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A top 10 list of the best adventure games for iPhone in the App Store.

Best Adventure Games for iPhone

  1. Minecraft: Pocket Edition - Mojang
  2. Minecraft: Pocket Edition - Mojang
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    App Store Link: Minecraft: Pocket Edition - Mojang
    Our latest update includes new gameplay features like llamas, Forest Mansions, Illagers and shulker boxes! Plus, we have incredible skins, textures, and maps from the community in the new Minecraft marketplace, as well as the Skyrim mash-up pack.

    Skin, texture, and mash-up packs from the community! Find out more at minecraft.net/marketplace.

    Explore randomly generated worlds and build amazing things from the simplest of homes to the grandest of castles. Play in creative mode with unlimited resources or mine deep into the world in survival mode, crafting weapons and armor to fend off the dangerous mobs.

    Create, explore and survive alone or with friends on mobile devices or Windows 10.

    Here are links to our privacy policy and terms of use:
    - Privacy policy: https://account.mojang.com/terms#privacy
    - Terms of use: https://account.mojang.com/terms

  3. Duck Life - MoFunZone Inc
  4. Duck Life - MoFunZone Inc
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    App Store Link: Duck Life - MoFunZone Inc
    Raise your duckling into a champion racer!

    Are you ready to play the ultimate duck training game? The award-winning online
    sensation, racking up over 150 million plays internationally is finally in your hands!

    Train your duck in 15 mini-games featuring running, swimming, flying, climbing and
    jumping. Watch proudly as it competes in tournaments against rival ducks, discovering
    exciting worlds and learning new skills. Ultimately, enter your duck in the final race against
    the champion duck, who is quite literally on fire, and be crowned with eternal glory.

    The revamped app version features new and improved races, graphics, music and shop
    accessories. This is the most quacking Duck Life yet!

    KEY FEATURES:
    - Race against other ducks for coins and tickets to the tournaments!
    - 6 different duck worlds featuring new shops and rivals. Grassland, Swamp, Mountains,
    Glacier, City, Volcano
    - Dress your duck in crazy hats and give them awesome hairstyles!
    - Adorable characters
    - Outstanding graphics
    - Captivating music
    - Over 30 races
    - Optimized for Retina display and the iPhone 5

    Jayisgames: “It's the perfect thing to sink your spare time into when you want something
    fun and casual” 4.5/5

  5. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas - Rockstar Games
  6. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas - Rockstar Games
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    App Store Link: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas - Rockstar Games
    ***PLEASE NOTE: This game is officially supported on the following devices only: iPhone 4s, 5, 5s, 5c, 6, 6s, 6 Plus, SE, 7, 7 Plus, iPod Touch 6th Gen, iPad Mini 1, 2, 3 & 4, iPad 2, 3rd Gen, 4th Gen, iPad Air 1 & 2, and iPad Pro.***


    Five years ago, Carl Johnson escaped from the pressures of life in Los Santos, San Andreas, a city tearing itself apart with gang trouble, drugs and corruption. Where filmstars and millionaires do their best to avoid the dealers and gangbangers.

    Now, it’s the early 90’s. Carl’s got to go home. His mother has been murdered, his family has fallen apart and his childhood friends are all heading towards disaster.

    On his return to the neighborhood, a couple of corrupt cops frame him for homicide. CJ is forced on a journey that takes him across the entire state of San Andreas, to save his family and to take control of the streets.

    Rockstar Games brings its biggest release to mobile yet with a vast open-world covering the state of San Andreas and its three major cities – Los Santos, San Fierro and Las Venturas – with enhanced visual fidelity and over 70 hours of gameplay.

    Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas features:
    • Remastered, high-resolution graphics built specifically for mobile including lighting enhancements, an enriched color palette and improved character models.
    • Enhanced for the iPhone 5 series and iPad 4th Gen and above with dynamic detailed shadows and real-time environmental reflections.
    • Physical controller support for all Made for iOS controllers.
    • Cloud save support for playing across all your iOS devices for Rockstar Social Club Members.
    • Dual analog stick controls for full camera and movement control.
    • Three different control schemes and customizable controls with contextual options to display buttons only when you need them.

    Languages Supported: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Russian and Japanese.

    *To listen to your custom playlist, simply create a playlist titled “GTASA”, launch the game, and select the radio station “MIXTAPE”.

    Mobile Version developed by War Drum Studios
    www.wardrumstudios.com

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    www.rockstargames.com

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  7. Terraria - 505 Games (US), Inc.
  8. Terraria - 505 Games (US), Inc.
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    App Store Link: Terraria - 505 Games (US), Inc.
    DIG! FIGHT! EXPLORE! BUILD! Join the community of millions of Terrarians!

    “Terraria so damn engrossing. And it makes those comparisons to Minecraft seem a little half baked.” - Pocket Gamer

    "This is the full version of Terraria, built from the ground up... If you loved it on PC or consoles, you’ll love it here.” - Slide To Play

    “Terraria takes a different approach to a formula proven by Minecraft in perspective, combat, immersive-storytelling and – most importantly – moments of discovery.” - Touch Arcade

    ** iOS 8 and above is required. If you have an iPhone 4S or an iPad 2nd Gen, which both have less than 1GB of memory, you may experience performance issues if you create an Expanded World. **

    In Terraria, every world is unique -- from the floating islands in the sky to the deepest level of The Underworld. Adventure to the ends of the earth, and battle villainous bosses along the way. The world is your canvas and action-packed, sandbox adventures are just a pickaxe swing away!

    - MULTIPLAYER - Local WiFi games support up to 4 players cross-platform on any mobile device!

    - 1360+ CRAFTING RECIPES - weapons, armor, potions, and more!

    - 450+ ENEMIES!

    - 100+ BLOCK TYPES to build anything you can imagine!

    - 30+ PETS!

    - 20+ BOSSES!

    - Over a DOZEN environments to explore!

    - Dynamic water & lava, day/night cycles!

    - Create worlds as large as 4200 x 1200 tiles ("Small" worlds on PC)!

    Every pixel of Terraria has been crafted for the BEST possible mobile experience!

    Follow us on Twitter @Terraria_Logic and @505_Games

    Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TerrariaOfficial and https://www.facebook.com/505Games

    Visit us on the web at www.terraria.org

  9. Monument Valley 2 - ustwo Games Ltd
  10. Monument Valley 2 - ustwo Games Ltd
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    App Store Link: Monument Valley 2 - ustwo Games Ltd
    Guide a mother and her child as they embark on a journey through magical architecture, discovering illusionary pathways and delightful puzzles as you learn the secrets of the Sacred Geometry.

    Sequel to the Apple Game of the Year 2014, Monument Valley 2 presents a brand new adventure set in a beautiful and impossible world.

    Help Ro as she teaches her child about the mysteries of the valley, exploring stunning environments and manipulating architecture to guide them on their way.

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    A STANDALONE ADVENTURE
    A completely new story from the Monument Valley universe. You don’t need to have previously played Monument Valley to enjoy Monument Valley 2.

    INDIVIDUALLY CRAFTED PUZZLES
    Enjoy beautiful levels filled with illusory, meditative puzzles, using brand new interactions to explore the changing dynamics between characters.

    CONTEMPORARY VISUALS
    Artwork inspired by an eclectic mixture of architectural styles, artistic movements and personal influences, each translated into stunning geometric structures.

    BEAUTIFUL AUDIO
    Immerse yourself in uniquely melodic interactive soundscapes, tailored perfectly to every step of Ro and her child’s journey.

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    Monument Valley 2 is only compatible with devices running iOS 9 or later.

  11. Ridiculous Fishing - A Tale of Redemption - Vlambeer
  12. Ridiculous Fishing - A Tale of Redemption - Vlambeer
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    App Store Link: Ridiculous Fishing - A Tale of Redemption - Vlambeer
    A handcrafted game about fishing with guns, chainsaws & toasters.

    Follow Billy as he tries to find redemption from his uncertain past. Chase your destiny on the high seas and embark on a heroic quest for glory and gills.

    * Hours of gameplay across the continents including a never-ending Infinite arcade world.
    * Dozens of unlockables, weapons and items including popular fishing gear like the Most Expensive Hairdryer In The World and A Bowling Ball.
    * Fish that become hats.
    * No IAP - buy the game, play the game. No additional costs, no hidden fees. Even the hats are IAP-free.
    * Fish that become hats.

    Based on Vlambeers popular 2010 original, Ridiculous Fishing was lovingly handcrafted over the course of two years by Vlambeer (Super Crate Box), Zach Gage (TypeShift, Spelltower, Bit Pilot, Unify) and Greg Wohlwend (Threes, Hundreds, Solipskier, Gasketball).

    Winner of the Apple Design Award 2013; Nominated for the 2011 Independent Games Festival Awards; Declared Most Important News Story 2011 by industry magazine Control International; Featured in The New York Times;

    "Ridiculous Fishing is such a complete package that it's an effortless recommendation." ~ Eli Hodapp (TouchArcade) - (5 / 5)

    "Every aspect of the game, from the rewarding upgrade system to the unique graphics, displays an intricate craftsmanship we rarely see on the App Store." ~ Chris Reed (Slide2Play) - (4 / 4)

    "Vlambeer's game is, as its title suggests, ridiculous. In its simple, gleeful rhythms of play, it's sublime, too." ~ EDGE - (9 / 10)

    "One of the most mechanically satisfying experiences you'll ever find, and wrapped in a dazzlingly cool aesthetic." ~ Eli Cymet (Gamezebo) - (5 / 5)

    "It makes the mass destruction of innocent sea life absolutely adorable." ~ Andrew Webster (The Verge)

    "I've come to think of Ridiculous Fishing as the unofficial game of Wes Anderson's movie The Life Aquatic." ~ Rob Hearn (PocketGamer)

    "Ridiculous Fishing is from an alternate iPhone gaming universe where Nintendo is the production quality standard and action is everything." ~ Robert Ashley (A Life Well Wasted)

    "A rare pearl amidst the endless sardines of iOS games." ~ Chris Bateman (International Hobo)

    "I'm hooked up to an IV and playing Ridiculous Fishing. One is medicine, the other is a painkiller." ~ Ben Kuchera (PA Report)

    "Ridiculous Fishing is something very special." ~ exp. Magazine

  13. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City - Rockstar Games
  14. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City - Rockstar Games
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    App Store Link: Grand Theft Auto: Vice City - Rockstar Games
    Welcome back to Vice City. Welcome back to the 1980s.

    From the decade of big hair, excess and pastel suits comes a story of one man's rise to the top of the criminal pile. Vice City, a huge urban sprawl ranging from the beach to the swamps and the glitz to the ghetto, was one of the most varied, complete and alive digital cities ever created. Combining open-world gameplay with a character driven narrative, you arrive in a town brimming with delights and degradation and given the opportunity to take it over as you choose.

    To celebrate its 10 year anniversary, Rockstar Games brings Grand Theft Auto: Vice City to mobile devices with high-resolution graphics, updated controls and a host of new features including:

    • Beautifully updated graphics, character models and lighting effects
    • New, precisely tailored firing and targeting options
    • Custom controls with a fully customizable layout
    • iCloud save game support
    • Massive campaign with countless hours of gameplay
    • Support for Retina display devices
    • Custom iTunes Playlist*

    *To listen to your custom playlist, simply create a playlist titled “VICECITY”, launch the game, and select the radio station “Tape Deck”

    Universal App:
    Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is supported on iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, all iPad models and 4th and 5th generation iPod Touch.

    For optimal performance, we recommend re-booting your device after downloading and closing other applications when playing Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.

    Languages Supported: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Korean, Russian, and Japanese.

    Mobile Version developed by War Drum Studios
    www.wardrumstudios.com

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  15. Monument Valley - ustwo Games Ltd
  16. Monument Valley - ustwo Games Ltd
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    App Store Link: Monument Valley - ustwo Games Ltd
    ** Apple Game of the Year 2014 **
    ** Winner of Apple Design Award 2014 **

    In Monument Valley you will manipulate impossible architecture and guide a silent princess through a stunningly beautiful world.

    Monument Valley is a surreal exploration through fantastical architecture and impossible geometry. Guide the silent princess Ida through mysterious monuments, uncovering hidden paths, unfolding optical illusions and outsmarting the enigmatic Crow People.

    Ida's Dream now available.

    Forgotten Shores: Eight new chapters of adventure and illusion available now as a separate purchase.

    Buy or download Monument Valley now and you’ll also get our fully animated iMessage sticker pack, including 5 stickers exclusive to players! Only available on iOS10 and above.

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    "This might be the most beautiful iPad game of 2014" - Wired

    "Brilliant design... stayed with me like a dream I didn't want to forget" 9/10 - Polygon

    "The most sublime hour my iPad has ever given me... and the value of such a thing is incalculable" - Kotaku

    "Monument Valley stuns with its serenity... each screen is a work of art" - Huffington Post

    "Almost impossibly gorgeous... a feast for your senses" 5/5 - Touch Arcade

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    BEAUTIFUL

    Inspired by minimalist 3D design, optical illusions and palaces and temples from around the world, every monument is a unique, hand-crafted world to explore.

    EASY TO USE

    Twist and drag to reshape the world and help Ida to explore. Designed to be easy for everyone to pick up, enjoy and complete.

    SOUND

    Audio reacts to your manipulation of the world to provide a surreal and beautiful soundscape. Best experienced with headphones.

    iCloud

    Synchronize your game across all your devices.

    ** Monument Valley is designed for iPhone 4 and above. It is NOT compatible with iPod Touch 4th Generation.

  17. Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies - Activision Publishing, Inc.
  18. Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies - Activision Publishing, Inc.
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    App Store Link: Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies - Activision Publishing, Inc.
    The Call of Duty®: Zombies phenomenon has risen back to life.

    Adapted from the best-selling console hit and built specifically for tablets and smartphones, Call of Duty®: Black Ops Zombies delivers maps and weapons never before seen on mobile, and 50 levels of "Dead-Ops Arcade," a 50-level zombie gauntlet that provides the ultimate undead challenge for fans of Call of Duty’s signature zombie warfare.

    Play solo or join a team of up to 4 players as you mow down hordes of zombies with Call of Duty’s all-new interface, now featuring Voice Chat for the first time ever.

    And don’t just take our word for it; here is what critics think of the game:

    - "Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies is a must-have for any Call of Duty fan and for everyday gamers alike." – Mashable.com
    - "...after spending some time with COD: Black Ops Zombies, we think this could possibly be the best game we’ve seen yet on the Apple tablet." – Into Mobile
    - "As far as the whole package is concerned, I adore the Dead Ops Arcade mode and feel it adds significant value to the $6.99 price tag" – Destructoid
    - "Dead Ops…a perfect fit for the mobile platform." – G4 TV online
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    What's New in Version 1.3.2
    o Multiplayer connection improvements
    o Bug fixes

    Finally, a variety of optimizations and fixes have also been incorporated into this update to give players the best mobile Zombie experience yet.
    For tips, tricks, and troubleshooting, be sure to check out the Black Ops Zombies Field Manual at www.callofduty.com/blackops/faq/ioszombies

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    The game has been optimized for 3rd-generation devices and higher, providing unparalleled graphics and performance. As an iOS Universal App, the game operates the same whether played on iPhone, iPod, or iPad, meaning a zombie’s brain will splatter just as vividly on your iPhone 4 Retina Display as on your iPad 2. The game also supports Game Center leaderboards so you can compete with your friends.
    Need more undead? Download Call of Duty: Zombies, the original mobile zombie warfare experience available on both iPhone and iPad. And don’t forget to download the Call of Duty: ELITE Mobile App for an inside-edge on your console Call of Duty Multiplayer experience.

  19. Scribblenauts Unlimited - Warner Bros.
  20. Scribblenauts Unlimited - Warner Bros.
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    App Store Link: Scribblenauts Unlimited - Warner Bros.
    The award-winning, best-selling puzzle game franchise Scribblenauts is back!  Imagine Anything.  Explore Everything.

    Welcome to an adventure into a wide-open world, where the most powerful tool is still your imagination. Help Maxwell solve robust puzzles across dozens of seamless, free-roaming levels by summoning any object you can think of. Or you can apply adjectives to existing objects and magically transform their properties! Then learn the back-story about Maxwell's parents, 41 siblings (including his twin sister Lily), and how he got his magical notepad.
     
    Features
    • All-New Unbound World: Explore an open universe with unlimited hours of fun using every level as your playground.
    • Object Library: Store previously summoned objects and your own creations in Maxwell's Magic Backpack for easy access and future use.
    • Mobile optimized controls: Pinch-to-zoom and two-finger pan around enormous playgrounds.  Interact and modify any object on screen.
    • Exclusive, new characters: Enjoy a time mashup with Hipster Lincoln or Robo-Einstein, become a Corporate Werewolf, or rule from above as Queen of the Skies!