Phone Gaming: 5 Apps You Can’t Stop Playing

Gone are the days when your phone could only hold a maximum of two or three games. Today most people have Smartphone’s, and with that comes the advantage of having access to an App store where you can potentially download hundreds of games, depending on your phone’s amount of memory and your finances.

With so many games out there, which ones should you download? Here are the top five that we can’t stop playing:

Angry Birds (Free)

It’s been called “the largest mobile App success the world has seen so far”, and with good reason. Angry Birds has so far sold 12 million copies from Apple’s App Store and spawned other versions, as well as a full-length feature film due for release in 2016. Like many popular apps, the initial version of Angry Birds has a simple aim: to use a slingshot to launch birds at pigs stationed on various structures. Level up and you get new types of birds with new abilities.

Candy Crush Saga (Free)

November 14, 2012 was a happy day for Candy Crush fans as it was the day the developer releasing the game. Originally released only on Facebook, Candy Crush has since become available at the Apple App Store and its Android counterpart. The aim of Candy Crush is simple: to swap the position of various-coloured candies to line up three or more in one row. With more than 6.7 million active users, Candy Crush Saga is one of the most downloaded apps today.

Cut the Rope (Free)

Originally launched in 2010, Cut the Rope has been downloaded more than 100 million times and is considered as one of the most popular phone App games out there today. The aim of the game is, as the name suggests, to cut the rope so that the candy gets in the protagonist frog, On Nom’s mouth. With one critic calling this game “fresh, challenging, gorgeous, and highly entertaining”, it’s definitely one to download if you haven’t already.

QuizUp (Free)

Out of all the quiz games out there, why choose this one? The answer is simple. QuizUp is simple, free, quick to play and insanely addictive game. The App which bills itself as the world’s largest trivia game contains more than 150 000 questions over a whopping 250 topics. Consider yourself a bit of a Shakespeare buff? There’s a quiz for you. Is Friends or Game of Thrones more up your alley? QuizUp caters for you too. You can also challenge your friends as well as playing strangers if you’re the competitive type.

Ticket to Ride ($7.49)

Ticket to Ride originated as a railway-themed German-style board game, similar to a combination of board games Risk and Settlers of Catan. The aim of the game is to build railway tracks in order to fulfil your destination ticket cards, for example, building from London to Berlin through various routes. Completing a route accrues points and whoever has the most points, wins. The app version of Ticket to Ride features online multiplayer and pass-and-play multiplayer. You’ll be addicted in no time!

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Lucy Holmes is a university student and freelance writer who is interested in technology and discovering cool, new Apps. She likes knowing that Flexirent is around to help in case anything might happen to her phone or laptop!

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