50 Best iPhone games to make your commute 97% better

30. Hyper Light Drifter

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Genre: Action-RPG
Price: $4.99 | £4.99

Hyper Light Drifter is one of those games where you'd be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn't enjoy it. A killer soundtrack, gorgeous visuals, precise, engaging melee gameplay and fun RPG elements make it one of the most well-rounded games on all its many platforms, but sometimes that makes it even better on mobile, when it feels like nothing was compromised for mobile delivery.

29. Stardew Valley

Stardew Valley

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Genre: Simulation
Price: $4.99 | £4.99

The indie scene has played host to numerous spiritual successors that outperformed their inspirators. The Harvest Moon-inspired Stardew Valley is one of the biggest success stories in that field. It's got everything farm life sim fans want, like relationship dynamics, fishing tournaments, a big corporate bad guy, and crop rotation. You know, the essentials.

28. Oddmar


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Genre: Platformer
Price: $4.99 | £4.99

Oddmar has been one of my favorite surprise hits as of late, offering levels intricately crafted and visuals unlike anything else I've seen on iPhones. It's an action game with platforming elements, or maybe a platformer with action combat? It's hard to say, it straddles that line really well, and wow does it play great doing it.

27. SpellTower


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Genre: Puzzle
Price: Free with in-game purchases

SpellTower is a Zach Gage game, which is an endorsement in itself for those in-the-know. If you're not familiar with Gage's apps, he reimagines classic games like Solitaire and Chess with new and interesting rule sets and game mechanics. In SpellTower, Gage reconstructs the word search with new ideas that make the game more complex, more enjoyable, and longer-lasting thanks to daily challenges that will keep you coming back on ever train or bus ride.

26.  Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds

Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds

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Genre: RPG
Price: Free with in-game purchases

An endless adventure awaits you in this stunning game in the Ni no Kuni world we all know and love. Cross World is an MMORPG featuring beautiful animation from Studio Ghibli and music composed by Joe Hisashi. Already this game is both visually and audibly incredible. Go to another world through the virtual reality game "Soul Dependent", where you can customize your character and skills, collect familiars and rebuild your kingdom. 

25. Love Island: The Game

Love Island: The Game on iPhone

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Genre: Sim
Price: Free

You may have watched Love Island, but have you ever played the game? Step into the villa as a bombshell, ready to shake things up with immersive character animation that brings your islander to life, an incredible wardrobe to woo the villa, and exciting new daily challenges. If you're looking to do some virtual grafting, this game is perfect. 

24. Pokemon Go

Genre: augmented reality
Price: free with in-game purchases

It probably needs no introduction, but let's pretend it does. Pokemon Go is the game that brought catching Pokemon halfway into the real world. Thanks to satellite map data and the entire Pokedex to chase, Pokemon Go became a worldwide phenomenon five years ago and is fending off all AR competitors today too. If you love Pokemon or just need an excuse to go on more walks, nothing will serve you better.

23. Hitman: Sniper

Hitman Sniper

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Genre: Action
Price: $0.99 / £0.49

Step into the shoes of Agent 47 again, but with only your sniper rifle. Become the ultimate sniper assassin in this sniper only mode game of the brilliant Hitman series. There are over 150 missions and 11 different contracts for you to play, with a zombie challenge mode in death valley. 

22. The Longest Road on Earth

The Longest Road on Earth

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Genre: Adventure
Price: $3.99 / £3.99

The Longest Road on Earth is perhaps too weird of a game to be widely enjoyed, but it's daring and soothing at once and deserves your attention. In it, players take on the roles of several people, anthropomorphic animals really, and live out their pixelated, black and white lives to the tune of a stellar indie pop soundtrack. Think of the game as akin to Sayonara Wild Hearts, but instead of heart-pumping dreampop, it's folksy, melancholic, and reflective.  

21. Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

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Genre: Sim
Price: Free (with in-app purchases)

Because no one wants to wait any longer for Animal Crossing on Switch. It doesn’t quite have the infinite joys of its handheld cousins but there’s adorable charm to be found here as you design your own campground and play host to your favourite Animal Crossing stars. Plus, there’s no real reason to invest with actual cash either as you fish, catch bugs, pick fruit, design your camper, and even water flowers to pass the time before a full game arrives.  

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Ugbad Elmi

GamesRadar freelance writer with a MA in Digital Media from Goldsmiths. I love video games that immerse me in different worlds, and a fast paced FPS that keeps me on my toes. I edit videos and stream in my spare time. My favorite games are The Last of Us 2, Apex Legends & Red Dead Redemption 2. 

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