Each month, the iOS GAF community hosts a thread for new game releases, rumors and discussion that define the fast-moving world of iOS gaming.
The OP will contain recommended games that released during the previous month. All the games listed will have been highlighted by the GAF community in one way or another. This way you can keep tabs on the best games and at the same time curate an excellent resource to look back on to find games you may have missed.
If you're a developer who wishes to have your game featured, please talk about your game in the thread and if the GAF community at large likes the game then your wish just might be granted. Please note that there's a difference between posting about a game you made and just advertising your game with no further interaction with the community, this thread is not for the latter and such advertising behavior is frowned upon.
1) Introduction & Recommended Games
2) Recommended Games continued
3) Upcoming Releases, Past Threads & Other Links
Okay, got to say, my initial concerns were mistaken. I'm really liking this so far. It doesn't have the speed and bigger movesets of Rayman or Lost Socks, but it counters that with a wide array of special tiles, lengthy multi-route levels, controls and movement that just feels right, and a heavy emphasis on precise timing
Actually, and surprisingly, I'm liking Super Mario Run much more than I thought.
It's like a cuter and slower version of Lost Socks (which is high in my GOTY list), but there are many tricks to be discovered and certainly it's not less difficult if you want to grab the colored coins. .
Super Mario Run is insanely good.
I got all pink coins on stage 1 and is 2nd on my friend ranking list, and it makes me really wanna go for the top place. And now there's purple coins to collect, and after that black coins. And they are placed differently. It's nice you can go multiple routes, but you can also choose to go route one, and then jump back and take route 2. And timing is everything in this game. It's not just jumping over goons automatically, it's also about doing tricks to earn toads etc.
Wow, I'm really enjoying Super Mario Run!
Totally has that Nintendo polish.
Super Mario Run is pretty great. The Nintendo polish and presentation along with game modes like Toad Rally and the black coins makes it worth the money for me.
I'm a bit torn on Super Mario Run. The first three levels are fun enough, I've got all the black coins on the first two and am working on the middle tier of coins for the third one, but maybe it's just auto-runners that I'm not into. Not quite grabbing me so far and I'm still mulling the $10 purchase
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When family is all you have left...how far will you go to protect it?
After society was ripped apart by undead hands, pockets of civilization emerge from the chaos. But at what cost? Can the living be trusted on this new frontier?
As Javier, a young man determined to find the family taken from him, you meet a young girl who has experienced her own unimaginable loss. Her name is Clementine, and your fates are bound together in a story where every choice you make could be your last.
More_Badass said:Over the course about three hours and two chapters of the two-part Ties That Bind, I went from being disappointed in its story, not quite invested in its characters, to being excited to see where the narrative goes next.
New and familiar protagonists, new groups, and survival against threats alive and dead: A New Frontier is both the Walking Dead you expect and the one with the most interesting shift in the series yet. With Ties That Bind, this season is off to a promising start.
Finally played and finish both episodes tonight and all I have to say is.
TELLTALE YOU NEED TO STOP! Being so goddamn good lol
I fucking loved it
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The Rockstar Games tradition of groundbreaking, original gameplay and humorous tongue-in-cheek storytelling invades the schoolyard in Bully: Anniversary Edition. As mischievous 15-year-old Jimmy Hopkins you'll navigate the social hierarchy of the corrupt and crumbling prep school, Bullworth Academy. Stand up to bullies, get picked on by teachers, beat the jocks at dodge ball, play pranks, win or lose the girl and survive a year in the worst school around.
Okay, I really like Bully. The touch controls are fine, the visuals look good and it's just so good to be back in Bullworth school. I had it for PS2 back in the day and have had it on PC forever but I've never completed it. Maybe I'll do so on my iPad Pro 9.7. Although the game does have a few framerate drops here and there.
Bully might have the best touch controls in a Rockstar game yet
...it's my favorite Rockstar game from the PS2 era. Even better than San Andreas (and that was my first GTA game and left quite an impression).
The smaller scale of the world gives it a charming intimacy and liveliness that you can't get from the sprawling cityscapes. The days progress, the seasons change. The missions are surprisingly inventive and characters well-written. It just might be the most unique game Rockstar has made in the last decade, given its setting, characters, and overall tone.
First time playing Bully, and it was terrific!
Played in bed for an hour last night and got sucked right in. This is perfect for iOS and hope to eventually see games like LA Noire make it to phones when the tech gets there.
Same here, never played Bully before but I'm loving it. The mini games for classes lends themselves perfect for mobile and the smaller scale of the game makes it great for playing in bursts. The controls are also top notch for a 3D game with an open world.
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RollerCoaster Tycoon® Classic is a new RCT experience, combining the best features from two of the most successful and beloved RCT games in the series' history – RollerCoaster Tycoon® and RollerCoaster Tycoon® 2.
Create and run amazing parks complete with the most outrageous rides imaginable. RCT Classic includes a mixture of authentic playability, depth of gameplay and unique graphical style of Chris Sawyer's original best-selling RollerCoaster Tycoon® PC Games, now enhanced for handheld devices.
Packed with content, players can enjoy designing and building roller coasters and rides, landscaping parks and managing the staff and finances to keep their guests happy and the money flowing in.
Rollercoaster Tycoon Classic seems pretty good so far. I don't think there's any free-roam mode where you can just build and run a park, but there are scenarios where you have a few goals to reach. Maybe you can just keep on playing on your own pace in here. I don't know which elements from RCT2 are in there as well, as I only ever played the original on PC.
Controls seems alright. You can zoom in and out by pinching, but it isn't a continuous fluid zoom, rather it zooms on different levels. When you need to rotate the camera you have to press the arrows at the top right corner, where I think I would have preferred to rotate with two fingers. It also seems like you have to press the build button for each square block on the ground every time you want to build a path or queue, instead of letting you choose your path by just drawing it with your finger.
Besides that, it have the classic atmosphere, feeling and music as well, so this might end up as my GOTY, if the controls doesn't turn out to be too cumbersome. I'm pretty positive on this one so far.
Cannot believe I'm playing Roller Coaster Tycoon 1 on my iPhone. This. Is. Awesome.
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Le Parker: Sous Chef Extraordinaire is a tough-as-nails platformer with tight touch controls crafted in the spirit of the classics we loved as kids. You play as Le Parker [Sous Chef Extraordinaire] who makes a meringue so perfect, so impossibly light, it literally floats. The lightest dessert, however, is the heaviest burden. Only Parker's true love has the secret recipe — the Princess! But the King has his men raid her chambers! They steal Parker's secret, harness the meringue's immense power for evil and banish Parker from the Kingdom! Guide our hero on an epic culinary quest to rescue the princess, assemble a kitchen of secret utensils, and give the King his just desserts. Bon Voyage, Parker!
Le Parker is really good -- reminds me a bit of Super Phantom Cat but slicker. Only slightly annoying thing is that it sounds like he's barking like a dog every time he jumps. Like the music though so don't want to turn the sound off.
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You found a phone belonging to a missing person. What would you do?
Sara has disappeared under mysterious circumstances, and your only lead is her mobile phone.
Search for clues by investigating Sara's personal messages, notes, emails, pictures and videos while trying to piece together her final days. Unlock password protected files, uncover hidden messages and decrypt lost data and figure out where she went, what she did, and how someone can disappear without a trace so suddenly.
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Island Delta is an exciting action filled adventure game where you wield a powerful anti-gravity weapon to defeat dangerous enemies, solve puzzles and overcome hazardous traps. Explore this retro-futuristic world with heroes, Zoe and Baxter, as you set out on a daring rescue mission and face the evil Doctor Gunderson and his mechanical minions.
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In Don't Starve: Shipwrecked, Wilson finds himself stranded in a tropical archipelago. He must learn to survive all over again in this new environment filled with new biomes, seasons, and creatures.
Don't let the tropical breeze lull you into a false sense of security - the world might be different, but it is still equal parts unforgiving and uncompromising. You will quickly find these islands are full to the brim with things that want to kill you.