Mobile gaming has seen rapid growth in recent years due to the availability of smartphones for the masses. Most recently, Apple jumped to the mobile gaming market with its Apple Arcade subscription, which offers solid titles from AAA and indie game developers. Other than that, the App Store is filled with high-quality games of several different genres.
As there are so many games, the hidden gems are yet to be discovered by the public. Following the tradition of picking up games every month, we have returned once again with a list of top 5 best iOS games for January 2020. You can take a look at the list below and click the App Store widget found under every game to get redirected to the App Store download page.
1. Into The Dead 2
Into the Dead 2 is a shoot ‘em up runner game that offers robust gameplay mechanics and a terrifying story with multiple ending. It is a sequel to the original Into the Dead game, with the same formula.
The protagonist of the story is a man named James, who survives a car accident and ends up in the middle of a swarm of zombies. With an objective to meet his wife and daughter, he decides to run and gun his way through the zombies to safety.
The story evolves as you progress through the chapters. Players get to learn more about James. You discover new environments and encounter more dangerous zombies. To fight against the new threat, you need to unlock and upgrade new firearms, explosives, melee weapons, and ammo perks. You can also choose a canine companion to distract zombies and get past them.
The gameplay is pretty straightforward. Just tap the left and right side of the screen to avoid hordes of zombies and tap on possible threats to use your equipped firearm. Aside from the gameplay, the graphics and sound design has done a great job of simulating a horrifying experience.
Overall, Into the Dead 2 is a unique experience that mixes up two genres in a single game, and during my playtime, it seemed to work out pretty well. The game is free-to-play but does offer time-saver packs and virtual items in exchange for real money.
2. The Witness
The Witness is a challenging puzzle game that has a beautiful open-world to explore. As you begin, you wake up just to find yourself on a stranded island, with no clue about your identity and how you ended up here. The only way to get back your lost memories and return home is to search for clues scattered across the mysterious island filled with strange structures and formations.
The gorgeous open-world contains over 500 unique puzzles, which players have to solve in order to discover new clues. In several locations, players will also find compilations of audio recordings with insightful quotes and video clips from 80’s movies.
Since the game was initially released for PC and consoles in 2016, the visuals are immersive, and the ambient sound effects are excellent. The game also has intuitive touch controls and is compatible with wireless controllers.
The Witness has been critically acclaimed among popular reviewers thanks to its unique take on open-world design and puzzle-solving. Considering that the game offers 100 hours of playtime, it is worth the $9.99 / ₹799 price tag.
3. Skate City
From the developers of Alto’s Adventure, Skate City is a 2.5D street skating game that follows a skateboarder cruising through the roads and obstacles in various cities.
From the streets of Los Angeles to Oslo and Barcelona, you can make the city your personal skate zone. Each city has its own set of obstacles, as well as a different vibe and music selection. They also have different sets of challenges, such as executing a specific skateboard trick at a certain period and dodging pedestrians in your way. Some of them are pretty difficult to finish. The game also has an Endless mode.
If you manage to complete the challenges swiftly, you earn credits. You can spend it on new gear upgrades or clothes, or unlock a new city to skate in. Character customization is on point and doesn’t put players behind a paywall.
Skate City features a dynamic weather system and day/night cycle, making up for a more immersive experience. The tap and gesture-based touch controls are unlike any other game ever existed on mobile devices, giving full control over the skateboard. It also supports a wide range of Bluetooth game controllers. It is strongly recommended to wear headphones while playing the game because of the exceptional quality of the original lo-fi soundtrack.
4. Table Top Racing: World Tour
Table Top Racing: World Tour takes a different approach compared to other arcade racing games. The game features 16 miniaturized cars, with 32 race courses built with different household furniture and items.
There are over 180 race events to complete, and several unique game modes make racing less repetitive and more fun. You can also use power-ups and weapons to destroy others on your way. Besides, the miniature cars have several upgrades and customization paths that players can unlock with the money earned from winning races.
Table Top Racing can be played in both AI and multiplayer mode. The multiplayer can be either offline or online, based on the player’s preference. The offline split-screen mode lets you race against your friends. Apart from the virtual on-screen buttons, the game supports MFi gamepads, as well as the Xbox One and DualShock 4 controllers.
5. Astro Golf
Astro Golf replaces the regular old golf mechanics with elements from the outer-space. Your aim is the same, sending the golf ball to the hole. But instead of a flat golf course with obstacles, your golf course is multiple planets with their own gravitational fields.
Since the planet’s gravitational force pulls the ball in an orbital path, it gets tough to get the ball into the hole even after multiple swings, let alone a hole-in-one. The larger the planet, the stronger the gravity is.
Combined with minimalist graphics and relaxing piano sounds, the game doesn’t put any stress or pressure on players. However, there is a hard mode that resets the ball position to the starting point, forcing you to get a hole-in-one.
Astro Golf is available on the App Store for free but is only limited to 20 demo levels. A $1.99 / ₹159 in-app purchase removes the limit and offers infinitely generated levels. Even the free version of Astro Golf is totally free of advertisements.For the latest tech news and updates, Install TechCodex App, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Also, if you like our efforts, consider sharing this story with your friends, this will encourage us to bring more exciting updates for you.