bike Tricks Return

Put two fingers on screen to ride the bike, and get ready to pull off a ton of tricks. The sequel maintains the Illusion Labs style, and enhances it in every way.

Lichtspeer

Lichtspeer

Noodlecake Studios Inc

Lone Warrior

Toss spears at all kinds of crazy creatures in ancient Germanic future. You're a lone wolf warrior equipped with just the​ Lichtspeer — how many penguin vikings, hipster ice giants, and burst zombies can you take out before you fall?

Trick Shot 2

Trick Shot 2

Jonathan Topf

Can You Make the Shot?

Try to launch the ball into the box in this puzzle sequel. The key to success in Trick Shot 2 is being accurate enough to make those tricky shots. Are you up for the challenge?

FINALFANTASY XV POCKET EDITION

FINALFANTASY XV POCKET EDITION

SQUARE ENIX INC

A Unique Version of the Final Fantasy Series

The story of Final Fantasy XV has been redone for mobile devices. Final Fantasy XV is now pocket-sized for your convenience.