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MacRumors
Dec 25, 2008, 03:40 PM
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TouchArcade has compiled (http://toucharcade.com/2008/12/25/best-of-ipod-touch-and-iphone-games-a-2008-holiday-guide/) a cross sectional list of some of the best games for the iPhone in 2008:

- Aurora Feint: The Beginning (Free)
- PapiJump (Free)
- Dropship ($0.99)
- Wurdle ($1.99)
- Trism ($2.99)
- Fastlane Street Racing ($3.99)
- Toy Bot Diaries ($3.99)
- Fieldrunners ($4.99)
- Galcon ($4.99)
- Real Soccer 2009 ($5.99)
- Hero of Sparta ($9.99)
- Rolando ($9.99)

The article (http://toucharcade.com/2008/12/25/best-of-ipod-touch-and-iphone-games-a-2008-holiday-guide/) contains further descriptions and links.

Article Link: Best iPhone Games 2008 (http://www.macrumors.com/iphone/2008/12/25/best-iphone-games-2008/)



.Andy
Dec 25, 2008, 03:50 PM
Nice list. I'd like to see Dizzy Bee there but whatever :p!

p.s. What is up with toucharcade? Is it just me or is there a rolando itunes store referrer link in the margins of every page? I've accidentally clicked through to the iTunes store a zillion* times lately. Rather annoying.


*not a true number.

macfan881
Dec 25, 2008, 04:01 PM
Sim City and Texas Hold em need to be on that list

test54
Dec 25, 2008, 04:26 PM
another vote for sim city and one for fieldrunners as well.

igazza
Dec 25, 2008, 07:04 PM
field runners is the best iphone game ever. :D

TuffLuffJimmy
Dec 25, 2008, 07:05 PM
WTF!? Where's Touchgrind? It's sweet.

ianogden
Dec 25, 2008, 07:34 PM
spore should be on there too! kicks ass! and i vote sim city... and enigmo!

Beric
Dec 25, 2008, 07:54 PM
Sim City is too buggy as of yet.

I'd vote Chopper. Anyone else concur?

TuffLuffJimmy
Dec 25, 2008, 08:12 PM
Sim City is too buggy as of yet.

I'd vote Chopper. Anyone else concur?

Not until touchgrind is up there.

Phat_Pat
Dec 25, 2008, 08:16 PM
Not until touchgrind is up there.

touchgrind ftw. app is hella legit.

funnyent
Dec 25, 2008, 10:28 PM
sim city is really buggy to be called a great game, and it was just released...

thedommer
Dec 25, 2008, 11:17 PM
Id have to say based on the games I play the most:

Dizzy Bee
Lux
Chopper
Bejewelled 2
Galcon
Sudoku Daily

Honorable mention:
Monopoly
Spore
Toy bot

ecche
Dec 26, 2008, 12:41 AM
What about "Low Grav Racer"? I think it's great fun...

Silencio
Dec 26, 2008, 01:36 AM
I'm still pretty addicted to Real Soccer 2009. Just won the English Premier League and Italy Serie A -- what to aim for next?

notintheleast
Dec 26, 2008, 01:52 AM
WTF!? Where's Touchgrind? It's sweet.

Agreed. Best game out there.....

Daniel0418
Dec 26, 2008, 02:49 AM
field runners is the best iphone game ever. :D

Yeah field runners is by far the best game. When the new update comes out with new towers and new runners I will be so happy.

WPeterson
Dec 26, 2008, 05:22 AM
thanks for the nice list, and i like Rolando the best.

maybe another wonderful app SimCity is too late to be included.

;)

aardwolf
Dec 26, 2008, 08:44 AM
Aurora Feint: The Beginning is great, but AF2: The Arena is way better. (It's not free though...) AF2 has improved graphics, better actions using the tools, and the option to challenge other players.

mkrishnan
Dec 26, 2008, 08:53 AM
Aurora Feint: The Beginning is great, but AF2: The Arena is way better. (It's not free though...) AF2 has improved graphics, better actions using the tools, and the option to challenge other players.

I think they're judging in part by the amount of attention, downloads, and playing the games generated... of course, AF2 is better than AF, but it also just came out, and it has received surprisingly little attention. AF is unique in that it came out very early in the history of App Store games, was free, and was not backed by a major development house, and yet it really managed to set the standard for deep, attractive, high quality games on the iPhone.

Spore probably deserves mention primarily for being the first high-profile major release game to bow on the iPhone roughly in tandem with release on other platforms -- something that still happens very infrequently at the end of 2008.

As for Sim City, I haven't played it, but it probably merits inclusion, especially considering that Rolando (and Sparta) made it on the list, and was approximately equally new.

It's an interesting statement that this list was able to span so well from free to $9.99, roughly the top price point at which games bow. And I think I've probably spent more time playing AF than I did playing any other iPhone game. Maybe as much as I spent playing Spore and Hero of Sparta combined.

Ninja Dom
Dec 26, 2008, 10:41 AM
No Tap Tap??

aviationalyours
Dec 26, 2008, 11:41 AM
Sim City aint buggy. Just reboot before you use.

Oh and add X-Plane+airliner.

SummerBoy
Dec 26, 2008, 11:54 AM
There are much much better games to be on list.

I wonder who picked those games and at what cost..?

arn
Dec 27, 2008, 01:26 AM
There are much much better games to be on list.

I wonder who picked those games and at what cost..?

I picked 'em at no cost. No one's going to agree on a "best" list but I'd love to hear your list. :)

arn

ziggyonice
Dec 27, 2008, 01:55 AM
Personally, I'm torn between Fieldrunners and SimCity.
I love them both dearly.

Mary1970
Dec 27, 2008, 06:03 AM
what is the best chess app?

no fancy graphics, but clean display?

thank you

sesnir
Dec 29, 2008, 11:24 AM
I'd replace Galcon with Lux... most of the others are ok. I hadn't heard of some of those before.

It'd be even better if Rogue Vertex (http://www.roguevertexgame.com) was on there :P But I'm biased :P

Gokunama
Jan 14, 2009, 08:54 AM
Galcon, Fastlane, and Chess With Friends are what I play the most, and I've downloaded a lot of games. Fieldrunners and Aurora: The Arena are also great.

I've been too busy to get into Brothers In Arms, Hero Of Sparta, Warfare Incorporated, Legend Of Feanor, or Vay. They all from the little I've played are not bad for being on an iPhone platform (well Vay is just oldschool RPG nostalgia).

It's kind of hard to recommend a chess app when we don't know the measure you are using for best. In terms of learning new moves? Online realtime play? Games that don't require you sit one time for a long time to finish? Chess With Friends is my favorite, cause I don't usually have time to sit down and finish a game from start to finish, followed by Deep Green, it has a great interface, nice look and animations, and it usually kicks my ass on the easiest setting (I'm rated at 1350-1400 on Yahoo chess).

MattZani
Jan 14, 2009, 10:06 AM
The Tap Tap Series
Edge
Dr. Awesome
Cuberunner
Dactyl
iCopter
Chopper
iMangi

candyman
Jan 14, 2009, 10:18 AM
I like puzzle games mainly and these are some of my favorites mixed in with a couple other standard games.

Otis
MetaSquares
BrainChallenge
Subway
Blocked
Uno
Frenzic
TapTap Revenge
Motion X Poker
HoldEm

techie4life
Jan 14, 2009, 11:19 AM
Where's Tris? I know it was removed, but an honorary position would have been nice. I am so glad I didn't delete it.

DavieBoy
Jan 14, 2009, 12:03 PM
Texas Hold 'Em
Tris
Toy Bot
Asphalt4
IronMan
Lego Batman

deadsouls
Jan 19, 2009, 06:14 AM
i can't remember the last iphone game that i tried and didn't delete after about 10 minutes. some of you people must be EASILY amused.

Bag La Doosh
Feb 21, 2009, 06:17 PM
I am a certifiable game junkie having 88 games on my phone..

The best I have found is ishoot. Get it, you won't be disappointed.

TheHoffmeister
Mar 2, 2009, 03:28 PM
Domino's is the only one I play !

Nicolecat
Mar 5, 2009, 02:35 PM
Id have to say based on the games I play the most:

Dizzy Bee
Lux
Chopper
Bejewelled 2
Galcon
Sudoku Daily

Honorable mention:
Monopoly
Spore
Toy bot

Is is true that, bejewelled 2 doesn't save your high scores?
I was going to grab it until I saw a few of the reviews.

Edit: I couldn't resist the temptation...and just got it. It does log your high scores...however, I don't like how the board resets for each round. But, that's just a personal preference.

penwrite05
Mar 9, 2009, 04:22 AM
what is the best chess app?

no fancy graphics, but clean display?

thank you

A chess flash card site (http://www.ichessflashcards.com) which is designed for iPhone and iTouch users. The site is also usable with Apple's Safari or Google's Chrome web browsers.
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EchoAdmin
Mar 9, 2009, 01:06 PM
Apple's texas hold'em is the best developed game I have found on the iphone. However, if snood ever came to the app store i know that would be an instant hit.

diemos
Mar 9, 2009, 02:19 PM
+1 for Galcon
+1 Orions: Legends of Wizards (game is amazing, I suggest everyone try it out)

ethical
Mar 14, 2009, 06:21 PM
I dont think i've seen anyone mention Blocks Classic. Definitely my most played game. That and Blocked. The Iron Man game is also pretty cool!

Field Runners is on sale, I might get it seeing as so many people have reccomended it. Man, I've spent too much money on games :p

edit: also Copter. That game is addictive. 10655 is my top score so far.

Devyn
Mar 17, 2009, 01:10 PM
Gotta say... iShoot is definitely up there for me. I just have the free version (iShoot Lite) which provides more than adequate entertainment for those more bored periods... ;)

DHarrisDBS34
Mar 26, 2009, 06:38 PM
Monopoly

Papijump

Tower Defense

Field Runners

All of my favorite games on my iPod Touch. All terrific.

iphoneguru
Apr 2, 2009, 04:53 PM
check out some free games at ISU =, they offer alot of sweet games. does anyone know a good place to unlock the iphone 3g 2.2.1?

diemos
Apr 6, 2009, 01:33 PM
Galcon is amazing. I can't wait to see what games come out this year.

everyone who havent check out GeoDefense, that game rox, can't stop playing it.

DEVILMAYCRY99
May 6, 2009, 06:48 AM
Hero of Sparta ($9.99)
I love this one best!

radonja
May 14, 2009, 08:07 AM
SimCity is the best game definitive. https://music-desktop.com/imgs/37/b/happy.gif

drewsky5
May 15, 2009, 01:27 AM
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I wish someone would port Master of Orion II for the iPhone. I keep my old G3 tower around just for that game

SpitzerCR
May 15, 2009, 04:55 PM
looks like i have some downloading to do... :)

adrik
May 22, 2009, 04:51 AM
Here is also another voter for sim city and chopper i love these two games btu other else also good.

Magicman0922
Jun 8, 2009, 03:58 PM
I'm a fan of Tetris... I love its presentation and gameplay is awesome

Magicman0922
Jun 8, 2009, 11:30 PM
Yes, Yes, Tetris is always King, but when will Strip Poker drop? :D

I haven't tried it yet, but i'll check it out!

PhixionFilms
Jun 10, 2009, 01:27 AM
Zombieville was 2008 wasnt it?

hamidb83
Jun 10, 2009, 04:58 PM
Space Mission for iPhone will be released soon. You can see preview screenshots here:

http://bestmac.info/?p=8

http://bestmac.info/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/img_0004.png

PhixionFilms
Jun 10, 2009, 10:21 PM
Who wants to be a millionair was a pretty fun family game. id recommend it.

kjl451
Jun 12, 2009, 05:39 PM
Aurora Feint 2 and Amateur Surgeon were two I loved but they got old fast.

wanrik
Jun 15, 2009, 04:46 AM
Hey such a wonderful list of Some best iphone games field runner is my best one.

seanofthedead
Jun 19, 2009, 07:36 AM
Guys, the thread title is Best iPhone Games 2008. Sim City 3 just came out not too long ago. If you want to include that, might as well throw in Zenonia and Wolfenstein.

Back to the OP's list, I would say that Rolando deserves GOTY for the iPhone. It's charming as hell, plus very fun and challenging, yet simple. An amazing game even for $9.99 (that's what I paid), but it's a fraction of the price now. If you don't have it, snag it up, and get ready for the second one coming later during the summer. I know I am.

i2m
Jun 19, 2009, 08:11 AM
from an economic perspective flight control deserves a place in the list
:)

coolwater
Jul 1, 2009, 12:26 PM
Is Sim City less buggy now?

happyrogue
Jul 1, 2009, 03:01 PM
Flight Control best iPhone game ever!