Optimized for iPhone X
With its blazing A11 Bionic processor and gorgeous 5.8-inch OLED screen, the iPhone X
is a bona fide mobile gaming beast. And while just about any game will
benefit from the iPhone X's powerful guts, only a handful of titles are
fully optimized (so far) to cover every inch of the new phone's
borderless display. With that in mind, here are the best games that show
off what your iPhone X is capable of, from awesome augmented-reality experiences to entrancing, artsy indie games.
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Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade Free
40,000: Freeblade is a thrilling third-person shooter that lets you
blast your way through a series of jaw-dropping environments as a
towering mech. Freeblade's satisfying shooting feels incredibly
intuitive, and even taps into your iPhone X's 3D Touch capabilities to
let you zoom in on enemies by pressing harder on the screen. It's also a
great showcase of iOS 11's augmented reality capabilities, with a
separate AR mode that lets you take pictures of your mech in the real
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The Talos Principle is a
first-person puzzle game that has you work through more than 120
challenges, as you unravel the app’s mysterious, philosophical
storyline. While The Talos Principle's increasingly challenging puzzles
and engaging plot are reason enough to play, it's also a visual stunner:
The striking mix of crumbled ruins and futuristic technology make
full use of the iPhone X's beefy processor and beautiful borderless
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Mario Run will look great on just about any device, but there's
something special about playing it on a big, borderless OLED screen. The
bright colors of the Mushroom Kingdom look extra vibrant on Apple's new
flagship, and the lack of bezels on the phone makes it even easier to
see every Goomba and Koopa coming.
Combat Versus is an excellent showcase of the kinds of console-grade
graphics your iPhone X can pump out. This gorgeous first-person-shooter
puts a multiplayer spin on the long-running series, offering intense,
bite-size matches that feel great, thanks to fluid movement and
responsive touch controls.
of the coolest iOS augmented-reality games we've seen yet, The Machines
turns any real-world surface into a war zone. This AR strategy game
uses your iPhone X's camera to project a richly detailed battlefield
onto your table or floor, where you can command units and freely move
around in real life to view the chaos from any angle.
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probably won't bring The Legend of Zelda to smartphones anytime soon,
but Oceanhorn is a more-than-worthy substitute. This charming 3D
adventure looks just as good on iPhone X as it does on a console, with
stunning water effects and no shortage of eye-poppingly colorful
environments. It's also a joy to play, with a healthy mix of
exploration, puzzle-solving and combat that will scratch an itch for
Zelda fans or simply anyone seeking an engrossing action-RPG.
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Marvel: Contest of Champions
big mobile fighting game features tight, swipe-based gameplay and a ton
of iconic characters to unlock. And it plays like a dream on Apple's
latest smartphone, as the A11 chip keeps the action running smoothly.
What's more, everything from the blues on Captain America's suit to the
intricate palaces of Asgard really pop on the phone's OLED display.
Adventure is an incredibly addicting snowboarding game with a one-tap
control scheme that's easy to learn but tricky to master. Its beautiful,
minimalist graphics are a perfect fit for the iPhone X's borderless
screen, as you'll get to enjoy a range of soothing, vibrant hues while
you try over and over again to top your high score.
Critters is a one-of-a-kind puzzle game in which you literally tear
apart and slide around the game world to guide a set of cute blob
characters to their goal. Better yet, it features a special AR mode that
projects the play area onto any surface in your home, adding an
exciting extra dimension to its already addicting gameplay.
simple but addicting take on the endless runner, Chameleon Run tasks
you with constantly changing your character's colors as you jump from
platform to platform. The game's vibrant purple-and-yellow color scheme
looks great on the iPhone X's OLED screen, and the phone's lack of
bezels allows you to fully take in its mesmerizing levels.
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