De beste iPhone en iPad spelletjes 2015

The best iPhone and iPad games of 2015


Powered by artikel getiteld “The best iPhone and iPad games of 2015” werd geschreven door Stuart Dredge, voor op donderdag 24 december 2015 08.00 GMT

iOS gamers were truly spoiled for choice in 2015, with at least two or three excellent new games released every week. Independent developers were fizzing with ideas, even if they often struggled to make their fortune from them.

Narrowing down a huge longlist to reach the 25 games featured here involved squeezing out some impressive titles, from Skylanders Superchargers and Real Boxing 2 to Attack The Light, Letterpad and You Must Build a Boat.

Here is the final 25: the Guardian’s pick of 2015 in iOS gaming. En, ja, there is a separate Android games roundup that you can find here.

25. PewDiePie: Legend of the Brofist

Een spel gebaseerd op een van 's werelds meest populaire YouTubers lijkt een recept voor een cash-in, maar dit was allesbehalve. Legend of the Brofist is een goed gemaakte platformer met veel weten verwijzingen naar de gaming geschiedenis. Het maakt je ook een beroep doen op je vaardigheden in plaats van uw portemonnee (voor in-app-aankopen) vooruitgaan.

24. Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes

Elke maand in 2015 leek een nieuwe Star Wars mobiele spel brengen, allemaal goed. Dit is degene die de meeste fans zullen genieten: een goed ontworpen actiegame met een nadruk op het verzamelen van personages uit de verschillende tijdperken van de Star Wars, and then forming them into teams to battle it out in the universe.

23. Dark Echo

We’ve seen audio-only games such as Papa Sangre on iOS before, maar dit verschilt, het gebruik van "gevisualiseerd sound" om zijn omgeving te tonen op basis van de geluiden die je maakt. Met uitzondering van die geluiden ook het aantrekken … goed, we zullen niet bederven. Maar dit is niet een spel dat je zult willen laat alleen te spelen 's nachts - het laat je springen uit uw luie stoel.

22. SPL-T

“We know. It doesn’t look like much. But we promise that it’s a very good puzzle game,” said developer Simogo – of Year Walk and Device 6 fame – and they were right. SPL-T seems very simple: you tap on the screen to divide it into halves (and then halves again, enz). But as you start developing your strategy, it sucks you in.

21. AirAttack 2

If you love a good shoot-‘em-up with bullets streaking everywhere, you’ll love AirAttack 2. Its second world war theme sees you flying through 22 levels shooting and bombing enemy forces, and while the spectacular graphics are the game’s main selling point, its gameplay is reassuringly challenging for fans of the genre.

AirAttack 2
AirAttack 2 Foto: PR

20. Spin: Rite van de Gehuld Maan

Het vervolg op 2009's (nog steeds de moeite waard) Spin: Het geheim van Bryce Manor, dit is meer acht-legged puzzels op te lossen, als je een verlaten landhuis verkennen vangen insecten en het blootleggen van een bovennatuurlijk verhaal. Een deel van een trend (samen met games als Snoei en Beneath the Lighthouse) voor minder hectische brain-stretching.

19. Onder de Vuurtoren

Het is een heel ander spel, maar als je hield Monument Valley in 2014, dan Beneath The Lighthouse misschien uw volgende fix. Het is een puzzel game die zich afspeelt onder een vuurtoren, waar je moet mechanische wielen wenden tot manier waarop je de jonge held te vinden om zijn verloren grootvader. Het is helder en kleurrijk, en test uw lateraal denken vaardigheden.

18. Downwell

Downwell looks like a Spectrum game, and plays quite like one too – complete with on-screen buttons to control its action. Yet the game has won plenty of people over to its charms, as you plunge down a well looking for treasure. The depth (pun partly intended) comes from the weapons and power-ups that you collect along the way.

17. Stick Cricket 2

Zoveel een ritme-actie spel als een sport-sim, Stick Cricket 2 heeft u hoicking fours en zessen tegen een reeks van tegenstanders, met perfect uitgeklede controles en zijdezachte animaties. The best cricket game on iOS, but its mechanics should make it appeal to more casual fans as well as cricketing buffs.

16. Fallout Shelter

Eind 2015, Fallout fans were playing Fallout 4 on their consoles. But until its release, mobile game Fallout Shelter was their fill-in fix – but also a top-notch game in its own right. The game sees you running a post-apocalyptic shelter underground, like a radiation-dodging The Sims.

Fallout Shelter
Fallout Shelter

15. The Room Three

Both previous The Room games remain excellent touchscreen puzzle games, and the third in the series was just as good. Like its predecessors, it focused on physical puzzles, as you spin, tap and zoom in on various artifacts to figure out their secrets. The perfect showcase for recent iOS devices’ visual grunt, but a great game too.

14. This War of Mine

Another game that will give your emotions a good going-over, this is a war game played from the perspective of civilians in a city under siege. You’ll split your time between building your hideout and foraging in the dangerous city streets, with some very hard decisions to be made about the people under your protection.

13. Shooty Skies

Otherwise known as one of the things the Crossy Road developers did next: besides reinventing Pac-Man, they made this rapidfire shoot-‘em-up. It uses similar dynamics to Crossy Road: you’ll die regularly, but will unlock new characters as you progress. Plenty of charm, and refreshingly unaggressive with its in-app purchases.

12. Don’t Starve: Pocket editie

One of the hardest games in this list – in its early stages anyway – but one well worth persevering with. Don’t Starve sees you abandoned in a wilderness, having to find food, set up camp and avoid being scoffed by wild animals. An inventive and unsettling twist on the exploration-and-crafting genre.

11. Minecraft: Verhaal modus

Minecraft maker Mojang’s decision to team up with developer Telltale Games for a narrative adventure could have been a mistake, but instead it was a triumphant success. A game set in another game’s world may sound a bit meta, but the characters, voice acting and fan-focused references made this a treat.

Minecraft: Verhaal modus
Minecraft: Verhaal modus

10. Rayman Adventures

Vintage console franchise Rayman has become one of the most trustworthy mobile gaming brands too, with a series of marvellous touchscreen titles. Rayman Adventures didn’t break the streak, even with its freemium structure: colourfully-cartoonish platform action with controls that never frustrate.

9. Alto’s Adventure

We’ve seen snowboarding and skiing games before on iOS, but never one as lovely-looking as Alto’s Adventure. Its zoomed-out camera puts the focus as much on the carefully-crafted backgrounds as on your snowboarder, with physics that feel just right as you zip (and jump) across the undulating landscapes.

8. Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

The original PC and console version of this has won dozens of awards, and deservedly so. It puts you through the wringer with its tale of a pair of brothers trying to save their father’s life. Clever controls and lush visuals will draw you in, but it’s the story that will keep you playing.

7. Vijf nachten in Freddy's 4

The Five Nights at Freddy’s series has built a devoted fanbase, and this final game didn’t disappoint them. Alweer, you’re doing battle with genuinely-creepy animatronic enemies, except this time round the action has shifted to your own home. The best game yet in mobile’s premier survival-horror series.

6. Alphabear: Word Puzzle Game

Nearly four years after its launch, Triple Town remains one of the best mobile puzzlers. In 2015, its developer made an equally-addictive word game, Alphabear, which sees you spelling words from Scrabble-like tiles to earn points – and build cartoon bears. The perfect dip-in dip-out mobile game.


5. Lara Croft Go

It might star a famous game face, but this was no lacklustre spinoff. Lara Croft Go – like Hitman Go before it – is a familiar brand applied to a rock-solid puzzle-adventure engine. Lara Croft Go puts the focus squarely on your mental ingenuity, with six chapters of perfectly-formed visuals to explore.

4. Evoland

A wonderful idea for anyone who’s ever loved the roleplaying game (RPG) genre. Evoland starts as a top-down, monochrome adventure but gradually works its way through the genre’s history, ending up with whizzy real-time 3D battling. A gimmick? Thankfully it was backed up by an absorbing game.

3. Football Manager Touch 2016

There have been excellent mobile versions of Football Manager for several years now, maar 2015 saw the gap between tablets and the desktop versions of the management sim narrow even further. Not least because of the cloud-save option to play your saved game on either.

2. Prune

Is this a game, or a gardening-themed meditation app? Hoe dan ook, it was one of the best things to play on iOS this year. Described by its developer as “a love letter to trees”, it sees you nurturing yours with gentle touchscreen swipes. The game looks and sounds beautiful: the antidote to your mobile-inbox stress.

1. Her Story

Her Story
Her Story

An engrossing game that allows you to play detective, going over footage of police interviews with a woman whose husband has gone missing, sniffing out clues as you search the database, and get deeper and deeper into, ja, her story. Great enough to dispel decades of memories of awful “interactive video” games.

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