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Out of the house? Commuting? Or maybe you are just tired of your console(s) or PC. Here are five of our favorite games for your phone or tablet to keep you occupied.

With smartphones becoming more powerful it’s no surprise that more and more people are using them for gaming. Gaming has become such a big part of our society in the last 10 years you usually can’t go anywhere without finding someone gaming, people are gaming in the bathroom, on the train to work, on the bus to school, and on long car rides with their family. Here are our top five mobile games.

HearthStone

HearthStone

Developer: Blizzard Entertainment (Known for the World of Warcraft)
Platform: iOS, Android, PC, MAC
Type: Card battle game
Price: Free, with in-app purchases

I’m sure many of you have at least heard the name HearthStone If you haven’t, you must be living under a rock. In HearthStone before you start playing you are given a choice between 9 heroes to play as although if you find you don’t like the hero you can switch to another at any time outside of battles. The Heroes are as follows.

  • Warrior-Garrosh Hellscream. Aggressive and Defensive Play style. Hero Power. Armor Up! adds two armor points.
  • Shaman-Thrall. Well rounded vanguard type, can be played offensively, defensively, or aggressively. Hero Power: Totemic Call which let’s you summon a random totem.
  • Rogue-Valeera Sanguinar. Assassin type deals damage directly to the player instead of having to go through the other player’s minions. Hero Power: Dagger Mastery, allowing you to equip a 1/2 dagger.
  • Paladin-Uther The Lightbringer. Harass your opponents while healing your minions and damaging the enemy with spells. Hero Power: Reinforce which lets you summon a 1/1 silver hand recruit.
  • Hunter-Rexxar. Aggressive play style which uses buffs to take down the enemy minions as well as damage the player directly via his bow. Hero Power: Steady Shot deals two damage to the enemy hero.
  • Druid-Malfurion Stormrage. Defensive and Aggressive hero who can summon shape shifting minions, regens mana, quickly and brings many high damage spells to the board. Hero Power: Shapeshift which is +1 attack this turn and +1 armor.
  • Warlock-Gul’dan. Uses low-cost powerful minions to bombard his enemies. Hero Power: Life Tap which draws a card and takes two damage.
  • Mage-Jaina Proudmore. A Pure DPS Hero! Uses spells to burn, freeze, and hex her enemies, definitely a deadly opponent. Hero Power: Fireblast which deals one damage.
  • Priest-Anduin Wrynn. Uses spells to heal themselves and their minions as well as buff them and use mind control on enemy minions to take down other players with their own cards. Hero Power: Lesser Heal to restore two Health points.

Plague Inc

Plague Inc

Developers: Miniclip, Ndemic Creations
Platform: Android, iOS, Windows Phone
Type:RTS, Simulation
Price: Free with in-app purchases

Have you ever wanted to create a disease and wipe out all human life on earth? If you answered yes then Plague Inc is the game for you. In Plague Inc, you as the player create and indirectly control a disease that has infected patient 0. In the game, you can choose between a variety of modes and pathogens such as Bacteria, Virus, Fungus, Parasite, Prion, Nano-Virus, Bio-Weapon, Neurax Worm, Necroa Virus, Simian Flu, and Shadow Plague.

Each of these diseases has their own strengths and weaknesses, as well as their own playstyles. Some diseases move slowly but are more resilient to vaccines. You must also be careful not make you disease spread too quickly or too slowly because then the humans (Your enemy) will eventually figure out a cure and your game will be over. Thus the importance of evolving your disease, like making it airborne or waterborne.

Fortune Street Smart

Fortune Street Smart
Developer: Square Enix Holdings
Platform: iOS in NA & Europe. Android in Japan.
Type: Electronic board game.
Price: Free, with in-app purchases

The popular board game finally goes mobile! Fortune Street Smart is like a more in depth and advanced reversed monopoly in that instead of trying to get everyone else to lose all their money you are simply trying to have the most. Each map you play has a different strategy to it, you can’t use the same strategy every time and expect to win. You have to change your strategy with each map and each new opponent, you will also have to plan on using the stock market that’s in the game to your advantage and learn how to read it and try to guess what it’s going to do so you can win fast.

Fire Emblem Heroes

Fire Emblem Heroes
Developer: Nintendo
Platform: Android, iOS
Type: RPG, JRPG
Price: Free, with in-app purchases.

Finally, the hit Fire Emblem series made its way to mobile in Fire Emblem Heroes. It is a turn-based strategic JRPG with easy touch and drag attacking. Unlike other Fire Emblem games where colors represented elemental affinities, colors in this game represent weapons, each with their own strengths and weaknesses.

Red weapons are strong against green ones, which are strong against blue ones, which are strong against red ones. Having a well-balanced team that counters the enemy effectively will be the key to victory in the game. The story has eight chapters each with five parts, totaling 40 levels. The game will feature familiar faces from other FE titles as well as new heroes just for this game.

Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf

Warhammer 40,000 Space Wolf
Developer:HeroCraft Ltd
Platform: Android, iOS
Type:Turn-based strategy
Price:Free, with in-app purchases

Do you love the 40K universe, but don’t have time to sit down at home and play it? Well, now you can take it with you anywhere you go! To truly reign victorious against the traitorous Chaos Space Marines you must be methodical in your planning. You must know each of your enemies strengths and weaknesses. collect cards and build your perfect deck in this turn-based strategy game. If the epic campaign doesn’t suit your tastes then square up in online multiplayer or survival mode.

A Few Honorable Mentions.

Plants Vs. Zombies 2

Developer: PopCap Games
Platform: Android, iOS
Type: Strategy
Price: Free with in-app purchases

Mobius Final Fantasy

Developer: Square Enix Ltd.
Platform: Android, iOS, PC
Type: RPG
Price: Free with in-app purchases

Clash Royale

Developer: Supercell
Platform: Android, iOS
Type: Strategy, Card game
Price: Free with in-app purchases

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