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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 13 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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A screenshot showing Deep Golf

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Deep Golf

Deep Golf is a side-on golf game. On completion of the first hole, the ground abruptly falls away and you find yourself deep underground. Obstacles then become stalactites and stalagmites, stagnant pools of water, suspiciously sticky ooze, and the odd dinosaur fossil. 

You’re a long way from Cypress Point or St Andrews, then, but the controls are conventional, merely having you drag to define each shot’s power and direction, and then tilt your device to add spin. It’s all very immediate, relaxing and enjoyable.

Mobile gaming aficionados might add Deep Golf is also somewhat derivative, clearly taking inspiration from Desert Golfing. That said, Deep Golf’s feel and additional obstacles provide enough differentiation – as does the lack of a price tag, which makes it a must unless you can’t stand this type of game.

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