So Apple just announced a new iPhone. Hopefully. I'm writing this on Tuesday and will put it live after work on Wednesday. This is how the internet works. Get used to it.
Anyway. Apple probably definitely maybe announced the iPhone 7. And it probably definitely maybe has a faster processor, more RAM, better graphics computing power, and all that jazz.
So you're buying one, obviously. Here are seven games you'll need to show off the power of your new phone to curious bypassers and Android fans who simply won't listen to reason the silly blighters.CSR Racing 2
If the sight of carbon fibre and a particularly shiny exhaust pipe sends you into a tizzy, then you need to check out CSR Racing 2. This isn't car porn: it's car smut.
Every vehicle - all officially licensed, naturally - is rendered inside and out. You can pop the trunk, lift the bonnet, open the doors, and roll back the convertible roof. And then take them onto the road to see how they look when going at frankly dangerous speeds.
The actual game is hardly involving: you press a button every time your car goes vroom to make it go a bit faster. But hey, it looks posh. And that's all that matters, right? Correct. Yes. That is right.Eisenhorn: Xenos
I think I spelt that right. Either way, this isn't your usual Warhammer game. No cards, no tiles, no stats, no units, no turns. This is a third-person action romp in the vein of Batman: Arkham Asylum.
Gruff Inquisitor Eisenhorn, played by Mark Strong, gets into brawls and uses his sword, a big ol' gun, and psychic powers to win. He sneaks through vents, uses gadgets, and silently assassinates baddies. He's even got x-ray vision to pinpoint baddies.
The point is, the game looks like a console game. And while we could argue for hours about whether you should want to play console games on your phone (you don't), this is about as close as you can get. So lap it up.GTA San Andreas
Big fat processors aren't just for pretty graphics. And San Andreas would never be accused of being "pretty" - with its blocky cars, mushy textures, and characters who have drawn-on fingers.
Luckily, those processors can also be used to render whopping great worlds, and that's where GTA shines. This game lets you run rampant on a big patch of American soil, dotted by massive cities, tiny farms, deserts, canyons, ocean bases, and more.
You'll spend months exploring this world, doing missions and odd jobs, and coming up with silly ways to spend your time. I personally like driving caravans down the winding slopes of Mount Chiliad. But you do you.Riptide GP Renegade
CSR Racing 2 isn't the only racing game that will show off your new iPhone. But, when it comes to Riptide, it's not the vehicles that matter. It's the tracks.
These dazzling circuits feature rockets blasting off into space, shiny glass cities, monster gunships floating into harbour, underwater streets, and clockwork factories.
And to top it all off, the tracks aren't boring old tarmac but, instead, sloshing bodies of water that ripple, bounce, sway, and turn into big waves that crash into the sides. Thanks to your iPhone's chip, it can render this ocean simulation without skipping a beat.Injustice: Gods Among Us
Fighting games have long been used as graphical powerhouses. From the huge sprites of Street Fighter 2, to the digitised graphics of Mortal Kombat, to Killer Instinct being the first arcade game to use a hard drive so it could spit out more detailed graphics.
That trend continues on mobile. The games might be a lot more simple, and stuffed with enough freemium nonsense to smother a small dog, but boy do they look good. And, as established earlier, that's all that matters. Ever.
Marvel's fighter looks good, but Injustice wins out with its crazy special moves and dark comic tone.Modern Combat 5: Blackout
You can't have a list like this without a shooter. And Modern Combat 5: Blackout will do just fine. It's an FPS in the vein of Call of Duty and - despite being a few years old - it makes the most of your device to deliver a non-stop rollercoaster ride.
In one level, you're travelling through canals in a speedboat as a helicopter chases you down. A building topples over, crashing into the water and making a mini-tsunami. It's pretty good.
There are loads of locations, plenty of guns, and characters who have such terrible dialogue it makes the average COD game sound like it was penned by Shakespeare.Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions
Why does this game need a hefty processor? It's all coloured lights and wibbly lines. It doesn't have cars or guns or boring men or ANYTHING.
Don't be fooled! Geometry Wars is doing crazy stuff with lines that will make your brain go all loopy. It might be modelled after old twin-stick blasters like Robotron but it dresses it up with a modern, neon-lit, rave-like asthetic that's to die for.
And it's actually fun to play! I know! Graphics and gameplay - together at last.