As a portable gaming devise, Apple's iOS devices have shocked many people. With an App catalogue of literally thousands upon thousands to choose from, what deserves your money? Here are my suggested iOS games for the iPhone 4, in no particular order.
N.O.V.A 2: £3.99
This first person shooter on iOS that borrows a few tricks from Halo, whilst making it's own mark. The sequel doesn't offer the same 'wow' factor that the original N.O.V.A had, but it's still a top notch iOS shooter.
In essence, N.O.V.A 2 is not too dissimilar to its predecessor, you still play as protagonist, Captain Warden, fighting to protect the human race from the Voltarites, an alien race attempting to invade Earth. And this is where it shows that N.O.V.A 2 is just an FPS. Pretty much every level see's you shooting and blasting your array of weapons, but you know what? That's not such a bad thing. The controls are tight, it's a gorgeous game to look at, with the only main gripe of the on-screen clutter — all the various buttons (two analogue sticks, fire, reload/change weapon, etc.) taking up quite a bit of screen real estate, which can be a little distracting, because there really is a lot going on. But hey, you get used to it! Add a massive online multiplayer game, and there really isn’t any reason you shouldn’t give N.O.V.A 2 a try.
Shadow Guardian: £3.49
Until Sony releases the NGP, we're stuck for an Uncharted portable, so, to bridge the gap, Shadow Guardian does a pretty neat job of tying us over. A nice, vibrant looking game that borrows nearly everything from Uncharted, from death defying leaps to the smart ass protagonist, the only major changes are the names. That and it lacks a decent story line.
You play as Jason Call, Gameloft's answer to Nathan Drake, only, whilst we loved Nathan; the smart, funny protagonist of the Uncharted series, Jason is more, well, forgettable. Whilst the game looks fantastic, and the level design is highly impressive, you feel nothing for any of the characters. With no real story other than your searching for some mysterious statues, which are mysterious only for the reason that it’s never explained why you’re on the hunt for them until much further into the game.
But for a game that slips into your pocket without the need for any extra hardware, it‘s sure to pass a train journey or two.