The 30 Most Addictive Games for Android and iPhone Mobile

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Have you noticed that there are very addictive games on mobile? You download and when you notice, you've played for many hours, and you just can't stop. Discover the most addictive games on iPhone, iPad and Android phones.

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– There is an explanation for addictive games on Android and iOS

Mobile games, unlike consoles, are much more habit-oriented and direct fun. If you notice, they have very short tutorials, fast game cycles, and there are always rewards for re-entering the game. Thus, the developers are addicting us. But there is something else, the gameplay. That's why we've separated 30 addictive games to discuss their gameplay and mechanics in the topics below.



- Clash Royale

At least one of the players needs to place a building (furnace, hell tower, etc.) in the middle of the field to delay enemy attacks.

Without a doubt, when Supercell released Clash Royale, they already knew the game would be addictive. The card and strategy game has a very short cycle, with many cues and rewards when relogging daily.

But none of that would matter if the game didn't have good gameplay. The game is simply brilliant from a balance point of view, always offering exciting matches, whether in 1v1 or 2v2 mode. It's almost impossible to stop playing this here, especially in 2v2 mode, one of the most addictive games today.

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– Altos Adventure

Released in 2015, Altos Adventure is a game where you control a snowboarder who slides smoothly along the mountain, overcoming obstacles and collecting golden coins.

The game that seems simple, hides some secrets. By doing tricks and landing perfectly in the snow, you gain extra speed. This speed allows for higher jumps and destroying rocks along the way. Increasing your snowboarder's speed is essential to be able to jump the mountain cliffs.

The extensive challenge is the big secret of Alto's Adventure. There are dozens of levels to complete, but they are not impossible, just difficult to finish with 3 stars.

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– Dan The man

Another game that could not be missing from our list of addictive games is Dan The Man. The title is a 2D beating game with funny characters.

Inspired by Mega Man and Super Mario World, in this game, the objective is to save Dan's girlfriend. Then she joins the team and will also hit the enemies. A very good game, but that stands out for the possibility of finishing without internet. That's right, offline.

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– CATS: Crash Arena Turbo Stars

CATS: Crash Arena Turbo Stars was one of the biggest hits of 2017. The game consists of building vehicles to engage in combat against other players. It was also one of the most addictive games of the last year.


A game that requires creativity, but that has some tricks that reduced randomness. This allows you to master your car, and turn it into a killing machine.


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– Geometry Dash

The factors that make Geometry Dash an addictive game are two: gameplay and music. But the great thing about the game is that these two elements mix perfectly, creating a game that involves the gamer. Playing without headphones is out of the question.

Geometry Dash, whichever one you choose to play, will be an ultra addictive experience with lots of electronic music. However, if you are looking for an easy and relaxing game. This is not the case.

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– Pinout

Arcade machines are the fathers of Arcades and the grandfathers of consoles. Ball machines were the first "electronic" amusement machines. This nostalgic era is recalled in Pinout, but in an ultra modern way.

The game uses neon, TRON-style visuals to present what appears to be a pinball game, but is actually a runner. Your objective is to try to get as far as possible, taking the balls through different scenarios. Very cool, when the music and scenery change, indicating a new stage.

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– Sky force Reloaded

Fans of brand new games will find their redemption in Sky force Reloaded. The title is one of the best games of its kind for Android and iOS.

There are only 15 stages, but the challenge of playing without continues will force the player to evolve their ships until they can complete the challenge. Watch out! Once you start, there's no turning back! Very addictive!


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– Five Nights at Freddy’s

Another example of an addictive game on Android is the Five Nights at Freddy's series. I don't know anyone who stopped just in the first game.

In the series Five Nights at Freddy's your mission is to survive five nights in an environment surrounded by haunted dolls. It doesn't seem scary, it seems like a child's thing, but just put on the headphones to start feeling loud "shits".

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– Crossy Road

Crossy Road is not only an addictive game, but also a great game to pass the time. The game makes use of two things we know very well: the classic Frogger and that old saying, “why did the chicken cross the street”.

This combination results in a fun game that captivates with its longevity. It's amazing to see how the stages are being randomly generated, and even so, Crossy Road maintains an addictive challenge.

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– Pokemon Go

For anyone who was a child in the 90s, or even 2000, it will be difficult to escape the Pokémon Go game. The game that has already been criticized by many, has received many updates and improvements and looks great.

Ideal for those who walk a lot, the game consists of capturing pokémon and facing monsters in gyms. The capture mechanics are simple and addictive.

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– Bubble Wish Saga 3

The Bubble Wish Saga series games are addictive due to the low challenge level, especially at the beginning of the journey. In this game, the objective is to save animals by popping the balls.

The game is very reminiscent of Super Puzzle Bobble, a Super Nintendo classic. Another highlight of Bubble Wish Saga is being able to play completely without internet.

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– Subway Surfers

One of those responsible for the runner fever, Subway Surfers was released in 2012, but it remains an amazing game. Kiloo's game is renewed from time to time and always brings interesting news, such as new locations.

What makes the game addictive is simply the competition between friends. When racing online, you can see what brand your friends are on, and when they're overtaken, they'll receive an affectionate notification that you're the winner.

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– Two Dots

Connect the dots of the same color to make a square. It sounds simple, but with each interaction, the Two Dots challenge gets complicated.

The objective is the name of the game, to leave only two points. But until then, the player will have to face 1000 stages. That's right, a thousand!

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– Jetpack Joyride

The super cute Jetpack Joyride was once one of the top addictive games on the App Store and Google Play. The little game remains simply impossible to put down.

Despite being old, Jetpack Joyride has aged very well, gaining very fun themed clothes and vehicles, such as Dragon Ball Z clothes and hair, with the right to a Shenron for you to ride.

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– slither.io

slither.io is an addictive game that applies the formula of Agar.io, but instead of marbles, we have snakes. You are just another snake in this online game, where the objective is to devour other competitors.

One of the highlights of slither.io is the game's anti-AI mode. So you can both train and play completely offline.

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– Non-Battle Royale (PUBG) style games

Choose any one: Rules of Survival, Free Fire, Knives Out or even the official PUBG. It's no use, Battle Royale-style games are the "virtual crack stone" of the moment. Without a doubt, the most addictive games today.

Want to understand why they are so addictive? These are games that take the player's adrenaline to a thousand, because unlike other FPS or TPS, if you die, you don't come back to the game.

– Clash of Clans

Before Clash Royale, Supercell's most addictive game was Clash of Clans. The strategy game surprises by reinventing the genre in an asynchronous combat system.

The great thing is to offer a gameplay model where you never face the opponent directly, but only the buildings he prepares in his base. As it is a well balanced game, Supercell then created the clan wars. It was the recipe for success until today.

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– Smash Hit

With the face of a soap opera opening or TNT channel vignette, Smash Hit is a different game. After all, who would make a game about breaking glass?

That's right. The camera walks by itself, and it's up to the player to throw steel spheres to hit glass structures. Break everything and try to reach the end of this crazy and addictive game.

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– Marvel Future Fight

Marvel Future Fight is a fighting game with RPG elements. The game has received so many updates that I've lost my way in relation to the plot.

Seriously, it is without a doubt the main Marvel game currently on Android and iOS. Assemble your team of superheroes like Iron Man, Spiderman, Black Panther and others, and face a battle to save the future.

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– Angry Birds 2

The classic Angry Birds is represented here in its second version. Angry Birds 2 continues the legacy of Rovio's addictive classic. It seems like you can't sleep without playing one more game.

Angry Birds 2 adds the social element that Angry Birds lacked. Challenge other players in online matches with a lot of competition and pigs flying through the air.

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– Clash of Kings

Do you know why strategy games do so well on mobile? Many of them are based on mechanics like Clash of Kings: few interactions, interactivity between players and clans.

They are light games that don't require a powerful smartphone and can be mastered. This is the case with Clash of Kings, which for me is more of a “Travian-style” game. Create your empire and team up with other players to face other clans in great wars.

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– Lords Mobile

Lords Mobile is basically the same idea I explained in the previous topic, but with a little more animations and cartoon look. A lot of people like to compare it to Clash of Clans, but Lords Mobile has very different combat and building mechanics. It's more like an Age of Empires Cartoon.

There are other games in this style for Android and iOS, you can even try one from Gameloft, March of Empires.

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– 8 Ball Poll

8 Ball Poll is a very old game, developed by Miniclip in the era of Flash games for computers. What attracts a lot of people to this addictive pool game is how inviting its gameplay is.

The 2D graphics resemble a Super Nintendo classic, Side Pocket. But 8 Ball Poll really stands out not for the singleplayer challenge, but for the multiplayer mode.

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– Hay Day

Why play regular farm games when you can play the ultra addictive Hay Day. In this crazy game, you have to manage a farm with crazy animals.

A game without risks, without worries, but that puts in the player many cues and habits. It is almost impossible not to take out your cell phone from time to time to see how a plantation is doing or to see how the animals are doing.

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- FIFA Mobile

Yea! He's not the best football game, and he's not even the prettiest. But FIFA Mobile captivates us with a short and very addictive game cycle. The game has training modes and matches that are done in turns against other players.

As a football game, the game fails, but as a football minigame, it's brilliant. A great game to have casual fun on mobile.

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– Guns of Boom

Despite PUBG fever, Guns of Boom remains a game that addicts many people. The reason for this lies in the ease of its gameplay. Just open the game to face the battle selection screen. One more tap on the screen, and you're already shooting other players.

Guns of Boom is one of the mobile games with the best data compression. It doesn't lag even on 3G connection. Incredible.

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– The Sims Mobile

Simulation games are very successful among the female audience. The Sims Mobile is every gamer's dream life simulator. For many, this genre contains the most addictive games.

A game where you get married, have kids, build your dream house and much more. The highlight of this new version is that you can leave the house and explore the city, and enter other Sims' homes.

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– Home Street

For those who found the new The Sims a heavy game, the tip is to download Home Street. The Supersolid game is inspired by the EA title in several elements.

As in The Sims, the primary objective is to create the dream home and meet other characters, and invite them to your home. Make friends, get married, live fun stories in this perfect life simulator.

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– Banana King

Banana Kong was an addiction for many people. For those who don't know this game, clearly inspired by the bonus stages of Donkey Kong, the objective is to collect bananas and dodge obstacles. In other words, they took the most addictive parts of Donkey Kong and put them in this game.

The fun part is that the game is always the same, and the further you get, the more you realize that there are places to discover. The scenario changes and new challenges appear.

Banana Kong has several different jumping, swimming and riding mechanics. This adds variety to the game, and makes it addictive.

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– Temple Run

Without a doubt, the first version of Temple Run was one of the first addictive Android games. Appeared there in 2011, the game surprised by arriving soon on the platform of the little robot.

In the game, you control an archeologist who runs away from a monster at high speed. The goal, of course, is to get as far as possible.

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And it's in this rush that we end our top with more than 30 addictive games for iPhone, iPad and Android phones. What do you think? Some were missing. Leave in the comments that game that doesn't let you sleep, study or work.

[originally published February 23, 2018]

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