50 Best iPhone games to make your commute 97% better

20. Typoman Remastered

Typoman Remastered on Apple Arcade

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

Words have never been more deadly with this magnificent remaster of one of the best mobile games. In this distorted world, our unlikely hero is made of letters, journeying through this hostile world with only the power of words that change the deadly environment around them. Words give you clues as to what dangers lie ahead and tips on how to pass obstacles. This game is smart and creative, so if you love spelling, this one is for you. 

19. Very Little Nightmares

Very Little Nightmares

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Genre: Puzzle-platformer
Price: $6.99 | £6.99

If you've already loved and finished Little Nightmares and Little Nightmares 2 on PC and consoles, this mobile spinoff captures the essence of the series while providing a different, third entry in the series that fans shouldn't miss. It lacks some of the qualities of the main games, but the atmosphere in this puzzling side-story is still rich here just like it famously always has been.

18. Monument Valley 2

Genre: Puzzle
Price: $4.99 | £4.99

Take the Escher-like art of the first game, make it prettier, more challenging, and grander overall. That's the blueprint for Monument Valley 2, it seems because it seems the team at Ustwo Games nailed it. While the sequel didn't light the mobile world on fire the same way the original did, it's actually the better game overall, though both are worth playing so maybe start with the first one if you haven't tried them yet.

17. PUBG Mobile

PUBG Mobile

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Genre: Battle royale
Price: Free with in-game purchases

PUBG lit the fuse for the gaming world's obsession with battle royale, and though today it's often been supplanted by other games in the genre, for the purists, there's still nothing better. PUBG Mobile is a bit of a strange entity when compared to the console and PC versions, as the in-game events get much wackier than the grounded main game ever does, but the tough-as-nails survival and gunplay is still there in all its admittedly janky beauty.

16. Madden NFL 21 Mobile

Madden NFL 21 Mobile

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Genre: American football
Price: Free with in-game purchases

Not many sports sims translate to mobile so well, but Madden is the best of the good ones. With plenty of crossover content between Madden Mobile and the main game, diehards can keep pace with the competition no matter where they're playing, and there are some unique modes that allow you to experiment with new ways to play when you're away from your PC or console. If it's in the game, it's on your iPhone.

15. Ikemen Sengoku

dating simulator Ikemen Sengoku

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Genre: Simulation
Price: Free with in-game purchases

If dating sims are your thing, I've got you covered. Ikemen takes you to Sengoku, Japan, where you have a selection of male characters based on real Japanese historical figures ready to romance you. The story is fun, flirty, and emotional, depending on which route you decide to take. You are given five chapters a day, giving you just enough to keep you wanting more. This is a story-based game which means lots of reading, perfect for playing on a commute or before bed. 

14. Dark Nemesis: Infinite Quest

Characters sitting high above a city in Dark Nemesis: Infinite Quest

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

Journey through the multiverse in this massive 3D MMORPG. Dive deep into this dark fantasy world, with some incredible graphics and isnae character designs. Choose from a class of fighters in PVP and battle royals to see who comes out on top. You can even team up to build the strongest team and embark into dungeons collecting rare limited-time treasures.  

13. Genshin Impact

Genshin Impact

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Genre: RPG
Free with in-game purchases

We'll probably never get Breath of the Wild on mobile phones, but Genshin Impact is the next best thing. This open-world gacha game draws heavily from Zelda, especially in the world design, but the anime makeover and deeper item and leveling systems make it stand out as its own worthwhile game too. It's one of the finest examples of a true open-world game on mobile.

12. Night in the Woods

Night in the Woods

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Genre: Adventure
Price: $5.99 / £4.99

Though its name suggests a horror story, Night In The Woods is really a coming-of-age tale about Mae Borowski, a college dropout who returns to her pitiful small town directionless and full of existential dread. As Mae, players will find their way through a town forgotten by highways and alternatingly hated or zealously defended by its residents. It's at different times sad, hilarious, and poignant. Oh yeah, and Mae's a cat.

11. Oxenfree


(Image credit: Night School Studios)

Genre: adventure
Price: $4.99

Oxenfree is one of the finest adventure games of the past decade, so wherever you play it, it'll be worth it. But the fact that you can play this supernatural teen thriller right on your iPhone or iPad is a great proposition because the 2D dialogue-driven system feels right at home for the touch screen. Oxenfree revolutionized the choose-your-own-adventure genre with a remarkably lifelike dialogue tree that flows like real conversations, which takes the spotlight off any would-be janky talking sections and lets you focus on the out-of-dimension ghosts crashing your party.

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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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