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9 Best Mobile Games to Keep You Entertained During Lockdown

9 best way to keep entertain during lockdown

9 Best Mobile Games to Keep You Entertained During Lockdown

At this stage in our social distancing, it is fair to say that the nation has taken to some inventive methods to keep ourselves entertained, from catching up on DIY projects around the house to cutting our own hair (with unexpected results). Now, more than ever, it is important that we look after our mental wellbeing and to find positive things to fill our days; things that bring a little bit of excitement, and perhaps even some competitiveness into our lives.

 

With modern smartphones boasting technology more powerful than retro gaming consoles we have access to countless free mobile games on the Google Play and Apple App Stores, and there is a game for everyone from hardcore puzzle solvers to thrill seeking action adventure fans. There is nothing better than a freebie, and we’re here to show you some of our recent favourite games!

 

If you have a smartphone or tablet at home there has never been a better time to find out what the world of mobile gaming has to offer.  We have chosen something for everyone!

 

 

Evony: The King’s Return

  • PEGI 12+
  • Available: Google Play/Apple IOS
  • Price: Free to play, with Microtransactions available

In Evony you can build cities, build an army, grow an empire, and be king. Perfect for those who enjoy real-time strategy and military simulation games, this MMO allows you to run your kingdom your way.

You can choose to customise your empire in a number of different ways to suit you: Fancy being the ruler of an ancient European kingdom? No problem. Do you want to be in charge of an army of Samurai warriors in Feudal Japan? Evony has you covered. You can choose from a number of different architectural styles for your civilisation from American, European, Japanese, Russian, Korean, Arabian, and Chinese. You can be a diplomat or a warlord, and customise your nation and army to suit you.

 

Happy Colour: Colour by Numbers

  • PEGI 3+
  • Available: Google Play/Apple IOS
  • Price: Free

One for when you want to relax and unwind, Happy Colour has endless choice of images you can paint. There is a variety of themes and styles of image you can sit and colour in, and the app is compatible with the Apple Pencil for those who fancy a more tactile and precise experience.

From mandalas, flowers, buildings, animals, to paint by number versions of classical art masterpieces, there is something to suit all tastes with Happy Colour, and every image is completely free.

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Asphault Legends 9

  • PEGI 7
  • Available: Google Play/Apple IOS
  • Price: Free to play, with Microtransactions available

One for racing car enthusiasts, Asphault Legends gives you the choice of 50 cars to choose from, and you have a plethora of challenges to complete to keep you busy. If you prefer to play solo, the game has a single player mode but it also boasts an online multiplayer mode if you feel like testing your mettle on the race track.

Asphault Legends 9 is a prime example of how far smartphone technology and mobile gaming has come in recent years. The graphics are of a high quality which enriches the overall racing game experience and the online mode will keep you entertained forhours.

 

Words With Friends

  • PEGI +3
  • Available: Google Play/Apple IOS
  • Price: Free

Words with friends is ideal for those who love puzzle games and facing off their friends and loved ones over a puzzle. Challenge yourself by widening your vocabulary and training your brain while also staying in touch with the ones you love, and embrace your competitive streak.

Words With Friends has a very simple, clean, and easy to use interface which makes it a no foss, no nonsense experience and also means that it is suitable for the visually impared.

Words With Friends has a solo and multiplayer option, and allows you to connect with your Facebook friends and challenge them to a variety of word based puzzles. There is multi-language support too, with English, French, German, Italian, Brazillian, and Portuguese all being supported.

The game also allows you to track your overall performance, which means you can continue to set new challenges for yourself.

 

Call of Duty: Mobile

  • PEGI 16
  • Available: Google Play/Apple IOS
  • Free to play, with Microtransactions available

This one might be familiar to gaming enthusiasts. Call of Duty is the ultimate First Person Shooter game and it’s debut on gaming consoles has a massive following – and for good reason. Play as a soldier battling through missions with other players online and battle it out in Battle Royale mode, the choice is yours.

You can customise your in game equipment by unlocking achievements in game, making your character your own and allowing you to stand out online.

This one is definitely for action fans and those who value high quality graphics in their mobile games, and allows you to play online with friends and family.

Numberzilla

  • PEGI 12
  • Available: Google Play/Apple IOS
  • Free to play, with Microtransactions available

Numberzilla is the ultimate brain teaser, and perfect for those who enjoy puzzles. Numberzilla puts a new spin on an old favourite, and is undeniably cute. Mascots cheer you on as you unlock daily achievements and unlock new badges to use throughout your gameplay, you can expect to see cute avocados and watermelons popping up on screen as you work your way through number crunching puzzles.

Numberzilla offers players three gameplay modes: classic, survival, and dynamic. All three modes keep things fresh and are sure to keep you on your toes for days to come.

Tiles Hop: Forever Dancing Ball

  • PEGI 3+
  • Available: Google Play/Apple IOS
  • Free

Looking for something visually satisfying and fast paced? Look no further than Tiles Hop. Bounce the ball off tiles on screen to play your favourite music and let your reflexes guide you.

This game allows you to upload music of your choice, so you can play to any rhythm or beat. Tiles Hop is simple, and extremely addictive. The breathtaking ambient visuals and effects make this fun for the whole family, and there is scope to customise even further with different preinstalled songs and unlockable skins.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links

  • PEGI 12+
  • Available: Google Play/Apple IOS
  • Free to play, with Microtransactions available

An addictive strategy based experience, Duel Links offers a story mode campaign and online play to get your teeth stuck into. Ideal for family fun you can play the game in either solo mode, with friends and family, or with other players from around the world.

The game has plenty of tutorials and practice missions to get you up to speed with the rules of the game, and you can unlock a variety of new cards and monsters to use in game. Duel Links has a bright, colourful interface with 3D animation which makes it a really engaging and visually interesting experience.

Ideal for those wanting to host a virtual game night with family or friends!

Candy Crush Saga

  • PEGI 3+
  • Available: Google Play/Apple IOS
  • Free to play, with Microtransactions available

Candy Crush has long held the title of one of the most addictive mobile games out there. Candy Crush Saga is a colourful, fun, switch & match type of game which rewards quick thinking and encourages you to problem solve

You can play Candy Crush alone or with friends, so you can get the whole family involved by challenging each other to games and getting to the top of the leaderboard. There are many different levels with varying levels of difficulty so there is something for everyone.

The game has a multitude of different challenges which help to keep gameplay fresh and will have you craving more.

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