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Games That Are Gorgeous

Games That Are Gorgeous

The iPhone and iPad have astounding graphics capabilities, allowing game developers to produce titles that look absolutely gorgeous. These are a few of the best games that take advantage of those capabilities, and are absolutely stunning examples of what our iOS devices are capable of in gaming.

Modern Combat 5

From Tokyo to Venice, this FPS will challenge you to eliminate your enemies.

Modern Combat 5
Online Multiplayer

For those who want one of the most deluxe gaming experiences on iOS, and like shooters.

Modern Combat 5 is a first-person shooter set in a modern-day environment where terrorists are trying to rule and governments are corrupt. Your task in the single player campaign is to figure out what's really happening. Meanwhile, the multiplayer mode pits you against the toughest soldiers gaming has to offer, with customizable specialists and amazing weapons.

Why we love it

This game has one of the finest multiplayer action available, and the single-player action is just as good. The graphics are amazing, and the sound effects will put you right in the game. You can make your character truly your own, both through choosing a class and customizing your soldier's skill set and weapons loadout.

For those who...

  • Enjoy first-person shooters
  • Love fighting terrorists
  • Get a thrill out of playing a special operations soldier

Not for those who...

  • You don't enjoy first-person shooters
  • You dislike killing, for any reason
  • You don't want to get sucked into hours of combat missions and multiplayer arenas
Monument Valley

Help Ida discover who she is in this beautiful puzzle game

Monument Valley
Challenging levels

For those that enjoy thought provoking puzzles presented through artistic design.

Monument Valley is an Escheresque puzzle game where you help guide Princess Ida through illustrious stages that are designed to be intricate optical illusions in order for her to figure out who she is. The art style in the game is revolutionary, and everything is beautiful and stunning. While the game may seem a bit short, there is more content available through in-app purchases. And in the end, it's all about the experience getting to the end than how much time you spend playing it.

Why we love it

Monument Valley is a breakthrough puzzle game that has inspired many others like it. The optical illusions are stunning and intricate, puzzles are more about the experience than challenge, and it is just one of those games you must experience for yourself. It's revolutionary, and for good reason.

For those who...

  • Love puzzles
  • Love artistic games
  • Want something soothing and is more about the experience getting there

Not for those who...

  • Want something longer and fast-paced
Lara Croft GO

Visit the Tomb Raider universe in this turn-based puzzler

Lara Croft GO
The essence of adventure

For those who like Lara Craft, or simply finely crafted puzzles.

Lara Croft GO is a turn-based puzzler with beautiful graphics and amazing levels. You need to skirt deadly traps, get past giant snakes, and solve other challenging conundrums. Through it all, you have Lara's trusty dual pistols to help you along the way. Still, you need to keep your wits about you to pass through the deadly levels.

Why we love it

This game challenges you to fight menacing enemies, overcome dangerous obstacles, and escape deadly traps. There are more than 101 puzzles, split into six chapters, for you to overcome. Along the way, you can collect ancient relics and unlock new outfits for Lara.

For those who...

  • Love puzzles
  • Are fans of the Tomb Raider franchise

Not for those who...

  • Want a deep, compelling storyline
  • Don't like puzzle games
INKS.

If you enjoy playing pinball games on your device, then check out this ink splattering new challenge

INKS.
Painting the canvas

For those who like pinball, and are looking for all new flair.

INKS brings an interesting concept to pinball. The game delivers a casual and artsy feel, but at the same time has its challenges. As you continue to complete tables, you will earn credits which can be exchanged for helpful power-ups, so do your best to play through them all. And, enjoy the cool and colorful art you create as you play.

Why we love it

If you enjoy pinball games on your iPhone or iPad, then INKS is one you need to check out. This fun game gives you the classic pinball action with a colorful twist.

For those who...

  • Enjoy casual pinball games
  • Like trying unique games

Not for those who...

  • Dislike casual pinball games
  • Prefer pinball games with cartoon or action themes
Hitman Sniper

In Agent 47's latest mission, he takes out criminal elite from afar with his sniping skills.

Hitman Sniper
Find Your Target

For those who like stealth and precise take outs.

Hitman: Sniper offers you an immersive sniping game based on Square Enix's Hitman universe. It offers you more than 150 missions to complete, eliminating the top criminal elite. Hitman: Sniper offers plenty of deployability, as you can uncover more secrets as contracts evolve. The game provides you with 14 sniper rifles to unlock, and features Game Center integration and leaderboards.

Why we love it

Hitman: Sniper does its legacy proud with 150 missions full of engrossing action and the series’ quirky sense of humor. The action is a tribute to the history of the game on consoles, and the graphics are beautiful. Your sniping is affected by wind conditions, giving the game a sense of realism that few titles offer.

For those who...

  • Have always wanted to be an ace sniper
  • Crave the action of taking out criminal masterminds

Not for those who...

  • Don't like shooting games
  • Aren't fans of the Hitman universe
Lumino City

Immersive 3-D puzzle adventure

Lumino City
Interact With Handmade Worlds

For those who like interacting with mini worlds filled with interconnected mechanisms.

Lumino City s arguably the best game of the year in 2015. The game is beautiful, the music is outstanding, controls are simple to learn, the puzzles are terrific, and the story is rather captivating and immersive. This is a puzzle adventure that is worth every penny and highly recommended if you are a fan of the genre.

Why we love it

The graphics in Lumino City are stunning. A big reason behind this is the fact that everything that you see in the game was created by hand out of real-world materials. The entire game is based off of a real life model city that the developers created from scratch, and the results have paid off.

For those who...

  • Love style
  • Want something new
  • Enjoy real world experiences

Not for those who...

  • Don't have patience
  • Rather be shooting things
Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade

Become a killing machine in this amazing game of combat.

Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade
Plenty of action

For those who like large scale combat.

Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade has over 136 exciting missions, epic battles, and powerful weapons for an intense game of combat. With amazing 3-D graphics and action-packed gameplay, this futuristic battle will take you on a journey you will not forget.

Why we love it

If you enjoy machine-themed combat games, then you will like Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade. The graphics are awesome, the sounds are booming, and the gameplay is energetic.

For those who...

  • Enjoy shooting or combat games
  • Like fast-paced gameplay

Not for those who...

  • Dislike shooting or combat games
  • Prefer casual, relaxed gameplay
Shadowmatic

Find images in shadows.

Shadowmatic
Spin To Create A Shadow

For those who like new puzzle ideas, and shadow puppets.

Shadowmatic is one of the best you can grab so far this year. I am in love with the pragmatic visuals, the exclusive environments, ambient tunes, and simple controls. The progress bar works well in telling me if I’m close to solving it, though at times it just feels like I’m randomly spinning it around to light up the dots.

Why we love it

If you're looking for a game that is special and relaxing, Shadowmatic is for you. The shadows are sharp and contrast well with the rest of the surroundings, and it’s incredibly fun to watch the shadows morph into something new as you move the figures around. The animations are super smooth and the soundtrack is a joy to listen to, best experienced with a good pair of headphones.

For those who...

  • Like challenging puzzle games
  • Are looking for something different

Not for those who...

  • Like high-speed adventures
  • Like a lot of noise
Train Conductor World

Control the trains, direct them correctly, and open your network across Europe.

Train Conductor World
Control the trains

For those who like managing chaotic action and trains.

Train Conductor World: European Railway lets you embark on a new journey and visit the many wonders of Europe while controlling the railway. It is a fun puzzle adventure where you must manage the trains. Direct them to the correct tracks, stop them when necessary to avoid a crash, and earn pieces of tracks to broaden your network across the continent.

Why we love it

- Enjoy puzzle adventures - Like level-based gameplay

For those who...

  • Dislike puzzle adventures
  • Prefer score-based gameplay

Not for those who...

  • Train Conductor World: European Railway is a vibrant, puzzle adventure. It moves fast, gets challenging, but remains fun. Just stay on your toes and get ready to make some split-second decisions in this upbeat journey across Europe.
Mr. Crab 2

It's okay to be crabby

Mr. Crab 2
Jump and jive

For anyone who enjoyed the original Mr. Crab or is looking for a simple one-touch platformer game to check out in their spare time.

Mr. Crab 2 is the sequel to the original Mr. Crab that is sure to delight fans and newcomers alike. Help Mr. Crab jump to avoid obstacles as he scuttles upwards in an attempt to rescue the baby crabs and collect all of the shiny stars. The one-touch control scheme makes this a perfect game to play anywhere, anytime.

Why we love it

We're big fans of the original Mr. Crab game so we're happy that it has a sequel that is just as beautiful as the first game, but comes with even more crab-rescuing fun. The one-touch controls are perfectly responsive and the game itself is fun and challenging.

For those who...

  • Like one-touch platformers
  • Like cute animals, including crustaceans

Not for those who...

  • Don't like auto-running platformers
  • Want a more action-packed title
Tengami

An atmospheric adventure set inside a Japanese pop-up book

Tengami
Unfold The Path Forward

For those that prefer methodical puzzle experiences and pop-up books.

This is not a book, but a game inside a pop-up book. Tengami plays like nothing else before it. Reach directly into the world to flip, fold and slide parts of the world to delve deeper into your mysterious journey. Enjoy experiencing the dark forests, abandoned shrines, and tranquil mountain waterfalls while you unravel the secret behind the lone dying cherry tree.

Why we love it

Tengami’s world is built as an authentically folding three dimensional pop-up book with an all new technology created just for this game. Everything seen in the game could be recreated in real-life with just paper, scissors and glue. It features 
a beautiful and original soundtrack by renowned composer David Wise to accompany your adventure.

For those who...

  • Love tranquil, serene adventures
  • Want to enjoy gorgeous graphics that could be recreated with just paper, scissors, and glue

Not for those who...

  • Are looking for fast-paced action
  • Don't enjoy haunting soundtracks
Assassin's Creed Identity

Unravel your identity in the first Assassin's Creed action RPG.

Assassin's Creed Identity
Action RPG

For those that enjoy Assassin's Creed on the console, or like a deluxe 3D iOS experience.

Identity is an action role-playing game that lets you create, customize, and play as Assassins during the Italian Renaissance, with story missions set in the Coliseum, Florence, and other key locations of the era. The game features three classes (each with its own strengths and weaknesses), open sandbox levels, and various customization options. It also lets you train two different Assassins and hire your friends and other players to assist you in completing objectives.

Why we love it

First of all, Assassin's Creed Identity is the first mobile game to incorporate the third-person urban traversal gameplay style established in the main console titles in the Assassin's Creed franchise. It also boasts stunning graphics with custom-made HD textures, shaders, and models made possible with the Unity game engine. Moreover, it features an Italian Renaissance setting with support for open-map exploration for each location.

For those who...

  • ... are fans of the Assassin's Creed franchise. ... enjoys playing action role-playing games. ... appreciates games with gorgeous graphics.

Not for those who...

  • ... tend to veer away from role-playing games. ... gravitate toward casual games.
Love You To Bits

An endearing point-and-click puzzle adventure

Love You To Bits
Solve puzzles

For those that love puzzles, charm, and a love story.

Love You To Bits is a point-and-click puzzle adventure game. Players take the role of Kosmo and help him solve puzzles throughout the galaxy while discovering new planets and life forms, all on a quest to collect the broken pieces of Nova in order to rebuild her.

Why we love it

The plot of the game is a rather cute and touching one, and the puzzles are not too difficult but still provide enough challenge to make you think.

For those who...

  • Like cute and endearing stories
  • Enjoy puzzles
  • Like point-and-click games
  • Want adventure in space

Not for those who...

  • Don't like cute and adorable
  • Don't have feelings
  • Don't like point-and-click games
  • Don't like puzzles
UNKILLED: MULTIPLAYER ZOMBIE SURVIVAL SHOOTER GAME

Your mission in this shooter is clear; destroy the zombie outbreak before it spreads.

UNKILLED: MULTIPLAYER ZOMBIE SURVIVAL SHOOTER GAME
Kill some zombies

For those who like blasting away zombies, especially with outstanding 3-D design.

Unkilled has intuitive gameplay, amazing graphics, and fast-paced action. Taking down the zombies is on your shoulders, do you have the skills you need to eliminate the outbreak before it spreads? Gather your gear, win rewards, and be successful in this game of good versus evil.

Why we love it

Unkilled is an awesome zombie shooter with intense action and stunning visuals. Search, hunt, aim, and destroy the undead before they take over.

For those who...

  • Enjoy first-person shooters
  • Like zombie-themed action games

Not for those who...

  • Dislike shooting games
  • Prefer puzzles or casual games
Afterpulse

Become a soldier and prepare for battle in this realistic shooter.

Afterpulse
Intense 3D Shooter Action

For those who want a fast paced online multiplayer shooter.

The Afterpulse is an action-packed shooter with realistic graphics and sounds. There are 35 primary and secondary weapons that can be combined and evolved for more power. The different battle styles including assault, sniper, and handgun make this an extreme adventure.

Why we love it

If you like realistic shooting games, then The Afterpulse for Apple TV brings it. The graphics are amazing and the game is full of action. Keep on your toes, master your skills, take down your enemies, and stay alive.

For those who...

  • Like intense action games
  • Prefer realistic shooters

Not for those who...

  • Dislike shooting games
  • Prefer casual gameplay