3D Touch, the most prominent feature of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus has amazing potential, and whether it will be a complete success or not, depends almost entirely on how developers choose to use it.
So far things look promising though. Many popular apps have quickly implemented support for 3D Touch and creative developers are discovering new and interesting ways to use it. And of course, many of Apple’s stock apps come with the Quick Actions panel powered by 3D Touch.
And since we’re in the creativity department, games probably offer more room for that, compared to apps. I am yet to discover a game designed with 3D Touch support from the ground up, but a number of developers have found some use for it and added 3D Touch features in their existing titles.
The list is a bit short right now, although we still managed to gather a decent-sized selection of games offering some cool 3D Touch features.
There’s more than one way to make an interesting car game, and while the driving genre is over-saturated, you can always try a stunt game like Torque Burnout. If you’ve enjoyed drifting and whatnot in other games, this one is focused mostly on this. And thanks to 3D Touch you get more accurate driving controls on your iPhone 6s/6s Plus.
We’re big fans of Badland here at Pocketmeta and this beautiful platformer was great even before it received support for 3D Touch. Even so, this new functionality offers more precise flying and a Quick Actions panel with shortcuts to the editor (where you can create custom levels) and to your single-player game.
Moreover, the editor now lets you create force objects and this opens the possibility to create a new kind of puzzles – pretty exciting right?
Breakneck is a challenging endless flying game, where you need to go as far as possible with aliens breathing down your neck. If you see the fun in that and you own an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus, you should definitely try Breakneck (or return to it, if you’ve played it before) now – 3D Touch lets you control your craft with more precision.
Some call this a game, I call it therapy. What could be more relaxing than to play beautiful tunes on a magical piano. And you don’t need to know how to actually play the piano. All you need to do is touch the notes. With 3D Touch, you can press harder on the notes for them to play louder, or just tap them lightly to get softer sounds.
STO is an amazing strategy game, in which you need to control all of your army and resources during intense fights. It was already popular before implementing 3D Touch, but this new functionality lets you select multiple units during battle more easily than before – all the more reason to play it, especially if you’re a fan of the strategy genre.
AG Drive is a futuristic racing game with polished graphics that won’t dissapoint you if you want to drive at mind-blowing speeds in a dynamic environment. With 3D Touch, the game lets you control the speed of your craft based on the force you apply when pressing on the screen. The harder you press, the faster you go, and if you ease the pressure the vehicle slows down. Not to say you couldn’t play the game without this, but it certainly makes it more fun!
Blobs Game is a simple puzzle in which you’re popping same-colored blobs on the clock. 3D Touch support is a bit shy in this one – it ads a homescreen shortcut menu, and it lets you decrease the size of your character in-game, for better maneuverability. Still worth a try if you’re looking to play a no-frills time-waster.
AE 3D Motor is a decent racing game, and please don’t take this the wrong way. The game is nice, but don’t expect something original or revolutionary. Even so, AE 3D Motor is completely free (pretty rare these days, at least for quality games) and with 3D Touch you can control the acceleration of your bike. Just like in AG Drive, the harder you press, the faster your bike goes.
We recently featured Zombie Tsunami in our Top 10 Zombie games for Android roundup. What makes this game particularly fun, is you get to play as part of the zombie mob and chase humans in your insatiable thirst for brains and body parts. 3D Touch is supported just in the lottery ticket and the credits menu. It can probably be used for more stuff, but for now we’ll have to settle for this.
Fish is not my idea of a pet, but if you enjoy nurturing aquatic creatures, this game lets you take care of an entire family. You can interact with the fish and decorate the environments as you like. 3D Touch support offers the possibility to firmly touch the screen to ripple the water and use deep presses to select objects.
Bonus – Find more games with 3D Touch support
I think 3D Touch can revolutionize the gaming experience if developers will embrace it and despite the limited selection of games that currently support it, I’m sure it will rapidly expand. With that said, you can visit this link every now and then to see what titles will add support for 3D Touch in the future.
Have you tried any games that have 3D Touch support? Which have managed to improve the in-game experience for you with this new functionality? Give us your feedback in the comments section below or on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+.