Apple Selects Best Apps, Games of 2015

By Brandy Shaul Comment

Lara Croft GO

Apple revealed its “Best of 2015,” highlighting the best applications and games the iTunes App Store had to offer this year.

Apple selected Twitter‘s live-streaming app, Periscope, as its app of the year for 2015, with Lightrick‘s photo editing app, Enlight, and Robinhood Markets‘ stock trading app, Robinhood, claiming second and third place, respectively.

In addition, Apple chose DeskConnect’s Workflow as the “Most Innovative” app of 2015, while Instagram was selected as the “Best App on iPhone 6s” thanks to its 3D Touch functionality, which allows users to Peek at photos.

For games, Square Enix‘s puzzle game, Lara Croft GO, topped the list, followed by Bethesda‘s vault-building simulation game, Fallout Shelter, and 1Button‘s one-button platformer, Mr Jump, in second and third place, respectively.

RAC7 Games’ Dark Echo was highlighted as the “Most Innovative” game of 2015, while Pixel Toy‘s Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade was chosen as the “Best Game on iPhone 6s” thanks to its 3D Touch controls.

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We debated. We argued. Everyone had favorites, but to make this list of 2015’s finest, there could be no doubts. What you see here made the cut—they’re the most visionary, inventive and irresistible apps and games of the year.

Check out the full results below for Apple’s best apps and games of 2015.

Best Apps of 2015

  1. Periscope
  2. Enlight
  3. Robinhood
  4. Workflow
  5. Instagram
  6. HBO Now
  7. Hopper
  8. Darkroom
  9. Lark
  10. The Everything Machine
  11. Pacemaker
  12. Tandem
  13. Jet
  14. Timeline
  15. Vee for Video
  16. Fit Men Cook
  17. Spark
  18. RefME
  19. Wildcard
  20. Paper
  21. Giphy Cam
  22. PRY
  23. Reuters TV: Video News
  24. Zova
  25. Blue Apron

Best Games of 2015

  1. Lara Croft GO
  2. Fallout Shelter
  3. Mr Jump
  4. Dark Echo
  5. Warhammer 40,000 Freeblade
  6. Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
  7. Vainglory
  8. Dungeon Boss
  9. Puzzle Craft 2
  10. Pac-Man 256
  11. You Must Build A Boat
  12. AG Drive
  13. Marvel Contest of Champions
  14. Horizon Chase
  15. Shadowmatic
  16. Wonky Ship
  17. Super Sharp
  18. Last Voyage
  19. Ski Safari 2
  20. Downwell
  21. Rayman Adventures
  22. Afterpulse
  23. Psych!
  24. HoPiKo
  25. Blades of Brim

Readers: Did your favorite iOS apps and games make the lists?

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