Anyone else out there not play games on their iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Born Again, May 23, 2011.

  1. Born Again macrumors regular

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    first of all let me tell u - ive tried most of the games that are 'hot' - angry birds? boring and hyped. u name it - i've played it. cut the rope was cute but that was just meh.

    and i have to say that the iphone isn't a very fun gaming machine compared to a nintendo DS or even lesser the PSP.

    I've been a gamer all my existence and i can not get into the iphone games.

    anyone else not play games on their iphone? :eek:
     
  2. dontwalkhand, May 23, 2011
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    dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    I love iOS games. They are perfect for when I am out and about. For real gaming I have my Xbox.

    I also must add that driving games and traffic games are fun on iOS devices simply because you steer with the accelerometer.
     
  3. boss.king macrumors 68040

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    I play lots of games, they are great for killing 10 mins here and there. If I want to play something more serious I turn to my laptop. OP if you want that sort of gaming on a phone have a look at the Xperia Play, sounds like it's more of your thing
     
  4. wxman2003 Suspended

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    I have zero games on my iphone, and plan to keep it that way.
     
  5. Flake macrumors regular

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    I played a ton on my old iPod touch, but now almost everything is gone deleted. I used to have several hundred games, now I have maybe 15
     
  6. tnisatard macrumors 6502

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    i like it for a few minutes, then I get bored. I just keep the games there for friends and little cousins.


    I do play words with friends though, but it gets repetitive and boring
     
  7. decafjava, May 24, 2011
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    decafjava macrumors 68000

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    Quite a few but they're of the quick play Angry Bird/Cut the Rope cute or shoot em up G-Wars/Doom variety. The only long games I have are chess and mahjongg. Never understood why one would some of thee long adventure type games or sims on an iphone or even a PSP for that matter. Real sims like Xplane perplex me on the iphone-I got a few flight/military/naval sims on my Windows 7 PC where they belong IMHO.

    My iphone is a phone, an ipod, email and web access and only last gaming.

    Tell you what game I would get if I had money to burn-the Parrot AR Drone ohhh that would be fun. :eek:
     
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  9. JASApplications macrumors 65816

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    I don't play much on my iPhone. My personal favourite is Fruit Ninja. However you won't be the only one who doesn't play on there iPhone.
     
  10. TheOriginalKi macrumors 6502

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    I rarely play games on my iPhone so only have 5 games at the moment - just in case.


    I got the following free over the Xmas/New Year holidays:

    BrokenSword
    Fishing Kings
    Mirror's Edge

    And the following when on sale recently for 59p and £1.79:

    Infinity Blade
    Dead Space
     
  11. cookiesnfooty macrumors 6502

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    i've got so many on my Iphone but never find the time to play them, complete waste of money.
     
  12. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    I have a crapload of games on my iPhone....and I rarely play any of them. I guess deep down I'm just a PC gamer. I keep the games on my iPhone to entertain my friends kids.
     
  13. RafaelT macrumors 65816

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    I played some when I first got my phone... I kind of lost interest in them after a while. If they were to release multi player Counter Strike maybe I could give it another try.
     
  14. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    the only game that i ever bought was flight control, and that got boring fast. lol

    never bought another game after that, i don't have the time for it..
     
  15. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I game on my iPhone. It is more casual games like Angry Birds or Flight Control. They are good games to waste a few minutes on.
     
  16. awadeee macrumors 68020

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    I had the free Namco Lite package and that was nice but all the games were only like one level because it wasn't the paid version so I think I lost that in a restore at some point and never bothered to get it back.

    The only game I have currently is Jumbline Lite and it's wicked but it drains the battery life about 1% every minute or so.
     
  17. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Not really a gamer, but I have played a few on the iPad
    The iPhone doesn't really beg me to play games on it
     
  18. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Not really, I'm in the same boat as you. for gaming, I go to my PS3/2/P, Wii and Gamecube. I play words with friends and Trism on my phone, but Angry Birds is a bad rip-off, cut the rope is entertaining for a couple days, and everything else is just kind of bland. I love my iPhone, but it's not a gaming device by any stretch of the imagination.
     
  19. SeaChange macrumors regular

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    I have a lot of games on my phones, but the only one are play consistently are Storm8 games like Vampires Live, iMobsters and World War. Games that involve rapid/continuous touching of the screen annoy me and cramp my hands. iPhone is not great for gaming.
     
  20. BlindMellon macrumors 65816

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    Don't play any on the iPhone since I got an iPad.

    Usual suspects: FraggerHD, Angry Birds, Doodle Jump, etc.
     
  21. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    Just curious; what did Angry Birds rip off?
     
  22. SRLMJ23 macrumors 65816

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    I have ZERO games on all my iPhones and plan to keep it that way forever.
     
  23. xAnthony macrumors 65816

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    I like fun games that you are able to open quickly and just play a few minutes while you're bored or in line or something. Games like Angry Birds, Cut the Rope, Solitaire.... But I don't really play much else. I have a ton of good story mode games like NOVA 2 but I never play them anymore.
     
  24. sviato macrumors 68020

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    The only one that I've played and still enjoy from time to time is Solomon's Keep.
     
  25. The Catalyst macrumors 6502

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    This.

    If/when I actually want to play a game, I'm more than likely at home and can whip out the ipad.
     

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