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54 Best iPhone games to make your commute 97% better

40. Engineer Millionaire

Genre: Simulator
Price: Free

Engineer Millionaire sees you creating a bunch of machines that then end up making you cash! Placing these machines around the world allows you to then turn big cogs to create cash. You can then upgrade these machines, create new ones, and make more and more cash. As you continue throughout the game, you’ll start to build up a really big system of machines which can stretch across the screen, allowing you to zoom in on areas or zoom out to see the entire machine. Some of the worlds you end up with in this steampunk styled world can look quite complicated!

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39. The Gardens Between

Genre: Puzzle
Price: $4.99 / £4.99

An atmospheric puzzle game for all ages, The Garden’s Between takes childhood memories and turns them into giant islands that you and your friend can move around. Through grabbing light, touching many items, and moving forwards or backwards in time, you’ll be able to explore these memories and figure out what is truly worth thinking about.Each island has items that represent that memory, allowing you to work through it before seeing a clip of what happened. All of these bits of the past seem to be discussed in the treehouse of the two children, recalling their childhood together. It’s a very unique puzzle game full of polish and amazing artwork.

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38. Kawaii Kitchen

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

Kawaii Kitchen does what the title says - you are able to run a very cute kitchen as cute animals! Starting as a cat, with the ability to unlock or purchase animals like unicorns or pandas, you’re looking to run a kitchen. At first, your kitchen is very simple - allowing you to make burgers and select fries or drinks. Each day, you have a timer going until closing. You must complete as many orders as you can to earn money in that time. Customers have a specific order of the toppings they want on their burgers, which you need to get correct or it resets. You’ll end up completing goals, earning points, and possibly purchasing clothing for your cute character!

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37. Shattered Plane

Genre: Strategy
Price: £4.99 / $4.99

Leading an army of fantasy monsters, Shattered Plane forces you to plan your moves and isn’t very forgiving as a turn-based strategy game. Playing in the now battleground world of Elear, you become a Patron - a leader of monsters who need to fight their way through the rankings to become one of the best in the world. On hex tiles, you must plan our your groups moves and learn the weaknesses of your enemies to survive. Each of the maps are procedurally generated, adding new challenges for you to face. You are able to play multiplayer against your friends, moving up a ranked system, to become the best of the best in a dying world.

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36. Zombicide: Tactics & Shotguns

Genre: Strategy
Price: $4.99 / £4.99

Taking the board game into the digital world, Zombicide: Tactics & Shotguns allows you to play this game all on your own, taking control of various characters in hopes of finding food and fighting zombies. Featuring bits of story along the way, Zombicide: Tactics & Shotguns has you moving along the board, finding objectives, and finishing the missions before your characters die or bigger threats come. You can then use food, the currency within the game, to update weapons and make characters more powerful. It’s a great adaptation of the board game that is played single player, meaning you don’t need to try to get all your friends together to play.

Download Zombicide: Tactics & Shotguns here

35. Letters and Sodas

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

In as few moves as possible, Letters & Sodas wants you to spell out a four letter word, across the center of the screen in as few moves as possible. The first part of the game is pretty basic, you’ll just need to move tiles until the right place, with a limited number of moves. Once you create the word that's displayed above, you’ll pass onto a new word, and the soda cup will fill up. Once you get into the next chapter, you’ll start to face challenges like locked spots on the board, bombs, and portals. Letters & Sodas is a bright and cheerful word puzzler, which slowly challenges you to find the best way to spell such simple words.

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34. Mars Power Industries

Genre: Puzzle
Price: $1.99 / £1.99

Setting up life on the planet mars requires quite a bit of building and it seems like everyone has set up houses with no way to power them. It’s up to you to find areas of blue power crystals, which allow you to build power machines on. These machines then provide power to buildings, allowing the colony to grow. You have a limited number of machines that can be placed, as well as a limited area  - almost grid like, of where you can put them. Through placement, you are able to force more crystal spots to appear, but spikes are sometimes popping up preventing you to build on that turn. Mars Power Industries prides itself in being a more relaxing puzzler - complete with lovely music and some rather simple levels to get you into the feel of building.

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33. SHUMP

Genre: Arcade shooter
Price: Free (with in-app purchase)

Chaos and fast reactions are what SHUMP is all about. Quickly moving up the screen, shooting automatically, you must destroy enemies and make it to the top. There is a lot going on, a lot of movement, and coins falling from the sky. On the bottom of the screen there are three buttons, moving your character left, right, and up. As you move quickly, you can gain combos, making your weapon more powerful for a few seconds. There are also weapon creates to help you along the way. New enemies are always appearing - it takes a while to remember how they all work, and while paired with bosses at the top of each area, you end up with a challenging and fast game. You do have three lives and the ability to purchase new characters with different abilities to help you out. SHUMP is a crazy fast, fun game to pick up!

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32. Warbits

Genre: Simulator
Price: £4.99 / $4.99

A charming wargame with some seriously funny humor, Warbits sees you battling robots for a better future. Fighting against the disaster Blue robots, you can move various types of robots around the screen, capturing buildings to gain more money to produce more. Like traditional turn-based strategy games, you can follow a bunch of campaign modes that get increasingly more challenging, but also unlock more environments to travel through. You see, fighting against people in these fake battles keep the peace in the galaxy. If playing campaigns isn’t your thing, you can also play online or locally against opponents, challenging yourself. Warbits is a really polished, well made strategy game - it’s super enjoyable.

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31. OCO

Genre: Platformer
Price: Free (with in-app purchase)

OCO is a charming minimalistic platformer that sees you collecting a bunch of yellow cubes in the least amount of jumps possible. You move forward automatically, in a circle around some platforms which are already placed. A few of these platforms are special, speeding you up, forcing you to jump, and switching your gravity around. You can tap to jump and hit walls to turn around, with the goal of collecting all of the yellow cubes in as few moves as possible. If you do use a special platformer, a little tail follows you within that level, leaving a clever and fun design if you hit enough of them. OCO also has an impressive level editor that’s pretty fun to play around with, especially with all of the options when creating these cool levels!

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