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The best free iPhone games of 2021

The best free iPhone games
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Free iPhone games have a reputation for being rubbish and full of IAP. But whether you've got an iPhone 12 Pro Max, an iPhone SE (2020), or any other model, loads of superb free titles await your twitchy gaming thumbs – if you know where to look.

To save you the effort of finding them, we’ve compiled the best here, split into handy categories. So if you fancy an arcade blast, a brain-bending puzzle, or a thrilling racer – for free – read on.

Plus, check back every month for our latest favorite free iPhone game, which you'll find below.

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Screenshots showing Froglike: The Frog Roguelike

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Froglike: The Frog Roguelike

Froglike: The Frog Roguelike rethinks Frogger for the modern mobile era. Rather than tasking an amphibian with crossing a road and a river, everything’s a bit more ambitious here. You must keep the Lily of Time alive, in order to stop the end of time itself. Yikes!

What this means in gameplay terms is jumping around lily pads and ideally parking your froggy butt on the biggest lily, to charge it up until a portal appears. You can then choose a power-up before returning to the fray. The entire game is quite a brawl, featuring all kinds of enemies keen to send you plunging into the deadly drink surrounding the lilies.

With responsive controls, vibrant visuals and in-game upgrades, this top-notch high-score chaser radically improves on the decades-old classic that served as its inspiration.

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