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Top 5 Games for the iPhone 4 Retina Display

I’m sure that if you’re holding a new iPhone 4, you would want some games that go along with it.  So I’ve compiled a list of the top 5 games made specifically for the display, with higher detail in terms of graphics and much slicker in terms of design.

So if you’ve been looking for the best games for the iPhone 4, look no further.  Here are the top 5 games, in my opinion, that have been designed and created for the display.  I’ve also added two bonuses on the bottom for anyone looking for some other or more games.

NOVA

NOVA is one of the best first-person shooters on the iPhone, and it was recently updated to support the iPhone 4 Retina display.  If you’re a fan of action at all, this is definitely worthy of a pick up.

Zen Bound 2

Much like NOVA, it was recently updated to support iOS 4 and Apple’s new screen.  The graphics look absolutely amazing on the new device, and it’s definitely a game that’s good for the soul, not just the mind.  For $2.99, this is also one of the best deals on the App Store.

Flight Control

From the Australian developer Firemint, Flight Control is an App Store classic.  If you haven’t picked it up, then I suggest you go on right ahead and buy it.  It’s only $0.99, and content is enough to last you months.

Real Racing

The best, most realistic racing sim is also designed for the iPhone 4, making for quite a ride.  The graphics have been greatly improved, and it actually looks much better than any PSP racing game I’ve ever seen.

Bugdom 2

I think Pangea Software and their game Bugdom 2 is one of the most underrated developers and games in the App Store.  I do see their games rising to the top, but that’s only once they’ve hit $0.99.  Pangea Software delivers top-notch Mac games for the iPhone, and being a fan of Bugdom 2 for the computer, the iPhone counterpart has been perfectly ported.

Bonus: Carcassonne and Archetype

Carcassonne is a board game that’s been ported over to the iPhone, and it includes a competent AI along with online multiplayer with push notifications.  It caught the fancy of our reviewer Hope, and I’m definitely enjoying it.  It also supports the display, which makes the best even better.

As for Archetype, Archetype is an online multiplayer first-person shooter deathmatch.  While I would have liked to see some more stuff in there, as a whole, Archetype is fun for a few hours and is worth looking into.

If we missed any of your favorites, be sure to post them in the comments.



  1. Stephen on Thursday 22, 2010

    Awesome man, ive been looking all over for games that utilize the new graphics. You should add hero of Sparta though

  2. Joey Shaw on Thursday 22, 2010

    Nice list – You should check out Skysmash 1918 too, it has just been updated to full retina display and looks amazing.

    http://itunes.apple.com/app/skysmash-1918/id332505217?mt=8