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The Top 6 Free iOS Games of 2015 (so far)

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1.) Planet Quest

Average Metacritic Score: 91

Planet Quest is a simple and addictive rhythm game.  You play as an Alien hovering over a small planetoid firing lasers at various life forms that spawn to the beats of the music.  As the planetoid rotates, it's up to the player to match the laser fire to the beat of the appearing life forms.  The game features a soundtrack that easily gets stuck in your head, and the game is at its finest if played with a set of solid headphones.

Published Apr. 16th 2015
  • Game Oracle
    Columnist
    Hi Daniel: I do similar articles. What are your criteria for deciding the best games?
  • Daniel R. Miller
    Featured Contributor
    Depends on the platform. I try to stay away from clones, unless they do something really creative with the game they are trying to imitate (which is really only an issue on mobile). I think it's really important to find a way to quantify the value of every game, so I do put a lot of stock into numerical scores (which I know is a bit of a controversial issue with opinions, journalists being paid off, etc). I try to rely on averages on metacritic to figure out which games to try out. Unfortunately, the iOS/mobile section doesn't recognize too many media outlets to provide the averages, so a lot of it comes down to downloading and trying the games myself to see if they come close to what Metacritic says they are. Also factor in the reviews on the App store, not just by stars, but by how many there are, and I can get an idea about what kind of games people are liking.

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