The best free iPhone games – part 4

The best free iPhone games – part 4The free iPhone gameage assault continues with another batch of four, bringing us to 16 in total. Are we heading for a top 20? 30? 50? Who can say?

As always, these games have been chosen somewhat randomly and are listed in no particular order, but they’re all (a) free, and (b) worth every penny. Let’s crack on.

The best free iPhone games – part 4MazeFinger Plus

Annoyingly, MazeFinger Plus forces you to sign in with - or sign up for - a Plus account, but it’s entirely free and only takes a minute or so to get going. And it’s totally worth it.

As the name suggests, MazeFinger asks that you use your finger to draw a path through various mazes. You battle against the clock and must avoid hitting the little flashing blocks. It looks absolutely fantastic, and an enjoyable robot voice gives you ratings from “Weak!” to “Awesome!” Great stuff.

Compatibility: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 2.2.1 or later.

Rating: 2.5/5 after 26,363 app store ratings (lots of low ratings for mandatory Plus account sign-up).

The best free iPhone games – part 4Office Rush HD

In Office Rush HD, you start out as a Security Guard and must work your way up to CEO. But this is no office simulator. It is, in fact, a rather unique platform/puzzler hybrid.

Each level is split into a number of static cards. At any time, you can zoom out and rearrange the cards, allowing you to reach different areas. The security guard must beat up ninjas before hitting the exit, the secretary has to find water to make coffee for the boss, and the manager is tasked with copying vital documents.

Office Rush is brilliant. I sense a full review coming on.

Compatibility: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

Rating: 3/5 after 6 app store ratings.

The best free iPhone games – part 43D Checkers

I have fond memories of playing checkers – or draughts as we call it in the UK – as a kid, so I love this 3D version for the iPhone.

There are different difficulty levels, ranging from stupidly easy to nigh on impossible. You can also play against friends, in either Hotseat mode (where one iPhone is shared) or via Bluetooth.

What more can I say? It’s draughts on the iPhone. To coin a not-very-well-known phrase: “Either you like it, or you don’t like it.”

Compatibility: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

Rating: 3/5 after 1,714 app store ratings.

The best free iPhone games – part 4Snake Classic

It seems like only yesterday that I used to sit in the back of lecture theatres, whittling away the hours playing Snake on my Nokia 3210 when I should’ve really been taking notes. Tuition fees well spent.

This iPhone version of Snake is pretty good, but it’s a bit like going out with an old girlfriend; it’s just not the same, and you’ll never quite recapture the magic.

I also have a minor gripe with the controls, in that it’s not possible to execute an immediate 180 degree turn. Back in the Nokia days, doing so was absolutely vital, but it’s not quite so critical with the larger playing area on the iPhone.

Compatibility: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

Rating: 3/5 after 72 app store ratings.

Check out more of our favourites in The best free iPhone games part 1, part 2 and part 3.

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3 comments

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 6, 2011 at 16:51

2.5/5, 3/5 ... and there I thought the iPhone was great for gaming :p

(stop kicking me, it's only a phone)

lcurdie / MOD  Apr. 6, 2011 at 23:45

Remember those are user reviews though. There are plenty of comments along the lines of: "I thot it woz good for 10 minits then got bored!!!!" (0/5)

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 7, 2011 at 11:13

Hahahaha... That DOES make it better, LC :p

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