Mobile Video Games You Can Play During Class


Many mobile video games are mindlessly fun. I’m resistant to playing console games on a mobile device because they require a more expensive, newer phone (money I could be spending on a game console). But, maybe you have the money for both.

We live in an age where every company is trying to exploit gamers through the microtransaction market. Set aside this realistic outlook for a moment, and take a gander at some of the best mobile games.

Minecraft: Pocket Edition

Minecraft is fun, plain and simple. It’s a great way to blow off some steam and build things. It’s like yoga for your mind. This game includes “cross-platform play with other devices running Minecraft.” You can build gigantic, phallic monuments that represent some Freudian part of yourself or just chip away at things.

Metacritic gave this one a mixed review. There’s now Minecraft Realms, a monthly subscription that the company describes as being “your own world, always online” where “up to 10 friends” can play in a “private Minecraft world.”

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Mobile Video Games You Can Play During Class

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Metacritic gave this one a positive review. IOS users have dubbed this a 4.5 out of 5. Console and PC games play differently on mobile platforms. You don’t have that precision you’d get with a mouse or controller. It’s been out for a little while now. This means there’re fewer bugs and glitches.

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Mobile Video Games You Can Play During Class

Fortnite Battle Royale

This one has favorable reviews, also. The IOS version of Fortnite gets to be patched more frequently than PUBG. This may be good or bad, depending on how often items get nerfs and buffs. There’s nothing more anti-class than raging in the middle of a room from a lag-induced death.

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Mobile Video Games You Can Play During Class

Pokémon Go

This game is mighty addicting. The addictive quality is the minimalistic approach taken. Be wary of the microtransactions in this game. It requires you to go out and about, so you may be limited by that. There’s no reason not to hit up some PokeStops along the way to class, though.

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Mobile Video Games You Can Play During Class

Hole.io

You can find it on IOS and Android. You can see how it feels by playing online, here. It’s pretty fun, in a Hungry-Hungry-Hippos kind of way. You are a singularity, swallowing everything in your path that can fit in your black hole. It grows as you gobble up what’s on the street.

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Mobile Video Games You Can Play During Class

Ridiculous Fishing

An arcade-style game where your fishing hook goes down to the bottom, avoiding everything along the way. Once you bump into too many fish, you begin to reel up as many fish as possible. They fly out of the water, into the air, where you make them explode into a type of currency.

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Mobile Video Games You Can Play During Class

The Room Series

This game has multiple platforms: Android, iOS, Microsoft Windows, and Nintendo Switch. It’s a puzzle game that has many good reviews. It’s a great game to escape from class without actually leaving.

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Mobile Video Games You Can Play During Class

RollerCoaster Tycoon 4

The platforms for this one are IOS, Android, PC, Mac, and Kindle. Rollercoaster Tycoon is just all-around fun. It’s less detailed on mobile than its other platforms, but that’s to be expected. Who doesn’t love being the daemon of a realm?

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Mobile Video Games You Can Play During Class

Diablo Immortal (Coming Soon?)

I want to like this game so much. I want to play this (even though it’s mobile-only). Here’s a YouTube video of the PC-gaming community reacting to Blizzard unveiling a mobile-only game to a PC-gaming audience.

In response to its core audience booing over it not being released on the PC, the speaker says “Do you guys not have phones?” That’s definitely one way to start a riot. Blizzcon tickets are expensive. You don’t pay half of a game system’s price, just to be told you’re getting a mobile-only game.

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Mobile Video Games You Can Play During Class

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