TouchArcade iOS Gaming Roundup: Gaming on the iPhone X

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    The iPhone X launched today and the jury is still out in regard to what the device means for iOS gamers. It stands to reason that the new swipe gesture that replaces the home button is inevitably going to get in the way of some games which require either frantic or elaborate full-screen swipes, but in our experiences the few games that have been updated so far haven't had much of an issue accidentally triggering the home gesture.


    If you're looking for some new games to load up on your iPhone X, over at TouchArcade we've got a roundup of the best games for iPhone X. It bridges the gap between games that are fun on touch screens anyway, and titles that have been updated to support the full-screen resolution of the iPhone X. It's likely you own more than a few of these, as games getting zero day updates are typically all classic titles.

    If you're looking for graphically impressive games to put the new GPU to the test, we've been posting roundups of the best iPhone games for that for years now. Whenever a new device is released we dig through the App Store and come up with the latest crop of 3D intensive games, and it seems like more than anything else the list just evolves instead of being totally fresh each time. The Infinity Blade games are still some of the best looking iOS games, but The Witness is a recent addition to our list of showstoppers.

    We're spending tons of time testing all sorts of games on the iPhone X to continue to flesh out our best games for iPhone X article, which is no small undertaking given the enormity of the App Store catalog. Our community is also at work searching for great iPhone X games, but like most new hardware launches, apps and games that take advantage of everything on day one are few and far between.

    Be sure to drop any particularly great iPhone X games that you've played in the comments, and in the meantime, follow along with us over on TouchArcade for all the latest news, reviews, and loads more covering every aspect of mobile gaming. We'll be back with a more traditional news roundup next week, and hopefully by then I'll have an even more exhaustive list of must-haves for the iPhone X.

    Article Link: TouchArcade iOS Gaming Roundup: Gaming on the iPhone X
  2. FelixDerKater macrumors 68030


    Apr 12, 2002
    Nirgendwo in Amerika
    Here come the on-screen virtual control pads.
  3. nikster0029 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 21, 2010
  4. skywalkerr69 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 21, 2011
    New York
    Didn’t know “ios gamers” was a thing. They make it sound like an esport lol
  5. Porco macrumors 68030


    Mar 28, 2005
    I believe it’s Thatgamecompany’s upcoming game ‘Sky’. Looks lovely eh? Though perhaps a slightly odd choice of a leading image for an article about what games to play if you just bought an iPhone (X or otherwise) because I don’t think er, that game(!) is out yet... but I think it’s due out soon anyway so I guess people can look forward to it.
  6. n3sh macrumors newbie

    Jun 21, 2016
    The notch. Can’t unsee it. It is like those optical illusion that once you see it, it’s always there
  7. jonnysods macrumors 603


    Sep 20, 2006
    There & Back Again
    They need to blacken the notch area and make that the home button area or something
  8. Labeno macrumors 6502


    Jul 21, 2008
    Pac Man is gonna conflict with the gestures. It already has with iOS 10
  9. EM2013 macrumors 68000


    Sep 2, 2013
  10. fel10 macrumors 68000


    Feb 2, 2010
    Woodstock, GA USA
    I’m sorry, but that notch is hideous. I hope Apple comes up with a solution for it for its next iPhone. It so distracting
  11. pjorlando macrumors newbie

    Sep 25, 2014
    I have been using iPhone X for the past six hours and I have to say anyone who says the notch fades away after a while is full of sh*t! It sticks out like a sore thumb when playing games and watching video. And the persistent line at the bottom of the screen is obnoxious. After a few minutes of using the phone I get it... you need to swipe up from the bottom. There should be a way to turn it off. It gets in the way and is just as annoying as the notch when watching video. Overall the phone feels very high quality but the notch is bad design and the that line is as well.
  12. Janichsan macrumors 68000


    Oct 23, 2006
    They are literally not allowed to do that. It’s against Apple‘s guidelines and would lead to a rejection on submission to the App Store.
  13. RuffyYoshi macrumors regular


    Feb 18, 2014
    Not one, but two obnoxious things floating on the screen. There’s no way this is immersive.
  14. Avieshek Suspended


    Dec 7, 2013
    This notch, is like an unresponsive button continuously distracting irritatingly to a gamer's paradise.
  15. BruceEBonus macrumors 65816


    Sep 23, 2007
    Derbyshire, England
    Calm down. It's not(ch) what it looks like.

    (I may have mentioned the notch once. But I think I got way with it)
  16. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

    May 1, 2013
    I think they should allow it as an option IMO. Rounded corners and distracting screen elements put me off.
  17. McPhallus macrumors regular

    Mar 3, 2011
    I stopped caring about mobile gaming years ago. Swiping and onscreen buttons just aren’t that appealing to me, and it results in a lot of unnecessary wear and tear on the device.
  18. Lerxt macrumors regular

    Nov 30, 2012
    This post brought to you by the Samesung Army. “You say, we pay!”
  19. iPhaithful macrumors regular


    May 5, 2010
    I dunno....I guess I never gamed much on my phone. Even with the plus models...
  20. tallscot macrumors regular


    Mar 30, 2002
    Not having a tactile Home button is almost as dumb as a pro laptop only having Thunderbolt 3.

    The notch is, by far, the dumbest thing Apple ever did, and I’m including the hockey puck mouse.
  21. prowlmedia Suspended

    Jan 26, 2010
    I am not sure we can take your design comments, if that Avatar photo is you... is it 1997 Eminem? ;)
  22. jonnysods macrumors 603


    Sep 20, 2006
    There & Back Again
    I mean that should be apples solution
  23. fel10 macrumors 68000


    Feb 2, 2010
    Woodstock, GA USA
    Lol, and yet if you look at my signature, all I own is Apple stuff. You fanboys are pathetic lol. Put down the cool aid bud.
    --- Post Merged, Nov 4, 2017 ---
    No, just an attractive guy from Georgia. And how my design comments have anything to do with my pic? Lol the reach.
  24. Applebot1 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 4, 2014
    Slightly different UI design and of course there will be a step change. It’s down to developers to make the necessary changes.
  25. gnipgnop macrumors 65816

    Feb 18, 2009
    Developers have options in regards to usable area for iPhone X. If you look at the actual guidelines, there's no Apple requirement for the live area to include the notch at all.

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