Appearance isn’t everything, says platitude. When it comes to video games, there is a certain type of purist who will take it one step further and claim that looks mean nothing – gameplay is everything.
It’s as if a central part of this inherently visual medium is just a simple surface fluff, useful only for attracting the casuals and fools. Garbage, we say.
The graphics in a game are how it invites you into its world, tells you a story, and sells its game mechanics. It is true, however, that those graphics don’t have to be opulent. Appropriate effects can be achieved with a handful of pixels.
Which begs the question: what are “good graphics”? It’s not something we can answer in a brief introduction, but hopefully the following list will partially explain.
Best iOS Graphics Games
The best games on iPhone and iPad are a diverse group. We’ve got epic 3D adventures, hand-drawn quirks, abstract puzzles, and more. All they have in common is that when we play them our eyes are as happy as our thumbs.
Did we miss any other wonderful game specimens? Let us know what you prefer in the comments section below.
Original Jon Mundy roster, updated by Pocket Gamer Staff.