Apple’s iPhone and iPad devices have always been leading in the smartphone industry because of its hardware capabilities. The custom silicon and software optimizations make Apple devices stand out in the competition every year. This is why game developers are being encouraged by Apple to utilize the CPU and GPU horsepower of its mobile devices and bring AAA games on the iOS platform.
If you are in search of such games, then going through our picks of the top 5 best iOS games for November 2019 will certainly help you find one. We have briefly discussed all the games and provided App Store links for iOS and iPadOS devices, including the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
Initially released in 2016 for Windows, OS X, PlayStation, and Xbox One, Oxenfree is a choice-based narrative game with an 80’s vibe and synth-pop soundtrack. The game is about a group of friends who accidentally opened a rift in a dark dimension. The supernatural thriller story follows a teenager named Alex, who brings her stepbrother Jonas on a party hosted on Edwards Island. At night, the story takes a turn when they mistakenly open a ghostly gate spawned from the island’s mysterious past.
Players have the ability to make important decisions in Alex’s story while exploring the remote island and solving the mystery of the past and the present.
Every decision you take will affect the storyline significantly and change your relationship with your friends. The story has multiple ending, so replayability is a significant factor here.
You can play the iOS port of Oxenfree with the optimized touchscreen controls or a controller.
2. Battle Breakers
Battle Breakers is a new turn-based action RPG game from the creators of Fortnite, Epic Games. If you have played RPG games before, you will find Battle Breakers welcoming. You start with a single hero, then collect different heroes and create a squad with the powerful ones. You level up as you slowly progress through battles and receive a lot of rewards, which you can use to unlock upgrades, new characters, and weapons.
You can either choose to fight manually or let the AI do it for you. Each enemy has a specific elemental advantage, so you have to choose a hero with an opposite elemental strength to defeat your enemies faster. You can also participate in special quests and events for extra rewards.
There are over 1000 dungeons to explore, where you have to use your attacks and special abilities carefully to defeat enemy troops and bosses.
In case you want to enjoy Battle Breakers on multiple devices, you can continue your savegame across iPhone, iPad, and PC.
Vectronom is a rhythm-based platformer game with a mix of puzzles. The game was originally developed for PC by an indie studio Ludopium. Then its massive success brought it to iOS devices. The game has won GDC’s “Best in Play” award for its unique gameplay concept.
You find yourself as a cube in a world of geometric shapes, where your objective is to search for an exit. If you think it’s easy, then you are up for a difficult challenge. The geometric shapes in the environment alter with the rhythm of the music.
Vectronom features a single-player campaign with over 100 puzzles to solve. Each level consists of an electronic soundtrack, and there are 33 in total. The art style is colorful, and it looks pretty decent. If you have an iPad, you can play Vectronom with three more people on a single screen or use external controllers.
4. Smash Tanks! – AR Board Game
As the name implies, Smash Tanks is literally a game about smashing tanks. But instead of interacting with a 2D environment, you interact with your surroundings to play the game with the help of augmented-reality.
You can either play solo with bots or use two devices to play with your friends and families. Your objective is to destroy enemy tanks using explosives and use stacked towers or virtual objects to your advantage. You also get to play limited modes every week. The game is currently leading the top charts of Board games on the App Store.
Smash Tanks AR is priced at ₹79 INR ($0.99 USD), and it does not have any in-game microtransactions and advertisements. It’s a fun game to play on your iPhone and iPad, and truly shows the power of Apple’s ARKit on mobile devices.
5. NBA 2K20
2K’s NBA series of basketball games has been recently updated with the NBA 2K20. It features a new MyCAREER storyline and game modes with the updated rosters of all the current NBA teams. The NBA Stories are also updated with five new stories of some of the greatest NBA players of all time. You can try out the Association mode to play as a general manager of a basketball team.
On the multiplayer side of things, the Quick Match feature lets you find an opponent instantly. You also have the option to play with your friends via LAN to play 5-on-5 basketball matches.
The graphics are impressive for a mobile game, and it has a decent set of touchscreen controls. NBA 2K20 also features a soundtrack loaded with songs from T-Pain, Drake, Diplo, and more.
NBA 2K20 is available on the App Store for ₹79 INR ($0.99 USD) and comes with additional in-app purchases. It is pretty hefty in size (~3.2GB), so make sure you have enough space to install NBA 2K20 on your iOS device.
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