With flagship phones like the iPhone 13 series now featuring sophisticated chipsets, cinematic displays, and even adaptive refresh rates, it’s no wonder smartphone gaming continues to have such a rapid rise in popularity. The games themselves have also evolved, with improvements in graphics and a more in-depth gameplay experience. We take a look at some of the best upcoming iOS games to look out for in 2022, whether you’re a veteran gamer or brand-new to the world of eSports.

Nickelodeon Extreme Tennis

Available on: iOS, Apple Arcade
Price: Free

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Exclusive to iOS and available on Apple Arcade, Nickelodeon Extreme Tennis sees you compete against and play as your favourite Nickelodeon characters, including Garfield, SpongeBob, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Serve, backspin, and drive volley your way through a range of iconic locations, like Bikini Bottom, where you can explore each character’s unique moves, outfits, and even choose their racket.

You also have the option of taking part in either a solo mode or story mode. So whether you’re interested in a quickfire match or something more plot-driven, Nickelodeon Extreme Tennis has something for everyone. This ultimate tennis showdown was released on the 21st January 2022.

Hidden Folks+

Available on: iOS, Apple Arcade
Price: Free

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An updated version of the original Hidden Folks game, which won Game of the Year in back in 2017, Hidden Folks+ brings a whole host of new game features, like 32 hand-drawn areas and over 300 new targets to find. The aim of the game is simple, search for characters, objects, and animals in a variety of stunning hand-drawn landscapes and worlds.

Prod and poke your way through each level, as you try to locate a worm in a vast desert or a person hiding somewhere in a busy suburban street. This highly interactive game has no official release date, though it should be noted that anyone interested in playing will need an Apple Arcade subscription, which costs £4.99 a month, with a one-month free trial.

DC Heroes & Villains

Available on: iOS, Android
Price: Unknown

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Expected to be released in early 2022, this epic puzzle RPG game allows you to play solo or as part of a team to defeat bosses in titanic battles and acquire coins as you journey through the DC universe. On top of that, you have a range of classic DC characters to play as, including heroes like Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman, not to mention fan-favourite villains like Joker and Harley Quinn.

What makes this game so unique is how it combines both puzzle characteristics and RPG elements to create a more entertaining experience overall. Plus, DC Heroes & Villains weaves a thrilling narrative, which keeps you gripped throughout: you’ll never put your iPhone down.

You can also go head-to-head with players from around the world, as well as participate in cooperative gameplay, where you work together to defeat bosses.

Meteorfall: Krumit’s Tale

Available on: iOS, Apple Arcade
Price: £6.99

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First released in July 2019, Meteorfall: Krumit’s Tale has skyrocketed in popularity over the last year and has since become an established game amongst iPhone users. This roguelike deck-building gameplay is based around a three-by-three dungeon grid, the aim is to battle against enemies on each tile in order to conquer the dungeon.

To battle, you each take it in turns to attack or defend, where you can use special moves like blitz attacks, ambush, and stun - the winner is the last character standing. You also have a chance to use a collection of weapons and increase your damage to an opponent.

As you journey through each dungeon, the game allows you to unlock and play as a selection of fun characters, including The Wizard. Each character comes with their own unique starting decks, perks, and special moves for you to discover. On top of that, the quirky animations and enchanting music will keep you playing for hours.

Euclidean Skies

Available on: iOS, Apple Arcade
Price: £4.99

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Another impressive game available in the App Store is the mind-bending Euclidean Skies, that’s sure to capture your imagination. This puzzle adventure game casts you as an adventurer, equipped with only a spear, and dropped onto a Rubik’s cube-like planet.

Simply put, your objective is to navigate across the cubed planet, and build a path for you to exit. To do this, you’ll need to tap, flip and twist the cube correctly for your character to escape. Along the way, you’ll encounter obstacles and guards that become more difficult as you progress through the levels. Euclidean skies always has something new to show you, and this is one of the many reasons why it continues to be a much-loved game for iPhone users.

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