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The best free iPhone games of 2020

The best free iPhone games
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Free iPhone games have a reputation for being rubbish and full of IAP. But 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 two weeks for our latest favorite free iPhone game, which you'll find below.

Free iPhone game of the week: EVIG

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EVIG is a vertically-scrolling shoot ’em up that takes no prisoners. It has just nine levels, but the twist is that if you’re hit by a single projectile, you must start the current level from scratch.

You might think this needlessly cruel - and, to tell the truth, it does test your patience at times. When you hit a new section of a level and are instantly vaporized by a new hazard, you’ll grit your teeth on realizing you must battle your way back to have another go.

Despite this, EVIG has a certain something that ensures you will want to try again. Perhaps it’s the smart level design or tight controls. Or maybe it’s just sheer bloody mindedness if you’re a certain kind of player. Either way, this iPhone game is entirely free, and so worth a shot to see if you’ve got what it takes.

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