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Top 10 Mobile Games to Play in 2021

Whether you’ve just finished a game and looking for your next adventure or you’re simply looking for something to pass the time, there are so many mobile games that'll whet your appetite!

Let's explore 10 fantastic must-play mobile games together. A slight caveat before we dive in though. Not all are free to download , you’ll have to fork out a small amount for some if you decide to give them a go.

1. Mobile Legends: Bang Bang

The Mobile Legends games are truly something else. Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, the MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena), is arguably the best mobile game in the genre. It’s free to download, too, and available on both Android and iOS. Want to be a Mobile Legends pro? Find out what you need here!

(If you’re an M1 customer you can get unlimited data access and 80 diamonds a month with the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Data Pack for just $5 a month!)

2. Among Us

If you’ve yet to hear about Among Us, it’s about time you do! This amazingly cute little game continues to grow in player numbers and remains highly popular across several platforms. It’s free to download and is available for both Android and iOS.

3. Pokemon Go

Another incredibly popular mobile game, Pokemon Go remains a fan favourite to this day. With the constant addition of new Pokemon, the game stays fresh and fun for its mega audience. This too is available free for both Android and iOS.

4. Bloons TD 6

Although the main gameplay is relatively simple - stop your enemy’s balloons from reaching the exit - this tower defense video game requires quite a bit of strategic thinking on the player’s part. Progress through the rounds and stack up on Monkey Money to unlock new powers, heroes, and more. Like previous instalments, this is also available on Android and iOS.

5. Brawl Stars

What happens when one of the most successful mobile developers releases a game? You’ll get games like Brawl Stars. Charge up your super ability, collect gems, and defend your safe. Score goals in what is virtually one of the most intense games of football you’ll ever witness. Battle it out in exotic locations in multiplayer mode, or fight for survival in a solo showdown. It’s free to play and download on both the Google Play Store and App Store.

6. Fantasian

Produced, written and scored by Hironobu Sakaguchi and Nobuo Uematsu who are known for their work on the Final Fantasy series, you just know this is going to be a fantastic game. Published by Mistwalker Corp. in 2021, this stunning role-playing game which has had a lot of attention to detail go into it is only available on iOS, and you'll need to sign up for Apple Arcade ($4.99 USD/mth).

7. The Wanderer

You’re one of Earth’s last-remaining survivors following a nuclear fallout and you have one job: survive. A really interesting role-playing game which allows lots of character customisation, it features many towns and locations to travel to and explore. You can even take a pet with you on your adventures to help you battle enemies along the way. It’s completely free to play and downloadable on both the Google Play Store and App Store.

8. The Oregon Trail

Make your way in a wagon train from Missouri to Oregon and, on the long trek, make sure you manage your travelling party’s health as well as all their gear to ensure you get there in one piece. It’s available on iOS with an Apple Arcade subscription ($4.99 USD/mth).

9. Call of Duty: Mobile

Designed by Infinity Ward and produced by Activision, Call of Duty was first released in 2003. With multiple instalments such as Call of Duty: Black Ops, fans of this action-packed game will never run out of options. The latest addition to its mobile titles is Call of Duty: Mobile. Released on 1 October 2019, it surpassed 300 million downloads in a year! Immerse yourself in a simulated a warzone, save fallen comrades, and win battles on the go. It’s available on iOS and Android.

10. Alto’s Adventure/Odyssey

Both Alto’s Adventure and Alto's Odyssey need to be played. Beautiful music scores, lovely landscapes, and smooth-flowing gameplay as you explore the in-game world on a snowboard (Alto’s Adventure) or sandboard (Alto’s Odyssey). The entire soothing experience is out of this world. Both games are available through the Play Store and App Store.

If you’ve been searching for a mobile game that helps you relax, these are both great options and are free on Android and iOS devices.