15 Mobile games to pass time while staying at home

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Three months later and the majority of us are all still staying at home (unless you really, really need to leave) to help prevent spreading the novel coronavirus.

If you’ve already tried every trick in the book just to keep yourself entertained (and sane too) at home and look for something to momentarily steer away from the worrisome news, to do something other than stream movies, or recharge your creative juices, here are 15 mobile games we handpicked for you to try for yourself. Check them out below!

 

Mario Kart Tour

Free – Offers in-app purchases

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Mario Kart Tour is a simpler, more accessible free-to-play version of the classic Mario Kart racing. It is perfect for bonding with your friends while practicing social distance. You can challenge and race against up to seven other players all over the globe.

Google playstore for Android
Apple store for iOS

 

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang

Free – Contains Ads – Offers in-app purchases

Google playstore

Probably one of the most popular mobile games worldwide, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang is a mobile multiplayer online battle arena, developed by Moonton in 2016. Since launching, it has been installed over a hundred million times and has also established its place in eSports. Players can choose between the classic multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) maps or the 5v5 battles.

Google playstore for Android
Apple store for iOS

 

Minecraft

~$6.99

Google playstore

Minecraft is a sandbox video game developed by Mojang studios in 2009. It features an endless world where players can freely build from modest bunkers (away from zombies and creepers at night) to recreating meticulous real-world places. Players can either choose between creative mode with an unlimited supply of resources or challenge themselves into the world of survival mode.

Google playstore for Android

Apple store for iOS

 

Call of Duty®: Mobile

Free – Contains Ads – Offers in-app purchases

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Bringing the most iconic first-person shooter game into the realm of smartphones, Call of Duty: Mobile offers almost the same flow of combat as its counterparts on consoles and the PC. It features the same satisfying pop to a headshot or ghastly tension of a knife attack, as well as the same modes, team deathmatch, and the adrenaline rush during a 5v5 match.

Google play for Android

Apple store for iOS

 

 

PUBG Mobile

Free – Contains Ads – Offers in-app purchases

pubgmobile.com

Drop, gear, and survive—PUBG mobile gives an intense free-to-play multiplayer action at the tip of every player’s fingertips. The game features an epic survival battle from a hundred players to the last man standing along with its massive battle maps varying in size, terrain, day/night cycles, and weather. Players can also choose from the classic mode to the lightning-fast arcade to 4v4 team deathmatch mode and an intense Zombie mode, to name a few.

Google play for Android

Apple store for iOS

 

Fortnite

Free – Offers in-app purchases

Epic Games

Fortnite is another variation of the previously mentioned game, where a hundred players drop onto an island to scavenge for weapons and equipment and survive until the last player standing wins. Fortnite also features a creative hub for players who want to build or explore other community creations. Tip: This game is better with friends, so call up your squad!

Google play for Android

Apple store for iOS

 

SuperStar SMTOWN

Free – Contains Ads – Offers in-app purchases

SM Superstar for iOS

SuperStar SMTOWN is SM Entertainment’s version of the iconic music and dance game, Dance Dance Revolution—but for your thumbs, developed by Dalcom soft. Players can choose from the hundreds of rhythms available that feature all the artists from the entertainment company.

SM Entertainment is South Korea’s largest entertainment company, producing numerous K-pop groups like BoA, Super Junior, and Girl’s Generation.

Android

Apple store for iOS

 

Into the Dead 2

Free – Contains Ads – Offers in-app purchases

Google playstore

The second installment of the hit zombie-themed game in 2012 is back with heart-pounding storyline players can run-through. Run, shoot, and escape the approaching crowd of the Dead – players to lead the protagonist in a race towards saving his family. The game features multiple endings with complete seven action-packed chapters, 60 stages, and more than a hundred challenges. It also has a range of powerful weapons, which players can unlock and upgrade, and ammo perks.

Google play for Android

Apple store for iOS

 

Asphalt 9: Legends

Free – Contains Ads – Offers in-app purchases

Google playstore

The ninth installment of the Gameloft mobile racing game Asphalt 9 features a new esteemed car lineup, as well as control schemes, race modes, and the comeback of shockwave nitro from Asphalt 6. It will surely crunch up your time as the high-definition graphics will transport you into the adrenaline-pumping game, not to mention the lively soundtracks.

Google play for Android

Apple store for iOS

 

Monument Valley 2

~$4.91

Monument Valley II via YouTube

The sequel to the award-winning Monument Valley, Monument Valley, illustrates a new set of adventures for players to explore. Features to look forward to including Standalone adventure, individually crafted puzzles, contemporary visuals, and aesthetic audiotrack.

Google play for Android

Apple store for iOS

 

Heads Up!

Free – Offers in-app purchases

warnerbros.com

Having a game night with your family? Include Heads up on your list!

You might have heard this concept in GMA’s Pinoy Henyo, but internationally, Ellen Degeneres has introduced the game as one of her talk show’s segments. From guessing silly accents to naming celebrities to the title of songs—players will surely have a great time with real-time interaction too.

Google play for Android

Apple store for iOS

 

Plague Inc.

Free – Contains Ads – Offers in-app purchases ($0.57 in Apple store)

Playstation

It’s You vs. the world – only the strongest can survive!

Plague Inc has been released long before the ongoing pandemic took place, and curious players may or may have come across this game. It is a simulation game with a unique mix of high strategy and spine-chilling visuals of what the world would look like if a plague defeats humanity. Caution: Play at your own risk.

“Your pathogen has just infected ‘Patient Zero’. Now you must bring about the end of human history by evolving a deadly, global Plague whilst adapting against everything humanity can do to defend itself.”

Google play for Android

Apple store for iOS

 

Geometry Dash

$1.60 ~ $1.99

crazygames.com

Timing is highly critical as players navigate a square through a hostile course environment. Geometry Dash is a rhythm-based action platformer that features lots of levels with unique soundtracks, as well as fly and flip, to name a few. Players can also build their level using the level editor and share it with peers.

Although I have to mention that it can be a little frustrating as one small slip-up, and you’ll be back to the top—even easier levels will give you a hard time. So play it at your own risk.

Google play for Android

Apple store for iOS

 

Subway Surfer

Free – Contains Ads – Offers in-app purchases

subwaysurfer.com

One of the OG popular games, on both Androids and iOS, Subway Surfer offers a “bright, entertaining take on the endless-runner genre”. Its initial release was back in May 2012 and since then downloaded a billion times worldwide.

Fun Fact: The highest score ever in Subway Surfer was earned by Karim M, with 2,000,001,660 points.

Google play for Android

Apple store for iOS

 

Word Cookies!®

Free – Contains Ads – Offers in-app purchases

Google playstore

If you’re looking for something mellow yet can stir your brain muscles up, then this game is for you!

Test your vocabulary skills as you swipe along with alphabet cookies on the baking pan. Make sure to fill up the cookie jars to earn extra coins.

Google play for Android

Apple store for iOS

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