Mobile games are known for being cheap--so much, in fact, that if a game costs $8 or more, most people will complain that it’s too expensive. This type of thinking makes it seem like all mobile games aren’t supposed be anything more than just quickies. A lot of them are, but a lot are also robust titles well worth your money. When you look back at 2013 and see all the great games that came out for iOS and Android, a number of those games could easily stand toe to toe with titles released on consoles. Why? Because they may be cheap, but they’re not any less good.
A huge chunk of all the games available on the AppStore and Google Play are free-to-play. Of course, this means you’ll find games that are riddled with ridiculously pricey in-app purchases or annoying ads to skip through, but just like the commercials in between your favorite shows, you’re not forced to buy anything if you don’t want to. The great thing about these games, especially endless runners, for example, is that you unlock things the more you play. You don’t have to spend a dime if you’re smart enough, and if the game is fun--which often it is--you can unlock everything on your own.