It’s Game Week here at iPhone.AppStorm, and all this week we’re going to have tons of reviews, giveaways and other good stuff, all centered around the gaming world!
With the ever-rising popularity of the iPad it can be easy to forget about the iPhone’s gaming prowess; a prowess that has set the benchmark for the entire mobile gaming industry. However, here at iPhone AppStorm we haven’t forgotten.
With an amazing summer of Olympic sport behind us and a new NFL season in full swing, what better time is there to present you with our picks for the best sports games on the App Store? Whether you’re a lover of football, an avid follower of tennis or a petrol-head at heart, there’s something here for you. After the jump we’ll get started.
Prepare to hit the fairways of some of the most famous golf courses in the world with this terrific version of the hit console game. Superb graphics and simple touch controls make for a tantalisingly realistic golfing experience.
Tiger Woods’ multiplayer functionality works brilliantly, allowing you to challenge your friends to a full-18 hole match. Prepare to be blown away by the definitive golf game on iOS.
Developer: EA Sports
This is the very best soccer/football game available for any platform around the world. Period. Play as your favourite team, with your favourite players, in your favourite league and never get bored again.
As well as the awesome in-match gameplay, my personal favourite feature is the well implemented Manager Mode in which you can trade your players and run an entire club right on your iPhone.
Developer: EA Sports
Classic American Sports
Put on your running shoes, best your opponents and conquer all the obstacles in your way. Utilise an array of realistic controls to sidestep and spin around several defenders and earn more points for flamboyance! Makes sense, right?
Easily one of the most enjoyable football games on the iPhone, Backbreaker 2 is varied enough to keep you interested for hours at a time, especially with its amazing Retina display graphics.
Developer: Natural Motion
Of similar ilk to Backbreaker 2: Vengeance, NFL Rivals is a hard-hitting throwback to the arcade era, allowing you to dominate as a defensive unit, or finesse your way down to the end zone as a running back.
This game also boasts full-NFL affiliation, meaning you can play as your favourite team and drive them to the top of the global leaderboards. Playing as a linebacker is the most entertaining game mode, especially if you like dishing out hefty hits!
Developer: Natural Motion
Without doubt, this is the single most addictive iPhone game ever. Truly captivating gameplay and graphics keep you locked in for hours at a time trying to accrue a large points total. The fluidity of passing is astonishing, even when being hassled by several linebackers. Buy this game, You won’t regret it!
Developer: Full Fat
Will these games ever get boring? I doubt it. A veritable classic in its own right, Flick Kick is as frustrating as it is brilliant; accuracy is the name of the game, concentration is the key!
Is there any sporting game that the iPhone can’t handle? Complex throws and finishing moves are simple to execute with TNA’s controls, and you can even be Hulk Hogan himself! Hulkamania is back!
Game Centre integration is baked right into the game, meaning you can find matches online from around the world.
Bloody, brutal and brilliant. As well as being an intense and exciting fighting game, there is also a neat UFC portal featuring the latest news and updates from around the sport.
Escaping from submission holds are especially fun, with intricate and challenging puzzle paths standing between defeat and escape.
Full NBA integration allows you to play a full-length season as your favourite team, complete with complete team rosters. Visually impressive, 2K12 is built on the same engine as its console cousin.
Perhaps the best way to play 2K12 is with the Jordan Challenge feature. In honour of Michael Jordan, you can replay 10 of his best ever in-game moments, just like the legend himself.
Price: $ 4.99
Developer: 2K Sports
Beautifully simplistic, annoying addictive. Drag your aim towards the basket to sink as many shots as possible with an added bonus for streaks. Climbing the worldwide leaderboard is a terrifyingly addictive challenge — how high can you get? Beware of the rebounding balls!
Put your strategy hat on, this is a toughie. Utilizing real data and real players from the MLB, you must outwit your opponents on and off the pitch. With over 100 different challenges and the ability to trade your players, there is plenty to do with 9 Innings!
Prepare to get ultra-competitive … and angry. Flick Home Run gives a whole new definition of the term curveball, making it more difficult than it sounds to smash your home runs.
One of the most popular sports games available today on the iPhone, you won’t be disappointed, that’s a promise.
Developer: Infinity Pocket
Winter & Summer Olympic Games
Run, throw and swim to a gold medal for your home nation. In this Olympic year, what better time is there to test you mettle in events like the hammer-throw and, well, synchronised swimming!
This game also has daily updates with new challenges for you to complete and to prove that you are the best! Prepare to be challenged, this game is no slouch.