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.
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