The edge-to-edge display of the iPhone XS and XS Max and iPhone XR are absolutely stunning and make it a great device for gaming. With the seemingly endless amount of games you can get on the App Store, there is bound to be something for everyone. Whether you consider yourself a hardcore gamer, a casual gamer, or anything in between, there are amazing iPhone games just a download away.

If you're looking for games that take advantage of everything the iPhone XS and XR have to offer or your just looking for a fantastic game to play on an older model, here are some of our favorite games for your iPhone!

Alto's Odyessy

Beautiful art design mixed with a rich, calming soundtrack makes Alto's Odyssey stand out in the ocean of endless runner games on the App Store.

You'll join Alto, a llama herder, on his snowboard as he slides down mountain terrains around the world. The game includes a challenge system and a plethora of unlockable characters, making it entertaining every time you load it up. Plus, Zen mode lets you fly down the highest mountains far and wide without losing points for crashing. You can practice your jumps with beautiful dynamic weather and lighting, mixed with the most relaxing music you've ever heard.

$4.99 - Download now

Donut Country

If you like Katamari Damacy but are looking for a new story (something that makes a little more sense), check out Donut Country. It's all about rascally raccoons and their insatiable need to collect garbage (and anything else they can get their hands on). As you visit poor, unsuspecting residents of Donut Country, you'll suck up everything they own into your bottomless hole. Some items, when combined, will produce some pretty spectacular results.

$4.99 - Download now

Oceanhorn

Oceanhorn is the closest thing to a real Zelda game you can play on your iPhone right now. Although Ocheanhorn is years old, it still remains one of the best game to play on your iPhone, especially now that it's optimized for the iPhone XS.

With colorful graphics, a fun combat style, and challenging puzzles, this adventure RPG feels like a console title. When you're playing it with an MFi game controller, it's easy to forget you're even playing a mobile game — it's that good.

It's got a pretty lengthy story, meaning it will keep you entertained for hours on end. Plus, it's a universal app, meaning you can play this title on the big screen with an Apple TV, which is something I highly suggest.

$7.99 - Download now

Into the Dead 2

Into the Dead 2 improves on just about every aspect of the first game, and delivers a solid and exciting gameplay experience.

Instead of being an endless runner where you're only competing to top your own high score, the game has added a narrative and some progression to the run and gun gameplay. The story is fairly simple: you play as a man named James who gets into a car accident in the middle of the road while trying to get back to his wife, Helen, and his daughter, Maggie. Of course, James is immediately swarmed by zombies forcing him to run and shoot his way to safety. Armed with a handgun, a walkie-talkie, and a strong desire to return home, James starts running through the hordes of zombies. While it may be a pretty simple story, the voice acting is surprisingly well done, and as I have been playing through the story I find myself invested in getting James back to his family.

Gameplay overall hasn't changed much from the first game, which is more of a blessing than a curse. You'll automatically run through the wilderness that's filled with zombies, needing to move left and right to avoid getting eaten alive or tapping on the screen to shoot your equipped weapon.

The addition of a story mode and a more prominent in-game progression scale has given the shoot-em-up zombie runner a breath of fresh air making it a delight to play. The visuals and sound are absolutely outstanding, and the game does an excellent job of really setting a tense and spooky tone.

All in all, Into the Dead 2 is a fantastic experience, and whether you're a fan of the prequel or new to the game, you should be able to enjoy this one for hours on end.

Free - Download now

Reigns

What do you get when you mix Tinder with the King of the fictional kingdom? The wonderfully sadistic choose-your-own-adventure game Reigns.

Reigns will crown you a king and then force you to make decisions by swiping left or right (thus my Tinder quip), that almost always lead to your untimely death in increasingly interesting ways. Doomed to repeat his life over and over while attempting to find a way to lift a curse, you'll have to balance the needs of your kingdom with those of the church, military, and your greed.

Your first playthrough will probably leave you a little dejected, but there is good news: You can do it all over again times infinity!

$2.99 - Download now

The Witness

If you're looking for a challenging and beautifully designed open world game, The Witness is a solid choice for any gamer.

You wake up on a mysterious island with no idea where you are or even who you are. Your only option is to explore the island around you and uncover clues to the real reason you find yourself stranded.

With more than 500 puzzles to find and solve and a vast island to explore, The Witness will keep you enthralled for hours on end.

$9.99 - Download now

Old Man's Journey

Old Man's Journey is a point-and-click adventure game from the indie game studio known as Broken Rules and it's one of my favorite games to hit the App Store.

While I don't want to dive too deep into what the game is all about, thus robbing you of the experience it provides, I can tell you that this game is amazing visually. The hand-drawn picturesque graphics are absolutely stunning, and the small details that the developers put into every characters, animal, and object that pops up on the screen shows that they poured their heart and soul into the game.

The other standout feature of Old Man's Journey is the storytelling. The beautiful narrative is crafted in such a way that the protagonist doesn't even talk throughout the whole game and you still come away at the end feeling some profound emotions.

$4.99 - Download now

The Machines

When it comes to making full use of Apple's ARKit, no other game comes close to achieving its full potential than The Machines, and there's no better device to play it on than the iPhone XS or iPhone XR.

Using your phone's back camera, you can transform any flat surface into a war zone as you and your friends battle it out in an augmented reality wasteland. Control several different types of mechs in a 3D space to shoot down your opponent's troops. You'll need to physically move your phone around to see the whole level and find the best places to launch an attack against your enemies.

With AR games becoming more and more mainstream on the App Store, Apple's ARKit is bound to get better over time with updates and new hardware later in time. Watch for The Machines to take full advantage all the changes as they become available.

$4.99 - Download now

What do you think are the best iPhone games?

Games are subjective, and I want to know what you think! Leave a comment below or shoot me a Tweet and tell me what iPhone games you think are the best of the best.

Updated December 2018: We've updated our list to include the best games that are optimized for the iPhone XS and iPhone XR!

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