Apple Unveils the Best iOS Games of the Year
Article by George Norman
On 11 Dec 2015
Now that you know which Android games Google considers to be the best of 2015, it’s time to put the spotlight on Apple and find out which iOS games the Cupertino-based company considers to be the best this year.

Take a look below to find out which iPhone game won the Game of the Year award and which iPad game won the Game of the Year award for 2015.

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Lara Croft Go is Apple’s 2015 iPhone Game of the Year

Lara Croft Go ($4.99 on the App Store and Google Play) is a turn based puzzle-adventure game that is set in a long-forgotten world. There are ruins to be explored, secrets to be uncovered, deadly challenges to be overcome, and menacing enemies to be fought.




Prune is Apple’s 2015 iPad Game of the Year

Prune ($3.99 on the App Store and Google Play) is a game about trimming trees. Don’t let that fool you into thinking it's boring. Think about it this way: would Apple select it as the iPad Game of the Year if it was boring? Of course not.









Fallout Shelter and Mr Jump – Runner-ups for Apple’s 2015 iPhone Game of the Year

Fallout Shelter (free on the App Store and Google Play) asks you to manage a vault, oversee all the people who live in the vault, make sure that the community prospers, and protect everyone from the dangers of post-nuclear life.




Mr Jump (free on the App Store) is a game about... jumping. You have to help Mr Jump, the game’s hero, jump his way through a variety of ingenious and tricky levels.




Rayman Adventures and Implosion Never Lose Hope – Runner-ups for Apple’s 2015 iPad Game of the Year

Rayman Adventures (free on the App Store and Google Play) is an auto-runner game that asks you to help the enchanted forest’s sacred tree and rescue the Incrediballs. You’ll get to explore legendary worlds, conquer epic adventures, care for the Incrediballs, and grow the tallest tree in the world.




Implosion – Never Lose Hope ($9.99 on the App Store, free on Google Play) features stunning console-quality graphics, first-class voice acting, Hollywood-grade audio production, and exceptional combat.









Dark Echo is Apple’s 2015 Most Innovative iPhone Game

Dark Echo ($1.99 on the App Store and Google Play) is a tense and fairly creepy game with a minimalist design. The game’s premise is quite simple: you’re trapped in the darkness and you must use sound to make your way through threatening environments.




Her Story is Apple’s 2015 Most Innovative iPad Game

Her Story ($1.99 on the App Store and $5.99 on Steam) is a crime fiction game that gives you the chance to play detective. Sam Barlow, creator of Silent Hill: Shattered Memories and Aisle, created this game and it’s unlike anything you've played before.








Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade is Apple’s Best Game on iPhone 6S

Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade (free on the App Store) is an action game that invites you to take command of a Warhammer 40,000 Imperial Knight and embark on an epic journey of honor, redemption and vengeance. Take part in melee battles, upgrade and customize your Freeblade, compete in daily events, experience more than 40 single player campaign missions




Zodiac: Orcanon Odyssey is Apple’s 2015 Best Game on iPad Pro

Zodiac: Orcanon Odyssey ($4.99 on the App Store) is an ambitious JRPG that features a rich game world, compelling storyline, gorgeous visuals and memorable soundtrack. Apple called it “spellbinding”.




In related news...

The 4-th generation Apple TV runs on a new operating system called tvOS. Apple's 2015 Apple TV Game of the Year award went to Rayman Adventures.

Mac runs on OS X (previously Mac OS X). Apple's 2015 Mac Game of the Year award went to Pillars of Eternity, with the Runner-up award going to Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor.

The Apple Watch runs on watchOS. Apple's 2015 Apple Watch Game of the Year award went to Rules! a challenging, fast-paced and fun puzzle game.

If you want to see which app won the much coveted iPhone App of the Year award, check out this detailed article.




Tags: Apple, iOS, iPhone, iPad, Game of the Year, Lara Croft Go, Prune, Fallout Shelter, Mr Jump, Rayman Adventures, Implosion Never Lose Hope, Dark Echo, Her Story, Warhammer 40,000 Freeblade, Zodiac Orcanon Odyssey, Pillars of Eternity, Middle-earth Shadow of Mordor, Mac Game of the Year, Rules, Apple Watch Game of the Year
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