The best mobile games to keep you entertained on holiday

Whenever you book a holiday, there are always a lot of things to do to prepare for your trip. While packing the right clothing and checking up on the quality of the accommodation is important, you should also think about how you are going to pass the time when you are on the road, in the air or sitting by the pool. Here are just a few of the best mobile games available at the moment to while away the time on holiday.

Unkilled

If you’re a fan of zombie movies, this free game is an excellent one to download, as it lets you mow down the hordes of the undead while you are on the move. Great graphics, intuitive controls and bags of playability make it a diverting holiday choice.

Rush Rally 2

Arcade racing games are ten-a-penny on most app marketplaces, but Rush Rally 2 stands out from the crowd by being a bit more akin to traditional simulators. The driving has a lot more depth than you might expect, and there are a number of game modes to experience, although Rally Cross is by far the most rewarding of them all.

Touchgrind Skate 2

Put the dexterity of your fingertips to the test in this game, which tasks you with controlling a skateboard and performing a whole host of tricks and challenges. Simple to pick up and play but tough to master, this is another title that offers surprising levels of realism and is also free to play, albeit with in-app purchases for those who want to take the game further.

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Blizzard’s CCG (collectible card game) is a hit on mobile platforms as well as on PC, offering players the opportunity to access their card collection on any device they fancy. It is free to download and fairly liberal with giving you access to cards, packs and game modes, without requiring you to pay a penny. To make the most of it, however, you may want to splash out a little, if only on the single player adventures. Competitive multiplayer options and plenty of random elements keep this refreshing and fun, with millions of players across the world getting involved in the Hearthstone scene.

Lara Croft Go

This puzzler of a game is not much like the classic console-based shooters that defined the Tomb Raider franchise. With an isometric view, a unique aesthetic style and some impressively atmospheric levels, it is a worthy addition to the Tomb Raider stable, however. Be prepared to overcome tricky challenges and get lost in ruined temples, as you learn to love Lara all over again.

Cut the Rope: Time Travel

The Cut the Rope series has been going for years, evolving new brain-teasing puzzles with fresh mechanics with each new generation. The time travel themed latest edition is just as fun and satisfying as its predecessors. The simple premise of helping a dinky green monster to consume candy is taken to some impressive heights of ingenuity, with puzzles testing both your logic skills and your understanding of physics within the game.

Game Dev Story

For those who feel like they could run their own games company, this simple, fun and retro-tastic title is an affordable way to dip their toes in the industry. Build your gaming empire and get lost in the world of 16 bit graphics that define the quirky presentation of this business simulator.