The Best Games to Play on iPhone and Android (Winter Guide)

Article, Business, English - September 22, 2021
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Despite the recent release of next generation consoles (the PS5 and XBOX Series X/S) and the current high demand for Grand Theft Auto 6, smartphone games are still as popular as ever. According to Statista, there are just over 2.5 billion (yep, billion) smartphone gamers worldwide, meaning your parents, friends, brothers, and sisters all likely have games installed on their devices.

Now that winter is on the horizon, more people will be spending time indoors to protect themselves from the freezing cold weather and icy conditions. Of course, while inside, people will be using their smartphones to play their favorite games.

Let’s go through some of the best games to play on iPhone and Android this winter.

Online casino games

Online casino games have taken mobile gaming by storm.

Currently, people are enjoying all the different casino games on offer, including poker, roulette, and blackjack. Not only that, there are tons of fresh and newly released casino games, too – such as Lara Croft: Temples and Tombs.

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Also, pro tip: check to see if any bonuses are on offer, such as free spins on the slot machines.


Since Fortnite exploded in popularity back in 2017, it has gone on to become one of – if not the – most popular games of all time. Although most people play Fortnite on console and PC, you can also play it on iPhone and Android.

If you’ve never heard of Fortnite, the concept is pretty simple. It’s a battle royale game where you can play in either solo or squad mode. You drop onto a giant island map and compete against other players (through building and shooting) to see who can be the last person standing.

Fortnite is heavily centered round building, so make sure to use Fortnite’s ‘Creative Mode’ to practice your building skills if you’re a beginner.

Among Us

Among Us is a fun, 2.5D game which sees teammates work together to complete a set of goals until (eventually) an imposter kills everyone onboard. It’s an exciting, heart-racing game, so don’t hesitate to download it for free from the app store.

PUBG: Mobile Resistance

Just like Fortnite, PUBG is a battle royale game – only it’s grittier and more weapons-based.

If you’re someone who prefers more ‘serious’ mobile games, PUBG is definitely for you.

NBA 2K21: Arcade Edition

Are you an NBA or basketball fan? If so, you should check out one of the latest NBA games released in the app store – NBA 2K21: Arcade Edition – if you want some fun.

If you’ve already played this game, don’t worry, as NBA 2K22: Arcade Edition is coming soon.

8 Ball Pool

8 Ball Pool was released a little over 10 years ago, yet it still dominates the gaming charts. From casual gamers to hardcore gaming fanatics, most people have 8 Ball Pool installed on their mobile device – it’s that popular.

Despite not being as popular as it once was, Yu-Gi-Oh fans can rejoice, as Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Links has remained popular in the app store. It’s free to download and has been downloaded millions of times. So, if you’re a fan of this classic trading card game, you should absolutely check out Duel Links this winter.