Besides our App of the Week, we don't review a lot of games here at iPhoneFAQ.org. While we do write the occasional game review, we are not really a review-based website. With that said, this is a list of our favorite games that we played in 2018. It's not a reflection of all the games released to the App Store this year. Meaning we may, and most likely missed, a lot of great games, but these are the top 5 games that landed on our devices in 2018. We hope this list helps you find something that you enjoy playing on your iPhone or iPad, and that you have a Happy New Year.
App of the Week
My initial review of SEGA Heroes wasn't very positive, but I have become totally addicted to the match 3 RPG. The game seems to be set up to frustrate you. It promises you the ability to unlock "legendary heroes from your favorite SEGA games," but this is almost impossible. To unlock a hero you must collect shards by completing battles, over and over. You need 25 to 50 shards to unlock most characters, and the only way to earn a shard is to complete specific battles. After each successful battle you are awarded gold, XP, gems and sometimes a hero shard.
It's been a long wait, but the fourth title in the popular tower defense series Kingdom Rush has finally arrived. Ironhide has done it again, turning out another 5-star action title full of fun characters, Easter eggs and more. Kingdom Rush Vengeance flips the script on the series by turning the player into the villain instead of the hero. The evil wizard Vez’nan has returned and he's gathering an army to take down the King of Linrea. Players must help Vez'nan rebuild his army as he marches to his revenge.
Have you ever wondered how a vending machine works? It's not as simple as you think. Vending machines are actually a complex system of obstacles, traps, platforms and even elevators. That's why humanity invented Vending-Robos. A Vending-Robo is a small robot whose job is to navigate tricky vending machines and deliver cans of soda. In Micro Vendor Adventures you take control of a Vending-Robo to help it navigate around obstacles and deliver cans to waiting customers.
It was a big week for classic games on the Apple App Store. SEGA released Shining Force Classics with 3 episodes of the Shining series. The new SEGA Forever addition turns Shining in the Darkness, Shining Force: The Legacy of Great Intention and Shining Force II into 3 quests for players to complete.
Shining in the Darkness is a first-person, 3D dungeon crawler where players must find the Arms of Light, save the princess and their dad, then defeat the evil Dark Sol. Shining Force: The Legacy of Great Intention is an RPG that allows players to take control of up to 0 different characters at once. Players can increase their skills and attributes through strategy, combat, and exploration of 8 different scenarios and side quests. Shinning Force II is also a tactical, RPG with 16-bit graphics, a new story and cinematic battle sequences.