Here’s a list of the top ten best console quality games for iOS. You’d swear you’re playing on an Xbox One or PlayStation 4. OK, maybe just an Xbox 360 or PS3. These games count as “console quality” for a number of reasons. Firstly, they have amazing graphics that are, well, console quality. But beyond the graphics, these console quality games also boast gripping stories, high-quality voiceovers, and the kind of replay value you’d expect to pay $60 for. Read on to see which ten games made our list of the best console quality games for iOS.
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1. Infinity Blade 2
The sequel to the game that brought console graphics to mobile is now free for a limited time on the app store. Developed by Chair, a division of Epic games, this game uses the Unreal Engine to create an unforgettable visual and visceral experience on the iPhone and iPad. For those unfamiliar with the series, Infinity Blade 2 immerses players in an on-rail experience, hacking and slashing through numerous boss battles in order to progress through the main quest. The biggest differentiator from the original game is the unique fighting patterns found with each enemy, having the player rely more on quick reflexes rather than memorizing fighting patterns. You can download Infinity Blade 2 from the App Store here.
2. XCom: Enemy Unknown
If you haven’t picked up XCOM: Enemy Unknown on console and you don’t have a PlayStation, you owe it to yourself to pick up the iOS version. While it’s a bit pricier than the normal iOS game, you get a full console experience. As the commander of XCOM, you create a fully operational base, where you plan combat missions, and lead your soldiers in battles against alien invasions. Recruit and level-up soldiers, discover new weapons, and use enhanced touch controls designed for mobile. You can purchase XCOM: Enemy Unknown from the App Store here.
3. The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead: The Game is based on Robert Kirkman’s award winning comic book series: The Walking Dead. Gamers get to experience the true horror of the zombie apocalypse, featuring artwork by the original comic books. Play as Lee Everett, a convicted criminal, who has been given a second chance at life in a world devastated by the undead. The corpses return to life and survivors need to maintain their own safety, protecting an orphaned girl named may offer him redemption. Experience a dark, visceral and emotional series where every action and decision can change the story. This game is actually available on consoles, and the experience is arguably even better on mobile, with a pair of headphones. You can download the Walking Dead: The Game from the App Store here.
Originally released for the Xbox 360 in 2010, Limbo is a 2D side-scroller game that ask players to help a boy navigate various dangerous obstacles in search of his sister. Jump over spikes, seesaw broken branches, roll boulders through the landscape, and find your way around deadly traps. There’s a sense of danger at every turn. This is another console quality game that is actually also available on “big box” consoles, as well as on mobile. You can download Limbo from the App Store here.
5. Deus Ex: The Fall
Deus Ex: the Fall is a first-person shooter game developed by Square Enix. Play as Ben Saxon an augmented British ex-SAS who’s looking to find the truth about a global conspiracy threatening his life. Search for the truth in Moscow and in the slums of Panama. Deus Ex: The Fall has visually stunning graphics, and intuitive touch screen controls. You can download Deus Ex: The Fall from the App Store here.
6. Joe Danger
Back in 2010, Hello Games released its first game, Joe Danger, as a title for the PlayStation 3. Play as a stuntman navigating through a series of difficult stages, trying to avoid danger, pulling off stunts, and collecting coins along the way. Tap not the screen to jump, or hold your finder down to duck under obstacles. Collect secrets, unlock new characters, and jump over tanks filled with sharks. You can download Joe Danger from the App Store here.
7. Real Racing 3
Real Racing 3 is one of the popular racing series for Android. From the awesome car models to the way you’ll speed around the tracks, Real Racing 3 offers players a true racing experience. Win races to earn cash so you can upgrade your car or buy new cars. You might think you’d miss a full-fledged racing controller, but this game has very responsive mobile controls. You can download Real Racing 3 from the App Store here.
8. Mirror’s Edge
Mirror’s Edge is an action game developed by Electronic Arts, a company that’s really mastered the art of bringing console quality games to mobile devices. Play as Faith Connors an underground runner who is trying to stop a deadly threat in a “perfect society.” Run up walls, slide down ramps, ride zip lines, and hurdle between rooftops. Avoid obstacles to maintain speed. See how far you can run in Mirror’s Edge. You can download Mirror’s Edge from the App Store here.
9. Street Fighter X Tekken
Similar to the console version, Street Fighter X Tekken is a 2 on 2 fighter game. Each player will choose two warriors and will fight other teams using special moves and tag-team attacks. Hit your opponent with the launcher attack and you will have an opportunity to spin the roulette and get a random power-up. Battle fierce competition from all over the world and become the champion. You can download Street Fighter X Tekken from the App Store here.
Epoch is a third person shooter game developed by Uppercut Games Pty Ltd. Taking place in a post apocalyptic world, players take control of a robot and search for a princess who has been kidnapped. Battle waves of robots, and upgrade yourself using pieces from fallen enemies. Fight in locations across a ravaged city, and gather fragments of the past with logs from different characters, each with their own perspective on the apocalyptic events that destroyed civilization. You can download Epoch from the App Store here.