Sometimes you want to play a game where you don't really have to do anything. Don't worry, we're not here to judge you, we're exactly the same. We love some action when we're in the right mood, but sometimes we want something a little more chill - something that lets us turn our brains off when we pick it up. Which is why we've written this list of our three favorite idle games for iOS.
These are the games that really got under our skin, be it because of the compulsion loops they generate, or the simple fact that they're a brilliant slice of distracting fun. Obviously, with this being a short list, there's a good chance that you're not going to see some of the games you'd pick on it. That's cool though, we'd still love to hear about them, so let us know what they are in the comments section at the bottom of the article.
And if that wasn't enough, you can smash a click right here to check out all of the other amazing lists we've been creating over the last few months. Each one of them will reveal some new aspect of mobile gaming to you, so it's well worth taking the time to read them all. Well, we would say that, but anyway, on with the list.
This one's a super-fast action RPG that takes most of the action out of your hands. You can hit your special moves when they're charged up, but for the most part your heroic little warrior is pegging it around without any care for what you'd like them to do. Leave the game alone and come back and you'll have a whole bunch of loot to power up with and make yourself stronger for the trials and tribulations ahead.
There's been a lot written about Merge Plane, and having put a good few delirious hours into it, we can safely say that it's worth the column inches. It's all about, as you might be able to guess, merging planes together to create even better planes. Those planes then fly around, earning you coins to buy more planes with as they do. There's nothing to the game, but it's incredibly good at keeping you interested.
This one's a little more sedate than the other games on the list. It's all about running your own craft beer business, and while there's some strategy here, for the most part you're going to let the game run on its own and pop in every now and then to collect your rewards. It's essentially a tycoon game, but it's not going to be too overwhelming even if you've never heard of the genre before.