In this article we round up the best free iPhone games, from fighting and sports games to puzzles and RPGs - starting with our 12 favourite. Here are the best iOS games available for your iPhone or iPad. Some games are free and others are paid, but every one of them is awesome. The iPhone has arguably the best games of any mobile platform. Come check out our picks of the best iPhone games for every genre. It's probably safe to say there's nothing else that looks like what DrinkBox is doing, first with the brightly-coloured Guacamelee, now with Severed. Typically, shooty space games of the overhead variety are about deftly weaving between bullets sprayed about the place, or trying hard not to die when belting along at insane speeds. Spaceteam is perhaps the ultimate iOS party game. We also love collecting random goodies and completing quests, both of which Post Knight deals out in plentiful spades. As your little pixel-dude wanders through a retro dungeon, he'll encounter assorted obstacles - monsters of varying challenge, locked chests and traps - and you have to arrange matching blocks in the bottom half of the screen to defeat them. There are challenges to complete at each level too, unlocking new snowboarders as you go on. The Binding of Isaac: Get killed three times during any level, and an extra set for that attempt only becomes available on watching an ad. Die and you play on as your heir, often finding yourself faced with similar problems, and perhaps taking a different path that time around. Wave through someone with a hooky passport because their story moved you, and the little printer in your booth will curl out an official reprimand and for repeat offences a fine. Cards are split into colour-coded types red for attack, purple for spell and so on and clever deck-builders can construct powerful synergies: If you're thinking one of those things isn't quite like the others, congratulations. Three bushes make a tree! As Taylor sets about exploring the inhospitable environment, you'll help make decisions on what to do. Some courses have handy yellow ramps, but others merely offer huge waves where you take your chances. Customize your ship and gameplay style to your liking, upgrading with materials you find along the way. For more bloodthirsty players, there's also a 'domination' mode, where you play until only one tribe remains standing. The iPad version adds local multiplayer, which is hectic fun and highly replayable. Draw Something might be flawed, but for a while this Pictionary-style social puzzler threatened to take over the world. It's very difficult, and there are tons of unlockable characters and items to discover, so despite each playthrough being brief, the game has a good amount of longevity. Drop Wizard is a simple game, but one that comes highly recommended. Download Tales from Deep Space. Call it multimedia-enhanced interactive fiction. Smash a wall of bricks and another nonchalantly slides in. For free, you get a smallish selection of puzzles, but many more are available via various IAP. Your main concern is an orb returning over the line of death above your cannon. Also, anyone who plays a lot on planes or subways: Pandemic is a vastly popular co-operative board game in which up to four friends work together to defeat four diseases sweeping the globe. Join CNET Member Benefits Sign In to CNET Signed in as My Profile My Profile Expected value in statistics Sign Out. There's also a split-screen multiplayer mode, if you think you've got what it takes to beat your friends.