Quarterly Report: The 25 Best iPhone/iPad Games

  • Publish Date: March 31, 2018
  • Comments: ↓ 10 user comments

Our "Quarterly Reports" provide a handy list of the 25 best games for each platform, both for the current year so far and for all time. There's a separate report for each platform, and they will be updated again during the first week in July.

Best-reviewed iOS games of 2018

Games released during the last three months (if any) are marked with a NEW symbol.

  Game Buy It Metascore
1 Box Alto's Odyssey NEW App Store 88
This long-delayed snowboarding game is a sequel to 2015's Alto's Adventure.
2Antihero - Digital Board Game NEWApp Store88
3The Room: Old Sins NEWApp Store86
4PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Mobile NEWApp Store82
5Florence NEWApp Store81
6Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition NEWApp Store79
7JYDGE NEWApp Store78
8The Sims Mobile NEWApp Store74

Includes games released between January 1, 2018 and March 31, 2018 with at least seven reviews in our database. Note that games are ranked by Metascore prior to rounding. The Metascore is a weighted average of critic reviews on a scale of 0 (bad) to 100 (good). All scores are from March 31, 2018.

Best-reviewed iOS games of all time

Games released during the last three months (if any) are marked with a NEW symbol.

  Game Buy It Metascore
1World of Goo HD (2010) App Store96
2Super QuickHook (2010) App Store96
3VVVVVV (2014) App Store95
4Super Stickman Golf 3 (2016) App Store95
5iBlast Moki (2009) App Store94
6N.O.V.A. - Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance (2009) App Store94
7Anomaly: Warzone Earth (2011) App Store94
8Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions (2015) App Store94
9Real Racing 2 (2010) App Store94
10Bastion (2012) App Store94
11Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor (2009) App Store93
12Carcassonne (2010) App Store93
13Crashlands (2016) App Store93
14Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft (2014) App Store93
15Cut the Rope (2010) App Store93
16Punch Quest (2012) App Store93
17Sonic CD (2011) App Store93
18The Executive (2015) App Store93
19A Good Snowman Is Hard To Build (2015) App Store93
20Plants vs. Zombies (2010) App Store92
21XCOM: Enemy Within (2014) App Store92
22Papers, Please (2014) App Store92
23Beat Sneak Bandit (2012) App Store92
Threes! (2014) App Store92
25Papa Sangre II (2013) App Store92

Games with fewer than 7 reviews are not eligible for inclusion.

For a complete list of all iOS high (and low) scores, visit Metacritic's iOS Games section.

Comments (10)

  • happypuppy  

    Crazy Shape is now gaining momentum)

  • Soham  

    Thanks for the list. I like another game. Blokken is a cool and insanely addictive game to tickle your brain. Get hours of fun by playing this awesome block puzzle game, you will fall in love with it, moment you start playing it.
    In this game you need to position maximum blokkes in order to have a higher score. It gets harder and harder as you play.

    This game has an educational side because it helps your kids to developer their cognitive abilities.

    You can download it at: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id997903486

    If you like the game, please, leave a "Like" in facebook page: https://facebook.com/BlokkeTheGame

  • irresolute  

    Where is "The Room" series? it should be here

  • DimitriosT  

    One of my favorite apps today is Coinnect for the iOS. An addictively fun matching game I can't stop playing. I love to share the fun with others so here is a link to the app.
    https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=1012750638&mt=8

  • geniece  

    i love this list
    greatttttttttttttttttt
    http://elkhbar.net/

  • rockballad  

    Don't see my new favorite Cove Fish iOS game...

  • atmaja  

    Tofu Heroes is a great one for 2016 as well! Brilliant rendition of a match-3 game.

  • atmaja  

    Tofu Heroes is a great one for 2016 as well! Brilliant rendition of a match-3 game.

  • faizanali  

    Love the list. But I'm curious why Metacritic doesn't do one for Android. It's almost as if Android isnt even recognised as a vide games platform.

  • MichelTurk  

    There’s this awesome app called GrabPoints. In a nutshell they pay you for trying out new apps and answering a couple of surveys. I love using it because they are always active on social media giving out points and the rewards are always fair. Like just for signing up you already get $1 then if you use a friend’s invite code you get 500 PTS and easy AND your friend gets points in return too! See even simply inviting people earns you money. If you ever happen to try GRABPOINTS please use my invite code: S6FMAC Hope this helps!

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