Need a Break from the PC? Here Are 8 Mobile Games to Play

Looking to take a break from the PC for a little while, but you just can’t give up the games? Fortunately, mobile gaming has you covered. Especially the Apple app store. iPod Touch and iPhone owners have a wide variety of games to choose from that fits any gaming style. These are my top mobile games of the moment.
We Rule Quests

It’s resource management with a bit of a twist (and no Facebook spam). You build your kingdom, plant your crops and order from your friends kingdoms. Each order you make gives you back money and experience once it’s delivered. Every so often, you take a “quest” where you order from certain buildings and once all the items are delivered, you receive a free building or decoration for your kingdom – like a King or a Queen.

Developer NGMoco is constantly updating the game. At least once a week new buildings and new content is added. The game is completely free, but in app purchases of “mojo” are available to give players a building boost.

Civilization Revolution

Civilization Revolution has every feature that we’re used to and somehow fits on the iPhone. Choose your leader from a variety of historical greats and get to work. You can build up your civilization and choose how you’ll come out on top. Either you dominate the enemy through warfare, stay on the moral highground and be the cultured great one or you can gloat with your money that moves the world economy.

At $6.99, the price tag is a little high but the game does go on sale from time to time in the app store. However, the game doesn’t require wifi to play which makes it a good option for iPod Touch users that aren’t near a hotspot.


N.O.V.A is a first person shooter for the iPhone. This game is also available for Android as well. The look of N.O.V.A is similar to “Halo”, and the gameplay is nicely tailored to a touch screen. You begin with a tutorial that you should not skip. Getting used to a game like this on the iPhone is not easy. Once the controls are figured out, you can go what you have been waiting for – go blow everything up!

The game does come with a $4.99 price tag, but Gameloft tends to push updates out fairly often.

Pocket Legends

Pocket Legends is the MMORPG for the iPhone, iPod Touch and the iPad. Similar to other fantasy MMOs, Pocket Legends has hack and slash quests and dungeon crawls with some phat loot at the end of each. Players can choose from 3 different classes and later customize things with loot obtained from quests.

Pocket Legends is a must have for any MMO fan. The game is free to download and play, but it does offer in app purchases.

Honorable Mentions:

Trade Nations – it’s a newer resource management title, but you really should try it out!

Command and Conquer: Red Alert – Great for the iPod Touch, but iPhone users are having problems with it.

Oregon Trail – The original game for the iPhone

Flood It 2 – Just a fun puzzle game that’s a great time killer