The Best Exploration Games for IOS iPhone

Update, : Triennale Game Collection 2 added at rank #8.
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Alba: a Wildlife Adventure (2020)

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Even the smallest person can make a big difference. Join Alba, as she sets out to save her beautiful island and its wildlife. And possibly start a revolution.


  • exploration
  • open-world
  • adventure
  • relaxing
  • cartoony
  • nature
  • collector
  • creature
  • cute
  • colourful
  • family-friendly
  • construction
  • economy
  • 3d
  • table

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The Pathless (2020)

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From the creators of ABZÛ, The Pathless is the mythic adventure of an archer and an eagle in a vast forest. Become the Hunter, a master of archery who travels to a mystical island to dispel a curse of darkness that grips the world.


  • open-world
  • puzzle
  • exploration
  • boss
  • boss-fight
  • stealth
  • action-adventure
  • adventure
  • discovery
  • battle
  • rhythm
  • mythic
  • narrative
  • story
  • platform

3

Meridian 157: Chapter 3 (2021)

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You have ventured this far, now there is no turning back. Uncover the island’s dark history by travelling through crumbling caverns and mysterious laboratories, but be warned, some may not be too welcoming of your presence…


  • exploration
  • cinematic
  • point-and-click
  • puzzle
  • lovecraftian
  • hidden-object
  • investigation
  • adventure
  • atmospheric
  • casual
  • detective
  • realistic
  • survival-horror
  • challenging
  • sci-fi

4

Nauticrawl (2019)

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A stolen, enigmatic machine is your only way out. It's likely to kill you, but so will the hostile planet you're escaping. Pull levers, hack devices, and puzzle out how to pilot the Nauticrawl to freedom in this unusual atmospheric adventure... or die trying.


  • steampunk
  • short
  • experimental
  • sci-fi
  • point-and-click
  • space
  • stealth
  • simulation
  • exploration
  • atmospheric
  • genre-defying
  • puzzle
  • turn-based
  • submarine
  • survival

5

Gone Home (2013)

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A first-person exploratory game taking place in 1995 in which Katie, a university student back from Europe, arrives at her family's newly inherited mansion only to find nobody there, with a note from her younger sister Sam suggesting that she's left home. Katie must explore the mansion to put together the stories of where her parents have gone and why Sam has decided to leave.


  • story
  • exploration
  • narrative
  • interactive
  • book
  • walking-simulator
  • first-person
  • fiction
  • mystery
  • realistic
  • narration
  • short
  • discovery
  • drama
  • straight-up

6

Last Horizon (2015)

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A minimal space exploration and survival game. Pilot the last vessel of a fallen civilization into the vast unknown, in search of a new world to call home.


  • exploration
  • survival
  • space
  • minimalist
  • replay-value
  • atmospheric
  • simulation-y
  • flights
  • easy-to-learn
  • management
  • bullet-hell
  • truck
  • earth

7

Morphite (2017)

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Morphite is a casual atmospheric FPS, inspired by the classics. Research plants and animals, battle hostile entities, and unravel a mystery surrounding a rare material called Morphite.


  • exploration
  • sci-fi
  • first-person
  • shooter
  • fps
  • adventure
  • discovery
  • collection
  • space
  • trading
  • atmospheric
  • procedural
  • platform
  • combat
  • puzzle

8

Triennale Game Collection 2 (2022)

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The Triennale Game Collection Volume 2 is a free virtual exhibition of video games created for the 23rd International Exhibition of Triennale Milano by five of the world’s most renowned independent game designers, showcasing these artists’ experimental approach to interactivity.


  • exploration
  • abstract
  • point-and-click
  • psychedelic
  • narration
  • lgbtq
  • dynamic
  • emotional
  • experimental
  • casual
  • hand-drawn
  • colourful
  • fmv
  • interactive
  • surreal

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The Wanderer (2021)

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The Wanderer is an immersive, narrative-driven game with a focus on atmosphere. You play as a little robot, wandering through the end of the world. Will you too fade into memory? Only you can uncover secrets long kept hidden and take control of fate. Enjoy The Wanderer!


  • capitalism
  • multiple-endings
  • walking-simulator
  • choices
  • dystopian
  • exploration
  • atmospheric
  • sci-fi
  • story
  • 2.5d
  • futuristic
  • scroller
  • colourful
  • rogue-like
  • adventure

10

Manifold (2021)

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The game takes place in a "universe with a different set of physical laws" where the player can manipulate gravity, being able to "turn walls into floors".[6] The player must solve puzzles using the world's geometry in addition to devices within the architecture of the world.[6] To aid the player, the world's tone takes on one of six colors depending on which direction they have manipulated gravity. Several facets of the game's world may only be interacted with when the gravity is oriented directly, with these objects sharing one of the six colors.


  • escher
  • philosophical
  • 3d
  • nonlinear
  • abstract
  • surreal
  • puzzle
  • exploration
  • psychedelic
  • platform
  • cinematic
  • atmospheric
  • artificial
  • intelligence
  • experimental

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