No matter what genre players prefer, there’s a free app in the App Store that will hit the spot. And with so many fantastic free games just waiting to be played, why would players confine themselves to one genre anyway? Variety is the spice of life, and it’s also a great way to spice up an iPhone’s game folder. Check out this list of the very best of the best free iPhone games to find one that’s just right—or try them all out.
Fruit Ninja Lite
Fruit Ninja Lite gives players a chance to test their speed and concentration in a very unusual dojo. This casual but addictive game has the ninja trainee slashing fresh fruits in mid-air. As the lite version of a paid app, Fruit Ninja Lite’s features are limited. But there’s something ever so satisfying about slicing a flying ripe watermelon in half before it hits the ground, and players will be kicking themselves if they pass this fun little free game up.
Not all free games are just limited previews, though. Thankfully, some developers have gone all out on their free offerings, and Goal Battle is an excellent iPhone soccer game. Tight focus, fantastic 3D animation, and gorgeous game play complement Goal Battle’s central attraction: online multiplayer mode. Players pit their personalized characters against other online players, in a one-on-one goal-kick scoring battle to prove who has what it takes. It’s a game artfully designed to unlease every player’s competitive side. Leaderboards track whose scoring abilities are ruling the field, but these are secondary to the heady rush of competing against another player in real time, goal for goal. Watching one’s opponents progress makes perfecting goal kicking skills that much more enjoyable. And to really make an impression, players customize their characters to best express themselves or their team spirit.
Looking for a complete change of pace? My Pet Cuby is a virtual pet that goes about his adorable day in players’ iPhones. It’s a lot like other virtual pet game options—players keep Cuby’s happiness meter up with pets on the head, games of ball, and of course, by giving him his favorite delicious snacks. But Cuby has a few tricks that are all his own, too. Players are rewarded for keeping their little pal happy when Cuby demonstrates delightful tricks. He can sing and play guitar, and horse around with a paper airplane. And keeping Cuby 100% happy means in-game rewards, like new outfits and environments for the little guy.
This is only a small selection of the free games available in the App Store. Players can round out their game selection with RPGs, first-person shooters, farming simulations, and practically any other type of game they can think of. Three of the best are profiled here, but don’t stop there! Players should get the most from their iPhone gaming experience not by finding the perfect game, but by finding five… or ten… or twenty games that they can’t put down!
Check out these games and tell us what you think about them?