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Journey is now available to play on iOS, with the PlayStation classic getting a surprise release on Apple’s mobile platform. Journey is an amazing game that feels like more than the sum of its parts, making it well worth playing on your iPhone or iPad.
What Is Journey?
Journey is an indie adventure game that first landed on the PS3 in 2012. It has since been released on the PS4 and Windows. It was made by Thatgamecompany, which has also made Flow, Flower, and (in July 2019) Sky: Children of the Night.
Journey sees the player controlling a mysterious hooded figure traveling towards a distant mountain. Your goal is to reach the peak of that mountain despite what you may encounter along the way. And telling you anything else about Journey could ruin the game for you.
How to Play Journey on iOS
Journey is now available to buy on iOS, with developer Annapurna Interactive having ported the game to Apple’s mobile platform. It isn’t free, sadly, but for a small asking price you can play a game on your mobile that you’ll probably remember for ever.
— Annapurna Interactive (@A_i) August 6, 2019
Having not played the game on iOS ourselves it’s impossible to know how it actually plays on mobile. However, it’s the type of game that should transfer well to a touchscreen device, as it isn’t particularly fast-paced or full of tricky maneuvers.
Download: Journey on iOS ($4.99)
Journey Is a Game Worth Experiencing
Journey is worth experiencing at least once. It was one of the first titles in the wave of video games which could genuinely claim to be art. While Journey isn’t the longest game in the world, the experience is likely to stay with you long after the credits roll.
If you balk at the idea of paying to play a mobile game, even one as good as Journey, we have other recommendations for you. Here are some free mobile games that offer tons of content, and here are some free retro games worth playing on your smartphone.