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70 Best iPhone games to make your commute 97% better

40. Data Wing

Genre: Racing

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

39. 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. 

38. 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

37. 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

36. Bad North

Genre: Strategy
Price: $14.99 / £14.99

A micro-scale, real-time strategy game, Bad North has you defending a bunch of procedurally-generated islands from a band of Vikings who are trying to destroy your home. Your fights will come from the right, much like FTL, which means that you will need to head to the East in homes of outpacing the Vikings coming towards you. Commanding your army, you must move your defences and watch their positions, but your soldiers will fight on without your help, navigating and responding to whatever they face. This fight to simply stay alive and get to a place of peace is one well worth fighting, especially in such a beautiful game.

Download Bad North here

35. Lego Legacy: Heroes Unboxed

Price: Free (with in-app purchases)
Genre: Role-playing

Lego have created a turn-based RPG but used the Lego franchise to bring in loads and loads of collectable heroes to spice things up. Lego Legacy: Heroes Unboxed sees you battling against other hordes of Lego heroes, where you can then level up, get playsets and unlock new characters. The game also auto-plays, for people looking for a more idle experience. As you’d expect from a big brand like Lego, the game is a very polished version of the RPG genre, with the twist being the cute graphics and great characters behind the IPs that Lego owns.

Download Lego Legacy: Heroes Unboxed here

34. Abyssrium Pole

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

When it comes to clicker games, Abyssrium Pole is the cream of the crop. This adorable, cute, addictive clicker has you controlling a small bit of the arctic pole, slowly unlocking cute penguins and plants to give character to your island. Tapping on the adorable glaciers will give you hearts, which you can then use to upgrade various aspects of the game. There are also other penguins to slowly unlock and discover as time goes on, filling up your island. If you love your penguins as much as I do, you might find yourself taking pictures of them, to document their lives. Your island is something too cute to leave for too long. 

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33. 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

32. 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

31. 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