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Here are the top 10 most popular, paid games for iPhone right now
By Pocket Gamer staff
Updated May 17th.
There are tons of games on the AppStore, with more added each week - so it can be hard to keep up with the best games that you should be taking a look at! To help aid you in your mission to play more games, we have dedicated ourselves to keeping a list of the top, up to date, paid games out on the AppStore.
This article will always include the top 10 paid games on the AppStore this week, so if that’s what you are looking for, you have found it! These games will have a price point at entry, but they will be the games everyone else has felt were good to dish out a bit of cash to play. We are specifically targeting the UK AppStore with our list, despite me being an American, because that’s where I live so it’s where I am currently gaming.
As you might have guessed, the top games do move round quite a bit, so we will be updating this list regularly so that you can keep track of what games you should be playing. We will also be mentioning any major changes that we find every time we update the list, which will give you a better view of the games that have stuck around but have updated and changed along the way.
Let’s get into the list.
Original article by Jupiter Hadley. Now updated by Pocket Gamer Staff
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Minecraft - Pocket Edition
Available on: Android, iPhone, iPad, Windows Phone, Xperia Play
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 highschooler, 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 - they just had a vote last month to add glow octopuses - so I do understand why it sits high.
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.
Despite being released all the way back in 2012, Bloons TD 5 has remained popular a decade later! The fifth entry in the tower defense series offers plenty of content to keep you occupied. There are 21 towers to use, each with its own Activated Abilities and two upgrade paths. That gives you plenty of options when it comes to facing the Bloon enemies. There are also four difficulty settings, giving the game plenty of replayability and a tougher challenge for those who seek it.
It’s not surprising that another board game made to be a mobile game has made it onto the list. Social games are always very fun, and having an app means you don’t need to keep track of the physical game, so it’s a win win. Heads Up! has one player picking a category and placing their phone on their head, while the rest of their friends shout out words to try and get that player to guess the words on their heads. There are lots of categories - I like the food one - which can make the game fun!
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 a level editor - sharing what you create - which continues to add new content despite the game not having more official levels added for a while.
The Chase: Ultimate Edition is a quiz show based on a TV show you can watch on your own TV (as long as you have a TV License and cable, two things I do not have). You can follow along, showing off your knowledge, while listening to commentary from the show’s presenter Bradley Walsh. It’s great if you are a fan of the show itself or if you are just looking for some trivia to keep your mind active and busy.
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 for 2020, 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.
As the name implies, True Skate is a skateboarding game that promises realistic touch physics. When you tap the screen, the board reacts exactly how you would expect it to, allowing you to pull off several cool tricks. It all takes place in a beautiful skate park with ledges, stairs, grind rails, a bowl, half pipe and quarter pipes.
Some trivia time making it into mobile this month, Tipping Point has made it's way onto the top ten! On your phone, you can taken on trivia that is UK specific, playing against up to four people on the same device. There are a bunch of different categories, a few different play modes, and lots of trivia to enjoy.
Grand Theft Auto is a well-known name and franchise, and the game has made it on the list this month. This game is an open world, giving you the ability to explore the southwest of the United States, following a story-driven narrative that you help shape and create along the way. There is really a lot to do from eating junk food to breaking the law. The world is up for you to enjoy and see.