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Apple's Best Games of 2018: Donut County, Gorogoa, The Gardens Between, Alto's Odyssey


Mac, PC, and console game The Gardens Between released to widespread acclaim in September this year. — AFP Relaxnews

Mac, PC, and console game The Gardens Between released to widespread acclaim in September this year. — AFP Relaxnews

In keeping with its reputation as a design-oriented company, Apple's four Game of the Year picks for 2018 were all deliberate, carefully composed experiences; action-oriented Battle Royale genre was named Game Trend of the Year.

Story-based physics puzzler Donut County, which asks players to become an all-swallowing hole, lavishly illustrated jigsaw adventure Gorogoa, dreamlike friendship journey The Gardens Between and sand dune surfer Alto's Odyssey have been named Apple's best game apps of 2018.

The quartet were included in a longer Best Apps of the Year rundown, which also included Battle Royale-style gaming – an action format that has numerous players compete to be the last person remaining after a competitive elimination round – as the Game Trend of the Year.

Donut County was iPhone Game of the Year; Gorogoa, the iPad equivalent; The Gardens Between, cream of the Mac crop; and Alto's Odyssey, best of Apple TV's offerings.

Battle Royale titles Fortnite and PUBG Mobile, card, battle arena and tower defense genre hybrid Clash Royale, and card game Hearthstone were part of a four-title pool forming Gaming Trend of the Year.

A full list of both games and apps can be found within the Apple.com newsroom, with iTunes sub-pages optimised for viewing through the App Store and / or on iOS 11 devices. – AFP Relaxnews
   

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