Our selection of the Best Games for iPhone and iPad is not meant to be a comprehensive listing of the great games that are available in the iTunes App Store. Rather, we’ve put together a short exclusive list of our favorite games. These games have met the criteria of 1) superb experience including presentation and gameplay and 2) standing the test of time. In other words, these games have entertained us for more than a few short hours or days. Below you will find our favorite games in the sports category.
Jetpack Joyride is the game that got most other popular running games started on the iPhone and iPad. You have one chance to get the character Barry Steakfries as far as you can in each level. The best part about the game is the customization you can do to your character as well as the different vehicles you get to ride in. And at the end of each play session you get to spin a wheel and get prizes to use on your next try! So you really can’t lose with Jetpack Joyride.
Robot Unicorn Attack 2
Robot Unicorn Attack is back in the amazing sequel that will take you back in time to the glory of the 1980′s. In a hilarious way, Robot Unicorn Attack 2 brings back all the 80′s fantasy and music you’ll remember. And the gameplay is totally rad in its own right
Stampede Run for iPhone and iPad
While Subway Surfers has held a place on our great games list, Stampede Run (Originally Running with Friends) has upped the ante with asynchronous multiplayer and equally fun gameplay.
Tiny Wings for iPhone and iPad
Besides Jetpack Joyride, this is the game that started the endless running craze on the App Store. Or in this case, endless flying. So amazing are the fluid controls in Tiny Wings that you’ll lose track of time trying to nail that perfect landing. The only thing that could eclipse the amazing sketch-like artwork in this game is that sweet soundtrack. You’ll be humming along in no time.
Tilt to Live
Just looking at the screen shots for Tilt to Live won’t do it justice in the least! The frantic gameplay will have you on the edge of your seat as you tilt your device to escape the impending doom closing in on you.
How many people can say they’ve snowmobiled across the arctic with a yeti and three penguins in tow? Every Ski Safari player can, that’s who! See how far you can get in your icy dominion without being buried by the persuing avalanche. Ski Safari has received regular updates along the way and is a top pick on our list.
Whale Trail is a hilarious take on the one-touch genre where you play as Willow the whale flying high in the sky full of happy mountains and rainbow bubbles. Set to a backdrop of psychedelic colors and hippie music, trying to get three stars in each level is more than a walk in the clouds. But you’ll have a blowhole blast trying to do it. Whale Trail truly delivers on high quality content but the cuteness factor really endears us to this game. It’s no surprise that the creators went on to develop the awesome puzzle game Monument Valley next.