For avid gamer types like myself, our work has been cut out for us lately. Between console and PC sessions we’re presented with a wholly different entity of gaming in our mobile phones, and in that department we certainly aren't lacking in choice! The Android and Apple app stores are absolutely teeming with games of any and every variety, suited to any and every taste – resulting invariably in our being spoiled for choice. With this in mind, here’s a pick of some of the best, the cream of the crop so you don’t waste any valuable time combing the stores instead of playing straight away.
With the imminent release of hotly-anticipated RPG sequel Fallout 4 comes smartphone teaser Fallout Shelter, wherein you manage and expand one of the Vaults shielding the remnants of humanity from the post-nuclear wasteland outside its walls. You can build rooms, manage population, and scavenge the outside world for much needed currency and resources. Sadly, this is only currently available to iPhone users, but Android users can rejoice in that their precious time won’t be completely taken up by this addictive game!
An absolute classic of the mobile gaming world, Air Control sees you directing ever-expanding waves of aircraft onto a landing strip before a mid-air collision or crash land occurs. Infuriating, addictive and free to play, it is the perfect time-killer for when you can’t guarantee the time for something more engrossing.
Dream Run is an interesting new game from online gaming merchants Uptown Aces, which sees you delve into the underground environment of street racing, action and chance. Immerse yourself in the experience with high-end graphics, unique user interface and opportunities to utilize the exciting ‘Instant Trigger Chance’. Expect gritted teeth and feelings of intense exhilaration.
Frozen Bubble capitalizes on the undeniably successful genre of game which took early consoles by storm in the 90s, and has endured until now, as you take charge of a gem cannon and race to destroy gems by grouping those of the same color before you are subsumed by a flood of them! This game will give you nostalgia goosebumps and a hurt thumb to boot.
LEGO Batman: Beyond Gotham
The latest themed outing from TT Games, LEGO Batman: Beyond Gotham is a lovable pint-sized version of the incredibly popular LEGO series, wherein you control a blocky Caped Crusader as he teams up with the Justice League to take on the mighty Brainiac… in space! Unlock more than 100 playable characters as you progress through the game, as well as special suits which grant you particular abilities. Unashamed fun for any age, and certainly one to keep your attention on a long journey home.
And there it is! An (incredibly) concise list of the games worth downloading from the veritable smorgasbord of content that is the mobile app store. What are your favorites?