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5 Great Lengthy iPhone and iPad Games

December 20, 2022

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.

Thimbleweed Park

Thimbleweed Park

Thimbleweed Park Thimbleweed Park

The classic style of point and click adventure games of the past like Secret of Monkey Island, Maniac Mansion, and others are on full display in Thimbleweed Park. You get to play as two FBI Agents who are faced with a small town murder to solve. There are numerous quirky characters to interact with as you play through a storyline that is about a dozen hours.

For the iPhone and iPad, the game is $9.99.

$9.99
Thimbleweed Park
Thimbleweed Park
Terrible Toybox, Inc.
Dandara Trials of Fear Edition

Dandara Trials of Fear Edition

Dandara Trials of Fear Edition Dandara Trials of Fear Edition

The retro, 2D pixel art style in Dandara is a blast from the past and looks like it came straight out of the ’80s, especially with all of the bright, vivid colors. Even though it’s pixelated, everything in the game is incredibly detailed, from shading to textures. Animations are smooth and fluid with no lag on my iPhone 8 Plus. Since the game relies heavily on quick thinking and reflexes, the steady frame rate is necessary. The ambient, atmospheric soundtrack is subtle and adds another layer of depth to the game, and it’s quite enjoyable to listen to. Overall, Long Hat House did an excellent job with the visual and audio design of Dandara, making it a sure keeper.

Since Dandara is a metroidvania style game, that means players progress through a series of connected rooms. These rooms contain plenty of traps, obstacles, and enemies that you’ll have to get past in order to explore and move on to the next room. In the case of Dandara, players will be traversing through one giant world called Salt.

You can download the game for $3.99. It’s for the iPhone and iPad.

$3.99
Dandara Trials of Fear Edition
Dandara Trials of Fear Edition
Raw Fury AB
The Room Three

The Room Three

The Room Three The Room Three

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?

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 the iPhone and iPad, it’s a $3.99 download.

$3.99
The Room Three
The Room Three
Fireproof Studios Limited
Dust: An Elysian Tail

Dust: An Elysian Tale

Dust: An Elysian Tail Dust: An Elysian Tale

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.

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.

It’s a $5.99 download for the iPhone and iPad.

$5.99
Dust: An Elysian Tail
Dust: An Elysian Tail
Humble Hearts LLC
Crashlands

Crashlands

Crashlands Crashlands

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.

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.

The game is $6.99 and for the iPhone and iPad. You can also find Crashlands+ on Apple Arcade.

$6.99
Crashlands
Crashlands
Butterscotch Shenanigans, Inc.