The Most Popular iPhone And iPad Games Right Now
Every week, some of the most popular apps shoot their way up the App Store charts, either because of their free-to-play nature or the way they can hook someone with a unique approach to gameplay. It also never hurts to have a good sale, or even a giveaway, for that matter.
With this in mind, here are some of the most popular iPhone and iPad games.
Infinity Blade 2 (Chair Entertainment, free)
With Infinity Blade 3 currently available for purchase, what would make Infinity Blade II a more popular download? Simple - Chair Entertainment is giving it away for free. Although this is only for a limited time, new iPhone and iPad users can download this hit and swipe away to their heart's content, all without paying the $4.99 entry fee.
Download Infinity Blade 2: iPad & iPhone
Clash of Clans (Supercell, free)
One of the most popular free-to-play games on the App Store right now, Clash of Clans is beyond addictive. In this combat strategy game, you'll build your ultimate home base while beefing up your army and setting out to conquer other areas, defeating your friends and gaining some cool bonuses as a result. Sure, there are some microtransactions that make the game sweeter, but the bulk of the game won't cost you a cent - and that's a sweet deal for a battle like this.
Download Clash of Clans: iPad & iPhone
TwoDots (Betaworks One, free)
TwoDots may look like a simple game, but don't be fooled. It's a fun puzzler where you try to connect as many dots as you can on an enclosed grid in order to meet the criteria needed for each level. It starts out easy enough, but soon becomes difficult. Thankfully, some extra lives and power-ups are available as microtransactions in case you need a little boost.
Download TwoDots: iPad & iPhone
Candy Crush Saga (King, free)
You knew this was going to be on the list, right? Even after all these months, Candy Crush Saga remains diabolically popular, with its match-three set-up tied into an enjoyable - albeit costly - formula to complete each level. It's also a great social game, as you can interact with friends, try to beat high scores and beg for lives.
Download Candy Crush Saga: iPad & iPhone
Hearthstone (Blizzard, free)
Even though it's geared more towards iPad, there's no question that Hearthstone hooked millions of World of Warcraft fans. Featuring an excellent card-based battle system and the ability to hone better skills through a custom deck, Hearthstone is incredibly simple to get into, yet hard to master. Plus, you can fight others in the Arena and compete for some great prizes, including rare cards. Sign us up.
Download Hearthstone: iPad
Blek (Denis Mikan, $2.99)
Even though it isn't free like the other games, Blek is one of the best apps you can download right now. With a fun little set-up involving drawing lines to get around obstacles, the game gets even better with each new level you reach, upping the challenge and forcing you to figure out the solution. With a charming presentation, this game is a surefire hit for all ages.
Download Blek: iPhone & iPad