Christmas is a time for having fun, so why not grab your smartphone and fire up one of these entertaining games when all of the socializing and festive hard work has become a bit overwhelming?
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Breaking Bad: Criminal Elements
If you loved the TV show, you’ll definitely get a kick out of trying your hand at running a meth lab without any of the risks in this surprisingly immersive management sim.
The aim of the game is to set up and operate a successful meth production operation, just like Walt in Breaking Bad, while juggling your resources to expand your sphere of influence. As this is a licensed title, there are lots of entertaining references to the series to enjoy as well.
Rich Wilde and the Book of Dead
This online slots game is an ideal option for adults who want to spin and win while on the move. It boasts 5 reels, 10 pay lines, and an entertaining Egyptian theme, as well as an adventurous hero and plenty of eye-catching symbols.
There are thousands of other slots games to play on sites like Casumo using your smartphone, so you can always play a different game if this one doesn’t tick all the boxes.
The Banner Saga
Bringing complex role-playing action to mobile devices, The Banner Saga is definitely not aimed at youngsters thanks to its intriguing, complex and often brutal storyline as well as its stark, stylized visuals.
The turn-based combat makes a lot of sense in a mobile context as well, meaning you will not feel rushed to make a decision but can instead take your time and think tactically to achieve victory. And with lots of cold winter evenings ahead, it’s the perfect thing to play while you’re snuggled up safe and warm at home.
There are actually now 4 entries in The Room franchise, each of which is an affordable yet incredibly compelling experience that forces you to deploy a bit of lateral thinking to defeat a variety of puzzles in a spooky setting that is pretty appropriate for this time of year.
Start with the first and then work your way through the rest to test your mettle against some of the most rewardingly designed mobile levels out there.
Another narrative-driven mobile game, this time featuring video footage intermingled with interactivity. It is your job to work out whether the suspect of murder is telling the truth, although you will be in complete control of which parts of her police interviews you watch.
Earning rave reviews upon its original PC release, there is no reason not to play this on mobile as it comes in its complete, unedited form for your enjoyment wherever you choose to play.
Rather than shoving a story down your throat, this taxing yet satisfying puzzler allows you to discover its secrets at your own pace.
Like all the best mobile games, it is drop-dead gorgeous and will offer up a pleasant world to wander around, whether or not you manage to master all of the challenges that it throws in your path. It is also very relaxing, which is great news for players who do not need any more stress added to their Christmas break.
At the other end of the intensity spectrum from The Witness, this is a music game that requires you to control a chrome-plated insect as it whips its way down a path at breakneck speed, all set to music that dictates the obstacles that are thrown in your path.
Like other rhythm games, it requires both fast reflexes and good timing, and thankfully the responsive controls mean that this is the cream of the crop for fans of techno tapping mayhem.