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The best iPhone games represent some of the most incredible mobile titles just waiting to be played. Whether you are into puzzles, RPG, or action games, iPhone has every genre imaginable available to it. If there's a game you want to play, chances are its already there. We've listed some of the best iPhone games the platform has to offer below, so why not check them out when you've got some time to spare? 

Don't forget to check out our ranking of the best Apple Arcade games, as well, if you're a subscriber to Apple's gaming service. Might we also suggest some of the best relaxing mobile games for just unwinding with too?

50. Angry Birds Journey

Angry Birds Journey

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Genre: Adventure / Puzzle
Price: Free with in-game purchases

We've got a new entry to the Angry Birds series, and it's great fun. We're travelling around the world with our favorite flock of birds searching for Egg Wonders (egg-shaped artefacts) in a race against time before the Piggies get their hands on them. There are tons of rewards to be unlocked at each level. This is the perfect casual game to play whenever you have a free moment or feel like testing your brain with some puzzles.  

49. Stumble Guys

The Stumble Guys, a Fall Guys knock-off for iPhone

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Genre: Casual
Price: Free with in-game purchases

If you’ve always wanted to play Fall Guys but don’t have a console or PC to join in on the fun, I bring you Stumble Guys. Heavily inspired by the Fall Guys, Stumble Guys follows the same battle royal formula with fun obstacle courses. Weeding out those who don’t make the cut with one “guy” becoming the champion. This game is fun, silly, and always a laugh with some friends. 

48. Alien Isolation 

Alien: Isolation

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Genre: Survival horror
Price: £12.99/$14.99

The incredible console and PC game is finally available on iPhone, and it's excellent! Based on the Alien film franchise, Isolation looks incredible on iOS, keeping the same tense atmosphere as you roam around your ship. The slightest sound or movement has you sporadically shooting or running for your life from the Alien roaming the ship for anything to devour. This game plays and feels very similar to the console and PC versions, so this could be worth your time if you've never played it before. 

47. Marvel Future Revolution

Marvel Future Revolution

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Genre: Action-adventure
Price: Free with in-game purchases

This visually stunning action-adventure game is the closest we've come yet to getting a fully fledged Avengers game on mobile platforms. It's a testament to how far the platform has come over the past few years, quickly catching up to something like the Switch. While it lacks controller options right now, it's still a lot of fun to play through a third-person, story-driven Marvel mash-up with many of the heroes that have hit the big screen over the past 15 years.

46. League of Legends: Wild Rift

League of Legends: Wild Rift

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Genre: MOBA
Price: free with in-game purchases

Wild Rift is a remarkable achievement in that it takes one of the world's most popular games and gets it to work on mobile. This is a spinoff, technically, but so much of it looks and feels like the real thing, including a huge and ever-growing roster, that diehard fans and newcomers alike (I am a newcomer myself!) should have no trouble getting the hang of this MOBA thanks to great mobile controls and a very welcoming tutorial. 

45. Adorable Homes

Genre: Simulation
Price: Free with in-game purchases

Cosy games are perfect when the weather dips, and Adorable Homes is a cosy as it gets. This Home Simulator has you moving into a new suburban home with your partner and cat. You build points via your "Love Meter" by doing chores and helping out your loved ones. These points can be used to unlock new areas of the house and buy new furniture and decorations for the house. 

44. The Arcana: A Mystic Romance 

A red-haired woman in The Arcana: A Mystic Romance

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Genre: Dating sim
Price: Free (with in-app purchases)

Based on Otome dating sims, Arcana whisks you away to a mystical tarot world, where you use your gift for the magical arts to romance your favorite characters. There are 22 major Arcana cards, giving you 22 episodes to dive into. Make choices, fall in love and uncover a murder mystery. 

43. Crash Bandicoot: On the Run 

The Crash Bandicoot: On The Run iPhone game key art

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Genre: Adventure
Price: Free with in-game purchases

Crash Bandicoot is a game that never gets old, from playing it on the PS1 as a kid to enjoying the latest console installment last year. This game will always have me excited. On the Run explains the game perfectly. It's an endless runner with Crash, Coco and Aku Aku, running through different levels to save the multiverse from Dr Cortex. This game incorporates the controls from the console game, Crash's spinning attack, and the jump slides. Unlock cool skins, upgrade the bandicoot base, and even a multiplayer option; there's endless fun to be had.  

42. Delicious World – Cooking Game

Genre: Family
Price: Free with in-app purchases

Cooking and Romance, what's not to love? You play as Emily, an aspiring chef as she travels the world working in different restaurants and cafes. This cooking sim is a lot of fun; you get to virtually cook at create tons of different dishes, meet new customers, challenge rivals and even start some romantic endeavours. Each chapter has you working in a new environment, serving unique dishes to customers and levelling up your utensils and appliances. 

41. Last Fortress

An underground settlement in Last Fortress

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Genre: Strategy
Price: Free (with in-app purchases)

Everyone thought about how they would survive a zombie apocalypse, right? Well, this game puts your theory to the test. You are the leader of a group of survivors. You take refuge in a shoddy house, and it's up to you to build your fortress to fight yourself off from the undead. The game takes strategy games to the next level, making you make tough choices from resources to necessities. Assemble a team, from doctors, chefs, and scientists, anyone you think would be an asset to this fight. 

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Ugbad Elmi

GamesRadar freelance writer with a MA in Digital Media from Goldsmiths. I love video games that immerse me in different worlds, and a fast paced FPS that keeps me on my toes. I edit videos and stream in my spare time. My favorite games are The Last of Us 2, Apex Legends & Red Dead Redemption 2. 

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