The only thing better than a great iOS game is a great, free iOS game. We've compiled a list of our favorite free iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch titles, and while many of them offer optional in-app purchases, you can have a good time with each without paying a penny.
Each week, we highlight a selection of the most interesting, exciting, and unique new iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch titles released on the App Store. Compared to last week's new release barrage alongside iOS 7, this week will no doubt seem subdued, though EA's FIFA 14 soccer simulation is a major debut, and Pocket Trains will surely captivate those who loved Pocket Planes and Tiny Tower. Other standout titles this week include Shadowrun Returns, Buddy & Me, and Boson X.
Last year's FIFA 13 from EA Sports delivered an excellent simulation of the world's most popular sport, albeit one that essentially translated the home console versions to a touch screen using virtual buttons. Still, considering the warm reception and strong sales, you might expect more of the same from this fall's FIFA 14 on iPhone and iPad. Surprisingly, that's not the case. Sure, FIFA 14 is notably bulked up, offering more leagues, teams, players, and features than ever before, but the biggest change comes from its significantly overhauled gameplay approach.