If you’re getting a little sick of watching TV from the top streaming services available during the coronavirus quarantine, try something out that’s a little more engaging! Mobile games are a fun way to take a break from the monotony and give your brain a bit more work to do while still having fun.
Below are some of our favorite mobile games you can download right now to your phone, and we can’t wait for you to try them.
1. Mario Kart Tour – Free on iPhone and Google Play App stores
Take the game you love to play at home and go mobile! Though it might not be as exciting or intense as it is on your flat screen TV, Mario Kart Tour is a perfect alternative to playing with friends who don’t have game consoles to use. Plus, it’s absolutely free to download from your app store, making it an inexpensive way to have a bit of fun and rivalry!
2. Fortnite – Free on iPhone and Google Play App stores
How could we ever think of leaving out this monumental game? Free on your phone’s app store, Fortnite is available to play on nearly any device, making it a great way to pass the time by yourself or with friends. Sure, it’s a bit more difficult without an actual console, but we’re up for the challenge.
3. Pokemon Go – Free on iPhone and Google Play App stores
We all remember the time when Pokemon Go was released – ah, the happy memories. In case you’ve forgotten about it, it’s still in mobile app stores and free to download and play. Of course, it might not be as fun if you’re indoors all the time, but if there’s a park nearby where you can explore and play while socially distancing from others, give it a go and reminiscence the good old days!
4. Words With Friends – Free
Calling all members of the spelling police – if you love board games like Scrabble and Boggle, you’ll love this online version of Scrabble that you can play with friends or other anonymous players. Though you might start a war with your friends over who’s cheating by looking up words in the Scrabble dictionary, it’s a fun way to pass the time and broaden your vocabulary while winning points and, of course, glory.
5. Battle Cats – Free
This simple yet highly addictive game combines the best of two worlds: cute little kitties and battles. A tower defense game that’s absolutely free to download and play, Battle Cats allows you to choose the cat you want to fight for you and then blast your opponents through space and time.
6. Knighthood – Free
Live out your role-playing fantasies as a knight who exists in a world full of the wildest beasts and most vicious enemies known to man. To beat the dark powers at play in the kingdom, you must fight against the creatures and evil lords you encounter and create your own legend as the mightiest knight who ever lived.
7. Wordscapes – Free
Vaguely reminiscent of Boggle, this addicting word game gives you a set of random letters with which you must create a specified number of words. As you complete more levels, the words you must find become longer and more difficult. Luckily, there are some special features along the way that can give you hints or clues about your unfound words.
8. Tiny Tower – Free
A simulation game, Tiny Tower lets users build their own special tower and manage the businesses and the people who live and work there. As you make money, you can create exciting new layouts for the floors you want to add and even visit your friends’ towers to see what they’re up to.
9. Forza Street – Free
Step inside the world of professional racecar drivers as you participate in the most intense street race of your life. Choose your event and location, a lightning-fast car, and then get ready to burn rubber as you race for the glory of winning the title of Forza Street Champion.
10. Fire Emblem Heroes
Another free simulation game, this mobile app features an epic quest that players must go on to meet characters and participate in battles. Play as your favorite hero and carefully calculate how to beat each opponent by studying their fighting style and the weapons they choose to bring with them to the battle.
Some of these games are pretty large, (we are looking at you Forza Street) so make sure you’re connected to your home internet when downloading.