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.
It's official: there are too many iOS games. It's harder than ever to spot the great ones among all the junk, so we've done the hard work for you and collected the classics for this list. Every game here is playable on both iPad and iPhone (plus iPod touch, naturally), although some are split into device-specific versions. Read on and enjoy!
Hero Academy, a new tactics title from Robot Entertainment -- a studio formed in the wake of Ensemble Studios' closure -- is a lighthearted social strategy game that matches cutesy "My Little Tolkien" combatants with ultra-accessible grid-based gameplay. Players pick one of two diverse "Heroic Teams" before taking to the battlefield, where they're tasked with protecting a precious supply of crystals from their opponent's onslaught.