Games, there are hundreds of thousands on the App Store, some take up the principles of the classic platform game, our favorites are presented there , others bet on multiplayer, augmented reality or simulation. It’s hard to find the right mobile game sometimes, given the abundance of offers.
Today, in the context of our weekly apps files, it is not a particular genre that we wanted to address, but rather a style, a particular spirit: that of games with an original design, worked and often bewitching, capable of creating an emotion even before having begun to discover the playful experience. On the way therefore for a selection of 9 games (and even a little more) which delight the eye, but not only since they are excellent achievements, all are very well rated.
Monument Valley 1 & 2
Each level in this game is a puzzle to solve, but each level is also a board and a visual slap. Pretty and engaging, Monument Valley requires a lot of observation and reflection to understand how to interact with the architecture of each level and thus unlock hidden paths and tame optical illusions. Since its release in 2014, this game has reaped the awards. In the meantime, the developers have also had the good idea of adding new levels and even developing a sequel, also critically acclaimed, it’s Monument Valley 2, released in 2017 .
Alto’s Adventure & Alto’s Odyssey
While in the first episode, Alto’s Adventure, you have to descend snow-covered hills, in the second opus, it is on dunes that the player must surf to try to go as far as possible. In both cases, these are reference games on mobile, with top-level production, a neat atmosphere and dozens of varied levels with the most attractive designs. Frankly unavoidable, both one and the other.
Famous episode of the series of GO games, with Lara Croft GO and Deus Ex GO, Hitman GO is a gripping game, totally original. It’s about carrying out infiltration and assassination missions in levels in diorama view. Strategy and reflection must be required to succeed in its actions without being detected, while the graphics and design are particularly successful, offering a unique experience of its kind alongside Agent 47.
Old Man’s Journey
One of the most outstanding games by its realization, its graphics and its design. This is an adventure where you follow an old man through beautiful landscapes. You have to solve puzzles by modeling the elements that make up each level. Beautiful music, a touching scenario and a strong narration complete the picture of this very pretty game.
Adventure and reflection game in a nicely drawn universe and a 60s atmosphere. It is addictive, well written and superbly produced, but unfortunately less known than other games mentioned above. However, it deserves a look!
Bewitching universe for this game offering an adventure filled with puzzles, reminiscent of the Myst game series. The hero is lost on an island without knowing why or how, and must try to discover the reasons for his presence in these disturbing places to find his way home. Over 500 puzzles to solve, many of which are intertwined. A game praised for its mechanics, but also its graphic beauty.
Mini-golf game with slightly crazy graphics, which takes the player on very special levels. They are made in 3D, seen in a kind of diorama, with surprising animations full of details. A high quality achievement in the end, for this game that seduced us, see
Minimalist golf game, which is installed in decorations in diorama view of the most beautiful effect. The graphics and play of light, with the sunset in particular, give the varied landscapes an often stunning aspect and a unique charm to the game. The golf mechanics are classic, but everything is sufficiently well done to offer a unique gaming experience. .
Many puzzles are to be solved in this adventure game, requiring reflection, but also a lot of observation. Lumino City stands out with sublime graphics and hand-designed decors, from which emerges a very special atmosphere that makes the game unique and endearing.
Originality is the key word of this game developed by French people. You have to slalom between swimmers to get out of the pool, each level being more complex than the previous one. The principle is perfectly in place, the atmosphere particularly licked and the whole very successful. A game that we really appreciate.
So much for our selection of special design and graphics games. Which title do you think, not mentioned here, would also have deserved its place in this ranking?