You'll often find us harping on about originality here on PG, and we're has happy as anyone when a great game makes its debut on mobile.
But we're also suckers for a good port. All of us at PG are gamers at heart, which means we play games on a variety of platforms - not just smartphones. That's why we're delighted when a developer manages to make a console or PC game sing on a small screen.
Conversely, we'll be the first to deride a lazy port that crams in clunky touchscreen controls or sub-optimal performance. Sometimes a game simply doesn't belong on mobile, and we'll point that out too.
None of the following games suffer in this way, though. These are some of the best console and PC conversions you could hope to play on your iOS device.
An easy-breezy port from PC to tablet, this. Its retro art and rich, sandbox nature makes it a favourite in plenty of people's book, and the controls and ease of use between PC and mobile makes porting look a cinch.
There are plenty of brilliant mobile racers that justifiably claim to be console quality, but none have delivered the real thing to the extent of GRID Autosport. It's a deep, technically astonishing slab of premium racing action.
Papers, Please puts you in the shoes of a border control agent in a fictional communist state called Arstotzka. You have to study passports, read entry rules, and make sure no troublemakers get in. It sounds dull, but the human stories and branching narrative mean it's one of the most engrossing games on mobile. Get it played.
Jonathan Blow's first person puzzler masterpiece took a long time to come to iOS, but was easily worth the wait. Hiking around the beautiful island might be better suited to PC and console, but the game's line-drawing puzzles play best on mobile.
7 Billion Humans is a game that actually teaches you something as you play. It's a clever puzzle game that essentially has you programming in solutions. Thank goodness it's so very charming, or your brain might melt under the strain.
Take a classic top-down Zelda template, imbue it with intense levels of twitchy combat, and slap it with a stunning neon-drenched aesthetic. You're half way to to describing Hyper Light Drifter, which works surprisingly well on mobile.
One of the most moving in downright beautiful games of recent years has made the unexpected hop to mobile, and it's as lovely as ever. Journey is a multiplayer adventure that pretty much anyone can play and enjoy.
You might expect an excellent port from the experts at Feral Interactive, but Tropico remains a richly detailed, responsive, engaging, and fun strategy game nonetheless. It feels right at home on iPad.
Cultist Simulator is tough to pin down. It's a narrative card game with elements of strategy and deck building, and a massive does of trial and error. The only thing that's plain to see in this enigma of a game is the quality of its iOS conversion.
Coming to iOS just three months after its PS Vita debut, Severed finds itself perfectly at home on mobile. The surreal story and Myst-like first-person adventuring remains, but it actually feels like an improvement when experienced on an Apple device.
Playdead's stunning follow-up to Limbo bests its predecessor in virtually every way, from its grimly beautiful world to its seamless blend of puzzles and wordless narrative. Inside's slow pace ensures that this is platformer that works well on mobile, too.
This wonderful 3D puzzler has you guiding two coloured cubes around a series of abstract levels, flipping switches for one another. With built-in co-op gameplay, it's as good on mobile as it is on Switch.
The Gardens Between is one of those games that seems to make more sense on mobile than on its original console and PC platforms. It's a visually lush, mechanically simple puzzler that has you manipulating time on behalf of a likeable pair of young friends.