Best new games on iPhone and iPad

Every Thursday, I go on a quest to find all the notable new games released on the App Store over the week, but instead of taking all the gold and experience for myself, I pass my knowledge on to you! Whether you're looking for new games, games on sale, or wondering if your favorite game got a big update, I'll break down all the notable iOS gaming news for you!

New games of the week

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Need something new and shiny? Every week tons of games hit the App Store, and I keep track, so you don't have to; here are the notable releases for this week.

AR games!

Apple's new ARKit is one of the most exciting things to happen to mobile gaming. Ever since I played Pokémon GO for the first time, I knew AR gaming was going to have a promising future.

The list of ARKit games joining the App Store is growing every day, heck, in the last 24 hours the amount of ARKit apps on the App Store has doubled. I highly suggest you check out our list of the best ARKit App and Games, and try all the games listed there. They are beyond cool and will really get your feet wet in a whole new world. Go check them out!



Flower is an award-winning game that's beautiful and relaxing to play, and now it's on the App Store!

Originally developed by thatgamecompany, Flower tasks you with moving your iPhone and iPad in the direction you want to go across beautiful breezy landscapes. Collect all the pedals and explore unique landscapes as you let the encaptivating soundscape of the game draw you into the experience.

I played a lot of Flower back when it first came out on console years ago, and I'm very excited to take it mobile!

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice

The newest installment in the Phoenix Wright series is great for any fan of the series.

Much like the other game in the series, you'll be tasked with exploring crime scenes and examining evidence for multiple court cases in order to make your case as strong as possible. With colors characters, a wacky but entertaining storyline, and lots of objections, Pheonix Wright delivers again.

Games on sale this week

Good things come to those who wait! Every week games go on sale, and you can take advantage of significant savings. Here are the notable deals of this week.


The critically-acclaimed puzzle game is now Free on the App Store!

kubic tasks you with building impossible objects and other geometric designs with the pieces you are given. Its simple, clean design and minimalistic art style has over 60 escher-esque puzzles to solve!

Luke's game of the week

Every week I'm falling in love with a new game or re-playing an old favorite. Here's what I have been playing this week!

Super Mario Run

Nintendo's first Mario title for mobile got a huge update today and it's also gone on sale!

Read: Super Mario Run gets a major update, on sale for half off!

With a few frantic different modes, you'll be tapping your way across wonderfully designed levels to collect all the coins you can. Play as iconic characters such a Mario, Yoshi, Peach, Toad, and more as you defeat Bowser and building your own Mushroom Kingdom!

As our very own Rene Ritchie said:

"Super Mario Run feels completely at home on iPhone, and so would MarioKart, Legend of Zelda, Donkey Kong Country, Metroid, and more. All of them could still have versions on Nintendo's own consoles and handhelds but also optimized experiences for the hundreds of millions of iPhones on the market."

Nintendo and iOS are a match made in heaven!

Get more games for less money!

If you download a lot of games and you want to save money on all of them, get an iTunes gift card at a discount! Our friends at Thrifter have compiled a list of all the best deals on iTunes gift cards!

Other games you saw this week?

Did I miss anything? Anything you're particularly excited about this week? Let me know in the comments or hit me up on Twitter!

Luke Filipowicz
Staff Writer

Luke Filipowicz has been a writer at iMore, covering Apple for nearly a decade now. He writes a lot about Apple Watch and iPad but covers the iPhone and Mac as well. He often describes himself as an "Apple user on a budget" and firmly believes that great technology can be affordable if you know where to look. Luke also heads up the iMore Show — a weekly podcast focusing on Apple news, rumors, and products but likes to have some fun along the way. 

Luke knows he spends more time on Twitter than he probably should, so feel free to follow him or give him a shout on social media @LukeFilipowicz.