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Distract Yourself With These Great Mobile Games on Sale Right Now

Posted by Campbell Bird on October 22nd, 2020

There’s a lot going on right now, and I don’t really feel like trying to write some kind of pithy intro for it. All I’ll say is lots of people have been coming together and helping each other in small ways, and I’m choosing to focus on that as I try to stay safe myself.

One of the ways folks are trying to help are by making their games more affordable, or even free, during this time. Check out my top picks below of some great mobile titles that have gone on sale recently:

Games marked with an asterisk(*) denote that the entire developer/publisher’s catalog is discounted, despite the fact that all of their games may not be listed here.

Deck 'Em! review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on September 4th, 2020
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: FEATHERWEIGHT
Deck ‘Em!’s business model is the most exciting thing about it.
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Democratic Socialism Simulator review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on May 8th, 2020
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SWIPE FOR SOLIDARITY
Democratic Socialism Simulator imagines a world where the US government actually works for the people.
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Lone Road review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Campbell Bird on January 9th, 2020
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: FREEING ADVENTURE
Lone Road is an intriguing and atmospheric adventure game that is worth the asking price.
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Mind Cards review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Campbell Bird on July 30th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: FREE YOUR MIND
Mind Cards is a really solid (and completely free!) solo card game.
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Nishan Shaman review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on July 20th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: PLEASE DON’T STOP THE MUSIC
This rhythm game is beautiful, but is also way too short.
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HQ - Live Trivia Game Show review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on October 27th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: COME ON DOWN
This trivia game is like a real life game show, right on your phone.
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Underhand review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on October 17th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: GOD HAND
Underhand is a unique take on the Reigns formula and it's 100% free.
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Stranger Things: The Game review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on October 6th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: STRANGE AND AWESOME THING
The Stranger Things tie-in game ditches ads and monetization in favor of making a more traditional (and delightful) retro game.
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Mini DAYZ - Survival Game review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on July 10th, 2017
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: DIMINISHED DAYZ
This mini version of DayZ is a little too small and rough to feel satisfying.
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Swing King and the Temple of Bling review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on June 29th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: MIDDLING SWINGING
This arcade game has some clever ideas, but doesn't feel particularly special.
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Father and Son review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on April 28th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: ARTSY ADVENTURE
It has weird origins, sure, but Father and Son is a pretty good adventure game nonetheless.
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Sara is Missing review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on January 3rd, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SIM-ULACRUM
This mobile game mimics a phone interface to create a really creepy experience that involves some simple puzzle-solving.
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Gear.Club review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on October 31st, 2016
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: SPEED BUMPS
This racing game takes a few pages out Forza's book, but feels needlessly bulky and inelegant at times.
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PinOut! review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on October 28th, 2016
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: PECULIAR PINBALL
Pinball can be a really neat thing, especially when it looks and feels great. Unfotunately, this game only nails its look.
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