Five of the Best Premium iOS Games with No In-App Purchases

Do you like mobile games but do not like annoying ads or in-app purchases? We feel you. That's why we've bundled our paid, unique and paid premium iOS games to share.

There are thousands of games on the Apple App Store, which we can divide into two categories: the games you pay for and the free games you do not pay for. The latter, of course, will cost you time when your mug will fill with commercial breaks and money (which equals time) for in-app purchases. No one likes the commercials nor does it have to be constantly solicited to pay to unlock the game's features. So put these free games out of your mind.

Paid games cost money in advance, but they follow the tried and true method of buying classic money that you want, and the deal is over forever. If it was enough for the ancient Mesopotamians, that's enough for you.

So, which premium games should you spend right off the bat for your hard-earned shekels, avoiding any in-app purchases and commercial breaks? Here are five of the best bets, in no particular order.

Reigns: Game of Thrones ($ 4)

Tyrion during the reign: Game of ThronesDigital Devolver

This riff on the original Reign not only on this list because Game of Thrones is very popular right now. He's on this list because Game of Thrones is right now and because Reigns: Game of Thrones is a good little game. It's more of a game of choice than thrones, in itself, with a game reminiscent of going down into a thunderbolt.

Each turn, a mugshot of character appears (rendered in a simplified artistic style) and you slide left for a decision or right for another. As in the series, each decision has its advantages and consequences. So you have to chase political moderation to keep things in balance and win, rather than die.

OK, when it is described this way, it does not look much like real world politics today. It's still more fun than Tinder, because losing in Reigns: Game of Thrones will probably not make you feel as bad as losing to Tinder. And what's more, this game is much more cute and fun than most of Tinder's interactions.

Escapists 2: Pocket Breakout ($ 7)

Gulag Prison in Escapists 2Équipe17

This is about the only way to achieve a fully certified jailbreak by Apple on your iPhone. This is because you are going to jailbreak isolated prisoners in a digital prison and your phone will not come out of the experience of its mandatory operating system. You will steal things. You will beat other prisoners. You will accidentally have a swing at a caretaker and you will end up in the infirmary. If you're smart, you'll be out of jail.

Escapists 2: pocket escape is an abbreviated port of a game originally released for computers and consoles, so it's more of a real game than a dead-time killer. It is also another example of what is very stressful in real life – getting out of jail, getting into a fight in the shower, or deliberately clogging a toilet – ending up on a toilet – becomes fun once it's a play and that there is no consequence.

But it's not the Fed Club. What will help you the most will be in a minimum security institution, although you can increase the difficulty by sending you to a gulag located in a non-North Korea, a Wild West prison, etc. No matter where you choose to incarcerate, you will have to look great, including calls, shower times, meals and work. A small fun gaming jail is still a prison, and the guards will beat you mercilessly if you stray too far.

Stardew Valley ($ 8)

Fishing pier in the Stardew Valley

If being a prisoner of a prison is not your cup of Italian roast, why not be a prisoner of the earth? This little agricultural RPG is actually a huge and very popular game created by a guy, originally for PC. A bit like in real farming, there is an incredible amount of things you can do in Stardew ValleyGrowing things up, killing things and talking to people – it's like a microcosm of farm life itself. You can also go fishing and spin into monster infested caves, befriend the villagers or, conversely, become the strange fishmonger who lives on the outskirts of the city and do not speak a lot.

Do not starve: pocket edition ($ 5)

Fleeing Spiders in Not StarvingKlei Entertainment

Not just a game, but also good advice. Do not starve: pocket edition Here is another entry on this list that is an adaptation of a game on PC and console, reduced to fit your mobile device, so you may not need to play it anymore, where that you are.

This beautifully illustrated and animated game emerged from the explosion of survival games a few years ago, but has survived most of its more sophisticated competitions. It's tight, fun and really difficult, and it has a gothic horror / Lovecraftian atmosphere. You see, it is not enough to eat not to starve, but also to not go crazy and let the monsters in the shadows come forward and kill you. Which is also good advice from the real world.

Donut County ($ 5)

Donut County Highway CafeAnnapurna Interactive

Do you like raccoons? Of course, you do it. Do you like holes? Maybe, maybe not. But you need them. In donuts (and bagels). In your body. However, you must take care not to question the fundamental nature of the holes; if they are things, or their absence. It's dangerous to think, and that will not lead you to happiness.

Keep this in mind when you play Donut Countybecause in this game, you're the hole – or rather, the raccoons exploiting remote-controlled holes, probably looking for larvae. You will move the void and grow it, swallowing objects and sending them, presumably, to Hell. As your hole grows, you will face greater challenges to send everything deep down into society, to the new underground society that you have created. This in turn feeds an unusual story about the sub-inhabitants that you banished into darkness with your madness and want to know one thing: why?

But there is no why. There is only emptiness.

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