Apr 15th, 2020 publishUpdated   May 22nd, 2020, 3:31 pm

With so many of us being stuck at home, people are looking for new and exciting ways to keep themselves entertained. At home workouts, social platforms like House Party and streaming sites including Netflix and Amazon Prime are soaring in popularity. This has also lead to the rise in mobile gaming app players as people seek out the best new games to play both by themselves and with friends online.

We’ve compiled some of the top mobile gaming apps and video games on the market to keep you busy for weeks to come. 

Minecraft

One of the most popular video games out there right now is Minecraft. Why? The collaborative and simplistic nature of the game, along with the fantasy element, has made it a big hit with people of all ages. Join eight players online to explore different worlds and construct incredible buildings together. It’s a fantastic game to play alone or with friends, and available for many different platforms, including PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and smartphones. 

Android Slots

Everyone loves a casino game, and with so many new options for android slots, there’s some great opportunities to be entertained by them. In this post from 2019 in a section about andriod slots you can explore some of the best gaming experiences out there, including Guns N’ Roses, Jack Hammer, Spinata Grande, Gonzo’s Quest and more. While most slot machines have the same features, the mobile versions allow for some really fun interactive video features. 

Kahoot!

Available for website and apps, Kahoot! isn’t your average game. Here, you can play, create and share trivia quizzes. There’s a free version as well as subscription versions. This can be a useful learning tool for parents who are home schooling. It’s one of those games that’s been delivering learning to billons for a while now.  

Fortnite: Battle Royale

This Epic Games classic has gone from strength to strength since its release in 2017. A favourite with teens around the world, it places 100 users onto an island to battle it out to the death. This is another game you can play alone or with friends as part of a four-member squad. And it’s not just about the fighting! Land somewhere a quiet and you can have a bit of fun building forts, sailing boats and messing around. No wonder it’s become something of a cultural phenomenon — drawing in 125 million players in less than a year. 

Diablo III

Simple and fun, Diablo III is based in a fantasy land. Run around with your friends, take out hordes of creatures with magic spells, collecting loot and have a great time. Only available for PC/Mac, we hope there will be a mobile app to come. 

GTA Online

Grand Theft Auto is one of those classic games that’s managed to keep up with the gaming times. GTA online allows groups of four friends to execute heist mission scenarios including robbing banks or casinos, replicating a crime film that you can take part in. The multiplayer nature of this version is definitely a step up from previous editions. 

It’s really a game that’s stood the test of time, and great if you want to take on the virtual world while you’re stuck inside!

Friday 13th

Based on the classic horror film of the same name, Friday 13th is a fun way to star in your own slasher movie with your friends. The plot is simple: one player is selected each round to be the killer, with everyone else trying to escape. Available for Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4 and XBox One, this is for those who enjoy the tense jumps and spooks for entertainment. 

Rocket League

One of the fastest, most fun games out there — rocket league is like a football match played with rocket cars. There’s a load of different modes available so you can play with different players. With easier levels getting progressively harder, it’s a great way to build up your skills. This game has won many awards over the years with 10 million in sales and 40 million players during 2018. 

Words with Friends Classic

First released in 2009, Words with Friends is one of the oldest mobile games with active support — and has continued to have a fanbase of players from all over the world. The simplicity (and Scrabble-like nature) of the game is what makes it fun — almost anyone can play. It’s the perfect game for self-isolation. It’s a great way to learn new words and gives you the option to play with both your friends and strangers. 

Mario Kart Tour

Released back in September 2019 for smartphones including iOS and Android, Mario Kart Tour is a new take on a classic N64 game. Race around tracks inspired by real world cities will give you a glimpse of the big outdoors, even when you’re stuck inside. The multiplayer mode, including friend matchmaking is a recent addition — and allows you to play alongside your pals. 

Pokémon Go

When Pokémon Go was first released, it was hailed as being a revolutionary and entertaining way to get more people to walk outside. But due to recent events, developer Niantic is looking to come up with new ways to enjoy the game while you’re stuck at home. This includes more Pokémon spawning in close proximity to you — as well as the “go battle league” where you can play with other players around the world from the comfort of your living room. 

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