First-time iPhone 4 user – games you should definitely play

First-time iPhone 4 user – games you should definitely play
The launch of the Verizon iPhone 4 means a first encounter with Apple's iOS ecosystem for many of Big Red's users. That makes now one of the best times for a quick iPhone 101 class on games and 101 for iPhone games should really be taken literally.

We will only limit ourselves to a dozen games and let you discover the pleasure of finding 101 fun games in the App Store (there certainly are even more quality titles out there). So let's get down to business and see what is all the buzz around iPhone games and which ones you should pick without getting lost in the depths of the App Store.

Our first picks are in the action section:

1. Infinity Blade – one of the best grossing apps ever, Infinity Blade was the first ever to use the Unreal Engine 3 on iOS and looks simply stunning. The graphic beauty is just the background for some epic fights in Final Fantasy style. A pass to all this will cost you $5.99.

2. Rage HD – before the launch of Infinity Blade, Rage HD was one of the best looking games for iOS and even now its graphics are breath-taking. Added Game Center and gyro support makes the experience all the more immersive.

3. Dungeon Defenders: First Wave – the Unreal Engine-powered graphics of this RPG with strategic elements has one of the most promising looks. Multiplayer with up to 3 people should be even more fun, so check it out.

Adding adrenaline, however, could be done in more peaceful ways. Take a look at our racing and sports games selection:

1. Madden NFL 11 – the Packers vs Steelers XLV edition of the Super Bowl is over and we all know how the rivalry ended. In Madden NFL you can take over the game with authentic teams and decide who wins yourself.

2. Real Racing 2 – with the latest 1.02 update, Real Racing 2 gets even more extensive career mode. Add multiplayer updates, great graphics and a price cut to $4.99 for a must-have racer.

3. Asphalt 6: Adrenaline – chances are if you have had a smartphone, you have played Asphalt 6. No wonder why, the beautiful 3D graphics and latest cars look excellent.

When you are done pumping your adrenaline up and feel the need for some quiet contemplation and logical thinking, you might want to check out:

1. Rolando – a signature game for the iPhone, Rolando is a must-have for the newbie gamer in iOS world. Over 50 levels and unmatched fun with physics, makes this game close to being the Super Mario of iPhones for $2.99.

2. Angry Birds Seasons – Rovio's game has become so popular that even rumors about a movie surfaced. You'll get it anyway, but let us mention that the Seasons edition got updated with some Valentine's Day levels. All for $.99.

3. Osmos - “part physics-based eat-'em-up, part ambient, cosmic simulator, and part Darwinistic game of survival.” It'с certainly one of the most addictive iPhone games we have played and the awesome electronic soundtrack makes you feel in outer space.

4. Cut The Rope – if feeding frogs with candy has never tickled your mind, you haven't played Cut The Rope. The puzzler has excellent graphics and accurate physics for a great casual game for pretty much everybody.

5. Plants vs Zombies – 49 zombie-killing plants will protect from the invasion of zombies. As long as there are zombies people will download it, so why don't you try it yourself.

6. Rock Band – our last pick is not that quiet, but nevertheless very addictive. Check out what all the kids are doing at the local mall playing fake guitars and what's all the fun. To enter the Rock Band world you'll need $4.99.

Related phones

iPhone 4 Verizon
  • Display 3.5" 640 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Apple A4, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1420 mAh(7.00h talk time)



1. benjamincrozat unregistered

It's Real Racing 2 not Real Racer guys.

2. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

That's what I was going to say. ING Not ER. Definitely the best racer. Also for first person shooter fans, battlefield bad company 2 is good, archetype is too, but the bet offerings are call of duty zombies-which is the zombie mode from world at war complete with maps and multiplayer, and the king of iPhone shooters N.O.V.A. And N.O.V.A. 2. Great graphics great gameplay. Total halo rip off but it's a good thing. Oh and modern combat 2. A modern warfare rip but a good one.

3. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 2009

i'd play tap tap revenge over rockband any day. Maybe I'm a little biased towards hip hop music but regardless the music, tap tap is much more user friendly. Thats one app I definitely miss switching to android. Many don't know but there is a rockband app preloaded on the mytouch 4g and maybe theres a difference between the rockband app on the iphone as apposed to the one found on andoid but (IMO) tap tap serves better than both. Besides, tap tap is free and Rockband is 4.99... not worth it imo

5. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

i agree with you 100%. and don't worry my friend, Tap Tap is coming to Android in the Spring.

9. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Dance Dance Revolution on iPhone kills Tap Tap and Rock Band

10. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

if you say so, i've never tried it.

4. DJLegacy2k5

Posts: 212; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

How much money do the DEVS and Apple pay for these articles?

8. shimmyx20

Posts: 280; Member since: Mar 03, 2009

Nothing. But the people who write these articles are concerned about page views. They know writing articles like this will get people like you to click on them. :)

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