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My Top 3 iPod/iPhone Games of 2020

The iPhone market is constantly expanding, with hundreds of new games being submitted every week. With that sheer number, many good games get overlooked.

1) Touchgrind BMX

Touchgrind BMX is a one of a kind game – there isn’t another game like it. Using two fingers, one for the back of the bike and one for the front of the bike, you control the bike and perform a large number of tricks in mid-air of pkv games that provides almost a realistic feel of the gameplay it has on their online webportals; which are extremely excellent. Different combinations and harder tricks will score you more points, and the more times you repeat the trick in the run, the less you get for that trick.

As you complete certain challenges for the levels, you gain Adrenaline points. As more adrenaline points are unlocked, new bikes, paints and levels become available.

The game has a great difficulty curve – the challenges on each level are harder than the next – and requires a lot of skill and practice to master. The feel you get when you pull off an amazing trick combination or run is incredible, and that, combined with the uniqueness of the game, makes this my no.1 spot.

2) Mission Europa

Mission Europa is a game very few people know about. This game took a year and a half of development, which really shows with the amount of content in the game – it took me 45 hours to complete it!

It’s a really fun RPG/FPS game, which involves finding certain objectives, collecting items dropped by monsters, killing a set number of enemies, or defeating the boss in 1 of 50 levels. Every monster you kill drops an item and gives you experience, which is used to level up so you can add points in skills such as strength and agility, as well as be able to buy and equip better items. As you level up and kill higher level monsters, you get access to new skills and better weaponry.

It’s quite hard to explain this game, as there isn’t particularly much of a story. Another downside is that it can get a bit repetitive and you may end up grinding, as well as the hefty pricetag. However, despite those cons, I still thoroughly enjoyed this game.

3) Gun Bros

Gun Bros is a free game by Glu. By playing either by yourself or through Gamecenter, you defeat waves of T.O.O.L (Tyrannical Overlords of Life – the Bad Guys) on 4 different planets, including a Zombies planet. As you progress through the waves, the enemies become stronger and more numerous, and also give you more experience, which allows you to level up, increasing your health and allowing you access to better weaponry and armour. Killing T.O.O.L also gives you Xplodium which can be converted into coins, and spent on better weaponry and armour and powerups.

As well as coins, you can buy weapons/armour/powerups using the IAP currency Warbucks. These can be earned by completing daily Bro-Op challenges, which include things such as killing a certain number of enemies with a certain gun. Alternatively, they can be purchased for an extremely expensive through IAP (In-App-Purchase).

However, to be able to earn warbucks through bro-op challenges, as well as to be able to have access to Bro-Buffs which give you bonuses, you have to have lots of GameCenter friends who play GunBros. Gun Bros really encourages multiplayer, which is a good thing in my opinion.

My main dislikes about this game are that the best weapons you have to buy with WarBucks, and with such large amounts which would cost up to Ò£50 to buy through IAP, which is ridiculous. Also, the game can get a bit repetitive and you may find yourself grinding Xplodium. However, all in all this is a great game, and I would really recommend it.

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