best single player mobile games

Looking for a chill single-player mobile game to pass time while you’re on the go?

Then you’ll find some console-quality games in this collection to quench your thirst.

Mobile gaming came a long way in the past few years, especially thanks to developers that released mobile ports of some of the biggest console and PC games.

You’d be surprised at how many amazing single-player games are now available on Android and iOS. Most of them are actually free to play.

For this post, I handpicked a few of the best single-player mobile games. Truth be told I haven’t tried every game on this list. But they seem to have pretty good reviews.

And, hey, the games are free. So go install a couple of games and see for yourself.

1. House Flipper

House Flipper

  • Available On: Android, iOS

House Flipper is the kind of game you should play when you’re stressed out or need a break after a long day of work.

There’s something very satisfying and soothing about painting walls and cleaning up trash. And then of course selling houses and making money.

I enjoyed playing this game on PC and the mobile game is just as good. For some reason, it’s free to play. And it runs offline too.

2. Almora Darkosen RPG

almora darkosen

  • Available On: Android, iOS

This one is for fans of RPGs. Almora Darkosen features a classic retro-style gameplay design with hack and slash mechanics. This game also has over 100 quests for you to enjoy.

You can adventure through swamps, delve into dungeons, collect loot, upgrade gear, and do so many fun things in this game. It has a bit of a grind, like other RPGs but it will be a fun game to play on your phone while you’re taking a short break.

3. Tsuki’s Odyssey

Tsuki's Odyssey

  • Available On: Android, iOS

This is a beautiful adventure game featuring cute graphics and fun gameplay mechanics. The game has an isometric-style design with an art-style similar to games like Stardew Valley.

Since it’s an adventure game, there are lots of things for you to do in this game. Like fishing and decorating your home. Even the ads in the game are optional and not forced like most other free games.

4. Good Pizza, Great Pizza

Good Pizza, Great Pizza

  • Available On: Android, iOS

Both my wife and sister are super addicted to this game and I have no idea why. While I haven’t played the game myself, it comes highly recommended by my wife.

It’s a fun game you can play offline. You just prepare customer orders by making pizza. It’s like a fun mini cooking game.

5. Into The Dead 2

Into The Dead 2

  • Available On: Android, iOS

Into The Dead 2 is a really immersive action game that will make you keep coming back to the game.

It’s an endless-runner type game where you also have a gun and you’re in first-person mode. All you have to do is kill zombies while you’re running away and make it as far as you can.

6. DEAD TRIGGER 2

DEAD TRIGGER 2

  • Available On: Android, iOS

Dead Trigger is another great FPS game that features console-quality graphics. It’s one of the first games that made me feel like playing a PC game on mobile.

This is the sequel to Dead Trigger and it comes with even more enhanced graphics and gameplay.

7. Nonstop Knight

nonstop knight

  • Available On: Android, iOS

This is a really fun game that doesn’t require too much of a time investment. Because your character does the fighting for you even when you’re not playing it.

In this game, your character deals with the mobs when you’re not playing the game. And then you can jump in to deal with the boss battles. It’s a really fun game.

8. SimCity BuildIt

SimCity BuildIt

  • Available On: Android, iOS

I used to be addicted to this game. Building your own city one structure at a time can be a really calming experience.

This game is one of the best city-building games available on mobile. It has online elements too, which makes the game more entertaining.

9. Plants vs Zombies

Plants vs Zombies

  • Available On: Android, iOS

Plants vs Zombies was a sensation back in the day. If you still haven’t played this game, you should give it go.

There’s a sequel to this game but it’s not as fun as the original. Go play this one.

10. Postknight

Postknight

  • Available On: Android, iOS

Postknight is an award-winning mobile game that offers a very chill experience.

It has some RPG elements and a classic platformer feel to make the game enjoyable for players of all ages.

11. Subway Surfer

subway surfers

  • Available On: Android, iOS

You could play Subway Surfer for hundred hours and still not get bored of it.

When it comes to endless-runner games, Subway Surfer is the one game that survived through time. It has fun mechanics and the game runs offline too.

12. Life is Strange

Life is Strange

  • Available On: Android, iOS

Life is Strange is an incredible game developed by Square Enix. This is actually a really good mobile port of the PC and console game.

The first episode of the game is free to play on Android. And you can buy other episodes if you like. It’s still worth playing the game for the first episode.

13. Batman: Telltale Series

Batman - The Telltale Series

  • Available On: Android, iOS

If you’re familiar with the Telltale Series games, then you know Batman is one of the best games in that series.

Similar to Life is Strange, the first episode of this game is also free to play. And you can buy other episodes if you like.

14. The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead

  • Available On: Android, iOS

Another award-winning game from the Telltale Series. The Walking Dead is a really immersive experience that has a great story.

Even if you can only play the first free episode, it’s worth checking out this game.

15. Vampire’s Fall: Origins

Vampire’s Fall Origins

  • Available On: Android, iOS

This one is for the fans of RPGs. Vampire’s Fall is an old-school RPG adventure that you can play for free.

If you’ve enjoyed games like Skyrim and Diablo, this is a must-play game for mobile gamers.

16. Xenowerk

Xenowerk

  • Available On: Android, iOS

Xenowerk is a top-down shooter with a sci-fi vibe. Getting used to the controls in this game will take some work but once you get a hang of it, the game is a fun experience.

17. Cut the Rope

cut the rope

  • Available On: Android, iOS

Cut the Rope is another one of the classics that deserve to be played at least once in your lifetime. It’s a puzzle game with a fun character.

This game is now completely free to play and it has a sequel too. But for me, the original had the best puzzles.

18. RGB Express

rgb express

  • Available On: Android, iOS

RGB Express is another puzzle game that I used to play every day. It has some brilliant puzzles that will make you think hard. Yet it’s not too difficult either. So there’s a balance between fun and intelligent gameplay.

GandalfTheGamer
GandalfTheGamer is the editor and founder of Loot And Grind. He's a huge fan of games with a grind. Right now he's obsessed with Destiny 2 and Warframe. Follow him on Twitter @GandalfTheGamr

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