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50 Best iPhone games to make your commute 97% better

30.  Minecraft

Genre: Builder
Price: $10.99 / £6.99

It's been a few years since Minecraft was released on iOS but in that time it's shored up its initially unsteady debut into something quite impressive. What launched as the 'Pocket Edition' is now just Minecraft - the full game, on your phone. As well as the full crafting and creative experience, you also get access to the full marketplace for new maps, skins, texture packs, mash up packs and more. Few games give you the full console/PC experience on your phone so hat tip here for such a satisfying experience. 

Download Minecraft here

29. Evolution: The Video Game

Genre: Card Game
Price: Free (with in-app purchases)

Tabletop games receiving digital creations is sometimes hit and miss, but for Evolution: The Video Game - adapted from the popular tabletop game by the same name - it is definitely a hit. Fighting to survive against another player, either online or a boss through the campaign, you must be one step ahead of them when it comes to playing the right cards to help your animals evolve with the upper hand. As the resources of the land - water, food, preditors - change, you must adapt using the cards you have been dealt and evolving your species. It’s up to you to decide if you need to develop features that would fend off carnivores, allow your animals to get to different food sources, or just fight against enemies themselves. Evolution: The Card Game is easy to start playing, but becomes very challenging to really master.

Download Evolution: The Video Game here

28. Data Wing

Genre: Racing
Price:
Free

Data Wing is a very clever little 2D-physics enabled racing game wrapped up with funny, occasionally philosophical dialogue and a fantastic vaporwave soundtrack. The best part is that you've got nothing to lose by trying it: Data Wing is one-hundred percent free. There aren't even any of those optional 'support the developer' purchases that get rid of advertisements or whatever, it's just free. Easily worth a download for the music alone.

Download Data Wing here (US)
Download Data Wing here (UK)

27. Knights of the Card Table

Genre: Cards
Price: $4.99 / £4.99

A colorful dungeon crawler, Knights of the Card Table takes you into a pretty modern world of monsters. You are facing off against a string of cards, who’s order you can change around. When it’s time to attack, you can roll a die (or dice) depending on the weapon you currently hold. Some weapons are stronger than others, so being careful with the armor and rolls you make is a big part of the game. Not all cards are monsters, some are milk packs to give you a boost in attack, coins, or health packs. Arranging the order of these cards are extremely important, as you must deal with them all before moving on. As you go deeper into this world, you’ll take on bigger monsters, receive rewards between levels of the dungeon, and unlock new characters. 

26. Donut County

Genre: Puzzle / Adventure
Price: $4.99 / £4.99

There's more than a whiff of Katamari Damacy here, except instead of rolling things up you're dropping them down a hole. You're able to move the hole around levels, swallowing up small things at first but growing with each thing you devour until you're able to engulf buildings and more. There's also a few surprises along the way as you workout how to get big enough to eat all the things. You can also fling stuff  out of the hole to trigger events or reach out of the way things. There's even a story involving a raccoon, a girl and... well, too much would be spoilers. 

Download Donut County here

25. Fallout Shelter

Genre: Builder
Price: Free

For you Bethesda fans who have always wished you could take the Wasteland on the go, your problem has been solved. Fallout Shelter puts you in the blue jumpsuit of a Vault Overseer. You have to maintain all the critical components of the Vault, from food and power to protection from rampaging Deathclaws. It’s a perfect distillation of the future-retro universe into your iPhone.

Download Fallout Shelter here

24. Cure Hunters

Genre: Action Platformer
Price: Free (with in-app purchases)

Cure Hunters is probably one of the best mobile platformers I have played in a while. You’re in charge of the squad that cleans the Earth of a strange infection, a virus that turns people into monsters. There are many, many different types of enemies within the game; some like zombies that slowly walk to you, others that explode when you shoot them and some that just wander around aimlessly waiting to come across your path. In a single life you must try your hardest to clear out many of the enemies, before dying and being sent back to the main base. There, you are able to purchase upgrades and new weapons, which can help you with your next run. Rounds are sometimes fast, but they always feel really fun.

Download Cure Hunters here

23. Device6

Genre: Puzzle/Adventure
Price: $3.99 / £3.99

Device6 is a tough one to explain. Yes, it's a puzzle game, but not the kind where you move blocks around or try to escape from a room. For each wordy challenge (Device6 is mainly text, as if you were reading a book), you'll need to think creatively and even use your iPhone in unexpected ways. Turn your mobile to one side to get to the next bit of the puzzle, flip it around when the text changes direction, backtrack to find clues to puzzles in previous chapters...this is the rare phone game that really could not be replicated anywhere else. 

Download Device6 here (US)
Download Device6 here (UK)

22. Ava Airborne

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

Flying through the sky, attached to various contraptions, looking to pop balloons and enjoy candy is what you’re meant to do in Ava Airborne! Playing as a young girl interested in the art of flying, you must glide through the air, avoiding all of the dangers you’d expect to see - bombs, electrical wires, etc, while using the various good things to get you going faster. Popping balloons, moving through rings, using balloon trampolines, will all move you forward faster, while giving you more candies which work as in-game currency. You’ll want to go quite far, as it will add to your ranking, further unlocking more contraptions to try out. Glide high and fast, in hopes of mastering the sky. 

Download Ava Airborne here

21. Love You to Bits

Genre: Puzzle
Price: $3.99 / £3.99

Don’t you just love it when a game takes its name totally literally? Love You to Bits sees you play as a young astronaut whose robot girlfriend gets blown to pieces before his eyes in a crash. Her various parts - from head to feet and everything in between - get scattered across the galaxy in precarious positions, and you’ve got to go retrieve them in order to put her back together again. It’s a futuristic Humpty Dumpty love story all wrapped up in a brilliantly whimsical puzzle game full of strange critters, kooky planets and even the odd robot disco. 

Download Love You to Bits here

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