The Only 15 Games You Need On Your Phone
By Gamespot Staff on
Call it an updated version of Twister, or, as the app’s creators put it, a "whimsical dancing game for two players, with choreography by the Dutch National Ballet. Twist and twirl elegantly, or get entangled with a friend."
Run to achieve a "daring escape." Then keep running. That’s about it, but … funner than we just described it.
3. Angry Birds
The game that needs no introduction, thanks to its wildly successful combination of sticky-fingered pigs and flightless avians hell-bent on revenge.
4. Infinity Blade III
It’s an action RPG that’s greater than the sum of its parts, thanks to great graphics and characters with names like Deathless.
5. Plants vs. Zombies
Grow plants and fungi that can fight off an undead horde, because … well, it made total sense when we played it.
6. Super Hexagon
Control your triangle while it makes circles around a hexagon or or pentagon. Follow? Of course you do.
Who thought it would be this much fun chasing virtual bubbles?
8. Device 6
A text-based adventure game that can keep post-millennial gamers entertained? Now that’s an achievement.
9. Asphalt 8: Airborne
A racing gamer’s racing game, boosted by super-cool locations such as the Great Wall of China.
A tile-sliding game that’s as addictive as it is simple. Bonus: Anyone who fears numbers will find them a little friendlier after a few rounds of this game.
11. Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
Easier escapes from "wanted zones" and a comic-book-style aesthetic sets this entry in the franchise apart.
12. Tiny Wings
A dreamier, more arty iteration on the Angry Birds idea, this game has a hero with fewer anger issues but more problems in the flight department.
Fill "squeesars" with planets of like color and size. It sounds simple … until you start playing and get totally hooked.
14. Ridiculous Fishing
Angle for fish. Then throw said fish into the air and shoot them. Isn’t it just the obvious thing to do?
15. The Room
A quietly eerie puzzle game that combines elements of Myst with steampunk-flavored brain teasers.