2021 was another wonderful year for the introduction of new gaming apps for iOS devices. There are now thousands of games available to install on iPhones and iPads but what were the most popular games for iOS in 2021?
Apple like to distinguish between free and paid games and according to their charts, the most popular free iOS game in 2021 was Among Us. There is nothing new or ground-breaking about this game in terms of the graphics or gameplay. However, Among Us captured the imagination of mobile gamers thanks to its multiplayer deduction formula. The game can be played online with 4 to 15 players and the aim is to prepare a ship ready to leave but the goal of one or more of the players is to kill everyone. The murder is selected by random and the other players must work together to discover who they are and vote them off the ship. There are plenty of ways to customize the game and with cross-platform play available, Among Us was the most popular free to play iOS game of 2021.
Moving to the paid gaming apps section and Minecraft was the most popular paid iOS game of 2021. Minecraft is a hugely addictive game and you can spend hours simply wandering around the infinite worlds and building. You can build anything you want from a simple tower to a grand castle and there are several ways to play the game. You can play in creative mode which gives you unlimited resources and the freedom to build anything you like without restriction. Survival mode introduces creatures that can cause you damage so you must forge weapons to be able to defend yourself and your buildings. There are plenty of add-ons to customize your Minecraft experience and you can play alone or with friends.
Aside from the major gaming apps in the iOS store, you can also play casino games. It is possible to install and play casino games for free from the App Store and play casino games for real money. With so many apps from which to choose, there are thousands of casino games to play on iOS devices, whether you want to choose to play for real money or just for fun.
Alto’s Odyssey was one of the leading iOS games in 2021 and continues to be one of the most popular games on iOS devices. You play as Alto and guide him across sand dunes using flips and combinations but it is the sights and sounds of the game that make it come alive. Millions of people enjoyed playing Alto’s Odyssey in 2021 and it has received tremendous reviews and awards. The game is easy to pick up and play, regardless of your level of mobile gaming experience but it is difficult to master. The one-touch trick system is fantastic but although you will find the game easy to play, do not expect to complete it quickly, Alto’s Odyssey will provide even the most experienced gamer with a challenge.
Call of Duty: Mobile is another of the most popular iOS games from 2021. The game can be installed for free on iOS devices with the option to purchase upgrades in the app to enhance your gaming. The multiplayer experience is where Call of Duty: Mobile comes alive and you can play several multiplayer modes, including Domination, Team Deathmatch, and Kill-Confirmed. New content is released on a regular basis to keep the game fresh and for those who love playing the console version of the game, Call of Duty: Mobile is a must.