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iPhone And Mac’s Games Of The Year 2023 Are Not Surprising

Two games from vastly different genres take the win this year.

Two games have come out on top at the App Store Awards 2023, and they are highly deserved titles. On November 29, Apple revealed that Honkai: Star Rail is the Game of the Year for iPhone and Lies of P for Mac. Both of these games have achieved great success since launch.

iphone game of the year 2023
Source: Apple
mac game of the year 2023
Source: Apple

Honkai: Star Rail is currently #2 in role playing on the App Store with ratings of 4.6/5 and an Editors’ Choice tag. If you haven’t given it a shot yet, now is the time to do so!

honkai star rail hoyoverse apple winner
Source: Hoyoverse

HSR is a space fantasy RPG by Hoyoverse, the devs of another record-breaking game on mobile, Genshin Impact. It has turn-based combat, with elements of open-world, dungeons, and a Gacha system for players to unlock new characters, Light Cones, and more.

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Source: Neowiz games

Meanwhile, Lies of P, which is heavily inspired by FromSoftware’s games, is developed and published by Neowiz Games. Loosely based on the novel The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi., this game was a success. It sold one million units by October 2023 (it released on September 19, 2023). On Steam, it has ‘Overwhelmingly Positive’ reviews which is a great feat.

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As shared in a Press Release by Apple, Tim Cook, CEO, said “It’s inspiring to see the ways developers continue to build incredible apps and games that are redefining the world around us. This year’s winners represent the limitless potential of developers to bring their visions to life, creating apps and games with remarkable ingenuity, exceptional quality, and purpose-driven missions.”

Apart from Honkai: Star Rail and Lies of P, there were two other winners in gaming –

  • Apple Arcade Game of the Year: Hello Kitty Island Adventure, from Sunblink.
  • iPad Game of the Year: Lost in Play, from Snapbreak Games.
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