Our favourite smartphone games to install right now

You have a smartphone, right? Of course you do, the majority of visitors to this blog swing by on a smartphone. So here’s a list of some of our favourite games to install on your smartphone right now, some paid and some free. It’s a mix of quick time-wasters, and others that require a bit more time to sit down and play.

Grand Theft Auto Vice City

This makes the list purely for the nostalgia of playing Rockstar Games classic, Grand Theft Auto Vice City. I remember playing this on my PS1 – I honestly forgot how bad the graphics were – but regardless it’s still a fantastic game. It was released on Android and iOS as part of the 10th anniversary of the game. It’s not as vast or as beautiful as the record-breaking Grand Theft Auto V, but that doesn’t detract from how great a game it is to play.

Download:

The App Store Google Play Amazon App Store

Smash Hit

This is one of my favourite games. Essentially you’re going through a map and you have steel balls to throw and break glass objects. It sounds kinda boring but it’s one of the most rewarding games ever. I can waste so much time on this game, it’s a great time passer. It’s free but it’s really worth the in app purchase to unlock the full game.

Download:

The App Store Google Play  Amazon App Store

Swing Copters

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Swing Copters is the sequel to Dot Gears’ crazy addictive phenomenon Flappy Bird. It’s arguably even harder than Flappy Bird – I can’t get beyond three points. It’s also a quick game – you can spend only seconds playing between each round before you start again. It doesn’t require much commitment and it’s available free on both platforms.

Download:

Apple App Store Google Play Amazon App Store

Leo’s Fortune

Leo’s Fortune is a beautiful adventure game where you work through levels and collect coins. Each level tells its own part of the story. I love this game, and I highly recommend you try it. The game requires time to sit down and play but it’s one of the most beautiful mobile games available.  It’s a fantastic game, and definitely worth the £2.99 price tag.

Download:

The App Store Google Play Amazon App Store

Plants VS Zombies

The massively addictive Plants VS Zombies which spawned a sequel and a 3D console game, though in my opinion the original is still the best. For the sake of 69p, it’s worth installing for when you need to kill time. It’s just as addictive as it ever was, and it’s worth your time.

Download:

The App Store Google Play Amazon App Store

Piano Tiles

Essentially what you do with Piano Tiles, is you tap the black squares (but not the white ones) as fast as possible. It’s an insanely addictive game – I got addicted just trying to better my score – but it’s a great free game to install. Each game shouldn’t really last more than 10 seconds (my best score is 8.3 seconds). It’s available on both Android and iOS.

Download:

The App Store Google Play Amazon App Store

Dots

Dots is an incredibly simple game that essentially just involves joining the dots. You have a minute to connect as many dots as possible. You can also challenge friends to beat your score. It’s oddly addicting and another fantastic time-waster.

Download:

The App Store Google Play Amazon App Store

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