iPhone Game Friday: Adventure Games

Once again, Friday brings us another games round-up, this time focusing on Adventure Games. So far I have been quite confused by the App Store’s categorising of games, for example, why is Where’s Waldo classified as an adventure game? And is Solitaire really a strategy game? This week though I have mostly been playing Doodle Bug, an addictive game for just $0.99.

However, back on topic, I am very pleased with most of the games in the adventure section. There are some fantastic ones that we will be looking at this week, including Broken Sword and Avatar.

Chronicles of Inotia: Legend of Feanor

Chronicles of Inotia: Legend of Feanor

Chronicles of Inotia: Legend of Feanor

Self proclaimed as the first Touch Action RPG in the App Store, Legend of Feanor is a colourful little game with an action-packed storyline. Create your own customised character and battle your way through the lengthy adventure, learning new skills and earning gold along the way.

At the current price it is well worth having a look at, although if you are worried about spending a whole dollar, try out the LITE version instead.

Price: $.99 (Special Offer)
Developer: Com2uS Corp 
Download: App Store

Avatar

Avatar

Avatar

With all the hype surrounding the movie, it is no wonder that the Avatar team got round to releasing an iPhone game. Sporting some of the best graphics on the iPhone, along with a 3rd person camera, you play the first experimental avatar in a story set two decades before the movie.

There are 15 different levels to complete, including a fantastic flying level on a banshee. Avatar has enough variation to make you want more after the game is over.

Price: $6.99
Developer: Gameloft 
Download: App Store

Broken Sword: Director's Cut

Broken Sword: Director's Cut

Broken Sword: Director’s Cut

For those of you here who are old enough, you may remember when Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars was released on the PC back in 1996. Well this is essentially the same game, albeit with some extra storyline and lovely hand-drawn illustrations and animations.

Cleverly utilising the iPhone’s touchscreen, you must find items and solve puzzles in order to detect the murderer at the Palais Royale. With 272 5-star reviews on the UK App Store (out of 295 reviews) this game is a must-buy for those who like adventure puzzles.

Price: $6.99
Developer: Revolution 
Download: App Store

Kingdoms Live

Kingdoms Live

Kingdoms Live

Kingdom Live is another one of those text based, RPG-style games by Storm8. Boasting over 1.5 million players, the game is entirely text based. You win money from other players for winning fights against them. Use the money to buy weapons, armour and spells in order to fight, or form businesses in order to generate an income.

You can also recruit others into your army and go on quests in order to gain more money and experience. For a text-based game it’s not bad. You really do want to keep logging back in and playing a few more turns every hour.

Price: FREE
Developer: Storm8 
Download: App Store

Sherlock Holmes Mysteries

Sherlock Holmes Mysteries

Sherlock Holmes Mysteries

Finally, another movie tie-in this week brings Sherlock Holmes Mysteries to the iPhone. At the ridiculously cheap price of just $0.99 you get 11 environments and some fantastic mini-games in order to prove a man innocent of murder.

It takes about 3 hours to complete but at this price it is hard to complain and once again there is a LITE version you can try out beforehand.

Price: $0.99
Developer: Warner Bros. 
Download: App Store

Share Your Favourites

We’d love to know your favourite games, either from the adventure games genre or just share what you have being playing from the past week.

Let us know in the comments section below!


  • http://www.kylesaric.com Kyle Saric

    I can recommend Broken Sword: Director’s Cut to everyone! Amazing game at a good price!

  • http://www.iphoneadventuregames.com Zorkmid

    Agreed, Broken Sword is a great game. And if you liked that they now have Broken Sword 2 in the app store! I’d also recommend Monkey Island 1 and 2.