Tropico (iOS: $11.99)
El Presidente, it is time to lead the people to prosperity in Tropico, the infamous tongue-in-cheek simulation that puts you in command of your own Cold War island paradise. As the island’s newly elected ruler, you’ll have to balance your economy, tourism, global considerations and local politics, doing whatever it takes to stay in power and assure a bright future for your island nation. Featuring a redesigned interface for mobile devices, Tropico includes a basic and advanced tutorial to quickly show budding dictators the ropes, while a campaign mode has you achieving objectives and unlocking new islands to play in. You can step into the shoes of historical presidents, revolutionaries and dictators , or even customize your own avatar’s traits and unleash them upon the world in an expansive sandbox mode. And the game works on iPhones, too, including models dating back to the iPhone SE and iPhone 6s.