9 Of The Best Mobile Games to Play On A Fun Road Trip

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Road Trips are the best way to spend a few days or weeks with your friends and family. The whole point of a road trip is to enjoy the journey as much as the destination; just being together is the real point! Making a playlist, packing snacks, and deciding which roadside attractions to stop off at will have you entertained for hours. Beautiful scenery, podcasts, and interesting chats will keep you entertained for a few more hours. But what about those times when the land around is bland for miles and miles, and when you’re tired of talking, or you’ve listened to every song on every playlist? You play mobile games, of course! You might feel that there's nothing to suit your tastes in the world of mobile gaming, but that's simply not true. Perhaps you like to play poker online; maybe you prefer to play word games, puzzlers, or shooters? There’s a lot to choose from, so to make it a little easier for you, we’ve selected nine of the most enjoyable mobile games for you to try out on your exciting road trip.

1. Hero Wars

Our first game follows a tried and trusted formula to deliver a guaranteed good time. In Hero Wars, you must build up a gang of heroes and make your way through dark dungeons. If a hero on the team isn't up to snuff, it's your job to get them shipshape. If that doesn't work, you must find other heroes to take their place.

2. Genshin Impact

This open-world RPG is a bright and exciting ride from start to finish. Genshin Impact is styled in the classic Anime technique. You’ll control party members that each have a number of different powers and attributes. Uniting with a long-lost sibling is your goal, and you’ve got a long way to go. Choose from single or multiplayer and lean into this exciting story.

3. Elvenar

Now is your chance if you've ever wanted to be a city planner! The fantasy world of Elvenar will offer you an opportunity like no other- cultivate whole cities and complete the quests you are given along the way. You must complete these quests to move on in your story and invest your time wisely in researching ways to better your cities.

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4. Sunrise Village

Sunrise Village is technically a strategy game, but its cute animation makes it different from most. You’re someone who has escaped the stressful city life to embrace homesteading in the country. You’ll need to grow and gather crops to fulfill customer orders and buy new properties to expand the farm.

5. Monument Valley

Both the original Monument Valley and the sequel are well worth a look. Prepare to be puzzled by a game that has crossed over from a niche into the mainstream. The spatial puzzles, modeled after Escher, and the exquisite style of animation make it a unique and beautiful choice.

6. Call of Duty: Mobile

Many will argue this point, but we believe that COD Mobile is the best version of the game, period. This action-packed shooter is one of the best mobile ones ever developed. Choose between multiplayer for a smooth experience and Battle Royale for an overwhelming shoot-em-up.

7. Jetpack Joyride

This might not be the newest of games, but Jetpack Joyride has survived this long for a reason. Your player character, Bary Steakfried, is tasked with making it as far as he can in this runner. He’s got to bludgeon his way through every obstacle and use all the power-ups he gets.

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8. Among Us

If outer space and intrigue are things that you love, then Among US is definitely for you. There's a stranger on board your spacecraft, but they’ve hidden carefully among the crew. You better figure out who it is before they get you!

9. Clash Royale

Often imitated but never truly duplicated, Clash Royale combines a number of genres with more success than many other games that have tried. There are MOBA elements as well as card game features in this real-time MOBA. You’ll need to build up the best battle deck you can and take on your enemies to win. Are you up to the challenge?

Wrap Up

If you have a few hours to kill while you’re lounging in the back seat during a road trip, these nine mobile games are the best things to kill that time with. Try a few, and you might find your new favorite game!