Announced at WWDC in June 2013, Apple’s MFi program for game controllers is an attempt to unify game controllers from different manufacturers to the same iOS 7 API and frameworks. A compatible MFi game will be able to work with any MFi certified game controllers. It’s a win-win for users, game developers and game controllers makers.
Unfortunately initial MFi game controllers from Logitech, Moga and SteelSeries are not taking over the iOS gaming world. This is due partly to high price and low build quality. MFi game controllers are priced between $70-$100, compared to game controllers for Xbox/PlayStation for $40-$60. And there is no section or highlights in the App Store to easily find games that work with MFi controllers.
As of now, games supporting iOS 7 MFi controllers are limited. Here are five great games to get started with your new MFi game controllers:
Asphalt 8: Airborne
The popular arcade racing game series has outdone itself with Asphalt 8: Airborne by allowing you to perform high-speed aerial stunts. The game is universal app and is a free download with in-app purchase for credit and car pack.
LIMBO Game is a dark and creepy adventure game that seems to be everyone’s favourite indie title. The touch control scheme works just fine, but a gamepad will let you enjoy it as it was originally designed for game console. LIMBO is an universal app at $4.99.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is Rockstar latest title to make it to iOS. Holding up well on iOS devices nearly a decade after its release on game console, this game plays best with a gamepad in hand as expected. It is an universal app at $6.99.
LEGO The Lord of the Rings
LEGO is everywhere and there is even a full length movie. LEGO The Lord of the Rings lets you explore the middle-earth with virtual plastic bricks. The game is an universal app at $4.99.
Stop at Oceanhorn if you’re searching for Zelda like game on the App Store. Embark on a journey to groom your hero to legend. This epic game combines colorful locales, lavish 3D visuals, captivating adventure story and music from legendary Nobuo Uematsu and Kenji Ito. Oceanhorn is an universal app at $8.99.