10 High-Quality Games You Can Download In The App Store

10 High-Quality Games You Can Download In The App Store

Shocking, I know.

79
views

Do you consider yourself a gamer, but strictly within the confines of the App Store? Well, then you aren't a gamer! Hah, just kidding. The love of video games is not something a certain group of people can monopolize. But if you are a so-called App Store gamer, you know how difficult it is to find high-quality games on there. I've tried my best to make the search easier by compiling a list of my favorite games that you can download via the App Store. Hope this helps! Have fun!

1. "Life Is Strange"

This is what is called an interactive narrative (the BEST genre of games, in my opinion). You get to freely explore the world and make decisions that impact the storyline. Plus, there are little side objectives involving a Polaroid Camera. This is definitely an artistic game meant for those with hipster's hearts. It's a lot of fun and is teeming with hidden easter eggs and has one of the best video game plots literally EVER (involving murder, kidnapping, and the supernatural).

Cost: $8.99 (Try it free)

2. "Sim City Build It"

No plot, no central goal, no official ending. You could probably play this game forever. And it's free. Yes, there are adds, but it's not like you HAVE to watch them. However, if you do decide to watch them, you get prizes. Not only are you able to build a utopia with this app, but you can also join a league and initiate wars and catastrophes onto other cities. Plus, there has recently been a great new update with which you can build multiple cities on multiple plots of land.

Cost: FREE

3. "Playdead's Inside"

In this game, you somehow infiltrate an army base off limits to civilians. It seems like a normal survival game as you dodge bullets and K9 units, but suddenly things get… weird. It seems that someone has been indulging in human experimentation! The graphics of this game are simple and work very well with the tone of the story. It is dark, spooky, and quite unsettling. If I had to pick a genre for this game, it would be a psychological thriller.

Cost: $6.99 (Try for free)

4. "Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition"

Yes, this game is basically an anime soap-opera featuring an unbeatable protagonist, but it is so full of imagination and insane world building that I had to mention it. So many adorable creatures. Plus, the entire plot gives you all the feels. You play as Noctis, the next king and "chosen one" of this world. He is accompanied by his friends who are also pretty much unbeatable. Except for one very sad occasion. I mean, it can't always be sunshine and rainbows, can it?

Cost: $19.99 (Try for free)

5. "The Sims Mobile"

This is the best mobile sims game EA has put out yet. It's fun, fast, and holds attention. These are no cookie-cutter sims like in "The Sims FreePlay," either. Your sim can have a job, a unique house of their own, and an original style. Their body type is up to you, as well as their race and gender. No discrimination, here! There are seasonal updates that keep up with holidays and weather changes, as well. The only thing that's missing from this game is the pets!

Cost: FREE

6. "Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery"

Warner Brothers are going to milk the "Harry Potter" Franchise for all it's worth, and gosh darn it, I'm ok with that! If you've ever wanted to experience Hogwarts for yourself, this app is the closest you're gonna get. Meet the professors, take the classes, and experience all of the magic for yourself! Get sorted, join dueling, adopt a magical pet of your own, and meet great characters all with distinct personalities. This is a very wholesome game that I can't help but enjoy, so why not give it a try?

Cost: FREE

7. "OXENFREE"

Do you believe in ghosts? Well, after you get through playing this game, you won't be sure WHAT to believe. This is another interactive narrative, so obviously it's a favorite of mine. The story is so good it gives me goosebumps. Well, the fact that it's a ghost story might also have something to do with that. The developers use a bunch of cheap iMovie static sound effects in this game, but they are implemented so ingeniously that it literally does not matter. Much like "Stranger Things," this game is kind of low budget, yet very high quality.

Cost: $4.99 (Try for free)

8. "Dreamfall Chapters"

Holy WOW, is this game good. This yet another interactive narrative (can you sense a theme here?) that I am not ashamed to admit that I am in love with. You can't download this game onto your phone, unfortunately, but you can download it on a MacBook. Yes, the price is steep for an App Store game, but boy is it worth it. It's a perfect blend of science fiction and fantasy consisting of two stories that eventually overlap. This game tackles ideas such as race, gender, sexuality, and discrimination. It even asks the question: At what point has science gone too far? "Dreamfall Chapters" is definitely a thinker and one you want to replay over and over again.

Cost: $24.99

9. "Rayman Adventures"

Hooray for platformers! Rayman is back in mobile form, and is better than ever! With a cooky cast of characters and creatures, there is not a moment you can be bored while playing this game. To add to the fun, there are adorable little creatures called 'Incrediballs' that you can collect! They help you with your adventures by attacking enemies, collecting 'lums,' or discovering hidden prizes. But make sure that you remember to feed them!

Cost: FREE

10. "Good Pizza, Great Pizza"

Have you ever wanted to know what it would be like to own your own pizzeria? Of course, you have! I mean, who hasn't? In this game, you serve odd, if not pretty realistic customers who will get angry if you take too long on their order or lessen their tip if you mess up. Sometimes, people will just stop by to tell you that they don't like pizza, and walk out. Other times, people will ask for *shudder* pineapple on their pizza. The occasional cult member might even pay a visit! Yes, this game is as bizarre as it is entertaining. Yet somehow, it's also very calming completing one pizza after another.

Cost: FREE

Well, that's the list. More new games come out in the App Store every day. You just have to know what to look for in terms of design, plot, and overall quality. Don't get stuck on the likes of "Candy Crush" anymore! Try something… with pizazz.

Popular Right Now

5 Games To Play In School That They Never Block

You used to play these games in school, and so did everyone you know.
54167
views

Even though some games were blocked on the school's internet, these games were not (for most people) and we used it to our full advantage. Also, one of the pictures on this article will take you to the actual game itself, it is up to you to find it. Good Luck!

1. Poptropica

This game was always so fun but 99% of the time I would only play on spy island.

2. QWOP

This is the source of misbehavior in schools because this game was so aggravating.

3. playretrogames

This entire website was never blocked so it was constantly being played on the computer.

4. CoolMath

Again, an entire gaming website that was never blocked and had what was honestly some really fun casual games.

5. The Impossible Quiz

THIS NEEDS TO DIE

If you are kids are in school and looking for some fun during the day, these websites are almost never blocked by the school's wifi. (Just don't get caught). I hope you enjoyed this article and if you did please feel free to follow myself and the Anderson Universtiy page and I will see you all next time, bye!

Cover Image Credit: Rico Tec Solution

Related Content

Connect with a generation
of new voices.

We are students, thinkers, influencers, and communities sharing our ideas with the world. Join our platform to create and discover content that actually matters to you.

Learn more Start Creating

5 Apps To Help You Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

To help you focus on making the most of the year.

134
views

It's getting to that point in the year where people are starting to lose steam when it comes to their New Year's Resolutions. If you're like me, you make some pretty big goals, but then fall short on how to achieve them. We are all so connected to our phones, that sometimes the best way to keep track of our goals, is to use our phones. Here's a list of 5 apps that will help keep you on track for your New Year's resolutions.

1. Goodreads.

If one of your resolutions was to read more, then this is the app for you. Goodreads lets you set a reading goal for the year and track your progress. You can make reading lists and track your progress page by page. It also allows you to review books and read other people's reviews.

2. TV Time.

If one of your resolutions was to catch up on all of those shows that people talk about that you've never seen, then try TV Time. Much like Goodreads, it allows you to select what shows you want to watch, log shows you have watched, and track your progress episode by episode. It also lets you look at reviews and interact with other users.

3. Letterboxd.

Letterboxd (@letterboxd) | Twitter

twitter.com

If TV shows aren't your thing, but you vowed to watch more movies, then Letterboxd is more your speed. Browse movies by genre, popularity, release date, and many more. Select the movies you have watched and pick which ones are on your watchlist. You can make lists of movies and browse others altogether and you can also rate and review every movie.

4. Flora.

Flora - Stay Focused Together

flora.appfinca.com

If you have made either a resolution to use your phone less or to focus more, try downloading Flora. Flora lets you set a timer 25 minutes up to almost 2 hours. Once you set a timer, a seed is planted on your phone and if you click any buttons, the plant will die. However, if you succeed and don't use your phone within the time you set, a tree will grow and will be added to your digital garden. If you need a little more incentive, you can bet real money that you won't lose. If you do lose, you pay the money and a real tree is planted in a rural community. When signing up with Facebook, you can also see how many trees your friends have planted.

5. One List.

App Of The Day: One List

applenapps.com

One of the New Year's resolutions people have is to be more productive. If you're like me, you're most productive when you have a list of the things you have to do. One List is the most simple to do list app I have found. You simply pull down on the screen to add something to the list. You can set a priority for each task and then they are automatically sorted from highest to lowest priority. Then you simply swipe to check a task off the list.

So, unless one of your resolutions was to reduce how much you use your phone or stop using your phone altogether, some of these apps are bound to help you achieve one of your resolutions.

Related Content

Facebook Comments