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70 Best iPhone games to make your commute 97% better

20. Florence

Genre: Narrative
Price: $2.99 / £2.99

A game about love might sounds like an odd prospect but then this isn't so much about love, as life and the things that can happen along the way. It's a gentle and beautifully crafted mix of hand drawn art and clever gameplay that leads you through Florence's experiences. It's as much about her finding her way through the world as it is the relationship she forms with a cello player named Krish. But throughout there's a touching story executed with range of clever ideas.   

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19. Spring Falls

Genre: Puzzle
Price: $3.99 / £3.99

Puzzle games with beautiful graphics often suck me in. Spring Falls is one of those relaxing, stunning, simplistic puzzle games that you can end up spending hours playing. Your goal is simple; bring water grass and spread the grass to a flower that’s currently basking in sunlight, too dry to bloom. Water starts on one hexagonal tile, but you can move other tiles around the water tile, allowing the water to take over that space. Once the tile has hit the dry grass tile, the grass will move to any tiles on its level - hopefully hitting the flower and allowing it to bloom. As these tiles are on a cliff edge and the water is limited, Spring Falls becomes more challenging with less moves to make to water your plants.

Download Spring Falls here

18.  Hearthstone 

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

Online card games don't get much better than Hearthstone. Blizzard's immensely popular CCG is equal parts competitive and fun, balancing deep strategy and deck-building possibilities with a light-hearted atmosphere and fantastic presentation. You can amass a respectable collection of cards without ever spending a cent, and though Hearthstone's online multiplayer is its main draw for most, those who prefer to play against AI will love the single-player adventures. No matter your preferred class or deck playstyle, everyone can find something to love in Hearthstone.  

Download Hearthstone here

17. Framed 2

Genre: Puzzle
Price: $4.99 / £4.99

Many games draw their inspiration from comic books. But rather than retread the stories of their superhero characters, Framed and its brand new sequel Framed 2 build on simple concept of comic book panels. You have to rearrange or pivot the panels of a noir mystery tale to guide the main character safely around the authorities. You also get to see your failed attempts play out with excruciating consequences...so be prepared to feel sorry for Framed 2’s poor detective. 

Download Framed 2 here

16. Swords of Ditto

Genre: Adventure
Price: $5.99 / £5.99

This action-packed RPG contains a very unique adventure, fighting against the evil Mormo - a story that continues for times past. You see, every single time you die in the fight against Mormo, which will be often, your previous story will be left to the town and you will be given a new hero with a new story to follow and will affect their adventure. With such an open world game, where you can take on whatever missions, quests, and secret areas you want, these stories will be different each time you play. The Swords of Ditto is also just an adorable, fun game that I’ve enjoyed on PC and now very much enjoy taking around with me on mobile.

Download Swords of Ditto here

15. TaniNani

Price: Free
Genre: Puzzle Platformer

TaniNani is a very cute puzzle platformer where the screen is divided into six different squares. Each of these squares contain some sort of terrain - and some contain more like gems, keys, and the two main characters in the game. Your job is to fulfill the tasks at the side of the screen and get these two characters together. Some levels have a set number of moves that you need to stay within, while other wants you to grab gems or not fall for a specific amount of time. Soon they get much more challenging with you being able to walk up walls, twist the squares, and need to watch out when it comes to keeping the characters on the ground. TaniNani becomes a pretty captivating game, but don’t let the easier levels fool you, there is plenty of challenge here.

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14. Crypt of the Necrodancer

Genre: Roguelike
Price: $4.99 / £4.99

Crypt of the Necrodancer is essentially Dance Dance Revolution meets roguelike dungeon crawling - the kind of eccentric genre mashup that makes perfect sense the moment you play it. Choosing one of many intrepid dungeon delvers, you must explore and fight your way through procedurally generated, enemy-filled floors, all in time to catchy chiptune music. Keeping a steady rhythm for each action is paramount to success and survival, so make sure not to lose the beat as you bash skeletons, oozes, and all manner of pixelated monsters.

Download Crypt of the Necrodancer here

13. Threes!

Genre: Match-three
Price: Free / £2.99

You might initially dismiss Threes! as just another Candy Crush clone, hoping to make its version of the match-three craze work. Well, although it is technically a match-three game, it’s far more creative than that. You have to match numbers by sliding the appropriate tiles around the board. It starts off simply enough, with 1+2 making 3, 3+3 making 6 and 6+6 making 12 and so on. But there’s only limited space on your board, so the higher you climb, the more numbers you have to contend with. It’s a constant strive for your next highest score, and with one wrong slide sometimes costing you an entire game, it’s very, very easy to get a little too obsessed with Threes!.

Download Threes! here

12. Reigns: Her Majesty

Genre: Card
Price: $2.99 / £2.99

Rule your kingdom. Quell unrest. Don’t get put off by the ominous deity keeping tabs on every new queen you possess, every alliance you forge or destroy. Swipe left or right to make decisions and attempt to keep your Church, army, citizens, and cash under control. This wickedly clever sequel to Reigns is crammed with prophetic star signs, strategy, and winks towards the struggles of being a woman on the throne. It all winds together to make Reigns: Her Majesty an improvement on the original in every way. What, you don’t agree? Off with your head! 

Download Reigns: Her Majesty here

11. Minecraft Earth

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

You’ve probably heard about Minecraft Earth. If you phone is AR enabled, you can actually play Minecraft on your phone, taking it out into the real world. Much like other AR enabled games, you can press various icons on a map, which are at different locations around the actual world, to collect resources or try to get mobs. You can also build, place builds, spawn mobs, and go on adventures just like in the PC version of Minecraft. Playing in multiplayer, you can build together, see what other players have selected and move your builds to random locations before putting your friends into it. It’s got a few features that are just in the app, like special animals, and seems to be a hit with most who enjoyed Minecraft! 

Download Minecraft Earth here

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