There are tons of games on the AppStore, with more added each week - so it can be hard to keep up with the best games that you should be taking a look at! To help aid you in your mission to play more games, we have dedicated ourselves to keeping a list of the top, up to date, paid games out on the AppStore.
This article will always include the top 10 paid games on the AppStore this week, so if that’s what you are looking for, you have found it! These games will have a price point at entry, but they will be the games everyone else has felt were good to dish out a bit of cash to play. We are specifically targeting the UK AppStore with our list, despite me being an American, because that’s where I live so it’s where I am currently gaming.
As you might have guessed, the top games do move round quite a bit, so we will be updating this list regularly so that you can keep track of what games you should be playing. We will also be mentioning any major changes that we find every time we update the list, which will give you a better view of the games that have stuck around but have updated and changed along the way.
At number one, can you believe it? I can’t believe Minecraft is still the top paid game on your iPhone. I have played Minecraft as a highschooler, years ago, yet it still haunts the tops lists everywhere. Minecraft is an open world, voxel game where you can build, craft, fight monsters, explore, craft potions and more. There is a lot to do in this game and it’s currently being actively updated - they just had a vote last month to add glow octopuses - so I do understand why it sits high.
Football and sports fans will be happy to hear that a game for them has made it onto the top ten list. This football manager game is the current one, aimed at 2021, where you can draft teams, pick out their strategies, pump them up with pep talks, and then let them free to see how they fare in the games themselves. This game is being updated often, refreshing systems, adding in more players and balancing, which keeps the game going smoothly.
It’s not surprising that aboard game made to be a mobile game has made it onto the list. Social games are always very fun, and having an app means you don’t need to keep track of the physical game, so it’s a win win. Heads Up! has one player picking a category and placing their phone on their head, while the rest of their friends shout out words to try and get that player to guess the words on their heads. There are lots of categories - I like the food one - which can make the game fun!
Bloons TD 6 is an amazing tower defense game, which is why it’s sat at the top of the paid list for quite some time. You are able to create towers, upgrade them, unlock heroes, change your abilities and so much more - providing a lot of strategy and fun to be had within this game! Bloons TD 6 also boosts over 49 original maps - with 3D objects that can block your line of site, so you’ll need to be aware and crafty to stay on top. Unlike free to play tower defense games, you won’t find a load of in-app purchases in this one!
Monopoly is another surprise to me, as nobody I know likes the board game, however it brings a bit of nostalgia to your phone - and you can play with all the pieces instead of losing some in the back of your cabinet. Monopoly has several different boards, characters, skins and more adding to the game and making it more fun - as well as different rule varieties, which cannot be argued as they are in the app and not being dictated by your dumb cousin.
This is very topical giving the, uh, current climate of the world. You can basically create a virus, and once enough people have been infected, you can mutate the virus to get it to new areas, undetected, as you continue to kill all of the humans in the world. The game continues to get updates, adding new ways to play and new features, which is why it has been able to keep the third place on the top paying iPhone games list!
The Chase: Ultimate Edition is a quiz show based on a TV show you can watch on your own TV (as long as you have a TV License and cable, two things I do not have). You can follow along, showing off your knowledge, while listening to commentary from the show’s presenter Bradley Walsh. It’s great if you are a fan of the show itself or if you are just looking for some trivia to keep your mind active and busy.
The Game of Life 2 is another board game, having made it's way onto this list, likely due to the holidays and increase board game playing! The Game of Life 2 is a game all about making decisions on your life, earning points, dealing with events and spinning wheels. There are a lot of different themed areas in this game, which is pretty fun, as well as a bunch of cut scenes that really add to the experience.
Geometry Dash is a simple, one button, rhythm-based action platformer that just ticks all of the boxes when it comes to a fun little platformer. There are a lot of challenges, so many dangers, jumping has to be done often, and more. You can also build your own levels using an level editor - sharing what you create - which continues to add new content despite the game not having more official levels added for a while.
Cluedo has made it's way onto the list, and as I have previously stated, it's probably because board games are popular this time of year. Cludeo is the most serious board game currently on this list, as it's a murder mystery game where you need to find out who killed who, with what, and in what room. The mobile version is very similar to the board game, with some mobile touches. You'll need to solve the game fast as only one will know the true details of the crime first and win.