You may only want to read about the very best of the best. Here, complete with links to the App Store, our top free iPhone games, presented in no particular order, are for you!

Asphalt 8: Airborne

You’re gonna love this racing game. Asphalt isn’t bothered by trivial concerns such as an actual car’s inability to fly hundreds of metres through the air, or drift seemingly endlessly around gloriously sweeping bends; instead, it’s all about the need for speed, zooming around beautifully rendered and inventive courses, occasionally smashing your rivals into a wall, just because you can. With a Gameloft title, it of course has an IAP-sized bubble dome welded to its dayglo Bugatti Veyron, and some events are cynically locked by requiring specific cars. This game is the antithesis to the staid grind of Real Racing 3. All the while, you’re aiming to reach the chequered flag, ramming competition aside, and driving like an idiot. An awesome racing game it is! Download Now


It’s a word game and is really good, and dead easy to get into. You start out with a board with some letters on. Tap out a word and the space the letters took up is immediately replaced by bears, which are instantly surrounded by more letters. Alphabet replaced by bear, Alphabear. Alphabear really do stretch to fill available space. So you’ll get tall and thin bears, weirdly wide and squat bears, and there’s the holy grail of the ‘filling the entire screen’ bear if you clear all of the letters. At the end of a round, such giant beasts result in huge scores and immense satisfaction. Go discover especially rare bears with special powers! Download here


It’s a puzzle one, you move cards around a four-by-four board, merging pairs, which then double in value. Every time you slide your finger, all cards on the board move in that direction, assuming they’re not blocked. After every move, a new card shows up in a random empty spot on the board edge you dragged from. Threes! therefore becomes a delicate balancing act: you have to think several moves ahead, because your game’s done when no more moves are available. For iPad & iPhone | Download

Cally’s Caves 3

It’s third one (series) and follows the adventures of Cally, whose parents have gotten themselves kidnapped (again). You’ll probably be some way into Cally’s Caves 3 when you start to wonder what the catch is. Cally’s Caves 3 has smart level design, a checkpoint system that forces you to be a bit careful rather than blundering about, a superb weapon upgrade system and tons of charm. Cally resolves to rescue them, primarily by leaping about the place and blowing away all manner of adversaries using the kind of high-powered weaponry not usually associated with a young girl with pig-tails. Level layouts are varied, and weapon power-ups are cleverly designed, based around how much you use each item. You’ll really love playing it. For iPad & iPhone | Download

Clash Royal

There it is Clash Royal! Individual, varied units are plonked on the battlefield from your deck, each costing elixir that refills as you fight. Wins come by clocking an opponent’s strategy, and countering with cunning combos. With developer Supercell, it feeds off of a kind of collector mentality, and is stuffed full of IAP, which tops out at a mammoth $99.99/£79.99 for a ‘mountain of gems’. But look past this and you’ll find one of the most infuriatingly compulsive multiplayer titles around. Clash Royale’s freemium, so obviously designed to mug your wallet. If you want the best units and access to the top arena immediately, you’re going to have to pay a small fortune. For iPad & iPhone | Download

Battle Golf

This one’s all about holes-in-one, but putting greens now emerge from a huge expanse of water. You must therefore tap twice (to set angle and then power) and hope for the best. Hazards include hole-blocking seagulls and occasionally having to carefully aim for the top of a giant octopus. Although perfectly fine in its single-player time-attack incarnation, Battle Golf really comes into its own when the ‘battle’ bit is added via the same-device two-player mode. Players face off at opposite edges of the water, and frantically race to five points. For iPad & iPhone | Download


Capitals is a very good word game. There are echoes here of Letterpress in the sense that Capitals combines Risk-style land-grabbing with the need to create words from a jumble of letters. However, while Letterpress for the most part benefits players able to fashion lengthy words, Capitals is more about where the letters you choose to use are located. All letters on the board can be used to create a word, but only those attached to your territory flip to your colour on submitting a move. For no money at all, Capitals is one of the best games around for word-game nuts. For iPad & iPhone | Download

World Golf Tour

EA games! This really is a quite astonishing game, from the delicate controls through to the eye-popping photo-realistic courses you play on. There’s no nonchalantly spinning a ball in mid-air when you fluff a shot. Here, you’ll end up in the bunker, then overshoot the green, before multiple putts leave you embarrassingly over par. Keep practicing and become a player. For iPad & iPhone | Download WGT For more subscribe below and don’t forget to share.