Apple has this week revealed what it thinks are the best App Store games of 2019. For its editors’ choices, the company has selected titles that have been the most popular and influenced trends.
Furthermore, Apple says its list focuses on games that it believes have a dedication to the craft of game development. As the App Store is a multi-platform storefront, Apple has named the best App Store games of 2019 from the following categories:
- Apple TV
Cupertino points out its chosen games all allow users to have fun and connect with other gamers.
“Developers around the world inspire us all with innovative apps that have the power to influence culture and change our lives, and this year that is as true as ever. The 2019 App Store Best Apps and Games winners reflect our global desire for connection, creativity and fun,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing, in a statement.
Schiller says the company wanted to show the diversity of games available on the App Store.
“Great design and creativity come from developers large and small, and from every corner of the world. We congratulate all the winners and thank them for making 2019 the best year yet for the App Store.”
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Best App Store Games of 2019
iPhone Games of the Year: Sky: Children of the Light (Thatgamecompany)
In this game, players can fly across amazing vistas and explore landscapes from the air. However, this is no simply flying sim as the goal is to help celestial beings get back to the stars. Children of the Light is a beautiful social-oriented game.
iPad Game of the Year: Hyper Light Drifter (Abylight S.L.)
Borrowing heavily from 16-bit classic console games, Hyper Light Drifter is an addictive adventure game, combing exploration and action.
Mac Game of the Year: Gris (Devolver / Nomada Studio)
As a puzzle platform game, Gris is as much a moving and interactive work of art as it is a game. It tackles emotions as the player aims to get the characters life back together after a tragedy.
Do you agree with Apple’s list of the best App Store games of 2019? Let us know below which games you’ve enjoyed on iPhone and iPad this year.