Both the new iPhones and iOS 8 have had a few weeks to settle in, and we're seeing a growing number of games — new and old — taking advantage of the amazing Metal API to level up the graphics or add a little extra spice elsewhere in the package. Here are the best games out right now that shine brighter and run cooler on iPhones and iPads with iOS 8 Metal.
It’s iPhone release week, and while not a heavy span for prominent new game releases, there are still a few well worth checking out — including the wonderfully absurd Goat Simulator, plus intriguing free-to-play entries like Beach Buggy Racing and Plunder Pirates. And be sure to install any lingering game updates you might have, as many top games are being enhanced for the iPhone 6 and iOS 8.
Most of the focus at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo was on the new Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles, but E3's a big show, and games for other platforms — including iOS and (to a lesser extent) Mac — played a big role as well. In fact, more iOS games than usual joined the mix this year, with major publishers like Konami, Ubisoft, and Square Enix getting in on the action. It was a lot to take in, but here's the best of what we saw.
Gameloft's Modern Combat first-person shooter series does its best Call of Duty impression year in and year out, but while it might seem like obvious mimicry, there's really nothing that comes close in the genre on the App Store – certainly not when it comes to the series' excellent online multiplayer action. Last fall's Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour also delivered the strongest single-player campaign to date, and our hands-on time with the forthcoming Modern Combat 5 makes it seem like it'll only continue that trend.