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Top 5 Exploration Games on iPhone

Best ways to lose yourself on iPhone

The desire to explore is part of human nature. Without it, we would never have made it across the oceans, never walked on the moon, and never found that hidden cookie jar on top of the fridge.

While some games are intent on keeping you on a specific - and often rather narrow - path, others are specifically designed to let you stretch your wandering legs and strike out into the great unknown.

To help you add some waypoints to your gaming map, we have surveyed the iOS landscape to bring you the Top 5 exploration games for iPhone.

Pack your bag and kiss your loved ones goodbye, 'cause we're about to step into uncharted territory. Yes, I went there. Sue me.

Where better to scratch that exploratory itch than the surface of a foreign planet? Thankfully, Kairosoft's most recent resource-management title requires you to take 'Away Teams' on planetary excursions, in search of fresh plots of land for your growing civilisation. Don't forget your tricorder or whatever.
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8.9
This game is all about the wonder of discovery. Venture into caves to uncover new forms of plant life. Cross-pollinate different strains of flora and fauna to create previously unseen species. Alternatively, just use your jetpack to zoom around Mars like an intergalactic berk.
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8.4
Boasting a genuinely epic open-world just begging to be perused and plundered, Crescent Moon's ambitious RPG certainly delivers in the exploration department. If you're planning on sticking your nose into every last nook and cranny, you'd best keep your iPhone charger handy.
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8.2
Though the tone of this tongue-in-cheek title may be light, the adventuring it delivers is decidedly heavyweight. The Bard's Tale offers a potential 20-30 hours of carefree roaming, so there's much to be unearthed in the game's fantastical forests, majestic mountains, and gloomy caverns.
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8.2
If you've ever fallen asleep at night wondering what an off-world mining operation might look like when viewed from the cockpit of your very own spaceship (come on, we've all done it). then Lightstorm3D's search-and-rescue adventure is the game for you. Plus, randomly generated content ensures you'll always have something fresh to find.
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7.8
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