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Games To Play For Hours On End

Games To Play For Hours On End

It's Saturday morning and you have a lot of time on your hands. What are you going to do? Play a game, of course.

Oceanhorn ™

Embark on an epic quest to find your father and unravel ancient secrets

Oceanhorn ™
Epic Battles

For those that like grand scale adventures, or Zelda.

Featuring music from legendary Nobuo Uematsu and Kenji Ito, Oceanhorn provides you with more than 10 hours of story-driven gameplay. You'll master magic and the art of sword-fighting, while also trying to find ancient items to help you on your quest to save your father.

Why we love it

Oceanhorn combines captivating storytelling, breathtaking 3D visuals and exciting gameplay into one massive action adventure experience you will never forget. Enjoy an incredible soundtrack from the best video game composers in the world: Nobuo Uematsu (Final Fantasy*) and Kenji Ito (Seiken Densetsu*).

For those who...

  • Love puzzle-filled adventure games
  • Enjoy gorgeous graphics and incredible soundtracks

Not for those who...

  • Don't enjoy deep, compelling storylines
  • Aren't fans of sword-fighting and magic
Crashlands

Crash into this insanely good crafting RPG.

Crashlands
Infinite inventory

For those who want a survival adventure with dozens of hours to play through.

Stranded on an alien planet, you must use your wits and guts to get by. Using simple and intuitive controls, you can build a home, learn from local sentient life, go on quests, and craft resources into weapons. You're challenged to uncover a sinister plot and ultimately save the universe.

Why we love it

Crashlands is an outlandish story-driven action-adventure game. It has a sassy sense of humor that will keep you entertained as you play for hours on end. The game also features an infinite inventory that manages itself, allowing you to do more exciting stuff like exploring and crafting.

For those who...

  • Enjoy crafting games.
  • Like to play a game with a wacky sense of humor.

Not for those who...

  • Prefer pick-up-and-play games.
  • Dislike cartoony graphics.
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
Dust: An Elysian Tail

An action RPG of epic proportions.

Dust: An Elysian Tail
An amazing world

For those who like action adventure games with a flurry of power at their fingertips.

As you travel the world of Falana, you'll encounter enemies whom you can fight, using the game's simple yet nonetheless challenging combat system, to gain experience points and level up. You can also pick up power-ups to unlock special abilities and take on quests from villagers along the way. But your ultimate quest shall remain discovering secrets toward remembering your past.

Why we love it

Originally released for console and desktop, Dust: An Elysian Tail boast an epic action-adventure tale told through 2-D hand-painted and animated scenes with a full voice cast and a sweeping musical score. What's more, the game lends itself well to hours and hours of exploration and experimentation as it incorporates elements of RPG and nonlinear platforming.

For those who...

  • Appreciate fantastic stories told through action-adventure games.
  • Are looking to spend hours playing an action-packed game.

Not for those who...

  • Want 3-D action RPGs like Infinity Blade.
  • Prefer to play casual games.
Banner Saga

Embark on your own epic journey in this critically acclaimed tactical RPG

Banner Saga
Strategic Combat

For those who are looking for a grand scale adventure.

Banner Saga features beautifully hand-drawn combat sequences and animations, accompanied by an evocative score from Grammy-nominated composer Austin Wintory. There are more than 25 characters to choose from in this epic game, but you must be wise in how you play them. Within this RPG, it is all too easy to lose a character permanently if you make poor choices.

Why we love it

The game features beautiful hand-drawn animations, and provides you with a wealth of characters to choose from. The deep story-driven gameplay changes based on decisions you make, as characters who you allow to die in combat are lost permanently. It's a truly challenging game to master, with hours of fun gameplay.

For those who...

  • Enjoy Norse mythology
  • Love tactical combat

Not for those who...

  • Aren't fans of Vikings
  • Don't enjoy games with deep, compelling storylines
FTL: Faster Than Light

The PC hit FTL comes to your iPad

FTL: Faster Than Light
Command your crew

For those who like chaos management and space exploration.

This game allows you to experience the atmosphere of running a spaceship trying to save the galaxy. In this dangerous mission, your every encounter presents a unique challenge with multiple solutions. What will you do if a heavy missile barrage shuts down your shields? Reroute all power to the engines in an attempt to escape, power up additional weapons to blow your enemy out of the sky, or take the fight to them with a boarding party?

Why we love it

This "spaceship simulation roguelike-like" allows you to take your ship and crew on an adventure through a randomly generated galaxy filled with glory and bitter defeat. There is almost endless gameplay coupled with the tension of epic space battles. It’s a constant cycle of surprise and excitement, augmented by the game’s stylish presentation and irresistible charm.

For those who...

  • Enjoy science fiction games
  • Like the roguelike genre

Not for those who...

  • Don't want the complexity of managing a spaceship
  • Don't enjoy epic space battles
FINAL FANTASY Ⅸ

The benchmark by which other Final Fantasy games are measured

FINAL FANTASY Ⅸ
Unique characters

For those who enjoy the Final Fantasy series, or are ready for a deluxe adventure.

Zidane and the Tantalus Theater Troupe have kidnapped Princess Garnet, the heir of Alexandria, but quickly learn that the princess herself yearned to escape the castle. Through a series of unusual circumstances, she and her personal guard, Steiner, fall in with Zidane and set out on an incredible journey. They meet unforgettable characters like Vivi and Quina along the way, they learn about themselves, the secrets of the Crystal, and a malevolent force that threatens to destroy their world.

Why we love it

Final Fantasy IX is wonderfully ported to iOS, bringing fantastic graphics and sound effects to your iPhone or iPad. The storyline is one of the best in the RPG world, and the gameplay is console-quality. This is a title not to be missed.

For those who...

  • Love the Final Fantasy franchise
  • Enjoy deep, compelling fantasy storylines

Not for those who...

  • Don't like magic or swordplay
  • Aren't in love with Final Fantasy
The Room Three

Navigate a series of puzzling trials devised by the mysterious Craftsman

The Room Three
Interact With Life Like Boxes

For those that enjoy challenging puzzles presented through immersive 3D design.

The story of The Room continues with trials set by a creepy new nemesis, The Craftsman. As you explore huge areas and tiny ones, the challenges feel increasingly epic, and a better-than-ever hint system ensures that finding solutions is super-rewarding. Can you unravel the secrets of the remote island you've found yourself on?

Why we love it

The Room Three is beautifully crafted with a chilling atmosphere, mind-bending puzzles, and a collection of gorgeous visuals. It will bend your mind as you try to unravel the puzzles behind the island and the mysterious Craftsman. Enjoy the puzzlings trials and keep your wits about you.

For those who...

  • Love puzzles
  • Have a knack for spotting hidden features and objects

Not for those who...

  • Don't enjoy beautiful graphics
  • Don't like puzzles
Retro City Rampage DX

Go on a city rampage, retro-style.

Retro City Rampage DX
Reloaded

For those who enjoy Grand Theft Auto style games and retro charm.

Developed by Vblank Entertainment, Retro City Rampage DX is an action-adventure game that’s essentially a wacky sendup of retro games and the open-world crime genre popularized by Grand Theft Auto. In this 8-bit throwback, you can go on a rampage across the city, stealing cars and breaking the law at every return as you play through dozens of missions.

Why we love it

Retro City Rampage DX is an excellent sendup of retro and open-world crime games that you can enjoy whether you like or dislike the kinds of games that it parodies. And whether you’ve played Retro City Rampage in its older editions or you’ve just been introduced to the game, Retro City Rampage DX should offer much in the way of action and adventure on your iOS device.

For those who...

  • ... like retro and open-world crime games, or at least like to play a parody of them. ... like 8-bit, chiptune-soundtrack games.

Not for those who...

  • ... don't like retro-style and open-world action-adventure games. ... have no sense of humor.
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

An action-packed tour of the criminal underworld of Grand Theft Auto

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
Take the open road

For those that like GTA on consoles, or want a lengthy experience on iOS.

GTA: Liberty City Stories is the action-fueled crime saga at its height. You will complete intense, exciting missions specially designed for mobile devices, but the graphics and sound are just like the console title. The game features cross-platform cloud saves via the Rockstar Social Club and 3D Touch support for multiple control options. You can even set up your own custom soundtrack, just like on the console version of the game.

Why we love it

Liberty City Stories shows off one of gaming’s most memorable worlds while taking you on an action-packed tour of a criminal underworld. Stealing cars, evading cops, and racing through streets littered with obstacles is an absolute blast. Gaining notoriety while amassing new cars and weapons is as addictive as ever, and the franchise’s familiar dark humor will keep you entertained for hours.

For those who...

  • Love the action and excitement of the Grand Theft Auto series
  • Enjoy a game with a deep, but criminal, backstory

Not for those who...

  • Want a simple game without complicated controls
  • Don't like playing the part of a criminal