Top 20 Paid iOS Games With No In-App Purchases In 2018

July 14, 2017 ( Miscellaneous )
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We all love playing games on our iPhone and iPad and don’t even hesitate to shell out money to purchase the ones we like. However, the in-app purchases model has changed the way we pay for apps. But that does not mean we are okay with paying for progress at each step of the game, right?

Wouldn’t it be better that you pay upfront and just enjoy the game? After a detailed analysis, we have compiled together a list of Top 20 paid games on iOS with no in-app purchases. Awesome, no? Dig in!

1. Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse ($4.99)

You might already be familiar with the name of Broken Sword, a highly popular adventure-puzzle series. The multi-award winning title has produced another mysterious and epic Broken Sword adventure. In this game, you take on the role of an intrepid American George Stobbart and sassy French journalist, Nico Collard, who are on trial for a stolen painting and a conspiracy of a murder.

The storyline is very engaging and exciting along with voice over by a top-rated cast. It comes with a slide and tap interface which is simple yet feature-rich, so make sure you try this one out.

2. Braveland ($2.99)

First look on Braveland feels like the game is targeted at a young audience and contains a clichéd story. But in reality it’s quite the opposite. Braveland is a strategic turn-based game which will appeal to all old-school strategy fans. The story is quite intriguing; you start as a son of a humble warrior, whose village is raided by bandits and you are on a trail of vengeance with an army of archers, knights, peasants, scouts, and white-robed healing mages.

The game allows customization of your army as well since different troops have different strengths and weaknesses and you must learn how to use them efficiently. In short, simple story, captivating graphics, realistic sound effects and the intense boss fights before every chapter folds make it an absolute treat.

3. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic ($9.99)

Star Wars: KOTOR is a game with a rich history behind it. It is a classic-style RPG and stands up among one of the most famous games. The main attraction of this game is the characters and infamous plot twist, which are delivered exquisitely. The story goes back to four thousand years ago, before the Galactic Empire and hundreds of Jedi Knights have fallen in battle against the ruthless Sith.

You must master the power of the Force on your quest. You may travel to eight enormous worlds in your own starship and also learn to use the Force with over 40 different powers, plus build your own Lightsaber.

4. Five Nights at Freddy’s 4 ($2.99)

Five Night at Freddy’s 4 continues to be the biggest hit in FNAF series. You will find it the same interesting and amusing as you used to play in the previous series.  In this game, you will have to defend yourself in Freddy’s café against Fazbear, Chica, Bonnie, Foxy, and many more creepy things that will come across your way during your stay at night.

You have to be very careful, be attentive and have to keep an ear on minor hints, as in sounds and suspicious activities, to identify where the weird and creepy creatures are hidden in the dark. However, you will have to survive till 6 a.m.; don’t let them be too close to you, otherwise, you’re no more and almost gone!

5. Mines of Mars ($4.99)

Mine of Mars is a mining inspired game like Metroid and Motherload. It is an interesting procedural atmospheric mining game with a strong storyline offering adventures by hiding deep secrets inside. A whole gorgeous world is there to explore having dark secrets to unveil; there’s much more to do!

The best thing is that MoM is procedurally created, so each time when you play, you’ll see a different world. So get lost in the huge underground world and enjoy this gravity mining and secrets revealing the game.

6. Hoplite ($2.99)

Hoplite is a turn-based strategic game which uses simple graphics yet deep intensity to get one engaged in. It’s a tactical playing game in which you have to be focused and think twice before you make any move. The game seems hard at first, but as frequent as you play, you get hands-on and you’ll enjoy the game.

The game has two modes: Quest Mode and Challenge Mode. The quest mode has procedurally generated levels which give you a unique and different gameplay each time. Grab Hoplite and enjoy this byte-sized challenge game on your iOS device.

7. PewDiePie: Legend of the Brofist ($4.99)

PewDiePie: Legend of the Brofist is an awesome 2D platformer game which you will like more if you have liked its YouTube characters. It’s a fun and adventurous game which contains different levels along with diverse characters as well. On your way, you can collect brocoins to unlock new characters, attacks, and defenses. Collect all the secrets that are hidden somewhere in various stages, and unlock all your favorite youtube stars like PewDiePie, Marzia, CinnamonToastKen, JackSepticEye, Cryaotic, Markiplier and more!

Initially, the game seems simple but it becomes harder with each level which makes it difficult but more interesting to survive in the adventurous and challenging land, so challenge your friends and beat their scores to prove yourself a champ.

8. 80 Days ($4.99)

80 Days comes up with an interesting concept and refreshing gameplay. You play as Phileas Fogg’s loyal valet, Passepartout, and you are responsible for managing his health, finances, and take decisions during his 80 days quest to travel all around the world. Though 80 days seems a lot of time but unpredictable events keep popping up to steal away your precious hours.

The in-game clock never stops running. There is an interactive story narrating every city and journey where you control every course of action; some of them speed you up and some lead you to a disaster. 80 days basically provides a complete experience during your race against the time.

9. FTL: Faster Than Light ($9.99)

If you ever wanted to run a spaceship and save the galaxy, the FTL: Faster Than Light is exactly the app you are looking for. The award winning PC spaceship simulation game is now available on iPad. It is equipped with dangerous missions, with each of them presenting peculiar experiences. There is no single rule of thumb to solve the missions as there are multiple solutions, which enhances the overall game experience.

The text based encounters are well scripted and use of Perma-death game mechanic adds importance to every action of the game.

10. FINAL FANTASY VI ($14.99)

Final Fantasy VI can be traced back to 1994 when it was debuted at the installment number sixth from the iconic FINAL FANTASY series. The series is still widely popular due to amazing main characters, all of whom can be played as a protagonist.

The battle interface is very well-crafted and intuitive user-friendly controls make it convenient to play on your touch screen.

11. Waking Mars ($4.99)

Waking Mars is a clever game which sets a new combination of adventure and platformer. The compelling story takes place in 2097 when the life is discovered on Mars. You are an expedition who is sent to Mars to become the first human to communicate with extraterrestrial life. Things went smooth and you are trapped by a cave-in.

Meanwhile, time is also running out, so you need to make crucial decisions throughout as well. The game is exclusively designed for iOS; it contains intuitive touch screen controls, excellent music, and game center achievements and leaderboards.

12. The Room Three ($3.99)

The Room Three is the third installment of “The Room” trilogy. Both of the prequels received huge hits and critically acclaimed and The Room Three continues the epic puzzle journey with fantastic art and the beautiful tactile world. The Room Three is much longer than its predecessors and there are considerable more puzzles, which are really competitive and engaging.

iCloud allows you to share your progress between multiple devices. To conclude, it is crafted beautifully and ticks all the boxes it needs to and is worth experiencing.

13. Goblin Sword ($1.99)

Goblin Sword is an action game which has catered the RPG elements and altogether appeared as a very interesting, captivating and action-oriented game. You will be playing as a hero who has to safeguard his hometown along with 8 guardians that will follow and assist you against the army of monsters which is headed by an evil wizard.

Decorate your home with souvenirs, customize the controls, and enjoy this game on any of your iOS devices. Keep fighting and invading different levels and mark your position on the leader boards.

14. Spider: Rite of the Shrouded Moon ($4.99)

It is a revolutionary and beautifully themed game that will keep you entertained and engaged for hours. You’ll be playing as a spider in this game, and will be exploring the abandoned mansion which has deep secrets in it. You have to spin a web of your own choice and as per your own design to trap the insects/ bugs.

Master your web crafting skills by planning, and learn tricks to trap dynamic insects smartly before of run out of silk. Conquer 30 levels, along with different puzzles. Amazing soundtracks and music add charm to it.

15. Detective Grimoire ($1.99)

Detective Grimoire is an addictive and well-designed detective game which is loved by millions of people. If you like mysterious and detective games, then this is for you! Solve different and unique puzzles, collect clues, interrogate suspects, explore the swamp and unveil the hidden secrets and solve mysteries.

Amazing narrations, interactive graphics, and outstanding soundtracks are the eye-catching elements. All in all, it’s a well-crafted and well-designed mystery solving the game, so buck up and get this game on your iOS device.

16. Octodad: Dadliest Catch ($4.99)

Octodad: Dadliest Catch is a very interesting game in which you would be playing a role of Octodad. This game is all about the deception, destruction, and the most important part – fatherhood. The story revolves around an Octodad, which is basically a dapper octopus masked as a human, and he has to hide his identity from his human family.

Control his actions and built-in nature by controlling his tentacles which the abrupt and cleverly designed controls in order to hide its identity from his human family. Now can you reduce this octodad’s tension? Play this hilarious game and help him out!

17. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas ($6.99)

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is the biggest release on mobile yet by Rockstar Games. It comes with 70 hours gameplay which covers the state of San Andreas and its three major cities – Los Santos, San Fierro and Las Venturas with enhanced visual fidelity. The main attraction of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is the high-resolution graphics built specifically for mobile including lighting enhancements, an enriched color palette, and improved character models.

 Furthermore, there are three different control schemes and customizable controls, so it gives you great flexibility in controlling your gameplay. You can even play across all your iOS devices as it also provides Cloud save support for Rockstar Social Club Members.

18. Ninja Village ($4.99)

Ninja Village can be described as a chocolate bar; you eat it, enjoy and then forget about it, but it will keep you strongly engaged through full play through. You take a role of the head of a leading ninja clan and your objective is to develop your village and help Shogun in his bid to unite the Japan.

Meanwhile, you may also need to prepare your villagers for battle and train them the ways of modern 16th-century welfare, then assign them to appropriate units. You must equip your army with training, skills and best gears to lead them towards the victory.

19. Threes! ($2.99)

It will not take you more than a minute to understand how Threes! work, but it will not stop you from spending hours and hours playing this game without getting bored. It won’t be much wrong to say that this game grows your mind beyond imaginations, as they claim, as it combines matching and strategy, making it a decent option to kill your time.

The game mechanics make the board fill very fast so it is crucial to combine numbers in a smart way so you can conserve space and keep the room for the next moves as the game gets over as soon as you can no longer move.

20. Prune ($3.99)

Prune, as perfectly described in the description of the game, is a love letter to trees. The game bestows the serene experience of beauty and joy of cultivation. The objective of each level is to grow a certain amount of flowers on a tree, generally by coming in contact with light.

The music is delightful and intuitive controls allow you to play with a swipe of a finger. You aren’t pressured by a time limit; therefore it is a great way to de-stress.

These are our top picks for the best 20 paid iOS Games with no in-app purchases for iPhone and iPad in 2018!

Did I miss out on any? Let me know in the comments below!

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