Minecraft – Pocket Edition
Genre: Adventure, Brain training
At number one, can you believe it? I can’t believe Minecraft is still the top paid game on your iPhone. I have played Minecraft as a high schooler, years ago, yet it still haunts the tops lists everywhere. Minecraft is an open-world, voxel game where you can build, craft, fight monsters, explore, craft potions and more. There is a lot to do in this game and it’s currently being actively updated so I do understand why it sits high.
Bloons TD 6
Publisher: Ninja Kiwi
Genre: Tower defence
Bloons TD 6 is an amazing tower defense game, which is why it’s sat at the top of the paid list for quite some time. You are able to create towers, upgrade them, unlock heroes, change your abilities and so much more – providing a lot of strategy and fun to be had within this game! Bloons TD 6 also boosts over 49 original maps – with 3D objects that can block your line of site, so you’ll need to be aware and crafty to stay on top. Unlike free to play tower defense games, you won’t find a load of in-app purchases in this one!
Developer: Ndemic Creations
Genre: Simulation, Strategy
This is very topical giving the, uh, current climate of the world. You can basically create a virus, and once enough people have been infected, you can mutate the virus to get it to new areas, undetected, as you continue to kill all of the humans in the world. The game continues to get updates, adding new ways to play and new features, which is why it has been able to keep the third place on the top paying iPhone games list!
Geometry Dash is a simple, one button, rhythm-based action platformer that just ticks all of the boxes when it comes to a fun little platformer. There are a lot of challenges, so many dangers, jumping has to be done often, and more. You can also build your own levels using an level editor – sharing what you create – which continues to add new content despite the game not having more official levels added for a while.
Publisher: Warner Bros. Games
Genre: Puzzle, Word game
You can tell it’s summer vacation for most of the world, as Heads Up! is back on the charts. This is a mobile game that you can play in group, with your family, where one person holds the phone to their head and the rest need to try and explain what the words is on their head, while not saying that specific word. It’s a really fun party game.
Football Manager 2021 Mobile
Genre: Simulation, Sports
Football and sports fans will be happy to hear that a game for them has made it onto the top ten list. This football manager game is the current one, aimed at 2021, where you can draft teams, pick out their strategies, pump them up with pep talks, and then let them free to see how they fare in the games themselves. This game is being updated often, refreshing systems, adding in more players and balancing, which keeps the game going smoothly.
Genre: Card/board game, Multiplayer
Monopoly is another surprise to me, as nobody I know likes the board game, however it brings a bit of nostalgia to your phone – and you can play with all the pieces instead of losing some in the back of your cabinet. Monopoly has several different boards, characters, skins and more adding to the game and making it more fun – as well as different rule varieties, which cannot be argued as they are in the app and not being dictated by your dumb cousin.
My Child Lebensborn
My Child Lebensborn is a narrative game set just after the World War 2 era, where you will be helping a child try and understand their past while dealing with their future. There are a lot of influences on the child themselves, how they act, their feelings, and how they interact with the world, all dependent on how you help them.
Pocket Build is a new addition to this top 10 list! This game is an open world, sandbox game where you can build any type of world you’d like, from castles to cities to little towns – you can use some of the hundreds of buildings to build instantly, creating your own little world, then filling it with animals and people to see how they interact with the world that you have created. There is a lot of freedom in Pocket Build and with this freedom comes so many possibilities.
Earn to Die 2
Developer: Not Doppler
Genre: Action, Racing
Earn to Die 2 is a zombie apocalyptic game where you need to fight and drive your way through the city, hitting hordes of zombies as you go. There is a longer story mode then the previous game, as well as lots of different updates when it comes to the way you can go through the levels, the amount of upgrades there are, and how destructible the vehicles you are driving are. What better way to get rid of zombies then driving straight through them.