After months of rumors and speculation. After days of hardware leaks and cases being posted online, Apple finally revealed the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. In a surprising move, Apple revealed the Metal API for game developers to take advantage of in pushing the graphical envelope of their games. However, it’s great to see Tim Cook making big strides into gaming territory, especially since the App Store has some of the best games on mobile devices to date.
Here we have some Best iPhone 6 Plus Game Apps to download if you already bought your iPhone 6 Plus which has a bigger screen.
The best free games for iPhone 6 Plus
If simple, attractive puzzles are your thing, take a look at Watercolors. You have to swipe across various blobs of coloured ‘paint’, moving them around the level and mixing them with other colours where necessary. The idea is to colour all the nodes in the correct colour with the lowest number of ‘brush strokes’ possible.
It’s a relaxing, neatly realised game and there’s very little pressure to spend money on additional level packs – although you may well choose to do so once you’ve completed the free offerings.
FREE | Download Watercolors
2. Two Dots
Two Dots, on the other hand, is a cunning one for encouraging real-money spending, and those with weak self-control should be wary.
Like Watercolors, it asks you to trace lines between coloured dots, but in this case you’re making the linked dots disappear, Bejeweled-style. If you can’t clear the stipulated number of dots within the stated number of moves, you’ll lose a life, and the only way to get these back is to wait… or pay up.
FREE | Read the full Two Dots review | Download Two Dots
Glorious multiplayer fun, this – and the multiplayer part is essential. It’s one of the few iOS games out there that you cannot play on your own.
Each member of the team sees a wonky-looking sci-fi dashboard on their screen, with a variety of read-outs and bizarrely labelled dials, buttons and levers. The screen will tell you to do something – “Set sprocket to 6″, to take a random example. If the sprocket dial is on your screen, all well and good; but most of the time, it’ll be on someone else’s, meaning you need to tell them what to do. In no time at all you’re all shouting nonsense at each other, and the world is a wonderful place.
4. Only One
Talking of nonsense, why not give this slice of retro sword and sorcery a try?
It’s a fantasy brawler, in which you (a sword-wielding maniac) have to defend a clifftop from all-comers, whether similarly armed warriors, archers, fireball-pumping wizards or coloured slimes. Bursting with personality, funny and so addictive that your iPhone screen will soon have a neat little sweat circle where the onscreen joystick appears.
5. Temple Run 2
Temple Run 2 is an auto- or endless runner: your character, a fleeing Indiana Jones-alike, is propelled forwards towards a series of obstacles – fatal drops, spikey boulders, walls – and you have to swipe at the right moment and in the right direction to dodge them. Death is inevitable, as is having ‘just one more go.’
A physics-based puzzler in which you bounce a cute little creature around a level and try to get him to the goal with as few shots as possible. Sort of like crazy golf played in mid-air with a scaly animal instead of a ball. We like this a lot, and the basic game is free. It’s probably worth shelling out for the extra levels, though.
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In this alarmingly addictive puzzle game, you and your oppent take turns to use the letters in a five-by-five grid to build a word, thereby causing the tiles you use to change into your colour. At game end, whichever player has turned more tiles to his or her colour emerges the victor. Serious fun for word game fans.
Here’s a video in which we discuss the iPad version of Letterpress, but the iPhone one’s great too, and almost exactly the same.
8. Bejeweled Blitz
This ultra-moreish puzzle game takes the ‘match three’ mechanic and squashes it into minute-long blasts of dazzling colours and crazy point tallies. It’s astonishingly addictive.
You have to swap coloured jewels within a grid, using simple finger swipes, so that three or more line up; the matched jewels will disappear and more will replace them. The tense gameplay, drip-feed of rewards and social-media integration combine to make a game that will expand to fill any time period available.
9. Tiny Heroes
In this appealing fantasy-themed take on the tower defence game, you take the role of the mad architect who sets out to shred and perforate any would-be adventurer who dares to loot his dungeon’s precious treasures. Waves of cartoonish heroes wander in, then meet a swift end by spinning blade, concealed spike or caged monster. You’ll have to plan for several kinds of heroes, from tough knights to crafty thieves, and balance between planning ahead and spontaneous fire-fighting.
10. New Star Soccer
It’s a testament to the brilliant gameplay that even football haters will get something out of this.
You’re a striker starting out in non-league football and aiming for the big time. On the pitch, you’re tasked with setting up and scoring wonder goals. But the game also deals with non-match activities: training, selecting clothes and kitting out your house in a load of tat.
11. Jetpack Joyride
In this delightful cave flyer, your disgruntled lab-assistant character steals a machine-gun-powered jetpack (don’t ask) and takes flight through the lab’s never-ending string of long, tunnel-like rooms. As you jet or run along, you need to avoid electrified barriers, lasers and missiles while collecting coins. The mix of responsiveness and acceleration is just about perfect, the comical graphics raise it above most offerings in the genre, and the extras – including a superb array of vehicles – make Jetpack Joyride a true standout. Dan Frakes
12. Triple Town
Triple Town is a ‘match three’ game with a look and feel all its own. You’re building a town on a grid filled with bushes and trees. Grouping items into threes makes them transform: three trees become a hut, three huts become a house and so on. There are even enemies (bears), although these are actually rather adorable. They wander about, getting in the way, but if you trap them into a single square they, um, die, turning into grave stones. Inevitably, you can match three of these, making a church.
The whole thing is fresh, addictive and challenging.